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Events - 21 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)

Friday, February 21, 2014 - Sunday, February 23, 2014
The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore

The American Craft Council Retail Show is returning to the Baltimore Convention Center, February 21-23, 2014, and will feature more than 650 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists presenting their latest handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor. The Retail Show runs for three days with a special $5.00 ticket price Friday evening after 5:00 p.m. This year, show-goers will enjoy two new onsite exhibitions: Make Room, Modern Design Meets Craft – Let’s Entertain and American Craft™ Charm Collection.

Make Room, Modern Design Meets Craft – Let’s Entertain puts craft into context by featuring room vignettes designed by regional interior designers who have been inspired by objects of fine craft that are ideally suited for entertaining. From serving pieces to furniture, light fixtures to textiles, sculptures to decorative accessories, the possibilities are endless when is comes to the items a fine craftsman contributes to making a space feel warm and welcoming.

American Craft Charm Collection is an exclusive handmade assortment of charms, charm bracelets, cluster pendants and pins designed by American Craft Council artists. The collections will represent a broad range of aesthetics, price points and materials including alternative, semi-precious and precious. Each artist’s collection will be on display in a special pop-up exhibition space on the show floor.

With a variety of specialty categories, the American Craft Council Show offers something for everyone. Shoppers will experience the work of hundreds of the country’s most talented craft makers under one roof, while exploring the process each artist uses to create his or her work. Don’t miss this opportunity to shop one-of-a-kind, fine-quality crafts while engaging with the country’s most talented craft makers.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Temperament Through Time: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization

Acclaimed author and performer Stuart Isacoff leads us through the battles over the tuning of the musical scale, placing them in the context of quarrels in the worlds of art, philosophy, religion, politics, and science. Following the lecture demonstration, Anne Midgette, author and classical music critic for The Washington Post, will conduct a live interview with Isacoff on the stage of Smith Theatre. A book signing and reception with Isacoff and Midgette will take place immediately , and Howard County Poetry & Literature Society

About Isacoff’s book Temperament: “Charming…a whirlwind tour of Western culture’s big ideas.” The Los Angeles Times “An immensely entertaining, original and informative book.” The Economist “Isacoff untangles the complexities of this issue with the aplomb of a virtuoso pianist playing scales.