MARCH IN MARYLAND 2014 | view this email online
ISSUE 87 • MARCH 2014
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Spring Sea Glass Weekend

Feb. 28 – March 1

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Grasonville, Queen Anne's County

Maryland Sporting Dog Assn. Show

Feb. 28 – March 2

Bel Alton, Charles County

Bluebird Box/Sugar Maple Syrup Demo

March 1

Fair Hill Nature Center
Elkton, Cecil County

Chocolate & Candy Festival

March 1

Bel Air, Harford County

Top 20 Bull Riding Finals

March 1

Carroll County Ag. Arena

Baltimore Antique Bottle Club Show & Sale

March 2
Community College of Baltimore County (Essex)

CAA Basketball Championships


March 7 – 10
Baltimore Arena


March 13 - 16
Show Place Arena
Upper Marlboro
Prince George’s County

Maryland DogFest

March 8 – 9
Charles County Fairgrounds

Eagle Festival

March 15
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Cambridge, Dorchester County

Patuxent National Wildlife Visitor Center Birthday Bash

March 15
National Wildlife Visitor Center
Laurel, Prince George’s County

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

Kids and Seahorses

March 23

Bayside History Museum
North Beach, Calvert County

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

March 27 – April 7

1st Mariner Arena

Crafts Guild Spring Arts & Crafts Show

March 29

Rock Hall, Kent County

Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

March 29

St. Michaels, Talbot County

Click here to view the Maryland Scenic Byways video
As winter turns to spring, March is the perfect time to plan a road trip on one of Maryland’s 18 Scenic Byways. A perfect document for your travels is the Maryland Wine Trail Passport. This month’s featured destinations are the Chesapeake Wine Trail, March 15 – 16 and the Patuxent Wine Trail, March 22 – 23. And, for those who want to hang onto winter a bit longer, there is still plenty of time for snow and slope-side fun at Winterfest, March 15-16, at Wisp Resort in Garrett County.
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Restaurant Weeks and More


These deliciously diverse dining options are a sure-fire way to satisfy your taste buds and your inner foodie.

Calvert Restaurant Week, Feb. 21 - March 2

Annapolis Restaurant Week, Feb. 24 - March 2

Frederick Restaurant Week, March 4-10

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, March 22-23, Timonium Fairgrounds, Baltimore County
Talbot Restaurant Week, March 30 - April 5
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Home & Garden Shows


As you revive your spirit for spring, revive your surroundings, too.

Maryland Home & Garden Show, March 1-2, 7-9, Timonium Fairgrounds, Baltimore County
Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show, March 8-9, Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, Montgomery County
Home and Garden Show, March 15-16, Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, Harford County
All Things Home Expo, March 21-23, fairgrounds, Cumberland, Allegany County
Home Condo & Garden Show + Arts & Crafts Fair, March 21-23, Ocean City
Carroll County Home Show and Farmers Market, March 23-24, Agricultural Center, Westminster
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Happy 380th Birthday Maryland!


Just 380 years young! These events are designed for those that proudly don their colors of the Crossland and Calvert families: red and white, and black and gold.

Maryland Day Celebration, March 21 – 23, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Anne Arundel County
Maryland Day, March 22, Historic St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s County
Maryland Day at St. Clements Island Museum, March 25, St. Mary’s County
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Maryland Movies & Film Festivals


If the upcoming Academy Awards and the second season of House of Cards put you in the mood for outstanding story lines, dramatic scenery and belly laughs, the following events are made of movie magic:

Bethesda Film Fest, March 21 – 22, Montgomery County
Wedding Crashers Party, March 22, Easton, Talbot County
Annapolis Film Festival, March 27 – 30, Anne Arundel County
Women Soldier in the Civil War

Civil War stories


The War between the States and its impact on the people of Maryland is explored at these events:

Women Soldiers in Civil War Armies, March 1, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick
Civil War: The Untold Story, Sneak-Preview Screenings, March 13, 20 and 27, Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center, Sharpsburg, Washington County
Maryland and the Civil War, March 29, Carroll Community College, Westminster

Vote for Maryland!

The Town of Berlin is a finalist for the Budget Travel America's Coolest Small Towns 2014 contest.  Please vote - it's super easy, you can vote once per day, with no annoying sign-in procedures. Vote now....  Contest ends February 25.

Martin O’Malley, Governor
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