January In Maryland 2012
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Casks to Kisses
Feb. 1-29
Linganore Winecellars
Mt. Airy, Frederick County Foreign Film Festival
Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, Carroll County
Great Scale Model Train Show
Feb. 4-5
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, Baltimore County
Great Baltimore Fire Tour
Feb. 5
Fire Museum of Maryland
Lutherville, Baltimore County
Tri-State Photography Exhibition
Feb. 9 – March 3
Saville Gallery
Cumberland, Allegany County Hancock Winter Festival
Feb. 11
Washington County Home Tweet Home
Feb. 14 – Aug. 31
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Solomons, Calvert County Seaside Boat Show
Feb. 17-19
Ocean City Convention Center
Oakland Winterfest
Feb. 17-19
Garrett County Elkton’s Own Antique Road Show
Feb. 18
Cecil County Maple Magic
Feb. 19
Ladew Topiary Gardens
Monkton, Harford County National Outdoor Show
Feb. 24-25
Church Creek, Dorchester County
Wine Expo 2012
Feb. 26
Bel Air, Harford County

Academy Bed and Breakfast

Savor old-world charm, modern comforts at a Maryland B&B, and touch history. Travel into Southern Maryland’s Tidewater peninsula. Near Historic St. Mary’s City, you’ll find Woodlawn, a restored, late 18th-century manor (with cottages and suites) that was a grand-prize winner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Great American Home Awards. Arrange a Girlfriend Getaway to Annapolis package at the Academy Bed and Breakfast (pictured), steps from the U.S. Naval Academy. Plan a trip to the Eastern Shore and stay at the Brampton Inn in the colonial port of Chestertown. The inn offers a Celebration of Paris weekend, March 9-10.

Wheels abound
Rev up your adrenaline with an up-close look at the latest in autos, trucks, hybrids, motorcycles and RVs. The Motor Trend International Auto Show is Feb. 9-12 at the downtown Baltimore Convention Center. Just north, the Timonium Motorcycle Show is Feb. 10-12 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Baltimore County. Also at the fairgrounds, the Maryland Recreational Vehicle Show runs two weekends, Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26.
Maryland fare
Embark on new culinary adventures, take advantage of prix-fixe dining. Annapolis Restaurant Week runs Feb. 20-26, and National Harbor Restaurant Week is Feb. 20 – March 4. Also at National Harbor (Prince George’s County), indulge in an oyster-tasting extravaganza at the Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival, Feb. 24-26 – oysters served multiple ways, and more seafood, music and festivities.
Image of the Tuskegee Airmen Black History Month
Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County presents The Snowy Day (through Feb. 12), based on the first American picture book with an African-American child as a main character. In Annapolis, the Banneker-Douglass Museum Family Tour is Feb. 4. Historical Society of Talbot County hosts a lecture in Easton on Feb. 9, African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland. Meet one of the Tuskegee Airmen, first African-American military aviators (World War II), at College Park Aviation Museum, Feb. 11. And, Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore has an exhibit forged by 20 photographers and filmmakers: Dandy Lion: Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculine Identity, on display to May 13.
Civil War stories
Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum, which now owns the site of Antietam Station, hosts open houses (Jan. 22, 29 and Feb. 5) that afford chances to see train exhibits and the continued restoration of the station. Carroll Community College offers two sessions, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, about McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign – the 1862 battles and skirmishes that involved a quarter of a million troops. And, Frederick Community College presents the Spires Brass Band and Victorian Dance Company in a Feb. 12 concert, Abraham Lincoln: Music and Dance of His Time.
Martin O’Malley, Governor • Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
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