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Friday, May 23, 2014 - Monday, May 26, 2014
Balticon 48

Balticon 48, Maryland’s oldest regional science fiction convention, will take place at the Hunt Valley Inn 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley MD.

Brandon Sanderson: Author GOH

Kenneth Anders: Music GOH

Halo Jankowki: Artist GOH

Full 24 hour multi-track program of authors, publishers, artists, scientists, musicians, masquerade, original movies, live theater, chicledren’s programming, steampunk dance, concerts, writers’ workshop, poetry and short story contest, ETC.

Rabbi Larry Pinsker will present on Monday

10 AM “A Time Traveler’s Guide to Talmud The 63 volume Babylonian Talmud discourses compiled a millennium & a half ago are records of a people exiled from their devastated homeland. Their leaders attempted to preserve their ancient way of life using techniques that  reflect how the World Wide Web works. Rabbinic conversations use classical Greek rhetoric, language games (incl. outrageous puns), & self-aware fantasy to extract  wisdom & spiritual strength from encounters with an invisible God. Let’s explore  Talmudic time-travel narratives + major fantasy quests of  “spiritual” reality & social construction. All welcome incl. Atheists & Aliens .

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Gerry Sandusky Book Signing Event Benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association

Gerry Sandusky, sports director at WBAL in Baltimore and the radio play-by-play voice of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, will participate in a special book signing event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter.

Knowing the value of a good name, Gerry has had to endure having one of the most unfortunate names in sports today, but to him the Sandusky name means honor, integrity, endurance . . . as well as suffering and sadness. FORGOTTEN SUNDAYS is Gerry’s coming of age story about a son’s relationship with his father; as well as a story of love, loss, acceptance, and living in the shadow of the NFL.

His father, Jon Sandusky, who played with the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers, became head coach of the Baltimore Colts, as well as assistant coach under legendary coach Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins. His life revolved around football and family.

Gerry spent his summers observing his father in NFL training camps and his Sundays with superstars, Hall of Fame players, and coaches from Johnny Unitas to Dan Marino, from Don McCafferty to Tom Landry. He would follow in his father’s footsteps and have a career in sports.

In FORGOTTEN SUNDAYS, Gerry shares the most poignant moments of his life, including:

  • The memory of sharing an elevator with Coach Shula, Johnny Unitas, and his father after the Colts’ devastating loss to the Jets in Super Bowl III
  • Learning about how his father sang to his dying wife in the hospital
  • His father’s remarriage so soon after his mother’s death
  • Watching his father face a losing battle with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Discovering the news of Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky’s arrest, while on his way to Pittsburgh with the Ravens

Due to his personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease, Gerry has teamed with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter to share what he has learned with others who have family members experiencing this devastating condition.

In recognition of this partnership, Greetings & Readings will donate a portion of sales of Gerry’s books sold that day to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter. (Receipts are required and coupon purchases don’t apply.)

For more information about the book signing, visit www.greetingsandreadings.com, call 410-771-3022 or email info@greetingsandreadings.com.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. For more information, visit www.alz.org/maryland or call 1.800.272.3900.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
25th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show

Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society

25th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show

Saturday, May 24th, 2014 – 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Ruhl Armory – Towson Maryland 

1035 York Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Free Admission & plenty of free parking

Top Mineral Dealers, Original Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Kids Area, with Kids give-aways.


Directions to Ruhl Armory

From Glen Burnie:
Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to exit 26B – York Road South
Turn left onto York Rd. The entrance to the Armory is on the right at the first traffic light (West Rd). There is a car dealer on the corner opposite the entrance.

From White Marsh:
Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to exit 26B – York Road South
At the end of the ramp, turn onto York Road South.
The entrance to the Armory is on the left hand side at the first traffic light (West Rd.) There is a car dealer on the corner opposite the entrance.


The Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society is a Baltimore, Maryland based non-profit organization whose members share an interest in gems, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary and jewelry making.

Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month except July and August at the Westchester Community Center, 2414 Westchester Ave; Oella, MD (if using GPS use Ellicott City).

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Book signing with the voice of the Baltimore Ravens, Gerry Sandusky

At this event, Gerry Sandusky will sign copies of his new book, Forgotten Sundays. Customers must purchase a copy of the book from Greetings & Readings. A receipt will be required. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Gerry Sandusky may elect to sign additional memorabilia, if time permits.

Forgotten Sundays is the coming-of-age story of a father-son relationship and the value of a good name, which Gerry Sandusky knows all too well. He has had to endure having an unfortunate name in sports, but to him the Sandusky name means something entirely different: honor, integrity, endurance, and suffering and sadness.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014
RA Sushi to Host 10th Annual Nicky’s Week

RA Sushi will host its largest annual fundraiser, “Nicky’s Week,” to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases. In its 10th year, the weeklong fundraiser benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

During Nicky’s Week, RA Sushi will donate 100 percent of sales from a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Since its inception, Nicky’s Week has raised more than $1.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori, Garlic Citrus Yellowtail, plus a variety of select beverages.

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