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Howard County Beer Week--Lift your glasses
...in welcome to the first annual Howard County Beer Week and the celebration of craft beer!  With an estimated 300 craft beer taps in the area, we thought, "Why not throw a week long party?!" Howard County Beer Week is brought to you by the fine establishments that provide you with the great craft beer that you love.  Each day will highlight a Featured Event from two of our local sponsors. As always, please enjoy responsibly.

Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show (Howard County Fairgrounds)
Find Experts, Inspiration & More - 
At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel. 
We want to set your imagination free, inspired by expert advice from our home improvement professionals, national celebrities and local specialists. After attending our seminars and demos, we know you'll be motivated to start planning with confidence. Most importantly, we want you to be excited, not only for the possibilities that come with your home improvement project, but for the final outcome. When it's all said and done and you're ready to celebrate your new addition, we'll do a little celebrating ourselves, knowing we had some part in it. 
The Home Show! It's Everything For In And Around Your Home...And So Much More!

Annapolis Beer Week (Annapolis) 
Join us for a fun week of diverse beer related events and support area charities, local business and our community.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival (Gaithersburg) 
For more than 39 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Attracting 175,000 visitors annually, Sugarloaf shows are consistently rated by leading industry publications as one of the top craft experiences in the country.

Closing this weekend! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage.

2 Hour Snowshoeing Tours at Swallow Falls State Park. Saturday and Sunday 10:am and 1:00 PM start times. Explore the back-country with a professional outdoor guide. Great fun for families and all ages. Enjoy hot coco on the trail. Learn about the plants and animals in winter including a visit to the bear den area. See the highest waterfalls in Maryland and the old growth forest.

Opening this Weekend:

The Memo (Baltimore) 
Company President Mr. Gross receives a memorandum but can’t read it because it’s written in Ptedype, the newly invented language to which all correspondence must adhere. If he can’t figure out what it says, he’ll lose his job and certainly his mind.

This exhibition explores this history of the banjo in Maryland. Since the mid-1700s, the banjo has been a staple in Maryland tradition. A banjo concert will take place on May 18 with local musicians displaying their talent and knowledge of traditional American music.

It’s a party every day at Six Flags America as we kick off the 2014 season on Saturday, April 5! Beat back the winter blues and come out to celebrate with the opening of the new Mardi Gras section and French Quarter Flyers, a high-flying ride with speeds up to 40 miles-per-hour.

District Flea (DC) 
District Flea is an outdoor market in the U Street area featuring a tightly-curated collection of antiques, vintage clothing, handmade furniture and jewelry, and delicious fresh food. A collaboration between local vendors and the folks that started Brooklyn Flea, District Flea hosts 100+ collectors, makers, and chefs from in and around DC, Baltimore, Philly, and New York. Beginning April 5, 2014, we will be open every Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm, at 945 Florida Ave., NW (W and Florida).

Apr 4th:

Apr 5th:

Bell and History Day (Frederick) 
2014 opening of many Frederick County museums with tours, hands-on activities and living history interpretations. Enjoy period demonstrations, living history vignettes, hands-on crafts, refreshments, tours, music, and various bell-themed activities. This is a self-guided event. Visit many locations, or just a few, in any order.

Last year more than 3,000 people attended this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The Annapolis Book Festival brings nationally renowned authors to The Key School in Annapolis, Maryland, to discuss their books and the craft of writing. The Festival also features Annapolis Town Crier Squire Frederick, children's activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.

Tour one of the most haunted lighthouses in the U.S. Beautiful views from the lantern room. Talk with a former resident; docents available to answer your questions. Entrance to lighthouse is free - State Park charges entrance fee to get into park. The PLLPS will provide volunteers for events that allow the public to access the lighthouse buildings and will collect donations from visitors. (Public access to the lighthouse complex is restricted by a locked fence, except during specific dates.)

The Brigance Brigade will host its first annual 5.7K family fun run event in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. Proceeds from the 5.7K event will go towards furthering the mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation whose goal it is to equip, encourage & empower people living with ALS.

Inaugural 7K Run to Remember (Ellicott City) 
The charity run will benefit the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and kicks-off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The 7k run starts and finishes at the boat dock adjacent to the park’s Centennial Lake, and is organized by Bullseye Running. Registration will close on Wed., April 2.

Brendan James (Baltimore) 
James' music has been featured on various shows including American Idol and has topped the I-Tunes music singer-songwriting charts. This concert features beer tasting sponsored by RavenBeer. Located in the lower level of the historic Beth Am Synagogue in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood, Eutaw Place brings great musicians to Baltimore at an affordable ticket price in a comfortable {seated} atmosphere.

The performance will feature timeless orchestral music: Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Borodin’s In The Steppes of Central Asia and Faure’s Masques et Bergamasques. The concert is free, but good-will donations will be accepted for NIH charities. 

Are you “American Cool”? Come to the Portrait Gallery and check out some “cool” music, art projects, and docent-led tours of the American Cool exhibition

This day-long festival features music, family-friendly nautical activities and food. Fireworks begin at 8:30 pm.

Apr 6th:

Back by Popular Demand, The Jazz in the Mills Concert Series 2014 presents Lavenia Nesmith, Celebrating her Debut CD Release. Janet Gilbert, entertainment writer for the Baltimore Sun raves about Lavenia: “Her voice, rich and resonant can be powerful and poignant, sultry or sweet.” 

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore presents the 3rd Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, April 6, 2014 beginning at 9 am.

Chasin' For Children (Baltimore) 
See kids compete on adorable ponies in five exhibition races held on track between Pimlico's Thoroughbred races. The events for our future jockeys include Shetland, small, medium and large ponies, as well as lead line races. 410-329-3749

Bach In Baltimore presents J.S. Bach's dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion, with full Baroque orchestra and choir, and five world-class professional soloists. The St. John Passion tells the story of Jesus' Passion according to St. John, but anyone can appreciate the beautiful music.

Tine Thing Helseth has quickly proclaimed her place in the international music world: "Helseth can do the ultimate in good trumpet-playing: smith a tune with seeming effortlessness,” praised Gramophone. Don't miss Helseth's Baltimore premiere with pianist Bretton Brown!

FREE Enjoy jugglers and jesters, music and theater performances, crafts and swordplay, birthday cake, and a tour of the Folger's reading rooms.

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