Here are some Shopping, Arts and Craft Events to help you get ready for Spring. Support your local shops and crafters!
April 1 - 15: Marian Berman at Gallery 44 announces that, in honor of her two daughters getting married within the last 6 months, she's taking 20% off every item in the store until April 15.
April 3 - 5: Get a head start on home remodeling or building projects at the Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Friday from 11 am - 10 pm, Saturday 10 am - 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm. Tickets $9, children under 16 free.
April 4: GreenFest 2009 will be held at the Burrill Galeria of the Howard County Community College from 10:0 am - 4:00 pm. This free, family-friendly event will focus on alternative energy, energy efficiency, water conservation, and water reuse. With over 95 vendors, other "green" themes will also be featured.
April 4-5: Clark's Elioak Farm Spring Opening Weekend. Come pet the new farm animals and wander among the wonderful rescued Enchanted Forest attractions. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. See their calendar for special weekend events scheduled throughout the Spring and Summer.
April 11: Studio Inspire hosts a special performance event, Movements in the Mix. It includes performances of Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Break Dancing and more styles from Studio Inspire instructors, members and other dance professionals. From 2:30 - 3:30 pm at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Green. Tickets $5 before 4/9, $10 at the door.
April 16: Turf Valley Resort hosts the Pretty in Pink Champagne Lunch and Fashion Show (flyer .pdf) from 1:00 am - 2:30 pm. This is a Blossoms of Hope Cherrybration Days event. $50 per person, tickets available online here.
April 17: Savage Mill Art Walk from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm featuring local artists and businesses. Wine, snacks and original art.
April 17: Terrapin Adventures holds its Grand Opening Celebration at Savage Mill.
April 18: Howard County Antique Farm Machinery's Consignment Sale at the Howard County Fairgrounds starting at 9:00 am. Farm equipment, building supplies, vehicles, golf carts, tools, and lots more variety of antiques and all around good stuff.
April 18: Kids Nearly News Sale at the Howard County Fairgrounds, from 8am - noon. 140 spaces filled with families, crafters and services selling kids stuff. Different families and different stuff than on Sunday. Free admission.
April 19: Kids Nearly News Sale at the Howard County Fairgrounds, from 8am - noon. 140 spaces filled with families, crafters and services selling kids stuff. Different families and different stuff than on Saturday. Free admission.
April 25: The Howard County Arts Council presents its 12th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County at the Howard County Center for the Arts featuring a reception, food and Silent Auction from 6 - 8 pm, then presentation of the Howie Awards and Catch a Rising Star performances from 8 - 10 pm. At the Jim Rouse Theater at Wilde Lake High School. Tickets $75 and $50.
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