January In Maryland 2012
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ISSUE 63 • JANUARY 2012
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Christmas on the Potomac & ICE
Through Jan. 8
Gaylord National Resort
Prince George’s County First Night Talbot
Dec. 31
Easton
Talbot County
Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular
Dec. 31
Inner Harbor
The Trains of Christmas
Jan. 6-29
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
Washington County
Tom Chapin in concert
Jan. 7
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster Tundra Swan Program
Jan. 7
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Rock Hall, Kent County Bethesda Art Walk
Jan. 13
Montgomery County Second Saturdays at the Foundry
Jan. 14
Denton
Caroline County Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival/
North American Craft Show

Jan. 14-15
Ocean City Convention Center Winter Restaurant Weeks
Jan. 16-30
Howard County Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show
Jan. 19-22
Baltimore Convention Center The Steve Chapin Band: A Tribute to Harry Chapin
Jan. 21
CSM Fine Arts Center Theatre
La Plata, Charles County World of Pets Expo and Educational Experience
Jan. 27-29
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, Baltimore County Paper Americana Show
Jan. 28
Elkton
Cecil County

photo of snow coaster

Look ahead and start your own bucket-list of ideas for places to visit in Maryland during 2012. Five distinctive regions – from Mountain Maryland to the Eastern Shore – offer a variety of travel destinations. Events surrounding two historical commemorations figure prominently during the New Year: the bicentennial of the War of 1812 begins in June with an international maritime festival – Star-Spangled Sailabration – at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and events that mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War continue throughout the year. In September, Maryland, My Maryland – with 3,000 re-enactors – depicts the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam. (Photo courtesy of Wisp Resort)

Outdoor adventure
Play in the snow. The area around Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County – a haven for winter recreation – gets nearly twice as much snow as Fairbanks, Alaska. All Earth Eco Tours arranges two-hour tours of Swallow Falls State Park and other areas in its selection of Deep Creek Lake snowshoeing tours. Cross-country and downhill skiing are also available. At Wisp Resort, January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
Literary dining
It’s that time of year to pay tribute to Robert Burns, the distinguished Scot who wrote My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose, For Auld Lang Syne and other classics. Raise a toast, Jan. 21, at a Robert Burns Supper – complete with haggis, whiskey and verse – at the Elk Lodge in Annapolis or at Deep Creek Lake. That same evening, the Caroline County Council of Arts presents a literary supper in honor of J.R.R. Tolkien at the Caroline County Country Club.
Tributes to an American icon
“We must use time creatively,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrate the life and legacy of this extraordinary American, and heed his words in 2012.

Winery events
Learn about grapes and other local products, get some exercise, have a bowl of chili or just enjoy a glass of Maryland wine.
Civil War stories
One-hundred and fifty years ago, Maryland was a divided state in a divided nation. Discover the impact of the war at these events and exhibitions:
Martin O’Malley, Governor • Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
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