Weekends on Wednesdays

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This Weekend:

1964--The Tribute

Pumpkin Chucking Weekend (Ellicott City)

In the spirit of the season, let’s have some special fun with pumpkins!! We have a special catapult that will launch your pumpkin across the farm. Bring your own pumpkin and let’s see how far it will go! C.J.’s Pit Beef, too.

Sultana Projects' Downrigging Weekend (Chestertown)

Sultana Projects’ Downrigging Weekend is one of the largest annual Tall Ship and wooden boat festivals on the East Coast. Originally established to mark the end of the schooner SULTANA’s sailing season, Downrigging Weekend has grown to become a celebration of maritime culture, wooden boats, and everything else that makes the Chesapeake Bay great.

Slow Food Baltimore and The Maryland Cider and Mead Trail present the second annual Cider and Mead Trail Scavenger Hunt. (Mt. Airy)

November 1-2, & 8-9,2014, visit the 6 small cider and mead producers of Maryland for a fun packed adventure. Taste award winning ciders and meads and earn points by solving clues and performing tasks. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners with the most points. Must be 21 to participate.

Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale (Adelphi)

This compelling exhibition features ambitious large-scale paintings that range from still life's and landscapes to narratives and social commentaries. The powerful works recall the lush canvases of Renaissance masters and Sheppard’s controlled style of painting.

Grease Presented by Rockville Muscial Theatre (Rockville)

This rollicking musical follows ten teenage working-class greasers, cheerleaders and toughs as they deal with love, pregnancy, peer pressure and gang violence to a 1959 soundtrack. 
Spirit's Boo Cruise (Baltimore)

For a wickedly good time this Halloween, gather your group of ghosts and goblins and head to the Inner Harbor for the creepiest cruise of the year.

U.S. Naval Academy Halloween/All Saints’ Day Concert (Annapolis)

One of the most popular events on the “Yard”, the concert features U.S. Naval Academy Chapel organist Monte Maxwell and the multi-talented midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds to the USNA Chapel. The concert uses special effects and a wide variety of music from multiple genres to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

Howard County Crafts Spectacular (West Friendship)

Howard County Craft Spectacular Howard County Fairgrounds West Friendship, MD Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014 9:00am to 5:00pm Over 200 artists and crafters - All items hand-crafted by the exhibitors. Magic Shows at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm on Sat& Sun. Santa Claus - Sat & Sun from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. Free parking

Bowie Community Theatre Presents "The Murder Room" (Bowie)

If Monty Python were tasked with rewriting an Agatha Christie murder mystery, the results wouldn’t be half as funny as The Murder Room, where “murder most foul” becomes “mayhem most farcical. -Copy courtesy of Goldstar 

Stanstock Music Festival (Lutherville) 

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Pianist Brian Ganz (Annapolis)

A member of the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory and St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Washington Post says Brian Ganz is “a player and an onstage presence, who is elegant, thoughtful and earnest.”

Rocky Horror Picture Show (Westminster)

Don your fishnet stockings and stilettos for a Halloween screening of this 1975 cult classic. Time Warp refresher course offered before the film along with prizes for the best costumes. Prop Bags available at the event with everything you need to participate in this event-$5 each. Rated R;100 min

Video Game Arena Launch (Eldersburg) 

You will have access to over 100 games for head to head gaming and multi-player challenges.


 American Indian Heritage Day (St. Leonard)

Join us as we experience and discover the knowledge and traditions of America’s first culture. There will be people teaching and demonstrating crafts and skills, with fun things to watch and do and learn!  

Middle Passage Ceremony (Hollywood)

Sotterley Plantation is part of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, a non-profit organization that is helping to discover and recognize middle passage sites. Sotterley served as a trans-Atlantic arrival site in the early 18th century. 

Annual Swedish Bazaar (Potomac)

Drott Lodge No. 168, Vasa Order of America, will sponsor its 35th Annual Swedish Bazaar Saturday, November 1st from 11am to 2:30pm. Items for sale at the bazaar include imported Swedish foods and gifts, crafts, and homemade Swedish baked goods.

Hide Tanning Workshop (St. Mary's)

Discover how to tan deer skin in the same manner as the Native People of Maryland. This is a dirty job using raw animal parts: dress accordingly! Age 17+. Reservations required: 240-895-4990.

1964-The Tribute (Frederick)

A must-see Fab Four celebration hailed by Rolling Stone as the “best Beatles’ tribute on Earth.” Relive the magic of The Beatles with the same music, hairstyles, costumes and unbeatable sound that took the iconic band to the top of the charts in the 1960s.

Maple Lawn Autumn Harvest Music Festival (Fulton)

Little ones trick-or-treat w/ retailers from 12-1pm. Music starts with the sounds of Taylor and Evan at 1pm. The smooth sounds of Three of a Kind will continue rocking the stage, and 5am, formerly Collect All 5, will close from 4-6pm. Event benefits the Greenebaum Cancer Center.

WPOC's Girls with Guitars (Baltimore)

Featuring Jana Kramer, RaeLynn, Maddie & Tae, Kelsea Ballerini, and a special performance by Sara Evans! 

Let's Learn about Skulls at the Medical Museum (Silver Spring)

Human skulls and animal skulls - how are they alike and different? See a variety of skulls from the museum's collections and participate in skull-related craft activities.

Point Lookout Lighthouse Open House (Scotland)

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. 

Ham & Oyster Supper (Clarksville)

All you can eat ham & oyster supper served family style, optional dessert table, bake sale, and book sale. Menu consists of hand patted fried oysters, ham, potato salad, succotash, coleslaw,rolls,jelly, relishes, assorted desserts(priced separately) iced tea,lemonade and coffee.Carry outs available.

Autumn Indoor Flea Market (Westminster)

100+ spaces of crafts, flea market items, collectables, and more. Food available all day.

Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery with Deborah Willis (Baltimore)

Photographic historian Deborah Willis will explore a body of historic images from the book Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery. This rich collection of photographs highlights images of ex-slaves, Civil War Soldiers, emancipation celebrations and family life.

Montgomery Parks Maryland Emancipation Day Celebrations (Olney)

Celebrate freedom from enslavement in Maryland. Hike the Underground Railroad, tour a slave cabin, visit an African American slavery museum, enjoy living history demonstrations and eat great food! Events held Saturday and Sunday are FREE, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public.

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra - Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! (Annapolis)

  An evening of classic comedy horror flicks with a live musical score.


82nd Brunswick Veteran's Day Parade (Brunswick)

Salute our veterans and active duty military at one of the oldest parades in the Nation! Cheer marching bands, flyover, patriotic floats, military units, Fife & Drum Corps, antique cars.... Free. Rain or shine.  

All Hung Open Exhibition (Laurel)

In the antithesis of a curated show, artists answer a general call for entries, and every piece of art is accepted and hung until the walls are full. This exhibition is open to all Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia artists, ages 18 & older. To receive a prospectus, call 301-377-7800.

Soprano Laura Strickling and Pianist Liza Stepanova in Concert (Westminster)

Featuring works by Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, and Libby Larsen. In 2013 Liza and Laura won first prize, Collaborative Artists Division, at the prestigious Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition held at Notre Dame of MD University.

CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Bruce Swaim Quartet, jazz (Prince Frederick)

The Ward Virts Concert Series presents one of Washington, D.C.’s premier jazz groups, the Bruce Swaim Quartet. Their talent in performing jazz standards as well as original compositions has become a gauge for excellence with live performances and recordings. 


Harmony on the Harbor (Baltimore)

Featuring internationally-ranked mens and womens quartets such as Bling!, Frenzy, GQ, Lunch Break, Lustre, MAXX Factor, Speed of Sound, Spritzer and Vocality. Swedish quartet Growing Girls will come together for it's 25th reunion! Also performing is the 2014 International Champion Chorus, Rönninge!

Candlelight Concert Series Present Pinnochio by the National Marrionette Theater (Columbia)

Follow Pinocchio as he goes on a series of adventures and discovers that only by being truthful, selfless and kind to others will he realize his dream of becoming a real live boy. Recommended for family audiences ages four and up.


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Weekends on Wednesdays

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This Weekend:

Haunted Tales Candle-Lit Walk (Denton)
Hear scary stories culled from the history of Denton, concluding with a hot beverage and sweet treat served back at the museum. Flashlights recommended.

Richard II (Baltimore)
His arrogance contributes to his undoing and the onset of the Wars of the Roses. Rich with beautiful language, this “Hollow Crown” history remains one of Shakespeare’s most-loved plays.

2014 Mountain Maryland Art Sale and Tour (Cumberland)
The Allegany Arts Council presents the annual "Mountain Maryland Art Sale & Tour," featuring live demonstrations and artwork for sale.

Twelfth Night (Frederick)
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, DIRECTED BY TIM SELTZER MET presents that well known western Twelfth Night, a Rootin’ Tootin’ Six-Gun Shootin’ comedy by Wild Bill Shakespeare.

Great Scale Model Train Show (Timonium)
Take your magical excursion into miniature worlds which show life as it was, as it is, or as it could be. Fantastical, exquisite layouts built by skilled modelers will transport you to times and places you'll enjoy and remember. An ideal outing for families, individuals or couples looking for a unique and memorable diversion. Bring your camera.

Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous (Cambridge)
Dockside tours. Choptank River Day sails on Schooners and tall ships with Chesapeake food and music.

Boo at the Zoo (D.C.)
Kids can visit the zoo and trick-or-treat in their favorite costume and collect candy, snacks and souvenirs at the 40 not-so-spooky treat stations scattered throughout the zoo. Other features include animal demonstrations and decorated trails. 

Kids Euro Festival (D.C.)
The two-week event, now in its seventh year, offers families the chance to explore and celebrate European arts and culture. The event features European entertainers, movie screenings, puppet and juggling shows, cooking demonstrations and theater workshops.


AR-BOO-RETUM! (Baltimore)
We will celebrate the holiday in the shadow of the 1860′s mansion with night hikes, trick or treat stops and a costume parade! And that is just the beginning! 

Eerie, Scary Campfire Stories (Catonsville)
Join professional storyteller, Janice Curtis Green and friends for some eerie, scary stories around the campfire, followed by that all-time favorite: S'mores. Adults and children 7+. $4 members/$6 non-members. Advanced registration required... 410-887-1081

Vienna Boys Choir (Frederick)
Dubbed by The New York Times as “bright, light voices through the centuries,” the Vienna Boys Choir perform each year in front of almost half a million people. With a repertoire including everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Stargazing with S'mores (Savage)
Drink in the expanse of our universe with an illuminating night hike on our Stargazing Trip. Our well versed guides will regale you with colorful stories of our constellations, and facts about our stars leaving from our base camp at Savage Mill. Then we will shoot for the stars on our Giant Swing.


OysterFest (St. Michaels)
The event features live music, oysters and other food, children’s activities, boat rides, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and an oyster stew competition among regional chefs. 

89th Annual Alsatia Mummers Parade (Hagerstown)
A longtime fall tradition features floats, bands and individual costumed mummers. 

Westminster Halloween Parade (Westminster)
Parade route Pennsylvania Avenue to Longwell Avenue through West and East Main Streets.

Spooky Science (Baltimore)
There will be hair-raising activities, creepy crafts, and fangtastic demonstrations. Guests can look forward to making gooey, glowing slime, decorating pumpkins and trick-or-treat bags, creating catapults for a punkin’ chunkin’ contest, exploring spooky sensory bins, and much more!

Crop Hop (Upper Marlboro)
The Crop Hop is a bike tour designed to highlight the connection between farms, fresh food and good health, and to help provide fresh farm foods to low-income families in Southern Maryland. This year, we're offering cycling tours to Southern Maryland farms for riders of all levels, as well as canoeing, kayaking and 1812 War re-enactments for non-riders. Early registration comes with a local lunch, locally-sourced snacks and a commemorative t-shirt. Register early!

Seaside 10-Mile and 5K Run (Ocean City)
This well-known event will take place rain or shine! Join in the 10-mile or 5K race, both starting at the Ocean City Inlet. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. The race course includes the world famous Ocean City Boardwalk.  

Classical Favorites (Frederick)
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents its Classical Favorites concert. The first concert of the 2014-2015 season will feature guest conductor Vladimir Lande and clarinet soloist Laura Armstrong. Music for the evening includes selections from Wagner, Weber, and Dvorak.

Doors Open Baltimore (Baltimore)
This year, Baltimore Architecture Month will host the first-ever DOORS OPEN BALTIMORE event: one day in which buildings from across the city will be open for visitors to come in and explore! Cities around the world host Doors Open events where notable architecture is open to the public to explore. This year, Baltimore Architecture Month will host the first-ever DOORS OPEN BALTIMORE event! This year's theme is "Industrial Baltimore."

Bicentennial Commemoration of the Skirmishes at Herring Creek (Tracys Landing)
The Deale Area Historical Society hosts the bicentennial commemoration of the Skirmishes at Herring Creek with re-enactors, samples of period food, local genealogists, local artisans, photography exhibits, and much more at this year's event.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn (Frederick)

The riveting musicianship of multi-GRAMMY®-winner Béla Fleck blends with Abigail Washburn’s beguiling compositions to create an explosion of musical white heat. Whether performing as a duo or with other collaborators, these banjo players are a match made in musical heaven.

Celebrate Charles: FallFest (Waldorf)
Welcome in the Harvest Season with the Celebrate Charles Concert Series featuring live music performed by Sam Grow and Sarah Grey Band! Visit the Artisan and Crafter Celebrate Charles Marketplace and enjoy food, drinks, Family fun zone and amusements, and a Trick or Treat Trail. Held Rain or Shine.

Charm City Type Challenge (Baltimore)
A scavenger hunt for typography in Baltimore. This all-ages event builds upon last year’s Instagram-based “race” to spell a phrase using typefaces found in Baltimore. This all-ages event builds upon last year’s Instagram-based “race” to spell a phrase using typefaces found in Baltimore. This year, we’re challenging contestants take part in three distinct challenges to compete for prizes. All team members will explore Baltimore using non-motorized transportation.

Annapolis 1864 (Annapolis)
Various events and locations. Call 410-222-1401 for details. Encampment Reenactment 10/25, Reception, Lectures, Theatre, Libation Ceremony, Emancipation Day Proclaimed, Awards Gala


Anthony McGinn, clarinet and Christopher Shih, piano (North Bethesda)
Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera, Anthony McGill has performed with orchestras and in chamber recitals around the world, and has thrilled audiences in appearances from Barack Obama’s inauguration to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood to the Steve Harvey Show.

Opera with a Twist (Annapolis)
"Opera With a Twist" will feature solos and ensembles from the operatic repertoire that display facets of love gone awry-misplaced love, misunderstood love, misguided love, and love on the rocks.

Germantown Family Fall Festival (Rockville)
Bring the whole family to the Shops at Town Center in Germantown, MD on Sunday, October 26 from noon until 4pm for a day filled with exciting children’s activities, entertainment and fall-themed fun. Dress in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win gift certificates to the Town Center.

Weekends on Wednesdays

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Green Street Gardens

November 8th is our Client Appreciation Party
Maryland Science Center IMAX Theater

This Weekend:

Twilight Tales: The Escape (Accokeek)
Ripped from the pages of history and legend, Twilight Tales: The Escape is a spooky, dramatic production set after dark on the National Colonial Farm (when the ghosts come out to play!) Follow Jeremiah Swift, Patty Cannon, Moll Dyer, and other ghosts from Maryland's past on a scary adventure you'll soon never forget!

Fair Hill International Festival in the Country (Elkton)
Since 1989, Fair Hill International has offered one of the most prestigious international three day events in the world, located at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area in beautiful Fair Hill, Maryland. World-class equestrian competition, dog agility trials and much more.

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.

On Paper: Alternate Realities (Baltimore)
This showcase of 26 recently acquired prints, on view for the first time, joins in the celebration of the American Wing reopening by representing a diverse group of artists, all of whom live and work in America. Thru April 12, 2015.

Colonial Players presents A Few Good Men (Annapolis)
The excitement of courtroom drama and the lively dialogue among Aaron Sorkin's interesting, complex characters makes seeing this play a wonderful theatre experience. Two young marines have been charged with murder. They are defended by a trio of officers intent on learning the truth when an exercise

Art @ the Park 2014 (Annapolis)
Presented by AACo Rec and Parks & Friends of Quiet Waters Park. Sponsors:K&B True Value Hardware, WRNR, Wild Bird Centers Annap.Features original art work from local & regional exhibitors.Nancy Hammond will reveal her annual 2015 Chesapeake poster.Music - food - face painting - art demonstrations!

2014 Academy Art Museum Craft Show (Easton)
This year, it will feature over 65 artists, both established and new emerging artists, more than 30 of which are new to the show. Some of the artists are returning favorites from years past. Items available for purchase will include unusual and hand-made home accessories like oil painted rugs and blown glass, fine crafted furniture, wearable art, including fine hats and purses, jewelry and more.

43rd Annual U.S. Powerboat Show (Annapolis)
The oldest in-water powerboat show features luxurious yachts high-performance boats and offshore fishing machines.

I Love Lucy Live on Stage (Baltimore)
A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect ‘50s style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America's favorite foursome- Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel.

Fall Harvest Days (Westminster)
Scarecrow making, wagon rides, apple butter making, country food, crafts, entertainment, old-fashioned games and farmhouse tours.

Antique and Classic Car Show (Rockville)
The grounds of Glenview Mansion are transformed when more than 500 antique and classic automobiles go on display. From Packard to Ferrari, 28 car clubs are represented during this grand event while auto collectors and enthusiasts share the fond memories of the classic cars of yesteryear.

Bethesda Row Arts Festival Transforms Streets into Outdoor Gallery (Bethesda)
The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is one of the leading fine art and craft festivals in the mid-Atlantic.

Fall Festival (Middletown)
An interactive festival at our farm in Middletown, MD! Enjoy live music, farm tours, hay rides, calf feedings, playgrounds for the kids, and much more! Try our products, meet local vendors, and enjoy the outdoors!

Great American Cake Show and Wedding Cake Competition (Westminster)
Talented sugar artists from across the country will bring their finest masterpieces to compete for fabulous prizes in the wedding cake and/or divisional categories.

Starlight for Freedom (Frederick)
Join us for an audience participatory experience as we explore the stories of runaway slaves and the lights they followed to freedom. Pre-registration required - 301-600-2936 8+ yrs / 1 Day / $10


An Evening with Groucho Marx (Germantown)
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London-acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity.

Maryland Home and Holiday Show (Timonium)
Maryland's largest annual Fall home show plus Fall gardens, holiday crafts & gifts and a new Pet section. Special features this year include the Disc-Connected K9's World Champion Frisbee Dogs and Holiday Tables decorated by designers from ASID Maryland. There is something for everyone at the show!

Writing the War Experience (Bethesda)
Reading and Panel Discussion as part of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference with authors who have written about the military experience, Ron Capps, Dario DiBattista, Jim Mathews, Katey Schultze and Kayla Williams. This program is co-sponsored by The Veterans Writing Project.

CES at Frostburg State University presents Firefall (Frostburg)
CES at presents classic rock band Firefall in two performances at 7:30 pm and 10 pm on the Frostburg State University campus.

Town of Bel Air Film Festival (Bel Air)
Glena Avila is a single mother in her 30's whose dream is to become a professional mixed martial artist. Glena is a real-life Rocky story, a one-in-a-million tale about a woman who risked it all for her shot at the big time.


Baltimore Running Festival (Baltimore)
Runners from around the world and right here in Baltimore race to the finish line during the area's premier marathon. Various types of races are available, as well as a fitness expo and festivities for runners of all ages held throughout the day, Saturday, October 18. Event is produced by Corrigan Sports Enterprises. For more information, visit www.thebaltimoremarathon.com.  

Battlefield Hikes at Monocacy National Battlefield (Frederick)
National Park Service rangers will conduct three hikes that will take visitors to separate areas of the battlefield highlighting the tactics and troop movements in those areas on July 9, 1864.

Island Bay Day Rocktoberfest (Centreville)
The 8th Annual Island Bay Day "Rocktoberfest" includes 19 top regional and national bands and over 20 craft brewers. Also Retro-Beer Fest! Bands include Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Sweet Leda W. Ron Holloway, Kelly Bell Band, Bad Seed Rising, Black Angel Down, Korupt, The Cheaters and more!

Tilghman Island Day (Tilghman)
Tilghman Island Day, Seafood, waterman’s contests, row boat races, anchor throw, boat docking contest, workboat races, crab picking and oyster shucking contests, craft vendors, a live auction ,Music by Birddog and the Road Kings… Wonderful Eastern Shore seafood, the best food the bay has to offer.

Patuxent Wildlife Festival (Laurel)
Enjoy live animals, children's crafts, tram tours, scientific demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes research tours of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. See where endangered Whooping Cranes and Sea Ducks are raised and studied.

Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis in Concert (Hagerstown)
Thirty-Six years ago, we lost one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of our time. Are you still lonesome for the energy, charisma and the incredible voice of the King of Rock-N-Roll? Then come celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley, when Chris MacDonald presents Memories of Elvis in Concert.

Chris Brubeck and Triple Play (Germantown)
Brubeck first hit the music scene as an innovative rock and jazz musician, eventually recording and performing with his dad, the legendary David Brubeck. His natural talents have made him the go-to composer for genre-bending modern jazz.

Jim McKay Maryland Million Day (Laurel)
"Maryland's Day at the Races!" Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is a special event that celebrates Maryland's Thoroughbred industry and offers a festival of competitive racing and activities for fans of all ages. Keep a look out for free tickets!

Painted Sky Alpaca Farm Fall Alpacafest 2014 (Earleville)
Visit and meet the animals that have started the newest livestock craze in the US, the Alpaca. We will put you and your family up close and personal with this wonderful fiber animal. Crafters, fiber demonstrations, refreshments and much more. Fun and educational outing for the whole family!

Howl-O-Wine Fundraiser (Dickerson)
Enjoy wine, shopping, raffles, a doggie costume contest & more with your family. Dog are welcome! $15 gate donation includes glass of wine (21+) and limited edition wine glass. children are free! All proceeds benefit Wags For Hope.

6th Annual American Indian Festival (Upper Marlboro)
Celebrate Native American Indian culture and heritage! Enjoy live traditional and contemporary music, dancing, singing, storytelling, demonstrations and much more.

Autumn Wine Festival (Salisbury)
20+ Maryland Wineries, unlimited tastings, live music, sports zone, regional cuisine, unique craft vendors and more. Early bird ticket sales end Friday, October 10 at 6 p.m.

6th Annual Cockeysville Fall Festival (Cockeysville)
Live music, games, raffles, great food, local vendors, and plenty of family fun all await you at the Sixth Annual Cockeysville Fall Festival. This outdoor festival takes place on October 18 from 10:00am - 5:00pm at the Cranbrook Shopping Center on Cranbrook road in Cockeysville.

David Sedaris (Frederick)
With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, GRAMMY®-nominated David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers.

Big Ten Football: Terps vs. Iowa (College Park)
In this inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference, the UMD Terrapins take on the Iowa Hawkeyes- in their first-ever meeting between the two Universities.

Nocturnal Neighbors Festival (Bethesda)
Celebrate the nocturnal community that keeps our neighborhood parks and forests in balance. Meet live animals, take a night hike, visit with experts, and enjoy games, crafts and a campfire... all to celebrate our underappreciated nocturnal friends.

Menahem Pressler, Pianist (Columbia)
One of the worlds’ most distinguished and honored musicians, with nearly seven decades of “joyous pianism…  He is a national treasure” – Los Angeles Times
Event Cost:     Tickets: Adult $32; Senior $30; Student $12   

3rd Annual Antique Appraisal Fair (Ellicott City)
 Haul out those treasures from your attic and join the Howard County Historical Society for our 3rd Annual Appraisal Fair featuring the experts at Peenstra Antiques Appraisals.
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS: $12 for appraisal of 1 item
— additional items $5 if time permits.

HCHS MEMBER TICKETS: $8 for appraisal of 1 item
— additional items $5 if time permits.

OBSERVER TICKET: $5 to just shop and watch the “shows”. 

Cantate Chamber Singers (D.C.)
 The singers perform Britten's "Noye's Fludde," and are joined by Bowen McCauley Dance for a performance of Gian Carlo Menotti's "Dance for The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore." 


Oyster Festival 2014 (Annapolis)
Join the Captain Avery Museum for their 17th annual Oyster Festival and enjoy great seafood options, live music, local artisans, children's activities, and exhibits open at the museum.

Hawk Watch (North East)
Look high in the sky at Turkey Point and you will see migrating hawks and falcons. Join volunteers from Turkey Point Hawk Watch and Cecil Birding Club (and animals from the Scales & Tales program) to learn how to identify these birds of prey by color, shape, size, and silhouette.

World of Montgomery (Wheaton)
Cultural Performances, Traditional Arts and Food, and Interactive-Activities for Children and Families at The World of Montgomery Festival Sunday, October 19 from 12-5pm Rich colors and fabrics, scents of spices and traditional foods, and feet pounding rhythms of music and dance .

Venus and Adonis (Baltimore)
Shakespeare’s poem Venus and Adonis is transformed through Isango’s music, dance, and magical theatricality. This interpretation– originally a 2012 collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in England– tells in three African languages and English Shakespeare’s seductive story of Venus’ enchantment with Adonis after her son, Cupid, wounds her.  

The Rebel Queen (Cumberland)
 First concert in Mountainside Baroque's 2014-2015 season, "Irregular Pearls: Gems from Another Time," with Armonia Celeste. Accompanied by Baroque harp, lute and theory. Christina is one of most fascinating 17th century arts patrons.

To Kill a Mockingbird (Westminster)
America's longest touring company presents this classic tale of justice in 1930's in the South. This magnificently staged professional production promises to be a moving afternoon of drama. Sponsored by Penguin Random House and Maryland State Arts Council's Maryland Touring Grant Program

Pumpkin Carving Contest (Lothian)
Get those creative juices flowing and test your skills with our first annual carving contest! Choose from three fun categories to win GREAT prizes! • Monsters • Silliest • Creative If you would like to register for the carving contest, please click on the link

Western Maryland Walk to End Alzheimer's (Frederick)
Help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Western Maryland Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.

Breast Cancer Awareness Tea (Columbia)
Spend your Sunday afternoon munching on pink savories, sipping delicious tea and being pampered! All in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday, October 19th, 3:30pm-5pm at Historic Oakland. Get your tickets today by calling 410-730-4744.
Event Cost: $28.00/person
Payment Options: Advance registration by calling 410-730-4744
Website: www.columbiatowncenter.ORG

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This Weekend:

1st Annual DB Oktoberfest on Carroll Creek (Frederick)
Döner Bistro is inviting the public to its 1st annual Oktoberfest at its location on 50 Carroll Creek Way in Frederick this Columbus Day weekend.

Patuxent River Appreciation Days (Solomons)
One of the longest running festivals in Southern Maryland is back for its 36th year! This year will have arts and crafts fair, wine tasting, boat rides, music on 2 stages, face painting, food vendors, Homemade & Homegrown, a farmers market, and more! Free admission to the museum both days!

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival (Timonium)
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.

The Maryland State Banjo, Mandolin & Fiddle Championships (Oakland)
Presented by the Town of Oakland and the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area the Championships will feature: Steve Smith of the Steve Smith Band,Crellin Rhythm & Rubbish Band and Cory and Heather Wharton.

Baltimore Beer Week (Baltimore)
For this year's 6th Annual Baltimore Beer Week: October 10th - 19th, 2014. The BBW 2014 Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday October 11th, 2014 and will once again coincide with the Das Best Oktoberfest held at M&T Bank Stadium Parking Lot H.

Autumn Glory Festival (Garrett)
The Festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and much more! Autumn Glory Festival landed in the international spotlight when the popular travel website, MSN.com listed it tops among fall festivals in the world and this year, Travel & Leisure listed the Autumn Glory Festival and our own Oakland, MD as America's Best Town for Fall Colors.

United States Sailboat Show (Annapolis)
Bring the family to this world-famous sailboat show where you will find something for everyone; seminars, clothing & accessories, and boats of all sizes. Enjoy the many shops and restaurants in historic Annapolis, Maryland.

Free Fall Baltimore (Baltimore)
During the city-wide arts celebration, Baltimore City arts organizations present hundreds of FREE arts activities including dance, music and theater performances, art exhibitions, free admission to museums, walking tours, festivals and workshops

50th Annual Catoctin Colorfest (Thurmont)
Demonstrations by a variety crafters will be taking place throughout the two days, with over 300 stands of juried artists, including glass blowing, broom making, wood turning, dulcimer crafting, wood carving, and more.

Maryland Pumpkin Festival (Frederick)
Celebrate all things pumpkin with pie eating and seed spitting contests, pumpkin hunts, face painting, live music and more.

The 2014 Big Sit! (Laurel)
The idea is simple - we'll identify a 17 foot diameter circle near the National Wildlife Visitor Center, set up chairs and binoculars, and identify as many birds as we can. You're welcome to join us on October 11 for all or part of the day (9:00 am to 2:00 pm)!

The Great Pumpkin Patch (Mt. Airy)
For just $5 per person, you will enjoy a hay ride, moon bounces, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and so much more. Don’t forget to hop on the Trick or Treat Trail to meet-n-greet with your favorite characters, visit the concession area and pick a pumpkin!

Am I Not Famous (Columbia)
AC honors one of HCC’s most gifted alumni with Jason Downs’ one-man-with-a-band musical revue! Why Am I Not Famous joyfully and comically covers Jason’s roller-coaster musical journey from Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan to Elvis to the Doors and ultimately… is own voice. Why Am I Not Famous is unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard of – just like Jason Downs. If you love being in a theatre where the air is electric with outstanding live music and honest storytelling, don’t miss Jason’s unforgettable and moving performance backed by HCC’s most stellar alumni! GA 15$ Students 10$


Hip Hop Legends (Baltimore)
The biggest names from the golden and middle era of hip hop are headed to the Baltimore Arena for the Hip Hop Legends tour on Friday, October 10!

Monster Glow Dash (Mechanicsville)
Our Friday night glow run will feature some of the areas creepiest and scariest creatures guaranteed to haunt our runners throughout the course. 


Harvest Hoedown (Hagerstown)
A wonderful autumn event for children; featuring hay rides, barrel rides and pumpkin painting.

ARToberfest (Chester)
Artists from Kent Island Federation of Arts will exhibit and sell paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry and fine crafts. Food by It's The Pits BBQ & Seafood and Jack Frost Snowballs. Music by Singer/Guitarist Keri Glorioso from 1-3 p.m., Face Painting by A Girl and a Brush. Pumpkin Patch, etc.

Graw Days Festival (Havre de Grace)
Graw Days Festival, celebrating 101 years of racing history in Havre de Grace, Maryland. With a wide variety of delicious foods from local restaurants, live music, horse racing theme at this downtown Festival, kids games, artisans,crafts, historic presentations and displays. Come in 1920's costume

Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo (Salisbury)
Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo pays tribute to decoy’s from the past while encouraging the carving of new ones. Come see the marketplace, carving competitions, have your own decoy appraised, activities for kids, and more.

Day of the Horse (Glen Arm)
Horse festival geared for folks all of ages who want to learn more about and enjoy being around horses. Varied activities include a parade of breeds, riding and horsemanship demonstrations, and a chance to learn about all aspects of the Maryland horse industry.

25th Annual Taste of Bethesda (Bethesda)
This year we celebrate the 25th annual Taste of Bethesda, the highly anticipated annual food and music festival that showcases Bethesda restaurants and live entertainment, on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

2014 Nanticoke River Jamboree (Vienna)
The 4th annual Nanticoke River Jamboree “400 Years in Indiantown” will be held at Handsell, Indiantown Road, north of Vienna, Dorchester County, MD on Saturday October 11, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm.

Columbus Weekend Food and Wine Festival (St. Michaels)
Columbus Weekend Food & Wine Festival at Simpatico, Italy’s Finest, 104 Railroad Ave., St. Michaels, MD.Noon to 6:00 pm Saturday, October 11. Tastings of over 50 Italian wines, Limoncello, Bellinis, foods and artisan cheeses from Simpatico plus food from local Italian restaurants
Oakland Mills Cultural Arts Festival (Columbia)
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors - rain or shine - to a festival where admission and fun is always free! Enjoy continuous family entertainment in the courtyard.

Carmina Burana (Annapolis)
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana opens not only the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra season but also the newly renovated theater at Maryland Hall. This exciting work, performed by more than 200 people, will push the limits of the performers, the hall and its newly improved acoustics.

Sykesville Fall Festival (Sykesville)
Children's activities, live music, entertainment, art, crafts, food & more. Rain date 10/18/2014

HarvestFest Cornhole Tournament (Mount Airy)
Compete in the sanctioned corn toss competition for cash prizes. Registration and warm-up starts at 11am. Great food & a beer tent.

Fallfest at Catoctin Furnace (Thurmont)
Join the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., at Fallfest! Featuring children's activities, crafts, demonstrations, refreshments, and tours of our historic structures! Make a corn cob doll and browse for unique gifts in historic buildings!

Fall Oktoberfest in Station North (Baltimore)
Free entry, $5 for five cocktail tastings to judge the best drink, cash for all other items. Amazing food and drinks from: - Dooby's Coffee - The Brewer's Art - The Crown - Pen & Quill - Grand Central Nightclub - Station North Arts Cafe Music by DJ Vodkatrina

Guided Bike Tour (Hancock)
Enjoy vivid fall colors as you learn about the exploration and expansion of Western Maryland along the former Western Maryland Railway corridor. The guided bike ride is approximately 22 miles long and is taken at a leisurely pace. Join us at the C&O Bicycle Shop in Hancock at 10 am.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Open House (Ellicott City)
FREE! Come to the farm for a fun filled day of learning and activities for all ages. Find out about our academic programs, cutting-edge research projects, and how Extension is located right in your communities and ready to serve you! See you there – rain or shine!

Ellicott City Art Walk (Ellicott City)
Come be a part of the Art Scene in Historic Ellicott City Maryland during the second Annual Art Walk! You can tour artist studios, watch demonstrations, and view local galleries. Start your tour by picking up your passport at any of the participating venues and Artwalk. Each Studio and Gallery participating will have their doors open for visitors to see their studios. You will be able to meet artists directly, watch demonstrations, and purchase works large and small. There will be a trolley to take visitors up and down Main Street and to the West End.
Get a stamp on your Passport from at least two locations in each “region” of Artwalk and you can be entered in the Artwalk Raffle to win a PRIZE! Prizes donated by Friends of Artwalk (listed on the right.) Raffle winners will be announced on our website and will have 30 days to claim prizes from businesses who have provided the prize.
Brahms & Schumann (Columbia)
Two blockbusters start our 37th season in grand style! Baltimore Symphony Concertmaster Jonathan Carney returns for the warmth and brilliance of the Brahms Violin Concerto. Then Robert Schumann leads us on a journey down the Rhine in a thrilling Romantic Symphony. First, Mary Howe’s short tone poem paints a ravishing picture of a brilliant night sky.

Columbia Heights Day (D.C.)
One of D.C.'s best neighborhood festivals is expanding this year, shutting down two blocks of 11th Street NW and taking over the athletic fields behind Harriet Tubman Elementary. Two stages will host bands, dance performances and a pie-eating contest; vendors and restaurants will set up in the street; and the Tubman field will be used for yoga classes, adult tricycle races, bocce, a dunk tank and a petting zoo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day ends with an outdoor screening of "E.T." at 7 p.m.

Fall Family Festival (D.C.)
At the Smithsonian American Art Museum--The festival includes performances by Banjo Man Fran Cassel, crafts, a scavenger hunt and other fall-themed activities.


Gaithersburg Oktoberfest at the Kentlands (Gaithersburg)
Horse-drawn wagon rides, scarecrow making and demonstrations, authentic German food, music and beer.

Docking of the Emma Giles (Galesville)
Join us on Sunday, October 12 from 1 to 4 PM and you can relive the excitement of the arrival of the Emma Giles as it docked on the shores of the West River and other landings in South County.

Harvest Hoedown (Easton)
Bring the whole family for a full day of music and fun! Hayrides, boat rides, nature crafts for kids, artisans, nonprofits, food and good old foot stompin' fun with music on 2 stages all day long. Music includes: Rick Forrest, Alan Girard, New & Used Bluegrass, Oil City Ramblers and Slim Harrison.