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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, call 1.800.272.3900 or email

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 or call (800) 210-9900. Free parking is available on site.

High-resolution images of artist work are available at

Friday, April 25, 2014
Bike Party Finish Line Festival Comes to Mount Royal!

Please join the St. Francis Neighborhood Center along with Whitelock Community Farm and the newly formed Mount Royal CDC for the Bike Party Finish Line Festival and watch as hundreds of cyclists take over the Mount Royal District on Friday, April 25 from 7 to 11 pm!

The festival will feature food trucks, DJs, Heavy Seas beer, carnival-style games including a pepper eating contest, a butternut squash ring toss, a dunking booth and don’t miss the arrival of the Bike Party at 9 pm! Attendees are encouraged to dress the part in their best “farm chic” attire – overalls, top hats and feather boas!  This event is located at Whitelock St. between Linden Ave. and Brookfield Ave. and is free, open to the public and fun for families. For more information about the event, please email or visit the event webpage and our Facebook invite.

Volunteers are needed for this event. Email to sign up.

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

(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:

COST:             FREE    

INFO:             For more information, please visit 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

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Concert

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra                          Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 pm

Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus                                               Jed Gaylin, Conductor

Program:                                                                                                                     Concerto Competition Winner/s, TBD                                                                      Jean Sibelius: En Saga                                                                                                    Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1911)

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm

Tickets:  $10 general; $8 for seniors (60+), JHU affiliates, and non-JHU students; free for JHU students and Maryland State employees

Saturday, April 26, 2014
“Friends” The League’s Annual Awards and Advocacy Dinner

The League for People with Disabilities will host its Annual Awards and Advocacy Dinner, “Friends,” to recognize and honor the contributions of local individuals and business owners who, through their volunteerism and philanthropy, positively impact the community of people with disabilities, on Saturday, April 26, from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, at Preston Hall – 25 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. This year’s honorees include Tom and Kitty Stoner and the TKF Foundation, Gordon Feinblatt LLC & Friends of The League. More information is available by calling The League at 410-323-0500 or visiting The League’s website,


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Aniello Desiderio – Baltimore premiere of the Italian guitar sensation

“Nothing is impossible for Aniello Desiderio with his instrument.“ Classical Guitar Magazine

Born in Naples in 1971, Aniello Desiderio at the age of eight, he performed in public for the first time, displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an “enfant prodige”… Wunderkind…a genius,….the  Orpheus of the Guitar….a guitarist of the Century…il Fenomeno…. etc.

He won 18 first International Awards in both national and international competitions, and special prizes for the best interpretation of different kind of music, including: Guerrero (Madrid) Tarrega (Benicasim) Havana (Cuba)
He performed all around world: Europe, Asia, North & South America, USA, Indonesia, for the most International Guitar and Music Festival and in some of the most prestigious theatre such as: Alte Oper (Frankfurt) Tonhalle (Dusseldorf) Filarmonie (Munich) Konzerthouse (Wien) Augusteo & Delle Palme (Naples) Carnegie Hall (New York) Megaron (Athens) Prinzregentertheater (Munich) Die Gloke (Bremen) Mercadante (Naples) Radio France (Paris) solo and with orchestra as: Wiener Kammer, RSO Berlin, Pomeriggi Musicali, Bach Collegium, Virtuosi di Mosca with Vladmir Spivakov.
In May 1999 the German Television BR/ARD produced a music film (45 min.) and a portrait (45 min.) in Naples. It was broadcast more than 10 times Europe wide between 2000-03.

In September 1999 he received the „Artist in Residence Award 1999“ from the German Radio DLF and the Musikfest Bremen together with Gidon Kremer, who received the “Großer Musikfest Preis” He was invited to the 70th birthday Gala of Maestro Lorin Maazel by the Bavarian Radio & TV station and he was one of the performing artists of a prestigious German TV show – ZDF (German 2nd canal) which was broadcast Europe wide.

In fall 2009 he has create his last project: Aniello Desiderio’s “Quartetto Furioso” play with Gennaro Desiderio violin, Gaetano Desiderio piano and Salvatore Minale drums and percussion the programme of: Vivaldi 4 and 4 Piazzolla Seasons and he realize the cd of this project for the famous german lable TERMIDOR  which has as well artist as Paquito D’ Rivera and Sabine Mayer.

He’s a professor at University of Music in Cosenza (Italy)

For more information on Aniello Desiderio click HERE
Venue address, seating chart, ticket information, Click HERE.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Concert

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra                          Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8 pm

Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus                                               Jed Gaylin, Conductor

Program:                                                                                                                     Concerto Competition Winner/s, TBD                                                                      Jean Sibelius: En Saga                                                                                                    Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1911)

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm

Tickets:  $10 general; $8 for seniors (60+), JHU affiliates, and non-JHU students; free for JHU students and Maryland State employees

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