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Winners Announced At The
Restaurant Association of Maryland...
Stars of the Industry Awards Gala...Havana Nights
Sunday, April 12 Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

This event honors the hospitality industry's best and brightest.  
Cocktail Reception, Awards Presentation, Seated Three-Course Dinner, DJ & Dancing and Midnight Mambo After Party

More Info and Tickets Gala 2015 Havana

 


Escape to Rehoboth Beach ...Oceanfront!
“Wouldn’t you rather be at the beach?”
Call on or before 3/15/15 to receive a 20% discount on a consecutive stay of 3 or more nights in 2015! (subject to hotel room availability) New reservations only. Cannot be booked online or combined with any other discounts. 50% non-refundable deposit required; other fees and/or restrictions may apply. Call 800-422-0600 today! www.atlanticsandshotel.com

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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

 

One Night of Queen..
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Friday, March 6 8PM
Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. This show will rock you! One Night of Queen

 

 

ECAN’s “No Laughing Matter” –
Baltimore Comedy Competition
Magooby's Joke House - Timonium
March 12- 8 PM
Join ECAN (the Esophageal Cancer Action Network) as the area’s top comedians compete to be named“Baltimore’s Best!” For more info visit: 
No Laughing Matter

 

Friday, March 13- Opening Night BBQ Dinner
Saturday March 14
Timonium Fairgrounds -All Indoors!
Admission includes souvenir glass and all you can sample Beer and Bourbon with plenty of BBQ vendors Over 60 Beers, 40 Bourbons, Seminars, Live Music+ Full Details & Tickets: www.beerandbourbon.com/maryland/show-info

 

 

Monday, March 16
Silent Auction & Autograph Session
- 4:30 PM
Awards Gala - 6:15 PM
The Hilton Baltimore
Join 32 NFL recipients who were chosen by their peers for displaying courage both on and off the playing field will be honored.
With the mission to raise awareness and prevention for abused, neglected and at risk children, the evening will include an autograph session and auctions. More info/tickets www.edblock.org

 

Casey Cares Foundation
15th Anniversary Gala
March 21st
American Visionary Art Museum.
The evening will feature dinner, dancing to live music, auctions, raffles and more!
Visit Oh the Places We'll Go! for sponsorship and ticket information.

 

Cinderella
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Saturday, March 28 7PM
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland returns to the Modell Lyric to present another epic collaboration: Cinderella.



The Ugly Duckling
and The Tortoise and the Hare
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Sunday, March 29 10:30AM
These classic productions are recommended for grades K-4
The Ugly Duckling

 

Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Celebration
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Tuesday, March 31 8PM
The enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, with an unforgettable signature style.
Celtic Woman

 

South Baltimore Learning Center
Wonder of Learning Gala

Montgomery Park Business Center
April 11 
Travel through the looking glass for a night with Baltimore’s best restaurants/caterers, auctions, magic, dancing & more! Proceeds will support SBLC, a community-based nonprofit which provides functional literacy & life skills training, & career prep services to educationally disadvantaged adults. For more information visit www.southbaltimorelearns.org

 

DoubleTree by Hilton, Baltimore North-Pikesville
Apr. 30                 
Enjoy signature dishes, beer, wine and cocktails from 40 local restaurants, plus music, raffle prizes, celebrity judges and other surprises! Proceeds support Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to improve Pikesville.  
For tickets www.tasteofpikesville.com.

 

National Harbor
May 2-May 3
Over 150 Different INTERNATIONAL and LOCAL Wines, Beers, and Spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE event. Great food to taste and to buy from some of DC’s hottest restaurants and Food Trucks
Admission includes souvenir glass, seminars, music+ Full details & Tickets:
www.wineandfoodnh.com

 

 

 

Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
May 21 8:00 PM
Brit Floyd

 

May 30
The Brew and Bourbon Classic is a fun-filled afternoon of beer tasting, bourbon sipping and, of course, pulse-pounding Thoroughbred racing. Over 60 different beers and bourbons will be poured as the races unfold. Great food and music will round out the day.
Full details and tickets:
www.brewandbourbonclassic.com/home2

 

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Saturday, June 6
Make an impact on kidney disease in an extraordinary way at Baltimore’s only exclusive rappel event!  Join adventure seekers, transplant donors/recipients and people of all ages and scale down Charm City’s tallest hotel. Receive your fundraising web page, get rappel training on event day and be photographed while descending from the roof to the fifth floor pool deck. Proceeds will support the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s patient services, education and research efforts.

 

Oregon Ridge -Hunt Valley
June 6-June 7
Enjoy samplings with your souvenir glass from at least 30 Maryland wineries with over 250 wines, vendors, live music and so much more.
Full details and tickets:
www.uncorkthefun.com/hunt-valley-maryland/site-info

 

June 13
Baltimore Inner Harbor -Rash Field
All you can eat crabs and all you can drink
cold beer, music, vendors & more.
More Details & Tickets: www.mdcrabfest.com

 

National Harbor
June 19-June 20
Admission includes souvenir glass and all you can sample Beer and Bourbon with plenty of BBQ vendors Over 60 Beers, 40 Bourbons, Seminars, Live Music+ Full Details & Tickets:
www.beerandbourbon.com/national-harbor/show-info

 

Das Best Oktoberfest
Baltimore Inner Harbor-Rash Field
October 10
ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE OVER 150 INTERNATIONAL, DOMESTIC AND LOCAL MARYLAND BEERS, DOMESTIC WINES and SCHNAPPS in Souvenir Glass,
Live Music, Contests, Vendors & So Much More.
Full Details & Tickets: Oktoberfest


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.




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