At 67-acre Springfield Farm in Sparks, Baltimore County, Valerie Lafferty, 49, and her extended family ride herd on approximately 750 turkeys, about 200 of which are Narragansetts, a heritage breed, including 60 (55 hens, five toms) kept for reproductive purposes, with the others sold for their meat. The farm also …Read More »
Most casual attendees—aka, the non-horsey set—of springtime’s annual Maryland Hunt Cup probably don’t realize that steeplechasing continues through the summer and fall with stops in the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, before concluding in November with the Colonial Cup in South Carolina. Two weeks earlier comes the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, a …Read More »
To Market, To Market Creative makers’ markets at both AVAM and MICA delight the senses—and satisfy the pesky holiday shopping list.
It’s that time of year again: There’s a chill in the air, holiday tunes blast from the radio, fuzzy sweaters become a daily uniform … and hordes of holiday shoppers descend on malls across the city. We make our lists and check them twice, prowling for sales and trying to …Read More »
Addicted to Jane Serious, imperious and occasionally delirious, the Jane Austen Society of North America gathers annually.
They call themselves—proudly, affectionately and, perhaps, with a wink—Janeites: the 5,000 members of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), whose devotion to the works and life of the late-18th/early-19th century English novelist borders on the obsessive. And each year since 1979, the Janeites, with representatives from the society’s …Read More »
On initial glance, M. Voelker’s sculptures—variously hued, carefully constructed and apparently multi-pieced—appear to be made of metal or wood, resembling extraordinary Erector Set or Lincoln Logs structures. On closer examination, however, they reveal themselves as something wholly unexpected: thoughtful, inventive ceramics, such as the rollercoaster-like “Blank Verity” or the milk-crate-devouring-a-xylophone …Read More »
THURSDAY 20 Event: Make Night at the Walters Inspired by the “Feast for the Senses” exhibit, make your own medieval perfume or home fragrance based on the popular scents of the era. Tickets: $25-$35. 6 p.m. at the Walters Music: Bret Dennen and BSO Pulse Folk singer-songwriter Brett Dennen’s upcoming …Read More »
Become a “True Believer” You're invited to Baltimore folk rocker Red Sammy's album release party tonight.
“True Believer” — the new album from Baltimore’s favorite emo folk rocker, Red Sammy (Adam Trice) — releases tonight! And you can party on the intimate scene. Enjoy a house concert and gathering in Mt. Vernon via the Live in the Lobby music showcases hosted by John McClaren. The event …Read More »
Wright Now, Play Later Center Stage's innovative take on playwrighting is making waves in Baltimore and cities across America.
Ever conjured up an awesome concept for a play…and dreamt up a whole production in your head? Well, your dreams might just turn into reality. Starting this October and running until January, Center Stage presents patrons the opportunity to get involved with playwrights’ creative processes through a new project called …Read More »
THURSDAY 13 Festival: Maryland Fleet Week All aboard for Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show, a massive gathering of domestic and international navy ships in the Inner Harbor. Activities include ship tours, crew competitions, free music and entertainment, educational sessions and an air show from the Blue Angels, as well …Read More »
Pre-School Primer New parents, we get it: Choosing a preschool— or day care center—from the vast local offering can feel like playing roulette with your kid’s future. Read this.
Community Play School Messy Engagement By Mariglynn Edlins, Professor and CPS Parent My partner, Geoff, and I found Community Play School late last summer as we frantically searched for a preschool option for our son, Bergen. After two years as a stay-at-home-parent, Geoff found out that he would begin teaching …Read More »