Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

Capitol Area Storytelling Festival (Rockville)
The inaugural festival brings together storytellers from across the the country such as Donald Davis, Geraldine Buckley, Sheila Arnold Jones, Anne Thomas and Dr. Mike Lockett. The event also features a competitive story slam Saturday night.

Gingerbread Village Festival (Westminster)
Gingerbread Houses on display, a mall scavenger hunt for kids, and the opportunity to win an incredible custom built playhouse for your backyard.

Holiday Preview (Mount Airy)
A night and day of seasonal cheer as downtown Mount Airy shops preview their holiday displays and merchandise. Live music and crafts. 

Akeelah and the Bee (DC)
Charles Randolph-Wright directs playwright Cheryl L. West's adaptation of the 2006 film.

16th Annual Festival of Wreaths (Cambridge)
Wreaths on display for silent auction. Gala featuring live auction of wreaths, trips, artwork; entertainment and refreshments. The Holiday Benefit Gala on December 3, 5:30-9pm, closes the Festival of Wreaths, with an auction of unique gifts, final silent auction wreath bidding, wine and food tasting, featuring specialties from local restaurants and caterers, and live entertainment. 

Annual Ornament Show and Sale (Dowell)
This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gift for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. General admission fees apply. Daily thru January 5, 2015 (closed Nov. 28 & Dec. 24, 25 & Jan. 2) 

Waterfowl Festival (Easton)
A wildlife art and sportmans expo. A celebration of small towns and a commitment to conservation. 

Appomattox (DC)
Washington National Opera honors the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with Philip Glass's opera about the two events. At the Opera House.


Baltimore Composers Forum "Autumn Brass" (Baltimore)
The Baltimore Composers Forum presents “Autumn Brass,” a concert performed by the Lyric Brass Quintet at An die Musik. 

Matt Belzer Master Class (Columbia)
Come to see Matt Belzer conduct a master class with Howard Community College jazz major students and ensemble groups! 

Mike Farris and The Roseland Rhythm Revue (Frederick)
The GRAMMY- winning artist fuses soul and gospel for a spirited evening of song. 


Belgian Beer Festival (Cambridge)
The High Spot and Stoked are hosting their Belgian Beer Festival the afternoon of Saturday, November 8, from 1-6pm. 

Best Buddies 5k (Baltimore)
The 2nd Annual Best Buddies 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! $30 Registration Fee.

Family Day (DC)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden-- A day of family fun inspired by the museum's new exhibition, "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York." Planned activities include a screening of Walt Disney's animated classic "Alice in Wonderland" (1951)in the Ring Auditorium (2-3:15 pm). ed for children age 5 and younger.

Christmas in the Country (Union Bridge)
Holiday Art and Craft Festival all day fun. Join us for a Turkey and Oyster dinner! 

Conowingo Eagle Day (Darlington)
An opportunity to learn more about wildlife photography, bald eagles and birding around Conowingo Dam. Programming related to photography, local wildlife and the environmental benefits of the dam. 

Friends of Patuxent Wildlife Holiday Bazaar (Laurel)
Shop for wild and not-so-wild new and gently-used treasures. Purchase unique gifts and support the Patuxent Research Refuge and Wildlife Center 

Global Expressions (Owings Mills)
This annual world dance production is a vibrant display of live music, colorful costumes, exciting movement & dance featuring Rueda de Casino Baltimore, Natya Kala Mandir East Indian Dance & Yesodot Israeli Youth Dance. 

Mark Forrest Concert (Silver Spring)
International Irish Tenor, Mark has filled concert halls and cathedrals worldwide. He has sung for luminaries such as Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa.

Model Boat Show (Oxford)
Roughly 30 modelers displaying diverse models such as; the historic Oxford Bellevue Ferry. Kids activities. Fun for all ages! 

Slow Shutters and Starry Skies (North East)
Calling all amateur photographers! With your DSLR and tripod in tow, hike to the Turkey Point Lighthouse to explore the stars and constellations of a November night sky (approximately two mile hike round trip). 

So, Sew Simple: A Quilting Introduction (Oella)
Learn to sew a simple quilted holiday ornament and enjoy the brief story of quilting in the United States. 

Spotting Wildlife in Winter (Woodstock)
Expert wildlife spotter & photographer, Frank Marsden, is outside every day. He will share his beautiful photos and lead us on an easy hike around Conservancy grounds. 

Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair (Upper Marlboro)
Shop local this holiday season! Join us for our 6th annual Trash to Treasure green craft fair at Watkins Nature Center. Handmade goods by local artisans and crafted from recycled, sustainable, organic or fair trade materials. Items for sale include jewelry, wood carvings, bee products.

Workshop: Make Your Own Glass Thanksgiving Platter (Annapolis)
Make a fun platter to dazzle your holiday guests! Learn fundamental concepts relevant to creating glass objects in the kiln. 


A Grand Slam! (Columbia)
A celebration of the 10th season of the Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts and new partnership with Howard County Concert Orchestra. 

Acoustic Alchemy (Annapolis)
Jazz concert

Ana Vidovic, Classical Guitarist in Concert (Annapolis)
Ms. Vidovic is one of the most talented virtuoso guitarists in the world. A short Q&A will follow the concert. 

Miracle Pond (Woodstock)
Over 15 years, the "Miracle Pond" in Baltimore attracted an amazing abundance of wildlife. Join noted Maryland photographer, Middleton Evans, as he shares his findings.

Pro Musica Rara (Timonium)
Baltimore's premier early music ensemble presents Songs and Music from Restoration England including excerpts from Purcell’s King Arthur.Pre-concert talk 2:30 pm.

SugarPlum Tea Parties (Rockville)
The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre hosts a "Nutcracker"-themed party, which includes tea, sweets, a ballet class and crafts and visits from the SugarPlum Fairy, Snow Queen and other characters. Ages 3-7.

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