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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Bands on the Bay

Families, friends and groupies are invited to boogie for a good cause at the eighth annual Bands on the Bay event on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Herrington on the Bay. This fundraiser for the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute will feature acoustic rock by the Doug Segree Band and Caribbean steel drumming by Orlando Phillips, former lead vocalist of Caribbean music group Mama Jama. The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders will also make a special appearance.

The Chesapeake Bay will once again be brought to life with an afternoon of live music, dancing and delicious food and drinks. The event will also include a silent and live auction featuring a chance to win exclusive items such as sports and entertainment memorabilia, handcrafted items, sports tickets, and more. Don’t miss this chance to experience spring in full bloom on the Bay while supporting a great cause.

Bands on the Bay is a fundraiser organized by the DeCesaris family and the family of Jenna Heck, an Annapolis-area resident born with a rare disorder called Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS). SWS is most readily identifiable by a port wine birthmark on the face of those affected and also characterized by blood vessel abnormalities in the brain, skin and eyes, which can cause countless health complications including seizures and glaucoma.

All funds raised at Bands on the Bay directly benefit the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. In the past seven years, this event has raised more than $1 million to aid in moving forward critical research.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
BEYOND DREIDEL: THE GAMES WE’VE PLAYED

The die is cast.  In preparing to host Project Mah Jongg, museum director and board game enthusiast, Marvin Pinkert has been investigating the bigger picture of Jewish involvement with games across at least four millennia.  See some of the surprising facts he has discovered about the Jews who played chess, bridge, and other table games.  Learn how Jewish promoters, packagers and salesmen created some of the most popular game trends of the last century.  Marvin promises new insights for game mavens and novices alike.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Jewish Genealogy Society of MD

The next meeting of the JGSMD will be held on April 27, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center-Park Heights, Baltimore. Tammy Hepps will present “Trees and Stories on Treelines.com.”

You have intriguing stories about your favorite ancestors stored in your file drawers, on your computer, and inside your head. Now you want to share them with your family and friends, but their eyes glaze over when you start to talk. Tammy will show you how to fix that, both by introducing Treelines.com and its collaborative family storytelling platform, as well as presenting techniques even the tech-wary can use to make their stories more entertaining in any medium. Hear ideas for better engaging your family in your genealogical discoveries, and see how the various tools on Treelines.com can bring your whole family together around your shared history. Tammy Hepps will show you how to turn your family tree into stories your friends and relatives will actually want to read.

Tammy Hepps is a nationally recognized genealogy speaker, teacher, and writer.  As the creator of Treelines.com, she won the RootsTech Developer Challenge.  Her experience combines 14 years managing web technology for digital media companies in New York City with more than 2 decades researching her family tree.  She received her A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard and serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Jewish Archive Center and JewishGen.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jewishgen.org/JGS-Maryland for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Yom Hashoah Author Talk

Ellen Cassedy, author, will talk about her book, We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust.  Free admission.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
An Afternoon of Exquisite Chamber Music

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation presents “An Afternoon of Exquisite Chamber Music,” featuring internationally renowned chamber musicians Axel Strauss and Ara Gregorian, violin; Maria Lambros, viola; and Michael Kannen, cello performing glorious string quartets by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s Goodwin Center. Free Admission. The program is funded by the Peggy and Yale Gordon Charitable Trust.

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