Friday, August 31, 2012
From parking to new events and everything in between, Patch explains what you can expect from the state fair this Labor Day weekend.
Maryland State Fairgrounds president and general manager Howard “Max” Mosner remembers the irate — although he calls them “funny” — phone calls he received during the 2011 state fair. “How dare you run that fair and use up our electricity,” he said, reciting the common theme of calls relating the massive outages caused by Hurricane Irene. Of course, the state fair’s power use did not impact the surrounding the community. The hurricane, followed by Tropical Storm Lee, however caused the lowest attendance at the Maryland State Fair in Mosner’s 50-year legacy, which was decidedly not comical. “You can never make up what we lost that first weekend,” Mosner said. But you can learn a lesson or two. Scroll to the bottom of the page to read …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
School is back a session and families with preschoolers will enjoy a lesson in preparing their own snacks.
We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. We know you're busy, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable driving distance. Look for the kids’ planner each week, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you. Maryland State Fair My Gym Back-to-School Night Maryland Renaissance Festival Half Pints Kids Club: Back to School Healthy Snacks Metro Family Night
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Even though school preparations are starting to get under way, there's still a lot left to do this summer and some great concerts to see.
We hate to say it out loud, but the summer is about half over. But fret not, there's still a slew of festivals on the schedule in the weeks ahead to look forward to. So get out your calendar (or pull it up on your phone) and mark off the following dates: Saturdays through Aug. 27: Quiet Waters Park Concert Series Quiet Waters will play host to new music each Saturday in the park's amphitheater. Bring your chair or blankets, along with a cooler (alocohol is not allowed.) Admission to the park for the during the concerts is free. For a complete concert line-up, click here. Fridays through Sept. 30: Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole Free Friday Night Concert Series Every Friday the common area of the Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole fills with…