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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


Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Timonium Fairgrounds
April 25-27
*Over 250 Top Artists
*Live Music
*Gourmet Food
*Kids Activities+


Planned Parenthood of Maryland Spring Gala
Wednesday, April 30
Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel
VIP: 6-7P Main Event: 7- 9P
Featuring a raffle of great prizes, cocktail bars and gourmet food. For tickets and further info visit

Spring Gala


National Harbor Wine & Food Festival
May 3 & 4
All You Can Taste ..Over 150 Different Wines, Beers and Spirits + Food, Seminars, Music & More.
More Details & Tickets:


Saturday, May 3
Power Plant Live!
Join in the fight against ALS! The Fiesta 5K has become the largest ALS event in the Baltimore area. Benefits The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins


43rd Annual Historic Harbor House Tour of Fell’s Point
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11th 11am til 5 pm
The event benefits The Preservation Society and is a self-guided tour through its quaint streets and a sampling of homes in this historic maritime community in Baltimore City. More Info & Tickets-
2014FellsPointHistoricHouseTour.eventbrite.com $15.00 per person in advance; $20.00 the day of the event.


Meals on Wheels Culinary Extravaganza
Monday, May 19 5:30-9PM
Grand Lodge Hunt Valley
Take your taste buds on a journey around the world..all in one place! Enjoy tastings from top area restaurants and caterers. Also enjoy fine wines and regional brews along with live and silent auction items. More info and tickets:
All proceeds provide nutritious meals to homebound seniors in central Maryland.


Join In!
Casey Cares Golf Tournament
June 2
Rolling Road Country Club

Visit Casey Cares Golf Tournament For All The Details!


Saturday, June 21
Westshore Park by the Water-Inner Harbor
Two Sessions..
ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 20,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more!

Crab & Beer Festival


a fun and uplifting gallery of distinctively created bras, all designed by local community leaders, artists, businesses.
Gallery Hours
Wednesday July 16 & Thursday, July 17
Noon – 5 pm Free Admission

CUPTail Party
Benefits The Fund for Excellence in Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy Medical Center
Thursday, July 17 6 – 9PM
Food, drinks, silent auction, live auction, entertainment
Tickets & Further Info www.brananza.net


July 18-20


Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis and his wife Christina will be the Race Ambassadors
Saturday, August 2


National Harbor
Saturday, August 16
Two Sessions
ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 20,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more!

Crab & Beer Festival


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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