Events & Activities in Maryland

Up to 53% Off Paddle Boating

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.50

After choosing a ride, paddlers embark on leisurely trips out into the tree-lined waters of Columbia or Gaithersburg

53% Off from 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

Up to 51% Off Adult-Contemporary Pop Concert

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$26.50 $13

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The singer-songwriter behind the hit "Rock and Roll" shares powerful pop hooks and vocals in support of his latest album, Pure Fiction

Up to 60% Off Exotic-Car Experience

Regency Furniture Stadium

$249.99 $99

Motorists take three laps around autocross course in a Ferrari or Lamborghini after receiving instruction

94% Off 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

Up to 57% Off at BYOB Ceramics Classes

Ellicott City

$40 $19

Students in small-size ceramics classes wield studio-provided tools and materials to create stoneware art while sipping BYOB beverages

Up to 51% Off Entry to BattleFrog Race Series

Frederick

$99 $49

Race designed by Navy SEALs tests your strength and endurance on obstacles; real SEALs demonstrate action sequences inspired by their work

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

50% Off Gear at TennisTopia in Rockville

Congressional Village Shopping Center

$50 $25

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Tennis balls, racquets, shoes & apparel from names such as Adidas, Wilson & Nike arm athletes for court-top battle

Up to 75% Off a Falconry Presentation with Mike Dupuy

Union Jack's British Brew Pub

$80 $30

Educational presentation on the art and sport of falconry and its 4,000-year history by master falconer Mike Dupuy

Up to 75% Off at Club Golf

Rio Center

$189 $49

Gain unlimited access to indoor golf-training center's facilities, equipment, and classes; includes 30-minute swing analysis

Up to 84% Off Classes at CrossFit 695

Towson

$160 $25

Encouraging trainers push exercisers to complete functional workouts in order to build strength and burn fat

70% Off Boot Camp

Bowie

$350 $105

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Up to 88% Off Boot Camp from The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

$234 $29

One-hour, military-inspired workouts push members with running, calisthenics, aerobics, and weight training, held five to six days a week

75% Off Personal Training

Hanover

$75 $19

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71% Off at 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.

Up to 68% Off at Full Circle Tai Chi

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Gentle martial art's possible benefits include pain relief, increased energy, and improved strength, coordination, and flexibility

Up to 68% Off at GroupFit Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$76 $39

Trainers help clients of all fitness levels reach their goals with outdoor boot-camp classes that include strength and resistance training

Up to 86% Off at Bikram Yoga

Multiple Locations

$170 $29

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Three locations host daily Bikram classes that help students of all abilities build strength, balance, and flexibility in 105-degree room

55% Off Services

Odenton

$99 $45

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Up to 51% Off Roller-Derby Boot Camp

1, La Plata

$35 $17

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

45% Off Services

Clinton

$65 $36

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Up to 57% Off Round of Golf with Beer

5, North East

$126 $59

Club’s North East, MD, location guides players down tree-lined alleyways in pursuit of greens ringed with flourishing azaleas

Up to 86% Off Personal Training

Brookeville

$195 $29

An experienced trainer leads personalized workouts for one or two, each scaled to individual goals and abilities

Up to 79% Off Group Paintball Packages

Clarksburg

$320 $79

Armed with rental markers and anti-fog goggles, paintball players battle all day, stopping only for a lunch of deli sandwiches and chips

Up to 57% Off Personal Training at 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

Up to 51% Off Personal Training

Parkville

$70 $35

Personal trainer Gerard Shaber opts for bodyweight exercises such as squats and pushups during these one-on-one workouts

51% Off at Magic Warehouse

Owings Mills

$100 $49

Two-hour introductory course in magic teaches students the basics of sleight-of-hand tricks

Up to 71% Off at Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County

Forest Hill

$120 $39

Trainers help student athletes to perform better in all sports with intense sport-specific drills

55% Off Personal Training

Eldersburg

$40 $18

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50% Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

College Park

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Up to 76% Off Military-Style Boot Camp Classes

Jessup

$69 $19

Ex-kickboxing champ and SWAT team member draws on military background to get dramatic results in results-oriented boot camp classes

50% Off Wine Tastings at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes

Hydes

$20 $10

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

64% Off Classes at Temple Boxing

Crofton

$125 $45

A focused atmosphere enables exercisers to zero in on their workouts and improve their strength and conditioning

Up to 82% Off Boxing, Kickboxing, and Fitness Classes

Reisterstown

$148 $29

Skilled instructors lead students of all ages and fitness levels through boxing, kickboxing, MMA fighting, jiu-jitsu, and fitness classes

38% Off at Temple Hills Skating Palace

Suitland - Silver Hill

$29 $18

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

48% Off Concert Series at The Vineyard at Hershey

Londonderry

$15 $8

A popular summer series featuring jazz, soul, and tribute bands, performed amid the rolling hills of this Hershey-area winery

30% Off Terrapin & Hare 5K Mud Run

Savage - Guilford

$50 $35

Runners conquer 5 kilometers' worth of muddy obstacles in a race that helps bring recess back to local schools

Up to 51% Off Woodhall Wine, Food, & Music Festival

Parkton

$60 $31

Festival features live music and wine and food pairings from three local wineries including Woodhall and Dove Valley

55% Off Services

Fort Washington

$240 $108

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51% Off Boot-Camp Classes and Meal Plan

FedEx Field

$99 $49

Certified fitness trainers host boot-camp classes at FedExField; meal plan included

50% Off

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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50% Off eCard to R/C Cinema 1-2-3

Frostburg

$50 $25

Movie theater screens first-run films on wall-to-wall screens enhanced by digital projection & new rocking, high-backed chairs

Magooby's Joke House – Up to 83% Off Standup

Magooby's Joke House

$36 $10

Venue named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper hosts veteran comedians such as April Macie and Michael Che

Up to 77% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

Rosedale

$150 $35

Boot camp and training tone bodies and spur weight loss under the guidance of personal trainers, pro athletes, and nutritional experts

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting

8, Hampstead

$40 $19

Family-run winery creates varietals such as Vidal Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon on-site, pairing them with cheese and bread during tastings

Up to 48% Off Aerial Park or Tubing Passes

Blue Ridge

$98 $59

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Two-hour adventure park visits or season passes; twosomes and foursomes enjoy tubing all season

Up to 52% Off at Go Cook Vegan

Hyattsville

$50 $24

Learn to cook vegan meals; two-course farm-to-table meals are served during the class, along with complimentary wine and mimosas

Up to 71% Off Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

Up to 68% Off Boxing-Gym Membership

Rockville/Derwood

$145 $47

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

Up to 70% Off MMA Classes

Beltsville

$150 $49

During MMA classes, students learn how to strike, wrestle, control, defend, and submit their opponent

45% Off Eight-Week Swing-Dance Course 

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

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

Up to 73% Off Zumba Classes

Multiple Locations

$35 $10

Zumba classes help clients stay in shape through high-energy workouts set to a soundtrack of Latin tunes

Up to 62% Off Fitness Classes at Fitness Rx

Easton

$50 $19

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

Up to 69% Off Fitness Classes

Edgewater

$160 $49

Fit seekers whip into shape during high-intensity, ever-changing CrossFit classes

Up to 72% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Personal trainers develop tailored workouts for clients that begin with a detailed fitness analysis

Up to 55% Off Riding Lessons or Camp

Elkton

$200 $99

Beginning lead-line lessons all the way through advanced eventing, dressage and jumper training

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Ripken Stadium

$249 $125

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

Up to 91% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$200 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

55% Off

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

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Up to 48% Off Farm to School Healthy Eating Program

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

Up to 53% Off Kids' Art Classes

Art Kids

$80 $40

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

Up to 48% Off Wine Tasting at Layton's Chance Winery

Vienna

$28 $15

Local wines culled from chambourcin, vidal blanc, traminette, and norton grapes

Up to 43% Off at Adventure Park USA

Frederick

$29.95 $17

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All-day pass grants access to go-karts, mini golf, a roller coaster, all-new laser tag, rock wall, kiddie rides, & other fun attractions

Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting and Bottles of Wine

Leonardtown

$40 $19

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

Up to 50% Off Fishing Trips from Fisherman's Wharf

Lewes

$112 $56

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

50% Off Services

1

$300 $150

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Up to 75% Off Class from Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

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

Up to 74% Off at Old Line CrossFit

Gambrills

$190 $49

Coaches with 10 years of experience lead exercisers through constantly varied functional-fitness workouts at a 7,000-sq.-ft. gym

70% Off Boot Camp at Poston's Fitness for Life

Dunkirk

$199 $59

P.A.C.E.—power, agility and speed, core, and endurance—boot camp is designed to build strength, increase fitness levels, and burn calories

Up to 59% Off Women's Self-Defense Classes at Kims Karate

Glenn Dale

$140 $59

Women learn to defend themselves in classes that incorporate elements of tae kwon do and cardio kickboxing

Up to 57% Off Shooting Experience for Two or Four

Bel Air North

$110 $50.99

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Test your marksmanship at a climate-controlled indoor range designed with technology from Meggitt Defense Systems

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

$20 $10

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Comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzanian-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

Up to 53% Off at Fairway Hills Golf Club

Fairway Hills

$122 $61

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

Up to 70% Off Taekwondo or Boot Camp Classes

Germantown

$125 $39

Traditional taekwondo classes instill discipline and promote skill development for students of all levels

Learn Hand-Sewing Techniques from an Eco-Friendly Clothing Artist

Think Outside the Store

$25 $25

DIY clothing expert Sarah Gingold teaches you basic hand-stitches and repair techniques within her eco-friendly studio

51% Off Private Golf Lesson

Potomac Ridge

$120 $59

Golf instructor with three decades of experience imparts fundamentals of swing, and teaches intangibles such as enthusiasm and communication

75% Off Fitness Classes

Glen Burnie

$300 $75

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Up to 89% Off Classes at Tiger World Tae Kwon Do

Ellicott City

$179 $20

Black belts Masters Shin and Chong emphasize encouragement during lessons that teach the fundamentals of Korean unarmed combat

Select Local Merchants

To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

722 S Broadway
Baltimore,
MD
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Husband-wife duo Julio and Lily Soto opened Azul 17 to celebrate not only Mexican cuisine, but to also embrace the culture through music, vibrant design, and a selection of more than 100 tequilas made with 100% blue agave. Their chefs all hail from Mexico and bring family recipes to the kitchen—including one chef's grandmother's recipe for black beans. It's “old world style with updated presentation,” says manager Peter Bonohue. Peter has been in the restaurant business since he could legally work, and to him, Azul 17 has an especially fun atmosphere. “I love tequila now,” he confessed.

While chefs simmer their signature mole sauce and servers add fresh lime juice to margaritas, guests recline atop white leather banquettes or modern chairs. Eyes dance with murals and shimmering blue-tile mosaics splashed against white walls. Those whites are illuminated with a multicolored neon glow as DJs spin club, house, and Mexican tunes starting at 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Thursdays at 8 p.m., guests can spice up their tired hokey-pokey routine with salsa lessons.

9400 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia,
MD
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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
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Running every Saturday in 2012 from May through November, the Briggs Chaney-Greencastle Farmers' Market seeks to provide Silver Springs residents with increased access to fresh and healthy foods. In addition to a selection of local produce, meat, eggs, and cheese, the free-to-enter market hosts a variety of vendors, such as artists, jewelers, and bakers, as well as local chefs who demonstrate simple recipes using local produce and monosyllabic buzz words. To encourage visitors to purchase healthier food, the non-profit farmer's market matches WIC payments dollar-for-dollar, accepts SNAP payments, and matches a portion of Independence card benefits.

The market welcomes children as well, with a range of activities for young ones in its Kids’ Tent. Children can take part in a number of interactive showcases throughout the summer, such as a Railroad Exhibit from the Riverdale Railroad club, puppet theater stories from former Moscow Puppet Theater member Irena Kholodnov, and martial arts demonstrations by the Virginia Kenshinkai School of Budokai. A chess tent lets kids and adults unwind while playing the classic game against friends, family, and Bobby Fischer in disguise. Families may also enjoy live stage music in an audience seating area and feast on their fresh food purchases in a nearby dining tent.

3300 Briggs Chaney Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
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Open year round, Capital Clubhouse is an all-ages, 90,000-square-foot facility wholly dedicated to sports and recreation. The multisport arena can easily transform into a soccer, volleyball, dodge-ball, or inline-hockey court, allowing it to host all manner of team-based events from intramural games to kids' parties. Dasher boards that spent their youth exchanging quick embraces with Washington Capitals players at the former US Airways Arena now comfortably surround Capital Clubhouse's NHL-sized ice arena, which is kept cold year round thanks to 11 miles of underground cooling pipe and a steady diet of popsicles. When not supervising skaters from the comfort of the heated balcony, guests can race lithe mountain goats to the top of the center's 30-foot rock-climbing wall, where five different routes offer challenges for wall walkers of all ages and experience levels.

3033 Waldorf Market Pl
Waldorf,
MD
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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
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