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.
State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD January 17-19
Admission: Adults $10, Ages 6-12 $5 & under 6 FREE
Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Heads up, horse lovers! If you like anything to do with horses, Horse World Expo has something for you. The family friendly event is back at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland Jan. 17-19! With hundreds of vendors selling every item imaginable for horse lovers, experts in all equine disciplines providing seminars and clinics around the clock and exciting demonstrations given throughout the weekend, there is always something to do and something to learn.
Baltimore Hebrew and Mt. Olive Baptist have joined forces in worship and song for a number of years, beginning when Mt. Olive’s church burned down and BHC welcomed church members to worship in their sanctuary. Now called “MLK Weekend with First Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church” and held Friday evening, Jan. 17th at 7 pm at BHC and again on Sunday, Jan. 19th at 10:30 am at First Mt. Olive’s Church, the choirs of both congregations will sing together to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. While Reverend King is the impetus for this collaboration, the joy of combining the two congregations in worship is the real prize. On Friday night, at BHC, the two choirs will sing together and Bishop Brown will deliver the sermon. On Sunday morning at First Mt. Olive Church, 618 North Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum, the two choirs will again combine to lead the music and Rabbi Busch will deliver the sermon. We look forward to joining our friends from First Mt. Olive Church and encourage everyone in Baltimore’s Jewish community to join in these worship experiences.
Join Barbara Franco, Founding Executive Director of the newly-opened Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, as she explores how the religious foment, innovation, and change wrought by the Second Great Awakening influenced thinking about moral issues of war and slavery, and how Americans of all faiths who met at Gettysburg grappled not only with life and death, but with divergent ideas of faith and freedom that would shape the nation’s future.
A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, Barbara Franco has worked in museums and historical organizations throughout her career. She is currently Executive Director of the Seminary Ridge Museum, which opened on July 1, 2013 on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg — one of the lasting legacies of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War.
Call Trillion Attwood at 410-732-6400 x215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.