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Monday, April 21, 2014
Israeli Society & Public Diplomacy

April 21, 2014
6:30 p.m. at Monteabaro Recital Hall, Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College

Noam Katz, the Minister of Public Diplomacy at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., will discuss today’s challenges for Israel, public diplomacy and the current situation in the Middle East. Join us for an interactive discussion about Israeli Society, Public Diplomacy challenges, and the current regional issues Israel is facing.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Arts Transforming Communities

Come hear a prestigious group of Baltimore arts professionals discuss the ways in which their organizations are effecting real change in the city, including Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Rebecca Hoffberger, director of the American Visionary Art Museum, Julia Marciari-Alexander, director of the Walters Art Museum, and Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Free of charge and open to the public with registration: ndm.edu/busta

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
jGROUP: Jewish Historical Society presentation

Presentation by the Jewish Historical Society: Jewish Washington. Washington, DC has a rich history from first Jewish neighborhoods, synagogues, kosher butchers and bakeries to today’s Sixth & I Synagogue and cultural centers. Who are famous Jewish Washingtonians? Our speaker will be Joel Wind, member of the Jewish Historical Society’s Board of Directors

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Homerun For Recovery

The Baltimore Station will host its 22nd Annual Homerun for Recovery fundraiser at Nick’s Seafood at Cross Street Market on Thursday, April 24, 2014. With support from presenting sponsor Venable Foundation, Inc., the event will raise funds for The Baltimore Station’s mission of providing rehabilitation services in a therapeutic residential setting to homeless men, mostly veterans, who are battling addiction.

Homerun for Recovery features a hot & cold buffet, Nick’s famous raw bar, local wines and micro brews, great music, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit The Baltimore Station.

Friday, April 25, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Day out with Thomas at the B&O

 

Friday – Sunday, April 25 – April 27 & May 2 – May 4

Friday (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Saturday ( 8:30 a.m.  – 6:00 p.m.)

Sunday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day full of live entertainment, activities, and family fun! Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt   or call 1-866-468-7630 to purchase tickets to this popular children’s event. Advance purchase recommended for the train ride. Please note that everyone, including B&O members, will need to purchase a ticket for entrance into the museum during this six day event. Coupons, vouchers, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, membership cards, etc. are not accepted during Day Out With Thomas™ event days.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Alzheimer’s Association Annual Dementia Conference: Making Connections

As the Baltimore area’s premier dementia conference for healthcare professionals, caregivers and those living with early-stage dementia, this comprehensive event will feature expert speakers on research and practical information on Alzheimer’s care.

Keynote speaker will be Gerry Sandusky – long-time play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Ravens, sports director at WBAL-TV and noted authority on communication, motivation, perception and change — whose compelling book, Forgotten Sundays, will be released Apr. 22.

“My father, John Sandusky, a long-time NFL coach, suffered from Alzheimer’s at the end of his life. The book, published by Running Press, deals with the value of a name, the personal side of life in sports, and the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on millions of people and their families,” Sandusky said. “There are universal themes that are woven throughout that everyone can relate to.”

After sharing lessons he learned from experiences with his father, Sandusky will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.

His presentation will be followed by a plenary session with Judah Ronch, PH. D. – dean of the Erickson School at University of Maryland Baltimore County and a nationally renowned expert on improving the treatment and mental well-being of elders.

Admission to Making Connections is $35 for caregivers and $95 for professionals. For more information about the event or to register, visit alz.org/maryland, call 1.800.272.3900 or email jsample@alz.org.

The conference’s afternoon sessions will include a caregiver panel, as well as presentations on family conflict, advocating for your loved one, research and public policy, among other topics related to Alzheimer’s disease, which now affects 5.4 million people. 

Friday, April 25, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium

Show Hours:
-          Friday, April 25: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-          Saturday,April 26: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-          Sunday, April 27: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission (valid all three days):
-          Adults                                      $8 online; $10 at the door
-          Children under 12                free
-          Parking                                    free

More than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work at the 36th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Crafts people at the Festival are jury-selected and are the finest artisans from around the country. They will showcase their latest works in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, leather, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art.

In addition to browsing and buying one-of-a-kind items, craft lovers will experience the fun, family-oriented tradition of the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival including small-batch foods to try and buy from specialty purveyors, demonstrations from master craftspeople, interactive children’s activities and live music.

For more information, including admission discounts, exhibitor lists and directions visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call (800) 210-9900. Free parking is available on site.

High-resolution images of artist work are available at http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/pr/spring_timonium_photo.html.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
World Tai Chi Day

Celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day along with 52 other countries around the world, by gathering at The Hannah More Park, 12039 Reisterstown Road, 21136, at 9:00AM on Saturday, April 26 for an hour of free Tai Chi and Quigong. No prior experience necessary. For more information, call U.S.Kuosho Academy 443-394-9222

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Get to Know NOAA − A Saturday Series at the Maryland Science Center

A four part series designed to help explore our world and learn how NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources.  Get to Know NOAA with a series of hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. Meet and talk with NOAA scientists who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources.

Session Topic:

Dive In: Become A Shipwreck Detective – Come explore the ocean floor and uncover the history of sunken ships. Be a maritime archaeologist for the day: try on dive gear, learn about using sound to locate shipwrecks, and solve maritime mysteries.

Free with paid admission.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Y OF CENTRAL MARYLAND HEALTHY KIDS DAY 2014

(BALTIMORE)— The Y of Central Maryland will celebrate youth health with Healthy Kids Day 2014 on Saturday, April 26 at Family Center Ys. Families and friends will enjoy a day of fun-filled activities that promote healthy living and activity. The event will include family fitness activities, healthy treats, face painting, a moon bounce and more! This FREE event is open to all community members. Specific times and activities vary by location, so please contact your local Family Center Y for additional information.
WHAT:            Y Healthy Kids Day

WHEN:            Saturday, April 26, 2014

WHERE:          Y of Central Maryland Family Centers

Please see locations at: http://ymaryland.org/y-locations

COST:             FREE    

INFO:             For more information, please visit www.ymaryland.org or visit your local Family Center Y.                                             

Our Mission:
The Y of Central Maryland is a charitable organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Commitment:

At the Y, we are committed to providing family-oriented, affordable, high quality programs.

A cause driven organization with three areas of vital focus:

  • For Youth Development: nurturing the potential of every child and teen
  • For Healthy Living: improving our community’s health & well-being
  • For Social Responsibility: giving back and providing support for our neighbors

The Y is a place for everyone.  People of all races, ages, faiths, gender, abilities, backgrounds and incomes are welcome and financial assistance on a sliding scale is available to those who would otherwise be unable to participate.

Our Values:

Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

More information can be found at www.ymaryland.org

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