Weekend on Wednesdays

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This Weekend:

LPGA International Crown (Owings Mills)
The premier world team event in women's golf is held for the first time in Maryland.

THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic (Baltimore)
Max Major uses a combination of magic, mind-reading, psychology, hypnosis, and suggestion to demonstrate the untapped powers of the mind. Major employs his uncanny understanding of body language to decode the thoughts of audience members,assume the role of a human lie detector.

Bethesda Outdoor Movie Series (Bethesda)
The Bethesda Urban Partnership presents the ninth annual Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue from July 22- 26"," 2014. Five evenings of major motion pictures in a variety of genres will be showcased. Admission is FREE and show times will begin at 9pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Tuesday"," July 22 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off Wednesday"," July 23 - Moonrise Kingdom Thursday"," July 24 - Citizen Kane Friday"," July 25 - Pitch Perfect Saturday"," July 26 - Top Gun Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own chairs.

Maryland German Festival (Timonium)
The German Festival will have German bands, folk dancing, singing; crafts and collectables; wall climbing, puppet shows, face painting; German food, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, schnapps, desserts. Free parking, Light Rail accessible.

Farm Sanctuary Open House (Boyds)
Come tour Star Gazing Farm, a non-profit animal sanctuary, Saturday-Sunday July 26-27, 10-4. Event highlights: meet the animals up close, craft and animal educational demonstrations, farm games, snow cones and treats, wool, yarn, and crafts. Admission is free.

Farm Tour and Harvest Sale (Derwood)
Agricultural activity that helps promote the importance of agriculture; farm open house.

Washington Monument Tours (Frederick)
Visit the park and learn about the first monument ever created in honor of George Washington. Historic tours will explain the significance and many changes that have occurred throughout its many years. Tours begin at the Museum of Washington Monument State Park at 11:00 a.m.,1:00 & 3:00 p.m. 
Cost: $2.00 per car (in-state) $4.00 per car (out-of-state)

Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta (Cambridge)
Check out the thrills 'n spills on the Choptank River at the American Powerboat Association-sanctioned world class of inboard hydroplane and flat-bottom boats race on July 26-28. The action will happen at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, near Somerset Avenue and Hambrooks Boulevard. Free admission to watch the races!

Big Fish Classic (Ocean City)
An overnight off-shore fishing tournament to catch the heaviest fish from the Atlantic Ocean. Catch the weigh-ins at Talbot Street Pier for marlin, tuna, swordfish, sharks, and other fish from the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, July 26, 4pm-9pm, and on Sunday, July 27, 4pm-8pm. For more information, call Brian Roberts at 410-703-9284

Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair (Westminster)
This year we will be celebrating our 118th year where we are known for a traditional Country Fair experience. We are proud of our exhibitors, entertainment, animal shows, food, and, exhibits. We want to continue this tradition by bringing a wide variety of old traditions but bring you some new ones. Back by popular demand this year you will see the Racing Pigs, Wild West Night, Car Demolition Derby, Lawn Mower Racing, Tractor Pull, Chain Saw Carver, and much more. NEW THIS YEAR Monster Truck Show! Please check out our schedule for dates and times.

JULY 25th:

Columbia Association Lakefront Movie (Columbia) 
Ironman 3

All Beethoven (North Bethesda)
Experience the beauty of Beethoven in this program filled with some of his beloved classics. The triumphant Fidelio Overture opens the evening, and no Beethoven symphony better captures summer’s charms than Beethoven’s ode to nature, the “Pastoral.”

Experience Maryland's Best Roving Festival on Wheels with American Classics, Eclectic Gourmet, International Delights and Sweet Sensations in the Greater Baltimore area.

Traveling Bands (Highland)
Featuring folk-pop group Naked Blue. Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family, have a picnic and enjoy the sounds of summer! Refreshments available for sale.

July 26th:

Bursting in Air Public Art Happening (Hyattsville)
You're invited to become a part of a festive, one-of-a-kind event where artists will transform the Hyattsville Rt. 1 Overpass into a captivating landmark through public art and festivitiesJoin us for War of 1812-1814-themed live music, performances, food, drinks, kids activities, and two artist-instructed Citizen-Paint-Project murals. Free and open to all ages, festivities will begin at 3pm with performances starting at 5pm, running until “the twilight’s last gleaming” at 8pm.

13th Annual Watermelon Festival (Mardela Springs)
Fun day full of great food including Free watermelon slices and free fire truck rides. Activities include, watermelon seed spitting contest, watermelon bowling contest, watermelon eating contest and Little Miss Watermelon contest for ages 3-8. Can enjoy live music from local musicians.

Voices of Indiantown Film Screening (Oella)
25 minute documentary, tells the stories of the children of sharecroppers who lived in the Indiantown area of Dorchester County during the early to mid 20th century. Features commentary from historian Dr. Clara Small and interviews with members of the Pinder, Jackson, Chase, and Robinson families.

Skating Rinks, Clubs, and More (Baltimore)
Relive memories of beaches, movie theaters, clubs, restaurants, skating rinks, bowling alleys, number writers, hustlers, and about local and national personalities from the 1940-1980s with author Rosa Pryor-Trusty.

Mid-Atlantic Brewsic Festival and Fire Truck Show (Crownsville)
The Mid-Atlantic Brewsic Festival and Fire Truck Show will be held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds on Saturday July 26th. There will be over 60 beers available to wash down some grub while listening to 5 tribute bands covering everything from Hendrix to the Beach Boys! Come join us for some good fun!

Grow It Eat It Open House (Derwood)
Attend classes - Stop Animals from Eating your Garden, How to Prevent Insect and Disease in the Vegetable Garden, Low Tunnel Construction for Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening, and Food Preservation* (registration required for the food preservation class).

Tom Principato--Free Summer Concert (Germantown)
Tom Principato has spent the last 40+ years as a guitarist and singer based in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He is one of the most unique guitarists around, combining his rich blues background with high-energy rock, and a highly charged, emotionally expressive delivery.

Summer Jazz Concert Series: John Lamkin "Favorite" Quintet (Catonsville)
The John Lamkin "Favorites" Quintet performs at the second of our three 2014 outdoor concerts. Doors open at 5:00. Bring your lawn chairs, blanket and a picnic dinner or purchase food and beverage on-site. Tickets available online or at the museum.

Smart Challenge--Urban Adventure Race (Baltimore)
Race Smart Challenge is the Ultimate Urban Adventure race. Combining brains and brawn, this race will take you on a clue finding, muscle pumping, heart racing tour of Baltimore. You will be handed a clue sheet where you and your team will have to solve the clues, find the locations and complete the challenges that are set out for you. There are CASH prizes for the top three teams: 1st place $250, 2nd place $175, 3rd place $100 and swag bags for everyone that participates. Come join in on all the fun!

Tubing on the Gunpowder (Monkton)
Beat the summer heat with a leisurely tubing trip down the Big Gunpowder Falls. Meet at Monkton Station for a 1.8-mile hike up the TCB Trail. Then enjoy the two hour river float back to Monkton Station. Wear sun block, swimsuits or shorts, and sturdy shoes that can get wet. Secure your car keys. Tubes and PFD's are provided. Please arrive early, as parking spaces are at a premium at this location. Participants must be at least 16 years old. This is a shine only event. Pre-registration is required. Call:410-592-2897 to register. Cost: $5/person. This trip may be cancelled due to weather; please check for cancellations by calling 410-472-3144 before noon on the day of the trip.
Cost: $5 per person

Canoeing at Daniels (Ellicott City)
Bring the family out for a morning of canoeing along the Patapsco River. Basic instruction and all supplies are provided. Participants are encouraged to dress to get wet, and to bring a lunch and water. Families are encouraged, but all participants must be able to swim and this is recommended for ages 8 and up. Meet at the Daniels Area at the boat launch, next to the parking area with the bulletin board. Registration is required, so please call 410-461-5005 for more information or to preregister.
Cost: $10.00 per person

Phish (Columbia)
Pavilion $60.00 · Lawn $45.00. Tickets on sale Friday, March 28 at 10AM

Pirate Fest (Lake Fairfax Park)
 Kids can don their best pirate costume for a day of seafaring activities including shanty singalongs, knot tying, flag making, treasure hunt, boat ride and a moon bounce. The event also aims to be educational with lessons on the science of floating and an exhibit about world trade during the time of pirates.

July 27th:

Stream Search/Aquatic Exploration (Sparks)
 Youth age 6-12 will explore the stream and learn how to use a seine and dip net. Collect and identify aquatic insects and learn their importance to the health of the stream. Wear clothes and shoes you can get wet and muddy. Bring sun block and insect repellent. Pre-registration is required. Call: 410-592-2897. FREE! Donations welcome.

Corn Hole Tournament (Annapolis)
Join us at Sandy Point for a double elimination corn hole tournament. Anyone ages 14 and up. Teams of 2; top 3 teams recieve prize.
Cost: $20/team

Night Photography at Avalon--Part 2 (Halethorpe)
This class has two parts. The first part will deal with night photography with the moon in phase, and the second part (July 27th) with no moon. You will learn how to shoot in manual focus. We will discuss how the camera works in manual vs other modes. Review your manual so you know how to adjust the F-stop. Bring your manual with you. Tripod is required for this type of photography. Dress appropriately for the weather. Finally, bring a flash with a red light and a red gel to cover your LCD to help maintain your night vision. For all ages. Meet in Avalon in the area behind shelter 104. Please call 410-917-2239 or e mail mainfo@awisefuture.com to preregister. Registration is required.
Cost: Free! Donations welcome

Junior Detective Day (Gaithersburg)
Children ages 5 to 12 have a chance to experience running obstacle courses, k-9 demonstrations, sitting in police vehicles, learning safety information and being sworn in as Junior Detectives, Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fourth Annual BSA Century Bicycle Ride in Charles County (La Plata)
BSA Century Bicycle Tour is a 100-mile bike through scenic Charles County, Maryland. The ride begins in La Plata and follows through the historical eastern Charles County. Throughout the trail there will be marked turn around tracks for 25, 50, and 70 mile courses. Every map has all four tracks show

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