Weekend on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

AFI Silverdocs Film Festival (Silver Spring)

The film festival circuit is a busy one, but AFI's Silverdocs festival has established itself as the leader of the pack. AFI DOCS is a 5-day international documentary film festival that takes place at landmark venues in Washington, DC and the world-class AFI Silver Theatre, the independent film hub of the metropolitan region. With the presence of artists, audience members and political leaders, AFI DOCS shines a bright light on documentary film and harnesses the power of this important art form and its potential to inspire change.
The festival is the only one of its kind to connect audiences and documentary filmmakers to policy leaders in the seat of our nation's government.

Come see the Giant Fry Pan! Arts & Crafts, Carnival, Agricultural & Business Expo, Children's activities & Entertainment, Educational Poultry Displays, Classic Car Show, Lots of food, Musical Entertainment, Baby Chicks, Chicken Capers (Fun & Games) and much more! VENDORS NEEDED, call for more

Tall Ship Invasion (Solomons)
Step aboard four tall ships to learn about 19th century seafaring. Free tours are available on Saturday, June 21, 9 to 11 a.m. Get your sea legs and sign on for public sails offered Thursday through Sunday.

An annual celebration of the arts that builds community through shared participation and celebration.

Orioles vs. Rangers (Baltimore)
Baltimore Orioles vs. The Texas Rangers.

Hydroplanes & skiffs at speeds over 100mph. Two days of family sun.

As the largest cultural festival on the East Coast, Baltimore has welcomed over 350,000 attendees annually. Our attendees experience Wellness, Beauty, and Technology while enjoying the sultry sounds of national recording artist and emerging talent. Featuring Brandy, Mint Condition and more.

War of 1812 event commemorating Maryland's largest naval engagement.

June 20th 

Bring a blanket and join us for a free family fun evening under the stars! 

More than 100 original plein-air (open air) paintings of Frederick County by 30 international, juried artists will be exhibited, judged and sold to the public.

Tales and Tails! (Owings Mills)
Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an animal meet & greet! We have this award-winning program every Friday. Get an up-close and hands-on experience with Irvine's animals. All ages. No need to register--just show up! Get here early to get the best seats, since this program often has quite a crowd. Named Best Story Time in Maryland! FREE!

Join us on the eve of the longest day and shortest night of the year as we review timekeeping and the nature of the regular cycles of darkness and light in Benjamin Banneker’s day and in our lives today. Stephen Bilanow, navigation specialist and amateur astronomer, will give an illustrated talk about the equation of time, sunrise and sunset calculations in Benjamin’s almanacs and timekeeping in our modern era. We will also review how people’s experience of nighttime and the night sky has changed since Banneker’s lifetime. Following the talk, visitors will have an opportunity to mingle with friends and other museum guests while enjoying cool and refreshing summer drinks. Guests are welcome to stay after sunset and, weather permitting, enjoy the night sky with views of the Moon, Mars and Saturn through a telescope. A donation is suggested. Seating is limited, reservations are required.

June 21st:

The best crab feast ever with brews, music and more.

Full fledged rodeo, bull riding, and barrel racing. Bleacher seating so bring a blanket to sit in comfort. Fun for the entire family!

Country Fairs (Westminster)
Country Fairs sprang up all around the county in the 1800s. Competitions such as, “who has the biggest vegetable, who made the nicest dessert, or catch the greased pig and get to take it home!” were standard events. Join us and have your child enjoy the fun of a country fair!

The Fashion Awards of MD is about inspiring others, and being inspired. We are looking to highlight not only the industry’s best, but also the emerging talent who are the future of fashion.

$10 wine tasting for 12 tickets including glass. Wineries include Detour Vineyard & Winery, Far Eastern Shore, Galloping Goose Vineyards and Serpent Ridge Vineyard. Festival includes unique arts and artisans, jazz music, amazing food vendors and children's activities.

Celebrate the first day of summer in beautiful Mt Airy Maryland surrounded by our beautiful horses. HorseNet Horse Rescue is 100% VOLUNTEER run and certified 501(c)3 non-profit. This festival is to promote awareness and raise money for the care of our horses. FREE Admission!

Follow in the footsteps of the many famous authors, poets, and editors who sojourned in Baltimore’s cultural hub. Registration is required for this free tour. Register at www.2014MtVernonLitWalktour.eventbrite.com.

This all volunteer group is composed of LDS instrumentalists in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. The members of the orchestra give freely of their time and talents for our enjoyment.

Based on the classic folktale by Hans Christian Anderson, this story challenges the imagination and questions our perception of leadership and truth, through the eyes of a child. The comedy escalates through outrageous performances, audience participation, original music, and lively dancing.

The Howard County Genealogical Society will be hosting a free help desk on the third Saturday of every month at our Archive and Research Library located on the second floor of the Miller Branch Library. This help desk is open to genealogical research in all areas of the United States, Europe and other countries. Anyone interested in genealogical research is invited to stop by and have experienced genealogists help you to “break down the brick wall” or get started on your family history.

June 22nd:

The Transversse Myelitis Association is trying to raise awareness and funds for research into better treatments for children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis and other rare, neuro-immune diseases. These diseases cause life changing conditions from paralysis to blindness.

Presented by the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Enjoy this free event with family and friends as you watch talented international hair sculptors and special effects movie makeup artists work on models wearing Sculpture on the Human Form themed creations representing Organics, Robotics, Time and Motion. Free

Dogtopia will host its 10th Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit Paws With A Cause veteran’s initiative. All 29 stores, including Clarksville’s very own, will participate in the nationwide event to raise money for Paws With A Cause veteran programs for training and matching assistance dogs with veterans — enhancing their quality of life, helping with healing/recovery and often providing a new outlook on life.
Howard County dog owners are invited to bring their dog(s) in for a bath given by Dogtopia’s trained team members and volunteers. The event will feature give-aways and refreshments for the whole family. A $15 per dog wash donation is requested. Dogtopia has set out to raise $35,000 for assistance dogs helping veterans across the United States. Log on to www.pawswithacause.org to learn more. To donate, text Dogtopia to 50155 or go to www.k9support.org.

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