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Welcome to the official website of the Bel Air Recreation Committee.   Check back here often for Program updates, meetins, registration updates, and much much more.   This site is updated frequently, so check back often!!

2018-2019 Fall/Winter Activities




(September thru March)

 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, MD  21014 –410-638-3528     e-mail:        Websites:  www.belairrec.org;   www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec 


BAES – Bel Air Elementary School

BAMS – Bel Air Middle School

BAHS – Bel Air High School

MAC   McFaul Activities Center

HES – Homestead Elementary School

WES –Wakefield Elementary School

SMS – Southampton Middle School

RPES – Red Pump Elementary School


ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY - visit www.belairrec.org to register for programs

 29th ANNUAL BILL BROWN YOUTH CROSS-COUNTRY SERIES - Introductory running series open to all boys and girls ages 13 and under.  The series consists of three cross-country meets in Bel Air on Sunday afternoons (3 p.m.) on Sept. 30, Oct. 14th, and Oct. 28th.  Races are conducted in five age groups at distances of a half-mile (ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-11), one-mile (ages 12-13), and quarter-mile (ages 5 and under).  There are three venues:  John Carroll School on Sept. 30, at C. Milton Wright High School on Oct. 14 and at Tollgate Park on Oct. 28.  A brief instructional clinic will be held at each meet.  Pre-register for the series ($12) on line at www.belairrec.org (click on red Register button).  For single-race entry ($5) use the entry form on the flier at www.runharford.com to mail in or enter on race day.  For information, email   


Ballroom Dance

Program meets Tuesday evenings at Bel Air Elementary School.  The Winter program begins on January 8, 2019. The beginner class begins at 7 pm and offers Chachacha, Rhumba, and Waltz.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for practice time.  After class time is available for advancing steps in various styles from 8-9 pm and is available for those who have completed the beginner class at Bel Air Elementary School.  Cost is $32/registrant.  For further info, contact Sherry @ or call 410-515-0426.

BATON TWIRLING - Ages 3 and up. Applause of Bel Air Baton Corps. Learn to twirl a baton and participate in the Bel Air Christmas parade! Beginner classes: Wednesdays at BAMS starting Oct 3rd 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM . Intermediate class/in house competition team: Wednesdays at BAMS starting Oct 3rd 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.  Register online.  Travel/National completion team for experienced twirlers, starts Sept 17th with mandatory practices on Mondays at RPE and Wednesdays at BAMS practices 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Batons are $20. Visit www.applauseofbelair.com for more information.  Email  or  

BEL AIR COMMUNITY BAND – Ages 18-80. Meets Mondays at Patterson Mill H.S.  7:00-9:00pm year ‘round beginning Sept. 17th.  Wednesday Sept. 5th and 12th rehearsals will be at CMWHS.  Rehearsals end in December prior to the Dec. 10th concert.  They will resume in mid January.  Note: High School seniors must be recommended by their music director, to fill a vacancy in the band. All auditions for prospective band members will be conducted by the community band director. Further information at www.belaircommunityband.org or Email: or call Bob Veidt at 410-838-4418

BEL AIR COMMUNITY CHORUSwww.belaircommunitychorus.org New singers welcome - ages 16 and up.  All voices are needed. If you love to sing, come join us. No audition necessary. Meets Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church @ 228 N Main St., Bel Air from 7-9 pm beginning Sept.4, 2018. Registration fee: $70/adults - $55/students with student ID. Register online: www.belairrec.org  then click on REGISTER NOW Email:

 BEL AIR SKI CLUB – Weekday Evening ski trips (4) to Roundtop- for 6th-12th graders (all schools).  Bus transportation available from Southampton Middle School. Club is currently looking for volunteers to chair and chaperone.  Interested volunteers need to send email to or   Registration TBD if there are enough volunteers.  More information to be sent by email. 

BOYS BASKETBALL -Ages 5-15. Season runs November till March. Register online only at belairboysbasketball.assn.la Registration runs Aug. 1 - October 1st. Age Groups 5/6 and 7- $70.00 Saturday game and practice. Age groups 8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/15- $80.00 one weeknight practice and game Saturday. All players ages 8-15 are required to attend evaluation session in October so teams drafted first week of November. All players trying out for travel must register, if make travel team fee will be used towards travel expenses, if do not make travel team you will be placed on a rec team. Questions e-mail or  

CLOGGING – Ages 8 and up. Learn a folk dance set to all types of music – country, pop, rock, and bluegrass. A great way to exercise with the whole family or a group of friends. Program meets at BAES on Wednesdays 7pm-8pm for beginners & 8pm-9pm for intermediate beginning Sept. 26th.  Cost for the 10-week program is $30.  Register online or visit our first class to give it a try. Contact or for more info.

DINAMIC WORKOUTS - Ages 18+Tuesday and Thursday evenings at BAMS. Combination of toning and aerobics with weights, bands, balls, kickboxing, bootcamp and gliding for all levels (hand weights required) Class begins September 18th, 6:30-7:30PM.  Cost is $50.00 for 12 week session. Register online starting September 1st  at www.belairrec.org .  For further information call 410-937-4844.  Email  

DISCOVERY BASKETBALL – Ages 6 and up. Co-ed program for developmentally delayed or challenged athletes. “We just wanna have fun!”  Meets Mondays at BAES beginning Sept. 17th (6:00-6:45pm ages 6-12; 6:45-7:30pm ages 13 and up with Coach Mark; 7:30-8:15 ages 13 and up with Coach Aubrey) and Wednesdays at MAC (6:30-8:00pm ages 13 and up) beginning Sept. 19th.  Register online at www.belairrec.org beginning Sept. 1st.  Cost $25.  For further info, call Kathy Fendick at 410-734-4238 or email   

DISCOVERY SOCCER – Ages 5 and up.  Program for individuals with disabilities.  Meets Sundays at MAC beginning Sept. 9nd thru Nov. 4th.  11:30am to 1pm.  Registration online.  Email us at for more information 

FRUIT SALE - The Bel Air Lion’s Club will hold their annual fruit sale the beginning of December @ Bel Air Elementary School. For further information please call 410-879-2914. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ages 5–16. Season runs early November through end of February. Online Registration will take place from Sept. 1st  through Sept. 30th.   For more information and to register: http://belairgirlsbasketball.assn.la.  Registration fee is $95. Discounts for siblings in same family are available. A $15.00 late fee will be applied on all registrations received after Sept. 30th. One weeknight practice for all age groups, Monday through Thursday. Games will be held on Friday or Saturday. TRAVEL TRYOUTS WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER. Questions regarding the program can be e-mailed to or  

HARFORD MEN’S FALL BASEBALL LEAGUE - Registration for the 2018 Fall Season will open July 1st, 2018.  Registrations online only at www.mensbaseball.org/registration. Fall Ball cost: $90 per player prior to August 1st. A $10 late fee added starting August 1st. Players wishing to play in the 30+ age group must turn 30 prior to the end of the calendar year. Players wishing to play in the 40+ age group must turn 40 prior to the end of the calendar year.  Games played on Sunday mornings in and around the Bel Air area. For more info, please email or


KARATE (Chinese Kung Fu) - Ages 10 thru adult.  Meets September thru May, Tuesday & Thursday at WES; classes are held from are 6:30-8:00pm.

Cost:  Fall Semester $140 (3 months-Sep 25-Dec 20); Spring Semester $240 (5 months-Jan 8-May 23) Builds minds: confidence, discipline and respect.  Builds Body: endurance, mechanics and conditioning.  Register online @ www.belairrec.org  For further information call (443) 866-2210.

VOLLEYBALL-ADULT COED - For ages 18+, playing intermediate levels & up, random weekly teams, competitive. Previous playing experience required with strong basic skills-7pm – 10pm at MAC.  For detailed description of program visit www.belairrec.org under Adult Programs.  Email for additional inquiries. 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Ages 25 and up. Sundays 3-5 pm at MAC. (Times subject to change, email to verify) Pickup format for fun and exercise beginning Oct. 21st and runs until May. All skill levels welcome.  Cost is $30. Register online www.belairrec.org starting Sept. 1st.  For further information email  

WRESTLING – Ages 5-14 (Age-Weight) formats with emphasis on technique, balance, strength, endurance and fun. Clinic (Ages 5-7) Elem. level (Ages 8-10) and Middle School level (Ages 11-14). Practices will be  2-3 times per week with events on weekends. For experienced wrestlers, a tournament team participates in elite tournaments throughout MD, NJ, PA, and DE. First-time wrestlers are welcome and encouraged by starting together in a fundamental-based practice and will wrestle in local Novice (beginners) tournaments with other new wrestlers, guaranteeing maximum mat time. Cost is $95 and requires a $100 refundable uniform deposit. Register online at www.belairjuniorwrestling.com beginning Aug. 31st.  For further info please email  or    Visit the website at www.belairjuniorwrestling.com

YOGA- Beginners - Intermediate levels. Fall Classes: Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. beginning in September.  Registration online @ www.belairrec.org (12 weeks for $65).  For more information contact Sharri at 443-462-0964 Email: or

YOUTH CENTER~ Friday Night Live! -  Social event program open to 6th, 7th, & 8th graders living in the BAMS boundary area.  Events held at BAMS on select Fridays 6:45-9:00pm; October-April.  Join the fun! Online registration.  All info regarding online registration will be coming home in a flyer from BAMS.  For additional info email or

ZUMBA- Ditch the workout, join the party!   Mondays: 7:00-8:00 PM and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM at Bel Air Middle School.   Class starts Wed, January 2nd and ends February 13th (No Class on Jan. 21st).   Cost is $60 per person, and registration closes January 2nd.   Ages 18 and over except with a guardian.   All levels of instruction taught.   Online registrations only at www.belairrec.org/registration.   For more info, please contact Debbie at .

Reminder: Harford County Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending the activities announced in this flyer/material.

The sale or use of tobacco in any form is prohibited in school buildings and on school grounds, as well as on Harford County Park sites.

Failure to comply with this request will subject individual/group to revocation of their permission to use the facility. 


Bel Air Skate Park

The Bel Air Skate Park is open year round (weather permitting). Skate At Your Own Risk.  Fall Hours: Sept. 4– Nov. 2nd 10am-7pm weekdays/10am-5:30pm weekends. The Park is located behind the McFaul Activities Center building on Mac Phail Road.  Only Skateboards, Scooters, In-line Skates and Skates are allowed.    For info:  410-638-3528

53rd Annual Bel Air Festival of the Arts

September 16, 2018 - 9:00am-5:00pm – Rain or Shine!  Shamrock Park, Behind Bel Air Town Hall. Over 300 craft booths, artists, photographers and youth exhibitors. Music, food and entertainment throughout the day. Free parking and shuttle bus service from the MVA.  Free admission  www.belairfestival.com




by posted 09/03/2018
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