This Weekend’s Top Event Pick’s near Annapolis, Maryland


Chesapeake Family’s Top Event Picks This Weekend

through week ending Sunday, June 10, 2012

Chesapeake Family's Top Event Picks Enewsletter


Dear Donna,

Summer is in full gear and so are the festivals! I hope you saved room for some gyros and greek desserts at the St. Nicholas Greek Festival this Friday. If you’re in the mood to get your claws dirty, try out the St. Mary’s Crab Festival on Saturday. There’s also the La Plata Summer Concert Series this weekend as well. Grab a few blankets, gather the family members and enjoy the weekend!


Here’s Hannah with some other great events.     

week of 6-10-12 Maryland Family Fun Events
This Weekend’s Best Events

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Events for Thursday, June 7, 2012

7How the Elephant Got Its Trunk & Other Animal Tales, Cheverly. See Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale come to life with Jim West’s large-scale puppet extravaganza, followed by colorful rod puppets performing a madcap barnyard opera to Mozart, Strauss, Rossini, and other classical greats. Publick Playhouse, Cheverly. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Pre-K-2nd grade. $3.


St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival, Baltimore. Enjoy traditional dancing, costumes, delicious foods, beautifully crafted art and tours of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Baltimore. Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m­.-11 p.m., Sun. 12:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Through June 10. Free. 410-633-5020,


Anything Goes, Annapolis. Hop aboard for a splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic, featuring some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “It’s De-lovely,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, Annapolis. 8:30 p.m. $20. Weekends only. Contact : 410-268-9212 ,


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Events for Friday, June 8, 2012
8APassionata, Baltimore. See the finest equestrianship, including magnificent dressage and exhilarating stunt riding, set to an original music score. 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore. Through June 10.


Goldilocks at Puppet Co Playhouse. Play the role of the jury as Goldilocks is tried in court for trespassing. Was it breaking-and-entering, or was it just an innocent mistake? After hearing all the evidence, you get to decide. Puppet Co Playhouse, Glen Echo. PreK-4th grade. See website for times and pricing. Weekends through July 15. 301-634-5380,

La Plata Summer Concert Series. Enjoy a free concert held outdoors on the west lawn of La Plata Town Hall. 7-9 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Food is available for sale, and coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. There is also a separate but visible play area for children. Fridays through Sept. 21.

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Events for Saturday, June 9, 2012
9Flea Market at the Fairgrounds, Crownsville. Hunt for household goods, kid’s toys, gardening equipment, and more. Children’s activities include SpongeBob moonbounce and face painting. Anne Arundel Co Fairgrounds, Crownsville. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. All ages. Free admission and parking. Rain or shine.

Kids Fishing Day, Laurel. Novice anglers can learn how to cast a rod, identify types of fish, and enjoy the experience of fishing. All fishing equipment provided and there will be staff available to assist. More experienced anglers can take advantage of Maryland Free Fishing Day (no license required), at the Refuge’s North Tract location from 4 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge, Laurel. 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. sessions. All ages. Free; donations accepted. Call to register. State and refuge regulations and fishing policies apply. 301-497-5887,


Every Step Counts 2012, Arnold. Hike & bike to benefit people with developmental disabilities, and enjoy music, clowns, face painting, climbing wall, prizes, and food. Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival. Enjoy wine tastings from select Maryland wineries while shopping for fine arts and crafts. Navy Marine Corp Stadium, Annapolis. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Cape St Claire Strawberry Festival. Enjoy strawberries, bands, and children’s activities. Main Beach, River Bay Rd., Cape St. Claire. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. All ages.

St. Mary’s Crab Festival, Leonardtown. Head to this annual crab festival featuring seafood, car show, demonstrations, arts and crafts, farm animals, lively music and dancing. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. All ages. Admission.


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Events for Sunday, June 10, 2012
10Rome at Riversdale. Celebrate ancient Rome as you participate in activities, watch battle demonstrations by Legion XX on the lawn, and enjoy neoclassical pastimes inside the museum. Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park. 12 p.m. $5, $3 students.

Carnival Science, Baltimore. Take part in traditional carnival activities set up throughout the building where you can play games, win prizes, and create crafts to take home. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 12-4 p.m. All ages. Free w/ admission.
Bernie Fowler’s Patuxent River Wade In, St Leonard. Join former Senator Bernie Fowler and other dignitaries as they wade into the river for the 25th anniversary of this great event. Before and after wading, enjoy environmental demos, exhibits, and activities. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard. 1 p.m.

Family Fun Time, Laurel. At this free event, families can play old-fashioned games, learn an 18th century dance, dress up in colonial clothes, and more. Bring a picnic to enjoy. Montpelier Mansion, Laurel. 4-6 p.m. All ages. Free.


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