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Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2014
Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.*
Sunday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, March 7, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.*
Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Craft show closes at 8 p.m.
The Maryland Home & Garden Show is blooming with vibrant color—bold and beautiful flower, tree, and shrub arrangements will illuminate the Timonium Fairgrounds as inspiration for indoor and outdoor lawn and landscape masterpieces. Getting homeowners ready for spring, hundreds of landscape and home experts will display their latest designs and products just in time for the beginning of spring projects that were put off all winter. Over two weekends, the Maryland Home & Garden Show, now in its 33rd year, will feature:
- Landscaped Gardens: Home lawn enthusiasts won’t want to miss the brilliantly landscaped spring gardens. Local landscape professionals will showcase unique solutions for outdoor living in beautifully designed displays including blossoming flowers, water features, stone features and fire pits.
- More than 300 home improvement exhibitors: Nationally-recognized home experts will offer the latest and greatest indoor and outdoor home products and services – from decks, patios, kitchens and baths to cabinets, countertops, hot tubs and water proofing. Many will be offering show-exclusive specials.
- Orioles Head Groundskeeper: One of only two female head groundskeepers in MLB, Nicole McFadyen will offer tips, tricks and techniques on growing beautiful and functional grass. Nicole will also speak on her rise to head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles and will field Q&A’s with visitors. Orioles fans won’t want to miss meeting the leading lady in charge of home field advantage.
- Horticulture Hall (2nd weekend): The Maryland Orchid Society Show & Sale, a deeply-rooted spring show favorite, will feature thousands of vivid and rare flowers. For those interested in the art of bonsai, the Baltimore Bonsai Club’s will provide educational exhibits on how to design and maintain your own bonsai.
- Petting Zoo (2nd weekend): Also located in Horticulture Hall—Green Meadows Farms will provide families interested in a hands-on animal encounter with the chance to pet goats, sheep, alpacas, llama, donkeys, bunnies, guinea pigs, a pot belly pig, calves and a tortoise!
- Maryland Spring Craft Show: More than 125 juried craftspeople will display and sell one-of-a-kind, handmade creations, including fine art, jewelry, pottery, fashion and home accessories.
- Free Seminars, Consultations: Enjoy savvy, one-on-one interior design consultations from members of the American Society of Interior Designers. Come prepared with your photos, floor plans and design questions to receive complimentary expert advice. Free seminars include topics ranging from flower arranging to kitchen remodeling and rain water harvesting.
Tickets to the Maryland Home & Garden Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old. Admission to the Maryland Spring Craft Show only is $6. Receive $2 off your ticket and free parking when you buy tickets online at http://www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring.
The Maryland Home & Garden Show is sponsored by M&T Bank.
For more information on the Maryland Home & Garden Show, visit www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring or call (410) 863-1180.
An extraordinary Shabbat experiences for the entire Congregation…adults, families and children. There will be something for everyone, as our Beth Israel family comes together on Shabbat to take part in creative services, with a choice of style and format. Come and experience Shabbat in a new way. Adults will engage in a variety of sessions to enrich our Shabbat as a community. Children will have their own interactive experiences in prayer and Torah, through games, stories, drama, and much more. Sponsored by the Hilda and Gilbert Hillman Endowment Fund.
Allbreed cat show with continuous judging in 8 rings both days. Event is at the Pikesville Armory. Free parking in the rear of the armory.
Free feline information brochures.
Cat photographer both days.
Vendors of all types of goods.
People food available.
Activities table for children.
Showcase of breeds both days with an opportunity to pet the cats.
Prices: $6 adults, $4 for seniors 65+, $4 for children 4-12 years, Three and under- free, family packs: 2 adults 2 children same family $ 16
With Fox 45 Chief Meteorologist Vytas Reid as emcee, the black-tie optional celebration will feature flavorful dishes, wine, beer and cocktails provided by Baltimore’s best restaurants and caterers.
Adding to the fun, guests can enjoy Cirque-style entertainment, as well as dancing to the jazz, rock, R&B, funk, reggae, Top 40, swing, soul and pop sounds of Fifth Avenue.
Silent and live auctions will have a variety of items up for bid, including: a week’s stay in a Paris apartment, a long weekend’s cabin stay in the West Virginia forest, Camden Yards skybox parties, premium Ravens and Orioles tickets, and signed Ravens’ memorabilia.
Co-chaired by SBLC Board Vice President Ian H. Neuman (principal, Abbey Drum Co.) and SBLC Board Secretary Darlene Davis (an attorney with Ober, Kaler Grimes & Shriver), the gala will honor Barry Blumberg, longtime board member and donor, and Bank of America for their longtime commitment and support of SBLC.
Proceeds will benefit the South Baltimore Learning Center, a community-based nonprofit organization providing functional literacy and life skills training in addition to career preparation services to educationally disadvantaged adults in the Baltimore area.
- Hear Purim Stories by Morah Terry
- Enjoy a BAGEL BRUNCH
- Browse an extensive selection of children’s books at the BT BOOKFAIR
FREE & Open to the public ~ Bring your friends!
Register at www.bethtfiloh.com/psfamilyprograms
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Season is a busy time but something many people don’t think about is the expense. Even if you’re not hosting, the cost of buying new dresses for all those parties can really add up. The Mitchell David Teen Center (MDTC) invites the community to a Bat Mitzvah Dress Exchange on March 9, 2014 from 11:30am to 2:30pm at the teen center, 9621 Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills. Drop off gently used dresses and choose a “new” one to take home. Participants will also have the opportunity to have their hair and makeup done, as well as get advice on the latest skin and hair products for teens. The event is FREE and gives teens an opportunity to try on dresses, hang with friends and go home with something new. For information contact Jen Rudo at 410-581-9388.
The Mitchell David Teen Center is a program of Jewish Community Services (JCS), an agency of THE ASSOCIATED. Check out facebook.com/MitchellDavidTC and “LIKE” us to stay informed. Also visit us at www.jointeens.org.
FS WEDS: A WEDDING SHOWCASE
Meet Baltimore’s most talented wedding professionals, including photographers, videographers, florists, make-up and hair artists, planners, cake decorators and many more! (See the full list below.)
Luxuriate in special areas, including the Beauty Bar by the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, a Groom’s Lounge, and a Mother-of-the-Bride Room, and enjoy the opportunity to win luxury prizes raffled off throughout the afternoon.
2014 FS Weds Exclusive VIP Luncheon
Enjoy first access to the wedding showcase, a fabulous swag bag to take home, a multi-course luncheon (including wine and champagne pairings) featuring renowned wedding experts and a first-class fashion show.
VIP Luncheon at 11:30 am
Wedding Show at 2:00 pm
VIP Luncheon & Admission is USD 85 per person (all inclusive)
General Admission is USD 25 (all inclusive)
MEET OUR EXPERTS
Marcy Blum, Marcy Blum Associates
Marcy Blum has been creating wonderful, memorable, magical weddings and events for 27 years. Her sane and humorous approach to entertaining in general and weddings in particular has made her an internationally sought-after wedding and party planner. Marcy is credited with being among the first to offer couples elegant, fun and stylish alternatives to the cookie-cutter wedding.
In addition to her work as an “eventiste,” Marcy is also a sought-after speaker and consultant for businesses in the wedding and special-event field. Marcy has contributed to many publications, and the third edition of the bestselling Wedding Planning for Dummies, written by Marcy, was released this year. She has been a guest on Oprah, The Today Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Rocco’s Dinner Party,Good Day New York and The Early Show. She has also been a guest on several party planning shows in Japan but has no idea what was said to her.
Julie Sabatino, The Stylish Bride
Since 2004, Julie Sabatino, founder of The Stylish Bride®, has been helping her clients with all of their fashion needs surrounding major life celebrations. She has cultivated an expertise in all there is to know about fashion and shopping in New York City, and has relationships ranging from the most exclusive boutiques to Seventh Avenue showrooms. This access allows her to customize a look for the most discerning client. She is committed to delivering the most luxurious and productive experience to her clients. Her career in the fashion industry started as a result of having difficulty finding her own wedding dress. She looked in vain for someone to help her, and the idea for The Stylish Bride® was hatched.
After getting married in 2001, she decided to leave her job at Solomon Smith Barney and study at The Fashion Institute of Technology, where she graduated in 2003. Still in love with the wedding industry, she went to work for the bridal designer Amsale at their Madison Avenue boutique. While there, she worked with brides every day and realized that they needed the same non-biased help that she had a few years earlier. So she launched The Stylish Bride® in 2004, and has loved working with her clients ever since. Julie lives in Manhattan with her husband Michael and her two children Annemarie (5) and Teddy (3).
Sade Awe, Founder of The Bridal Circle
Sade Awe, founder and owner of The Bridal Circle, combines her unparalleled passion for weddings and all things luxurious with her savvy entrepreneurial flair and distinctive creativity.
Initially, an illustrious career as an Enterprise Resource Planning and IT Solutions Consultant for Fortune 500 companies found Sade assisting with ERP implementations and streamlining Human Resource business practices for over a decade. Eventually, however, the realm of luxurious weddings wooed Sade’s imagination, revealing her true passion for collaborating with other vibrant creatives to curate unique, bespoke, one-of-a-kind weddings.
With the creation of The Bridal Circle, Sade makes herself available to brides across the globe as a personal concierge, ensuring that the weddings of their dreams materialize before their very eyes. Spurred on by a mission to create a seamless partnership with clients and to provide superior and insightful service, Sade has revolutionized the luxury wedding industry. Her desire to provide only the most exquisite products from the most celebrated designers and artists within the luxury community has sent her to the far ends of the earth on a quest for the ultimate in wedding glamour. As a result, brides have only to search within the parameters of The Bridal Circle itself to encounter the best the world has to offer.
When she’s not networking with her elite wedding partners, blogging, pouring over sumptuous photos, attending fashion shows or assisting brides with their opulent wedding plans, Sade loves to travel. Gorgeous hotels and resorts, couture boutiques, golfing and treatments in some of the world’s most luxuriant spas, are some of Sade’s greatest loves. A self-proclaimed foodie, Sade finds a good glass of Moscato impossible to resist, and although she delights in dessert wines and ice wines, she insists she’s hardly a wine connoisseur- she just goes for the sweet stuff!
A graduate of Chicago’s Loyola University with a degree in communications, Sade is a former resident of London, Amsterdam and Brussels. She now resides in Frisco, Texas, with two adorable children who keep her perpetually entertained. Her daughter, 5, is a mini fashionista and makes sure Sade stays at the peak of stylishness, while her son keeps her laughing with his mimicry of her British accent.
Kim Forrest, WeddingWire
A self-described “wedding nerd,” Kim writes about all aspects of wedding planning on WeddingWire and Project Wedding, from etiquette to décor to fashion. Kim has been writing about weddings for nearly a decade and has been quoted as a weddings expert in The New York Times and Washington Post. Before WeddingWire, she held editor positions at Brides.com, Brides Local Magazines, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and Washingtonian.com.
Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/four-seasons-hotel-baltimore-presents-2014-fs-weds-a-wedding-showcase-tickets-10082163021
Meet camp personnel, gather information, and comparison shop for your children’s summer activities at this Fair featuring dozens of camp and summer program exhibitors. Children’s entertainment.
Join us for our 22nd Annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo. There will be photo novelties, games, crafts, PJ Library stories and games, vendors & exhibitors, face painting, prizes, tikkun olam project, refreshments and more!! Want to volunteer? Volunteers are what make this event possible. Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and 5 tickets. There are so many ways you can help. Check out what opportunities are available. Visit our website for more details: www.JewishHowardCounty.org/Purim2014. For more information or to become a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Meghann Schwartz at mschwartz@JewishHowardCounty.org or 410-730-4976 ext. 106.
Join us for a community-wide Purim carnival!
Moonbounce, Sports Gaming Station, Arts & Crafts,
Face Painting, & More!
Early Bird Price:
$5/person, $25 family max
Price After March 2:
$8/person, $30 family max
Don’t miss a unique show by Baltimore Hoop Love,
a talented group of hoola hoop performers, at 2 pm!
*Portion of proceeds will go to the Jewish Caring Network.
Register online today and get the early bird rate.
…and don’t forget to come dressed in costume!