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.
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.
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.
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 www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery.
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!
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.
READY TO QUIT SMOKING?
FREE “Up in Smoke”ⓒ quit smoking classes are starting at the ARC in Baltimore, located at 7215 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212.
FREE patches, gum or lozenges are provided. Meet from 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM on Wednesdays, May 21 – June 25.
Bring your lunch! Bring a friend!
To sign up, call Anita at 443-279-1225, or email her at email@example.com. Don’t wait – call now!
Funded by the Baltimore County Cigarette Restitution Fund.
Balticon 48, Maryland’s oldest regional science fiction convention, will take place at the Hunt Valley Inn 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley MD.
Brandon Sanderson: Author GOH
Kenneth Anders: Music GOH
Halo Jankowki: Artist GOH
Full 24 hour multi-track program of authors, publishers, artists, scientists, musicians, masquerade, original movies, live theater, chicledren’s programming, steampunk dance, concerts, writers’ workshop, poetry and short story contest, ETC.
Rabbi Larry Pinsker will present on Monday
10 AM “A Time Traveler’s Guide to Talmud The 63 volume Babylonian Talmud discourses compiled a millennium & a half ago are records of a people exiled from their devastated homeland. Their leaders attempted to preserve their ancient way of life using techniques that reflect how the World Wide Web works. Rabbinic conversations use classical Greek rhetoric, language games (incl. outrageous puns), & self-aware fantasy to extract wisdom & spiritual strength from encounters with an invisible God. Let’s explore Talmudic time-travel narratives + major fantasy quests of “spiritual” reality & social construction. All welcome incl. Atheists & Aliens .
Gerry Sandusky, sports director at WBAL in Baltimore and the radio play-by-play voice of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, will participate in a special book signing event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter.
Knowing the value of a good name, Gerry has had to endure having one of the most unfortunate names in sports today, but to him the Sandusky name means honor, integrity, endurance . . . as well as suffering and sadness. FORGOTTEN SUNDAYS is Gerry’s coming of age story about a son’s relationship with his father; as well as a story of love, loss, acceptance, and living in the shadow of the NFL.
His father, Jon Sandusky, who played with the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers, became head coach of the Baltimore Colts, as well as assistant coach under legendary coach Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins. His life revolved around football and family.
Gerry spent his summers observing his father in NFL training camps and his Sundays with superstars, Hall of Fame players, and coaches from Johnny Unitas to Dan Marino, from Don McCafferty to Tom Landry. He would follow in his father’s footsteps and have a career in sports.
In FORGOTTEN SUNDAYS, Gerry shares the most poignant moments of his life, including:
- The memory of sharing an elevator with Coach Shula, Johnny Unitas, and his father after the Colts’ devastating loss to the Jets in Super Bowl III
- Learning about how his father sang to his dying wife in the hospital
- His father’s remarriage so soon after his mother’s death
- Watching his father face a losing battle with Alzheimer’s disease
- Discovering the news of Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky’s arrest, while on his way to Pittsburgh with the Ravens
Due to his personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease, Gerry has teamed with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter to share what he has learned with others who have family members experiencing this devastating condition.
In recognition of this partnership, Greetings & Readings will donate a portion of sales of Gerry’s books sold that day to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter. (Receipts are required and coupon purchases don’t apply.)
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. For more information, visit www.alz.org/maryland or call 1.800.272.3900.