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April 24, 2014

Pope John Paul II Exhibit

Get more information on the canonization of John Paul II this Sunday and the special exhibit at the Basilica Museum commemorating the former Pope’s visit to Baltimore.

Take Your Child To Work Day

Learn more about Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day.

April 23, 2014

Best Cities for New College Grads

This list of the Top 10 Best Cities for New College Grads ranks cities where jobs are available and where you’d want to live during all those non-working hours.

April 22, 2014

Most Famous Brand From Each State

Curious to see what each state’s most famous brand is? See where household names like Hooters and not-so-household names like “Taco John’s” call home by clicking here.

Chesapeake Bay License Plate Perks

Click here if you own a Maryland Bay license plate and want to sign up for Plate Perks or if you’re a business that would like to be featured on Plate Perks.

Earth Day Events

Find out how you can get involved in Earth Day events near you.

“Happy” Vine Montage

After realizing that one measure of Pharrell’s hit song “Happy” was six seconds, this guy became a creative genius on Vine.

April 19, 2014

National Record Store Day

Enjoy the sound of music on vinyl? Others do too. Find out how you can participate in National Record Store Day in your area.

April 18, 2014

Pizza Cake

Ever want to have both pizza AND cake at your party? Now you can, with this pizza cake.

M.A.D.D. Seminars

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.

Star-Spangled Sing-Off

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

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

The D.C. Fire Department will host charity hockey tournament at Laurel Gardens Ice House April 4-6.

Hologram Duets

Janelle Monae and M.I.A. do duets together simultaneously via hologram.

April 3, 2014

MammoJam

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

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

Team Curl

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

Appliance Recycling

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.

GOP Ads

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

NCAA Bracket

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

Responsible Gambling

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

Artscape

Baltimore’s 33rd annual Artscape, the country’s largest free arts festival, will be held July 18-20 this year.

March 9, 2014

Chemical Suicides

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.

Ashes-to-Go

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”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17QQcK4l6Yw

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