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Welcome to the Official Home of BARC

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!!

COVID-19 Update

by posted 03/12/2020
2019-2020 Fall/Winter Activities



(September thru March)

525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, MD  21014 –410-638-3528


Websites:  www.belairrec.org



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



Please visit www.belairrec.org to register for programs



31st  ANNUAL BILL BROWN YOUTH CROSS-COUNTRY SERIES - Introductory running series open to all boys and girls ages 13 and under.  The series consists of 3 cross-country meets in Bel Air on Sunday afternoons (3 p.m.) on Oct 6, Oct. 20, and Nov. 3.  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 3 venues:  John Carroll School on Oct. 6, at C. Milton Wright High School on Oct. 20 and at Tollgate Park on Nov. 3.  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 wkblewett@aol.com  

BALLROOM DANCE - Adults. Program offers (3) sessions through the school year at BAES with instructor Ray. Fall Session: Beginner class begins at 7 pm and offers Foxtrot, Swing, and Mambo.  Doors open at 6:30pm for practice time.  An after class time from 8 to 9pm is available for advancing steps in various styles for those interested. (Requirement is having taken a beginner class at BAES).  Classes begin on September 10th. Winter session begins January 7th and offers ChaChaCha, Rhumba and Waltz.  Separate registration for each class at www.belairrec.org  Cost is $32/registrant.  For further info, contact Sherry @ ballroomdance@belairrec.org or call 410-515-0426.

BATON TWIRLING - Ages 3 and up. Applause of Bel Air Baton Twirling Corp.- Learn to twirl a baton and participate in local parades.  Beginner Classes: Wednesdays at BAMS starting Oct 2nd 6:00-7:00 PM .  Intermediate Classes: Wednesdays at BAMS starting Oct. 2nd  6-7:30pm. October through May.  Travel/National Completion Team for experienced twirlers starts Oct. 7th mandatory practices on Mondays at RPE and Wednesdays at BAMS practices 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Baton cost: $20 to be sized at practice. For more info and to Register online visit www.belairrec.org or www.applauseofbelair.com  Email applausebelair@yahoo.com  or baton@belairrec.org

BEL AIR COMMUNITY BAND – Ages 18-80. Meets Mondays at Patterson Mill H.S.  7:00-9:00pm year ‘round beginning Sept. 16th.  Wednesday Sept. 4th and 11th rehearsals will be at CMWHS.  Rehearsals end in December prior to the December 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: communityband@belairrec.org 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. No audition necessary. Meets Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church @ 228 N Main St., Bel Air from 7-9 pm beginning with a meet and greet Tuesday 9/3/19. Concert:  Joy! Sunday 12/8/19 @ 3pm.  Registration fee: $70/adults - $55/students with student ID. Register online: www.belairrec.org  then click on REGISTER NOW   Email: communitychorus@belairrec.org

BEL AIR SKI ou CLUB – Weekday Evening Janury/February ski trips (4) to Roundtop- for 6th-12th graders (all schools).  Bus transportation available from Southampton Middle School.Trip dtes are 1/9/2020,1/24/2020,2/6/2020 and 2/21/2020. Registration is limited to 100 members and is taken on a firts come basis. Club is currently looking for volunteers to chair and chaperone.  Interested volunteers need to send email to belairskiclub@verizon.net or skiclub@belairrec.org  Registration opens October 5th at 8am. Those interested in chaperoning must complete a BARC background check and be badged prior to the trips.  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  through October 1st. Age Groups 5/6 - $70.00 Saturday games and practice. Age groups 7/8 Saturday - $80.00 Saturday games only.   9/10, 11/12 and 13/15- $80.00 one weeknight practice and games Saturday. All players ages 8-15 are required to attend evaluation session in October. All players trying out for travel must register in their perspective rec age group prior to trying out. If you make a travel team, fee will be used towards travel expenses. If do not make a travel team, you will be placed on a rec team. Questions e-mail belairboysbasketball@yahoo.com or boysbasketball@belairrec.org


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.

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 dancers beginning

Sept. 18th.  Cost for the 10-week program is $40.  Register online or visit our first class to give it a try. Contact silvereaglecloggers@gmail.com or clogging@belairrec.org for more info.

DISCOVERY BASKETBALL (SPECIAL NEEDS LEAGUE) – Ages 6 and up. Co-ed program for developmentally delayed or challenged athletes. “We just wanna have fun!”  Meets Mondays at BAES beginning Sept. 16th (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. 18th.  Register online at www.belairrec.org beginning Sept. 1st.  Cost $25.  For further info, call Kathy Fendick at 410-734-4238 or email discoverybasketball@belairrec.org  

DISCOVERY SOCCER (SPECIAL NEEDS LEAGUE)– Ages 5 and up.  Program for individuals with disabilities.  Meets Sundays at MAC beginning Sept. 8nd thru Nov. 3rd.  11:30am to 1pm.  Registration online.  Email us at discoverysoccer@belairrec.org for more information

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 belairgirlsbasketball@gmail.com or girlsbasketball@belairrec.org

HARFORD MEN’S FALL BASEBALL LEAGUE - Registration for the 2020 Spring & Summer Season will open January 1, 2020.  Registrations online only at www.mensbaseball.org/registration. Cost will be $125.00 per player prior to February 28th.  A $10 late fee added starting March 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.  O30+ & O40+ Games played on Sundsys in and around the Bel Air area, with the O50+ games played during the week. For more info, please email info@mensbaseball.org or MensBaseball@belairrec.org

VOLLEYBALL-ADULT COED (PROGRAM IS FULL) - 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 adultvolleyball@belairrec.org 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. 20th and runs until May. All skill levels welcome.  Cost is $30. Register online www.belairrec.org starting Sept. 1st.  For further information email womensbasketball@belairrec.org

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 $105 and requires a $100 refundable uniform deposit. Register online at www.belairjuniorwrestling.com beginning Aug. 31st.  For further info please email bajw2.wrestling@gmail.com or wrestling@belairrec.org   Visit the website at www.belairjuniorwrestling.com

YOGA- Beginners - Intermediate levels. Winter/Spring Classes: Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. beginning in January. Registration online @ www.belairrec.org (16 weeks for $85). 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 only.  All info regarding online registration will be coming home in a flyer from BAMS.  For additional info email BAYC678@gmail.com or fridaynightlive@belairrec.org

Bel Air Skate Park

The Bel Air Skate Park is open year round (weather permitting). Skate At Your Own Risk.  Fall Hours: Sept. 3– Nov. 1 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

54th Annual Bel Air Festival of the Arts

September 15, 2019 - 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 live entertainment throughout the day. Free parking and shuttle bus service from the MVA.  Free admission  www.belairfestival.com

by posted 09/17/2019