November 13, 2012
It's holiday cookie contest, time. The City of Baltimore is accepting recipes for its inaugural Holiday Cookie Challenge, which will be held on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace. Bakers of all skill levels can submit recipes for an opportunity to win prizes, including cash. The submission deadline is midnight on Monday, so you have all weekend to chop up your pralines. According to a press release from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, here are the rules in a nutshell: Recipes should be original or modified ones, and clear and concise.
November 9, 2012
Holiday fair The Howard County NAACP Youth Council's Holiday Craft/Flea Market, featuring Christmas decorations, toys, clothing, antiques, furniture, jewelry and household items, will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Information: 443-280-1935. Art exhibit An exhibit of brush paintings by Jing-Jy Chen is on view through Nov. 30 at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia.
August 31, 2012
Sunday, Sept. 2 Pops concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 5:30 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Admission to the park is free for the concert. Concessions will be available, and visitors may bring food, blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is not allowed. Information: 410-263-0907 or annapolissymphony.org . Wednesday, Sept. 5 Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road.
January 14, 2011
Let it be known now and for time immemorial that Karen Shouse and Caralyn Wichers love their children. There is no other plausible explanation for why the two suburban moms spent Friday night in the Hard Rock Cafe listening to two dozen renditions, one after the other, of Justin Bieber's "Baby, Baby, Baby. " Thirty-one teenage girls and one boy vied for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to California to attend the Feb. 9 movie premiere of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" — and possibly even meet the singer.
March 16, 2006
American Inventor, a new television contest to find the next George Foreman Grill, is not the first of its kind - the USA Network's Made in the USA, which ran last year, was essentially the same show. But it's the first to come with the imprimatur of the world-devouring American Idol, whose Simon Cowell is a producer, and backed by the awesome might of the American Broadcasting Co. and boasting the power of a million-dollar purse. It begins tonight in a burst of patriotic narration, celebrating our native know-how even as judge Doug Hall warns: "We've got to reignite the spirit of invention in America.
August 17, 2003
WASHINGTON - The new National Do Not Call Registry already has 30 million telephone numbers in it, but enterprising telemarketers are trying hard to keep those phones ringing. Case in point: A Lee's Summit, Mo., sweepstakes company that offers entrants a shot at $25,000 or a car in return for their phone numbers and home and e-mail addresses. If entrants read the contest's rules, they'd learn this: "By completing this form, you agree that sponsors and co-sponsors of this sweepstakes may telephone you, even if your number is found on a Do Not Call Registry or list."