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.


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.


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

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.

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