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

For details see Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Radiance & Relaxation....
Enjoy An About Faces Day Spa 
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Facial
This unique treatment for the complexion restores radiance and vitality. 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

 

Devaux Champagne
Perfect For Every Celebration...

"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 every celebration
More info: www.champagne-devaux.com/index.asp


 

Restaurant Association of Maryland...
62nd Stars of the Industry Awards Gala
Sunday, May 1   Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Stars of the Industry Restaurant Awards..

Restaurant Association of Maryland Awards Gala



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

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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

 

April 30-May 1
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium
Over 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. Also demos, live music & specialty foods..
Full details: www.sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/timon/spring

 

Brigance Brigade Foundation
5.7K Championship Run & 1.57 Mile Family Run / Walk Sunday, May 1 8:00AM
Canton Waterfront Park
FREE parking is available at Canton Crossing Parking Lot until 2pm
Proceeds from the race/run/walk will benefit the Brigance Brigade Foundation. Their mission is to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS. Full details & to register: Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7K

 

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.



Friday, May 13  Royal Farms Arena
6PM Drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a kissing “pooch” booth with therapy dogs and a silent auction. 
 8PM Fashion Show
Benefits Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
During the event, softies—big, bad, animal-loving athletes from the Show Your Soft Side campaign—will strut the runway “modeling” some of the adorable dogs and cats available for adoption from BARCS. Tickets and further info: http://bit.ly/pawjectrunway




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:

 

Thursday, May 19 • 7PM Celebrate the Edward A. Myerberg Center’s 40th Anniversary
with a musical tribute to Neil Diamond.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
7401 Park Heights Ave
Tickets & Further Info www.myerberg.org/simplydiamond

 

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

 

HATS & HORSES:
AN EVENING AT THE RACES 24TH ANNUAL CULINARY EXTRAVAGANZA
Monday, May 23 5:30 - 9:00PM
GRAND LODGE HUNT VALLEY
Sample amazing fare from some of the Area's top chefs..enjoy fabulous Raffles & auction..All to benefit meals on wheels of maryland
Tickets & further Info: www.mowcm.org/Culinary

 

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

 

Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore
This Multi-Week Chef Tournament Begins June 7
Visit www.masondixonmasterchef.com for full schedule and tickets 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

 

Saturday, June 18   Noon-7P Canton Waterfront Park 
Enjoy 140+ wines from all over the world. Also gourmet eats prepared by local restaurants, chef cooking demos, wine seminars, craft beers & spirits, a wine bar,  live music, arts and crafts vendors, a family zone, and the Kohler truck. More details & tix: www.baltimorewinefest.com

 

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:

 

Saturday, September 17 Noon-7P Canton Waterfront Park
Enjoy some of  Baltimore’s favorite restaurants serving their signature seafood dishes, refreshing drinks, live music, cooking demos and a fun area for families. 
More details & tix: www.baltimoreseafoodfest.com

 

*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:

 

Trick-or-Trot 5K/1 Mile Walk
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Saturday, October 29
Enjoy a Fun Pre and Post Race Party with Buck and Angela Showalter and the Oriole Bird!
Benefits KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland including KEYS (KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed)
More info and to register: www.active.com/baltimore-md/running/distance-running-races/kidspeace-7th-annual-trick-or-trot-5k-and-1-mile-walk-2016


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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