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1-30 – South Pacific, Olney
6-30 – Sweeney Todd – Howard Comm College
7 – Classic Rock Experience, Rams Heads on Stage
7-9 – National Folk Festival, Salisbury
7-9 – Madonnari Arts Festival, Little Italy
7-30 – Romeo & Juliet, Vagabond Players
8 – Hampden Fest – Hampden
8 – Fam Fest, Lake Montibello
8 – Balto Sun Prime Expo – Delta Hotel Hunt Valley
8 – Locust Point Festival, Latrobe Park
8-9 – Ukrainian Festival, 2401 Eastern Ave
8-9 – Reisterstown Festival – Hannah More Academy
8-9 – Md Seafood Festival, Sandy Point Park
8-9 – Renaissance Festival, Crownsville
9 – Ravens vs Buffalo – M & T Bank Stadium
9 – Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival, Frederick Rd
11-13 – Orioles vs Oakland, Camden Yards
12-16 – Anne Arundel Ct Fair, Crownsville
13-30 – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Center Stage
14 – Celtic Thunder X, Lyric
14-16 – Orioles vs Chicago, Camden Yards
15 – John Cusack, Lyric
15 – Dogfest, Balto Humane Society
15 – Family Fest @ 43 – Greenleigh at Crossroads
15 – Star Spangled Spectacular, Fort McHenry
15-16 – Md Wine Festival, Carroll Ct Farm Museum
15-16 – Renaissance Festival, Crownsville
17-19 – Orioles vs Toronto, Camden Yards
21-22 – BSO -Meyerhoff
21-23 – The Addams Family Musical, Harford Comm College
22 – Pigtown Festival, Pigtown
22-23 – Renaissance Festival, Crownsville
23 – Ravens vs Broncos, M & T Bank Stadium
27-30 – Orioles vs Houston, Camden Yards
28-30 – Comic-Con, Conv Center
28-30 – The Addams Family Musical, Harford Comm College
28-30 – Balto Book Festival, Inner Harbor promenade
28-29 – Frederick Oktoberfest, Frederick Fairgrounds
28-30 – Star Wars: A New Hope, Meyerhoff
29-30 – Renaissance Festival, Crownsville
29-30 – Suburban Md Fall Home Show, Howard Ct Fairgrounds
30 – Annapolis Italian Festival, 620 Ridgely Ave
Let’s take a short journey to Virginia. We’ll make a stop at Luray Caverns, millions of years in the making and only discovered in 1878. And that was quite by accident.
It seems that three local men were on the mountain when they felt cold air coming from the ground. They investigated. Can you imagine their surprise. And just as
amazing, three months after the discovery the caverns were open for tours.
Luray is a designated U.S. National Landmark. It is now the 4th largest (by visitors) attraction in the state. Up to 525,000 tour annually. Your visit is with a tour guide.
The tour is about one hour and you will cover about a mile of walking paths. So being in fairly good shape is a good idea. For starters, to get in you descend about 70
steps. Which means going out you do the same thing. There is a new entrance being built.
At its deepest point you are 164 feet down. The temperature is a constant 54 degrees but it doesn’t feel that cool because the humidity is 87%. Adult admission is
$28.00, children 6 to 12 $15.00. The caverns are open year round. By the way, there are other museums at the site. There’s a Ropes Adventure, Garden Maze, Toy
Museum, Car Museum, the Luray Valley Museum and a restaurant.
Reach them at 540-743-6551 or luraycaverns.com.
Let’s head now to Arundel Mills and take a look at the new hotel that opened adjacent to the casino. It’s call Live Casino Hotel built and designed by the Cordish Companies,
a local company doing great work for the county and state. It is the tallest building in Anne Arundel County, rising 21 floors with 310 rooms, 52 of them suites. The hotel
offers two restaurants, a luxury spa, 2,000 more parking spaces, the finest amenities, an outstanding arts collection, an Events Center and it is connected to the casino.
The primary restaurant is called David’s (after David Cordish of course). You should try the pancakes, French toast, the hamburger and crab cake. Luckies offers espresso,
gelato and pastries. There is a lobby bar with live entertainment.
Room rates vary of course but I was told they are now generally between $210 and $310. For reservations and information go to livecasinohotel.com.