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Craft beer lovers can tour Howard County breweries and taste their exclusive beers during a one-day tour. The Howard County Brewery Tour will be held Aug. 19 and feature four hand-selected breweries, according to www.mdbrewerytours.com. The bus tour that begins and ends at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia will take enthusiasts to Manor Hill Brewing in Ellicott City, Black Flag Brewing Company and Frisco Tap House in Columbia, and Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel. Each patron receives a custom-made Howard On Tap pint glass. The visits at each brewery last about one hour for a tour totaling around five hours.…

Arousing a child’s curiosity about science can be a challenge, especially during the summer, but a new partnership offers fun activities to inspire and engage them. Lands’ End, Steve Spangler Science and Brightly, of Penguin Random House, are working together to provide do-it-yourself science experiments, book recommendations, an art contest and exclusive T-shirts on Thursdays through Aug. 31. Parents and children can log on to Landsend.com/LoveLearning. “I’m excited to share some of my favorite DIY experiments families can do at home this summer as part of the #LoveLearning campaign,” said Steve Spangler, Emmy award-winning television host and science education expert,…

Summer road trips can provide lasting memories. The maker of Pocky, delicious chocolate-covered pretzel sticks, is holding the Sweetly Offbeat Summer Road Trip photo contest inspired by these annual adventures. The contest is being held through Aug. 14. “This campaign makes perfect sense for our fans because they love discovering new things. We’re giving them a fun reason to include Pocky and share their travel adventures with the world,” said Akitoshi Oku, president of Ezaki Glico USA, in a news release. Those who wish to participate and compete for Pocky Swag Bags can share their best images on Instagram, Twitter…

by Heather Vecchioni | Contributing Writer The blue crab: a Maryland delicacy that is easy to eat but potentially difficult to catch. The good news is, if you have a hunkering for the delicious treat you can visit your local crab house to satisfy your craving. However, if you want to take matters into your own hands, you can attempt to catch the crustaceans on your own. Just like in real estate, the most important aspect of crabbing is location, location, location. Finding the perfect place in which to crab can make all the difference between a successful day and…

by Christa Emmer | Contributing Writer Fourth of July weekend is time for food, fun and friends. If you’re spending your holiday outside, you’ll definitely be in need of refreshment and watermelons are thirst-quenching and inexpensive. Here are two watermelon cocktail recipes—one for adults and one for children—that are sure to please. Just to make things easy, both recipes can be made with a simple muddler, a bartender’s tool that smashes and mixes ingredients. No blender or electricity required! Watermelon Crush 2 ounces Ménage à Trois Vodka, chilled 3-4 pieces watermelon, rind removed 1/2 ounce hibiscus syrup, see below 3/4…

by Therese Umerlik and Christa Emmer Looking for something to do this Fourth of July? There’s no shortage of activities in the area. Chesapeake Beach Firework’s Over the Bay. Featuring band Split 2nd, festivities and fireworks at dusk. July 2. 5-9 p.m. Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, 4165 Mears Ave. Rain date is July 3. Fireworks Cruise aboard the Miss Lizzy. July 2. 8-10 p.m. Departs from the Rod ‘N’ Reel dock, Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, 4165 Mears Ave. Cockeysville The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Music and Fireworks Extravaganza. Featuring performances of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s Stars and…

by Heather Vecchioni | Contributing Writer You might be a Marylander if your first thought when the temperatures rise and the days become longer is crabs. Smothered in Old Bay or other seasoning of your choice, steamed blue crabs are a must-have for parties, weekends and basically, any time or day of the week. Most Marylanders and seafood aficionados agree that blue crabs are far superior to other types. The meat’s sweet taste and soft texture sets them apart from other species of crabs. Their unique flavor is likely due to the different seasons the crabs experience in the Chesapeake…

Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour  Kicking off In North America on August 1st and Europe on Sept. 22nd Appearing in Washington, D.C., on November 19th at Verizon Center Tickets go on sale February 20 at 10 a.m. Lady Gaga will be traveling the globe with the ‎ Joanne World Tour starting on August 1st in Vancouver, BC and September 22 nd in Barcelona with a series of concert dates throughout Europe and the UK before returning to North America in November and December this year. ‎Tickets for the concert in Washington, D.C., at Verizon Center  will go on sale February 20 th at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. Grammy and Golden…

March 31 to April 2 for eight shows at Verizon Center: Tickets are on sale now Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™. Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports your entire family on an unforgettable journey as the circus Star Seeker battles to…

February is fast approaching, and with it the year’s largest football event. Fans will come from across the nation to experience the highly anticipated Sunday football game in Houston, Texas. With mild weather, amazing city views, a walkable cultural district and delectable food, visitors will have plenty to keep them busy during their visit to the nation’s fourth largest city. Check out the game (even if you don’t have a seat) Snagged tickets to the big game? Make sure you check out the “know before you go” transportation details and plan accordingly. Once there, NRG Stadium will be ready, rain or shine. With…

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