Events in and around Baltimore


17th Annual Maryland Day

What: The University of Maryland will host a campus-wide celebration of innovation, creativity and academic excellence that will include more than 400 free events and exhibits that teach and inspire future innovators. Among the highlights of the day will include a mini-golf course designed and built by UMD architecture students and a chance to meet two recently-born horses born on the campus farm.

When: April 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland, College Park

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Brigance Brigade 5.7 K Run

What: The run is organized by O.J. and Chanda Brigance.  O.J. is a former Ravens player who has ALS.  He founded the Brigance Brigade Foundation, which helps ALS patients both financially and emotionally.  The foundation helps pay for things like medical equipment and home nursing care.There is also a 1-mile family walk.

When: April 25, 7:30 (walk-up resigstration) 9 a.m. (event starts)

Where: Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

What: Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.

When: April 24-25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium

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What: An day focused on women's health, wellness, fashion and beauty. Organized by the Howard County Office on Aging, WomenFest is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthy and full lives.

When: April 25, 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville

Cost: Admission is free.

For more information: Visit the Howard County Government's web site .


March for the Animals

What: The March for the Animals is the Maryland SPCA's largest annual fundraiser, raising over $384,000 for the animals. This 1.5 mile walkathon is a great way for animal-lovers to support the MD SPCA's mission of helping pets and people. The day is full of great activities including: pet contests, an agility course, training classes, pet demonstrations and entertainment.

When: April 26, 10 a.m.

Where: Druid Ridge Park in Baltimore

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What: The hit musical based on the early days of Wicked Witch of the West. The musical won a Grammy and three Tony Awards.

When: April 1-26, various show times

Where: The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 North Eutaw Street Baltimore, MD

For more information: Visit the Hippodrome website .


Baltimore's Farmer's Market & Bazaar

What: The farmer's market features produce, meats, dairy, breads, flowers, collectibles, crafts and often live music.

When: Sundays April 5 - Dec. 20, 7 a.m. to noon

Where: Underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets

For more information: Visit the Farmer's Market website .


CCBC Dance Concert

What: The Community College of Baltimore County Dance Company will perform its annual spring concert. The program is an eclectic mix including a new work created for the Dance Company by guest artist Sandra C. Atkinson titled “My Own/Needs.”

When: April 23, 11:15 a.m. and April 24 and 25 at 8:15 p.m.

Where: College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard in Rosedale. 

Cost: $8 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, CCBC faculty, staff and alumni.  Admission is free for current CCBC students with IDs. 

For more information: Call 443-840-ARTS (2787).


Susie's Cause Memories Gala

What: The seventh annual memories gala for the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation.

When: April 24, 7:30 p.m. until midnight

Where: Valley Mansion, 594 Cranbrook Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030

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Maryland Day

What: Find out why so many exceptional students are choosing the University of Maryland and choose from hundreds of sessions that highlight what the university has to offer.

When: April 25, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

For more information: Registration begins in March. Visit the University of Maryland website  for more.


Taste of Pikesville

What: Come learn what food Pikesville has to offer.

When: April 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Double Tree by the Hilton


Ringside: An evening with Jim Ross

What: This show features a no holds barred Q&A and stories of the road with famed wrestling commentator Jim Ross beginning with his career in the biz starting

in the territory days of the 70's.

When: May 16, 8 p.m

Where: Rams Head Live in Baltimore (Power Plant Live),  20 Market Place, Baltimore MD 21202

Cost: $22.50 in advance, $25 at the door, $60 VIP

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An evening with Howie Mandel

What: Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School set to host an evening and concert with famed comedian Howie Mandel. The event is the Pikesville Jewish school's annual Spotlight event; a major fundraiser benefiting the Scholarship Fund of the school.

When: June 11, 5:30 p.m. (pre-event sponsorship reception), 7:30 program begins

Where: Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

Cost: $36-$450

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Westport Market

What: A weekly farmer's market bringing more fresh food options to south Baltimore.

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 18-Oct. 8.

Where: Intersection of Waterview Avenue and Annapolis Road in Baltimore


LEGO Castle Adventure

What: Build, explore and play with LEGOs at this exhibit at Port Discovery Children's Museum.

When: Now through September 20

Where: Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: General admission is $14.50 for children and adults ages 2 and up.



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