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A What's Up? Weekend 10/20/16

Oct 20, 2016 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo by Jim McGuire

Paving Their Way One Bluegrass Song at a Time: Exclusive interview with Rob McCoury of the Travelin' McCourys

Ronnie and Rob McCoury, sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, have developed their own musical path by creating The Travelin' McCourys. As the old saying goes, “Like father, like son.”

The Travelin’ McCourys have just released their first recorded single, “Cumberland Blues” and will release a new single every month, eventually leading to a release of a full album.

“If you can put new material out there, a single once a month, there’s just a lot more to talk about.” – Rob McCoury

The Travelin’ McCourys bring the Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band to Rams Head On Stage Monday, October 24th, 7:30 p.mTickets are $35. The Grateful Ball is a unique concert experience with a set from Jeff Austin Band followed by a set from The Travelin' McCourys and ending with a combined set from both bands of all Grateful Dead songs! 

We had the chance to catch up with Rob McCoury, who can be easily recognized as the guy holding the banjo.

Read the full interview here

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Friday, October 21st, 8 p.m.
Behind a locked wooden door and along the antique staircase of the Hammond-Harwood House hang portraits of the Pinkney family. Their connection to the acclaimed poet Edgar Allan Poe will be forever tied through their nephew Edward Coote Pinkney (1802-1828), an early muse for Poe. On this interactive tour, guests will enjoy an evening program in the ballroom led by a modern Edgar Allan Poe. He has returned to visit his muse’s childhood haunt. After the presentation, guests will be invited into the wine cellar to hear excerpts from one of Poe’s works and enjoy libations by candlelight.

Trick or Treat Trail
Saturday, October 22nd, 12–3 p.m.
Join the Friends of Downs Park and our community sponsors for a fun afternoon in the park. Enjoy the Halloween season with a stroll around the trail for kid friendly Trick or Treating. Advanced registration is not required, but a $5 fee per child will apply the day of the event.

Saturday, October 22nd, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Prince of Peace Church and Crofton Country Club have joined together in creating the first ever Touch–A–Truck event on Saturday, October 22nd, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Church! This event is an opportunity for kids to get up close to all of the large trucks that they see on the roads and on TV. Some of the trucks making an appearance are a: fire engine, drag racing car, school bus, tow truck, crane, cherry picker, dump truck, excavator, limo, cement mixer, and many more! In an effort to give back to the community, the event is entirely free.

Navy Football vs. Memphis
Saturday, October 22nd, 3:30 p.m.
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 as they take on the Memphis Tigers.

Monster Mash Pasta Bash
Saturday, October 22nd, 5–7 p.m.
Join the Community Center for our Monster Mash Pasta Bash! Enjoy Halloween-themed decor and music, costume contests for all ages, kids pumpkin painting and delicious dishes from some of your favorite restaurants including Café Mezzanote, Garry’s Grill, Park Tavern, Ledo Pizza, Bella Napoli and more!

Key School 5K/10K & Family Fun Run
Sunday, October 23rd, 9 a.m.
The annual Key School 5K/10K Run and Family Fun Run will be held in Hillsmere Shores. Runners will wind their way through the scenic community of Hillsmere Shores on paved roads, catching glimpses of the South River along the flat and fast USATF certified 5K and 10K courses. Runners can opt for the classic 10K Run, the 5K Run, or participate in the Family Fun Run (approximately one mile). Runners of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Sunday, October 23rd, 11 a.m.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Also, it was recently ranked the 3rd most recognized walk among the top health related walks in the country and one of the fastest growing. Participants include those living with the disease, their friends, families, caregivers, and concerned business and community leaders.

Eastern Shore

Adult Spelling Bee
Thursday, October 20th, 7–9:30 p.m.
Are you a really good speller, a stickler for proper spelling, or simply an alphabet enthusiast? Be a honey and help the Friends raise funds for the Library. Form a knockout team with your brightest and best friends, family, and co-workers. Teams can be made up of three individuals at least 18 years old; costumes and team names are encouraged. Bee watchers, or spectators, will be admitted free! Spellbinding treats and beverages will be available for purchase.

O.C. Toberfest
Saturday, October 22nd & Sunday, October 23rd, times vary
Free family fun returns to Ocean City for O.C.Toberfest. Come experience all the thrill of the giant Halloween Beach Maze during it’s two weekend run. Children of all ages, can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant, bigger and better than ever, beach maze! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, creepy clowns, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Another event that will take place as part of the O.C.Toberfest events will be the “Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade” October 22nd at 1pm on the boardwalk near North Division Street. Dress up your pets and parade the boards or sit back, relax and cheer for your favorite.

Fall into St. Michaels
Saturday, October 22nd & Sunday, October 23rd, times vary
Enjoy the beauty of the foliage color change in historic St. Michaels during the annual Fall into St. Michaels celebration. The change of the season brings excitement and vibrant color to the town, as residents and businesses celebrate Fall into St. Michaels. If you're like us, you love the cool breezes, gorgeous sunsets and the perfect setting for a walk or bicycle ride. Fall is the time when we yearn for snuggling in sweaters, we gear up for pumpkin patches and we sip on apple cider. The autumn months are a perfect time to visit St. Michaels for a romantic retreat or a family get away.

Fall Fest & Silent Auction
Saturday, October 22nd, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Join St. Luke's School for family fun and fundraising to support our school's scholarship fund and Spanish and music enrichment programs. Win fantastic items such as dinner out, getaways, gift certificates and more at our silent auction. Plenty of fun activities for children. Pulled pork, hot dogs, drinks and desserts available for purchase. Bring your friends! Rain or shine!

Saturday, October 22nd, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Bring your wings and wands for a day of magic at Adkins Arboretum! Follow a trail of artisan fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, hunt for dragon tracks leading to a golden treasure trove, and join in a meadow maypole dance. Practice archery with wooden bow and arrows and summon the courage of knights of yore. Natural materials will be on hand for crafting wands, faerie houses, gnome homes, and toadstools. Throughout the day, a variety of live entertainment will take place in our woodland theatre. Shimmering fairy face painting, bubbles, and magical games are part of the fun.

Sailwinds Park East Kite Festival
Sunday, October 23rd, 12–4 p.m.
The Annual Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park East next to the Visitor's Center on the banks of the Choptank River is a wonderful event that is fun for all ages, with some of the world's largest kites, stunt kite competitions, vendors, great food, and contests for the kids! Enjoy a fun afternoon with the family and experience the sheer joy of kite flying. Sky Jewels Kites will have kites for sale, and the Kite Enthusiasts known as Wings over Washington will return to show their amazing stunt kite flying abilities. And don't forget to watch out for MEL, the life sized Blue Whale kite, or OLO, the giant Octopus Kite - they're over 100 feet long!

11th Annual Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
Saturday, October 22nd, 10 a.m. & Sunday, October 23rd, 11 a.m.
The Richardson Maritime Museum will welcome schooners and other historic vessels for the Eleventh Annual Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous. While they’re docked at Long Wharf, the ships will put out their gangplanks and invite the public aboard for tours and day sails. On Saturday and Sunday, day sails and dockside tours happen from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., along with live entertainment, food, vendors, family-friendly activities, walking tours of Cambridge’s historic High Street, and the Vigilant Crew encampment. Admission is free; each ship sets admission prices for tours and sails.


Saturday, October 22nd, 8 a.m.
Baltimore’s Patterson Park will be full of activity for the 12th annual festival to benefit homeless pets – BARCStoberfest! Over 3,000 people and their pets will be on-site to enjoy great food, vendors, entertainment, and pet activities! Participate with your four-legged friends in the 5K Run or one-mile walk!

Light the Night Harvest Bash
Saturday, October 22nd, 7–11 p.m.
The Harvest Bash features a sumptuous feast of seasonal comfort foods and festive fall cocktails followed by dancing to the spirited sounds of the The Doug Segree Band. You’ll also enjoy beer, wine and liquor tastings, live and silent auctions, a wine raffle, one-of-a kind shopping and more – all in the autumn glow of Providence Center’s greenhouse and gardens. The best part is, you can leave your cocktail attire at home! Dress is fall casual, so pick out your favorite jeans and boots and get ready to help us light up the night to support Providence Center’s mission!

Baltimore Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, October 22nd, 12–6 p.m.
Held at beautiful Canton Waterfront Park in downtown Baltimore, the festival will feature the widest selection of MD craft breweries in the state and a homebrew competition, sponsored by Nepenthe Hombrew, where attendees have the opportunity to judge their favorites! Boasting all of the best parts of Baltimore, the event includes live Baltimore bands, local food trucks, trivia, corn hole, and more!

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
Sunday, October 23rd, 7 a.m.
The 24th annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure will be held in Hunt Valley at Shawan and McCormick Roads. As the state’s largest charitable footrace, the 5K is expected to draw 15,000 registrants and spectators in the name of taking #OneStepCloser to a world free of breast cancer. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the races beginning at 8 a.m. Stay after for an awards ceremony, survivor parade, survivor photo, and a survivor dance party!

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