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Events - 20 Feb 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.

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.
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 26, 2014 - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Jewish Meditation Series

Experience Jewish Meditation, learn Hebrew chants and more Sundays starting Jan. 26 through Feb. 23 (no class Feb. 16). Based on wisdom of Jewish mystics. $50 for the series or $15/session.

Contact awayne@bhcong.org or 410-764-1587.  INFO: www.bhcong.org/meditation

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Learn Spanish Language and Culture

Take an introductory Spanish Language and Culture class at Notre Dame of Maryland University. The program will be offered every Tuesday beginning February 18 and running through May 6. Registrants can choose afternoon sessions from 3 to 5 p.m. or evening sessions from 6 to 8 p.m.  For more information, contact Linda Stilling, SSND, at 410-532-5306, send an e-mail to lstilling@ndm.edu or visit www.ndm.edu/spanishlanguageandculture. Cost is $400; Group rate: $1,050 for three participants (by February 3, 2014)
$425; Group rate: $1,125 for three participants (after February 3, 2014)

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Crystal Moll Gallery presents INSIDE OUT: Opening Reception

Crystal Moll Gallery is starting off the year with an exhibition focusing on the indoors; in from the cold… featuring interior scenes, still lives, & paintings of the inside looking out.  Featured local artists include: Tim Kelly, Kathleen Kotarba, Michael Gaudreau, Joanna Barnum, Yvonne Hartmann Smith, Crystal Moll, Jason Witte, Carol Lee Thompson, Blair Atherholt, and others….

Show Dates: Feb 4- March 29

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb 20th from 6-8 pm…. with live jazz by Paul Snyder

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Reading Your Way Through the Civil War, Part Two: “March” by Geraldine Brooks

Anne Sarah Rubin leads our second book program as she discusses the Pulitzer Prize winning March by Geraldine Brooks. The conversation will consider the relationship between March and Little Women, some of the biographical connections to Louisa May Alcott, and the way in which the novel reflects an alternative Civil War experience.

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 tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org or 410-732-6400 ext.215

Anne Sarah Rubin is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Digital History and Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She received her AB from Princeton University and her MA and PhD from the University of Virginia. Dr. Rubin is currently President of the Society of Civil War Historians.

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.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
National Aquarium Hosts Maryland Premiere of Ocean Frontiers II

The National Aquarium and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hosts the Maryland premier of Ocean Frontiers II, a documentary that tells the story of residents from New England, a region steeped in old maritime tradition, and their plan to create a healthy ocean after the devastating effects of modern big ships, energy industries and a changing climate. The film’s message will help guide efforts in maintaining long-term oceanic health along the East Coast. A Q&A panel discussion will be held immediately following the premiere with state and regional experts.

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