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Events - 24 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 www.marylandsciencecenter.org 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 avam.org.

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 mdhs.org/betsy-bonaparte/the-exhibition.

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 urbanpirates.com.

Monday, August 12, 2013 - Monday, August 26, 2013
Rainbow Loom Class: Beginner and Intermediate

Rainbow Loom Class. Beginner at intermediate every Monday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

aMuse Toys carries smart, well-designed, creative toys that stimulate children’s imaginations. High quality design & responsible manufacturing are key components to all the brands showcased in the stores.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Thursday, August 29, 2013
Rainbow Loom Class: Intermediate and Advanced

Rainbow Loom Class. intermediate and Advanced every Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

aMuse Toys carries smart, well-designed, creative toys that stimulate children’s imaginations. High quality design & responsible manufacturing are key components to all the brands showcased in the stores.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - Saturday, September 28, 2013
THE POTENT OBJECT at Baltimore Clayworks

AUGUST 17-SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 6-8PM

Free and open to the public.

THE POTENT OBJECT showcases the power of small-scale sculptural works. Featured artworks are no larger than 12 inches in any direction, but possess a much larger presence. Composed mainly of ceramic, with the possibility of some mixed media additions, these objects prove that something doesn’t have to be huge to be monumental.

Selected artists: Coreena Affleck (DE), Nikki Renee Anderson (IL), Jill Birschbuch (IL), Josephine Burr (MA), Robin Caster (NY), Ray Chen (IN), Mary K. Cloonan (MD), Staton Davis (OH), Keith Ekstam (MO), Cathy Feiss (CA), L. Ben Freund (MD), Barbara Frey (TX), Dennise Gackstetter (UT), Chandra Glendinning (TX), Steven Gorman (MO), Ariana Kolins (NY), Rebecca Lowery (IN), Wade MacDonald (MI), Matt Mitros (GA), KyoungHwa Oh (CO), Ruth Reese (MO), Jessica Smith (AL), Mitchell Spain (KS), Mary Ann Tokars-King (WA), Simon van der Ven (ME), Aaron Wilcox (NC), Alice Yutzy (MD), Katie Yang (NY), Scott Ziegler (IN)

In the Solo Gallery:  2ND ANNUAL SOLO CUP BENEFIT EXHIBITION. Hundreds of cups generously donated by ceramic artists to support our organization and programming. The artists donated them out of kindness, but it also provides an opportunity for them to win a Solo Exhibition in our gallery.

In the Community Arts Gallery: COMMUNITY ARTS TEACHING ARTISTS. This exhibition features the artwork of our Community Arts teachers, demonstrating their creativity, innovation and commitment to community and the arts.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
On the Vine Festival at Martha’s Vineyard

Mega Martha’s Vineyard Festival To Benefit Kidney Disease Research in Israel

The inaugural “On the Vine” music and entertainment festival will be held in Martha’s Vineyard on Aug. 22-25, attracting celebrities and artists to raise awareness about kidney disease and support remarkable research at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.

On The Vine will be a four-day showcase of artistic, musical and theatrical talents united in reducing the prevalence of kidney disease among African Americans. Proceeds from the festival will go to benefit research by Professor Karl Skorecki, the director of medical and research development at Rambam, and colleagues who have identified the gene that marks the prevalence for kidney disease among people of African descent, thus paving the way for researchers to better prevent and treat conditions.

“As an observant Jew and a Jew living in Israel, I think that what I’m doing is a continuation of what millennia of others have done; the Jewish people have always tried to be at the forefront of tikun olam [repairing the world] and being a part of the universal message of trying your best. It’s a part of our heritage to reach to work with the Almighty to make the world a better place,” said Dr. Skorecki. “First and foremost, I am a physician and I am interested in discoveries that promote health and save lives, which is a Jewish and universal value.”

African Americans are 3.5 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease and some 12 million African Americans are diagnosed with the condition. About 30 percent of all patients treated for kidney failure are African American. Dr. Skorecki said that the public health and medical communities are noticing the research from Rambam “because of the vast potential to apply the discovery of the gene, the risk factor and its mechanism to help the African American community.”

Singer Natalie Cole, a kidney disease survivor, will headline the event with R&B musician Kenny “BabyFace” Edmonds. Also preforming will be comedian and actor Richard Lewis from the series Curb Your Enthusiasm. During the festival, there will be a silent auction of celebrity goods and appearances by an assortment of performers, including Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and jazz greats Kahil El Zabar, Roy Hargrove and James Carter.

American Friends of Rambam Executive Director Michele Segelnick said, “We are collaborating with ‘On The Vine’ to emphasize the importance of shedding light to the horrible impact kidney disease has had on the African American community and the potential of the research being conducted at Rambam. We are excited about all who have come together in support of this cause.”

Segelnick added, “We are proud to show how Israel, as the Jewish nation, is working to improve the health and the lives of other population groups. It is quintessential that Jews and non-Jews alike can benefit from Rambam’s research and innovation, because the hospital stands on offer fair and quality care to all individuals.”

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