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Check Out Bistro 300 in the Hyatt Regency Baltimore..
Brunch, Lunch, & Dinner + Daily Specials

For details see Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Winter Skin?
Enjoy An About Faces Day Spa
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Facial
This unique treatment for the complexion restores radiance and vitality and is a total Winter relaxation treat, as well. Relax and enjoy as you and your skin benefit from this special Caudalie facial.
For More Info and to Reserve Your Facial:
About Faces Day Spa

 


Love or Hate Valentine's Day..

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has you covered...
Check out all their events for love birds and singles!
 www.bit.ly/20cUVCC


 

Devaux Champagne
Perfect For The Holiday Season...

"In Bar-sur-Seine, in the heart of the Champagne region, in the Côte des Bar, Champagne DEVAUX plays music with an open range of tones...the Collection D champagnes, with their sensual and open rhythms...the Classiques champagnes and their charming and captivating tones...and the 100% Pinot Noir, wines with an intense and harmonious pace."
Request at your favorite wine & spirits store.
Perfect for holiday celebrations
More info: www.champagne-devaux.com/index.asp


 

Restaurant Association of Maryland...
62nd Stars of the Industry Awards Gala
SAVE DATE ..But Nominate Now!
Sunday, May 1   Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Now accepting nominations for the 
Stars of the Industry Restaurant Awards..
Nominate Your Favorites
at
Restaurant Association of Maryland Awards Gala
and Vote Beginning March 9-30!  

 



Celebrity Photos
Diane has met and interviewed many celebrities through her Entertainment Reporting in and around Baltimore.

Click here for pictures of Diane and her favorite celebrities!

 

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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

 


Monster Jam
Royal Farms Arena
February 26-28
Tickets & More Info www.royalfarmsarena.com/events/detail/monster-jam-1

 

Ed Block Courage Awards
Saturday, March 12   Baltimore Hilton
Doors Open 5PM for Silent Auction/Autographs  
Seating 6:45PM
Visit www.edblock.org for tickets and further info.

 

Saturday, March 19   Grand Lodge Hunt Valley
Bring a friend.. Bring your pup & join in on the most unique gala of the year!
Support the animals at Baltimore Humane Society for this black tie gala event. The evening, will feature an elegant seated dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, raffles, and a live auction.
For more info & tickets: www.bmorehumane.org/news-events/black-tie-tails-gala




Casey Cares Annual Gala

Saturday, March 19
6:30PM-11PM
American Visionary Art Museum. 
This Superhero Soiree will be celebrating Casey Cares heroes - the kids in their programs and their generous supporters.  This fabulous annual event features entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, cocktails, dancing, auctions and more! For tickets and further info: Casey Cares Annual Gala



April 1 & 2
Timonium Fairgrounds
60 Beers, 40 Bourbons & Plenty of BBQ ..Full details, schedule & tickets: www.beerandbourbon.com/maryland/show-info

 

Charm City Celebrity Game Night
Saturday, April 9  8 -11 PM
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
This festive casual evening will feature live game shows among Baltimore broadcast personalities with a tribute to Jerry Turner, creative food and drinks, and a live auction – all to help ECAN (Esophageal Cancer Action Network) save lives!

 

South Baltimore Learning Center’s
25th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Saturday, Apr. 16  6:30-11:30PM. 
Horseshoe Baltimore Casino
This cocktail-style celebration will feature signature dishes and drinks, silent and live auctions, instructional table gaming, magic, live band with dancing & more!

Proceeds will support South Baltimore Learning Center, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides literacy and life skills training, and career preparation services to educationally disadvantaged adults.
More info & tickets:
South Baltimore Learning Center

April 23 & 24
National Harbor
Enjoy over 150 Wine, Beer and Spirits Sampling by the water at beautiful National Harbor, great food, music, chef demos, whiskey lounge & so much more.
Full details, schedule & tickets:
www.wineandfoodnh.com/content/show-info

 

HATS & HORSES: A DERBY CELEBRATION FOR KENNEDY KRIEGER
Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Baltimore Country Club
4712 Club Road
Baltimore, MD 21210
Break out the Mint Juleps, bow ties and big hats! Let's celebrate, Kentucky style! Please join us for a Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser benefiting the children of Kennedy Krieger Institute. Proceeds will be used to purchase much-needed vans for Kennedy Krieger School Programs. For more information, visit KennedyKrieger.org/ADerbyCelebration.




Saturday, May 14
Rash Field  Baltimore Inner Harbor
 
Enjoy over 150 Wine, Beer and Spirits Sampling by the Waterfront ..also chef demos, music, food trucks, Beach Shack and an Inaugural WINE RUN 5K! Full details and tickets:

 

Pimlico Race Course
All The Details on Preakness and The Fun Week of Events Leading Up To Preakness Stakes http://www.preakness.com

 

Hunt Valley  
June 4 & 5 Oregon Ridge  Hunt Valley
Over 250 Maryland Wines; 24 Wineries for Your Sampling Pleasure ..Music, Craft Vendors+ Full details and tickets:
www.uncorkthefun.com/hunt-valley-maryland/site-info

 

Saturday, June 11    Pimlico Race Course  1-6P
Over 60 beers and bourbons and an exciting day of racing. Full details and tickets:

 

June 17 & 18
National Harbor
60 Beers, 40 Bourbons & Plenty of BBQ ..
Full details, schedule & tickets:
www.beerandbourbon.com/national-harbor/show-info

 

June 25   Baltimore Inner Harbor  Rash Field
Two Sessions   11A-3P   5P-9P
All you can taste over 50 beers and crabs + Charm City Crab Run 5K.

 

August 27 National Harbor
Two Sessions   11A-3P   5P-9P
All you can taste over 50 beers and crabs..
live music+
Full details and tickets:

 

*Beers*Brats*Bands!
September 24  National Harbor
All you can taste over 150 beer, schnapps, wine, music, contests, vendors+ Full details and tickets:

 

October 8   Baltimore M&T Stadium Lots
*Beers*Brats*Bands!
All you can taste over 150 beer, schnapps, wine, music, contests, vendors+ Full details and tickets:


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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