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Penguin Coast Debut at Maryland Zoo to Offer More Intimate Penguin Encounters

Penguin Coast Debut at Maryland Zoo to Offer More Intimate Penguin Encounters

With the September 27th grand opening of the Penguin Coast exhibit at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore just two weeks away, there is much excitement building among the African black-footed penguins, 32 of which have already been moved in and are enjoying exploring every nook and cranny of their new home.

“One of the most thrilling experiences at Penguin Coast will be the opportunity to see the penguins swimming from an underwater viewing area. For as ungainly as they seem on land, they are amazingly graceful swimmers,” commented Don Hutchinson, president/CEO of The Maryland Zoo. “The overall design will allow visitors to see the penguins closer than ever from many distinct vantage points around the exhibit.”

This brand new state-of-the art exhibit, which has been specially designed to mimic the penguins’ natural habitat in South Africa, includes…

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Best Places for Baby Clothes in Baltimore

They’re small, they’re cute and they’ll love whatever you dress them in – babies have a special knack for making just about any outfit adorable. However, when it comes to finding the perfect baby outfit at a reasonable price, this task is not as easy as it sounds. Parents, grandparents and any gift giver will appreciate that these following baby clothing stores in Baltimore all offer a variety of cute and cuddly “babywear” at affordable prices. Plus, many of these shops regularly offer sales and special discounts that allow the shopper to walk away with a bag full of name brand items without feeling guilty. With some extra spending money leftover, why not check out these additional Best Baby Clothing Stores In Baltimore.

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Best Sports Bars in Baltimore

Baseball, football, hockey, soccer…no matter your favorite sport, there’s no game time experience that’s quite the same as watching from a sports bar. Surrounded by fellow fans who are cheering (and booing) by your side, a sports bar offers the same comforts of home but with the excitement and fervor you’d expect from a live game. Add in a cold beer and lick-your-fingers-clean eating at reasonable prices, the end result is a match well made. Luckily, Baltimore is home to quite a number of stellar sports bars. If this list leaves you still wanting more sports, be sure to check out these additional top sports bars in Baltimore.

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Best EDM Bars Or Clubs In Baltimore

No matter your definition of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), as there are many, Baltimore has it. Visit any of these top five night clubs in the city with exceptional sound systems and lighting set-ups, plus local and world-renowned DJs to tie everything together, and you’ll have an unforgettable, heart-pumping night that leaves you dancing till the sun comes up.
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A Breakdown of Baltimore’s Neighborhoods

Home to over a dozen distinct, matchless neighborhoods, it can be difficult for visitors (and locals, too) to narrow down the perfect place to spend their free time. Whether it’s visiting museums, enjoying shopping and dining or relaxing outside, there’s always so much to do and so little time to do it in. While most neighborhoods do offer a little something for everyone, this breakdown aims to help direct those efforts to some popular activities and destinations that will best match your “ideal day” in Baltimore. If you can’t narrow it down to just one, luckily there are plenty of local transportation options to make neighborhood hopping a possibility as well. At the end of the day, no matter where you go, you’re sure to agree – there’s no place like Baltimore.

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Best Places to Pick Summer Fruit near Baltimore

Best Places to Pick Summer Fruit near Baltimore

Summer has arrived, and with it, prime growing season, meaning there is plenty of fruit to go around. Plus, longer days will give you a few extra hours to travel out to a local farm and pick some delicious, sun-ripened fruit straight from the earth. Whether you’re craving cherries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, apples or tomatoes, these farms are ready to supply. Just be sure to always call first before driving out to confirm that picking is open for the day and which fruits are in season. No matter which farm you choose to visit, remember that early pickers get the best fruit, so don’t wait too long.

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MD SPCA Attracts a Crowd for Wine & Wag Happy Hour Series – Summer 2014

MD SPCA Attracts a Crowd for Wine & Wag Happy Hour Series – Summer 2014

Attracting around 150 – 200 guests from the greater Baltimore area, Maryland SPCA’s Wine & Wag Happy Hours are a not-to-be-missed social event for adults, kids, and of course, dogs. This Friday, July 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is the second Wine & Wag Happy Hour of the 2014 summer season, and the event will be held at MD SPCA’s spacious Falls Road campus.

While enjoying the beautiful outdoors, guests (21 and over) can toast to a “Happy Friday” with a nice cold beer or wine, which are available at a suggested donation of $3; a deal that is arguably better than most local bars. Complimentary appetizers are also served.

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Best Dance Classes for Kids in Baltimore

Just dance. For kids, it really is that simple, and once they get a taste of the fun and magic that is created by dancing, the next step is often wanting to join in a local dance class. As early as 2 years of age, children (with their parents) can start learning the basics of dance, and how music and movement go hand-in-hand. Then once they find the rhythm, there’s no limit to the avenues of expression and creativity. Whether it’s studying the techniques of ballet, hip hop, tap and jazz or sharing some laughs while participating in a high-energy dance fitness class like Zumba, it quickly becomes obvious that a dancing kid is a happy kid. So let those little feet get moving with these top Baltimore-area dance programs designed for children and teens.

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Tecla’s K-9 Academy Opens Doors to State-of-the-art Training Facility near BWI

Tecla’s K-9 Academy Opens Doors to State-of-the-art Training Facility near BWI

With 13,000 square feet of space for training, grooming, daycare and overnight boarding services, the new Tecla’s K-9 Academy in Elkridge boasts two spacious main training rooms, a separate boarding kennel area, puppy room, and grooming room for its four-legged guests. The new building located on Dorsey Run Road is four times as large as its Ellicott City location, which had already been seeing a few hundred dogs a week. As Baltimore residents continue to deal with continued concerns of dog bites and other aggressive behaviors, this state-of-the-art dog training facility could not have come at a better time.

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Best Activities to Celebrate Father’s Day in Baltimore

Dads are special for so many reasons that when Father’s Day comes around each year, both kids and moms are always on the lookout for that extra-special gift to show him just how much he’s loved. While some dads really do appreciate another new tie, others look forward to celebrating the holiday doing the activities they love with the ones they love. Whether it’s spending a beautiful day outside or a pampering yourself day inside, this list has something that every dad can enjoy in the Baltimore area. Then, no matter which activity you choose, top the day off with a big hug and “I love you.”

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