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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Australia Day at National Aquarium

Wishing you could warm up this winter with a trip Down Under? Join National Aquarium on Sunday, January 26, for Australia Day! Get close to more than 1,800 native Australian animals including freshwater crocodiles, turtles, birds and lizards in the Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes exhibit. Experience hourly animal encounters throughout the event. Enjoy feedings of numerous animals, including the crocodiles! Learn all about the meaning behind Aboriginal paintings and create your own art by painting on the rocks in the exhibit. Other activities include interactive didgeridoo performances, recycled crafts and more. All activities are included with Aquarium admission.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Jewish Meditation Series

Experience Jewish Meditation, learn Hebrew chants and more Sundays starting Jan. 26 through Feb. 23 (no class Feb. 16). Based on wisdom of Jewish mystics. $50 for the series or $15/session.

Contact awayne@bhcong.org or 410-764-1587.  INFO: www.bhcong.org/meditation

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Interative Performance and Ragtime Dance Classes

Interactive Performance and Social Dance Classes

January 26th, 2014

Jewish Community Center

3506 Gwynbrook Avenue

Owings Mills, MD 21117


Deep Vision Dance Company takes movement, music and creativity into the community through the lens of Ragtime. Interactive performances bring the Ragtime era to life. Ragtime classes teach social dances such as the ‘castle walk’ and ‘animal dances’ to all ages and ability levels. Each event is FREE.

Dance classes: 1:00-2:30pm for Families & 2:30-400pm for Seniors

Interactive Performance 4:30-6:00

RSVP to akimbobaltimore@gmail.com

*no need to be a member of the JCC.

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Whose side are you on? Baltimore’s Immigrants and the Civil War

Maryland was deeply divided during the Civil War, and Baltimore was the scene of the conflict’s first casualties on April 19, 1861. Baltimore’s immigrants—Germans, Irishmen, and Jews, and their children—composed 35% of the city’s population. Nevertheless, histories of Maryland’s Civil War make scant mention of this important segment of the community. While there were divisions among the immigrants themselves, their majority support of the Union was a factor in keeping Maryland on the Union’s side during this critical period.

Nicholas Fessenden, a Philadelphia native, was educated at Yale and Columbia Universities in history. He taught History at Friends School of Baltimore from 1972 to 2010 and also on an adjunct basis at Towson University and Maryland Institute College of Art. Since retirement, he has focused on Baltimore’s immigration history and has been working with the group Baltimore Immigration Memorial to establish a small immigration museum in Locust Point.

Sunday, January 26, 2014
National Marionette Theatre in Pinocchio (all ages)

National Marionette Theatre in Pinocchio (all ages)

Sunday, January 26, 2014; 3:00 pm

Monday, January 27, 2014; 10:00am

$10/person in advance

$12/person at the door



Watch one of the longest running, touring marionette theaters in the United States perform Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio. Follow the most well-known wooden boy as he struggles with becoming human. Founded in 1967, this award-winning company specializes in adaptations of popular stories using marionettes as the performance medium. As the sons of artistic director David Syrotiak, puppeteers David and Peter Syrotiak have been building and performing with the company since they were teenagers. Dedicated to keeping the tradition of professional puppetry alive, the two brothers are sure to enthrall an audience of all ages.

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