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Check Out Special Offers for Spring.. 
Walk to Orioles Games and Downtown Attractions from the convenient Hyatt Regency Baltimore.
Mother's Day Brunch- Sunday, May 10 11-3
For details see Hyatt Regency Baltimore


Le Grand Courtâge
Our motto is ‘Embrace Life.  Dream Big.  Accept all Invitations.‘ and to that end our goal is to provide an affordable luxury that is perfect for “courting life” and celebrating its special occasions, as well as all of the simple every day moments in between. 
Le Grand Courtâge meaning “ the great courtship” ...
this sparkling wine is a courtship of life and love. A dry, crisp, yet fruit forward sparkling with very balanced flavors..perfect for every occasion.
Call 877.890.9020 to discover where to purchase this delicate French sparkling wine in the area.
Discover More: Le Grand Courtage




Celebrity Photos
Diane has met and interviewed many celebrities through her Entertainment Reporting in and around Baltimore.

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Chef's Expressions Wine Dinners
Gramercy Mansion
Enjoy a fabulous, elegant dinner paired with amazing wines. Great for a special date night...Treat someone you love to a memorable evening.

Visit www.ChefsExpressions.com for full schedule of wine dinners and complete menus

 

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Friday, April 24 -Sunday, April 26
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Picture: Orange Wave by Canton Glass Works
Over 250 artists celebrate spring with fashion, décor and fine art..
Also view captivating demonstrations, enjoy small-batch foods from specialty purveyors and there's also children’s entertainment..
Full details visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com

 

Thursday, April 30 
Four Seasons Hotel  Harbor East
Enjoy delicious cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, raffle and more
For further info and tickets visit
www.plannedparenthood.org

 

DoubleTree by Hilton, Baltimore North-Pikesville
Apr. 30                 
Enjoy signature dishes, beer, wine and cocktails from 40 local restaurants, plus music, raffle prizes, celebrity judges and other surprises! Proceeds support Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to improve Pikesville.  
For tickets www.tasteofpikesville.com.

 

National Harbor
May 2-May 3
Over 150 Different INTERNATIONAL and LOCAL Wines, Beers, and Spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE event. Great food to taste and to buy from some of DC’s hottest restaurants and Food Trucks
Admission includes souvenir glass, seminars, music+ Full details & Tickets:
www.wineandfoodnh.com


Make It A Weekend Getaway!
Book Your Stay at
Marriott Residence Inn National Harbor
Marriott Residence Inn


 

Thursday, May 7  6:00 P– 9:00 P
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Fine bourbon, spirits, beer and wine, world class cigars, the talented Bumper Jackson’s 6 piece band and delectable food
Full details and tickets:

 

 

 

Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
May 21 8:00 PM
Brit Floyd

 

May 30
The Brew and Bourbon Classic is a fun-filled afternoon of beer tasting, bourbon sipping and, of course, pulse-pounding Thoroughbred racing. Over 60 different beers and bourbons will be poured as the races unfold. Great food and music will round out the day.
Full details and tickets:
www.brewandbourbonclassic.com/home2

 

The Broadway Tenors
Thursday, June 4 7PM
Benefits The Myerberg Center
Location: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Three of musical theatre's award-winning leading men will transport you from the Golden Age of musical theatre to modern-day Manhattan in a thrilling evening of Broadway's most beloved hits.
Further Information & Tickets:
https://52942.thankyou4caring.org/broadway

 

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Saturday, June 6
Make an impact on kidney disease in an extraordinary way at Baltimore’s only exclusive rappel event!  Join adventure seekers, transplant donors/recipients and people of all ages and scale down Charm City’s tallest hotel. Receive your fundraising web page, get rappel training on event day and be photographed while descending from the roof to the fifth floor pool deck. Proceeds will support the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s patient services, education and research efforts.

 

Oregon Ridge -Hunt Valley
June 6-June 7
Enjoy samplings with your souvenir glass from at least 30 Maryland wineries with over 250 wines, vendors, live music and so much more.
Full details and tickets:
www.uncorkthefun.com/hunt-valley-maryland/site-info

 

Golf Tournament To Benefit Casey Cares
Monday, June 8
Rolling Road Country Club in Catonsville
Enjoy fun and competitive golf at any skill level, lunch on course, raffles, a silent auction and cocktail reception. Golfers will receive great giveaways and prizes. More details and to register visit

 

June 13
Baltimore Inner Harbor -Rash Field
All you can eat crabs and all you can drink
cold beer, music, vendors & more.
More Details & Tickets: www.mdcrabfest.com

 

Mason Dixon Chef Tournament
Begins June 15! Inn at the Colonnade
This multi-week event is a single-elimination tournament designed to showcase some of the area's finest executive chefs and restaurants. Guests attending this exciting event will be more than just spectators, as they enjoy the unique experience of witnessing two spectacular area chef teams battle it out in the prep kitchen right on the main floor. More info and tickets -

 

National Harbor
June 19-June 20
Admission includes souvenir glass and all you can sample Beer and Bourbon with plenty of BBQ vendors Over 60 Beers, 40 Bourbons, Seminars, Live Music+ Full Details & Tickets:
www.beerandbourbon.com/national-harbor/show-info

 

Das Best Oktoberfest
Baltimore Inner Harbor-Rash Field
October 10
ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE OVER 150 INTERNATIONAL, DOMESTIC AND LOCAL MARYLAND BEERS, DOMESTIC WINES and SCHNAPPS in Souvenir Glass,
Live Music, Contests, Vendors & So Much More.
Full Details & Tickets: Oktoberfest


Maryland Balloon Flights
Want a different idea for a date? A romantic Anniversary or Birthday  
surprise? Pilot Matt Lidinsky, who lives in Baldwin, MD. runs a successful Hot Air Balloon Ride Business. You can visit his web site
http://www.marylandballoonflights.com  to find out how to book a flight during this beautiful time of the year.




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