Retro Baltimore: 50 things we miss

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March 13: The Grand Parade, which bills itself as the nation's only interstate St. Patrick's Day parade, Rock Island. Stepping off at 11:30 a.m. in Rock Island, the parade makes its way across the river to Davenport, Iowa. 309-788-2341; Miles from Chicago: 170


March 12-13: Fiber Fest & Spin-In, Portland. Fiber-art classes and workshops, including a spinning clinic at the Jay County Fairgrounds. Prices vary. 877-726-4481 or 260-244-1905; Miles from Chicago: 220

March 13-21: Indiana Flower & Patio Show, Indianapolis. The 52nd annual show will feature 29 showcase gardens and more than 250 outdoor living experts. $12. 800-215-1700; Miles from Chicago: 190

Through March 25: Multi-Media Show, Kokomo. The Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery holds its third annual multimedia show. 765-455-9523; Miles from Chicago: 165


March 12-13: Cellar Sale, Traverse City. The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula make way for the new wines being released during Blossom Days in May. 231-223-4110; Miles from Chicago: 320

March 13: Brew-Ski Festival, Harbor Springs. Ski in the morning and sample more than 100 craft beers later at Boyne Highlands Resort. Sampling tickets $2. 231-526-3000; Miles from Chicago: 380

March 20-21: Living History Show, Kalamazoo. Billed as the largest nationally recognized juried show in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accouterments and related crafts. Includes historical re-enactors from pre-Revolutionary days through the Civil War at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. $5. 765-563-6792; Miles from Chicago: 150


March 19-20: River City Blues Festival, Marietta. Among acts scheduled for the 19th annual event at the Lafayette Hotel is The Kinsey Report. $15-$30. 304-295-4323; 740-376-0222 (evenings) Miles from Chicago: 495

March 21: Buzzard Sunday, Hinckley. Cleveland Metroparks naturalists will be on hand to talk about the natural history of buzzards and why they return to this same spot year after year. 440-526-1012; Miles from Chicago: 345


March 12-14: World Ice Fishing Championship, Rhinelander. The Olympics of ice fishing usually finds competitors from 10-15 countries in team and individual events. 715-365-7464; Miles from Chicago: 340

March 20-21: Cedar Creek Winery & Settlement Open House, Cedarburg, with barrel tasting of 2009 vintages, live jazz, and cooking demonstrations and samplings. 800-827-8020; Miles from Chicago: 110

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