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Looking Ahead: June Events

May 30, 2012 08:20PM ● By Anonymous

May 31 (It runs into June--I'm not losing my mind)

Annapolis Greek Festival gives you a little taste of Athens in Annapolis. Along with an assortment of delicacies and Greek pastries, the festival will feature an outside cafe and tavern, as well as lunch and dinner inside the community center. Kids are welcome to enjoy the children's area while parents check out the imported gift items, local artisans, grocer's corner, Greek bands, and dance troupes. Through 6/3. At the Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Annapolis.

June 3

Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival brings 19 talented musicians to the Shore, including newcomers and festival veterans alike. The festival will feature the talents of accomplished flutist and Eastern Shore native Mindy Heinsohn, as well as the debut performance of Thea Musgrave's mini clarinet concerto, Towards the Blue. Through 6/17. At venues throughout the mid-Shore.

June 9

Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival highlights the work of some of the Bay area's best artists and craftsmen. Attendees will also enjoy fine cuisine, select wine tastings, and live entertainment. Through 6/10.  At Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis.

June 13

Star-Spangled Sailabration will bring a dozen tall ships and naval war ships to Baltimore. The week-long festival will also include the premiere of a new symphonic work, the Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, fireworks, aircraft displays, and more. Through 6/19. At locations throughout the Baltimore area.

June 15

Antique and Classic Boat Festival features more than 100 antique and classic boats, craft vendors, boat building demonstrations, maritime artists and craftsmen, motors, classic used boats, seminars, and a nautical flea market. The family-friendly event includes live music, food, and activities for all ages. Through 6/17. At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.

June 17

Father's Day! Start browsing your grill catalogs now, and don't say I didn't warn you in advance.

June 21

Best Of What's Up? Magazines Party honors our Best Of Annapolis, Eastern Shore, and West County Winners. Best Of brings a full red carpet experience, including samples from 25+ best of What's Up?-winning restaurants, a huge charity silent auction, the area's best music, free parking, and a free drink ticket. Plus, you'll get to mingle with celebrity look-alikes and paparazzi. And, if you come dressed as your favorite star, you'll be entered for a chance to win $250.

June 23

Oxford Cardboard Boat Races feature a wide variety of categories, including the Corporate Challenge, the Funny Race, the Iron Man, the Battle of the Brave, and the Kids Race. And, not a year has gone by without some cardboard crafts capsizing. Benefits the Special Olympics of Maryland. At the Oxford Strand on the Tred Avon River.

Nanticoke River Jamboree: "Life on the River 1612-1812" includes a exhibits and demonstrations by environmental and historic groups, a native plant sale, period re-enactors, and Daniel Firehawk Abbott's "Origins" program. An event for the whole family, the jamboree will also feature music, food, paddles, and bike rides. At Handsell House, Vienna.

Eastport A Rockin' was crated to expose local music to a larger audience, and now draws attendees from all over the Chesapeake region. In addition to artists that span the musical spectrum, the event features non-profit organizations, local artisans, craft makers, non-musical live entertainment, and the ever-popular Kids' Area. At the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis.

Safeway Barbecue Battle is a celebration of the art of barbecue, and includes delicious taste treats from top vendors, free samples, and a nationally-recognized barbecue cooking competition. Attendees will also get to check out cooking demonstrations, appearances by celebrity chefs, talent shows, the BBQ Bazaar Marketplace, live entertainment, and more. This year's musical headliners include Soul Asylum, ConFunkShun, and Cowboy Mouth. On Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.