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Weekend's Best Bets: Get Up and Get Going

Jul 29, 2011 ● By Anonymous

It's finally Friday again! And, if you're anything like me, you're looking for something to take your mind off of the things that are stressing you out (debt crisis, anyone?) But, guess what? We're in luck! There are a whole slew of great events this weekend. Let's say you're going to be hanging out in Annapolis. Then you're definitely going to want to head over to Wild Willy's Rock House and Saloon for Party with a Purpose. It benefits the Light House, a homeless prevention support center, so the $20 event cost is tax deductible. This year, Party with a Purpose features music by a Classic Case, who specialize in classic rock from the 50's, 60's and 70's. You'll also get to bid on a date with an eligible bachelor/bachelorette, and take part in a live auction of a vacation on a 60's luxury catamaran and a day on the Bay sail. Having fun for a good cause--what's not to love? If you're going to find yourself on the Shore, you're in for a treat. This weekend marks the arrival of Chestertown's annual Crazy Days. (They actually started last night). This fun-filled even is not just your average sidewalk sale. It's famous! Once a year, specialty shops display serious bargains on the red-brick sidewalks of Chestertown. So, now is your chance to get outside, meander down those beautiful bricks, and buy some great finds. And, on Saturday, Crazy Days coincides with Chestertown's Farmers' Market and Artisans' Market. There's free parking throughout the whole sale, so you don't even have to worry about digging around for quarters. Being the cheap thrifty person that I am, I know I'll be stopping by. Suppose you want to get further out into Maryland. I have a suggestion. Now, I know Americans aren't generally known as avid soccer fans. But, it's not every day you get to watch two international teams go head to head a stone's throw from the nation's capital. This Saturday at FedEx Field, Manchester United takes on FC Bacelona. Man U was first in the Premier League last year, and boasts the league's most championships. FC Barcelona, on the other hand, are the current champions of La Liga. So, it's sure to be a good match. Head to ticketmaster to snatch up the last tickets.

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Weekend's Best Bets: An Outdoor Affair

Jul 22, 2011 ● By Anonymous

It's Friday, Friday! Gotta get down on Friday! Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend, weekend! Not a Rebecca Black Fan? Well, me neither, but I think we can relate to the sentiment. Let's go do something! If you're anything like me, we're a weird pair. But, something about the tag line "hats are encouraged!" in a press release is enough to catch my attention. I don't know why, but it draws me in like a bug to a porch light. That's what the members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee Inc. wrote in their email detailing the Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden Party and Chateau Fashions Fundraiser. This elegant party takes place on Sunday at Sojourner Douglass College in Edgewater. It celebrates the opening of the garden tribute to the memory of the late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, called by many the first lady of the Civil Rights Movement. It is being funded entirely by private contributions. Your $30 ticket can be bought at the door, visiting their website, or by mailing a check to Martin Luther King Dinner Committee, P.O. Box 371 Annapolis, MD 21401. Thinking of making a trip to the Beach? Are you Shore folks searching for something to do? Perhaps you're just an avid fan of folk. Either way, make sure you stop by the Chesapeake Folk Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael's. Go celebrate the Bay’s people, food, music, work and traditions. You'll get to enjoy live music, a variety of food items and wines from Maryland vineyards (yum!), maritime and food-ways demonstrations, boat rides, and craft vendors. The festival is free for members, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children between the ages of six and 17. Perhaps you find yourself in the Baltimore region. I have a suggestion for you. Now, I know concerts aren't everyone's thing, but this is one that's sure to please even the pickiest. This Saturday at 8 p.m. at Oregon Ridge, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is playing the music of legendary cinema score composer and my biggest audio crush John Williams. Mr. Williams created some of the 20th century’s most recognizable popular music. At this concert, you'll get to hear the familiar themes from blockbusters such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and more, with Andrew Grams conducting. Tickets range between $25 and $50. Plus, there are fireworks after the show! Is that an awesome combination, or what? And, at the risk of giving away deets about my Monday blog--I'll be there. So, go! All the cool kids are doing it.  

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