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A What's Up? Weekend 05/25/17

May 25, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo by Tony J Photography

Candle Making Workshop at Candles Off Main

Walking through the doors of Candles Off Main and the ambiance sits just right as the aroma of the beautifully crafted candles captures your senses.

The walls are filled with colorful and unique jars, holding the carefully and strategically made candles. Placed in the middle of the room is a long table with 48 different jars, almost resembling a science experiment. Three tables are laid out with trays accompanied by a variation of utensils and instruction sheets.

What could this be? Why it’s only the beginning to what could be the best two hours of your night: A Candles Off Main Candle Making Workshop! 

This two-hour class gives you the opportunity for a very hands on, personal experience taught by owner Michael Waldon. As avid candle lovers, we decided it was time to try this out. Here we share our BYOB Candle Making Workshop experience and a special discount code for you to try it out. 


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Rock the Dock Music Series – The Prince Experience Tribute Band
Thursday, May 25th, 7–9 p.m.
Enjoy a wonderful evening with great music, great views of the Bay and great food!

Bowie Hometown Parade
Saturday, May 27th, 11 a.m.
The parade is a great way to salute all of our service men and women and the veterans who have served in the past. So, get family, friends, and neighbors out to enjoy this hometown parade by being part of it! 

Sixth Annual Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival
Saturday, May 27th (10 a.m.), Sunday, May 28th (11 a.m.–4 p.m.) & Monday, May 29th (10 a.m.)
Saturday will be the opening ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park. With our focus on commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI our guest speaker and story teller, Ellouise Schoettler, will perform a one woman show based on her writing from letters of forgotten WWI Nurses who served in France. Sunday Family Fun Day with fun and educational activities for everyone featuring the one and only Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra. Their music will take you back in time to the 1930’s and make you want to kick off your shoes and jump onto the dance floor. Also on Sunday is a tent for non-profit organizations associated with honoring fallen heroes, wounded warriors, and other military services, a picnic lunch, other fun and educational events for all ages. Monday is the annual Memorial Day Ceremony by the Chesapeake Beach American Legion Post 206 then the National Moment of Silence. Local businesses and all residents of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach are encouraged to decorate to show our local pride and patriotism throughout the Memorial Day Weekend. 

Annapolis Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 10 a.m.
The Annapolis Memorial Day Parade is a patriotic recognition of those who made the final sacrifice serving our country. The Parade is a service to Annapolis by the Memorial Day Parade Committee and the City of Annapolis. The parade will follow the traditional route down West Street to Church Circle and down Main Street. Memorial Day Ceremony to follow at Susan Campbell Park.

Eastern Shore

Chillin’ on the Choptank 2017
Friday, May 26th (7–10 p.m.) & Saturday, May 27th (12–7 p.m.)
The first annual Chillin’ on the Choptank outdoor festival will be held at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge on Friday evening and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 2017. The two-day event will feature wine and beer tastings, local oysters and other regional fare, and live music. Proceeds will benefit programming at the Dorchester YMCA and the Dorchester Chamber Foundation. Net proceeds from Chillin’ on the Choptank 2017 ticket sales will go to the Dorchester Family YMCA and the Dorchester Chamber Foundation Scholarship fund.

41st Annual Tea Party Distance Classic and Run for Radcliffe
Saturday, May 27th, 8 a.m.
The Chestertown Tea Party Distance Classic has been a part of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival for 40 years. Ten years ago, Radcliffe Creek School took over the management of these runs, with the proceeds benefiting the School’s scholarship fund. The Run is the largest source of funding for this fund. Radcliffe Creek School changes children’s lives, and by participating in the Chestertown Tea Party Half Marathon and 5K Distance Classic/Run for Radcliffe, you are helping make this possible. Whether a student has a learning difference such as dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, executive function disorders, or a speech and language disorder, or would just simply benefit from an individualized environment, a Radcliffe education works.

Chestertown Tea Party Festival
Friday, May 26th, 6-9 p.m. & Saturday, May 27th, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Every Memorial Day weekend, for the past 41 years, Chestertown has celebrated its colonial past with a festival that provides fun for thousands of visitors. The weekend starts on Friday with a Street Party at the foot of High Street. Food and drinks provided by Kent County’s food trucks will be available for purchase. Saturday is the main day of activities. The Colonial Parade begins at 10 a.m. and the Tea Party re-enactment, the highlight of the day, is at 2 p.m. Re-enactors will debate the British actions. Throughout the day, visitors can also enjoy walking tours of the historic district, demonstrations of colonial crafts, a wine village beside the town dock, more than 100 craft vendors, local food, children’s activities, and a wide array of musical entertainers. The festival concludes Sunday, May 28th in Wilmer Park with wine and beer tastings, more entertainment, crafts, and food. The popular Raft Race is the main event at 2 p.m.

Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K
Saturday, May 27th, 8 a.m.
Benefit the Wicomico War Veterans' Memorial at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center this Memorial Day weekend by taking part in the Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk. The course will be on wooded trails. Refreshments will be available following the race with awards presented to the top male and female finishers in five age categories. Walkers are welcome to take part in all or a portion of the race.

Delta Rae
Sunday, May 28th, 8 p.m.
Delta Rae, the six-piece band with four powerhouse lead vocalists, has a rich rootsy sound swelling with gorgeous harmonies and infectious hooks that float atop an array of Americana alt-pop influences. Effortlessly bridging rock, folk and piano-pop with gospel, country and the blues, Delta Rae is food for the musical soul. Based in North Carolina, the band has traversed the world several times over since forming in 2009, bringing their hard-charging, harmony-rich live show to fans and sold out venues throughout.


Brew at the Zoo
Saturday, May 27th & Sunday, May 28th, 1–7 p.m.
It’s the most important fundraiser of the year to support the Maryland zoo. Experience on of Baltimore’s biggest beer festivals Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy good times with the animals featuring unlimited beer sampling of more than 80 brew varieties, plus live music, local artisans vendors, and, of course, all day admission to the zoo.

Thursday, May 25th through Sunday, May 28th. Times vary
DelFest offers stellar Bluegrass performances and one-of-a-kind musical collaborations over Memorial Day weekend. There will be games, arts & crafts, parades, performances, delicious food and drinks. In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, intimate appearances, both at unique “playshops” and in late night indoor performances and picking sessions. DelFest was born from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music by providing a forum for world-class musical collaborations while also exposing fresh new talent.

Seventh Annual Strawberry Chase 5K
Sunday, May 28th, 6:30-11 a.m.
Wear your red, white, and blue to honor our Veteran’s Service at the seventh annual Strawberry Chase 5K. There will be costume prizes for the best theme-dressed. Water stops and refreshments provided. The course is a flat loop including the town’s rail trail and scenic farmland west of Ridgely. This race is in conjunction with the annual Lions Club Strawberry Festival. There will be food, vendor displays, flea market and craft sales, local non-profits will be open for business, parade at 12 noon, local music performances, shaded seating, free parking and the famous Ridgely Lions Club Strawberry Shortcake & ice cream!

Maryland Center for Veterans Annual 5K and 10 K
Sunday, May 28th, 7:30 a.m. (5K) 8:30 a.m. (10K)
On May 28th 2017, MCVET will hold its 22nd Annual 5K/10K race. Our legacy and tradition has inspired hope and prosperity for thousands of homeless veterans and their families. With your support the 22nd Annual Race will continue this legacy and continue to be a beacon of hope to homeless veterans and other veterans in need.  The event raises support and awareness for our program. All proceeds benefit the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc.

National Memorial Day Choral Festival
Saturday, May 27th, 2 p.m.
The National Memorial Day Choral Festival, presented by Music Celebrations International, the American Veterans Center, and the United States Air Force will feature a 350-voice choir and the U.S. Air Force Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop, Col. Larry Lang. Ret., and Col. Arnald Gabriel. This concert will feature patriotic repertoire, including works that celebrate President Kennedy, such as the "Star Spangled Banner," "America the Beautiful," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Inauguration," and "To the Moon."

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