10 for the Road

Posted: March 18, 2012

10 for the Road

Connecticut. Brookfield Film Festival 2012 - "Shorts and to the Point" runs March 30-31 at Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, 182 Whisconier Rd. $10. 8 p.m. March 30; 4 and 8 p.m. March 31. Reservations suggested. 203-775-2895; www.brookfieldartscommission.org.

Delaware. "Spring Concert" by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Julien Benichou, will be 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Mariner's Bethel Church, Ocean View. $35; students $15; children $5. 888-846-8600; www.midatlanticsympony.org.

Maryland. "Reflections of Nature Captured in Stitches" is a show and sale by the Baltimore Heritage Quilters' Guild at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. Tuesdays- Sundays through March 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 410-367-2217; cylburnassociation.org.

Massachusetts. Old Deerfield Spring Sampler Craft Fair is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 31-April 1 at the Eastern States Exposition's Young Building, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Adults $6; children 6-12 $1. www.deerfield-craft.org.

New Hampshire. The Maple Experience, March 31-April 1, includes a lesson in making maple syrup, a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Rocks Estate, cooking demonstrations, and more. Lodging packages available. Reservations recommended. $15 adults; $12 children and seniors. 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem. 603-444-6228; nhmapleexperience.com.

New Jersey. The historic Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, presents "Melba Moore - Still Standing," a tribute to Women's History Month that also includes singing by the NAACP-Omega 13 mass choir and all women's band. 7 p.m., March 31. $30 and $50; VIP tickets, $125, benefit the NAACP Scholarship Fund and Omega 13 and include 6 p.m. cocktail hour and a post-show reception. 732-730-5925; www.strand.org.

New York. The Great Upstate Boat Show, with 200 boats on display, is March 30-April 1 at Adirondack Sports Complex, 326 Sherman Ave., Queensbury. March 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; March 31, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $8; March 31 is two-for-one admission. 518-791-0070; www.greatupstateboatshow.com.

Pennsylvania. 2012 Three Rivers Quilt Show runs March 29-31 at IBEW Circuit Center, 5 Hot Metal St., South Side, Pittsburgh. The theme is the Irish Chain and the show features more than 120 quilts, quilting demos, vendors, and a quilt-related "Granny's Attic." March 29 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; March 30 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; March 31 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 412-605-8122; threeriversquilters.org.

Virginia. The first night race of the 2012 season at South Boston Speedway is April 7 at 7 p.m. and will include late model, limited, and T-Pure stock. 1188 James D. Hagood Hwy., South Boston. Adults $10; children 7-12 $5. 877-440-1540; www.southbostonspeedway.com.

Washington, D.C. This is the centennial of the cherry blossoms and the National Park Service says they will hit peak bloom between March 24 and 31. The event-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 20 to April 27, National Arbor Day. Opening ceremonies are March 25. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

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