Things To Do in Maryland

18-Hole Golf Round with Cart Rental and Hot-Dog Lunch for Two or Four at Fairway Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Fairway Hills Golf Club

Fairway Hills

$128 $61

Short but spunky fairways designed by Ron Pritchard wend through woodlands and wetlands

Two-Hour Kayak Tour or Three-Hour Paddleboarding or Whitewater-Kayaking Class (53% Off)

Valley Mill Kayak School

Darnestown

$100 $49

Certified guides lead kayakers down the Potomac River and paddleboarders around Valley Mill Camp Lake in recreational tours or group lessons

One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 75% Off)

CD Fit, LLC

Multiple Locations

$90 $35

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$10 for Two Tickets to Day of The Horse at The Graham Equestrian Center on Saturday, October 4 ($20 Value)

Graham Equestrian Center

Carney

$20 $10

Family-friendly horse festival with mini lessons, kids' activities, a petting zoo, and food vendors

Two-Hour Painting Experience for One, Two, or Four from Pub & Paint (50% Off)

Pub and Paint

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Artist guides participants of all skill levels to create their own version of a painting during two-hour events at local bar or restaurant

Mud Dog Run-Zombie Edition 5K Entry for One on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 45% Off)

Mud Dog Run

Frederick

$65 $36

Make sure your laces are tied extra tight before conquering this 5K run and obstacle course with zombies trolling at your heels

$99 for a Three-Hour Boat Charter for Two to Six People from Upper Chesapeake Bay Charters ($260 Value)

Upper Chesapeake Bay Charters

Hard Yacht Cafe

$260 $99

USCG-licensed captains ferry adults and kids on trips to fish or tour harbor waters; equipment and fish cleaning is included

$22 for a Painting Under the Stars Class at VisArts ($45 Value)

VisArts

Central Rockville

$45 $22

(22)

Instructors lead painting classes from the comfort of a rooftop terrace

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

5 or 10 Open-Bounce Passes at Pump It Up (50% Off)

Pump It Up

Gaithersburg

$40 $20

Lauded by Parents magazine, the center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during open jump time

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from The Hard Glamour Team (70% Off)

The Hard Glamour Team

Bowie

$350 $105

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Discover the Potomac Kayak Trip for One or Two from Potomac Paddlesports (53% Off)

Potomac Paddlesports

Potomac

$95 $45

(25)

Guides help beginner kayakers navigate flat water on four-hour scenic tours of the Potomac

$19 for $75 Worth of Personal Training — Grow Or Die Athletics

Grow Or Die Athletics

Hanover

$75 $19

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two Private and Group Lessons with Two Optional Practice Parties at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center (71% Off)

Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

Bethesda Location

$206 $59

The ballroom-dance center offers group classes in styles such as social, nightclub, and ballroom dancing.

One Month of Fitness Boot Camp for One or Two at Division One Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Division One Fitness

at Camp Wright

$156 $29

Boot-camp classes help clients achieve a healthier lifestyle through tough exercises such as tire flips, tug-of-war contests, and crunches

Two-Hour Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at The Fine Arts Company (Up to 46% Off)

The Fine Arts Company

Hagerstown

$45 $25

Students enjoy snacks, their own beverages, and a social atmosphere during two-hour painting parties led by experienced painters

Haunted-House Visit for Two or Four at Kim’s Krypt (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Kim's Krypt

Essex

$60 $35

Ghoulish apparitions roam as visitors explore full-featured haunted house

El Galeón Tall Ship Event for Two or Four Adults or Kids on September 23–28 (Up to 39% Off)

El Galeón Tall Ship Event

Annapolis

$32 $20

Board and explore an exact replica of a 16th-century galleon—the only one of its class sailing today—seen on NBC's Crossbones

Roller-Skating Package for Two or Four, or a Birthday Package at Hot Skates Roller Skating Center (Up to 52% Off)

Hot Skates Roller Skating Center

Woodlawn

$63 $30

Spacious rink keeps wheelheads gliding with daily public skates, themed music sessions, and pizza and soft drinks

$60.50 for Eight-Week Beginner Swing-Dance Course at Gottaswing ($110 Value)

Gottaswing

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

One Month of Beginner, Experienced, or Kids' CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Glen Burnie (Up to 67% Off)

CrossFit Glen Burnie

Odenton

$149 $49

A Workout of the Day can include weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardiovascular exercises, and can be scaled to fit all ages

One Month of Roller-Derby Boot Camp for One or Two at 301 Derby Dames (Up to 51% Off)

301 Derby Dames

1, La Plata

$35 $17

Learn the ropes of roller derby while partaking in a fun cardiovascular workout

Five Drop-In Yoga Classes for One or Two at Olney Yoga Loft (61% Off)

Olney Yoga Loft

Olney

$75 $29

Beginner and intermediate Hatha yoga, as well as Vinyasa Flow yoga taught by highly trained instructors

Two Dance Classes from N'ferno Dance (75% Off)

N'ferno Performing Arts

Randallstown

$100 $25

This deal will cover 3 classes; adult dance classes include jazz, African dance, and hip-hop

Five Fitness Classes at Synergy Dance Fitness Studio (66% Off)

Synergy Dance Fitness

Montgomery Village

$35 $12

Try our first-rate Dance Fitness, Yoga, Insanity, Zumba Toning, Kickboxing, Urban Line Dance and Kids Classes

Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Body by Em (Up to 57% Off)

BODY by Em

Pikesville

$75 $35

Certified trainer with more than 20 years of experience joins forces with a licensed dietician to help clients reshape their bodies

Two Hours of Duckpin or Rock N' Bowl Bowling with Soda or Beer for Four at Parkville Lanes (Up to 44% Off)

Parkville Lanes

Parkville

$70 $39

Bowling alley features classic duckpin-style bowling on 26 lanes, fueling patrons with an included pitcher of their favorite soda or brew

$33 for an Annual Family Membership at Irvine Nature Center ($75 Value)

Irvine Nature Center

Owings Mills

$75 $33

Family memberships offer hands-on nature exhibits & education programs, with discounts on gift store purchases and nature camps

$47 for All-Day Paintball Outing with Equipment for Six at North East Adventure Paintball ($210 Value)

North East Adventure Paintball

5, North East

$210 $47

Players sprint across one of five themed fields targeting enemies with environmentally-friendly, oil-free paint

One or Two Months of Classes with Optional Private Sessions at CrossFit Execution (Up to 73% Off)

Cross Fit Execution

Eldersburg

$130 $39

Coaches guide daily workouts that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and constant movements to build strength and versatility

Two Personal Training Sessions at Motivational Fitness (70% Off)

Motivational Fitness

College Park

$120 $36

Experienced personal trainer with a small home studio

One or Two Admissions to Conversations Women's Issues Seminar from Personal Panache Style (Up to 55% Off)

Personal Panache Style

Holiday Inn

$10 $5

Enlightening dialog about issues affecting women, with opportunities for networking and making new business contacts

Two Wine Tastings with Commemorative Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes (50% Off)

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes

$20 $10

Award-winning wines to sample inside renovated barn with views of 20-acre winery; guests take home engraved wine glasses

$99 for $300 Worth of 3-Month Martial-Arts Membership — TRYUMPH ACADEMY of Martial Arts Page

Tryumph Academy Of Martial Arts

Gambrills

$300 $99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for a Two-Hour Bounce-House Visit to That Bounce Place (Up to 50% Off)

That Bounce Place

4

$8.95 $5

Hop about on nine inflatable bouncers and jumpers inside amore than 13,000-square-foot arena with a toddler area and WiFi for adults

5 or 10 Women's Fitness Classes or a One-Month Pass at Alter Ego Fitness Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Alter Ego Fitness Studio

Suitland - Silver Hill

$75 $35

Women's fitness classes include Zumba dance sessions, pole fitness, and chair fitness

Two-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboarding Rental for Two or Four by Middle River SUP (Up to Half Off)

Middle River SUP

Middle River

$60 $30

Launch from a floating pier onto Sue Creek and explore the tree-lined waters on a stand-up paddleboard suited for your skills

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Transformations Fitness for Women (Up to 75% Off)

Transformations Fitness for Women

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

(6)

At a women-only gym, classes tone all types of physiques with exercises ranging from dance fitness sessions to kickboxing-style workouts

Wine Tasting with Fruit, Cheese, and Take-Home Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Woodhall Wine Cellars (48% Off)

Woodhall Wine Cellars

7

$40 $21

Late-1800s carriage room turned wine-tasting room hosts sampling of award-winning wines made from Maryland grapes

$108 for $240 Worth of Services at Maryland Institute for Dance

Maryland Institute for Dance

Fort Washington

$240 $108

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Classes and Private Lessons at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi (Up to 76% Off). Two Options Available.

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Arnold

$135 $35

Black-sash instructors train students of all ages in disciplines including beginner and advanced kung fu, wushu weapons, and tai chi

$178 for $355 Worth of Boot Camp — Premier Fitness Training Studio

Premier Fitness Training

Summerfield

$355 $178

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Six Training Sessions from Well Space Fitness (75% Off)

Well Space Fitness

Greenbelt

$390 $98

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Guided Trail Rides for Two or Four at Greenridge Horse Ranch (Up to 56% Off). Six Options Available.

Greenridge Horse Ranch

Mann

$100 $49

Take a 3-mile, beginner-friendly trail ride, pack a picnic for a Scalp Trail ride, or let the guide choose the path through the forest

Standup for Two, Four, or Eight at Magooby's Joke House Through December 28 (Up to 83% Off)

Magooby's Joke House

Magooby's Joke House

$36 $10

Venue named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper hosts veteran comedians such as Chuck Nice and Mitch Fatel

10 CrossFit Classes or 30-Day CrossFit Challenge Package with 20 Classes at CrossFit Catonsville (Up to 80% Off)

CrossFit Catonsville

Arbutus

$200 $49

Roster of ever-changing, scalable workouts cater to every kind of exerciser and build strength, stamina, and muscle

$40 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — PTK-Baltimore

Ptk-baltimore

Rosedale

$125 $40

In one month, take eight special-forces training classes designed for military special forces and offered to civilians 18 or older

Tactical Shooting Course for One or Two at Israeli Tactical School (51% Off)

Israeli Tactical School

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

Students learn to disarm attackers and receive an introduction to semi-automatic weaponry, firing at targets with a simulator laser gun

$99 for Discovery-Flight Package with Ground Instruction and Logbook from Dream Flight School ($198.47 Value)

Dream Flight School

Hangar 5

$198.47 $99

Taking off from Carroll County Airport, students command a two-seat plane for 45 minutes under the oversight of an FAA-certified instructor

Corn-Maze Outing for Four or Two on Saturday–Sunday or Friday at Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch (Up to Half Off)

Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch

Middletown

$60 $34

Sprawling corn maze that visitors can enter unlimited times; $5 credits for pumpkins and snacks; opens September 21st

Design a Glass Mosaic Inside a Professional Art Studio

Hands-On Glass Mosaic Class

The Gateway Storefront Studios

$65 $65

Artist Valerie Theberge welcomes you into her studio to cut glass and design mosaics with the same skills she's used to create public murals

$30 for a Paintball Package for Two at Route 40 Paintball Park ($60 Value)

Route 40 Paintball Park

11

$60 $30

Four fields for paintball play, supervised by a ref

Up to 71% Off Ice Skating — Lanham Skating Center; Valid Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

30-Day Boxing-Gym Membership with an Optional Personal-Training Session at Donte's Boxing Gym (Up to 68% Off)

Donte's Boxing Gym

Rockville/Derwood

$145 $47

(7)

Boxing-fitness, fundamentals-training, and open-sparring classes for adults; gym helmed by three experienced trainers

Wine-Tasting Class and 4-Course Tasting for Two at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro (34% Off). Four Dates Available.

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro

Beltsville

$120 $79

Wine-tasting class and 4-course food pairing led by distinguished sommelier Jaren Kellar, who's worked at Michelin-starred restaurants

Five, Ten, or One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Takoma Park (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga Takoma Park

Takoma - DC

$100 $25

Inside a 105-degree room, a certified Bikram yoga instructor leads groups through a series of breathing exercises and 26 yoga postures

Roller-Skating with Drinks or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Temple Hills Skating Palace (Up to 47% Off)

Temple Hills Skating Palace

Suitland - Silver Hill

$32 $18

(19)

Skating sessions and parties enhanced by slices of pizza, cups of soda, and the support of SkateMate balance bars

10 or 20 Fitness Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness Rx (Up to 62% Off)

Fitness Rx

Easton

$50 $19

Group fitness classes include cardio kickboxing, boot camp, and a heart-pumping Zumba dance workout

$17 for a Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental at Annapolis KayakSports ($35 Value)

Annapolis KayakSports

Deale

$35 $17

Visitors take a voyage on Rockhold Creek for two hours aboard a kayak or stand-up paddleboard

$59 for a Three-Month Membership to Gold's Gym (Up to $179 Value)

Gold's Gym

Columbia Overlook Center

$179 $59

Guests pedal and punch in famous gym's group fitness classes; advanced cardio and strength-training equipment fortifies physiques

10 or 20 Drop-In Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park

$160 $45

Yogis revisit the same sequence of 26 poses during each 90-minute Bikram yoga class while a heated studio keeps their muscles loose

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

6 or 12 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sage Yoga (Up to 59% Off)

Sage Yoga

Damascus

$80 $35

Instructors lead students through Vinyasa flow sequences, hot yoga sessions, or classic Hatha poses inside 1,500 sq. ft. studio

$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Ripken Stadium

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Eight or 12 Dance Classes at Prince William Dance Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Prince William Dance Academy

Nokesville

$140 $59

Students practice age-appropriate movements and begin to learn the fundamentals skills of ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop dance styles

$45 for Entry for One to Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race on Saturday, November 1 (Up to $90 Value)

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

High Point Farm

$90 $45

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

$45 for $99 Groupon — New Vision Martial Arts

New Vision Martial Arts

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

On-the-Farm or On-Location Farm to School Healthy Eating Program for Kids Aged 3–12 from C & E Farm (Up to 48% Off)

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

$249 $129

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

Multimedia, Painting, or Drawing Classes for Kids at ARTkids (Up to 53% Off)

ARTkids

Art Kids

$80 $40

Teachers cultivate artistic growth in kids of all ages, ranging from two-year-olds with their parents to high-schoolers

One or Two Months of Unlimited Workouts at Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County (Up to 84% Off)

Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County

Multiple Locations

$150 $29

Trainers blend calisthenic and body-weight resistance exercises with fast-paced interval and steady strength training

$169 for a Tandem Skydiving Experience with $30 Photo Credit at Maryland Skydiving Center ($339 Value)

Maryland Skydiving Center

Cambridge

$339 $169

While strapped to an instructor, skydivers free fall at 120 mph, before opening their chute and coasting down to solid ground

5 or 10 Open Play Passes or a Supreme Birthday Party Package for Up to 15 at Fun Bounce Paradise(Up to 54% Off)

Fun Bounce Paradise

Nottingham

$7 $3.40

Two-hour play sessions let kids explore colorful inflatables, while party entertains with private playground time, dancing, and games

$48 for Canopy Zip-Line Tour at Virginia Canopy Tours ($84 Value)

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

$84 $48

Canopy tours last around 2.5 hours and include 8 zip-lines, rappelling, a nature walk, and a picturesque education on the Shenandoah Valley

Wine Tasting for 2 or 4 with Souvenir Glasses and Bottles of Wine at Port of Leonardtown Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Port of Leonardtown Winery

Leonardtown

$37 $20

(21)

Guests sample six wines pressed from grapes grown in southern Maryland vineyards and take a bottle of wine to enjoy at home

Half- or Full-Day Fishing Trips for Two from Fisherman's Wharf (Up to 50% Off)

Fisherman's Wharf

Lewes

$112 $56

Captains supply rods and reels as they lead vessels out to capture deep-sea fish

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Maryland State Fairgrounds on September 19-21 (48% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Maryland State Fairgrounds

$42 $22

LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

Select Local Merchants

Established: 2005

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 25?50

Parking: Parking garage

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Most popular offering: African-American art, history, culture

Pro Tip: $6 validated parking is directly across the street at the PMI Parking Garage.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates the achievements of African Americans, especially those from Maryland?which often means expanding on grade-school history lessons. For instance, Betsy Ross is typically credited with making the first American flag. However, one of the museum's rotating exhibits reveals that Grace Wisher, an African American indentured servant, also worked on the original star spangled banner. Dubbed "For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People," that exhibit was recognized as one of the country's best in the summer of 2014 by USA Today?in part because it featured a scrap of the real, first flag, covered in the bald eagle feathers that filled the air back then. That's just one of the myriad rotating exhibits that the museum has hosted, to complement permanent collections that highlight Maryland African Americans' endurance through two centuries of slavery, and their artistic and intellectual innovations.

Q&A with Helen Yuen, Director Of Marketing

What sets your business apart from your competition?

A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the east coast?s largest African-American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul food, civil rights, and more. For families, programs like art workshops and living history bring our mission to life. Lectures and our resource center enrich what you'll find in our permanent collection. We also nourish the body with the best soul food in Baltimore at our museum cafe. Visit our website for a full calendar of events.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

To showcase the rich contributions of Maryland African Americans, from Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall to the unsung heroes who helped make Maryland what it is today.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Having people experience something new, different, and enriching to their lives.

830 E Pratt St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

?A lot of players look at the card and think because it?s short that they?re going to play their all-time best round of golf and end up spending a lot of time in the woods,? says head professional Joan Lovelace of the course at Fairway Hills Golf Club. The Ron Pritchard?designed course ?which stays neatly within the bounds of 6,158 yards?doesn?t just get its bite from the woodlands about which Lovelace warns. Water comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes, and the second fairway?s wicked dogleg right and stream-guarded bentgrass green costars with collarless shirts in many golfers? nightmares. The links wind down with a hope-inspiring 18th hole, where golfers with the right mix of skill and luck can make a birdie.

Adjacent to the course?s bermuda-grass fairways, the club?s practice facilities invite players to demolish buckets of balls at a turf range, cleat across a chipping area, or practice whipping a putter out of its holster and twirling it around their thumb. Lessons with the club?s PGA professionals are also available to help hone games.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-70 course
  • Length of 6,158 yards
  • Course rating of 125
  • Slope rating of 70.1
  • See the scorecard
  • See hole details
  • Five tee options, including one for The First Tee program


5100 Columbia Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

They’re a common food in several Latin countries, including Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, but empanadas are made a bit differently in Argentina. “We have an edge because we actually bake them,” Nicolás Ibarzabal, co-owner of 5411, told the Decider in 2009. ”Here in Chicago there are a couple of places that offer empanadas, but they’re pretty much all deep-fried. We like to think of ourselves as the new healthy frontier of empanadas.”

Along with pals and fellow Buenos Aires natives Mariano Lanfranconi and Andrés Arlia, Ibarzabal makes the flaky baked treats in nearly a dozen varieties. You’ll find traditional hand-cut beef empanadas as well as Americanized versions including barbecue chicken, which Ibarzabal admits is one of his favorites despite chuckles from his Argentine friends. The trio started 5411—a mash-up of Argentina’s country code, 54, and Buenos Aires’s city code, 11—in 2009 as a catering company before rolling out a food truck and finally opening a shop in Lakeview. That shop makes deliveries by the dozen, and the same pale-blue food truck—perhaps the catalyst for 5411’s success—still takes to the streets daily, urging office dwellers to emerge from their cubicles and horses to escape from their buggies.

18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds,
MD
US

It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire?lock in your target.

That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.

8200 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase,
MD
US

Imagine a lifestyle in which you park a Ferrari at a private boat slip, slide onto a custom yacht, and ferry it across a waterway to a private island hosting a 20-room mansion modeled after an Italian villa. Though this may sound like a dream only attainable by the mega rich or an heir to a chocolate-fountain fortune, Imagine Lifestyles facilitates such lavish accommodations with a cavalry of luxury vehicles, vacation homes, and yacht charters. They specialize in auto rentals, entrusting cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW to drivers for as short as a half day or as long as several weeks. To shield these pristine and rare rides from the elements, they also deal in luxury vacation home rentals, ranging from beach mansions in Miami to chic lofts and high-rise penthouses. The service also charters air and sea transportation, including jets of all sizes and yachts for all occasions.

11765 Saint Linus Drive
Waldorf,
MD
US

A golf course is where players go to test their skills, but Arundel Golf Park is where those skills are formed. At Arundel's outdoor facility, instructors teach private and group classes and hold supervised practice sessions, in which they periodically check in with students as they drive ball after ball at a driving range protected from the wind and distracting cries of caddies. During "fitting days," golfers bring in their current clubs to have one of Arundel's pros determine their ideal length, loft, and other specs.

While golf remains the focus at Arundel Golf Park, the facilities have a couple of other ways visitors can work on their swings. An 18-hole mini-golf course shrinks the game down to a fun challenge of angles and finesse, and batting cages let players set aside the elegant, nuanced game of golf to simply enjoy bashing round things with blunt objects.

1501 Dorsey Rd
Glen Burnie,
MD
US

Maryland Scene