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


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.


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!


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.

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