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Escape room company Breakout Games to hide 20 $100 bills around Baltimore

Escape room company Breakout Games will host a treasure hunt Thursday that will take people beyond their typical rooms and into Baltimore, in search of $2,000 in cash, according to a recent release.

The company, which has more than two dozen locations across the country, will hide 20 $100 bills throughout Baltimore.

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Local photographer, drag king aims to document LGBTQ performer community in 'Queerbook'

Local photographer Chris Jennings had always taken photos of queer performers at local events, but often, the real names of people behind drag went unknown, she said. Even at her own events, says Jennings — also a drag king, “Chris Jay,” who was recently named King of Baltimore Pride 2018 — much of the community didn’t know the performers by name.

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Traveling photo exhibit on refugees launches in Fells Point Wednesday

In celebration of World Refugee Day on Wednesday, Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services and award-winning Nashville photographer Jeremy Cowart have launched the “Be Unafraid” campaign, a traveling photo exhibit that attempts to address the fear surrounding immigration and refugees through interviews and imagery.

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Baltimore Mayor Pugh to declare first day of summer Old Bay Day

To celebrate the first day of summer, Mayor Catherine Pugh will proclaim Thursday Old Bay Day in Baltimore.

The day will feature several events sponsored by the maker of the famous Baltimore crab seasoning.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public can sign up to clean Masonville Cove, in partnership with The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

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Baltimore's Enoch Pratt library named one of 10 'Nicest Places in America' by Reader's Digest

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has been named one of the 10 “Nicest Places in America” by Reader's Digest, a year after two Maryland destinations earned similar honors from the magazine.

Nominations for places where “people are kind and treat each other with respect” were crowd-sourced. Online voting starts today and ends July 7. The winning place will be featured on the cover of Reader’s Digest.

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Auditions for 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' at Live Casino & Hotel on Thursday

Looking for love with an unconventional beginning? Follow in the footsteps of Johns Hopkins alumna Taylor Nolan and Baltimore native Eric Bigger on the dating reality TV show route.

ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” will host an open call at the Live Center Stage, located in the Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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