Weekends on Wednesdays

Maryland Day Celebration in and around Annapolis
This Weekend:

Maryland Day Celebration (Annapolis)
Join Four Rivers in celebrating the history and heritage of Maryland; various events held this weekend throughout the heritage area.

National Cherry Blossom Festival (D.C.)
The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration. Festival opens this weekend even though peak bloom is a few weeks away still!

Lord Baltimore Hotel hosts the vocal dynamic duo Meredith Seidel and Ro Cube (Baltimore)
Performing together for the past 10 years, Seidel and Cube perform covers from every era and genre and turn each one into an organic blend of soul, grace and effortless ease. Their renditions of even the most familiar tunes have an “edge” to make older covers consistently sounding fresh.

Bethesda Film Fest (Bethesda)
The third annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers at screenings scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2015 with 7pm and 9pm screenings each night at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. in downtown Bethesda.

Home, Condo & Outdoor Show (Ocean City)
A cajillion ideas on decorating, remodeling, accessorizing, renovation, or building your home. All under one roof. See what's new, compare products, and find bargains galore. Artists and crafters will compliment the show with exciting and creative gifts for you, your home, and your yard.

All Things Home Expo (Cumberland)
Celebrate the end of winter and plan for for outdoor living at this Home and Garden Show.

2015 Carroll County Home Show (Westminster)
Exhibition of home and garden products and services at the 2015 Carroll County Home Show! Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9am – 5pm; Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 11am – 4pm; Carroll County Agriculture Center - Shipley Arena; 706 Agriculture Center Drive; Westminster, MD 21157; Admission: $4

Spring Sea Glass Festival (Grasonville)Come see what can be done with Sea Glass. Vendors from all over will be here to show their wares. Admission is free. For more information call (410)604-2100

Huge! Wee-Sale Children's Consignment Event (Annapolis)HUGE seasonal children's consignment sale! This is the largest seasonal consignment sale in the Annapolis area.

Spring Concert 2015 (Rockville)
This spring, Maryland Youth Ballet invites you to an exciting concert of classical and contemporary ballet featuring Sleeping Beauty: Act III

Howard County Beer Week (Ellicott City)
Join us for an eight day celebration of craft beer from Maryland and beyond - hosted by more than 14 restaurants, pubs, retailers and fans who call Howard County home.

Talbot Restaurant Week (Easton)
Celebration of restaurants, chefs and Talbot County with a kickoff and closing events.

Ringling Legends (D.C.)
Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey's The Greatest Show On Earth returns to present their new family experience: "Legends."

Passion Play (Silver Spring)
Forum Theatre presents Sarah Ruhl's play, which follows three groups during three eras as they stage the Easter story.


Eric Byrd Trio (Denton)
A FREE jazz concert you don't want to miss! One of   the preeminent jazz piano/vocal groups on the scene today, in the spirit of traditional jazz with an energetic and modern approach. www.ericbyrd.com

Dog Loves Bookes (Wye Mills)
Louise Yates' New York Times Best Seller comes to life in ArtsPower's newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In face, he loves books SO much that he decides to open his own bookstore. Once the store opens for business, no customers come. Dog is alone in his store. But, he soon realizes that when he is surrounded by books, he is never alone. (Family Series)

The Arc of Frederick County 30th Annual Trivia Playoff (Frederick)
Dust off those leg warmers and tease your hair! The Arc of Frederick County is hosting its 30th Annual Trivia Playoff in “80’s Style.” Teams of 2 or 3 can compete against each other in Trivia fun. Teams can register for $180.00

2015 Wine and Dine Tour (Elkton)
Enjoy a 5-course Dinner featuring a beer or wine pairing and Art! The Upper Chesapeake Ballroom dinner will be sure to please, call us to reserve your tickets to one or all!

16th Annual Symposium Lincoln's Assassination: "...He Belong to the Ages" (Clinton)
Scholars explore such topics as the character of John Wilkes Booth, the role of Cpl. Tanner in taking eyewitness accounts, Lincoln's funeral trip back to Illinois.

Baltimore Boxing Renaissance II (Woodlawn)
The Boxing Renaissance II, hosted by Baltimore’s own undefeated World Title contender Gervonta “Lil Tank” Davis, will features 3 World Champion Female Fighters. Professional boxing history will be made when Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson, Tyreshia “Lady Tyga” Douglas, and Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salin

Frozen Fun at the Zoo (Rising Sun)
Join in for the snacks, crafts, games, sing along, story time, animal encounter and don't forget admission to the zoo.

Berenstain Bears Live! (Cheverly)
Mama Bear helps fix all her families problems in this fun, family stage show based on the award-winning children's book series.

Lunchtime Lecture: "The National Road" by Virginia Frank (Ellicott City)
Bring your own lunch – with drinks and treats provided – and enjoy a lecture focusing on historical facts and more in Howard County. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lecture is from noon-1 p.m. with an optional tour of the museum from 1-1:30 p.m. $5 per person. Tickets are free for HCHS members.


5th Annaul Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning (Annapolis)
Celebrate spring with a family-friendly feast of the Chesapeake's most cherished bivalve. Festivities begin with the annual sock burning and go on to include live music, shucking and cooking demonstrations, an oyster shucking contest, and exhibits highlighting the area’s unique maritime heritage and the role oysters play in maintaining the health of the Bay. Feast on oysters any way you like them – raw, steamed, fried, and grilled.

Empty Bowl Project: Soup Dinner (Ocean City)
Enjoy a simple meal with soup, breads, and desserts donated by local restaurants and take home a handcrafted bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Proceeds will benefit Diakonia and future ALOC programs.

Shamrock Shuffle (Frostburg)
The Annual Shamrock Shuffle will fill the streets with a touch of Green. A street festival where you can experience Irish culture, food, music, and beer gardens.

Anton Baranov - Solo Guitar (Baltimore)
Anton Baranov received first price in the prestigious 2013 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. Don't miss this young virtuoso's concerto here in Baltimore.

Ledisi, Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James (D.C.)
Fresh off a Grammy nomination for best R&B performance and an appearance in the Oscar nominated film "Selma," Ledisi has consistently proved she has chops. The singer comes from a musical family (her father is musician Larry Sanders; her grandfather was blues singer Johnny Ace), and she has made her own mark in R&B.

Bamboo Wind Chimes (Baltimore)
Bamboo’s natural hollow form makes it an ideal choice for many instruments, particularly wind chimes. Come and create this musical craft to decorate your outdoor space. Ages 12 and up, $7 per person($5 members)

ENCORE! 20 More! Joe's 20th Anniversary Gala  (Mount Rainier)
The evening features live music, social dance, delicious food and a two-decade retrospective of moving people, minds and community through the arts!

Bluebird Basics (Catonsville)
Bluebird information and nest box building. Bluebird Basics Saturday, March 21; 1 - 3 p.m. Find a bit o’ happiness observing and learning about Banneker’s Bluebirds and how we monitor them. Then build your own nest box to take home. Adults and children 7+ $10 members / $15 non-members

Sista Girls' Talk: Reclaiming Health and Wealth (Baltimore City)
Dr. Gourdine is the former deputy secretary for Public Health Services in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is currently the CEO and founder of a health policy consulting firm. Dr. Tamara England is Asst Minister at Enon Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD. Book signing follows.

Carroll County Farmer's Market's Spring Fling (Westminster)
Local vendors selling home made baked goods, Jams and Jellies, honey, Pasture raised meats, hand made crafts. Local acoustic musicians perform. Breakfast and lunch are served.

All Grain Brew Tour (Baltimore)
All Grain Brew Tours is turning Baltimore into Brewtimore! Ticket includes: Luxury Transportation with a fully licensed and bonded driver – gratuity included, Tours of Union Craft Brewing and Heavy Seas, Pint from Union’s taproom, Pint glass from Union Craft Brewing to take home (1 per person), 5 beer tasting at Heavy Seas (4 oz. pours), Pint glass from Heavy Seas to take home (1 per person), Complementary Water & Snacks on the ride, Complementary growler storage
Maryland Day (St. Mary's City)
Celebrate the 381st anniversary of Maryland’s founding with pageantry and fun. Kite flying in Mackall Field from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Official ceremony on Visitor Center lawn at 1:00 p.m. Kids’ crafts & activities.

George & Martha: A Love Story Tea (Elkton)
Take Tea as the Washington’s’ enjoyed at Mt Vernon with Martha’s own ‘receipts’ of George’s favorite dishes. We will explore the history and mystery of Tea, as well as its' arrival in the Americas.

Columbia Pro Cantare Celebrates Music by Women Composers (Columbia)
Columbia Pro Cantare and the Howard County Concert Orchestra celebrate the music of three women composers

"Gordon Fog" Concert & CD Release Party (Ellicott City)
Gordon Fog plays original music influenced by artists like Neil Young, Jason Isbell and My Morning Jacket. These combine well-crafted songs with multiple harmonies and skilled guitar work have shared the stage with nationally touring acts like the Futurebirds and Water Liars. Gordon Fog releases their newest: “Crosscut Saw” in February 2015.

Stories for the Equinox-A 2015 World Storytelling Day Event (Woodstock)
Celebrate the Spring Equinox with an Afternoon of Storytelling!   World-class storytellers Vernyce DannellsWalter Jones and Kristin Pedemonti will enchant adults and children with tales of earth’s reawakening and the rebirth of nature using the spoken word, song and musical instruments.  Introducing the storytellers will be Marc Young, an experienced Howard County storyteller, who organized this storytelling program at the Howard County Conservancy as part of World Storytelling Day 2015.   $5/child (under 18); $10/adult (18+); $25/family.  Pre-register on line through our website,http://www.hcconservancy.org/upcoming-events.html


Family Sundays at BMA (Baltimore)
Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop or come on the last Sunday of the month for informal chats with a gallery educator about a single work of art in the collection. Family Workshops are held in the Temporary Education Classroom located on the second floor.

Spring Bridal Showcase (Gaithersburg)
Experience the elegance and charm of historic Kentlands Mansion while planning your dream wedding all in one place. Enjoy delicious food from the area's finest caterers. Discover the latest in wedding apparel.

15th Annual Maryland Women's Expo (Catonsville)
Self Health and Wellness Concepts and Tools for Success 20 Speakers - Sharing Trade Secrets 1200 Attendees - Bringing the Community To You 200 Exhibits - Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Non Profits.

Baltimore Bride Magazine's Aisle Style Wedding Events (Baltimore)
Guests will have the opportunity to meet Baltimore’s premier wedding professionals, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, delectable desserts and sparkling wine, hair and make-up demonstrations by Soiree and win fabulous giveaways. Tickets are $15 in-advance and $20 at the door.

Paint and Wet Your Palette (Rising Sun)
Paint & Wet your Palette at Dove Valley Winery...Enjoy painting & sipping on Dove valley wine. "Van Gogh Series " Admission includes a glass of wine... Call to complete your reservation ... Limited seating

Love 2 Dance (Cheverly)
Outstanding young dancers from Prince George’s County high schools and dance studios perform jazz, hip-hop, ballet, modern and world dance. Family-friendly to see these teens twirl, spin and leap across the stage in a terrific and uplifting program showing the depth of young talent in our community.

Jazz on Sundays: Dance on Bones (Brooklyn Park)
A non-linear, impressionistic text tells the story of world very like our own: sea levels are rising, trees are being ravaged, and jazz may be the only thing that can save humanity. Dance On Bones is inspired by and structured around jazz music, riffing off of the folklore of the jazz scenes in St. Petersburg, Russia and New Orleans, Louisiana; creation myths; flooding cities; and current environmental circumstances washing away our shores.

Notre Dame Football Legend, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger (Ellicott City)
Millions have been inspired by the movie “RUDY”, now the man behind the movie will share his inspiration in person! Notre Dame Football Legend, Daniel “RUDY” Ruettiger will speak at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Ellicott City on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00pm. The event includes his motivational talk, a catered Meet & Greet Reception, and photos with Rudy. Tickets range from $10 to $30 per person. Register online at www.OLPHschool.org. For more info contact Jodi Phelan atdevelopment@OLPHschool.org or 410-744-4251.
Yarn Party! Check out local yarn vendors, sit and knit, meet new people! In addition to some great crafty vendors, we also have: free lessons on knitting, crochet, spinning, and maybe more, fabulous door prizes to be given away throughout the event (Want to donate a prize? E-mailyarnparty@gmail.com.), weather-permitting, a sit and spin/crochet/knit area out on the deck And we collect knitted and crocheted items for local charities! Admission is FREE!

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