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April 18, 2014
Ever want to have both pizza AND cake at your party? Now you can, with this pizza cake.
Register for one of M.A.D.D.’S Power Talk 21 online seminars to learn how to talk to your children about waiting until the age of 21 to drink alcohol. Webinars will be held throughout the day on Monday, April 21.
April 17, 2014
The Arc of Southern Maryland
Since 1975, The Arc of Southern Maryland has worked to assist children and adults with disabilities in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.
Montgomery County Archaeology Program
The Archaeology Program identifies, manages, and interprets archaeological sites on parkland and provides opportunities to consider the effects of land use decisions on cultural resources.
High School App Challenge
Baltimore County Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger is launching a high school app challenge for future Zuckerbergs to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) innovation. Open to all high school students in Maryland’s second congressional district.
Massive High School Mash-up
Students at Avon High School in Avon, Ind. got together to do a 68-song lip-singing mash-up to raise funds for the Riley Dance Marathon benefiting the Riley Hospital for Children.
April 16, 2014
Hogwarts Online Classes
All aspiring witches, wizards and Harry Potter fans can now receive a Hogwarts education online through the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry.
Safest Places in Maryland
If you call one of these places in Maryland home, rest easy because you live in one of Little America’s safest spots.
The Maryland State Arts Council and Star-Spangled 200 are searching for Maryland’s most talented vocalist to perform the National Anthem at Star-Spangled Spectacular.
Washington Monument Tickets
The Washington Monument will reopen May 13 after a 2.5-year closure to repair earthquake damage. Tickets will be made available April 16 beginning at 10 a.m.
April 15, 2014
NoMa Underpass Design Competition
The NoMa Parks Foundation is looking for an artist or team of artists to create designs for four railroad underpasses.
April 14, 2014
KFC Chicken Corsage
This KFC drumstick corsage is the Secret Recipe to making sure this year’s dance will be one you both remember.
MTV Movie Awards
Miss the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night? That’s OK. Here’s a list of the winners.
April 13, 2014
UMD Big 10 Think Big
On July 1, 2014, the University of Maryland will officially join the Big Ten Conference.
National Library Week
National Library Week begins Sunday and the Baltimore County Public Library is celebrating with a photo contest. Participants have a chance to win a $100 gift card and even be featured on the library’s electronic sign in Towson. Find out how to enter here.
April 11, 2014
Junior Achievement’s volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
Western Upper Montgomery County
This charity’s mission is to provide quick and friendly assistance to needy persons in Western Upper Montgomery County (Poolesville, Barnesville, Beallsville, Boyds, Dickerson, and surrounding areas) in times of crisis.
Google Glass Available
Google is going to make Google Glass available to the public for one day only, beginning April 15th at 9am EDT.
April 10, 2014
New Army Hair Regulations Racially Biased?
New U.S. Army grooming standards that went into effect last week are being criticized by people who are calling them “racially biased.” Click here to read the full story and see photos.
April 9, 2014
Howard County Bike Share
Officials are studying the feasibility of a bike share program in Howard County.
World Cup Song
World Cup theme song by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez.
April 7, 2014
Couple Robbed in Casino Parking Garage
Police say two people were robbed as they sat in a parked car in the garage for the Maryland Live! casino in Hanover. Click here to see a photo of the suspect and read more about the incident.
April 4, 2014
D.C. Fire Department Charity Hockey Tournament
Janelle Monae and M.I.A. do duets together simultaneously via hologram.
April 3, 2014
The 11th Annual Mammojam Music Festival is bringing live music and delicious food to Charm City on April 11. The festival supports breast cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs for uninsured and low-income women.
Sarah Palin-Vladimir Putin Phone Call
From The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Palin calls “Vladimir Putin”.
Lion King Takes Flight
The cast of the Australian production of The Lion King belted out “Circle Of Life” on a flight from Brisbane to Sidney.
April 2, 2014
National Building Museum Maze
The National Building Museum will install an 18-foot-tall maze this summer.
Game of Thrones Maps
The fourth season of Game of Thrones may be featuring all-new locations within the fictional universe, so these maps might come in handy for hard core fans.
National Recording Registry
National Recording Registry adds tunes by Isaac Hayes, Everly Brothers, U2, and others.
Tsunami Forecast Model
Tsunami forecast model animation following the deadly Chile earthquake Monday.
Metro Roast at the Brixton, located at 901 U St. NW. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the free show starts at 8 p.m.
Marvin Gaye’s 75th Birthday
Fans can pay tribute to DC Great Marvin Gaye on his 75th birthday with his sounds and paintings.
April 1, 2014
‘Lion King’ Cast Spices Up A Flight By Singing
On a flight from Brisbane to Sydney, the Australian cast of The Lion King musical broke into a song from the show as the plane was boarding.
March 31, 2014
Going to Os Opening Day?
If you need to get there using transit, visit mta.maryland.gov.
Taste of the Nation
Interested in attending Taste of the Nation tonight? Tickets are still available.
March 28, 2014
Rockville Unveils New Online Map for Spring Leaf Collection
An interactive map allows residents to input their address to learn when their leaves will be collected. Rockville crews will be vacuuming leaves from curbs in five collection areas within the City from April 7-18.
Cherry Blossom Watch
People come from around the country and around the world to see them – but so far, there just isn’t much to see when it comes to the cherry blossoms that bring flocks of tourists to Washington D.C each spring. You can keep tabs on the progress through a site run by the National Parks Service, which includes a blossom cam.
Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ is Turned Sad
Pharrell’s “Happy” is turned sad with symphonic Woodkid remix.
March 27, 2014
After three Maryland sisters were involved in an accident last August, in which one sister died, a fund was set up to help with the medical expenses of the other two sisters while in the hospital. Find out how to help “Team Curl” as the sisters continue to recover. Or, send checks here.
March 26, 2014
2014 County Health Rankings
The 2014 County Health Rankings provides counties a snapshot of how healthy their residents are, and looks at data across 29 factors that are linked to health. Click here to see how your county ranks.
Dramatic Rescue in Houston
Firefighters rescue a construction worker from a burning building in Houston.
Game of Thrones Auto-Tune
A musical tour through the world of Game of Thrones.
March 24, 2014
BGE is offering up to $75 in rewards for recycling old (working) refrigerators and air conditioning units.
March 23, 2014
Giraffe’s Final Goodbye Kiss for a Dying Zoo Worker
The Dutch Ambulance Wish Foundation charity released a photo showing a giraffe at Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands kissing a terminally ill zoo worker.
March 21, 2014
9th Annual Money Power Day
The 9th Annual Money Power Day® is a financial fitness event that provides access to financial services and education for adults and children.
March 20, 2014
Star Wars Character Tournament
Legendary Jedi Master Yoda speaks with Max Kellerman on ESPN’s SportsNation about his championship win last year, his thoughts on this year’s tournament, and more.
International Day of Happiness
Pharrell is highlighting his favorite videos from around the world every hour today for the International Day of Happiness.
Red Shoe Shuffle
The Red Shoe Shuffle, benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Baltimore, is Sunday, April 6. Click here for race details, to register, to become a sponsor, or to donate.
March 19, 2014
Osprey Tracking Project
The annual migration of osprey from their wintering grounds in South America is now underway, and you can track the movements of three Chesapeake Bay osprey here.
The GOP is attempting to court millennials with confessional-style YouTube videos meant to spread Republican ideals.
March 18, 2014
Worst Resume Words
A CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers and human resource workers indicates “best of breed” and “go-getter” are poor terms to put on a resume. Read the full list here.
Drones on Leashes
Drones on retractable dog leashes flew overhead the Burning Man festival and a child sledding, capturing some fascinating aerial views.
America’s Best Downtowns
A pair of D.C.-area downtowns are on the nation’s Top 10 Best Downtowns 2014 list.
Kissing Couple Identities
The photographer who snapped a photo of a couple kissing in the pouring rain and mud at the Sweetlife Festival last year is trying to find the identities of the man and woman.
March 15, 2014
The 68-team field for the 2014 NCAA Tournament has been finalized. Think you know who will win it all? Fill out your own bracket here.
Building Traditions Society
The Building Traditions Society (BTS) brings together groups of like-minded, young individuals and families supporting vital new programs for Anne Arundel Medical Center.
March 14, 2014
The Maryland Responsible Gambling Alliance is a statewide partnership focused on coordinating and maximizing resources to address problem gambling in Maryland.
Pi Day Deals
It’s March 14. As in 3.14. As in Pi Day. As in it’s time for some nerdy deals. Here’s some $3.14 specials around town courtesy of The Washington Post.
March 13, 2014
DC Funk Parade
Organizers for the Funk Parade – an all-in-one street fair, parade and music festival – are hoping to bring the funk back to U Street, but they need some help first. The group is looking to raise funds to help produce the three-part event planned for May 3. Find out how to help here.
Jimi Hendrix Stamp
Jimi Hendrix died 43 years ago at the age of 27, but his legacy will live on “forever” on a new U.S. postage stamp.
The Adventures of Babetta
Learn more about the “The Adventures of Babetta” and how you can help to develop Baltimore’s first animated series for children of all ages.
Jeopardy! Heel Goes Down Signing
Jeopardy! super villain Arthur Chu was finally defeated Wednesday night. To commemorate the occasion, Chu posted a singalong video on YouTube.
March 12, 2014
Mother Of MMA Fighter Hops In The Octagon
Some mothers will stop at nothing to protect their son — including hopping in the Octagon during an MMA fight.
March 11, 2014
Filmmaker Asks Strangers to Kiss on Camera
An aspiring L.A. filmmaker created this short film, for which she asked complete strangers to share a kiss on camera. More than 6 million people have watched the video on YouTube since it went up on Monday.
Baltimore Street Sweeping
Mechanical street sweeping is rolling out this April to all of Baltimore’s neighborhoods. Click here to see when you can expect a truck in your area.
President Obama on Funny Or Die
President Barack Obama joins comedian Zach Galifianakis for “Between Two Ferns” on FunnyOrDie.com.
March 10, 2014
Baltimore’s 33rd annual Artscape, the country’s largest free arts festival, will be held July 18-20 this year.
March 9, 2014
For more information on suicide prevention, visit the websites of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Suicide.org and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
D.C. Does “Happy”
If you are from D.C. and you like the Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” there’s a good chance you’ll love this video. Produced by Ward 8 studios, it features people at landmarks around the District lip-syncing to the popular tune.
March 7, 2014
Wake Up And Smell The Bacon
Oscar Meyer has developed an app that will enable you to wake up to the smell of bacon.
Katy Perry Does The Weather
Pop star turned meteorologist Katy Perry nails the weather segment on Australian TV.
Lindsay Lohan Water War
Lindsay Lohan had herself a soaking time on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
March 6, 2014
Farming 4 Hunger
A not-for-profit organization formed in 2012 provides Southern Maryland residents with nutritional, farm-grown food. Farming 4 Hunger Founder Bernie Fowler, Jr. helps members of the community gain access to fresh fruits and vegetables, while also helping local farmers.
First Look At Jimi Hendrix Biopic
Outkast’s Andre 3000 stars as legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic All Is By My Side. The first clip of the movie has been posted on YouTube.
March 5, 2014
Walmart’s Fuel-Efficient Tractor Trailer
Check out Walmart’s new concept truck, unveiled recently as part of its fleet efficiency program.
The administering of ashes in public spaces on Ash Wednesday has become a church-wide movement in the Episcopal Church, taking this historic tradition outside of church buildings to train stations, Metro stops, and street corners in D.C., where interested passers-by are marked with the sign of the cross–a reminder of the temporal nature of life. Find a location on your route.
March 4, 2014
Military Suicides/ Help for Veterans
While there appears to be recent progress, a new report out from the National Institute of Mental Health examines the huge spike in suicides the military has seen in the last decade. Veterans and their families who need help can call 800-273-TALK or visit VeteransCrisisLine.net.
Idina Menzel, The Roots and Jimmy Fallon Sing “Let It Go”