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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Uli Loskot

Summer Loving

City Paper’s 2007 Sizzlin’ Summer Guide

In Introduction

Sizzlin' Summer

Sizzlin Calendar: Our Annual Guide To Seasonal Places And Events [5/23/2007]

Recreation

Sizzlin Calendar: Attractions Beartown State Park, Route 219, Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, www.beartownstatepark.com, free. Droop there it is! A natural park of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of D [5/23/2007]

Gardens Etc.

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Summer Concert Series, Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, (410) 557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com, $12 children $3. This botanical wonderland is running a summer concert seri [5/23/2007]

Downy Ocean, Hon

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Dick Gelfman's Ride Across MD, 7 a.m.-midnight, June 2-3, Francis Scott Key Family Resort, 12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, (410) 992-9999, www.rideacrossmaryland.org. Don't let the nam [5/23/2007]

Festivals

Sizzlin Calendar: Baltimore Festies Balticon, 40: Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, May 25-28, Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, (410) 563-2737, www.balticon.org. We refuse to make fun of this f [5/23/2007]

Fairs

Sizzlin Calendar: Most fairs feature the same wonderful amusements of summer: games of chance and skill, blow-up Spider-man and Hello Kitty prizes, lemonade, corn on a stick, the ferris wheel, horse racing, lotto, ex [5/23/2007]

Sports

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Every Step Counts, June 2, Bello Machre, 7765 Freetown Road, Glen Burnie, (410) 255-3805, www.bellomachre.com. First you get anybody who wants to make a difference and help people with devel [5/23/2007]

Fourth of July

Sizzlin Calendar: Just in case you got the party started early and you're picking this guide up for where to go next, we're going to spell it out for you, plain and simple: The affairs listed below occur on, yep you [5/23/2007]

Art and Stuff

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland, 4:30-6:30 p.m. last Thursday of every month through the summer, Historic Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, (410) 730-4801, www.historic [5/23/2007]

History

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. June 1-2, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3, Reading Regional Airport, 11 Museum Drive, Reading, Pa., (610) 372-7333, www.maam.org, $10- [5/23/2007]

Theater

Sizzlin Calendar: Ah, Wilderness, July 6-22, comedy, Church Hill Theatre, 103 Walnut St., Church Hill, (410) 758-1331, www.churchhilltheatre.org. Aida, July 20-Aug. 5, musical, Cockpit in Court Mainstage Theatre [5/23/2007]

Food

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Soft Shell Spring Fair, noon-5 p.m. May 27, City Dock, Crisfield, (410) 968-2500, www.crisfieldchamber.com/events.htm. Sick of banging the shit out of a dozen crabs for a morsel of meat? He [5/23/2007]

Drinks

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Wine and Herb Festival, 1-5 p.m. May 26-27, Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, (410) 592-5015, www.boordy.com, $10, ages 12 and under $5. Time for some spring releases in the wi [5/23/2007]

Kids

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Saturday Morning Story Time, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through June 9, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, (301) 936-1400, www.brooksidegardens.org, free. Think your little o [5/23/2007]

Zoos

Sizzlin Calendar: Brandywine Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, Del., (302) 571-7747, www.brandywinezoo.org, $5, seniors and children $4, kids under age 2 free. Specializing in animals native [5/23/2007]

Useful Info

Sizzlin Calendar: Maryland Maryland Office of Tourism Development, www.mdisfun.org. Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, www.choosemaryland.org. Portal to Maryland, www.portaltomarylan [5/23/2007]

Summer Concert Guide

Sizzlin Calendar: City Paper Concerts in the Park, first Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. through October (Mount Vernon Park) Fresh Music at the Marketplace, every Friday and Saturday noon-2 p.m. all summer (Lexington Mar [5/23/2007]

In The Paint

Feature: Tournament Paintball is a Serious Sport with Serious Prizes [5/23/2007] by Rebecca Alvania

Junk Food

Feature: Making a Backyard Smoker Out of a Trash Can and High Hopes [5/23/2007] by Lee Gardner

Ride Rehab

Feature: Old Amusement Park Attractions Ride Again at Knoebels [5/23/2007] by Scott Carlson

Life is a Carnival

Sizzlin Calendar: Edmondson Village, Late August 2006 [5/23/2007] by Ben Cricchi

Members Only

Feature: Local T-shirt Mogul Garrett Pfeifer Discusses His Big Johnson [5/23/2007] by Jess Harvell

Summertime Safety Tips

Feature: Hey You! Yeah You! Don't Go Outside Without 'Em [5/23/2007] by Emily Flake

In Our Cups

Feature: The City Paper I-Team on the Coldest Beer In Baltimore. [5/23/2007]

Wetlands

Feature: Exploring the Shrinking, Sinking Islands of the Chesapeake Bay [5/23/2007] by Van Smith

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