Outreach

Auction

If you have ever participated in MPT online auctions, you know the majority of items are generously donated by local businesses. Due to the hardships COVID-19 is placing on those businesses, MPT has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Auction. If you are able to, we ask that you help us in supporting those community companies during this difficult time! Please reference the list below for more information.

Baltimore Choral Arts Society

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The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, now entering its 55th season, is one of Maryland's premier cultural institutions. The Symphonic Chorus, Chorus, and Chamber Singers perform throughout our region, as well as New York and Europe. Music Director Anthony Blake Clark led the Chorus on its first England tour this past January with a prestigious invitation to perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Choral Arts provides thoughtful and impactful music education programs serving youth in and around Baltimore including include CoroLAB, Vocal Fellows, Student Composer Project, and our annual Christmas for Kids concert.

Specials: Every Thursday night at 5:45 pm EST, Baltimore Choral Arts hosts Music with the Maestro, a new Facebook live stream series in which Blake Clark discusses great choral masterworks with special guests and show exclusive Choral Arts virtual performances and recordings.

Baltimore Museum of Industry

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The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates Maryland’s industrial legacy and shows how innovation fuels ongoing progress. Exhibitions, educational programs, and collections engage visitors in the stories of the people who built Baltimore and those who shape the region’s future. The months of April, May, and June represent 65% of their annual operating income. Without school field trips and fundraisers, spring weddings and proms, the BMI needs YOUR support.

BikramYogaWorks & Cryotherapy

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BikramYogaWorks studios are independently owned and operated with each location conceived with YOU in mind. They are not your traditional yoga studio. BikramYogaWorks is a lifestyle and wellness company that caters to the whole person. They offer a range of classes to meet your needs including Hot Pilates, Hot Barre, Hot Vinyasa, and YinYoga. In addition to high quality yoga instruction from experienced instructors, BikramYogaWorks aims to provide the resources needed to lead a happy and healthy life including Fascial Stretch Therapy and Cryotherapy. You’ll find you have more energy, react to stress differently, have better connections with loved ones, and overall have better health.

Open: 6am-8pm (Virtual)

Specials: $99 Month Unlimited Virtual Classes

Black Walnut Point Inn

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Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Black Walnut Point Inn is on a gated bird sanctuary at the tip of Tilghman Island. With unobstructed sunrise and sunsets, private porches and pool, the three Cabins and four rooms in the 1840's House are surrounded by miles of water to unwind and unplug.

Open: Once travel restrictions are lifted, open year-round, office hours: 9am - 5pm

Specials: 10% Off Gift Certificates for MPT Members. Free Podcast: dualcitizen.podbean.com

Boordy Vineyards

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Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Boordy is Maryland’s oldest winery. Nestled among the rolling hills of Baltimore County, the winery is just 35 minutes from downtown Baltimore and 15 minutes from Towson. The R.B. Deford family, owners of Boordy since 1980, farms 48 acres of vineyards in two locations – Long Green Vineyard in Baltimore County and South Mountain Vineyard in Frederick County – and their wines have received numerous top awards at local, regional and international wine competitions.

Open: Open for curbside pickup Monday – Saturday, 12-4

Specials: Free shipping for online purchases of 3 or more bottles.

The Carroll County Arts Council

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The Carroll County Arts Council is located in the magnificently renovated Carroll Arts Center, formerly the Carroll Theatre in downtown Westminster. Their mission is to enrich the community, both culturally and economically, by presenting, promoting and supporting a wide variety of arts opportunities for residents, visitors, and artists.

Specials: Free art exhibits available on the website, May Art Challenge in the new Carroll County Creates Facebook group

Charm City Ballet

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Charm City Ballet (CCB) is a Baltimore County-based performance company and academy. Their focus is on original full-length ballet productions, as well as giving dancers a well-rounded and thorough ballet education. CCB brings together a wide range of age and experience to expand the perspective and reach of the performing arts, particularly ballet, in the greater Baltimore area. Their academy offers a full schedule of classes for dancers ages 3 through adult.

Open: Offering online learning options (including virtual classes) for currently enrolled students as well as new students. More info on all options can be found here.

Christopher Schafer Clothier

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Christopher Schafer Clothier works to show off your personal style while creating custom clothing that fits exactly how you want it to. Their team will go over every detail, from fabric to thread color because everything is up to you! Set aside a little time to come in and chat about how they can work with you on growing your custom wardrobe. Christopher Schafer Clothier was designed to give clients the best and most unique experience when designing custom clothing. Founded in 2010 by Christopher Schafer, they provide clients with both the best customer experience and the finest fabric in the world.

Coal Fire Pizza

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Family owned restaurant specializing in 900-degree coal oven pizza. Three distinct sauce choices & homemade mozzarella. Along with pizza, their salads, sandwiches, sauces and dressings are all homemade with the freshest ingredients.

Open: 11:30 AM to 9 PM. Available for curbside pickup as well as third party delivery.

Specials: Now offering cannolis as well as take home DIY pizza kits!

Comfort Suites in Chincoteague Island, VA

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The Comfort Suites in Chincoteague Island, VA is an award-winning resort offering all the comforts of home and more! An all-Suite property with breathtaking views, exceptional customer service and miles of open space and nature at the backdoor. Guests also enjoy two waterfront heated pools, a hot breakfast to start their day and a completely renovated property, inside and out for 2020!

Open: Open 24 hours but are currently not able to accept leisure reservations until May 15th, 2020.

Specials: 20% off all reservations made through the end of the year. They are backing this with their Comfort Cares Worry Free Guarantee. While times are hard right now, when this all settles there will be extreme cabin fever so Chincoteague Comfort Suites is offering all guests a flexible cancellation policy and full support on all reservations. Reservations can be made on their website or by calling 757-336-3700 and using promo code LSWIM.

Ford’s Theatre Society

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Operated through a partnership between Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in the nation’s capital to explore and celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy. Though Ford’s Theatre is closed until further notice, the Society offers regular Guided Virtual Tours of the historic site, Facebook Live events, structured webinars, and interactive events on Zoom that explore Abraham Lincoln in Civil War Washington, Lincoln’s assassination, and the investigation into the assassination conspiracy. New web resources delve into the impact of the Lincoln assassination on the nation; the vigil on Tenth Street on the night of the assassination; and the journey of Lincoln’s funeral train – all through primary sources and first-hand account.

Open: Ford’s Theatre online resources are available at any time for history fans and learners of all ages. A full list continues to be updated at https://www.fords.org/for-teachers/digital-programs

Specials: Support the mission and vision of Ford’s Theatre

Purchase Gift Certificates for future events

Hammond-Harwood House

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The Hammond-Harwood House is a stellar example of classical 18th century architecture, a five part Anglo-Palladian mansion that features some of the best woodcarving and plasterwork in America. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, the Hammond-Harwood House (1774) is said to have the most beautiful doorway in Colonial America. The last project of the renowned architect William Buckland this National Historic Landmark contains an outstanding collection of John Shaw furniture and Charles Willson Peale paintings. Check the website for special tours and programs.

Open: The museum, exhibitions, garden, and gift shop will open to the public when restrictions lift.

Specials: Educational and fun content can be found through social media and Blog. eGift Cards for the museum gift store can be purchased online. Spotlight and regular tour tickets for a future date are also available on the website.

Havre de Grace Arts Collective

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective (Arts Collective) is a 501(c)(3) organization created to address the cultural and economic needs of Harford County, Havre de Grace and the surrounding region through programming of the Cultural Center at the Opera House, Havre de Grace Arts and Entertainment District, the Arts by the Bay Gallery, and the Havre de Grace Public Art Committee.

Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard

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Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard’s mission is to produce notable wines of distinction. The varietals planted have been carefully selected, staying true to the micro-climate as well as the region. The wines are crafted in small blocks, showcasing their best characteristics with a refined complexity. Each bottle conveys the care and precision of their winemaker who understands the nuances and strengths presented by each varietal.

Open: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 4pm. Pick-up and Delivery (within 20 miles) available.

Home Run Donuts

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Home Run Donuts is a family owned & operated, fully-equipped mobile donut trailer in Hagerstown, MD. Happy to serve you big, delicious, hand-crafted donuts! Offering an exciting rotation of gourmet specials, as well as regular flavors. Made fresh onsite, at Huyetts Crossroads: 16512 National Pike.

Open: 2 - 3 Days a Week, Friday: 6:00am - 2:00pm, Like and follow on Facebook for weekly schedule.

Specials: Offer various specials throughout the year.

J.O. Spice Company, Inc.

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J.O. Spice is proudly celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year and is currently being run by the third and fourth generation. J.O. is the seasoning used in most crab houses in Maryland since 1945. J.O. Spice specializes in custom blends, co-packing, specialty seasonings, custom gifts and more.

Larriland Farm

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Larriland Farm is a beautiful 425-acre family owned farm, bursting with pride in its mission of providing Pick Your Own fruits, berries and vegetables at their peak of ripeness! The farm opens in late May with the ripening of juicy strawberries and ends its season with the harvesting of crisp apples. Just a hint of its other offerings include blueberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, pears, kale, broccoli, beets, spinach and pumpkins, not to mention fall hayride offerings and a children's maze. Larriland farm offers a farm market in its Big Red Barn with already picked produce as well as locally oriented items such as breads, jams and dressings, peanuts, honey, and fudge.

Open: Will open for pick your own in late May when the strawberries are ripe. To ensure the health and safety of customers and staff, they are implementing guidelines set forth by Governor Hogan and the CDC such as hand washing stations, face masks, protective shields at registers, credit cards rather than cash, and social distancing in the pick your own fields, in the Red Barn, and at checkout stands.

Linden Row Inn

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Linden Row Inn is a 70-room boutique historic hotel located in the heart of downtown Richmond. Conveniently located at First & Franklin Streets, the hotel is just minutes away from all major attractions in the capital area. In a city where history abounds, Linden Row Inn stands alone in offering its guests the "True Richmond" experience.

Open: Doors are currently closed so gift certificates are the best way to support for now and may be purchased in the following value denominations: $50, $100, $150, $200, $300, $500.

M•Power Yoga Studio

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M•Power offers yoga, barre, and fitness classes to all levels. Voted best in Baltimore by Baltimore Magazine 5 times, M•Power focuses on offering safe, accessible classes that are designed to help you live a happier, healthier, and stronger life.

Open: Currently hosting virtual classes that you can sign up for through the class schedule online. Any unused classes from virtual 10 class packs purchased will be usable in studio when able to reopen.

Specials: $10 virtual drop ins. $99 virtual 10 class packs. $20 first month for new members (terms apply)

Main Street Oriental Rugs

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Main Street Oriental Rugs offers 100% wool, hand-knotted area rugs from all around the world in various styles, color palettes, and sizes. We also offer award-winning area rug cleaning and repair services, specializing in pet stain and odor removal.

Open: Online orders only

Specials: All online orders receive 10% off with the code SHOPFROMHOME (this code even works with already reduced sale prices), 20% off any Heriz area rug with the code HERIZ20, or 20% off any Shira area rug with code SHIRAZ20. All orders ship for free.

MA PETITE SHOE; shoes & chocolate

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Ma Petite Shoe is an award-winning purveyor of artistic and comfortable shoes as well as artisanal chocolate from local and global makers and outrageous socks! Special Mother's Day gift basket packaging and gift certificates available in any amount.

Open: 24hrs a day via www.mapetiteshoe.com

Specials: Mother's Day, Graduation, and Teacher Appreciation chocolate, Mouth Party caramels, and crazy socks with FREE shipping on orders over $35. Gift certificates available.

Mill Stream Farm Bakeshop

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Mill Stream Farm Bakeshop specializes in custom wedding cakes and dessert bars, birthdays, special occasion celebrations, and everyday baked good treats! Every batch made from scratch, always handmade using quality all-natural ingredients. Don’t forget Mother’s Day coming up. Easy online ordering to send a thank-you, just because, a comforting treat for your kids, or treat yourself! Let them help brighten your day with local delivery or shipping service. They’re here to make your day SWEET!

Open: Online ordering with local delivery or shipping service.

Mouth Party Caramel

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They are all about caramel! Mouth Party Caramel’s fearless leader, BG, has been making the 4 generation old family recipe with her stepmom since about the age of 12. When Jane, her stepmom, became ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma for the second time, BG used her recipe to start Mouth Party. Their mission is to help fight cancer one sweet bite at a time. A portion of profits are donated to cancer research and support services each year. Now go ahead - take a bite out of one and feel GREAT about it!

Current Operations: Website remains open for customers to place orders to be shipped to their house or to others.

Olney Theatre Center

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Olney Theatre Center is an award-winning theatre based in Montgomery County. Each season, they inspire 100,000+ theatregoers by producing beloved musicals, ambitious new works, and reimagined classics. Their signature outreach program, National Players, engages youth and adults through performances of classics and literary adaptations. Recognized as a State Theatres since 1978, Olney Theatre is a vibrant hub for the performing arts in Maryland. By making a donation to Olney Onward, you can help rise to the challenge of this extraordinary moment and continue to foster a creative local, regional, and national community. A gift of any amount will underwrite online arts and education programs and support local independent theatre artists now and ensure extraordinary experiences when we can return to the stage.

Specials: Unleash your creativity by participating in free online classes or by sharing your story on the meaning of ‘home’ during this time of crisis here.

Popsations Popcorn Company

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Popsations Popcorn Company handcrafts gourmet popcorn in small batches with the finest ingredients. Their distinctively delicious popcorn flavors are packaged in decorative popcorn tins, ribbon bags and gift boxes perfect for snacking or gift giving. Popsations gourmet popcorn can help you deliver smiles to anyone on your gift list or is simply a fun treat for yourself.

Open: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 3:00 for curbside pickup.

Specials: 15% off online purchases for MPT members with the use of code: MPT15 at checkout

Rachael’s Dowry Bed and Breakfast

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Close to the action but far from the crowds, Rachael’s Dowry Bed and Breakfast is a quiet oasis in one of Baltimore's safest neighborhoods. They’re just steps from the Convention Center, Univ of Maryland Medical Campus, Camden Yards, and M&T stadium. This B&B is perfect for the business professional, traveler and sports fan who prefers a comfortable, relaxing home after a long day. Book direct with code MPT2020 for best rates, or give a gift certificate for someone special to stay.

Open: Call 410-752-0805 anytime between 9am and 6pm.

Specials: Book direct at www.rachaelsdowry.com. Enter code MPT2020 and receive $15/night off standard rates plus free parking.

The James and Anne Robinson Nature Center

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The Robinson Nature Center is a unique nature education facility situated on 18 acres adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. Geothermal heating/AC, porous paving, solar panels, innovative water conservation methods and more make it environmentally-friendly and have earned the LEED Certified Platinum designation. Each year, the Center runs over 420 programs including field trips, public programs, birthday parties, home school and scout programs. This Center was made a reality through the foresight and generosity of James and Anne Robinson. The Center continues to be partially supported by the James & Anne Robinson Foundation and is owned and operated by the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks.

Specials: Take a virtual tour of the Nature Center here.

ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company

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ROCKLANDS has been serving real barbeque in the DC area for 30 years! They are open in Washington, DC, Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, and cater throughout the DMV.

Open: Stores are all currently open 11 am – 8pm seven days a week. Download the ROCKLANDS app, order online at rocklands.com or order delivery via Door Dash or GrubHub. Beer and wine available for online ordering as well as delivery in some areas.

Route One Apparel

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Route One Apparel is an e-commerce platform that specializes in making trendy, affordable state pride apparel and accessories for those who want to make wearing clothing "fun", while making a statement. It all started 10 years ago in a University of Maryland dorm room and has now grown to feature over 3,000 products, including officially licensed gear with Old Bay, Natty Boh, Utz, and University of Maryland. Join the movement and show your state pride!

Open: Their warehouse is essential, open, and is ready to fulfill customers' orders. Best sellers can be found here.

Specials: Currently selling Maryland pride face masks and are donating one to a frontline worker for each one sold, up to 10,000 masks! In addition, they have created several unique t-shirt designs that promote community health and donate proceeds to local charities.

Sandy Spring Museum

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Sandy Spring Museum supports community-driven cultural arts and educational programs. They gather community to build a sense of place and belonging.

Open: Currently closed to the public and offering an array of ways to stay connected and entertained online. This includes virtual exhibits, craft tutorials, interactive historic maps, History Happy Hour recordings, and more.

Smyth Jewelers

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With more than 100 years of experience, Smyth is the largest jewelry store on the East Coast. They’re your go-to source for an incredible selection of beautiful diamond rings, engagement rings, wedding bands and fine jewelry. Smyth also offers elegant watches and a wide range of gifts for all seasons and occasions.

Open: Offering virtual consultations for engagement rings as well as gifts, so that you can access the showroom from the comfort of your home. They are also offering safe no-contact gold and silver buying appointments out of the Timonium location. To set up an appointment or if you have further questions, email info@smythjewelers.com or send a text to (410)431-3743.

Specials: Free shipping options on all orders within the U.S. Free gift wrap with your purchase. Check out top Mother's Day gift ideas here.

SNF Parkway Theatre

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The Parkway is a non-profit movie theatre and film organization dedicated to bringing the best of current cinema – independent, international, and cutting-edge – to the Baltimore region and building a uniquely Baltimore film culture. The Parkway is home to the annual Maryland Film Festival, a five-day internationally recognized festival centering filmmakers, film-lovers, and Film for Everyone.

Open: The Parkway Virtual Theatre, your favorite indie movies now streaming on their website!

Soul-utions Hypnosis

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Connecting Body, Mind and Spirit through Hypnosis, Reiki and Aromatherapy. Minding Your Health Matters.

Open: At this time, they are offering hypnosis sessions via Zoom with a focus on hypnosis for child birth as well as stress management. Distance Reiki sessions are also available.

Studio 1 Pilates n Movement, LLC

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Therapeutic preventive progressive functional pilates sessions about the whole person, amethyst crystal biomat sales and services. Some specialties include injury recovery and prevention, scoliosis, sciatica, dancers. All experiences are individually tailored in the moment to the needs of the person present.

Open: Hours are by appointment.

Specials: Recently added virtual pilates group and private sessions using Zoom or FaceTime. The group sessions offer 15 minutes community time and 45 minutes exercise time and are Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 PM.

Three Stone Steps

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Three Stone Steps partners with artisans in Haiti and elsewhere for a thoughtfully curated collection of ethically-sourced decorative goods.

Trohv

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\’trōv\ n [alter. of trove (discovery, find)] (2010) : a collection of artful objects discovered or found. Trohv is an inventive, independently-owned shop featuring home goods and gifts. They aim to inspire your shopping experience with varied collections of new and vintage goods. Trohv’s mix of urban grit and southern sensibility playfully blends multiple aesthetics to create an artful sense of home and personal style.

Specials: For hours and promotions, check their social media!

Wertman Photography

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Award winning photography studio in the heart of Hagerstown, MD offering family and senior portraits, branding photography, and wedding coverage. They have launched several new programs which are listed in on the website blog.

Open: Currently only able to offer online orders and consultations to book sessions for late summer and early fall after the current restrictions are lifted.

Questions? Please contact:
Stephanie Ryan
Special Events Coordinator
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
sryan@mpt.org