“Red Hatters Under The Big Top”
Join us Feb. 23-Feb. 25, 2018!!
Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center
5625 O’Donnell St. * Baltimore, MD 21224
FRIDAY, FEB. 23
12:00 – 1:45 PM REGISTRATION OPEN IN LOBBY FOR EARLY ARRIVALS.
Note: Rooms may not be ready this early. Please leave your luggage in your car until you have your room. Carts are limited and cannot be used to store luggage. You will need to sign-up for a cart.
DOOR PRIZE AND BINGO CONTRIBUTIONS should be left at the registration desk. Please mark your gift with your
chapter name and your queen’s name so your chapter can be recognized at the drawings. We are asking each attending chapter to bring a gift card, gift basket, or gift item valued at $25.00 or more that can be used as either a door prize or a bingo-for-charity prize during the WEEKEND.
“Red Hatters ”Under The Big Top” souvenir T-shirts will be available again this year. You will be able to place your order on your registration form. The shirts are purple, ¾ length sleeves, 100% combed cotton and a scoop neckline.
Small, Medium, Large, XL, 1X, 2Xand 3X……………………$ 25.00
Note: These sizes will also be available with short sleeves
4X and 5X with short sleeves only……………………….….…$ 28.00
Shirts will be available for pickup on Friday, February 23th up on the 5th floor.
“Red Hatters Under The Big Top” souvenir T-Shirts can be ordered on the second page of your registration form.
12:00 – 6:00 PM - Vendors open on 5TH floor. Look for sign reading “RED HAT LANE”. Vendors will be giving out door prize tickets for every $10 you spend. There will be a special drawing on Sunday morning for all of the prizes donated by the vendors and only these tickets will be used.
12:00PM - Hospitality room open -Canton Room - Mezzanine level
2:00 – 5:00PM - Registration open on 5TH floor
2:00 - 5:00PM - Welcome Reception with chocolate/dippers along “Red Hat Lane”
Note: You will find 2 drink coupons in your NAME BADGE HOLDER for either wine or sodas. These coupons will only be valid during the Reception.
Volunteers will be selling cash raffle tickets 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held Saturday night and the winner will get 50% of the pot. A second place winner will get 25% of the pot.
6:00PM–10:00 “HATTERS EAT AND PLAY ON THE MIDWAY” Chesapeake Ballroom – Mezzanine level. Enjoy a
buffet of typical “midway” food like hot dogs, burgers, and more (Fish fillets for those celebrating Lent). Then, head out to the “Midway” for a variety of games, cotton candy and popcorn. Dress: Casual red and purple SATURDAY, FEB. 24
7:30 - 9:00AM - Hot Buffet Breakfast is served in the Chesapeake Ballroom.
9:00AM - Vendors Open On 5th Floor (Will Close During Lunch……….(AND VENDOR AREA WILL BE LOCKED).
9:00 AM - HOSPITALITY ROOM (CANTON ROOM) WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL DAY.
9:30 - 11:00AM - Choice of:
1. A TASTE OF MARYLAND: Learn about the history of Maryland’s most iconic food traditions and food businesses such as Maryland beaten biscuits, crab cakes, coddies, Old Bay and more. The presentation by Joyce White will be followed by the opportunity to taste an assortment of sweet and savory MD fare. LIMITED TO 25 LADIES COST: $10.00
2. TAI CHI CLASS: Relax and learn slow controlled movements designed to improve physical and mental well-being. LIMITED TO 30 LADIES COST: $10.00
3. CUP CAKE DECORATING CLASS: Learn techniques that can be used on cupcakes or cakes. Boxes will be provided for you to take 4 cupcakes that you decorate in the class. COST: $15.00
11:45-1:15 PM - “Animals Under The Big Top” LUNCHEON – Help yourself to the buffet lunch of turkey roulade and beef tips as you enjoy our SURPRISE ENTERTAINMENT. Come dressed in a circus animal print or a circus animal costume staying with our red and purple colors…if possible.
1:30 – 3:00 PM – BINGO FOR CHARITY – We thought we would move the schedule around a bit and have the Bingo immediately after lunch to allow more time for SHOPPING. The Bingo will be run by the Sassy Classy Divas again this year, but a charity has not yet been determined. The prizes are items donated by our very generous Red Hat chapters, so join us for an afternoon of Red Hat sisterhood. Good luck!! COST $10.00 PER PERSON
3:00 – 5:00 PM – SHOP TIL’ YOU DROP – We received a lot of comments from our Red Hat sisters and the vendors who said there wasn’t enough time for shopping. So…we eliminated the late Friday night shopping and moved the
schedule to allow for this two hour window to shop, shop, shop. Visit the vendors and see what kind of deals they have waiting for you.
3:00 - 8:00PM - PHOTOGRAPHER will be set up in the Bayview room (Mezzanine level) – A coupon good for one photo will be in your NAME BADGE. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional copies of your photos at
Volunteers will be selling cash raffle tickets 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held tonight and the winner will get 50% of the pot. A second place winner will get 25% of the pot.
6:00 PM - 10:00 - RED HAT “BIG TOP” DINNER – Relax and enjoy your served dinner selection as you are being entertained by the music of our DJ Ring Master, Steve Moody. Dress as your favorite circus performer or dress up in your favorite red and purple outfit.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25
7:30 – 9:00 - Full American buffet breakfast. Eat at your leisure anytime within these 90 minutes.
P.J.’S or street clothes – your choice
9:30 -11:00AM – Activity TBA. Entertainment and Door Prize drawings.
Announcement of next year’s event!!!