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Catch of the Day, Hampden

Cures for Summer Colds and More at Mend Community Acupuncture

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 28, 2014 1:11pm


catch of the day fish (2)Acupuncture has been around for literally thousands of years. It’s one of the oldest forms of medical treatment around, and has surged in popularity here in the US in recent years. Some swear by it as a regular part of their wellness regimen, while others go in for help with specific and acute problems. Acupuncture can benefit most everybody, and appointments leave many patients in a blissfully semi-dazed state. So if summer’s heat is starting to wear you down, or you’re coming down with that awful (and oh-so confusing) summer cold—you could do well to pop in for a few minutes under the needle at Mend Community Acupuncture. Read More →

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Breakfast With the Animals at the Maryland Zoo

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2:36pm

Breakfast Africa

catch of the day fish (2)When someone mentions that they’ll be down at the watering hole, you don’t generally assume it’s for breakfast. And you don’t generally assume that it’s an actual, literal watering hole. But the folks at the Maryland Zoo are real experts at getting us up close and personal with our fellow animals, and so toward that end they’re inviting you to August’s Breakfast with the Animals—at the zoo’s own African Watering Hole (you know, where the animals get their actual water). Join them early in the morning, before the zoo opens for an exclusive VIP experience dining al fresco face to face with rhinos, ostrich and zebras as they feast on their morning meal themselves. Of course, your menu will be somewhat different than theirs—probably heavier on the French toast and lighter on the shrubbery. But probably that’s best for everyone. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Mt. Vernon

Bread Baking Skill Supper at Dooby’s

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 1:06pm

Note: Since the posting of this article, we have learned that this event has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date!

Skill Supper Baking

catch of the day fish (2)Fresh baked bread. Nothing beats it. The smell, the taste, the sound of a thick crust as you bite into it, and the soft, squishy insides that just melt in your mouth right afterward. Plus, there’s the whole ritual and process that goes into crafting such a creation. The fermenting. The kneading. The waiting. The punching (dough—not people). The kneading (again). The baking. It can take all day, or not, depending on your style and how dedicated you are to exactly replicating ancient techniques. But undeniably, it’s a process well worth the time and effort—and definitely worth taking the time to learn to do well. This is especially true if the learning comes with an amazing specialty dinner and instruction from local pros. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Fells Point

Fells Point Cardboard Tube Fighting Tournament

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 3:02pm


catch of the day fish (2)So, we thought we should let you know about this weekend’s Cardboard Tube Fighting Tournament. Just your regular old Sunday afternoon activity, right? Sure, you probably get your cardboard tube battle in regularly, but it’s not everyday there’s a full-on tournament. Oh, and just in case your usual cardboard tube is in the shop, they’ll be happy to provide you one on site. So there’s really no excuse not to come and battle your heart out. To be honest, we’re not exactly sure how one decides who wins in a cardboard tube battle. First one to draw blood from a paper cut? Hard to say. But whether you want to throw down or just ogle, the rest of the city’s cardboard enthusiasts will surely be happy to see you at the square on Sunday. Read More →

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Pick Your Own Stone Fruit at Baugher’s

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 1:10pm

Pick Your Own Fruit

catch of the day fish (2)And now, we suggest to you yet another day trip. But can you blame us? The dog days of summer can take a toll on both body (dehydration, heat rash, that weird feeling of being coated in a strange filmy layer by the end of the day) and spirit (sure, a few months ago we couldn’t wait for summer, but now we start wondering if it will ever end). Our best bet to beat the heat? Get out of the city, and surround yourself with either water or trees or both. Our favorite kind of trees? The ones that bear delicious fruit. And what kind of fruit? Um, the kind you can make pies and jams out of. And all the better if you get to spend the day picking them yourself, of course. Read More →

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Art and Nature Classes at Eden Mill

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 1:37pm

Eden Mill

catch of the day fish (2)Whether you’re looking for a mid-week jaunt to get the kids outside, or simply want a change of scenery yourself, a trip out to Eden Mill Nature Center is certainly a must at some point this summer. Though temporarily closed for tours due to renovations, the mill is still home to an abundance of art and nature programs for children and teens, and some of the most charming (and fruitful) fishing spots around. If this sounds like what you’re craving, you could head out for Wednesday’s Art with Sticks and Twigs class, aimed at the 4-7 year old set. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Mt. Vernon

Aerial Arts Arena at Artscape

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 1:07pm


catch of the day fish (2)Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No…it’s…. an entire weekend of aerial performance! That’s right. That most exciting and special genre of performance—blending dance, theatre, circus, and well, flight, is coming to Artscape all weekend long. This year, aerialists (that’s what those death-defying trapeze and silks wielding acrobat dancers are called) have their very own venue where you can catch any number of spectacular performances all weekend long. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Links

Free Sunday Art Classes for Kids at the BMA

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 1:05pm

Kids Art Classes at the BMA

catch of the day fish (2)This weekend is all about art. That is, it’s all about Artscape. Of course for some, that means all about staying away from the throngs of tourists, the beating sun, and the utter lack of parking. But even if you spend the day (or the whole weekend) trying to steer clear of Station North and the country’s largest free public art festival, you can still get your art on—and get the little ones in on the action with the BMA’s free family activities on Sunday afternoon. It’s a great (and air conditioned way) to introduce kids to fine art, and to explore creative, hands-on art-making that goes beyond the usual “art class” stuff. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Food & Drink

Swimming and Dining at The Tiki Barge

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 1:12pm

Swimming at Tiki Barge

catch of the day fish (2)You don’t need us to tell you that it’s hot. And not just hot, but Baltimore-in-the-summer hot. Who could have predicted? Well, if you’re starting to need to up the cool-down factor in your life, you might want to spring for a membership to the Tiki Barge pool. You may recall how they caused a stir a year or two ago by turning the pool from open access to members only. And yeah, we grumbled a bit at the time, but with all the benefits of membership, these folks are definitely making it a worthy investment. They offer discounted drinks, food, and exclusive access to members only events throughout the season. And besides—you know it’s going to be hot long past Labor Day. This pool is open until September 21st, making it the city’s longest private swimming season. Read More →

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Lion Cubs on Display at the Maryland Zoo

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 11, 2014 1:25pm

Lions 23 - Cubs 10 (25 wks) Luke, Leia, and Zuri

catch of the day fish (2)The Maryland Zoo is always a great place to bring the family, but more so now than ever. After all, how often does your entire family get to meet an entire animal family? In this case, the animal family in question is a pride of lions. The zoo’s three adorable lion cubs are growing up right before our eyes. In the past couple of months, Luke, Leia and Zuri have become confident enough cats to regularly spend time on exhibit. That means you can catch a glimpse most days of the week as they play, run, and hide (adorably) from the neighboring giraffes (really). Read More →

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