The annual Artscape festival will mark its 30th year come Friday-Sunday, July 15-17, in Baltimore City's Mount Royal Avenue corridor. Among this year's highlights will be a performance by rapper Matisyahu on July 17, 6:30 p.m. Also on tap will be everything from opera to visual arts to ethnic food. Hours are Friday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m., and Sunday, noon-8 p.m. Admission is free. Go to http://www.artsscape.org.
Four local bands will participate in a musical benefit, A Family Affair — Lending Hands for Dan, Friday, July 15, 7 p.m., at the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road. Band include Crack the Sky, the Levee Sheiks, the Richard Walton Group and Mike White & Dave Mattheiss. Admission is $25. Call 410-337-7178.
Reggae and wine
In Mount Airy, Linganore Winecellars hosts its annual Reggae Wine Festival Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17, noon-6 p.m., at 13601 Glissans Mill Road. This event features wine tasting, recipe ideas, guided winery tours, and Caribbean and American food. The Stryker's Posse Band and the Image Band will perform. Admission is $15 general, $10 for people ages 18-20 (accompanied by an adult) and free for anyone younger than 18 with an adult. Call 410-795-6432.
Golf for charity
The Casey Cares Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament will happen Monday, July 18, at the Chartwell Golf and Country Club, located at 1 Chartwell Drive in Severna Park. This event will help raise money for the Casey Cares Foundation, which helps critically ill children. The golf tournament starts at 9 a.m. with registration, and the tennis tourney begins at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch. Sponsorships run $500-$5000. Call 410-987-0400.
Food and art
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts a monthly seated dinner series to support Baltimore's culinary artists, Food=Art. The next dinner happens Thursday, July 14, and starts with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. dinner. Admission is $50. Go to http://www.foodequalsart.com.
Catfish are jumpin'
A Catfish Derby will be held at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. Visitors can fish from the zoo's ponds with their own gear and can release or bring home any fish they snare. The event is all-ages, but prizes will be awarded to children ages 5-12. Cost is $2. Call 301-271-3180.
History comes alive
A Civil War Encampment will set up Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Union Mills Homestead at 3311 Littlestown Pike in Westminster. For this rain or shine event, people posing as Union and Confederate soldiers will camp along the Big Pipe Creek and re-enact the time following the Battle of Gettysburg. Go to http://www.unionmills.org. Call 410-848-2288.
Fun in the summer
A Surf and Turf Summertime Fun Festival will be held Saturday, July 16, noon-7 p.m., at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. On tap will be seafood, crafts, a horseshoe competition, games for children and an old-fashioned classic car display. Admission is $5 general, $3 for senior citizens and kids ages 3-18. Call 800-654-4645.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun