Your weekend dining PLUS the sleeping pet of the week
It's that weekend. There's one in the May and one in the Mid-October, when there's so much to do it makes your mind boggle.
What's inked on on your Filofax?
Did you see the weather forecast? What is this, Santa Barbara.
Flower Mart is going on today and tomorrow in Mt. Vernon. Expect traffic snarls and lemon-peppermint sticks. I remember some old-timers who would have their first crab cake of the season at Flower Mart, back when it was held on Wednesday.
The Kinetic Sculpture Race is tomorrow. It kicks off at the American Visionary Art Museum, the home of Mr. Rain's Fun House, which is once again opening early for breakfast. Run, Fifi, run. Swim, Fifi, swim.
I always think of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival as the unofficial start to the fair and festival season. If you go to the Howard County Fairgrounds, plan your time around the working sheepdog demonstrations. There are six of them this weekend. Border collies are amazing, except maybe at a children's birthday party, when they insist on herding the guests. Check out the schedule for lamb cooking demonstrations, too. And consider the Saturday Shepherds Feast and the Sunday Morning Buffet.
Oh, and Mother's Day.
Here's the Find Local weekend roundup page.
And here's Sam Sessa's video presentation of all things weekendery.
The pet of the week is Eartha Kitten, submitted by Molly of the delectable Three Points Kitchen blog. Here, Eartha Kitten dreams of flight.