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Chef's Expressions Wine Dinners
Gramercy Mansion
Enjoy a fabulous, elegant dinner paired with amazing wines. Great for a special date night...Treat someone you love to a memorable evening.

Visit www.ChefsExpressions.com for full schedule of wine dinners and complete menus


Maryland State Fair
Timonium Fairgrounds
August 22-September 1
For Full Schedule of Events Visit: www.marylandstatefair.com


w/ Special Guest JACOBY JONES
Friday, September 5 4-10P Owings Mills Metro Centre
Enjoy a day full of football, food and fun, Baltimore style!
Full details:
Summer Football Festival


4th Annual Rum and Reggae Fest
Little Havana
Saturday, September 13 1-7P
Plenty of rum samples and reggae goodness
Giveaways from Bacardi and many more spirited vendors, Opening act:The Evokatones & Headlining this year: Nappy Riddem!
Rum Reggae IV 2014


Saturday, September 13
Pimlico Race Course
Celebrate the 45th birthday of O.J. Brigance at a fundraiser for his organization, the Brigance Brigade Foundation. Enjoy a 3 ‘ringed’ party featuring food, music, and fun.
All proceeds from the event will go towards furthering the mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation whose goal it is to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS.
Full Event Details: Three Rings for OJ


September 18
Moveable Feast
An annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations.
Check Out Participating Restaurants Here: www.diningoutforlife.com/baltimore





September 19 Four Seasons Harbor East
630 VIP Reception/ 7PM Event Begins
Flip Flop Festivus offers an elegant night on the town in a resort casual atmosphere.
The evening kicks off with an exclusive VIP reception that features past and present players from the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles and media personalities.
Enjoy exquisite food, wine and cocktails. Live Music, Auction+
Proceeds from Flip Flop Festivus will directly benefit the groundbreaking research to create a diagnostic test for Sarcoidosis

CANTON Waterfront Park
Saturday, September 20 Noon-6P
Full Delectable Details & Tickets -

The Maryland Wine Festival
Carroll County Farm Museum
September 20-21
Over 30 wineries pouring over 200 wines. Music, arts, food and much more.
Full details and tickets including Premier Passes - www.marylandwine.org/mwf


Rock "N" Roll Bash
Saturday, September 20
Rams Head Center Stage at the Maryland Live! Casino
Guests will enjoy music, dancing, open bar, buffet, auctions, raffles and more! This year will feature performances by Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones tribute band, and High Voltage, the nation's premier AC/DC tribute band.
For full details & ticket info: Rock "N" Roll Bash


Presented by Sinai Hospital Auxiliary
Sunday, September 21
The 5K and 10K courses offer rolling hills and beautiful scenery throughout the Mt. Washington neighborhood. ..There Is Also a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk.
All The Details & Registration Info:
Race for our Kids


Sunday, September 21
Goucher College Campus

The walk is two miles around Goucher College campus. Prizes for top participants leading up to the event, as well as on the day of the event. Enjoy many fun-filled activities and entertainment for people of all ages and all abilities to take part in! Participants can sample refreshments including ice cream sundaes. Participants can also enjoy music, arts & crafts, a sensory workshop and airbrush face painting by Amy Malfa.
Full details- : Walkabout Abilities


Saturday, September 27th
..featuring Paws on Parade Fundraising Walk-a-thon, is a dog day extravaganza for pets and pet lovers! Held by Baltimore Humane Society, it benefits the homeless animals at its no-kill shelter in Reisterstown. This Family Fun day includes activities, games, dog swimming, events, food, and contests galore.Visit www.dogfest.org for more info.


Farm to Chef Maryland
Monday, September 29 The AVAM
Farm to Chef is a local culinary competition that benefits Days of Taste. Thirty of the most talented Maryland Chefs will be paired with thirty local Farms to create innovative dishes for guests to enjoy.
Full details & tickets -


October 4 Pier 6
Enjoy this Children's Live Music Festival featuring Milkshake, Recess Monkey, Biz Markie from Yo Gabba Gabba & More! Face Painting, Photo Booth, Petting Zoo+
Full Details: www.chessiejam.com


Lyric Opera House October 13
PRS Guitars Hosts this Special Evening with SANTANA to Benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
The VIP Pre-Party includes an amazing guitar auction.
For full details visit - Santana PRS Guitars


Thursday, October 23 6 to 9P
Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center

Enjoy wine, chef cuisine and an assortment of incredible desserts. Demonstrate artistic style at interactive art tables and a photo booth. Performance by MSU student five-piece combo band.Live and silent auctions include unique artwork created by the at-risk children and youth living at The Children’s Home.Proceeds will help sustain quality programs and services for at-risk children, youth and their families. More Details & Tickets:
The Children's Home


Ready ... Set ... Sniff 5K Run and 1-mile Walk
October 25 Patterson Park
Every dollar raised from the Ready, Set, Sniff 5K goes directly towards the animals in BARCS care.
All the details: barcs


"Falling in LOVE"
The Preston Hall
FREE PARKING, Maryland Avenue parking lot
Sunday, November 16 1:30pm-5:30pm
Enjoy cocktails, sample savory hor d’oeuvres and meet some of Maryland's Finest wedding and event professionals
The first 25 Brides in attendance will receive a "Glam" bag full of fabulous goodies.
For Full Details & To Register: Glitz and Glam


Thursday, November 20 M&T Stadium 6PM
Benefits National Kidney Foundation of MD
Over 45 top local restaurants will feature their delicious creations, paired with enticing beverages. Live & Silent Auctions+
More Info:


Maryland Balloon Flights
Want a different idea for a date? A romantic Anniversary or Birthday  
surprise? Pilot Matt Lidinsky, who lives in Baldwin, MD. runs a successful Hot Air Balloon Ride Business. You can visit his web site
http://www.marylandballoonflights.com  to find out how to book a flight during this beautiful time of the year.

Baltimore Spa & Salon
Ritz Carlton Baltimore
See Becca for The Perfect Blow Dry! She works magic on hair..making it shiny and more manageable. Also great with highlights. Becca is great for bridal parties & special events.
Ask about her Shine Treatment!
Call for Appointments and Special Pricing. www.baltimorespasalon.com

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