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ISSUE 76 • APRIL 2013
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Preserving the Musical Heritage: From Britain to the Blue Ridge
Through April 8
Allegany Museum, Cumberland PEEP Show
March 28 – April 7
Carroll County Arts Center
Westminster Daffodil Show
April 6
Princess Anne, Somerset County War of 1812 Dedication
April 7
Queenstown, Queen Anne’s County Maryland International Film Festival
April 11-13
Hagerstown, Washington County Bay Bridge Boat Show/Nautical Flea Market
April 18-21/ April 20-21
Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County Fells Point Privateer Festival
April 19-21
Baltimore Pork in the Park BBQ Festival
April 19-21
Winterplace Park
Salisbury, Wicomico County Bethesda Literary Festival
April 19-21
Montgomery County St. John’s – USNA Croquet Match
April 20
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County Herbs, Herbs, Herbs!
April 20
Historical Sinking Springs Herb Farm
Elkton, Cecil County Delmarva Birding Weekend
April 25-28
Lower Eastern Shore Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Show
April 26-28
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Ocean City Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
April 27
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Calvert County

Family fishing on a charter boat

Two centuries ago, British ships invaded the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812’s Chesapeake Campaign. Now, it’s your time to enjoy the Chesapeake. Go with people who know the bay – Chesapeake watermen. Watermen Heritage Tours – a project involving Chesapeake Conservancy, Maryland Watermen’s Association and others – offers an array of itineraries: crabbing, kayaking, photography trips, sunset sails and skipjack charters. And, be sure to visit Seas, Lakes & Bay: The Naval War of 1812 – a new exhibition at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis that opens April 1.

Two children spinning hoops Spring festivals
Three days of music, food, carnival rides along the Wicomico River herald spring at the 31st annual Salisbury Festival, April 26-28. More live entertainment, workshops, mansion tours and “Teas of the World” are featured at Montpelier Festival of Tea, Herbs and Art, April 27 on the Montpelier Mansion grounds in Laurel. The Spring Craft Festival & Tractor Pull runs April 27-28 at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Bluegrass music and farm tours are on tap at South Mountain Creamery’s Spring Festival in Middletown, April 27-28.
Wine celebrations
Sip, then tweet your impressions of Maryland wines at the Grand Tasting of Maryland Wine and Twitter Taste-Off, April 13 at The Warehouse at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Honor a pair of local traditions at Decanter: A Celebration of Maryland Wine and Racing, April 20-21 at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course. Then, salute the Frederick Wine Trail at A Toast to Frederick Wine Festival, April 21-22 at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Then for a fine finish, head to the Eastern Shore for WineFest at St. Michaels, April 27-28.
Picture of a steeplechase

Steeplechase season
Bring a picnic and a blanket, and enjoy a Maryland tradition that began in 1873. These races – all in Baltimore County – are fixtures on the steeplechase circuit.
Elkridge-Harford Hunt, April 6, Atlanta Hall Fall Farm, Monkton
My Lady’s Manor, April 13, Jarrettsville Pike and Pocock Road, Monkton
Maryland Grand National, April 20, Butler Road, Monkton
Maryland Hunt Cup, April 27, Worthington Valley
Maryland Junior Hunt Cup, April 28, Shawan Downs

Two female Civil War Re-enactors Civil War stories
Maryland’s Civil War heritage resonates in varied ways. Discover new perspectives on the past with these events and activities:
Making Sense of the Civil War, April, 4, Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore
Finally Heard: Feminine Heroes of an Uncivil War, April 4-28 (Thursdays through Sundays), Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick
All Day Hike of the Battlefield: Antietam and Gettysburg, April 21, Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center, Sharpsburg, Washington County
Oakland Civil War Days, April 25-28, Garrett County
Martin O’Malley, Governor • Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
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