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Go wild for a great cause! Calling all artists and wildlife enthusiasts to the 7th Annual Community Foundation of Southern Maryland Potomac River Waterfowl Show at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD. Show attendees include award-winning artists who will showcase their world-class wildlife art both at a dinner reception and day-time fair.
The Baltimore City Police and Fire Departments, in collaboration with Boston Street Running, are holding the first annual Memorial Day 5K run. The run will start and finish at Boston Street Running. The course will lead you through the Canton Port District with scenic views of Ft. McHenry, the Baltimore skyline, and the Inner Harbor. Participants are eligible to win running shoes, accessories, and amenities.
Winner receives a free trip to Philadelphia, 2 Kenny Chesney concert tickets, and other perks.
Join the Downtown Partnership and hordes of Orioles fans in taking over the corner of Pratt and Light street! This pre-game event will feature free face-painting, games, and giveaways before the big game.
Take your Super Bowl-winning hangover down the shore with this parade featuring players, cheerleaders, mascots, floats and bands. Feel free to sweat through your purple camo.
Want to enjoy nature, but terrified of leaving the confines of the Greatest City in America? Join the folks at Druid Hill Park for a six-mile guided tour of the park and learn about the history of what is one the oldest urban parks in the U.S.
Wait, you didn't know that Maryland's state sport involved horses, lances and the like? Well get that Game of Thrones/medieval times image out of your head. We're talking about the jousting that involves snagging tiny rings with a six-foot pole while running full speed on a horse, which somehow seems even more difficult.
We don't have gladiators anymore, which is probably a good thing. Blood stains are a pain to clean. But watching cars smash each other beyond all recognition is the next best thing, right? And you can even drive in it, presumably without the threat of a sword going through your chest. We're not sure what that would do to your insurance premiums, though.
Dust off your cape for the Baltimore Child Abuse Center's Super Hero walk. The event features a one-mile "Fun Walk," face painting and other activities, and culminates with a costume contest for all ages.
It's the Ravens offence versus the Ravens defense in this softball charity showdown.
Support Talbot Interfaith Shelter by playing a round of golf at River House Golf course.
Hey, this event is open to all school-, recreational-, travel- and club-level teams in the mid-Atlantic region! All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 3 games. Winner takes all.
The monster trucks are outoors for jumping over and/or smashing into stuff.
Hop on your bike and head over to the Mount Clare Stable in Carroll Park for this annual benefit. After the workout, you can relax with a barbeque and live jazz. Proceeds go to Baltimore parks.
Bike rides for all experience and stamina levels on this day of riding through Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run and Druid Hill parks. So enjoy a leisurely 12-mile ride, or test your speed and endurance with a more intense ride, like the 64-mile "metric century." And once you're done, there's a barbecue! All proceeds go to the city's parks, environmental and cycling groups, so don some spandex and your two-wheeled steed and get riding.
Although this is referred to as a great "first-time" triathlon, with a 0.62 mile swim, 16 mile bike ride and 3.4 mile run, you should probably still be in pretty good shape to try your hand at this. Billed as a way to honor service members, the event will for the first time have a competition class comprised solely of emergency first responders, the winner of which will be awarded with a $500 donation to a charity of their choice.
So you fancy yourself a swimmer, eh. If you think you're up to it, freestyle, breast stroke or doggy paddle your way along this one-mile race in the ocean. Make sure you register for this one--there are T-shirts to be had.
This summer, M&T Bank Stadium is hosting the other football. You know, the one that actually involves feet most of the time. And unless the United States team totally shits the bed, odds are you'll see such stars as Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard have a chance to kick the ball around here in Charm City.
Although hunting season isn't typically until the Fall, it's probably best to get the part where you learn how not to accidentally maim your brother/father/un-related hunting partner with a firearm out of the way now. Get the basics on firearms handling safety, shooting fundamentals, wildlife management and tree stand safety.
It's time for preseason football again, which means getting your first glimpse at Super Bowl winners Joe Flacco and Ray Rice--what? They're only on the field for like five minutes? Dammit. Well use this opportunity to hone your Ravens-related obscenities and chants in preparation for the real games.
Quite a weekend for the cycling and/or Frederick enthusiast. This year's tour includes rides for all skill levels, from an 8-mile family ride to the "leisurely" 24-mile "ramble" and the ole' "metric century" for grizzled veterans. Ride up and down mountains, to Gettysburg and back, or just stick around town for the ghost tour Friday night.
Really, really, really fast cars through what is usually a parking lot of traffic in downtown Baltimore. What more do you need?
The Washington Capitals take on the Boston Bruins in preseason action.
Don't scoff: sailing can teach you some meaningful life skills. Like which side of the boat is starboard, and various knots and such. Okay, so they're not that meaningful. But it's still good for some maritime fun.
Whoa, look how far you threw that frisbee dude! Shit yeah. Oh. Well fuck. That dog just took your disc bro. Game over, man.
Those Orioles sure gave us a hell of a ride last year, right? And so far this year, things have been going pretty well too, fresh off a west coast trip that yielded seven wins out of 11 games. Obviously you should be trying your damnedest to get to every game at what might be the best ballpark in all the land, but we guess you can be forgiven for merely hitting up the team's various promotional nights. You've got to relish that Oriole Magic, guys.
This group of bikers out of Pennsylvania are nuts. On June 2, as part of the Class "A" Professional Hill Climb, motorcycles will race up a 300-foot dirt "hill" that looks more like a wall than an incline. But they're peppering the summer with events for the average rider, from a swap meet for parts June 14-16 to a Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Meet and Bike Show Aug. 16-18. Indulge your inner Hunter S. Thompson.
A week of golf.
Work making you too up tight? Get out of your suit and into some yoga pants or whatever other comfortable garb you enjoy, and hop downtown for some stretching and chakras and the like.
This years KarmaFest features Bhakti Tree, Raa Djarsi, Linda Biggs, David London as well as holistic healing, meditation, spiritualist, healthy food and more!
Current Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by photgrapher Kyle Tata. In addition to the exhibit, Current is also releasing a catalog of Tata's work.
The 2013 Sowebo Arts and Music Festival, on Sunday May 26th between noon and 8pm, features some of Baltimore's best bands performing on 3 stages, a variety of arts and crafts from more than 40 artists, the SoweboPoster show and auction, interactive art and craft exhibits, and much more.
Honor the graves of African American veterans at the Mount Auburn Cemetery on May 26. Then on Memorial Day, there will be a flag ceremony, a reading of Memorial Day poems, and a recreation of the historic 1880 Memorial Day observance. Also check out a Memorial Day service at Loudon Park National Cemetery involving music, a musket salute, and wreath laying.
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