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Events - 18 May 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

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.


· 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.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Thursday, November 13, 2014
SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D At National Aquarium

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.

Monday, May 5, 2014 - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Student Thesis Exhibition

The Senior Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of Jane Aviv Brenner, Erin Bucklew, Morgan Welch and Alix Lindley, four senior artists graduating from the art department. The work ranges in variety of technique, subject and medium but all were designed to tell the story of each artist.

Morgan Welch’s landscape paintings challenge how viewers normally look at nature. Welch pushes for vivid fields of color using thick application of paint rather than detail. Those aspects are what give the painting their beautiful abstract qualities. Welch says that, “I hope the audience will engage in the beauty rather than the reality.”  In her portraits, Welch focuses on the fluidity of paint, color, contrast, and realism. Her use of bright colors is apparent as she highlights the importance of each subject.

Jane Aviv Brenner’s watercolors are an exploration of her own emotions through the portraits of others. Each colorful and highly saturated piece documents and reflects not only a moment in time, but a sentiment. Brenner uses her watercolors as a remedy, expressing herself freely in subject, texture, and color.

Erin Bucklew’s drawings are composed of small lines that make a complex image. One of the subjects is a dreamscape. This is made up of contour lines woven into a complex landscape. The other subject is animals, the marks imitate the fur of the animal. She mainly concentrates on the texture and color of the image.

Alix Lindley’s photography is an investigation of personal relationships. Through her intimate and delicate photographs she explores the complex didactic nature of human interaction.  By using self-portraiture she is able to blend the photographic process with the emotional experience of the subject.

The Senior Thesis Exhibition highlights the astounding work of these dedicated students preparing to graduate from Notre Dame of Maryland University with their B.A.s in studio art and progressing into the world as artists.

Gormley Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland States Arts Council, an agency devoted to nurturing a lively cultural community where the arts flourish. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Free admission, for more information; call 410-532-5582 or log onto

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Up in Smoke

Starting on Tuesday May 6, we’ll offer FREE quit smoking classes at Northwest Hospital, at the Education Center. FREE nicotine patches, gum or lozenges are included.

To sign up, call Registration at 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!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014
Live Streaming Ma’ariv Services

Sim Shalom is an interactive Online Jewish Universalist Synagogue- liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy. We are an unaffiliated and pluralistic Jewish community, evolving and organically growing. We welcome members of our community from throughout the world! We offer daily online synagogue services.

Ma’ariv Services are offered Monday through Thursday evenings at 7 PM all year online, live streaming. Connect with us through our website and participate fully in our live services. Sim Shalom is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
ECYCLE at Har Sinai Congregation

Har Sinai Congregation’s Social Action Committee will hold ECYCLE Day to collect small electronics for recycling. The synagogue will accept phones, radios, TVs no larger than 12 inches, computer equipment and kitchen items like toasters and blenders. Participation costs $10 per car to cover disposal costs.
The synagogue cannot accept large TVs, radios or computer equipment, speakers, commercial equipment or outside electrical equipment. For more information, call Har Sinai Congregation at 410-654-9393.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Truck Touch and Marketplace

When:  Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (rain or shine)

Where:  Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851 (Adjacent to Rockville High School)

Parking:  FREE at Rockville High School

Who:  You! The event is open to the public and is great for families with kids, people who are kids at heart, and for those interested in shopping for items from local vendors.

Cost:  $5 per person – cash only. ALL CHILDREN UNDER AGE 2 ARE FREE!!

What is a Truck Touch?

  • A unique, one-day event which allows children of all ages to climb on, learn about and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles.  Here is a sampling of vehicles:  Pepco cherry picker, fire truck, ambulance, U-Haul truck, SWAT armored vehicle, stretch limousine, tow truck, UPS truck, K-9 vehicle, rider mower, snow plow, and more!
  • A McGruff the Crime Dog mascot will be on hand to greet and take pictures with children during the event.
  • We are thrilled to include multiple local vendors selling crafts, jewelry, home goods and personal care products, including Premiere Designs Jewelry, Scentsy, Dolly Doodle Designs, Silpada, A Little Pop of Color, To Peace Clothing.
  • This fun family event will also feature food, beverages, Kona Hawaiian shaved ice, face painting and a playground.
  • Our Truck Touch and Marketplace is an opportunity for the ECC to partner with others in the community, provide a fun learning environment, and raise money for our programs.

Questions? Please see our website: or email us at for more information.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Towson Green Street Fair

Towson Green will host its Spring Refresh Street Fair on Sunday, May 18 from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature music by The LutherVillains, a spring fashion and home décor trends show by the Towson Town Center GURU Rebecca Klein, and health and wellness demonstrations by partners including the YMCA, LA Fitness, Charm City Yoga, All About Me Day Spa and Salon, Radebaugh Florist, and Baltimore County Public Library Towson Branch.

Guests can enjoy a sampling of light fare from a local food truck, and a special spring treat from Rita’s Italian Ice.

Attendees can enter a chance to win a gift certificate to Cunningham’s. Parking will be validated for guests who park in the East Chesapeake Avenue parking garage (next to the library and courthouse).

Model home tours will be offered throughout the event.

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