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Out & About: Special Events and Activities to Enjoy in September 2015

Aug 25, 2015 12:27PM ● Published by Melissa Lauren

NATIONAL CAPITAL RADIO AND TELEVISION MUSEUM FUNDRAISER

The National Capital Radio and Television Museum “Turn Your Radio On” fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 12th in Gambrills at 6:30 p.m. This year, NCRTV Museum will honor Ed Walker of The Big Broadcast and Arch Campbell, long-time D.C. arts & entertainment critic (Channel 8/WJLA). The benefit includes musical entertainment, a dinner buffet, and silent auction. Proceeds from the event will assist in preserving the history of radio and television for future generations. The museum exhibits and preserves pieces of equipment and devices from bygone eras to the present that demonstrate the development and impact of electronic media. Tickets are $65 per person and $480 for tables of eight. For more information call 301-390-1020 or visit Ncrtv.org.

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Baltimore Orioles

END OF BASEBALL SEASON for NATS AND O’S

The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles are both closing out baseball season. Root for your home team as the Orioles play: the Rays September 1st and 2nd at Camden Yards; then O’s take on the Royals September 11th–13th;  next versus the Red Sox September 14th–16th; and finish versus the Blue Jays September 28th–30th. The Nationals play the Braves the first week of September. The Nats and Mets face off the second week of September followed by their matchup against The Marlins  They close the home schedule by playing against the Orioles and the Phillies. For more details check out the online calendar at WhatsUpMag.com  Visit Orioles.com and Nationals.com and for ticket pricing details.

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Annapolis Fringe 
Festival

ANNAPOLIS FRINGE FESTIVAL

For one night in September, on Saturday, the 26th, the Historic West Street Arts District in Annapolis becomes home to actors, singers, magicians, rappers, poets, and acrobats as the 2015 Annapolis Fringe Festival opens its doors 7 p.m. to midnight at various locations in the Arts District. The Fringe celebrates its 5th year with a lineup of short shows and other entertaining events; tickets for individual shows are $11 or less. Beyond theater, Fringe Festival offers free outdoor music, cafe dining, a visual-art exhibition, street performers, a stunning light show, and a rambunctious opening ceremony. For more information call 410-280-1414 or visit Fringefestivalannapolis.com.

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MARYLAND WINE FESTIVAL

Cheers! Enjoy many tastes and sophisticated flavors at the Maryland Wine Festival September 19th and 20th from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. The festival hosts wines from over 40 members of the Maryland Wineries Association, including Best in Show National Competition Winners in Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. A perfect pairing with the wine tastings includes crab cakes and oysters, and various selections in the cheese pavilion. There will be musical entertainment featuring jazz and rock sounds plus tours of the historic Farm Museum. Tickets are $30–50 (designated driver discount tickets are also available). For more information call 410-876-8544 or visit Marylandwine.org.


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KUNTA KINTE HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival commemorates the cultural heritage of African Americans and honors the legacy of Kunta Kinte. The festival features music by the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Core, KARMA Showcase, Divine Gospel Group, Tribes, Carr’s Beach Hand Dance Club, Jazz Mosaic, Capoeira Social Project, African Dancers Keur Khaleyi, and more. Food, arts, and crafts on Saturday, September 26th, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. at Annapolis City Dock. For more information call 240-801-5543 or visit Kuntakinte.org


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Compass Rose 
Theater featuring 
actresses from a 
previous production

WOMEN’S VOICES THEATER FESTIVAL – IF I HOLD MY TONGUE PRESENTED BY COMPASS ROSE THEATER

More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce the Women’s Voices Theater Festival going on now through November 30th at various locations. The companies will each present a world premiere production of a work by one or more female playwrights. The mission of the festival is to highlight the scope of new plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital. Compass Rose Theater presents Patricia Henley’s play, If I Hold My Tongue, as part of the festival Thursdays through Sundays, September 17th—September 27th. Tickets are $23–38. For more information call 410-980-6662 or visit Compassrosetheater.org  For more information on the Women’s Voices Theater Festival visit Womensvoicestheaterfestival.org.


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ODENTON CRAB FEAST

Feast, have fun for a cause, and support the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department at their fire department on Saturday, September 26th from 5–11 p.m. There will be crabs by the bushel and a silent auction. Tickets are $45–55. For more information call 410-674-4444 or visit Ovfc28.org.


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Arts Alive

ARTS ALIVE 17 GALA

Swing with the arts at Arts Alive 17 a benefit for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, September 11th from 6–10 p.m. featuring music from the Craig Gildner Big Band. Mix, mingle, swing dance, enjoy great food and wine, and bid on the silent auction. Support Maryland Hall’s mission to deliver art for all in the community. Tickets are $150. For more information call 410-263-5544 or visit Marylandhall.org.


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Annapolis Craft Beer 
and Music Festival

ANNAPOLIS CRAFT BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Enjoy craft beer tastings from over 45 breweries representing the best selection of over 120 craft beers presented at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, September 12th from noon–6 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $10–40. For more information call 410-263-4012 or visit Theannapoliscraftbeerandmusicfestival.com




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Djawadan Center

DJAWDAN CENTER FOR IMPLANT AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY FREE PATIENT SEMINAR

Join the experts at Djawdan Center on September 16th at 6 p.m. for a free evening patient information seminar to meet the team and explore what modern implant and restorative dentistry have to offer. Free refreshments will be provided. For registration and more information call 443-482-5213 or visit Smileannapolis.com/seminar.



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Photography

 ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER’S GOLF CLASSIC

Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Golf Classic is Monday, September 28th at Chartwell Golf and Country Club in Severna Park. The event benefits Anne Arundel Medical Center with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Breakfast, lunch, a cocktail buffet reception, and awards ceremony are included in the day’s festivities. For more information call 443-481-4739 or visit Aahs.org/fdn.




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LAYTON’S CHANCE HARVEST FESTIVAL AND VINEYARD DASH 5K

Layton’s Chance Harvest Festival and Vineyard Dash 5k kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 26th at Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery in Vienna. Participants 21 and over will receive a t-shirt and complimentary glass of wine with registration. The fun continues with the Harvest Festival featuring exciting events: pony rides, hayrides, fishing derby, wine tasting, food and craft vendors, and everyone’s favorite – grape stomping! The day will wrap up with a concert by Second Wind from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 (kids and adults 21 and under free). For more information call 410-228-1205 or visit Laytonschance.com.


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TOUR DE TALBOT – RIDE FOR CLEAN RIVERS

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) will host the 11th Annual Tour de Talbot - Ride for Clean Rivers on Sunday, September 20th at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. The 62-mile metric will kick-off at 8 a.m. and the 35 and 20-mile rides will follow at 10 a.m. All rides will start and finish at Chesapeake College on the Wye River. After the ride participants and volunteers can enjoy lunch, drinks, and live music all in celebration of the ride. Routes follow the flat, scenic back roads of not only Talbot County, but also Caroline and Queen Anne’s Counties, with rest stops located along the bank of the Choptank River and the scenic Tuckahoe State Park. The ride supports the work of MRC to preserve and protect the Miles, Wye, and Choptank Rivers and Eastern Bay. Registration is required for the ride. Riders can be part of a team or ride solo. Riders may procure sponsorships to help raise funds and are eligible to win prizes. Registration is $70. Kids under 16 are free. Meal tickets are available for spectators. For more information call 443-385-0511 or visit Tourdetalbot.org.


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UM BALTIMORE WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie offers a mental health support group for community members and families seeking information on psychiatric issues. The program is offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (November and December meetings are on the third Wednesday due to the holidays). The program covers a variety of mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and bipolar disorder. Community resources and services available to patients and their families will also be discussed. Reservations are not required. For more information call 410-553-8070 or 410-787-4627 or visit Mybwmc.org.
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THE LOOK

Ladies’ night just got a makeover! Join What’s Up? Media as we present our 2nd Beauty, Health, and Wellness Event -The Look! Enjoy three solid hours of being pampered with spa treatments, getting your hair, makeup, and nails done right on the spot, listening to professional expert speakers, and shopping your heart out with our retail vendors. The party is at The Loews Hotel in Annapolis and starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 25th. Tickets are $15 online and $18 at the door. Tickets are available online at WhatsUpMag.com.


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HOSPICE CUP

Hospice Cup is a charity sailing regatta celebrating 34 years of raising sails and raising funds for hospice programs throughout Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia including: Capital Caring, Montgomery Hospice, and Hospice of the Chesapeake. The focus for 2015 funds is Veterans services and care. Participating hospices use funds raised through Hospice Cup to continue to offer quality, end-of-life care to patients, their families and friends. The Hospice Cup is Saturday, September 19th. The regatta starts at noon; boat registration fee is $55 per boat. Enjoy the race from the spectator boat from 1–4 p.m. for $100 per person. All are invited to the Hospice Cup Shore Party from 5–9 p.m. at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard. Tickets for the afterparty are $85 per person and $50 for boaters in the race. For more information call 410-919-8393 or visit Hospicecup.org.


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FREDERICK DOUGLASS DAY

Celebrate the life and legacy of Talbot County native, Frederick Douglass, one of the nation’s most prominent figures in African-American and U.S. history. An abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman, women’s suffragist, and reformer, Douglass was a firm believer in equality for all people. Visit Historic Downtown Easton Saturday, September 26th and discover more about the history maker from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. A welcome ceremony will take place in front of the Talbot County Court House by the Frederick Douglass Statue followed by a parade at 10 a.m. Activities at the Talbot County Free Library include: a children’s village, food and vendors, live music, scavenger hunt, and lecture by John Stauffer, author and Professor at Harvard University. For more information call 410-375-7879 or visit Frederickdouglasshonorsociety.org.


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TASTE OF THE CHESAPEAKE GALA

The Taste of the Chesapeake is a lively celebration of environmental leadership on Tuesday, September 15th from 5:30–9 p.m. in the Belcher Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Each year, ‘The Taste’ recognizes environmental leadership and provides an opportunity for Alliance for the Bay to showcase progress toward Bay restoration, as well as, next year’s projects. Enjoy local food and drink and music while you meet people who are committed to their passion for our rivers and communities in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Tickets are $100–150. For more information call 443-949-0575 or visit Allianceforthebay.org.


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MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Huzzah! The Maryland Renaissance Festival, a local tradition for the entire family, is in its 39th season. The ‘Rennfest’ runs Saturdays and Sundays (and Labor Day Monday) now through October 25th. Enjoy the thrills of entertainment and merriment; jousting, feasting, handmade crafts, and more. You can even show up dressed in traditional garb and there are costume rentals available onsite. Travel back in time and rub elbows with King Henry and his Royal Court. Be awestruck by the magicians, minstrels, and musicians. Tickets are $7–24. Gates open at 10 a.m. and the festival ends at 6 p.m. For more information call 410-266-7304 or visit Rennfest.com 


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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FAIR

The Anne Arundel County Fair is an annual event held in Crownsville, Maryland that dates back to 1953. The fair includes a full range of entertainment for the whole family including carnival rides and games, animal exhibits, monster trucks, pony rides, tractor pulls, pig races, pie eating contests, a talent show, live music, and more. The fair is September 16th–20th, times and prices vary. For more information visit Aacountyfair.org.

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WEST ANNAPOLIS OKTOBERFEST

A favorite fest of local Annapolitans, join the festivities at the West Annapolis Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 27th from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. for beer, bands, braut, and more. There will be a special kids’ zone, vendor booths, plus music and dancing in the streets (Annapolis Street from Taylor Avenue to Melvin Street). For more information call 410-956-7278 or visit Westannapolisbusiness.org.


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MARYLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

The 48th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival will include a variety of delicious seafood, exciting and new demonstrations and competitions, toe tapping musical entertainment, kids’ activities, contests, exhibits, vendors, and more. Relax and enjoy the beautiful shores of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th. Tickets are $15–120 including VIP pricing. Parking is available at Anne Arundel Community College with shuttles to the park (limited parking is available at Sandy Point State Park). The festival will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Boy Scout Troops, Crabs for Kids Foundation, Annapolis Green, and the Foundation for Community Betterment. For more information call 410-353-9237 or visit Mdseafoodfestival.comPhoto Credit: Jay Fleming


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MONTY ALEXANDER JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival will celebrate its sixth anniversary at the intimate Avalon Theatre in Easton on Labor Day weekend September 3rd–6th. The extraordinary energy and virtuosity of Artistic Director, Monty Alexander has vaulted the Festival into a four-day event showcasing new talent, as well as jazz greats. 2015 Grammy Award Nominee, René Marie is pictured. Other festival artists include: tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Caterina Zapponi, and music from The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band. Times and prices vary. For more information call 410-819-0380 or visit Chesapeakejazz.org.


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Navy Midshipmen

NAVY FOOTBALL

It is another season of Navy Football – an Annapolis hometown tradition! Take in the home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Enjoy tailgate festivities and cheering on the Midshipmen. September home games include: Navy vs. Colgate on Saturday, September 5th at 12 p.m. and Navy vs. East Carolina on Saturday, September 19th at 3:30 p.m. For more information on the full season schedule and ticket information call 1-800-US4-NAVY or visit Navysports.com.


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Becca Newell

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

The Ninth Annual St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance is Sunday, September 27th on the 18th fairway of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort Spa and Marina. This year’s Concours will feature award winning Pre-War Grand Classic Automobiles, significant Post-War Sports Cars to 1965, wood-bodied cars to 1953, Classic Wooden Speed Boats, and fashion. The fundraising event starts at 10 a.m. with a fashion show at 1 p.m. and award ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. All proceeds benefit the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. For more information visit Smcde.org.


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Historic Annapolis 
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BLAZERS BOURBON CIGARS

The Second Annual Blazers Bourbon Cigars will be held on Thursday, September 24th at the Historic William Paca House and Garden from 6–9 p.m. Enjoy a fun filled evening with blazers, bourbon, and cigars. Proceeds benefit Historic Annapolis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Annapolis a true “Museum Without Walls” © and Positive Strides, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping injured athletes with their mental and physical rehabilitation, as well as providing financial assistance for those in need. This event was established to provide a premier Gentlemen’s only evening in Annapolis with wonderful food, drinks, cigars, and clothiers. General admission is $75 and VIP package is $175. For more information call 410-267-7619 or visit Blazersbourboncigars.org.


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MARYLAND AVENUE AND STATE CIRCLE FALL FESTIVAL

Since 1970, the Maryland Avenue and State Circle Fall Festival is a local tradition. The festival includes arts and crafts vendors, antiques, local merchants and community groups, live music, children’s activities, and bistro dining at Galway Bay and Harry Browne’s. The fun continues 10 a.m. –5 p.m. on Sunday, September 20th. For more information call 410-268-3090 or visit mdave.com.


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11TH ANNUAL BOATYARD BEACH BASH BENEFIT FOR ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM

The 11th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash is Saturday, September 19th from 5–10 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, a benefit for the museum. The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices. Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefers will perform, along with John Frinzi and Scott Kirby. A delicious grilled dinner buffet will be provided by the Boatyard Bar & Grill. Tickets are $75–125 including VIP pricing. For more information call 410-295-0104 or visit Amaritime.org.

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