June 16, 2011
Boordy Vineyards will hold its annual Father's Day Picnic Sunday, June 19, 1-5 p.m. On the bill will be a picnic catered by Carl's Catering, live music by folk singer Ellis Woodward, wine tasting, and tours of the vineyard. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for teenagers and $5 for children. Specially-priced picnic packages are also available. Call 410-592-5015 or visit: http://www.boordy.com.
Morton's honors dads
Morton's The Steakhouse will also honor fathers Sunday, June 19 with a special Father's Day Menu that includes a choice of soup or salad, entrée, side dish, and dessert. On the menu are goodies ranging from filet mignon to broiled salmon filet. Cost is $69 per person, not including beverages, tax, and gratuity. Morton's is located at 300 South Charles Street in Baltimore. Call 410-547-8255.
A Father's Day Appreciation will be held Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American History 830 E. Pratt St. Subtitled "Wood Tool Box," this program is geared towards kids ages 6-12 and will let children create wood storage containers for their dad's tools. Cost is $5. Call 443-263-1800.
Science Center solstice
The Maryland Science Center will host its annual solstice party, this year called the Science of Soul, Saturday, June 18, 8 p.m.-midnight, on its waterfront promenade and in its exhibit halls. The event will be based around a Motown and will feature the band Sound Connection as well as food and signature cocktails. Tickets run $125 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Science Center's education and outreach programs. Cocktail attire is suggested. Call 410-545-5982.
A day for tots
Port Discovery will hold a Family Fun Day Saturday, June 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy balloon sculpting with Bubbles the Clown, join a sing along with Mr. Norman and learn about animals at a Banfield FutureVet session. Admission is $13.95 for people ages 2 and up and free for anyone younger. Call 410-727-8120.
Old time sounds
Out in the southwestern Baltimore County town of Arbutus, the Maryland Music Collectors will host another Record & CD Show Sunday, June 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Arbutus Fire Hall (5200 Southwestern Blvd.). Expect to find a big assortment of vinyl records, rare CDs, cassette tapes and magazines. Admission is free. Call 410-455-0418.
The Carroll County Summer Farmers' Market opens again Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Agriculture Center, located at 700 Smith Ave. The market will run through Sept. 3 and features vendors selling locally-grown produce, as well as crafts, baked goods and garden plants. There will be a free Father's Day drawing opening day. Admission is free. Call 410-848 7748.
The Walters Art Museum will hold a lecture, Rescuing Egypt's Heritage, Sunday, June 19, 1-3:30 p.m., in its Graham Auditorium. The museum's curator of Ancient Art Regine Schulz will speak on the circumstances of Egypt's ancient treasures after the recent looting. Admission is free. Call 410-547-9000.
National Harbor fun
Some 60 beers, 40 bourbons and lots of barbecue will be on tap at the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, at the National Harbor in Oxen Hill. The event will also offer gourmet cooking demonstrations, live music and a variety of contests. Hours are Friday 6-10 p.m. and Saturday 2-6 p.m. Tickets run $25-$85. Go to http://www.beerandbourbon.com.
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