Memorial Day Events in our Nation’s Capital

Memorial Day is not just a kickoff to summer, but a day to honor fallen soldiers. This year, celebrate the true meaning of the holiday with these Memorial Day events in Washington D.C.

Memorial Day History Tour at Arlington National Cemetery

May 21, 11am

Arlington National Cemetery

Start with a history tour of Arlington National Cemetery, where in 1868 the Commander-In-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic designated May 30th as Decoration Day (eventually renamed Memorial Day), a time for the nation to mourn and decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.

National Memorial Day Choral Festival

May 27, 2pm

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Featuring a 350-voice choir and the U.S. Air Force Orchestra, this 90 minute performance will feature plenty of patriotic favorites.

National Memorial Day Concert

May 28, 8pm

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

This concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. You can also watch the concert live on PBS.

American Veteran Centers’ National Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2pm

Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.

This annual tradition honors the true meaning of memorial day, paying tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country from the American Revolution to the present.



Visit our Quick Move-In Homes This Weekend

It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend to come out and tour some of our featured Quick Move-In Homes. These homes are located in some of the best communities in Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s Counties, and some feature amazing incentives like paid closing costs.

46764 Al Mar Street, Lexington Park, MD 20653

Located in Ranieri Run

This brand new home features 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, a beautiful angled staircase, a 2nd floor laundry room and….

  • Upgraded gourmet kitchen with double wall ovens and granite counters

  • Recessed lighting in the kitchen

  • Sun room

  • Gas fireplace

  • 2nd floor plan with rear owner’s suite

 

1312 Chapel Centre Drive, Gambrills, MD 21054

Located at Villas at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

This end-unit home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a finished rec room, and….

  • Stone front elevation

  • Upgraded granite kitchen counters with a tiled backsplash

  • Recessed lighting in the kitchen

  • Gas fireplace in the family room

  • Wide plank hardwood flooring throughout the 1st floor

  • Super Bath with 5′ shower, separate soaking tub and water closet

 

23530 FDR Blvd., Suite 302

Located in Wildewood

This condominium in the planned community of Wildewood is in a great location convenient for commuting, dining, shopping and boating, and features 2 beds, 2 baths, and…

  • 42 inch kitchen cabinets

  • Granite countertops

  • Stainless steel appliances

  • New lower bar height

  • Two ceiling fan pre-wires

Contact us today to come see one of these fabulous new homes in person!



The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Returns Next Weekend

On April 28, the sixth annual Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is coming to City Dock. The spring equivalent of the huge United States Sailboat Show in the fall, this year’s Spring Sailboat Show will feature new and brokerage boats, including catamarans, monohulls, racing boats, family cruisers, day sailors, and inflatables, as well as marine equipment, electronics, clothing and boating accessories, and more. Keep reading for some of the top highlights of the show.


Sailboats
You’ll be able to browse new and brokerage boats including catamarans, monohulls, family cruisers, day sailors, and blue water sailboats. Most sailboats available for immediate sale.

Exhibitors
Visit over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, inflatables, boating accessories, clothing, and gear. You can also find out more about boating clubs, charter companies, insurance firms, and lending institutions.

In-water Demos
See some of the latest innovative products in action, including sailboats, stand-up watercrafts, paddleboards, docking systems and more.

Cruisers University
Learn to cruise at the U.S. Naval Academy, where you can choose from over 60 courses including 5 Step Plan to Successful Cruising, Exploring the Chesapeake, and Safety at Sea. See more here.

Show Info
Dates: Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29, 10am – 6pm. Sunday, April 30, 10am – 5pm
Tickets: Adult – One Day $12; Adult – Two Day Combo $19; Children: 12 & under FREE
Location: City Dock in Annapolis, MD



Light Up Your Weekend

Today is the start Light City Baltimore, a nine-day festival of light, music and innovation. The entire city is transformed with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies.

Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. Last year in its first year, it attracted more than 400,000 visitors, and this year should be even bigger. Central to the festival is BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor,  with more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.

There is also a packed schedule of live performances, like Dancing on the Water from Baltimore City Fire Department Boat, a performance celebrating the approaching cherry blossom season from Misako Ballet, fire dancing from Pyrophilia, and much more. There is also an eclectic variety of musical performances from amazing local artists. See the full list here.

It all starts tonight with the The 2nd Annual Light City Opening Night Creative Alliance Parade at 8pm. The parade starts at the Science Centers and ends at Harbor East, with lighted floats, marching units, costumed performers, Bateria Terra Maria, Mariachi Rey Azteca and community bands.

General Info

Dates and times: Open March 31-April 8 from 7-11pm and until 12am on Fridays & Saturdays, At 5pm each night, there is a twilight preview with entertainment at the Light Up the Night! Concert & Performance Stage and Mini Light City

Cost: Free

Parking: All visitors are responsible for finding their own parking. Use  www.baltimoreparking.com. Public transportation is also recommended



10 Easy DIY Projects for Spring

Spring has officially sprung, and we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite Spring DIY projects to bring in the new season.

Moss Covered Bunny Canvas Art from The Kolb Corner

DIY Tulip Wreath from The How-To Mom

Easter Egg Mason Jars from Mason Jar Crafts

DIY Recycled Easter Bunny Vase from Weekend Craft

Chalk Painted Mason Jar DIY Planter Box from Crafts Unleashed

Blooming Monogram DIY from Lulus

DIY Modern Spring Wreath from Perisa Lou

Painted Bud Vases from Pink Pistachio 

Mason Jar Herb Garden from Camille Styles

Easter Centerpiece from Two Sisters Crafting