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Friday, April 25, 2014
Alzheimer’s Association Annual Dementia Conference: Making Connections

As the Baltimore area’s premier dementia conference for healthcare professionals, caregivers and those living with early-stage dementia, this comprehensive event will feature expert speakers on research and practical information on Alzheimer’s care.

Keynote speaker will be Gerry Sandusky – long-time play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Ravens, sports director at WBAL-TV and noted authority on communication, motivation, perception and change — whose compelling book, Forgotten Sundays, will be released Apr. 22.

“My father, John Sandusky, a long-time NFL coach, suffered from Alzheimer’s at the end of his life. The book, published by Running Press, deals with the value of a name, the personal side of life in sports, and the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on millions of people and their families,” Sandusky said. “There are universal themes that are woven throughout that everyone can relate to.”

After sharing lessons he learned from experiences with his father, Sandusky will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.

His presentation will be followed by a plenary session with Judah Ronch, PH. D. – dean of the Erickson School at University of Maryland Baltimore County and a nationally renowned expert on improving the treatment and mental well-being of elders.

Admission to Making Connections is $35 for caregivers and $95 for professionals. For more information about the event or to register, visit alz.org/maryland, call 1.800.272.3900 or email jsample@alz.org.

The conference’s afternoon sessions will include a caregiver panel, as well as presentations on family conflict, advocating for your loved one, research and public policy, among other topics related to Alzheimer’s disease, which now affects 5.4 million people. 

Friday, April 25, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium

Show Hours:
-          Friday, April 25: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-          Saturday,April 26: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-          Sunday, April 27: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission (valid all three days):
-          Adults                                      $8 online; $10 at the door
-          Children under 12                free
-          Parking                                    free

More than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work at the 36th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Crafts people at the Festival are jury-selected and are the finest artisans from around the country. They will showcase their latest works in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, leather, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art.

In addition to browsing and buying one-of-a-kind items, craft lovers will experience the fun, family-oriented tradition of the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival including small-batch foods to try and buy from specialty purveyors, demonstrations from master craftspeople, interactive children’s activities and live music.

For more information, including admission discounts, exhibitor lists and directions visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call (800) 210-9900. Free parking is available on site.

High-resolution images of artist work are available at http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/pr/spring_timonium_photo.html.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Bike Party Finish Line Festival Comes to Mount Royal!

Please join the St. Francis Neighborhood Center along with Whitelock Community Farm and the newly formed Mount Royal CDC for the Bike Party Finish Line Festival and watch as hundreds of cyclists take over the Mount Royal District on Friday, April 25 from 7 to 11 pm!

The festival will feature food trucks, DJs, Heavy Seas beer, carnival-style games including a pepper eating contest, a butternut squash ring toss, a dunking booth and don’t miss the arrival of the Bike Party at 9 pm! Attendees are encouraged to dress the part in their best “farm chic” attire – overalls, top hats and feather boas!  This event is located at Whitelock St. between Linden Ave. and Brookfield Ave. and is free, open to the public and fun for families. For more information about the event, please email info@stfranciscenter.org or visit the event webpage and our Facebook invite.

Volunteers are needed for this event. Email volunteer@stfranciscenter.org to sign up.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
World Tai Chi Day

Celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day along with 52 other countries around the world, by gathering at The Hannah More Park, 12039 Reisterstown Road, 21136, at 9:00AM on Saturday, April 26 for an hour of free Tai Chi and Quigong. No prior experience necessary. For more information, call U.S.Kuosho Academy 443-394-9222

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Get to Know NOAA − A Saturday Series at the Maryland Science Center

A four part series designed to help explore our world and learn how NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources.  Get to Know NOAA with a series of hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. Meet and talk with NOAA scientists who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources.

Session Topic:

Dive In: Become A Shipwreck Detective – Come explore the ocean floor and uncover the history of sunken ships. Be a maritime archaeologist for the day: try on dive gear, learn about using sound to locate shipwrecks, and solve maritime mysteries.

Free with paid admission.

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