Weekends on Wednesdays



This Weekend:

M3 Rock Festival (Columbia)
We will be back for a 6th year- 2 days of music, features 2 stages, and a wide variety of entertaining booths and attractions.

St. Mary Anne's Garden Market (North East)
Celebrate spring at a colorful event with plants galore, plus artisan and vendor booths.

Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture (Baltimore)
Create sculptures with foil, clay, paper and other everyday objects every weekend in May.

Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble (Baltimore)Rinehart’s Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble is a counterpart to HAND/MADE, an exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Organized by students in MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS), HAND/MADE showcases works of multi-disciplinary contemporary sculptors alongside a 19th-century marble work by Rinehart.

Sinbad: The Untold Tale (Bethesda)
Sinbad the Sailor has retired from his notorious adventures. He tries to keep his feisty daughter Ittifaq safe from the sorceress Jan Shah. But when a mysterious cloud descends upon Baghdad putting all of the adults to sleep, proud Ittifaq must enlist the help of Sinbad the Porter, a street orphan.

Southern Maryland Spring Festival (Leonardtown)
Carnival, entertainment, tractor pull, children's games, hay rides, sand art, face painting, raffles, silent auction, artists & crafters, food and much more.

She-Sale Quality Consignment Event (Annapolis)
A quality consignment event for ladies, juniors and home decor. Visit www.SheSaleConsignment.com for information about consigning and additional sale details.

Gallery B May Exhibition: The Merry Month (Bethesda)
Gallery B is please to present its May 2015 exhibition: The Merry Month, a group show featuring colorful artwork by artists Liliane Blom, Cynthia Ferrell Johnson, Donna McGee, Carol Vorosmarti, Kathryn Wiley and Patricia Zannie.

On Paper: Crinkle, Spin, Pluck (Baltimore)
This exhibition showcases eight prints and drawings whose images are the result of a specific action or intention rather than a depiction of the action.

Black Box: Sharon Hayes (Baltimore)
Through her performances, films, and installations, Baltimore-born artist Sharon Hayes (American, born 1970) examines the intersection of history, politics, and speech, with a particular focus on the language of 20th-century protest groups.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (West Friendship)
A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more. Check out our schedule and events pages for more details about the Festival. We look forward to seeing you!

Towsontown Spring Festival (Towson)
The event has turned into the largest outdoor festival in Maryland and one of the largest on the East Coast with approximately 250,000 visitors.

South Mountain Creamery Spring Festival (Middletown)
Join South Mountain Creamery at the annual Spring Festival! Sample and purchase South Mountain Creamery products, enjoy homemade pork bbq and pit beef sandwiches, meet local vendors, feed the calves, take a tour of the creamery and milking parlor, watch cows being milked, and listen to live music. Participate in our raffle to support a local charity.



1st:

May Day (Annapolis)
Downtown Annapolis residents and merchants welcome spring by decorating their doorways with baskets of blooming flowers. Some 20 volunteers from the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne judge the entries and invite winners to join them at an annual Garden Club Tea.

Fallen Heros Day (Timonuim)
Maryland's police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty during the past year will be honored at the 30th annual Fallen Heroes Day Ceremony--the only statewide ceremony in the nation that brings together all segments of the public safety community.

Meet the Artist! (Shady Side)
Come meet Maria! She will be our honored guest for a special “Meet the Artist” reception at the museum. The museum will be hosting her solo exhibition, "Art of the Catch," which features the very latest of her acclaimed photography documenting life today on the Chesapeake Bay. Select works for sale.



2nd:

National Harbor Wine and Food Festival (National Harbor)
This event brings together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen and culinary pioneers with thousands of metro Washington, D.C. foodies.

Six Pillars Century 2015 Blackwater Tour (Cambridge)
Cycling event - a ride, not a race, with four flat courses (11 mile Family Ride; 37mile Fun&Fitness; 56 mile Ironman Eagleman and a full 100 mile century) through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Well stocked rest stops with friendly volunteers with a Picnic in the Park upon your return.

Berlin Jazz and Blues Bash (Berlin)
Live blues bands performing on two stages throughout the day.

Ladew Garden Festival 2015 (Monkton)
Shop from an exclusive collection of more than 40 unique vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard, featuring hard to find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container specialties, plus decorative furniture, urns, statuary, and other architectural treasures.

Galena Dogwood Festival (Galena)
Parade, baby contest, children’s games and activities, food, music and vendors.

Turkey Point Fitness (North East)
Experience the Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail like you never have before! Enjoy a moderately paced hike out to the lighthouse and then stretch out your stress with beginner-friendly yoga. Please wear exercise appropriate clothing and bring water and a beach towel. $3 per person or $10 for a family.

Solomons Maritime Festival (Solomons)
Chesapeake Antique Boat & Marine Engine show, traditional foods, local and gospel music, waterfowl calling, crafts and Chesapeake Bay retriever trials.

The Fire Museum of Maryland Steam Show (Lutherville)
Hose wagon rides and demos with hand and horse-drawn apparatus, working steam engines, antique models, kids’ contests and more.

National Capital Area Scottish Festival (Rockville)
FREE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL -- Saturday, May 2nd, 7 pm. Come and enjoy Pipe Bands, Celtic Music, Celtic Dancers, Raffles! Scottish Treats for Sale! This is a free event, but DONATIONS ARE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED. All proceeds support the Rockville High School Pipe. Visit RHSPipeBand.org.

Northern Lights (Frederick)
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents its Northern Lights concert. The concert will feature guest conductor Barry Kolman and piano soloist John Wickelgren. Music for the evening will include selections from Grieg and Sibelius.

May Day (St. Mary's City)
Welcome spring with the colonists. Celebrate with a maypole, games, and crafts to make.

Native Plant Sale (Baltimore)
Support your backyard ecosystem with a fundraiser for Guilford Garden Club and Robert E. Lee Park Nature Council! Growing native plants encourages beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife in your community. Professional gardeners will be on hand to help participants learn about the importance of landscaping with plants native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Rain-date: 5/3.

Spring Fling Car Show (Stevensville)
Awards, Music and More! Classic Car and Tractor Show. Top awards, Dash plaques, Door prizes, Goody bags for registered Participants, Store specials, Food for sale to benefit a local charity,

First Saturday - Mayfest (Frederick)
Spring is here! Welcome it with the annual Mayfest celebration. Flowers and balloons will fill the streets as we host a day full of springtime fun. Live music, late shopping, and delicious fine dining!

Spring Plant Sale (Edgewater)
The sale features perennials, shade plants, and heirloom vegetables. Master Gardeners will assist with plant selection. Annuals from Melwood will also be available for purchase.

Bostwick Festival (Bladensburg)
Come and visit our historic building with 1800s kids games, food, music, community activities, trade demonstrations, arts and craft vendors, and lots of fun on our 1812 era building.

Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Bike Tour (Hancock)
Brilliant spring wildflowers brighten the journey as you learn about the flora and fauna along the Western Maryland Rail Trail. The guided bike ride is approximately 20 miles long roundtrip and is taken at a leisurely pace. Join us at the C&O Bicycle shop in Hancock at 10 am

22nd Annual Clyde Gibson Fishing Derby (Mount Airy)
Fishing derby for ages 1 to 14. Prizes for largest fish, smallest fish, most weight. Great time for Dads (Moms, too) to spend with their children and have a good time. Registration is required to be eligible for a prize.

47th Annual National Capitol Region Scottish Festival (Rockville)
FREE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL -- Saturday, May 2nd, 7 pm. Come and enjoy Pipe Bands and Soloists, Celtic Music and Dancing. Raffles! Scottish Treats for Sale!

DC Funk Parade (DC)
This musical event celebrates the city's musical heritage. Features dancers, marching bands, and drum corps each with a bold, funk music tilt.

Family Day (Glen Echo)
Kids can enjoy art activities, face painting, dance performances, magic shows, storytelling, tours by National Park Service rangers, sing-a-longs, and carousel rides!

Fruhlingsfest (DC)
 This family-friendly garden event will feature activities for all ages including face painting, maypole dancing, ice cream making, garden games and scavenger hunts.

Innovation Family Festival (DC)
Kids can explore how containers are put to work, from shipping art and precious gems, to eco-friendly plant beds, to space suits. Make new containers from old ones in the cardboard playground or watch containers being made in a 3-D printer. At the Kogod Courtyard.

NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: Science & Math + Music (DC)
 Joined by other NSO performers, cellist and host Yvonne Caruthers presents a multimedia program that explores the connections between the three subjects. At the Family Theater.



3rd:

Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (Towson)
Outstanding house and garden tours benefiting historic preservation throughout the state.

Flower Fest & Garden Party (Catonsville)
Flower mart and mini crafts festival with beautiful potted spring flowers and garden plants, displays from local master gardeners, gifts for Mother's Day, and delicious food and music. The event also celebrates the opening of our Sunday Farmers Market.

Cinco de Miler 5 Mile Run (Stevensville)
Cinco de Miler, sponsored by Charm City Run, is a 5-mile trail race to benefit Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy.

SPCA 24th Annual Walk & Run for the Animals (Annapolis)
On Sunday, May 3rd the SPCA of Anne Arundel County will celebrate its 24th annual Walk & Run for the Animals event at Quiet Waters Park from 8am to 1pm.

"Spring! By Land, Sea, and Sky" (Owings Mills)
In its 39th season, Children's Chorus of Maryland & School of Music will hold its annual Spring Concert, Spring! By Land, Sea and Sky, at Gordon Center for the Performing Arts in Owings Mills on Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm.

Closing Reception for Learning Your Letters: Braille Art (Baltimore)
Learning Your Letters: Braille Art, presented by the Jewish Museum of Mmaryland and the Braille Art Gallery, features Braille drawings by artists of all ages and all abilities, to promote Braille literacy. The exhibit will be open to the public in the lobby of the JMM from April 15, 2015, through May 3, 2015.

Sykesville Art & Wine Festival (Sykesville)
Local wineries will provide a variety of samples, glasses and bottles for sale, craft beer tastings will also be offered. The festival is free to attend. There is a nominal fee for tastings, which includes a collectible wine glass.

Inaugural Ellicott City Pinewood Grand Prix (Ellicott City)
The Ellicott City Pinewood Grand Prix is an adults-only pinewood derby held in the historic mill town of Ellicott City. Remember when your dad built your car, and you “helped” paint it? Not this time! You build it, you race it, the glory is all yours. The competition will be fierce from physics geeks to designer gurus. This is an event where beer will flow, teams will cheer and tears are not allowed. If this sounds good to you, don’t waste any time getting registered, there are only 48 slots available.
Come shop our native plant sale and learn how best to care for plants in your lawn and garden. Local experts in landscaping, tree care, and gardening lead demonstrations on proper pruning, landscape design, and plant care. By planting native and properly caring for your plants, you can save on the cost of water, fertilizer, and pesticides while providing habitat for butterflies, insects, and other local wildlife. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all plants benefits educational programs at the Nature Center. Seewww.howardcountymd.gov/RNCplantnative.htmfor details on speakers and other activities. Don’t have a babysitter? For children 4 years and older, we offer a supervised children’s area. Drop off your children while you shop and learn ($5 per child per hour). Children outside of the supervised area must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The Showtime Singers stage high-quality performances, with a cappella and accompanying singing. Come enjoy Broadway standards, patriotic music, and a splash of rock ‘n roll too. The Showtime Singers hail from all over Central Maryland and the D.C. area. Tickets are free for HCHS members and $10 for HCHS non members. Refreshments provided.

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Weekends on Wednesday

Well...it's on a Wednesday! See below...


This Weekend:


Ward World Chamionship Wildfowl Carving and Art Festival (Ocean City)
45th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition & Art Festival, OC Convention Center. Hosted by the Ward Museum. View world class bird carvings and sculptures. Enjoy an abundance of children’s activities at the Kids Corner.


Delmarva Birding Weekend (Snow Hill)
Guided & self-guided tours around the region during the spring migration of shorebirds, waterfowl & nesting birds. Advanced registration recommended.

Watch This! Revelations in Media Art (DC)
Smithsonian American Art Museum--An exhibition of 45 works of art from 1941 to 2013, which highlight the ways artists have used technological innovation to create artistic revolution.

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show (Annapolis)
Experienced and novice sailors will have a chance to shop for the latest in equipment, electronics, clothing and boating accessories. Sailboats of all types and sizes, including catamarans, mono hulls, racing boats, and day sailors, will be at the show. Admission: $12; children 12 and under free.

18th Century Market Fair (Big Pool)
Re-enactors firing period weapons, 150 artisans, an encampment, living history programs and vendors demonstrating their craft.

Buckwild Truck and Tractor Classic (Westminster)
Saturday is the truck show and truck pull; Sunday is the tractor pull. Food will be served. Check out our website for more information.

Psalms of Peace (Frederick)
The Frederick Chorale shares the stage with The Frederick Children's Chorus to perform Leonard Bernstein's Chicester Psalms and John Rutter's Mass of the Children. This music sings off the page in jaunty rhythms and haunting melodies that bring the ancient liturgical and scriptural texts to life.

Deep Vision Dance Company Presents: Flux (Baltimore)
An evening of original choreography capturing the flux of human desire, emotion, and ambition by Artistic Director, Nicole A. Martinell in collaboration with regional musicians, designers, flamenco artists, and the Deep Vision dancers.

Maryland International Kite Expo (Ocean City)
Great spectator and participant event! The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun filles days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland.

Spring Craft Festival/Tractor Pull (Crownsville)Handmade crafts, children's activities; food available and free parking and admission to craft show only.

Galaxy of Quilts (Gaithersburg)
Friendship Star Quilters Biennial Quilt Show. Over 250 quilts on display, merchant mall, FSQ's 2015 Opportunity Quilt, raffle baskets, featherweight sewing machine raffle, members' boutique, children's activities, service projects sit and sew, demonstrations, silent auction.

The Garden Fair at Sotterley Plantation (Hollywood)
Informative topics, demos, vendors, and all things garden-related! Admission

24th:

Out of Order 2015 (Baltimore)
Join us at this year's Out of Order event on Friday, April 24, 2015 to view and bid on works from a wide range of regional artists - from emerging and student artists to established professionals.

25th:

Annapolis Book Festival at The Key School (Annapolis)
The Annapolis Book Festival is a free community event that features numerous prominent authors, a family-friendly comic-con for children and teens, children’s activities, as well as book signings, live music, and new and used book sales. Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spring Fest in Historic Ellicott City (Ellicott City)
Spring Fest bursts on the scene along Main Street in Historic Ellicott City. 4 Music stages wit h25+ Bands, Craft Beer Gardens and Wine, Kids Area with free crafts, Earth day activities

Winefest at St. Michaels (St. Michaels)
Maryland's premiere wine event, featuring over 400 wines from around the globe. Now in its 6th year, WineFest is a streetscape event held throughout St. Michaels. Wine tastings, great food, and much more. A complimentary shuttle is provided or enjoy a stroll through beautiful St. Michaels.

Genealogy Jumpstart for the Reluctant Irish (Baltimore)
Learn how to do your own research on the cheap, and discover the family stories that await you. This program will teach you how to do research at home and with local researches. We will have a lively question and answer period.

Savor Bowie Food, Wine and Music Festival (Bowie)
Concerts for Causes Inc. Presents Savor Bowie Food, Wine and Music festival, featuring Free admission (You heard right, Free Admission) and Complimentary Food and Wine tastings from the top wineries in the area. Vendors and Artisans, Classic and New Car display.Many areas of music and entertainment

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival (St. Leonard)
April 25, 2015 marks the 37th year for the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland. Chosen in 2000 by Congressman Steny Hoyer to represent Southern Maryland in the national "Local Legacy" project of the Library of Congress’ Bicentennial celebration, The Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering highlights the heritage of the Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scots, and Welsh.

WomenFest 2015 (Cooksville)
Featuring 90+ vendors and exhibitors, engaging seminars and free health screenings. For more information about WomenFest, follow the Department’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HoCoCitizen) or call 410-313-5440.

Maryland Day (Adelphi)
With UMD now in the Big Ten Conference, Maryland Day is B1G-ger than ever! Maryland Day is packed with exciting events and exhibits in six “learning neighborhoods” spread across campus. Choose the events that most interest you and your family by visiting marylandday.umd.edu

Cycle of Cecil (Fair Hill)
A cycling event of three distances 15, 35, and 65 miles from the scenic Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area and traveling throughout Cecil County. All routes have multiple well-manned rest stops that provide drinks, snacks, and restrooms.

Moving History/History Moving (Baltimore)
This exhibition explores the history of Peabody Dance, the dance program within Peabody Preparatory. The program was founded in 1914 and is one of the oldest continuously operating dance training programs in the country.

An Evening with Julie Andrews (North Bethesda)
Conversations, Stories & Clips with Peter Marks, moderator, & music by Strathmore Children's Chorus From the nanny we'd always wished for in Mary Poppins to mountain-top twirling nun-no-more Maria in The Sound of Music to a fabulous cross-dressing club crooner in Victor/Victoria, Julie Andrews has towered upon the big screen; on Broadway, she won hearts with her iconic portrayals in My Fair Ladya

Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts (Laurel)
Celebrate spring at this whimsical festival! Hear live music, stroll among vendors of fine arts, handmade items and more, and see a variety of art exhibits. At this all-day festival, there's never a shortage of things to do. Festival is free; tea is $13/person.

Michael's Cafe presents the Fourth Edition of the Crab Ball, Spring Jam and Pig Roast (Timonium)
A free outdoor tented concert in celebration of Spring with cold beer, craft cocktails, all you can eat pig roast and live music.

Earth Day Celebration and Clean-up (Baltimore)
Celebrate Earth Day by restoring the park! Join a team of rangers and volunteers to remove invasive plants, pick up trash, work on trails, and plant some native plants. All ages, Free!

March of Dimes March for Babies (Hagerstown)
Register at www.marchforbabies.org & begin fundraising to help March of Dimes give all babies a health start in life by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Then, on April 25th, join us for a family-friendly walk-a-thon with music, kids' activities, food and more!

2015 Spring Concert Series - Mount St. Mary's University Chorale (Emmitsburg)
Enjoy beautiful music from the Mount St. Mary's University Chorale as it fills the Basilica for our Spring Concert series on Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.

2nd Annual 7k Run to Remember (Ellicott City)
The charity run/walk benefits the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and coincides with National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 19-25, 2015). The race length (4.3 miles) represents one-k for every day of observance or remembrance. Run/walk starts and finishes at the boat dock.

Oxford Day (Oxford)
Includes a 10K run, 5K walk, a dog show, live music, a parade, ferry rides, children’s activities and more.

The Brigance Brigade Foundation 2nd Annual 5.7k Championship Run (Baltimore)
The Brigance Brigade Foundation, an organization that supports ALS patients and their families created by former NFL player O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda, is hosting its 5.7K Championship Run & 1 Mile Family Run/Walk in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore, MD.

A Starlight Spring Formal in Old Ellicott City (Ellicott City)
The Howard County Historical Society presents “A Starlight Spring Formal in Old Ellicott City” on April 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the HCHS’s Museum.

CAC Arts in the Park Festival (Brooklyn Park)
A FREE, family friendly festival of art, music, dance, theatre, food! Activities for kids of all ages, and CAC will announce the 2015/2016 season AND even provide some sneak peeks into the performances to come!

26th:

Spring Wildflower Walk (Baltimore)
Our trails are home to many species of beautiful Maryland plants. Starting at the ranger station, we’ll hike to find a variety of flowers and shrubs. Sunday, April 26th, 10:00am - 12:00pm Ages 5 and up, free! Our trails are home to many species of beautiful Maryland

The Folk Music of African Americans at Auburn (Thurmont)
All proceeds from the concert will be used to fund bioarchaeological research. By studying and disseminating the results of this research, we hope that people everywhere will get to meet some of these early workers and understand the critical roles they played in the development of our early nation.

Funny Sunday (Baltimore)
Funny Sunday features comic magician Mike Rose and comedy ventriloquist Tom Crowl. The show will be very interactive and is suitable for adults and children ages 8 and older. Don't miss it!

10th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival (Kensington)
The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is one of the top literary events in the DC area.

African Collection Opening Celebration (Baltimore)
This free and festive day-long event celebrates the BMA’s new presentation of African art with activities for all ages. Enjoy musical performances, artist demonstrations, art-making activities, and gallery conversations that celebrate the breadth and diversity of the collection.

Woodstock Bike Fest and Outdoor Rock Concert (Woodstock)
A wonderful event for motorcycle enthusiasts featuring, beer garden, BBQ, air guitar contest and modern country and rock band Red Dirt Revolution

Wednesdays...(okay so it's not the weekend but still a cool thing!)

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races (Annapolis)
Grab your favorite dockside seat in America's Sailing Capital to watch some 150 crews compete in midweek races that involve sailing around several marks in the Bay before heading back to Spa Creek for a finish in front of the Annapolis Yacht Club.

Weekends on Wednesdays

150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Assassination

This Weekend:

Columbia Festival of the Arts (Columbia)
An annual celebration of the arts that builds community through shared participation and celebration.

Enchanted April (Chestertown)
Friday and Saturday Performances @ 8PM Sunday Performances @ 3PM “Enchanted April” tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environments to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy.

Bay Bridge Boat Show (Stevensville)
For 30+ years, the most anticipated Spring Boat Show on the East Coast! Fun for the entire family!

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival (Gaithersburg)
Celebrate spring with a shopping spree! More than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work at the 40th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD, Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Countryside Artisans Studio Tour (Beallsville)
We are a group of craftspeople and artists located in the foothills of Sugarloaf Mountain in rural Maryland. Working out of our cottage studios, we create quality handcrafted items including original prints, paintings, hand blown glass, pottery, hand spun yarns, woven apparel, and stone sculpture.

Bethesda Literary Festival (Bethesda)
Downtown Bethesda celebrates the diversity of modern literature by presenting the 16th annual Bethesda Literary Festival from Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19, 2015. Managed and organized by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP), the festival will feature an array of local and national authors.

Downtown Westminster Restaurant Week (Westminster)
Options are available for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Carousel (Olney)
After a bank robbery gone wrong, carousel barker Billy Bigelow is given a second chance to make things right for the love-of-his-life Julie Jordan and the child he never got to meet. Featuring some of the form's best-loved songs: "You'll Never Walk Alone," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and "If I Loved You."

Lincoln 150-On the Trail of The Assassin (Waldorf)
On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth, the assassin, rode on horseback with co-conspirator David Herold to Dr. Mudd’s home in the early hours of April 15th for surgery on his fractured leg before continuing his escape.

Conspiracy - The Talk of Port Tobacco (Port Tabacco)
Come take a walk around Port Tobacco Historic Village, a Maryland port town that was a hotbed of Confederate activity and where residents may have been involved in the conspiracy. Learn about one of the conspirators who lived and owned a business here.

Villains, Rebels, & Rogues: Archeology and Preservation along the Booth Escape Trail (Bel Alton)
Uncover evidence of Rich Hill's 19th Century appearance. Hear historians as they share Rich Hill's connection to the Lincoln assassination.

Fell's Point Privateer Festival (Baltimore)
Inspired by a long maritime history of schooners and Privateers, the Annual Privateer Festival includes: - Craft, Food, and Merchandise Market - Live Music and Entertainment – Traditional and Modern - Children’s Activity and Entertainment Pier including Free Inflatable Pirate Ship Slide

5th Annual Decanter Wine and Racing Festival (Baltimore)
Come out and sample wines from over 20 Maryland wineries, browse wine & equine themed arts and crafts, enjoy live music, dine on local fare and experience live horse racing from the prestigious 2nd Floor Grandstand. There will also be a "best-dressed" contest some come in your best derby attire!

The Emporiyum (Baltimore)
Featuring 65+ chefs and artisans, discover the tastiest treats from around the country and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products. There'll be tunes from a DJ, plus sips and samples. Get your tickets now, because they will sell out! www.theemporiyum.com

Marching Through Time (Glenn Dale)
Enjoy a multi-period military re-enactment that marches you through time! Re-enactors will lead you from 1st century Romans through the Vietnam War. Visitors will experience camp and domestic life, military drills, period merchants and more.

Filmfest DC (DC)
Founded in 1986, the mission of the Washington, DC International Film Festival is to bring the best in new international cinema to the nation's capital.

17th:

Rosanne Cash: The River and The Thread (North Bethesda)
The Library of Congress calls her "one of the most compelling figures in popular music;" and while she's distinctly proud of being the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and the stepdaughter of June Carter Cash (of bluegrass's legendary Carter Family), Rosanne Cash has carved out her own fiercely independent career, recording 15 albums that have yielded 21 top-40 hits.

18th:

3rd Annaul McGinn Group Food Drive (Ellicott City)
Come and see us!  Donate and receive a chocolate chip cookie for your kindess! We'd love to see you there!
Giant in Dorsey Search to benefit the Howard County Food Bank.

Discovering Archaeology Day (St. Leonard)
Experience, discover, learn, and have fun exploring the “what, where, and how” of archaeology! Demonstrations, tours, and activities for budding archaeologists of any age! All ages, free!

St. John's - USNA Croquet Match (Annapolis)
The “Johnnies” and “Mids” vie for the coveted Annapolis Cup during the annual rite of spring.

Baltimore Improv Group: Life is Improvised (DC)
Actors create never-before-seen characters and scenes sparked by children's suggestions and imaginations. At the Helen Hayes Gallery.

Up in Smoke (Catonsville)
Today, tobacco use is frowned upon due to known health concerns, but in Mr. Banneker’s day, the plant was the economic mainstay of tidewater Maryland and points beyond. In fact, Ben’s father bought land that’s now the park

Frog Songs Night Hike (Catonsville)
It’s spring; the toads are trilling and the peepers peeping. Join us for a night hike to the wet places on the Banneker farmstead to hear their songs and maybe catch a glimpse. Adults and children 5+ $2 members / $4 non-members

Lincoln's Life and Legacy, Beyond Gettysburg (Bel Air)
Discover Lincoln's life through music and stories. Featuring Dr. Duke Thompson on piano, author and historian, Erika Quesenbery Sturgill and photographer, Dave Gigliotti

National Math Festival (DC--The National Mall)
The celebration will feature dozens of activities for every age, from hands-on magic, a scavenger hunt, and Houdini-like getaways, to lectures with some of the most influential mathematicians of our time.

Lincoln Funeral Commemoration Events at the B&O (Baltimore)
Baltimore, MD - Museum officials announced today plans to commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train in the B&O Railroad Museum’s Roundhouse in Baltimore, Maryland on April 18-19, 2015.

Leitersburg BBQ Festival (Hagerstown)
A smathering of the BBQ vendors for the day include Just Smokin Around BBQ, Smoking Quarters BBQ, Hog-It-Up BBQ, Bub-B-Que, JZ's Brick Oven Pizza, and Sweet Dreams Deli. Some good eats from local chef/owner John Walla of the Black Eyed Susan Restaurant are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Kent Island Cruisers Car Show to benefit Compass Regional Hospice (Centreville)
Originals, hot rods, custom, muscle cars all welcome. Event features vendor and food booths, music, 50-50 raffle, door prizes and more.

A Downton Abbey Tea (Elkton)
From the Titanic to the Teapot Dome Scandal history is recounted in the lives of the aristocracy and working class in this famed production. Learn the etiquette of ‘taking Tea’ whether at home or on a visit to the Abbey.

JuBELLation (Mt. Airy)
Handbell concert by intermediate handbell choirs from the area.

Baltimore Humane Society Kitten Shower (Reisterstown)
Demonstrations of bottle feeding kittens, "baby" shower games, prizes, refreshments and a registry. As long as there are unneutered animals, spring will also signal the beginning of kitten season. To celebrate the upcoming new arrivals, on April 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Baltimore Humane Society will be holding a Kitten Shower.

O Be Joyful - Hagerstown Choral Arts Spring Concert (Hagerstown)
The Hagerstown Choral Arts Spring Concert, “O Be Joyful,” will showcase a mixture of songs, featuring selected choruses from Handel's Messiah Parts II and III, including the ever-popular “Hallelujah Chorus” and other joyful melodies.

Michael Cooper, Masked Marvels and Wondertales (McHenry)
Special Family Friendly theatrical performance in masked, story telling in masked characters. Michael Cooper is a true Poet of the Stage. His eye-popping visual artistry on stage, whose exquisite brand of humor and emotion have dazzled audiences of all ages.Combining the mythical and the factual, Michael's one-man extravaganza feature his breathtaking handcrafted masks.

Cool Berlin Day (Berlin)
Celebration of Berlin being voted 2014 Coolest Small Town in America. Celebration including youth parade, food, games, beer garden, juggler and music from Kelly Bell Band

Broad Street Market SpringFest (Timonium)
Broad Street Market will be celebrating it's 2nd Annual SpringFest with live hosting from Mix 106.5, an inflatable moonbounce and slide, a visit from Fire Engine Station 17, spring crafts for kids, face painting, Elsa & Olaf, balloon twisting, free massages at Elements, wine and beer tasting

Bluegrass, Brew, & BBQ Fest at Linganor Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Live Blue grass music combined with hand-crafted artisan goods and delicious food vendors for your enjoyment.

ZERO Baltimore Bull & Shrimp Roast (White Marsh)
FUN, GREAT Food, Dancing, FREE t-shirts to all attendees, FREE Door Prizes, Plant & Liquor Wheel! AWESOME Music, Silent Auction, WINE GRAB activity, Dessert sponsored by Marie Louise Catering & Bistro! Proceeds go to ZERO Baltimore to help end prostate cancer!

Grafting tomatoes workshop (Brookeville)
Learn how to graft tomatoes. Learn which diseases can be minimized. Graft 10 plants to take home. Visit www.sharpfarm.com for details. Cost $20.00. Registration required, please call 410-489-2572 to sign up.

Howard County Greenfest 2015 (Columbia)
Enjoy a free, family oriented Earth Day Celebration complete with outdoor activities, workshops, giveaways, recycling opportunities, native plant sale, food, 100 green vendors and nonprofits organizations assembled into a “Green Mall.”Find the workshop schedule and other information at www.HCGreenFest.org. For more information and updates visit us on Facebook at Howard County GreenFest or follow us on Twitter atLiveGreenHoward. This year’s theme is “Living with Wildlife,” so come prepared to learn about the benefits of bats, how to deal with deer, come out and plant native plants that support our wildlife, or take a guided hike and learn about local flora and fauna
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Chincone Village Day at Handsell (Vienna)
Come to Historic Handsell on Indiantown Road north of Vienna to see the Chicone Longhouse and Garden and witness life of the native people by cultural historic and native interpreter, Daniel Firehawk Abbott.

Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk (Baltimore)
Raise awareness of organ donation and kidney disease prevention at this fun, family-friendly event. Enjoy a 2-mile walk, refreshments, music, magic, face painting, crafts and games. Proceeds will support the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s patient services, education and research efforts.

6th Annual Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Super Show (New Market)
Enjoy the Park and all it has to offer, in conjunction with all the exciting car show happenings. Door Prizes. 50/50 Drawing. iWheelie Machine. DJ. Award Presentation at 4pm. Stock and modified cars and trucks including Best of Show and Bosses Choice!$12 Pre-registration Online. Promo Code CARSHOW

A 19th-Century American Jew Visits the Holy Land: Mendes Cohen in Jerusalem (Baltimore)
Travel to the Holy Land with Mendes Cohen, early 19th century adventurer and proud citizen of the young American republic, and Dr. Deb Weiner, co-author of an upcoming book on the history of the Jews of Baltimore.

Ducking Dog Day (Towson)
Celebrate National Park Week and the Ridgely family of Hampton, who bred the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Members of the Ridgely family of Hampton were avid duck hunters. See Retriever dog demonstrations as their trainers explain what it takes to make a well-disciplined hunting dog. Watch decoy carvers practice their art. See special display about duck hunting.

Peabody Ragtime Ensemble in Concert (Burtonsville)
In spite of the “Ragtime” moniker, Peabody Ragtime Ensemble evolved from its 1974 student roots into a professional jazz ensemble that performs an eclectic line-up of traditional jazz—ragtime, Dixieland, Big Band, swing, novelties and vocals.

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Ellicott City)
If you’re curious as to the value of your possessions, the Antiques Roadshow – an educational forum where members of our live audience bring potentially valuable items to be evaluated by our appraisal experts – you’ll learn what you have, what it’s worth, and what you can do with it. Todd Peenstra, a professional appraiser, and Steve Gouterman a gemologist from Paradigm Experts, will examine your possessions. Fee is $12 general admission including an appraisal; $8 HCHS members general admission including an appraisal; and $5 general admission.

Nature Fun Club (Columbia)
Hang out with other kids who love nature and enjoy this Sunday’s theme, Insects and Spiders. Each Sunday holds a new adventure – from scavenger hunts to nature hikes and from planetarium presentations to arts & crafts projects. Make new friends while discovering the world around you! Recommended age is 4-7 yrs.