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Events - 11 Aug 13

Monday, July 1, 2013 - Monday, September 2, 2013
Gizmos, Gadgets and Gears

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become an epicenter for Do-It-Yourself invention beginning July 1, as all three floors of the Maryland Science Center transform into a hotbed of contraptions, challenges and creative inspiration for Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears—a special summer experience all day, every day, through Labor Day.


Visitors can build it, break it, test it or take it home in dozens of Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears activities and workshops engineered for an imagination-fueled summer of tinkering. Among the 50+ experiences that turn visitors into inventors are mousetrap-built racecar races, rubber band-powered helicopter flight tests, recycled CD art design and pinhole camera construction. Guests should keep their eyes peeled for Pop-Up, Bite-sized and Shock Science demonstrations—unannounced moments of exploring science marvels such as stomp rockets, zoetropes and alka-seltzer powered propulsions.

Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears activities are free with paid admission to the Maryland Science Center. For dates of specific activities, more information and ticket prices, visit or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - Sunday, September 1, 2013
The Art of Storytelling — Lies, Enchantment, Humor & Truth

A supremely original exhibition of embroidery, diorama, sculpture, film, graffiti and PostSecret confession, promoting all manner of acute visual listening and delight for the whole family. Runs through Sept. 1. All day, American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore. Visit

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - Monday, June 9, 2014
Woman of Two Worlds — Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy

An exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. Runs through June 9, 2014. All day, the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. Visit

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Sunday, September 1, 2013
“Parkinson’s Global Quilt” Dispaly

Starting July 28th and extending through September 1, sections of the “Parkinson’s Global Quilt,” will be on display at Tudor Heights. The quilt was created by more than 600 people affected by Parkinson’s to help raise awareness of the nearly one million Americans and the 7 to 10 million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s and the continued urgency to find a cure.

For information. contact Sherri Zaslow at 1-410-318-8000.

Monday, July 29, 2013 - Sunday, September 1, 2013
Parkinson’s Global Quilt Exhibit

See parts of a quilt created by more than 600 people affected by Parkinson’s. Runs through Sept. 1, Tudor Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care, 7218 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore. Contact: 410-318-8000

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - Thursday, October 31, 2013
Urban Pirates

An interactive pirate adventure aboard the Fearless, Baltimore’s only pirate ship. Learn to dress, talk, and walk like a pirate while searching for treasure and blasting enemies with water cannons in the Inner Harbor. Runs through Oct. 31, Fells Point, 912 S. Ann St., Baltimore. Visit

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - Sunday, August 11, 2013
National Jewish Retreat

The National Jewish Retreat, an annual celebration of learning, will take place this year from August 6-11 at the Hilton Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. Top speakers and thinkers offer lectures and workshops where you and like-minded individuals will debate and discuss a wide array of issues that touch our lives. Whether you want to brush up on old knowledge or learn something new, the Retreat offers the top in Jewish education.

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - Sunday, August 18, 2013
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

The Jewish Theatre Workshop is proud to present:
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
Co-Directed by Brad Norris and Ariella McCown

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eve view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.

Five Performances To Choose From!
Thursday August 8th – 7pm
Sunday August 11th – 1pm
Tuesday August 13th – 7pm
Thursday August 15th – 7pm
Sunday August 18th – 1pm

Straus Auditorium
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
5700 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

Purchase Tickets Online before August 4th to take advantage of the Early-Bird Discount of 20% Off!

General Admission: $15
Student/Senior: $10

For tickets visit

For more information and group rates, contact The Jewish Theatre Workshop

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - Sunday, August 11, 2013
Avalonfest 2013

The largest and final scheduled event of the Avalon Resort Summer Concert Series, Avalonfest 2013, begins late next week. The 16th annual Avalonfest runs from Friday, August 9th, through Sunday, August 11th. Avalonfest is the 3-day music, arts and crafts festival held rain or shine on the front lawn of Avalon Resort.  The event attracts local folks and neighbors as well as people from all of the surrounding states who pitch their tents, bring their campers and RVs to enjoy a long, fun-filled weekend. Throughout the weekend, in addition to listening to a variety of music, shopping at the Vendor Marketplace, sampling a variety of food/drinks/snacks, or just relaxing and enjoying the amenities of Avalon Resort, one always finds time to make new friends and reacquaint with old friends.


On Thursday night for those arriving and settling in early there will be a special free dance from 8 pm to 10 pm indoors in the Bare Barn. A DJ will be playing your favorites as well as your requests to get you movin’ and dancin’ to start your fest fun.


The entire Avalonfest schedule is packed with a variety of music, workshops and entertainment. The first workshop begins at 11:00am on Friday. The music starts from the Front Lawn Stage at 1:30pm on Friday. The type of music includes Blues, Celtic Rock, Folk, old time, swing, Southern Country Rock, Caribbean Party and more. Here is the lineup. (The performers highlighted in bold will be performing on the Front Lawn Stage.)


THURSDAY – August 8Free DJ Dance beginning at 8:00pm!


FRIDAY – August 9 – Day 1 of the Fest begins at 11:00am


11:00-12:20pm    Workshop: (Drawing) The Exquisite Nude – led by Jenni Avila

1:30-2:30pm        CassiRaye Band – Singer/Songwriter

2:50-3:40pm        Hot Soup! – Harmony

3:55-4:40pm        Jack Williams – Guitar Groove – Singer/Songwriter

5:00-6:00pm        Hard Swimmin’ Fish – Old-time Acoustic Blues

6:00-8:00pm        Dinner Break

8:00-9:15pm        Barleyjuice – Celtic Rock

9:30-11:00pm      Singing in the Lodge with Jennie Avila

9:30-midnight     DJ dance in the Bare Barn


SATURDAY – August 10 – Day 2 of the Fest begins at 10:00am


10:00-11:30am    Workshop: Songwriting with Jack Williams

10:30-11:30am    Workshop: Bellydancing with Nina Amaya

11:30-12:30pm    Billy Thompson Band – Electric Blues

12:50-1:35pm      Harpeth Rising – Old time

1:55-2:40pm        Nina Amaya – Bellydancing – Middle Eastern

2:55-3:40pm        Gathering Time – Folk Harmony

3:40pm       Group photo

3:55-4:40pm        Jack Williams – Guitar Groove – Singer/Songwriter

5:00-6:00pm        Grandsons – Swing

6:00-8:00pm        Dinner Break

8:00-9:15pm        Dean Crawford & The Dunn’s River Band – Southern Country Rock

9:30-11:00pm      Singing in the Lodge with Gathering Time

9:30-midnight     DJ dance in the Bare Barn


Sunday – August 11 – Day 3 of the Fest begins at 10:30am


10:30-11:30am   Open mic

12:00-1:00pm     Dean Crawford & The Dunn’s River Band – Southern Country Rock

1:25-2:10pm       Gathering Time – Folk Harmony

2:30-3:30pm       Hula Monsters – Caribbean Party


Great music, workshops, vendors, fun, food and more fun are what to expect at Avalonfest. On Friday and Saturday nights when the outdoor stage performances end, head to the Bare Barn and dance the night away. If you don’t feel like dancing on one or either of those nights hang out in the lodge for one of the group sing-alongs. Combine all of that with the amenities offered by Avalon Resort and you have a recipe for a fantastic weekend. Pack up your towel, favorite relax-on-the-lawn chair, sunscreen and come be a part of Avalonfest 2013.


The Avalon Lodge rooms are always booked well in advance of Avalonfest. But there is plenty of camping space available as well as campsites with hookups. To request camping space or a campsite call the Avalon office at (304) 947-5600. The office also can give you the contact information for onsite condo rental.


The 3-day festival tickets include free tent camping Friday and Saturday nights. The advance price for the entire 3-day festival is $150 ($180 if purchased at the gate). Daily ticket prices are Friday ($60), Saturday ($75) or Sunday ($60). Call the office at (304) 947-5600 to order tickets.


A variety of festival foods along with beverages are available on the festival grounds. No coolers will be permitted into the event. Picture taking or the possession of cameras, camera phones or any other picture taking device is not permitted in the event area.


Press/media passes are available. Email for the details.


For several years the generosity of guests, members, residents and staff has made Avalon’s charitable activities extremely successful for benefiting our surrounding communities. The annual drive to collect school supplies for the Paw Paw schools is beginning. If you plan on coming to Avalonfest for the weekend or just a day, bring some school supplies and drop them off in the Avalon office when you register. Call the office at (304) 947-5600 if you would like some suggestions on what type of supplies are being collected.


As the year-end holidays approach the annual food drive and gift drive will begin. Canned/nonperishable food, store gift cards, new toys and clothing are collected to be donated to local organizations for families in need.


Each Fall Avalon Resort is a participant in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. The scenic grounds of Avalon provide a beautiful backdrop for a large group of people to walk and raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.


The Summer Concert Series is coming to a close, but the events and activities continue throughout the year at Avalon. Avalon Resort is “Your Getaway to the Friendliest Clothing-Optional Resort!”  To find out more about what is going on at Avalon visit If you want to follow the events and activities click ‘like’ on the Avalon Resort facebook page.


To receive the Avalon weekly newsletter via email, send a request to so you can keep up to date on the exciting events and activities taking place at Avalon Resort. You can also signup for the newsletter from the Avalon Resort website. Avalon is affiliated with both the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and The Naturist Society (TNS).

Sunday, August 11, 2013
Baltimore Clayworks Summer Art Classes!

Handling Any Situation!

This course is designed for potters who are ready to become attached to handles!  The course will begin with traditional methods of pulling handles and will then explore many different handle techniques, including thrown handles.  This course is intended to help the student establish a foundation while responding to their own preferences of handle design through making, and to help refine the handle once it is on the vessel.  Previous clay experience recommended. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay and bisque firing, glaze fees apply.

Fee: $170 Members; $195 Non-members

Date/Time: Sunday, 6 – 9pm, July 14 – August 18