JANUARY IN MARYLAND 2014 | view this email online
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Kwanzaa Celebration

Dec. 28

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park
Oella, Baltimore County

Chesapeake City Winterfest

Through Jan. 3

Cecil County

Christmas on the Potomac and ICE!

Through Jan. 5

Gaylord National Resort
Prince George’s County

The Trains of Christmas Show

Through Feb. 23

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
Washington County

Wye Grist Mill Grinding Days

Jan. 4 & 18

Wye Mills, Queen Anne’s County

Baltimore County Restaurant Week

Jan. 10 - 26

2nd Saturdays at the Artsway

Jan. 11

Denton, Caroline County

Howard County Winter Restaurant Week

Jan. 13 - 17

Maryland Horse World Expo

Jan. 17 - 19
Timonium, Baltimore County

Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival

Jan. 18 - 19
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Ocean City

Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show

Jan. 23 - 26

Baltimore Convention Center

U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants

Jan. 24

College of Southern Maryland
LaPlata, Charles County

Robert Burns Society of Annapolis Annual Burns Supper

Jan. 25

Anne Arundel County

World of Pets Expo

Jan. 25 - 27

State Fairgrounds
Timonium, Baltimore County

Monster Truck Thrill Show

Jan. 31 - Feb.1

Wicomico Civic Center

Two men skiing
Maryland is a land of leisure as you think about all the wonderful things to do in Maryland this year. But for now, warm up to snow – and head to the slopes at Wisp Resort in Western Maryland for its New Year’s Eve celebration. Then conquer the slopes during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Skiing and cross-country skiing are also embraced at state parks throughout Maryland including First Day Hikes on January 1.
Firework burst in the sky

Ringing in the New Year


Towns and cities throughout Maryland put their own special twist on New Year’s Eve celebrations – from crab drops to muskrats, and waterfront fireworks. There is sure to be a celebration to make your New Year a happy one. Here are just a few:

Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular, Dec. 31, Inner Harbor
First Night Talbot, Dec. 31, Easton
Midnight Muskrat Celebration, Dec. 31, Princess Anne, Somerset County
New Year's Celebration & Ball Drop, Dec. 31, Berlin, Worcester County
Other fireworks include: Ocean City and Annapolis, Dec. 31
Martin Luther King Jr.

Tribute to an American Legacy


Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. at these events:

MLK Days, Jan. 18 - 20, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, Calvert County

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, Jan. 20, Baltimore

City of Rockville MLK Day, Jan. 20, Richard Montgomery High School, Montgomery County

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration, Jan. 20, Rock Hall Fire Hall, Kent County
Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Chilling in Maryland


Even with a chill in the air, winter is still vintage fun. Enjoy the fruit of the grape during Winter Wine at Evergreen or Chili Winter Day at Boordy Vineyards; toss discs for par at the Southern Maryland Ice Bowl or glide across the ice at outdoor rinks throughout Maryland.

Winter Wine at Evergreen, Jan. 9, Evergreen Mansion and Library, Baltimore
Southern Maryland Ice Bowl, Jan. 19, Lexington Park, St. Mary’s
Chili Winter Days, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, Maryland
Outdoor Ice Rinks: Silver Spring Ice Skating at Veterans Plaza, Rockville Town Center Ice Rink, Quiet Waters Park, Glen Burnie Town Center and Ice Skating Rink at Wisp
Making Sense of the American Civil War

Civil War stories


More than 150 years ago, Maryland was a divided state in a divided nation. Discover the ways citizens and soldiers experienced that tumultuous time.

Making Sense of the Civil War, Jan. 11, Garrett Community College, McHenry
Second Manassas Lecture with David Booz, Jan. 16, Westminster, Carroll Community College
Book Sale, Jan. 25, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick
Maryland Scenic Byways Guide

New Year’s Resolution Help


Among one of the Top Ten Travel Resolutions is to see and do more. Maryland’s compact size and its off-the-highway collection of 18 scenic roadways is a great place to start planning on what to see and do in Maryland. Now is the time to start planning a trip to commemorate the War of 1812 by traveling the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail in time for the birthday of our National Anthem and to travel the route that follows Civil War Troop movement, Journey through Hallowed Ground.

Martin O’Malley, Governor 
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