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.
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.
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.
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>
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.
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.
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.
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 & Library in “Baltimore’s Evergreen: The Dream House Re-imagined.”
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.
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.”
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 & 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.”
March 12 – Author of “The Paris Architect,” a tale of the building of secret hiding places for Jews in Nazi occupied Paris.
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.”
March 26 – We conclude our 2013-2014 season with a musical interlude with this MPT hostess and very talented musician.
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.
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.
· 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.
Join us at the Myerberg Senior Center for the first of two Civil War related book discussions. This discussion will use Ayers’ anthology, America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries, to explore some of the key themes relating to the Civil War, including the debates over slavery, succession, emancipation and immigrant rights.
Register for this talk today, so you can have a good read ready for the cold winter months. Copies of the book are available and can be borrowed at no cost from the Museum. Register now with Trillion Attwood firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-732-6400 ext.215.
Conversation facilitator, John H. Matsui graduated from Princeton University. His current research focuses on conflicting political ideologies in Civil War America and their effect on Union military occupation policies in Virginia. His current post as Assistant Professor of History at the Virginia Military Institute (near the tombs of Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson) is most ideal.
This is a Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War partner program! Making Sense of the American Civil War, a reading and discussion series, is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Additional support has been provided by the Maryland Humanities Council.
The Beth El Seniors will be holding their January luncheon meeting on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Offit Auditorium.
Come and join us for a lunch of delicious specialties. The cost for the afternoon is $15 for members and $18 for guests. Our entertainment for the afternoon will be Seth Kibel, Klesmer, plus specialist and friend on the piano.
Reservations and payments are due no later than Friday,
December 30, 2013. Please advise if you would like a sugar-free
dessert and with whom you would like to be seated. The seating
committee will do its best to accommodate your seating wishes. For
further information, call Maxine Kontoff at 410-486-1653 or Ruthye
Steinberg at 410-655-8242.