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4th of July Fireworks and Family Fun this Weekend in Baltimore County

Here are some fun things to do around town with the family this weekend and a link to local firework demonstrations to check out for Independence Day.


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This Patch article lists Firework celebrations taking place this Wednesday, July 4th all around Maryland.

Where/When: Various Locations

Why to go:  Celebrate Independence Day in the traditional way, with friends, family and Fireworks!

Pricing: FREE


Where/When:  Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital, 816 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD, Friday, June 29, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Every Friday - June 15 to August 31).

Why to go:  Great fun for the whole family. Spend your Fridays in the heart of Catonsville

2012 Concert Schedule:

June 29..........Appaloosa

July 6..........Marquis Soul

July 13..........The Klassix

July 20..........One Flight Up

July 27..........The Gigs

August 3..........Revolver

August 10..........Against the Grain

August 17..........High Strung

August 24..........Jay Cleaver & the Love Leaders

August 31..........The Players Band

Pricing:  FREE


Where/When:   7201 Rossville Blvd, Rosedale, MD, Friday, June 29, 2012,

Performances will be held 8 p.m. June 22-23, 29-30 and 3 p.m. June 24 and July 1 in the Cabaret Theatre on the second floor of the B Building at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.

Why to go:  In conjunction with its 40th Anniversary, Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias,” one of the most heart-wrenching plays of contemporary American theatre.  Playwright Robert Harling’s depiction of six women in crises presents an intimate and moving portrait of the friendships that women sustain and the friendships that sustain them.

The play was the basis for the 1989 hit comedy featuring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts.

Cockpit in Court’s production of “Steel Magnolias” features:      

  • Joan Crooks of Westminster, Md. in the lead role as M’Lynn (the mother). 
  • Janise Whelan of Baltimore as Truvy, the beautician and owner of Truvy’s Beauty Parlor.
  • Carol Evans of Owings Mills, Md. as Ouiser, M’Lynn’s eccentric next door neighbor.
  • Laura Weiss of Towson, Md. as Annelle, the new hire at Truvy’s Beauty Parlor.
  • Harriette Bush Clark of Baltimore, Md., plays Clairee, the wealthy widow.
  • Holly Gibbs of Baltimore, Md. plays Shelby, M’Lynn’s daughter.
  • Joey Hellman directs this production.

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is in residence at CCBC Essex.

Pricing: Adults: $16.00 / Seniors $14.00


Where/When:  10 Saint Timothys Ln, Catonsville, MD, Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9:00 a.m.

Why to go:  Do you have a daughter, niece, sister, friend age 5 -17 that loves Fashion??  If so, we have the program for you.  Girls GLAM Fashion Program teaches young girls modeling tips, styling tips, photo shoot, fashion show, etiquette and much more.  Sign up online, www.girlsglam.com or Visit us every Saturday at the Women's club (next to Wells Fargo) on Frederick Rd.

Contact Danielle Baker, Director, for more info. 443-865-8318.

Pricing: $375.00


Where/When:  12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD, Saturday, June 30, 2012, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Come one, come all to the 134th annual Clarksville Picnic - a day filled with kid's games, pony and hay rides, face painting, cotton candy, ice cream, funnel cake, hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza.  There's also a magic show and lots of music and dancing.  Don't worry, there's plenty for the grown-ups to do - a silent auction, handmade crafts, a White Elephant garage sale, BINGO, and our $20,000 raffle to name a few.  Don't forget to enjoy our popular family-style chicken and ham dinner under the big tent.  Hope to see you there!!!

Pricing: $13.00 Adults, $6.00 for those 5-10, and kids under 5 eat FREE. 


Where/When:  Arbutus Middle School, 5525 Shelbourne Rd, Arbutus, MD, Saturday, June 30, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

Why to go:  Save on gas, parking, and ride the bus with us to Six Flags America! All are welcome to join us!

The new coaster the Apocalypse will be open!!!

We will be leaving from the Sulphur Spring Road side of Arbutus Middle School.

Pricing: $55.00


Where/When:  American Legion,  2603 Virginia Ave, Halethorpe, MD, Saturday, June 30, 2012, 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Class of 1987 Lansdowne Sr. High Schools 25th Reunion

Pricing: $40.00


Where/When:  Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093, Exhibition Hall, 4H Building.

Hours are from Noon to 6pm on Friday, June 29th, from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, June 30th and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, July 1st.  

Why to go:  The InterGem show is a wonderful place to shop for fine jewelry made with expert craftsmanship. Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets made with Gemstones, Diamonds, Semi-Precious Stones, White Gold, Platinum and Gold. D'amati Fine Jewelry offers a gorgeous selection of such fine jewelry. Select pieces may be purchased at their booth. Plus& trade-in or sell your jewelry for the best prices in the industry. Cash for your old jewelry! Trade with a family owned business. They believe in honesty and integrity!

Pricing: $8.00


Where/When:  4414 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD, Friday, June 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.  

Why to go:  There are tons of prizes and chances to win them (cash prizes and door prizes). Doors open at 6 p.m.

Pricing: FREE


Where/When:  Reisterstown Senior Center, 12035 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown, MD, Friday, June 29, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Why to go:  We play family tabletop games. Our main goal is to have fun.  Free of Charge.   Ages ten and up.   No experience or registration is needed.  Drop in any time.  We play board games and card games.  We emphasize & promote fun, a positive mental attitude, good sportsmanship, fair play, flexibility, open mindedness, patience and communication.

Games Club of Maryland (GCOM) is a free non-profit social board gaming club that is open to the general public.  GCOM has locations all throughout Maryland and in four other states. For over 15 years, GCOM has provided the public an opportunity to play board and card games in a fun social setting.  

Come join us for the fun!! 

Pricing: FREE


Where/When:  Sacred Heart Parish of Glyndon, 65 Sacred Heart Ln, Reisterstown, MD, Meet at the Father Hooper Field, Sunday, July 1, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

Why to go:  .All are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Call or email for more information 

Pricing: FREE


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