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Events - 5 Jan 14

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.

Friday, September 6, 2013 - Friday, March 28, 2014
Fridays After Five Returns to National Aquarium

National Aquarium’s popular community discount program, Fridays After

Five, returns on Friday, September 6. Every Friday evening through March 28, guests entering National Aquarium, Baltimore between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (exploring until 9:30 p.m.) will enjoy a low admission price of $12.

Fridays After Five is a great way for visitors to discover the wonders of the Aquarium’s collection of more than 16,000 magnificent animals and explore exhibits including the newly opened Blacktip Reef exhibit and Dolphin Discovery at a greatly reduced price. For the best experience ever, visit http://aqua.org/visittoday.

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Monday, January 20, 2014
Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies.  This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from South America and Europe, as well as ancient Egypt.

Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactives and multi-media exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilization.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

October, 2013-March, 2014

All programs are on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The programs are held in the Conference Room at the Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD  21208.

For more information the public may call 410-887-1234 or visit www.bcpl.info</p>

November 2013

Mark Osteen, Ph.D.

Nov 20 – Professor of English and Chair of Film Studies, Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Osteen, JHU Press author of “Nightmare Alley:  Film Noir and the American Dream,” examines how film noir disputes the notion at the heart of the American dream.

Nov 27 – No Program

Michael Meyerson *

Dec 4 – Professor at University of Baltimore School of Law and author of “Endowed by Our Creator:  The Birth of Religious Freedom in America,” an exploration of the struggle over the relationship between religion and government.

Larry Gibson

Dec 11 – Professor at University of Maryland School of Law and author of “Young Thurgood:  The Making of a Supreme Court Justice,” which emphasizes the role Baltimore and Maryland played in influencing Thurgood Marshall’s early years.

Peter Bielenson, M.D.

Dec 18 – JHU Press co-author with Patrick McGuire of “Tapping into the Wire:  The Real Urban Crisis,” a book about urban policy and public health issues.

Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S.

Jan 8 – Former Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and JHU Press author of “10 Lessons in Public Health,” shares stories from a career devoted to improving health in some of the neediest parts of the world.

Mark Hildebrand

Jan 15 – Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner with the filmmaker of the MPT independent documentary, “Anthem,” as he shares the fascinating origins of the music of our national anthem.

Kelly Terrell

Jan 22 – Tells us about his book “Reservoir Hill,” an old and still vibrant Baltimore neighborhood.

Jay Schlossberg Cohen

Jan 29 – A look at his career and his much admired community art projects.

James Archer Abbott

Feb 5 – Step back into the Gilded Age as we go on a privately curated tour with James Archer Abbott, director and curator of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum &amp; Library in “Baltimore’s Evergreen:  The Dream House Re-imagined.”

Jed Gaylin

Feb 12 – Director of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will preview his March concert, which will include Grand Canyon Suite and Pictures at an Exhibition.

Alexandra Deutsch

Feb 19 – Join us as the Chief Curator at The Maryland Historical Society shares the story of the Baltimore Bonapartes as she explains her exhibit, “A Woman of Two Worlds:  Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy.”

Michael Raphael

Feb 26 – CEO of Direct Dimensions will introduce us to the exciting new technology of 3-D printing.

Earle Havens, Ph.D

March 5 – Join us as the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Early Rare Books &amp; Manuscripts at Johns Hopkins University shares one of the premier collections in the world as he takes us into the “Halls of Wonder:  Rare Books and the Birth of Museums in Europe.”

Charles Belfoure

March 12 – Author of “The Paris Architect,” a tale of the building of secret hiding places for Jews in Nazi occupied Paris.

Paul Espinosa

March 19 – Join us in welcoming the new Curator of the George Peabody Library, as he debunks the urban legends in the fascinating “History of The Peabody Library:  Baltimore’s First Public Library.”

Carolyn Black-Sotir

March 26 – We conclude our 2013-2014 season with a musical interlude with this MPT hostess and very talented musician.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Baltimore Happiness Club
The Baltimore Happiness Club (BHC), a drop-in support group for anyone who wishes to increase their level of happiness, has been meeting weekly for 1.5 years.
BHC is based on Gateway to Happiness, by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, and on the premise that happiness is a skill that can be learned. Whereas some people are “born happy,” most of us are not always naturally happy, but we can learn to be.
BHC is an interactive, lively group that uses Rabbi Pliskin and other happiness teachers as sources. Through simple exercises, discussion, and sharing real-life situations, we learn to increase and improve our happiness skills and equip ourselves to be more resilient and, through taking charge of our happiness, to take charge of our lives.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - Sunday, January 26, 2014
Holiday Springs & Sprockets

Port Discovery Children Museum’s newest visiting exhibit, Holiday Springs & Sprockets by renowned artist Steve Gerberich, features large-scale, holiday-themed moving mechanical sculptures, created from a variety of recycled materials, including everything from old machine parts to kitchen utensils, pieces of furniture and old toys.

Among the sites to which Holiday Springs & Sprockets visitors are treated are eight life-sized flying reindeer lifted by motor-driven exercise bicycles, a candy cane assembly plant driven by an early 20th century vertical drill press, and a fully automated cookie workshop. Visitors are able to bring the gadgets, gears and pulleys in each installation to life with the push of a button for a unique, interactive experience.

To learn more about Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s exhibits and upcoming events, please visit www.portdiscovery.org or call 410-727-8120.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Baltimore Zionist District Ulpan

Baltimore Zionist District Ulpan

Beginner Hebrew
Monday and Wednesday,
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Beginner class will focus on
Hebrew reading, writing
and speaking skills.
$200*, plus $30 for a textbook

Advanced Hebrew
Monday and Wednesday,
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Conversational Hebrew class using
Israeli newspapers and articles.
$200*

Instructor: Mrs. Elana Vogel was born in Israel, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Sharansky Seminary of Tel Aviv and received her American teaching certification in Rhode Island. She specializes in teaching adults Hebrew reading, ranging from absolute beginning Hebrew reading, to reading prayer in the Siddur, as well as conversational Hebrew.

Winter Session November 20 – January 8**
Classes are held at BZD
3655-B Old Court Road, Suite 24
Register today!
410-484-4510 or www.bzdisrael.org

 

*Full payment is due at registration. Minimum of 5 students per class.
**Due to Channukah/Thanksgiving and Winterbreak certain classes will be rescheduled.

Sunday, January 5, 2014
Gil Sandler – Baltimore Stories

Join the Baltimore Hebrew brotherhood for breakfast with guest speaker Gil Sandler, a renowned Baltimore storyteller who is regularly featured on WYPR 88.1 9:30 to 11 a.m., 7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore. Contact Sidney Bravmann at sidbrav@aol.com.

Gil Sandler - was born and raised in Baltimore — a circumstance he considers fortunate and one he does not want you to forget. He attended public school (P.S. #59, Garrison Junior High, Baltimore City College, Class of 1941) and then served in the United States Navy.  He was awarded two battle stars. He completed his college education at the University of Pennsylvania.  In 1967 he earned his Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts from the Johns Hopkins University.

He founded Gilbert Sandler and Associates, a PR and Advertising firm, and also started a parallel career writing features for The Sun, The Evening Sun and The Sunday Sun.  Beginning in the 1970s, he began to write a weekly column (“Baltimore Glimpses”) that appeared on the editorial page of The Evening Sun; and when that paper folded, The Morning Sun.  “Baltimore Glimpses” would continue weekly for 31 years.  After selling his company in 1988 to Shandwick of London, he took a position as Director of Communication of The Abell Foundation, in which capacity he still serves.

He is the author of five books (Johns Hopkins University Press): The Neighborhood, Baltimore Glimpses Revisited,  Jewish Baltimore, Small Town Baltimore, and Home Front Baltimore.  He has been editor of, and frequent contributor to, Generations, the Journal of the Jewish Museum of Maryland.  For almost 15 years he wrote a monthly column about Jewish life in Baltimore for The Baltimore Jewish Times.  His essays about life in Baltimore (“Baltimore Stories”) is now a weekly feature on WYPR.

He has received numerous awards for his writing and lecturing, including the Emmert Award for Feature Writing for The Sunday Sun and election to Hall of Fame of his alma mater, Baltimore City College.  He was married for 52 years to his late wife, Joan, and has three children and seven

Sunday, January 5, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015
Sunday Dog Hikes with the Doctor At Baltimore Humane Society

1st Sunday of every month

Bring your dog the First SUNDAY of each month at 11 am! Hike on the grounds of our animal shelter’s forested wildlife sanctuary in Reisterstown, led by Dr. Mary Zink,  Baltimore Humane Society Veterinary Medical Director of the Low Cost Veterinary Wellness Spay/Neuter Center.

DETAILS: 

· Approximately 45 min-1 hour in duration

· BYO DOG (Proof of rabies vaccination required)

· Rain or Shine

· $2 per dog participation fee and no prior registration required

· Moderate hiking level so dog and hiker need to be able to maneuver trees, hills, and streams

· All dogs must be on a 4-6 ft leash (no retractable leashes permitted) and walked by a hiker that is 14 years of age or older

· Bring plenty drinking water for yourself and your dog

· Appropriate hiking attire is recommended à comfortable, flexible, closed-toe shoes and durable clothing that can withstand mud, tall grass, twigs, stickers, stream water etc.

Sunday, January 5, 2014
FREE Self-Defense Class for Women

Please join CHANA and Masada Tactical for our annual FREE Self-Defense class for women during National Stalking Awareness Month.    Come learn updated information about stalking prevention, enjoy some kosher yummies, and have an absolutely amazing self-defense class where you will learn skills that may save you, or someone you love. Just bring a bottle of water and leave the rest to us.