Weekend on Wednesdays

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This Weekend:

41st Annual Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show (Easton)
Experience astonishing displays of operating antique steam and gas engines, vintage cars, trucks, tractors and farm implements. All day long demonstrations of early crafts, including Spinning, Weaving, Quilting, Broom and Basket making, Steam and Gas Sawmills, Working Horse Demonstrations. Extraordinary family fun.

American Heritage Chocolate Weekend (Annapolis)
Join us for the American Heritage Chocolate Weekend, and explore the engaging story of one of our most beloved foods . . . chocolate! In the 1700’s the chocolate making process was time consuming, however, it quickly became a favorite drink among the colonist. Thomas Jefferson once said, “The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America.” Join experts from American Heritage Chocolate and see how chocolate was made; tour the William Paca House and learn how the Paca family would have used chocolate in their daily lives; and taste chocolate the way our founding fathers would have enjoyed it.

Annapolis Irish Festival (Annapolis)
Several popular national and regional groups, Pipe and Drums corps, Irish step dancers, competitions, and more. Vendors offering authentic Irish crafts, foods, clothing, jewelry will bring the flavor of the Emerald Isle to Annapolis.

Orioles vs. Yankees (Baltimore)
Baltimore Orioles vs. The New York Yankees: Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and cash donations to Oriole Park to benefit the Maryland Food Bank.

27th Annual OC Tuna Tournament (Ocean City)
Fish for big cash prizes for largest tuna, most pound caught and other entries. Enjoy a week of fun and competition. And you don't need to fish to join in on the fun. Come on down to the docks and watch the excitement as the fish come in and get weighed. We feature live entertainment, delicious food, cold drinks, tight lines and good times. Jennifer Blunt, ocfc@ocfishing.com

Greek Festival (Ocean City)
This is the 25th year that the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, on 40th Street & the Bay, will be transformed into a place for "All things Greek", feeding and entertaining thousands. Have a leisurely lunch and shop from the many unique vendors of jewelry, imports and art. Then hit the beach and come back for dinner & dancing when the place really rocks, after 5pm to the Greek sounds of Golden Flame. Not shy, grab a hand and dance! A little shy, O.K., enjoy watching the others, especially the Authentic Greek Dance Performers.

Paint It! Ellicott City 2014 (Ellicott City)
Come watch our juried artists as they paint Historic Ellicott City. Artists from the community may also join the Open Paint-Out. An opening reception July 14 from 6–8pm at the Arts Council for the exhibit of juried artists' work will include a 1-night exhibit of work from the Open Paint-Out.

The Music Man presented by Rockville Musical Theatre (Rockville)
In this classic musical with music and lyrics written by Meredith Wilson"," a traveling con artist"," Marian the Librarian", and "76 trombones" add up to a happy, rousing musical adventure that will sweep us up in its parade.

Pirate Fest Encampment (Havre de Grace)
Come visit the Lock House for a live pirate encampment with skirmishes and demonstrations, live music, children's costume contests, pirates tales, vendors, and more! The event takes place on the grounds of the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House.

Baltimore County 4-H Fair (Timonium)
Fun, Learning and Excitement to be had for the whole family.

The Pirates of Penzance (Columbia)
The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of hone and duty.

Retreat Through Williamsport Weekend (Williamsport)
In the evening of July 3, 1863 General Robert E. Lee had a tough decision to make. Does he stay and fight another day or does he withdraw his troops back to the safety of Virginia to prepare to fight another day. After losing over 25,000 troops Lee decided to retreat to Virginia following his original path through the Town of Williamsport and across the Potomac River. 

International Festival (Largo)
Join us for the region's only annual empowerment and music event. Performers include: TLC, Ludacris, Third World, and many more.

American Indian Pow-Wow (West Friendship)
Hollister, NC - Pow-Wow, an American Indian owned and operated company, will sponsor the 21th annual Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival on July 12-13, 2014 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

Battle of Monocacy Retreat Commemoration (Ellicott City)
Take a trip back in time as downtown Ellicott City commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Union troops’ retreat from the battlefield at Monocacy to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Ellicott’s Mills Station. Weekend events include Union Soldier encampments and drills, a living history soldier’s hospital and a special Maryland Civil War artifact exhibit, and a special plaque dedication honoring those from Howard County who fought with the Union Army. There is also a book signing at the B&O Railroad Museum with Dan Toomey (The War Came by Train) and Marc Leepson (Desperate Engagement: How a Little Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C. and Changed American History). Learn about the role Ellicott’s Mills played while hosting the Union soldiers who came there to regroup, and hear stories of its impact on the mill town and its citizens. FREE, All Ages. (B&O Railroad museum fee admissions still apply)

July 11th:

Chocolate and Wine Tasting (Annapolis)
Experts will trace chocolate’s journey from the Amazon to Annapolis and discuss its impact on colonial life. Both before and after the presentation, guests will taste delicious treats made using American Heritage, paired with an equally delightful wine and even a chocolate martini.

Night Slides (Chesapeake Beach)
Come and enjoy the Chesapeake Beach Water Park at Night under the stars! Every Friday, weather permitting, from July 11 thru August 8, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, come and have fun at the water park. Fun, Games & Prizes for all ages! 

Sykesville Concerts in the Park--Soulflower (Sykesville)
Soulflower (acoustic duo 60s/70s) Snack Shack Open!

July 12th:

Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off (Cambridge)
Taste and vote for top crab dishes by restaurant chefs in four categories during a downtown street festival honoring the Chesapeake's seafood heritage; tickets to the tasting sell out fast, so come early or buy in advance. 

Lake Arbor Jazz Festival (Lake Arbor)
Make plans now to attend the 2014 Lake Arbor Jazz Festival! Now in its fourth year, we're taking it to another level! Don't miss this year's festival! It's going to be another wonderful day of great music, friends, family and fun.

Chesapeake Region Classic Car Show (Lutherville)
Over 60 antique cars. Bring your classic car (pre-1985) for a free admission to the third largest fire museum in world. Over 40 antique fire engines, dating back to 1806, are on exhibit. Outside events are free, regular admission for the Museum, all coupons accepted.

Evening Paddle (North East)
Enjoy an evening paddle on the serene waters of the North East River. Discover the wonders that abound on the water as the sun sets. Meet on the North East Beach. $20 per canoe, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. Space is limited, so call today.

Celebrating with Pride on the Potomac (Accokeek)
Experience 1814 at the National Colonial Farm! Performances will highlight the challenges faced by ordinary Marylanders during the War of 1812, as British invaders offer freedom to escaped slaves & prepare to set fire to the nation's capital. Pride of Baltimore deck tours, kayak tours & music.

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band (Brooklyn Park)
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have been crowned the very first, and only Americans to win a Latin GRAMMY in the Children's Album category!

Building Woodland Fairy Houses (Woodstock)
In the spirit of “Build It and They Will Come,” bring your children and join other families to build beautiful dwellings for the fairies in the Conservancy’s woodlands and stream edges. We will have bark and twigs and “construction materials.” Consider taking a walk with your children to hunt for natural building materials near your home – and bring them with you. We’re sure the magic of our woods will bring the fairies to appreciate your constructions! Recommended for ages 10 and under. Parents, please plan to remain with your child during the program. 

Taste of the Town (Middletown)
Relax under the stars in Historic Middletown - complete with dinner, wine tasting, carriage ride, live music, including Civil War period dance lessons! Free Babysitting at licensed daycare steps away!  

July 13th:

Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show (Baltimore City)
Competition for retired Thoroughbred Horses that have been retrained for hunting and jumping.

John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall (Bel Air)
John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall presented by Jim Garrett, a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast. The cost is $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more information: 443-619-0008 or SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com

Merrell Down and Dirty Obstacle Race Presented by Subaru (Bowie)
Athletes will experience an action packed day with family and friends while giving back to our military heroes. Enter RUNDC14 for $10 off the 3 or 6 mile; KIDSRUN for $4 off the Kids Dash or mile.

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