Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, delivering the annual “spring forward” routine an extra hour of daylight in Maryland and most places in America — most, because two U.S. states, Arizona and Hawaii, and a handful of territories don’t observe the twice-annual ritual of the changing of the clocks.
While spring doesn’t pop up on the calendar until March 20, the first hint of it comes when Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. That means you’ll want to turn your old-school clocks forward an hour when you go to bed Saturday night, March 9. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.
What to do, what to do? Here are five things to do around Maryland:
- Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Grab a spot along the parade route for an earful of some of the best pipe bands around. Organizers of the family friendly event are expecting record crowds this year. The parade will start at 1 p.m. on West Street Downtown.
- Kids Fest 2019. A free event for families in Bel Air lets kids have fun in the bounce village, a basketball shoot off, slap on glitter tattoos, enjoy a cupcake tasting, and get a free slice of pizza. Door prizes include a free flight from iFLY and a free week of summer camp from Active Minds Learning Camp. Held at St. Matthew’s Church in the Gymnasium. Come rain or shine.
- Perry Hall Athletic Boosters Bull Roost: The Perry Hall High School Athletic Boosters will hold a bull roast fundraiser on Sunday, March 10th from 1 to 5 pm at Martin’s East, 9000 Pulaski Highway. Tickets are $45 per person in advance or $50 at the door and cover the cost of an open premium bar, pit beef, pit ham, pit turkey, salads, and more.
- Naval Academy Band Chamber Winds Concert: The Naval Academy Band Chamber Winds will present an evening of chamber music for winds and brass. The program will feature Mladi by Leos Janacek, Essay for Brass and Winds by William Mayer, Serenade No. 1 by Vincent Persichetti, and Divertimento, Op. 22 by Hans Gal. Naval Academy Band performances are free and open to the public with no tickets required.
- Gunpowder Wine Trail Ultimate Tasting Experience: The events run throughout March and include tastings at all four wineries for $25 for two people or a VIP tasting for $35 for two people. This 21 and older event will feature wines from each of the four Gunpowder Wine Trail wineries: Fiore Winery & Distillery, Harford Vineyard & Winery, Mount Felic Vineyard & Winery, and Royal Rabbit Vineyards.
Information courtesy of the Perry Hall Patch