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Spring Strawberry Festival,
31st annual. Games, music,
demonstrations, rides, crafts and the best strawberry shortcake around. Sandy
Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, 10am-5pm. 301-774-0022. $
St. Luke’s Strawberry
chicken, hot dogs, white elephant table, cakewalk, bake table, live music and
more. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, New Windsor, 11am-8pm, 410-635-6177.
Zion UMC Strawberry Festival,
7th annual. Fried chicken platters, sandwiches, strawberries and ice cream,
entertainment. Zion United Methodist Church, South of Westminster, Rt. 97 at
Nicodemus Rd. 410-259-5143.
Mary's Strawberry Festival, Flea market, plants, quilt raffle,
children’s activities, entertainment, fresh strawberries, grilled chicken, Maryland
crab soup, more. St. Mary's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Silver Run, 9am-2pm,
Baltimore Farmers' Market. The state's largest producers-only
market. Holliday and Saratoga Sts., Baltimore City, 7am-Noon. 1-877-BALTIMORE.
for Beginners. Taught by a professional genealogist and offered to the public, free of
charge. Historical Society of Baltimore County, Cockeysville. First Thursday of
each month, 10am-2pm, 443-848-2646, hsobc.org.
Came By Train 150th Anniversary Civil War Exhibit. Learn
how the B&O Railroad participated in the Civil War and changed the course
of American History. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm,
Sun, 11am-4pm, 410-752-2490, borail.org.
Thursday Nights. Discover
how the Walters comes alive at night! Wander the galleries, see special
exhibitions for free, eat in the new café, and shop the museum store. Walters
Art Museum, Baltimore, every Thurs, 5-9pm, thewalters.org.
The Star Spangled Banner Gallery. Oldest surviving manuscript of Francis Scott Key’s "Star
Spangled Banner” is showcased, along with paintings and artifacts that tell the
story of the Defenders of Baltimore during the War of 1812. Maryland Historical
Society Museum, Baltimore, 410-685-3750. $
War of 1812
were you doing in 1814?” sheds new light on how all able bodied men were
required to join the militia. It also commemorates the 250thanniversary of Baltimore’s first fire company. Fire Museum of Maryland,
First Fridays in
Bel Air. Free
outdoor celebration of live music downtown, beer & wine garden,
refreshments, merchants participating with specials. Downtown Bel Air, first
Friday of each month, 5-8pm, downtownbelair.com.
First Fridays in
Havre de Grace. Live
music throughout town, businesses stay open late with specials, restaurants
offer special food items and entertainment, vendors along Pennington Ave., and
fun for the whole family. Guided historic walking tour available. Downtown
Havre de Grace, 5-9pm, mainstreethdg.com.
THROUGH MAY 19
Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorator’s Show House – Legend Hill. Tour 24
designed spaces in the 1932 stucco home in Legend Hill, the former home of
legendary Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas. Onsite boutique and café.
Parking at the Timonium Presbyterian Church, Timonium, with shuttle to and from
Show House. Tickets available at Graul’s Markets, Budeke Paint Stores and
Watson’s Garden Centers or at bsomusic.org. $
THROUGH JUNE 8
The Mask of
Lincoln: Photography and the Making of a President. This exhibition, made possible by the
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Abraham Lincoln
Bicentennial Foundation, explores through the art of photography how Lincoln
took advantage of modern technology to assist in his campaign and in selling
his vision for the nation. Harford County Public Library, Bel Air Branch,
library hours, 410-273-5600, HCPLonline.org.
THROUGH JUNE 9
Surreal Selves. 16
figurative paintings by three international artists influenced by old master
techniques and pop culture. Free exhibition. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore,
THROUGH AUGUST 18
Zap! Bam! Pow! The Superhero: The
Golden Age of Comic Books 1938-1950. The world of superheroes and villains comes to life. Jewish
Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, Sun-Thurs, 10am-5pm, 410-732-6400,
Havre de Grace Farmers' Market. Pennington Ave between Washington St and
Union Ave, Havre de Grace, Sat, 9am-Noon. 410-939-3303.
Lakes & Bay: The Naval War of 1812 Exhibit. Major
American exhibit on the War of 1812 that combines the private collection of
William I. Koch with the collection of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. Mahan
Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun, 11am-4pm,
410-293-2108, photo ID required.
Bel Air Farmer’s
market located in parking lot of the Mary Riseau Courthouse, off of Thomas
& S. Bond St., Bel Air. Saturdays, 7-11am, belairfarmersmarket.com.
Dana Carvey Live! Emmy winning comedian best known for
his SNL characters The Church Lady, Hans (of Hans and Franz), Wayne’s World’s
co-host Garth, and his uncanny impersonations of political figures and
entertainment icons. American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pa., 7pm, amtshows.com.
MAY 2 & 4
Ariel’s Tempest. The Peabody Chamber Opera presents
this 45-minute opera for children, based upon Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Baltimore Theatre Project, 45
W. Preston St., Baltimore, Thurs & Fri, 10:30am and 1pm, 410-752-8558. $
Fallen Heroes Day, 28th annual. Maryland's police officers and firefighters who died in the
line of duty during the past year will be honored. Keynote speaker will be former
Baltimore Orioles catcher and current member of the Orioles broadcast team,
Rick Dempsey. Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens,
Towson, 1pm, 410-666-0490.
Hall, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, 7:30p, 410-234-4500 $
Towson Gardens Day, 27th annual. Plants, crafts,
gifts, food, music, exhibits and awards. Towson Courthouse, Towson, 10am-3pm,
Spring Pottery Sale, 40th annual. The ceramic guild at Towson presents
for sale functional and artistic sculpture and hand-thrown pottery made by
students and faculty. Center for the Arts Ceramic Suite, Towson
University, Fri, 3-9pm. 410-704-2787, towson.edu.
Flower Mart, 102nd annual. Baltimore
City’s historic rite of spring! Flowers and plants galore, hat and pet
contests children's area, unique crafts, entertainment, lemon-peppermint
sticks. Mt. Vernon Park at Washington Monument, Baltimore, 11am-8pm both days,
on Havre de Grace Commemoration Weekend. Weekend begins with arrival of tall ships
Friday afternoon and "First Fridays” Friday evening. Saturday includes a
reenactment and tall ship tours, military march through town and a free concert
performance by the Columbia Orchestra with fireworks. Sunday is the Red Coat
Run 5K race followed by a Kayak Poker Run and a circa 1800 service at St.
John’s Church. For more information, 410-929-2000 or hdgtoursim.com.
with Thomas the Tank Engine. 25-minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank
Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, live entertainment, activities. B & O
Railroad Museum, Baltimore, Fri, 9am-4pm, Sat, 8:30am-6pm, Sun, 8:30am-5pm,
410-752-2490, borail.org. $
Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Shakespeare’s most masterful romantic
comedy, set amid the romantic heat of Renaissance Spain. Presented by the HCC
Actors Guild. Black Box Theatre, Joppa Hall, Harford Community College, Bel
Air, Fri & Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3pm, 443-412-2000, harford.edu. $
Decoy & Wildlife Festival, 32nd annual. Decoy carvers,
artists, commercial outfitters, guide services, live & silent auctions and
retriever dog demonstrations. Decoy Museum, Havre de Grace, Fri, 6-9pm, Sat,
9am-5pm, Sun, 9am-4pm. 410-939-3739.
Flower and Plant
Market, 44th annual. All
types of plants, flowers, shrubs; tours of Homestead and gristmill. Union Mills
Homestead, Union Mills, Fri, Noon-4pm; Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 10am-4pm.
Glengarry Glen Ross. Fells Point Corner Theatre,
Baltimore. Visit fpct.org for tickets and show times. $
at Ladew, 5th annual. Exclusive collection of dealers
features hard to find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container
specialties plus decorative furniture, urns, statuary and more. Features
lectures with world-renowned author, researcher and horticulturist Allan
Armitage (limited seating). Priority preview sale, 8-10am; general admission,
10am-5pm. Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton,
East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race, 15h annual. From the American Visionary Art Museum,
a race of wacky, imaginative, totally human powered works of art, designed to
travel on land, through mud, and over water, constructed out of used bicycles,
gears and parts. Race begins and ends at AVAM, Key Highway, Baltimore. All-day
event, with race starting at 10am. 410-244-1900.
and Exhibit Opening. Reception
and opening of the May/June exhibit "Impressions.” Harford Artists Gallery, Bel
Fire Museum Opening Day & Annual Steam Show. Hose wagon
rides and demos with hand and horse drawn apparatus, working steam engines,
antique models, kids’ contests, Percheron draft horses and Dalmatians. Fire
Museum of Maryland, Lutherville, 410-321-7500, firemuseum.org. $
Susquehanna Symphony: Reflections on the Civil War. Includes
pre-concert lecture by Professor of History Dr. James Karmel and pieces such as
Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy and
Ungar’s Ashokan Farewell. Bel Air
High School, Bel Air, 7:30pm, ssorchestra.org. $
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. Comedy, juggling, and talented
performing pets, all rescues from animal shelters. Recommended for all ages.
Amoss Center, Harford Community College, Bel Air, 7pm, 443-412-2000,
Fiesta 5K. The signature event for the Robert
Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Power Plant Live! Baltimore,
6:30am, registration opens; 8am, race begins. 410-735-7577, alscenter.org. $
Maryland Tour de
22, 32 and 63 miles over the gently rolling hills of western Howard County.
Sponsored by the American Diabetes Foundation. Cooksville, registration begins
6:30am, tour.diabetes.org. $
"Grace under Fire” Ball. Dinner and ball in historic Havre de Grace as part
of the 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. Features members of the top-rated
English Country Dance band Bare Necessities with caller. Havre de Grace, dinner
5-7pm, dance 7-11pm, 410-939-2299 or steppingstonemuseum.org. $
Towsontown Spring Festival. Live music, beer gardens, good,
children’s activities and events, vendors, national attractions, carnival games
and rides. Downtown Towson (10 blocks), Towson, Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun, 1-7pm.
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, 40th annual. Live animals, crafts and supplies,
entertainment and more. No dogs. Howard County Fair Grounds, West Friendship,
Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm, 410-531-3647, sheepandwool.org.
MCTA Horse Trials
at Shawan Downs. Over
200 competitors compete in Dressage, Stadium Jumping, and Cross Country. Shawan
Downs, Cockeysville, shawandowns.com. $
Spring ArtWalk. Artists open their studios and galleries for the
weekend and invite the public to stroll around downtown Lancaster and visit
with the artists. Area restaurants and shops will also feature special
exhibits. Lancaster, Pa., Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, Noon-4pm, 717-674-0392.
Civil War Living History Re-enactment. Relive historic moments as Civil War
troops re-create forgotten lifestyles. Farmhouse tours. Carroll County Farm
Museum, Westminster, 410-386-3880. $
American Cake Show. Displays
of sugar art, classes and vendors. Activities for children, bake sale and live cake-decorating
challenges 706 Agricultural Lane, Westminster, 410-987-0561. $
Dreamgirls.A trio of female soul singers
cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s in this popular Broadway
musical. Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, Sat, 3pm and
8pm, Sun, 3pm, 410-685-5086, lyricoperahouse.com. $
Havre de Grace War of 1812. The British once again storm Havre de Grace, as they did on May 3, 1813!
Susquehanna Museum, Havre de Grace, 10am-4pm, 410-939-5780,
MAY 4 & 18
& Garden Pilgrimage. This
multi-county tour gives an inside look at historic homes and beautiful gardens
throughout Maryland. Somerset and Worcester Counties, May 4, Charles County,
May 18. 410-821-6933, mhgp.org. $
MAY 4 & 18, JUNE
1 & 15
Bromo Seltzer Arts
Tower Open House. Each
month the historic landmark welcomes guests inside to visit more than a dozen
regional resident and guest artists, browse and purchase original artwork, and
tour the tower and clock room. Baltimore City, 1-5pm, 410-752-8632,
in Song. Actor and Center
Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah joins Tom Hall and the Chorus for a
capella and organ accompanied works that feature musical interpretations of
poetry and biblical texts. Grace United Methodist Church, Baltimore, 3pm,
410-523-7070, baltimorechoralarts.org. $
Community Band. Contemporary
and traditional band and wind ensemble music. Bel Air High School, 3pm,
Chorale-Tribute to Morton Lauridsen. With guest conductor Bruce Rogers, Director of Choral
Activities at Mt. San Antonio College, Calif. North Harford High School
Performing Arts Center, Pylesville, 4pm, deercreekchorale.org. $
MAY 5 & 19, JUNE 2
Spirits of Tudor Hall. Guided tours of the first floor of the
historic home of Maryland's family of Shakespearian actors, Junius, Edwin and
John Wilkes Booth. Reservations required. Tudor Hall, Bel Air, 1pm and 2pm.
A Taste of Carroll, 14th annual.Enjoy samplings of
the area's finest food, specialty beverages and musical entertainment. Silent
and live auction to benefit Carroll Hospice. Gerstell Academy, Finksburg,
Idiot. Direct from
Broadway, smash hit musical based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album
featuring "Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” "Wake Me Up When September Ends,” and
more. Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore,
Wine Festival in Hershey. Proceeds benefit the Penn State
Hershey Children's Hospital. The VIP Tasting will provide access to taste
premier wines from vineyards throughout the world. The Grand Tasting will also
feature winemakers from around the world and will introduce guests to their
featured wines. Giant Center, Hershey Pa., 5-8:30pm. 717-534-3911,
Film Festival. This annual
four-day event presents top-notch film and video work from all over the world.
Features approximately 50 feature films and 74 short film of all varieties,
with guest filmmakers and celebrity hosts. Baltimore City, md-filmfest.com,
Place. Picks up the story
of Beneatha Younger from A Raisin in the
Sun and follows her life’s journey beyond that iconic Chicago living room.
Center Stage, Baltimore, 410-332-0033, centerstage.org. $
AMC Cancer Fund Golf Classic,
2nd annual. Ruggles
Golf Course, Aberdeen Proving Ground, 7:30am, registration, 9am Shotgun Start.
& The Gang. Longest
continuously performing R&B group in history. APG Credit Union Arena,
Harford Community College, Bel Air, 7:30pmm, tickets.harford.edu. $
Faerie Festival. Atmosphere and entertainment inspired by
Faerie folklore and literature. Vendors, food and beverages available.
Darlington, 10am-6pm, marylandfaeriefestival.org. $
Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival. Two blocks of flowers, jazz, food and
vendors. Downtown Westminster on Main St, Westminster, 10am-4pm. 410-848-9161.
Mass in Time of War. Season finale
featuring on of Haydn’s most popular settings of the Mass. Chorus, orchestra
and soloists. Harford Choral Society, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bel Air,
7:30pm, 410-836-2773, harfordchoralsociety.org. $
Dazzle and Denim Dinner
Dance. Proceeds benefit
Harford Friends School. Maryland Golf & Country Clubs, Bel Air, 7-11pm,
Spring Garden Mart. Sponsored by the Silver
Spring Garden Club. Outside the Visitors Center, 9am-1pm. Brookside Gardens
Conservatories, Wheaton, 301-962-1400.
Market Day, 45th
supplies, and decorative items for the urban gardener, as well as food vendors.
May 10, preview party and sale, 4:30-7:30pm. Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore,
8am-2pm, 410-367-2217 x 6.
Mother's Day Market and Craft Show. 75 vendors, lots of plant vendors,
juried crafters, baked goods, gourmet foods, honey, jams and jellies. Breakfast
and lunch. Agriculture Center, Westminster, 8am-2pm. 410-848-7748.
percent of the proceeds benefit University of MD Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum
Cancer Center. Maple Lawn Community Center,Fulton. Register at mdhalfmarathon.com. $
Harford’s Most Beautiful Baby
Contest, 4th annual. All
proceeds benefit SARC and Harford Family House, two area non-profits that
provide services to local women and children. Harford Mall, 10am,
Medieval Days. Medieval encampment fighting and fencing demonstrations,
period music and dance; crafts, children’s games, food, tours and more.
Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace, Noon-4pm both days. 410-939-2299,
in the Park. Showcases local
fine artists, fine crafters, literary art, music, wine, food and classic cars.
Sherwood House, Cromwell Valley Park, Towson, Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, Noon-5pm.
Mother's Day Carriage Rides. Take Mom for a carriage ride on the
lovely Hampton estate! Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Noon-4pm.
House Tour of Fell’s Point, 42ndannual. From historic 17thcentury homes
with original moldings to artistic renovatedrow houses, this self-guided
walking tour features about a dozen houses, gardens and historic sites. Fell’s
Point, Baltimore City, 410-675-6750, ext. 16, preservationsociety.com. $
Pathfinders for Autism Golf Tournament & Awards Dinner,
12th annual. Enjoy a great day of golf on one of
the most challenging courses in the Baltimore area. Proceeds support
Pathfinders for Autism’s many free programs for families. Practice range opens
10am, registration at 11am. Hillendale Country Club, Phoenix,
MICA Artwalk 2013. 3K walking
tour showcasing student artwork. Casual dinner fare and wine. Maryland
Institute College of Art, Baltimore, 5-9pm. Visit mica.edu/artwalk for tickets
and details. $
Berlin, Pa., Antique Show. Americana
dealers from six states offer early samplers, quilts, folk art, hearth iron,
country furniture, paintings, Staffordshire, textiles and much more. East
Berlin Area Community Center, North Ave. Preview: Thurs, 5-8:30pm; Fri, 1-7pm;
Sat, 9am-3pm, 717-259-0822 or ebhpspa.org. $
Mermaid. Boys and girls of all ages will enjoy this underwater adventure with
everything from tap dancing to hip hop in Harford Dance Theatre’s new twist on
this well-loved classic. Chesapeake Theatre, Harford Community College, Bel
Air, Thurs & Fri, 7pm, Sat, 3pm & 8pm, Sun, 1pm & 4pm, 410-412-2000,
MAY 16 & JUNE
Girls Night Out in Downtown Bel Air. Features extended shopping hours, discounts and specials at boutiques
and restaurants. Bel Air, 5-8pm. 443-823-1797.
17 & 19
Rigoletto.Verdi’s great tragic opera of a father’s love is performed in celebration
of the bicentennial of his birth. Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, 410-900-1150,
jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown and the mid-Atlantic's largest
single-day sporting event. Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore City, preakness.com.
Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace, 7th annual. Tour fine
gardens and beautifully landscaped yards. Fundraiser for the Maritime Museum. Havre
de Grace, Noon-5pm, rain or shine. 410-939-4800, hdgmaritimemuseum.org. $
Secret Garden Tour of Cecil County, 6thannual. Self-driving tour of homes within six
miles of North East. Features eight private gardens, two along the Elk River,
one along the North East River. 9am-4pm (rain or shine), North East, 410-398-0895, ccgov.org. $
Chesapeake City House & Garden
private and public gardens, large and small. Lovely examples of 19thcentury gardens specific to this historic boating village. Chesapeake City,
10am-4pm, 410-884-2330, Chesapeakecity.com.
53rd annual. Piping,
drumming and fiddling, athletics, Highland dancing, many Scottish vendors,
exhibits and booths. Fair Hill Racetrack & Fairgrounds, Fair Hill, 8am-6pm.
302-309-0032, fairhillscottishgames.org. $
60th Annual Lancaster Sertoma Chicken Barbeque. More than
25,000 chicken dinners are prepared for this event, dubbed the world's largest
chicken barbeque by The Guinness Book of World Records! With beautiful scenery
and live entertainment. Long's Park, Lancaster, Pa., 10am-6pm, 717-735-8883. $
Baltimore Bird Fanciers Mart. Bird-related merchandise and birds for
sale. Auction, raffle and bake table. Tall Cedars Hall, Parkville, 9am-4pm,
410-343-1807, baltimorebirdfanciers.org. $
MAC Half Marathon
& 2 Person Relay. Baltimore’s
original spring half marathon and relay benefiting "The House of Ruth” on the
scenic and beautiful NCR Trail. Register Early! Space is limited. NCR Trail,
Freeland, 8am, hruth.org. $
St. Michael’s Running
event includes a half marathon, 10K run and 5K walk/run. Day-long festival
features a variety of vendors, including restaurants, live music and awards. To
register visit stmichaelrunningfestival.com or call 443-812-1346. $
Wine in the Woods. Sample Maryland's finest wines from a
souvenir glass. Saturday’s taster’s ticket includes lawn admission to an
evening concert featuring "The Band Perry” at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Symphony Woods next to Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Sat. 11am-6pm,
Sun. 11am-5pm. 410-313-4700. $
Blues Festival. Recognized
as one of the premier blues festivals in the world, the festival features an
all-star line-up. Proceeds benefit local charities. Sandy Point State Park,
Annapolis. Visit bayblues.org for schedule and lineup. $.
Fair Hill International USEA/USEF Recognized Horse Trials, Elkton,
Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour and
of private and public gardens. Live music and plein air artists featured in
many gardens. Downtown historic Frederick, 1-5pm. 301-600-2844,
18 & JUNE 15
Mt. Vernon Walking Tour. 90-minute
walking tour follows in the footsteps of the many famous writers who sojourned
in Baltimore’s cultural hub. Tours are free and meet at Enoch Pratt Free
Library, Baltimore, 11am. To reserve a spot, visit
MtVernonLitWalk2013.eventbrite.com or call 410-685-4186.
AMC Private Garden
Tour, 14th annual. One-day
tour of private gardens in Harford County and a garden mart. Benefits cancer
research. 11am-5pm, 410-734-4808, amchcc.weebly.com. $
Bike Maryland/Bike Jam
RecRide. Two scenic
RecRide bicycle tours give you a close up view of Charm City. Rides start and
finish at the Bike Jam in Patterson Park, featuring food vendors, beer, live
music, and pro bicycle races. Proceeds support Bike Maryland. Patterson Park,
Baltimore City, bikemd.org. $
Vintage Baseball Tournament. See the game the way it was played in the 19thcentury. Chesapeake City, chesapeakecity.com.
Baltimore Kids Triathlon. Kids can
swim, bike and run to help raise funds to help grant the wishes of local
children with life-threatening conditions. Post-race picnic with games, prizes,
and special guests. Padonia Park Club, Cockeysville, registration/check-in
begins at 7am, first race at 9am. Visit makeawishkidstrimd.org to register. $
Run/Walk & 10k Run for Celiac Disease. Includes gluten-free vendor fair. University of MD,
Baltimore County (UMBC). Registration 8am, race begins 9am, celiacwalk.org. $
Outside Free Art Festival. Day long juried
art event reminiscent of the city’s annual festival from the 1950s and 1960s,
featuring Maryland artists, strolling performers and musical groups, arts &
crafts for kids, and a line-up of "Baltimore’s Best” food trucks. Druid
Hill Reservoir, Baltimore City, 11am-4:30pm, ArtOutsideMD.org.
MAY 22-SEPT. 11
Mount Airy Farmer's Market. Municipal Parking Lot, Park Ave, Mt.
Airy, Wed. 3:30-6:30pm. 301-829-1983.
Howard County Conservancy 7th Annual
Wine in the Garden. Wine
tasting, food bluegrass music, and silent auction in a three-acre native plant
garden. Howard County Conservancy, Woodstock, 5-8pm. 410-465-8877,
Balticon: The 47th Maryland Regional
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention. More than 300 science fiction authors, artists, musicians, scientists;
debates, readings, art show, dealers' room, film festival. Marriott's Hunt
Valley Inn Hotel, Hunt Valley, balticon.org. $
Karma-Fest. Music, great food (vegan and
vegetarian), yoga, psychics, workshops, holistic products and services, and
more. Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley, 10am-10pm, karmafest.com. $
Maryland Rose Show. Maryland's most beautiful roses will be on display. Vollmer
Center, Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, judging 10:30am, open to public
Day Ceremony. Saluting
the men and women of the armed forces who have paid the highest price in
defense of the USA. Music, speeches, wreath laying and a 21-gun salute. Circle
of the Immortals, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Towson, 10am. 410-666-0490.
Day Event. Memorial Day observances being at Angel Hill Cemetery and 9am then
proceed to Tydings Memorial Part at 11am. Havre de Grace, 9-11am, 410-939-0234.
Traditional Beverages. Each year the Homewood Museum strikes the perfect
balance between libations and learning at this event. Beverage and speaker to be announced.
Homewood Museum Lawn, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 6-8pm, 410-516-5589.
& Neon Brights: A Totally Awesome 80s Gala. Cocktail
reception, silent auction, catered formal dinner by Linwoods, special
performance by comedian Paula Poundstone. Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts
Center, Howard Community College, Columbia, 6pm, 410-715-3044,
Evening Concert Series. Dance under
the stars to live music, featuring wine tasting, picnicking, chilled bottles.
Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, 6-9:30pm, 410-592-5015. Visit boordy.com for dates and
featured artists. $
River Artfest. Sponsored by NBCAF, this annual community event features 70
fine art and craft vendors; live music; food and wine; children's activities.
Adults $15; Teens $10 and Kids FREE. Boordy Vineyards, Noon-7pm. For more
information visit www.nbcaf.com.
Art in the
festival of visual and performing arts. 70-plus artists, kids' crafts and
music. Westminster, 10am-4pm, rain or shine. 410-848-7272.
Sunfest. Street festival, crafters, food, vendors, entertainment and
more. Town Square, Rising Sun, ccgov.gov/tourism.
Youth Fishing Derby, 11th annual. Fishing event with prizes and educational
programs for youths 15 and under. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge,
Cambridge, 9am-1pm. 410-228-2677.
Charles Village Festival. Children's activities, live entertainment,
arts & crafts, food, beer/wine. 5K Run and 1K Kids’ Fun Run, June 1,
8:30am. Wyman Park Dell, Baltimore City, Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-6pm,
Charles Village Garden Walk. Secret gardens behind Victorian row houses
showcase the possibilities of urban gardening. Historic Charles Village,
Baltimore City, 11am-4pm, charlesvillagefestival.com. $
JUNE 7-AUGUST 30
Concert Series. Every
Friday night through the summer, Hunt Valley Towne Center, 7:30-9pm, ShopHuntValley.com.
JUNE 1-SEPT. 28
Hampstead Farmers’ Market. Hampstead Volunteer Fire Dept. Carnival
Grounds, Main St., Hampstead, Sat 9am-Noon, 443-821-1339.
Society of Maryland Garden Tour, 22nd annual. Scents in the City: Gardens of Kernewood
and Roland Park. 10am-4pm, rain or shine, 410-821-5561, mdhorticulture.org. $
tour of five distinctive homes, selected based on their unique qualities and
diverse architecture. A reception will be held at Linden Hall, Dorsey’s Search
Village Center. Columbia, Howard County, 11am-5pm, 410-730-4610,
Baltimore Coin and Currency Show. Thirty coin and currency dealers, free
appraisals, free admission and parking; dealers will be buying, selling, and
trading coin and currency. Best Western, Towson, 9am-4pm. 410-256-1832.
JUNE 2, 9 & 23 & 30
Music in the Vineyard. Bring the whole family and a picnic lunch.
Wine glass and tasting included with admission. Children admitted free. Fiore
Winery, Pylesville, 1-4pm, fiorewinery.com. $
Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, 28thannual. Includes
numerous concerts, artist recitals, and open rehearsals. The festival is held
in Easton and other Mid-Shore locations. For venues, times, and tickets call
410-819-0380 or visit ChesapeakeChamberMusic.org.
JUNE 2-AUGUST 18
Summer Picnic Concert Series. Bring your own picnic and your own seating. In the Meadow,
Jerusalem Mill, Kingsville, Alternating Sundays of each month, 6pm.Call
410-877-3560 or visit jerusalemmill.org for schedule. $
Cares Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament. Join celebrities, friends and family
for an outing that includes breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception, auction,
awards, and tons of competition. Chartwell Golf & Country Club, Severna
Park, caseycaresfoundation.org. $
Music of the Movies: John Williams
Conducts the BSO. The world’s most heralded
film composer takes the podium to conduct his popular compositions including
themes from Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan and Indiana Jones. Created as a special
fund-raising concert to benefit the musicians of the BSO. Joseph Meyerhoff
Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 8pm, bsomusic.org. $
The Beaux’ Stratagem. Baltimore premier. A hysterical Restoration comedy in the style of The
School for Scandal. Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, 410-752-2208,
HonFest. This nationally recognized festival covers four city blocks
around 36th Street in the neighborhood of Hampden. Featuring the
Baltimore's Best Hon contest. Baltimore City. Honfest.net.
American Cancer Society Relay for
Life: Havre de Grace. Organized, overnight
community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track and members
of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games, activities.
Havre de Grace High, School, Havre de Grace, 6pm,
JUNE 7-9 & 14-15
The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee. Musical comedy showcases the
experiences of six adolescent outsiders on the throes of puberty, trying for
the spelling championship of a lifetime. (Mature themes.) Chesapeake Theatre,
Harford Community College, Bel Air, visit harford.edu/cultural for show times.
JUNE 7, 14, 21 & 28
Concerts in the Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free concert on the waterfront.
Millard E. Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, 7:30pm, 410-939-2100.
Shakespeare Company-In-The-Ruins: Antony
& Cleopatra and Taming of the
Shrew. Performed outdoors
amidst historic ruins. Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, Ellicott City,
Wed-Sat, 8pm; Sun, 6pm. Gates open 90 minutes before show time; picnics
allowed. Children under 18 admitted free with ticketed adult (2 per paying
adult). 410-313-8661, chesapeakeshakespeare.com. $
Upper Chesapeake Residential Hospice
Regatta, 13th annual. Enjoy a sailboat regatta, gourmet dinner, music, dancing, gaming
wheels, and live and silent auctions to benefit the Senator Bob Hospice House.
Havre de Grace, 6-10pm. 443-643-3460. $
Creek Fiddlers Convention. Bluegrass
and old-time music convention featuring cash prize contests and national
artists and bands. Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, 9am-dark,
"Tour Dem Parks, Hon!” 11thannual. Annual
bike ride to benefit Baltimore City parks, environment and cycling groups.
Begins and ends in Carroll Park. And winds through, Patterson, Herring Run, and
Druid Hill Park, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Baltimore City,
Celtic Festival. Pipe band music,
dancing, singing, sheepherding, clan gatherings, vendors, games, military
regiment, food, and tours. Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace, Noon-4pm.
410-939-2299, steppingstonemuseum.org. $
OC Air Show. Watch a spectacular variety of aerial acrobats perform over the
beach including stunt planes, jets and skywriters. On the beach/16th St, Ocean
City, Noon-3pm. 800-OC-OCEAN, ocairshow.com.
JUNE 9-AUGUST 18
Summer Concerts at Ladew. Bring your picnics, blankets, and chairs.
Food and drink are available for purchase. Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton,
Sunday evenings, 6-8pm, 410-557-9466, ladewgardens.com. $
JUNE 10-JULY 31
Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor
Exhibition. Juried exhibit featuring
works by artists across the region. Stevenson University, Stevenson, check
website for times, batlimorewatercolorsociety.org.
National Marriage Day. First-time marriages or renewals,
reception, champagne, wedding cake and music. Elkton, 7pm. 410-398-5076. $
Antique and Classic Boat Festival, 26th
largest with more than 100 boats, judged show, nautical flea market, artists,
craftsmen, kids’ activities. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Fri,
11am-5pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 10am-2pm. 410-437-8108. $
West Side Story –
Music & the Movie. The
music of West Side Story live in
concert. Marin Alsop and the BSO accompany the 10-time Oscar-winning motion
picture. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm,
Columbia Festival of the Arts. The Columbia Festival of the Arts provides
world-class performing artists and visual arts exhibits. Various locations
throughout Columbia. 410-715-3044 or visit columbiafestival.com. $
of the regional bluegrass bands will perform outdoors all day, with food
vendors and more, right on the banks of the C&D Canal. Chesapeake City, all
day, 410-885-2330 or chesapeakecity.com.
Patuxent River Rural Legacy Bicycle Ride. Bicycling through a beautiful rural legacy
area; 13, 24, 46 or 62 miles. Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor's Center,
Croom, ohbike.org. $
display camp life in the civil war era and re-enact battle skirmishes.
Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace, 11am-4pm, 410-939-2299,
JUNE 15-SEPT. 7
Carroll County Farmers' Market. Agriculture Center, Westminster,
Saturdays, 8am-1pm. 410-848-7748.
Summer Concert Series. Outdoor
concerts featuring a wide variety of local entertainers. Bring lawn chairs.
Refreshments available. Rain location: Aberdeen Middle School Media Center.
Festival Park, Aberdeen, Tuesdays. 410-939-6767.
Daniel Tosh "The June Gloom Tour.” Razor-sharp humor
and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. Modell Performing Arts Center
at the Lyric, Baltimore, 7pm and 9:30pm, lyricoperahouse.com. $
Solstice Annual Gala. The Maryland Science Center’s largest
fundraiser of the year features live music by The Real Geniuses, dancing, dining and signature drink selections.
All proceeds benefit the Science Center’s educational programs and outreach to
Maryland schools and the community. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore,
8pm-Midnight, 410-545-5894, marylandsciencecenter.org. $
Great Scale Model Train Show. Model train displays and sales. Maryland
State Fairgrounds (exhibition bldg.), Timonium, Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 10am-4pm.
Raid. Civil War
encampment and raid re-enactment along with other period activities. Jerusalem
Mill Village, Kingsville, 10am-4pm, 410-877-3560. $
Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine &
Continuous musical entertainment on three stages, Pennsylvania's finest
wineries and a wide selection of food vendors. Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony,
Baltimore Women's Classic 5K. This 5K women-only race encourages healthy
living while raising funds to aid patients affected by gynecological cancers.
Rash Field, Baltimore City, 8am, baltimorewomensclassic.com.
JUNE 24 & 22
Chicken Festival, 64th annual.Celebrate chicken! Features Delmarva’s 10-foot giant fry pan, arts and crafts, home
and trade show, entertainment, agricultural displays, and car show. Byrd Park,
Snow Hill, dpichicken.org.
Summertime Blues Festival. Live blues music
by local, regional and national acts. Beer, wine and food. Steppingstone
Museum, Havre de Grace, 2-8pm, 410-939-2299. $
Chesapeake City 5K Run/Walk,
5th annual. Race
supports local recycling program and is open to athletes and recreational
walkers alike. North side of Chesapeake City on the levies, end of Lock St.
Parking in Chesapeake City Fire Dept. lot. 6am warm up, race at 8am.
410-885-2161 or Chesapeakecity-md.gov.
Jacksonville's 38th Annual Fireworks Celebration. Children's Bike & Pet Parade,
Manor Shopping Center, registration 9-9:45am, parade 10am; fireworks and
entertainment beginning at 6pm at Jacksonville Elementary School fields, with
fireworks at 9:15pm. Presented by the Greater Jacksonville Optimist
Club, 410-592-2574, jacksonvilleoptimists.org.
Mid-Atlantic Chevelle Show,
26th annual. Largest
gathering of 1964-72 Chevelles and El Caminos on the east coast. North East
Community Park, North East, 9am-4pm, 410-257-7124.