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February 14, 2010
The Howard County Student Film Festival is seeking original film submissions from high schoolers. The festival is open to students from public and private schools. Films must be three to 10 minutes in length, original and family friendly. Submission deadline is Feb. 26. For more information, go to hocofilmfestival.com. div.talkforum #creditfooter { display: none; } div.talkforum .feedItemAuthor { display: none; } div.talkforum div.feedburnerFeedBlock ul li span.headline { font-weight:bold; margin:0; font-size: 12px; }
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October 8, 2014
I congratulate the Maryland State Archives on its first-ever Family History Festival, which has been in the planning since January. It is unfortunate and more than a little insulting, however, that over those 10 months the archivists couldn't avoid scheduling the event on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. That precluded many of the state's Jewish residents - virtually all of whom are the descendants of immigrants - from attending. Robert D. Anbinder, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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August 9, 2011
Laurel Board of Trade members will help celebrate the different cultures represented in Laurel's population at this year's International Riverfest. Held for 15 years, the outdoor festival is scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverfront Park, one block north of Main Street at Avondale Street. The festival includes arts and crafts vendors, food, displays by community groups, continuous live entertainment, children's games and pony rides.. Local artists and craftors can apply to participate by calling the Laurel Board of Trade, 301-483-0838.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Races in the Baltimore Running Festival will begin an hour earlier than originally scheduled because of the Orioles' deep run into the baseball postseason. In a letter to participants posted on the running festival's website , organizer Lee Corrigan wrote that start times were made earlier to "ensure all public safety personnel can be deployed in an organized fashion. " The festival, which includes a marathon, half-marathon, group relay, 5k and kids race, will stagger starting times between 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 18, the day the Orioles and Kansas City Royals would potentially play Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2010
High Zero is the anti-Virgin Mobile FreeFest. Although the experimental music festival is older by seven years (it began in 1999), it coincides this year with one of the area's biggest music festivals. For every Dan Deacon at High Zero, there is a Ludacris at FreeFest. The FreeFest might have M.I.A., but High Zero has bassoonist Karen Borca. But that's just how High Zero organizers, the High Zero Foundation, like it. They feel they are going after different audiences. It's unlikely, for instance, that there'll be noise installations at the corporate gig as there will be at this DIY festival.
NEWS
May 25, 2013
The recent Art Outside at Druid Hill Park returned the park, Baltimore, and its environs to a rare and nostalgic experience ("Arts patron revives Druid Hill outdoor festival," May 17). To see the diversity of attendees melding among the art, entertainment and sheer fun - all within a unique, and naturally picturesque setting in the city - was a welcome breath of fresh air! The happening not only commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Druid Hill Park Reservoir, it also inspired people to pause, take a relaxed break from the distresses of the world and have an old-fashioned good time.
NEWS
May 23, 2013
Fred Rasmussen wrote a terrific article about Sunday's inaugural Art Outside at Druid Hill Park ("Arts patron revives Druid Hill outdoor festival," May 17). The event was outstanding, bringing the city back together in a beautiful setting. Many communities came together to support this wonderful day. Just like the art show of the '60s, Art Outside was festive, entertaining, relaxing and social. People got to enjoy special artists work in various medium - music, magic, painting, jewelry, clay, etc. It was a wonderful and special event that I hope will continue.
NEWS
By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2010
Devil horns, tattoos and black T-shirts don't begin to describe the scene at this weekend's Maryland DeathFest. Thousands of hard-rock lovers are expected to cram inside Sonar for the annual celebration of eardrum-shredding death metal and hardcore. The lineup is stuffed with nearly 60 bands, performing on multiple stages inside and outside Sonar over the course of three days. Where does Maryland DeathFest rank in terms of metal festivals? "Ask most people, and they'll tell you this is the only one worth going to," said co-founder Ryan Taylor.
EXPLORE
June 14, 2011
Laurel Mill Playhouse invites directors and playwrights to submit resumes and one-act plays for the 2011 One-Act Festival, which will be held Sept. 2 through 18 at the playhouse, 508 Main St. Contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.
NEWS
By Baltimore Sun reporter | October 8, 2010
Organizers of the Baltimore Running Festival and Baltimore Marathon announced today that Under Armour has extended its title sponsorship of the event through 2012. Under Armour has been title sponsor since 2003. As part of the agreement, Under Armour will provide state-of-the-art performance apparel to all participants. "Our goal is to create a premium, international race for serious runners surrounded by a festival that celebrates the voice of our brand and the city of Baltimore," said Amy Larkin, Under Armour senior director of events, sponsorships and community.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Five Maryland breweries won medals at the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver over the weekend, including Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Annapolis, which won a gold medal in the "Smoke Beer" category for its Rauchbier. The festival was founded in 1982, and has grown each year, according to its official website. This year, 268 medals were awarded . The full list of Maryland winners: Gold • Category: Smoke Beer - Rauchbier (Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Annapolis)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Local playwright Rosemary Frisino Toohey has taken first place for having written the best script to be performed in the recently concluded Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Toohey picked up $250 for her Holocaust-themed drama, "Under the Poplar Trees, the festival announced in a news release. Toohey previously won top honors in the 2005 and 2009 festivals. Second place, carrying a $100 award, went to Lewis Schrager's script for "Fourteen Days in July", while Joycelyn Walls won third place and $50 for "The Soulman's Soul.
NEWS
September 30, 2014
I attended the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday and was pleased with the Inner Harbor location ( "Book Festival gets positive reviews on Inner Harbor move," Sept. 27). As opposed to the Mt. Vernon area, there was much more room for the crowds to navigate the festival, and being close to the Harborplace restaurants was a definite plus. When the Inner Harbor was first developed there were frequent festivals on the promenade and Rash Field during the summer months. In recent years that has been lacking, and the Book Festival filled that void if only for one weekend.
FEATURES
By Audrey A. Cockrum, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The Friends of Great Kids Farm will host their Second Annual Fall Food and Jazz Festival on Oct. 11. The event will serve locally sourced food, wine and beer accompanied by the music of the Dunbar High School Jazz Band. The festival will also feature a culinary competition among City Schools' rising chefs. Celebrity judges will award prizes for the best dish. “Each of the five high school culinary training programs will be preparing a signature dish - featuring produce from the Farm - in partnership with a local restaurant,” said Chrissa Carlson, Friends of Great Kids Farm executive director.
ENTERTAINMENT
Jay Trucker and For The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
In its second year at Pigtown's Carroll Park, The Shindig Music Festival is a rock show in the broad tradition of the national festival movement that provides distinctly Baltimorean. A mix of local vendors like Little Havana and Mothers Grille flanked the sides of each stage alongside corporate vendors such as Jagermeister and Jack Daniels. Two opposing stages provided 11 hours of eclectic takes on rock music, and a lineup of bands that included several local acts alongside international touring groups.  Rebel Inc. Rebel Inc. was charged with getting early festival-goers going at the un-rock 'n' roll time of 12:30 p.m. It was a daunting task.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The Baltimore Book Festival, once an annual staple in Mount Vernon Square, is smack dab in the touristy Inner Harbor this year, a move that got mostly positive reviews Saturday. Some who took part in the festival in Mount Vernon say they miss the venue and add that it's too early to say which is better. Others thought that featuring the festival at the harbor would give tourists a good impression of the city. "Down here, you have people that are not just coming to the book festival.
EXPLORE
October 6, 2011
Bring your kids to the 23rd annual Halloween Costume Parade and Contest at the Festival at Bel Air in Harford County on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. It's free. All kids who dress up and march in the parade get candy and trick-or-treat bags. The event features live music, cash prizes for best costumes and a special cash prize randomly drawn from all attendees. WXCY-FM radio personality Dave Hovel will be judging costumes, and kids and parents can sign up to win different free items from merchants at the Festival at Bel Air. Every child is invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores at the shopping center afterward, until 2 p.m. The 23rd annual Festival at Bel Air Halloween Costume Parade is held rain or shine in the parking lot in front of Chuck E Cheese's.
TRAVEL
By LORI SEARS | June 11, 2006
Lavender lovers will find themselves in a floral wonderland next weekend at the Pennsylvania Lavender Festival. The three-day celebration of the aromatic, purple flower will bloom at Willow Pond Farm in Fairfield, Pa. Visitors can stroll through the farm's 2.5 acres of lavender; hear discussions on the plant's medicinal aspects; learn about growing, harvesting and cooking with lavender; and hear the lecture "Lavender Lore and Other Herbal Mysteries."...
NEWS
By Naomi Eide | September 24, 2014
The Laurel Board of Trade's annual Riverfest, a scenic kickoff to fall featuring Laurel's Riverfront Park, will include an auto show for the first time. The Board of Trade added the Cruising at Riverfest auto show "to do something different that would attract people to Riverfest," said Maureen Rogers, the Laurel Board of Trade's administrative coordinator. Riverfest was created to highlight Riverfront Park, the winding park and paved walkway along the Patuxent River. Located just off Main and Avondale streets, Riverfront Park is "one of Laurel's best kept secrets," said Sean LeVere, co-chairman of Riverfest.
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