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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
jGROUP Presents “Solving the Enigma”

Fascinating talk given by Jennifer Wilcox of NSA’s National Cryptology Museum on the crucial role of the little known Enigma Machines played during WWII. Dwight Eisenhower considered them decisive to the Allied victory. Don’t miss it!

Thursday, October 2, 2014
10th Anniversary Celebration for USGBC Maryland

The U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter’s (USGBC Maryland) 10th Anniversary party will be held on October 2, at the Baltimore Office of Gensler & Associates. Over 300 people are expected to attend this networking event dedicated to celebrating USGBC Maryland’s accomplishments over the past decade, and looking towards future innovations for sustainability in the built environment. Tickets are free, but advance registration is required

The evening will feature great food and cocktails, and a silent auction and raffle to raise funds for USGBC Maryland- a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization, with a mission to use education, advocacy and community outreach to support the development of sustainable buildings and communities. The theme for the event is #10ShadesOfGreen and all supporters of green building and sustainability are encouraged to attend. Individual gifts can also be made at

Celebration Supporters include: Allen & Shariff, EnviroSolutions Inc. (ESI), Gensler, Haworth, Soundproof Cow, Williams Scotsman, Coalesse, BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program, ECO Interior Maintenance, Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association, Rouge Fine Catering, West End Video Productions, MaGrann Associates, Merritt Construction Services, and more.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
1 Year Anniversary and 1st Thursday

The Alchemy of Art will be holding their 1 year Anniversary celebration during their monthly 1st Thursday from 7pm till 11pm. We will be featuring 2 artists, Matthew Adelberg and Ariston De Leon. Along with our 2 featured artist we have a curated (by Monique Dove) LIVE art performance with 7 different artist who will perform poetry, sketching, hair styling, rap, acoustic guitar, painting and much, much more throughout the evening.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014
Harvest of Quilts

The Flying Geese Quilt Guild will present “Harvest of Quilts” Quilt Show 2014 – celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.  Tickets are $7 for adults and children 6-11 yrs. $4.  Tickets available at the door.  Come and see quilts created by guild members, silent auction of small quilts, vendors and demonstrations.  There will be a raffle quilt called “Patriotic Elegance”  Check our website:

Saturday, October 4, it will be open at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 5, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
City vs. City Run

City vs. City Run is a first of its kind event giving you the chance to prove your hometown is the best!

Twin 5k races taking place in different locations, and each runner’s time contributes to an overall winning City. Runners line up at the same time in Baltimore, MD as they line up in Washington, DC to run 3.1 miles hoping to beat the average time of their rival city. We encourage you to give back to the community by competing to raise the most money possible for a local Baltimore or DC charity like Baltimore Child Abuse Center. A portion of our proceeds will be divided amongst the participating charities across both cities. And finally, you can team up with runners from your city to challenge a group of friends to beat your average time.

Run for charity. Run for yourself. Run for your team. But most important in this race, Run for Your City.


Registration is $30.00 and you can register at

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Chessie Jam – Children’s Music Fest

Chessie Jam – a Children’s Music Festival – at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 will feature performances by Milkshake, Recess Monkey, Father Goose, Biz Markie from Yo Gabba Gabba and Justin Roberts. In addition to the national touring artists, Chessie Jam will have other fun and interactive activities for children such as face-painting, a children’s drum circle, a storybook village, a moon-bounce, a photo-booth, tie-dying, and more. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 27th at Children aged two and under will be admitted free. Parking is easy with five garages within two blocks. Gates open at noon. Pier Six Pavilion is regarded by many as the most beautiful outdoor concert venue in the United States, and is located directly on the Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor. More information about the festival is available at


Festival Lineup:

Fresh off the hit Yo Gabba Gabba National Tour, Biz Markie, “the clown prince of hip hop”, is a rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, and singer. The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 26 years of entertaining to Pier Six Pavilion for Chessie Jam.  Recently, he has been featured in a regular segment, Biz’s Beat of the Day, on the Yo Gabba Gabba television series, in which he teaches children to beatbox. Biz Markie believes in the importance of young children being exposed to the fundamental elements of hip-hop. “It’s important because it’s a natural thing where you can grow and use your imagination. Everything is digital these days, but with hip-hop you can use your imagination,” Biz Markie explained. A performer since the age of 14, Biz is the definition of longevity and has managed to remain one of the most notable hiphop artists and DJ’s in the world. In 2008, his song Just a Friend, from 1989, made the VH1 list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time.

Justin Roberts is the winner of seven National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Awards, and eight Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. Not Naptime was included in the Parents’ Choice list of the 25 best children’s CDs of the past 25 years, and Jungle Gym was MetroKids’ top children’s CD of 2010. Meltdown, Pop Fly and Jungle Gym were each chosen as the “Number One Children’s CD of the Year” by Fids and Kamily, and Roberts’ albums have been among Amazon’s “Top 10 Children’s CDs of the Year” four times. Meltdown was given as an example of the “Best Children’s Music of the Past 30 Years” at Time Out NY Kids. Jungle Gym was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for best album for children in 2011; Recess was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for best album for children in 2014

Recess Monkey is the nationally acclaimed trio of teachers who make music for kids and families that truly rocks along with helping to “meld the sensibility of the singer-songwriter with themes aimed at kids under 10”. Seamlessly meshing their indie-rock roots with their keen awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to make waves coast to coast. “Deep Sea Diver” is the band’s ninth album, showcasing the high-energy, pitch-perfect understanding of what gets kids excited that has launched them into national awareness

Baltimore’s own Milkshake’s mission is to write quality rock music for children, they released their first album, Happy Songs, in 2002, followed quickly by Bottle of Sunshine in 2004. Following the success of their first two albums, the band was asked to contribute some music for kids television, which was something they were no strangers to with Love Riot (having had their music featured on the show Homicide: Life on the Streets). Milkshake has had their songs show up on Discovery Kids ’ ToddWorld, Nick Jr.’s Jack’s Big Music Show, and PBS Kids’ Share the Earth Day series. In 2007, they released their third album, Play!, followed by their first DVD, Screen Play, which was released in 2008. A Great Day, Milkshake’s fourth album, was released in 2009 and earned the group a Grammy nomination for “Best Musical Album for Children.”


Father Goose, The King of the Dance Party is a proven multi-talented entertainer, “Father Goose” has made his way into the children’s music scene by letting children enjoy nursery sing-alongs while allowing their parents to reminisce about their own childhood melodies. “Father Goose” is featured on all Dan Zanes and Friends successful albums, DVDs and videos. From the Rocket Ship Beach album you can hear his performance of ABC where he makes learning tables fun for kids. On the Grammy Award winning album Catch That Train, he gives sterling performances on two of the hit singles Pata, Pata and Chu Chu Chu Boogie. He also performed on the songs Down in the Valley and Old Joe Clark, on the Grammy nominated album House Party. Now “Father Goose” has his own family CD titled It’s a Bam Bam Diddly!, filled with contagious Caribbean sounds including reggae and mento mixed with energetic vocals and instruments. It’s a party in a CD, which starts in Jamaica and ends in Brooklyn with guest performances from Dan Zanes, Sheryl Crow, Coolie Ranx, Sister Carol and other Caribbean stars. The album has since been awarded by the Parent’s Choice Foundation and its songs like Bam Bam have charted at number one on XM Kids and still remains in rotation along with other favorites Flying Machine and Chi Chi Buddo.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
By/4 Artist Series: “Self Promotion for Individual Artists” (facilitated by David London)

Workshop on tools and techniques for self promotion facilitated by David London.

More details about this workshop:

David London is a professional magician and storyteller, and the Program and Marketing Manager at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. David will share the tools and techniques he has developed over the years for artists to spread the word about their events, increase visibility and attract new audiences. Topics covered will include social media, press relations, event calendars, and more. David brings over 15 years of experience producing and promoting his own shows across the United States.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park is Parks & People Foundation’s premier annual fundraising event. Each fall, 200+ guests gather for a special evening in one of Baltimore’s beautiful parks, where they connect with each other in an environment worthy of attention and preservation. While enjoying fine food, wine and live entertainment, supporters celebrate Parks & People’s creative energy, ideas and solutions for a cleaner, greener, healthier Baltimore. Proceeds from the event benefit Parks & People’s many programs – from street tree plantings, and vacant lot gardening, to environmental education and green workforce training for kids.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Beyond the Nest: Parenting Your Young Adult

When your children become young adults you are still their parent, but your approach has to change.  Whether they’re away at college, living and working on their own, or moving back in with you, it’s an adjustment.  Learn about negotiating new rules, adapting to new relationships and keeping those lines of communication open.

Presented by Joan Cohen, LCSW-C, Therapist, JCS

For information and registration visit

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Embassy Night 2014

For the past 26 years, Embassy Night has brought the region’s influential business leaders and diplomatic officials to network, exchange knowledge, and celebrate international success. Embassy Night returns to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the heart of Washington DC for the 4th consecutive year. Join the World Trade Center for the region’s largest gather of business leaders and embassy officials.

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