September 15, 2011
The Junior League of Baltimore will hold its annual Boutique Warehouse Sale Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the Hunt Valley Towne Center, Next to DSW, at 118 Shawan Road. For this event, a bunch of popular local boutiques gather under one roof to raise money for charity. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors can shop before the crowds for $20 Friday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Go to http://www.jlbalt.org.
RVs roll in
The yearly Fall Maryland RV Show and Sale will roll into town Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 15-18 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, in Timonium. This event, which is one of the largest outdoor recreational vehicle happenings on the East Coast, will feature more than 85 brands of motor homes and travel trailers. Show hours are Frida and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and free for kids 12 or younger. Call 410-561-7323 or go to http://www.mdrv.com.
Fun for the family
The Walter and Betty Ward Family Center Y will host a Family Fun Night Friday, Sept. 16, 6-8:30 p.m., at 101 Walter Ward Blvd. Visitors can enjoy fitness classes, a variety of games and activities, try out the climbing wall, eat healthy snacks and go for a dip in the pool. Admission is free. Go to http://www.ymaryland.org.
The Maryland Wine Festival happens again this year Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18 at the Carroll County Farm Museum (500 S. Center St., in Westminster). Attendees will be able to enjoy wine samples from area wineries and enjoy a mix of food from local restaurants. Arts and crafts and wine education seminars round out the bill. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Tickets run $20-$62. Call 800-654-4645.
Walters Art Museum continues its September slate of Drop-In Art Activities, subtitled Me, Myself and I, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in its Family Art Center. For these events, visitors can create self-portraits and make miniature portrait medallions and moveable puppets. Activities for Sept. 17 and 18 will focus on silly and serious self-portraits. Admission is free. Call 410-547-9000.
All's fair in Frederick
The annual Great Frederick Fair will once again feature midway rides, 4-H animal exhibits, fine arts shows, and live entertainment when it takes place Sept. 16-24, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., at the Frederick Fairgrounds (797 E. Patrick St.). This year's big event will be performances by Darius Rucker, REO Speedwagon, Vince Gill and Kellie Pickler. Cost is $7 general and free for children younger than 10. Call 301-663-5895 or go to http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com.
Arts in Bel Air
The annual Bel Air Festival for the Arts happens Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in Shamrock Park (on Hickory Ave. behind the Town Hall). Featured will be the work of over 350 artists, photographers, and crafts makers. There will also be continuous live entertainment and food. Admission is free. Go to http://www.belairfestival.com.
Music for kids
Children's music performer Laurie Berkner will stop into town for a concert Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m., at Pier Six Pavilion. Berkner will perform songs from her latest DVD, "Party Day," which entered the music video charts at Number One when it was released in July. Tickets run $20-$50. Go to http://www.piersixpavilion.com.
More rockin' for kids
The Northern Virginia power trio for children, Rocknoceros, will hold CD release parties Saturday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., in Vienna, Va., for its first kid-friendly concept album, "Colonel Purple Turtle." The group, which is made up of three lifelong friends, has been producing family-friendly music since 2005. Admission is $10. Call 703-255-1566.
In Montgomery County, the annual Olde Towne Gaithersburg Day is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, noon-5 p.m., on Diamond and Summit avenues. This festival will showcase martial arts demonstrations, a talent contest and performance by Pat McGhee. Admission is free. Call 301-258-6350 or visit: http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/celebrate.
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