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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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)
Ferguson Gallery is pleased to present the art of Baltimore artist, Sanzi Kermes. In this exhibit, Book of Dreams: PostCards Home, multimedia artist Sanzi Kermes presents installation art, artist’s books, and prints, three components that comprise her vast artistic practice.
PostCards Home is an installation in which the audience is invited to mail a postcard back to the artist, which then will be incorporated into a future edition of artists books. Completed books and prints presented in this exhibition document and present artist and audience interactions from the past decade.
Kermes’ Scrabble series explores the intersection of art and play by documenting Scrabble games the artist has played visually and linguistically through the printmaking process. An avid Scrabble player, Kermes started this project after a conversation with Minimalist artist Brice Marden in 2000. She says “Brice said he has a fixed set of parameters to guide his art practice – and that he subsequently has the freedom to break those parameters. I began to think about that when I played Scrabble: a game with a fixed set of parameters, 100 tiles; 225 squares. How many variations from that beginning might occur?” This innovative series of prints is a creative record incorporating many facets of the game. Each set of prints is presented as an artist’s book.
Born in Pittsburgh, Kermes has lived and worked in England, where she received her Masters in Contemporary Fine Art Practice in 2008 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Her paintings were collected extensively while in the UK. Kermes returned to Baltimore in 2009 and has since focused her practice on both painting and the making of artist books. She has exhibited widely in the UK and in the US at venues including Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Waldorf School of Baltimore, Minas Gallery, and Maryland Art Place.
Reception Thursday, February 27, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk March 27 at noon
Join SpongeBob SquarePants and his underwater friends on a rollicking adventure in Bikini Bottom this spring with SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D – The Great Jelly Rescue attraction, coming to National Aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater from March 1, 2014 through November 13, 2014.
FREE quit smoking class at Sinai Hospital! Starting March 6 , we’ll meet once a week until April 10, from 7:30 – 8:30 PM. FREE nicotine patches, gum or lozenges are included! Get support & tips to help you QUIT and STAY QUIT! To sign up, call 41-601-WELL (9355). Made possible by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County Council, and funding from the Baltimore County Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program, Cigarette Restitution Fun (CRF).
Starting Tuesday March 11, we’ll offer FREE quit smoking classes at Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. We’ll meet for ”Up in Smoke” on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 PM. FREE nicotine gum, patches or lozenges are included. Get support, tips & techniques to help you QUIT and STAY QUIT. You want the best – a recent review named this the BEST program around. To sign up, call REGISTRATION at LifeBridge Health – 410-601 WELL (9355).
Made possible by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County Council and funding from the Baltimore County Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF).
Call now and quit for good!
This year, the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival will feature three theme nights – one focusing on the Holocaust, another on Israeli/Palestinian relations, and a third on modern Israeli culture – in which three shorts will be shown before the full length feature. All screening events are followed by eminent guest speakers.
The Festival will kick-off with the Baltimore premiere of “The Jewish Cardinal,” a French film with English subtitles. The film tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood.