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There are some terrific things to do around town, we'll share some of them here and remember you can add events to our calendar.

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Oh, What Shall I Do ... Friday Events Roundup

Apr 08, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Once upon a morning dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, I came upon, by happenstance, a slew of exciting events. Only this, and nothing more. For the Kids ... Cook a Big Fat Greek Meal Kids and teens ages 7 to 16 can learn how to make Chicken Kebobs (Souvlaki), Baked Orzo with Parmesan Cheese, Greek Salad, and Baklava. They'll be supervised by a 100% Greek chef, and parents can hang around and taste the spoils. The class is at the Whole Foods Culinary Center in Annapolis, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and registration is $40, including materials. You can sign up and pay online. For the Grown-Ups ... Hear a Different Type of Surround Sound Don’t sit in that dark basement watching TV. Instead, hear surround sound live, in the form of the Live Arts Maryland choruses and brass, when they perform in St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis at Motets, Madrigals & More. J. Ernest Green will conduct the singers and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra. The concert’s on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. For the Whole Family … Celebrate Reading The 9th annual Annapolis Book Festival at The Key School starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday features nationally renowned authors including Gwen Ifill, Peter Bergen, Norb Vonnegut, David Shipler, Michele Norris, Howard Norman, and Evan Thomas, and Humane Society Chief Wayne Pacelle. There will be new and used book sales, book signings, educational children's activities, performances by musicians and storytellers, and a silent auction of storybook-inspired furniture. Nevermore will you be in search of something to do this weekend!

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Run Like You're Being Chased

Apr 04, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending two race events as a participant, although I will probably be regretting said decision tomorrow. The first was the low key Greenbelt Nursery School Tortoise & Hare 5K, a fundraiser to help send deserving toddlers on the right road to getting into Harvard or Brown. It was an easy run around Greenbelt Lake, which was perfect very last minute training for the run I was doing the next day. The second was the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, which I've been running for many years now. If you've never been to this event, it is quite a sight to see 50,000 runners descend on the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. It's also great when you're just getting through that starting gate and you hear that the elite athletes, many flown in from faraway countries, are already on their third or fourth mile. Other sites not to be missed are the juggler and the jump roper, who run all the while performing these additional sports. Okay, so the jump roper kind of walked. It's hard to keep a jump rope run going for 10 miles. The 2004 Cherry Blossom Run was the second race I've ever done in my life. My first was the 2002 Baltimore Marathon. If you're thinking of running competitively, or just doing races for fun and bragging rights, I don't recommend starting with one that's 26.2 miles. For some reason, I thought it was a good idea at the time. It's probably better to go with a 5K, and you can find one nearly every weekend in the spring and summer months. To start your search, go to active.com or stop by your local running store and ask a helpful employee. Also, check out our May issue of What's Up? which will have a special running section in the calendar.

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