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Here you will find out about events taking place in Baltimore & the surrounding area. For a list of future events visit the Calendar of Events. We list all events for free and don't really have a deadline as such but the longer you are advertising, the better exposure you will get, so by all means send us your event and we'll be happy to post it for you & twitter it. Last time page was updated October 29, 2014 1:46 PM

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The Black-Eyed Susan
Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise featuring Live Entertainment

2014 Murder Mystery
and Special Cruises Schedule 

The Black-Eyed Susan ~ because a quality cruise deserves quality cuisine

Boarding for all public cruises begins 30 minutes prior to cruise time.
Please note:  Our boarding policy has changed for 2014.  Though we do not encourage it, early arrivals for our public cruises will be allowed to wait inside our upper deck prior to general boarding.

Click on the link for each cruise to see menu and prices

JUST ADDED - Holiday Murder Mystery Lunch Cruises
specially designed for office parties or small groups
Holiday Murder Mystery Lunch Cruises - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, December 5, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014   

    
Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises - 7:00 pm -10:00 pm (theme is listed next to each cruise) boarding begins at 6:30 pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - "Murder in Spades"
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - "An Unbridled Murder"
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - "There's Something About Swen"
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - "And Three Old Fruit Cakes"

New Year's Eve 2014 - 2015
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The 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival


Is presented by Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy. Ticket price includes local food, wine and beer, unique silent auction and a one-hour program of 10 professionally-produced short environmental documentary films. Tickets for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival are available through the Avalon Theatre box office by phone at 410.822.7299 or online at http://tickets.avalontheatre.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=177. For more information, visit www.midshoreriverkeeper.org or contact Natalie Costanzo at 443.385.0511 or natalie@midshoreriverkeeper.org.
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Blacktip Reef exhibit at
the National Aquarium
Daily (New permanent exhibit)

501 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202 / 410-576-3800

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New exhibit features more than 2,000 replicated coral pieces, various animal species, including Calypso, the 400-pound green sea turtle, and zebra sharks Zeke and Zoe, and blacktip
reef sharks.

Guests can also experience daily interactive diver presentations, shark feedings and seating in an underwater viewing area


My Girlfriend's House, Inc
9244 East Hampton Dr., Ste 621, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 / 301-560-0506
| http://www.mygirlfriendshouse.org/ |


Come sing Karaoke with a LIVE BAND at the Tin Roof Bar, Inner Harbor
Any Tuesday!
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Come sing Karaoke with a LIVE BAND at the Tin Roof Bar, Inner Harbor

That's right.  You're the star!  Pick a song, jump on stage, and sing with DC’s awesome HariKaraoke Band...but don't get GONGED!  It's crazy fun...even for the audience.   www.harikaraokeband.com



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National Aquarium
Sea Monster’s Journey Comes to Life

Shows daily beginning October 17, 2014

National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202 - 410-576-3800

| http://www.aqua.org |

4-D Immersion Theater chronicles sea monster’s life below the sea

(Baltimore) – Guests of the National Aquarium can travel back in time and follow an incredible sea monster on her journey to survive in one of the most dangerous seas in history this fall with Sea Monsters 4-D: A Prehistoric Adventure attraction, coming to the Aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater on October 17, 2014.

Eighty-two million years ago when dinosaurs ruled the land, a whole other world of beasts existed below the water. Moviegoers will explore the sea monster's breathtaking world as she and her fellow ferocious underwater creatures swim and slink their way through life while trying to escape their predators.

With photorealistic animation and stunning 4-D effects (combining the high-definition drama of a 3-D film with special sensory effects that are built into the theater seats and environment), guests will dive into the ocean and speed away from predators in this epic fight for survival.

WHAT:
Sea Monsters 4-D: A Prehistoric Adventure

$5 with purchase of admission ticket to the Aquarium online or at the admissions window.

National Aquarium
The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world’s natural resources and living systems. The National Aquarium delivers meaningful experiences through its living collections; science-based education programs and hands-on experiences in the field from the Chesapeake Bay to Costa Rica; and partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations around the world. For more information on the National Aquarium, visit www.aqua.org.


Fells Point Main Street

Fell's Point
P.O. Box 38245
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Tel: 410.675.8900
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Fells Point Main Street

It is the new name of our community’s Main Street organization, a campaign initiated in 2003 by the Fell's Point Business Association and members of our community. FPMS has been created to proactively generate the revitalization of Fell's Point’s commercial and historic districts. Our mission to promote, strengthen and revitalize the commercial district for businesses and residents alike. Like neighborhoods nationwide, we are experiencing growing pains associated with the economic of expansion.


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2014 Young Women In Harmony (YWIH) Festival
November 1 and 4, 2014

North Point Government Center and Baltimore Convention Center

Cost: Free of Charge

For women in the Baltimore area 25 and younger. Sweet Adelines International is hosting the 2014 Young Women Harmony Festival, free of charge to women age 25 or younger, on November 1 and 4, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Two local accomplished music educators, Bev Bruening and Ali Hauger of Sweet Adelines International’s Dundalk Chorus will serve as festival clinicians, where they will introduce each student to the rich elements of singing four-part, a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.

This YWIH festival is open to middle school, high school and college-age female performers. On Saturday, Nov. 1 Participants will engage in an exhilarating day of fun and educational rehearsals, filled with music, singing and dancing! The festival experience will culminate in an exciting chorus performance on the evening of Tuesday, November 4, 2014. They will perform a 10-minute show package on the Sweet Adelines International stage at the Baltimore Convention Center in front of an audience of more than 3,000 and webcast to thousands of fans across the globe.

Find more information on our website: http://www.sweetadelineintl.org/index.cfm?id=533.

Or via this interactive PDF that includes links to YWIH videos: http://www.sweetadelineintl.org/ImgUL/files/Baltimore2014YWIHFestivalRegistrationMaterials.pdf

Registrations must be received by Friday, October 10, 2014. Register online now: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M0OOeAB6ohXuDSgTvRb0Lx0g1Cl1akute3XfGUzyz_8/viewform

Sweet Adelines International will host its 68th annual convention and competition in Baltimore from Nov. 3-8, 2014. The International YWIH Festival is a highlight of the convention week where we feature young women from the local community to showcase their talent. We truly hope you can join us for this extraordinary opportunity.


Chimes Gala 2014
November 1, 2014

camera See pictures from last year on Dropbox. (Please click on a picture to see the whole gallery!)

Chimes Gala

The Beach Boys -Featuring Original Members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston

Honoring Interline Brands / AmSan With Jim Cusick and Brad Bobbitt On Their Behalf

Come and be a part of the party with The Beach Boys including upscale cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a scrumptious dinner.

Fun & Festive Beach Attire (NO SWIMWEAR)

Check out the Gala Invite for more details!

Presented by the Chimes Foundation / Buy a ticket online with paypal.

For Sponsorship information
10th Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss (If there’s a character limit, which some sites will have, remove everything before “African-American.”
Saturday, Nov. 1 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Coppin State University, Talon Center  2500 W North Ave.Baltimore, MD 21216 / Junnell Daniels 410.561.9099 ext. 222

| www.alz.org/maryland | jdaniels@alz.org |
Free admission, but registrations are required by Oct. 27.

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter, this comprehensive event will inform the community about memory loss, support caregivers, share the promise of research and advise on getting involved to help conquer this disease.

Research suggests that the prevalence, incidence and cumulative risk of Alzheimer’s disease appear to be much higher in African-Americans, and older African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Additionally, blood pressure and diabetes, which are more prevalent in African-American and Hispanic people, may increase one’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

Keynote addresses will include a presentation from Dr. Warachal Faison (Pfizer, Inc.) on the impact of Alzheimer’s research on the African-American community and Dr. Ann Morrison (Copper Ridge Institute and Morrison & Associates) on managing behavioral difficulties in dementia and life.

Afternoon breakout sessions include presentations on the legal and financial problems that arise with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, caregiver stress, and research and information on other types of dementia. Additionally, two event sponsors will provide health screenings: Baltimore City Health System will provide nutrition consultations and eye screenings and Coppin State University’s Helene Fuld School of Nursing will provide blood pressure screenings.

Courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association and additional event sponsors, AARP, Allegis Group and Eli Lilly, admission is free and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. However, registration is required by Oct. 27. To register or receive sponsorship information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/maryland.

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®. Visit www.alz.org


House Tour of Federal Hill
| http://www.historicfederalhill.org/ |

House Tour of Federal Hill

Click Here for Tickets

You can also purchase them in person

at the Main Street Office, 42 East Cross Street,

or by calling 410-727-4500

http://www.historicfederalhill.org/
New Workshop: The Future of Social Media and Digital Marketing
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

| Kathleen Dorsey of Global Results |

Timonium, MD

Social Media and Digital Marketing can feel like a moving target. The internet has become noisy and crowded. How do you get your message and influence to those who need to hear it now and in the future?

The answer to that question can be found in the future. Stop doing what everyone else is doing and start doing what is "next". If you continue to act the same online, you will be left behind by your competition. Be proactive and forward-thinking, not reactive and stale.

In this interactive workshop you will:
Learn why what you are doing now will not work soon
Be exposed to the newest trends of Social and Digital marketing
Learn what your social audience is looking for you to do next
Understand how to gain online influence  now and in the future
Hear why you must embrace two-way online conversations online in the future
Learn how to use Social Media for customer service and recruitment

and more...

Even better- LUNCH IS ON US!  Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.

Time to network prior to the workshop Register: https://ticket2thefuture.eventbrite.com


FaerieCon East
November 7 - 9, 2014

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

| http://faeriecon.com/ | Facebook | Twitter |

A three day celebration of everything fairy.  International bands Omnia and Faun, Bestselling Authors Laurell K. Hamilton, Catherynne M. Valente, Tamora Pierce, and Bruce Coville, Celebrated fairy artists Amy Brown and Gary Lippincott, 50+ juried vendors.  Signings, Concerts, Panel Discussions, Workshops, Kids' Area, Costume Contest, and more.  Day and Weekend passes available. Kids 12 and under free.


JA Jams: An Evening with Kenny Loggins
Date: Nov. 7, 2014 - VIP Reception: 5:30 PM; Concert: 8 PM  End time if asked: 10 PM Doors open if asked: 7 PM

Location: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201)
Cost: $37-$110 per person
Contact: JAJams.org       410-783-8000    kdenis@jamaryland.org
Category: Benefit, fundraiser, music, nightlife, community, food & drink, education

Everybody cut loose, Footloose with Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist, Kenny Loggins at this special benefit concert for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JA). With more than four decades of success in the music business, Loggins has had smash hits on Hollywood’s favorite soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages and found his way into children’s hearts while bringing his soulful voice to platinum albums of a variety of genres.

The evening kicks off with a VIP reception and silent auction featuring a variety of theme packages related to Loggins' music and the movies with his soundtrack songs. Additionally, JA will honor Frank Bonsal (a highly regarded Maryland venture capitalist and Director of Entrepreneurship at Towson University) and recognize event supporters, including presenting sponsor, OneMain Financial.

Local students will greet concert goers, providing musical entertainment in the lobby and serving as ushers. Loggins will take the stage following a brief program with students, JA alumni and Fox 45 Anchor Jeff Barnd as the emcee.  Immediately after the show, Loggins will participate in a meet-and-greet with a select group of guests.

Event proceeds  will support JA in its efforts to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network of more than 3,000 Marylanders, JA connects the classroom to the real world by providing hands-on in-school and after-school programs for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Programs focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Founded in 1957, the non-profit organization served more than 42,000 students this past year. For more information, visit www.jamaryland.org.


Monster of a Show -- Craft Fair
Saturday, November 8 from 10 am until 5 pm

5315 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

| http://Facebook.com/claymonsterpottery |

Monster of a Show -- Craft Fair

The 8th Annual Monster of a Show presents the work of monstrously talented artists and craftspeople from throughout Maryland. Handmade pottery, jewelry, accessories, paintings, illustrations, soaps, paper crafts and more. Shop for the holidays or find something unique for yourself.


GROOMING 101 : Calling all high school & middle school girls
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Hair Weaves and Extensions Salon

| http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grooming-101-calling-all-high-school-middle-school-girls-tickets-13785405519?aff=eorg |

Hair Weaves & Extensions Salon is hosting a "Grooming 101" seminar for all high school and middle school girls. This seminar will focus on various topics such as, skin care, hair care,fashion, health and nurtrition. For a low cost of $10.

*Food & Snacks will be provided*

There will also be chances to win fabolous prizes and plenty of treats to take home.

To purchase tickets visit
http://hwegrooming101seminar.eventbrite.com/

PLEASE R.S.V.P BY NOVEMBER 4,2014

For information or concerns call (410) 744-4900


15th Anniversary Party Fundraiser
November 8th @ 6 – 9pm

901 Dartmouth Road, Baltimore, MD, 21212

Please join us to celebrate KMC Maryland’s 15th anniversary by enjoying party fundraiser with a delicious meal lovingly prepared by our World Peace Cafe Team, live entertainment, kids activities, and a special presentation on the history of KMC Maryland. At this special fundraising event there will also be silent auction items and raffle prizes where all proceeds will go to completing the shrine cabinet with glass panels, which will protect the sacred statues inside.

This will be an enjoyable event for families & friends. Please bring one, two, or more people along with you!

We will have two live pperformancesincluding Jan Seiden and the Baxter Duo.

Jan Seiden, a 2-time nominee for the Indian Summer Music Awards, will be playing at our Fundraiser event! Immediately captivating, Jan’s soulful eloquence and exceptional technique transport listeners to a healing, inner tranquil state. Ms. Seiden’s music carries messages of global unity, peace and personal empowerment to federal agencies and to international humanitarian conferences and indigenous gatherings throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information about Jan Seiden and her music visit her website at http://janseiden.com/

Baxter Duo – David and Sarah Baxter met teaching music lessons in the Boston area.  They discovered their affinity for each other in 1996 playing duets for seemingly unlikely combinations like violin and trumpet, and viola and flugelhorn. David and Sarah continue to revel in making music together, melding many styles to create expressive music that is at turns energizing and comforting. They especially enjoy performing Sarah’s compositions.
The event is held in celebration of International Temples Day, which is celebrated by Kadampa Buddhists worldwide. The International Temples Project is what has made the KMC Maryland Temple & Gardens for World Peace possible. Currently, they are helping new temple project in the Southwest and other parts of the US and the world.

 Learn more about this special day and the International Temple’s Project (ITP).

Ticket prices are:
$35, $50, $75, $100 or $25/person for groups of 4 or more.
($15 kids 12 – 16, 11 and under are free)
-5 free raffle tickets at $50, 10 at $75, and 15 at $100 tickets.

Please register by phone by calling 410-243-3837 or by emailing us at epc@MeditationMd.org. Thank you!

KMC MD World Peace Temple

Parking Lot Address: 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore MD 21212

Mailing Address: 901 Dartmouth Road, Baltimore, MD, 21212

Open Hours: Tues – Sunday @ 10am – 4pm and during scheduled classes/prayers CLOSED on Mondays, except for scheduled classes and prayers.

Telephone:  (410) 243-3837

Email:  peace@MeditationMd.org


THE BALTIMORE STATION CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF TURNING LIVES AROUND
Saturday, November 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201

| www.baltimorestation.org | kcallari@baltimorestation.org |
$125 for individual tickets
$1,250 for tables of 10
Tickets are limited

BALTIMORE – Join The Baltimore Station on Saturday, November 8th at the Lord Baltimore Hotel for the Silver Celebration of Second Chances, a very special evening celebrating 25 years of turning around the lives of veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, addiction and homelessness to self sufficiency. Guests will enjoy fine dining and specialty cocktails by The Classic Catering People and live entertainment by The Klassix.

WHAT   The Silver Celebration of Second Chances, The Baltimore Station’s 25th Anniversary Event

PARKING  Valet parking is available. Guests may self-park at the garage located at 213 West Fayette Street, two blocks from the hotel.

FOR MORE INFORMATION  Contact Kim Callari at kcallari@baltimorestation.org or 410-752-4454.

About The Baltimore Station
The Baltimore Station is a therapeutic residential recovery program that helps homeless men – primarily veterans – bound by drug and alcohol addiction break the cycle and become self-sufficient members of society. The only long-term residential program in the area, we provide up to 24 months of clinical care and life skills development to encourage a smoother transition to the real world and guaranteed lifelong success. At The Baltimore Station, we turn lives around. www.baltimorestation.org.


Uncovering the Underwater Lives of Humpback Whales
November 11, 2014

The Baltimore Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202 / 410-576-3800

| http://www.aqua.org/ |

Most of what we know about whale behavior originated from observations of their activity on the water’s surface. What they do beneath the waves has been more of a mystery—until recently. Marine biologist Dr. David Wiley, research coordinator at NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, has pioneered the use of advanced technology to discover the secret lives of these gentle giants.


National Aquarium’s Date Night
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202

Experience the intimate ambience of the National Aquarium after hours at “Date Night.” On November 13, couples 21 and older can wander leisurely through the crowd-free exhibits, catch a film at the 4-D Immersion Theater, listen to live music from local guitarist Rich Barry, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

TICKETS: Tickets are $130 per couple for non-members and $75 per couple for members, and can be purchased at aqua.org. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit http://www.aqua.org.

National Aquarium
The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world’s natural resources and living systems. The National Aquarium delivers meaningful experiences through its living collections; science-based education programs and hands-on experiences in the field from the Chesapeake Bay to Costa Rica; and partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations around the world. For more information on the National Aquarium, visit http://www.aqua.org.


The Polar Express 4-D Experience
Shows daily from November 14, 2014-January 4, 2015

National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202 / 410-576-3800
$5 with the purchase of admission to the Aquarium online or at the admissions window

| http://www.aqua.org |

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

Guests are invited to kick off the holiday season with a quick trip to the North Pole as “The Polar Express 4-D Experience” returns to National Aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater this winter.  “The Polar Express 4-D Experience” is a 20-minute show based on the Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Aquarium guests will join a doubting young boy as he takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. He embarks on an epic journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater brings The Polar Express to life, allowing visitors to get close to the sights, smells, and sounds of the action. The theater is equipped with 4-D capabilities, combining the drama of a 3-D film with special sensory effects that will put you on the edge of your seat.

Climb aboard “The Polar Express 4-D Experience” for a wintery adventure that’s sure to warm your heart and make you believe.

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s11)


4th Annual Catoctin Holiday Art Tour
November 15th and 16th, 2014

4th Annual Catoctin Holiday Art Tour

The Catoctin Holiday Art Tour is a self-guided FREE event.Seven studios and 18 artists, all located north of Route Nine in Northern Virginia. Tour country roads, see artists at work, and get your holiday shopping done during the weekend of November 15th and 16th, 2014. All studios open 10am - 6pm both days. www.catoctinart.com


Christmas Bazaar
Nov 15, 2014, 9 am to 2 pm

Grace English Evangelical Church, 8601 Valleyfield Road, Lutherville, MD 21093 / 410-828-5115

Christmas Bazaar
Fun for all!
Handmade Gifts & Craft Items
Bake Table
Children's Craft Table
Puppet Show/Sing-A-Long

Help us feed the less fortunate through ACTC- Assistance Center of Towson Churches- food pantry
Please bring non-perishable food items- tuna, beef stew, rice, pasta or noodles, canned fruit or vegs.


Maryland Alpaca & Fleece Festival
November 15-16, 2014 - 10am-4pm

Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Road West Friendship, MD 21794

| http://www.marylandalpacas.org/pages/festival/ |

Dozens of Maryland breeders will be exhibiting their beautiful alpacas. Get up close and personal with the animals while learning about the benefits of this eco-friendly livestock opportunity. But beware… alpacas are addictive!


JA Personal Finance Experience
Nov. 15, 2014 - 10 am – 1 pm

CCBC Essex Campus College Community Center - Upper Lobby (7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, Md. 21237)

Admission: free Category: Education/learning, family/ children’s/kid’s, parents’
Chris Bugher cbugher@jamaryland.org  410-753-3295 www.jamaryland.org DESCRIPTION Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JA) and OneMain Financial will present a live budgeting and career simulation for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) middle/high school students and their parents, and CCBC students.

Students will be assigned a life situation that dictates their career and salary, explains their family size and responsibilities, and impacts budgeting decisions. Then they will visit 18 stations representing areas of personal lifestyle expenses and learn how to budget accordingly. 

As students work through the budget puzzle, they will receive a “lucky “or “unlucky chance” card to help with expenses or hold them accountable for life’s little emergencies. Additionally, refreshments and prizes will be available throughout the day.

Younger students will gain an appreciation of the tough financial choices adults have to make each day, while older students will learn how career, education and spending choices can have a direct impact on their success. Families will learn how to support each other in making earning, spending and saving choices.
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JA) and OneMain Financial will present a live budgeting and career simulation for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) middle/high school students and their parents, and CCBC students.

Students will be assigned a life situation that dictates their career and salary, explains their family size and responsibilities, and impacts budgeting decisions. Then they will visit 18 stations representing areas of personal lifestyle expenses and learn how to budget accordingly. 

As students work through the budget puzzle, they will receive a “lucky “or “unlucky chance” card to help with expenses or hold them accountable for life’s little emergencies. Additionally, refreshments and prizes will be available throughout the day.

Younger students will gain an appreciation of the tough financial choices adults have to make each day, while older students will learn how career, education and spending choices can have a direct impact on their success. Families will learn how to support each other in making earning, spending and saving choices.


Free Open Rehearsal
November 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

The Columbia Orchestra, 6120 Daylong Ln Clarksville, MD 21029 / 410-465-8777

| http://www.columbiaorchestra.org/open_rehearsals/ |

Join Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you’ll have after seeing the process of putting it together! 
Enjoy wine and cheese in a relaxed setting while watching Maestro Love’s interpretation unfold with our talented musicians. This is not just a run-through just before the concert – this is a real working rehearsal in the middle of the process of putting the concert together, mistakes and all! 

Each rehearsal starts at 7:30 pm and you can mingle with orchestra musicians at their break at about 8:30. The entire rehearsal lasts 7:30-10:00; you can come and go as you like. 

These are fun, interesting special events even if you don’t know anything about music! We hope you’ll join us. 

Event Cost: FREE


Girls Night Out
November 20, 2014 - 5-9pm

Historic Ellicott City, 8390 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 410-465-7802

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Pick up your free reusable goodie tote filled with gifts and coupons.  Demonstrations from local chefs, salons and more while you sample various wines to live jazz music. Then grab your gal pals and head down the street for special Girls Night Only discounts in our boutiques and restaurants.


Santé: A Culinary Odyssey
Nov. 20, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m.

M&T Bank Stadium, North Club Level (1101 Russell St., Baltimore, MD 21230 / 410.494.8545

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Price:  $125-$250/person; $2,500 for reserved table of 10

Categories: Food, Music, Benefit, Fundraiser, Wine, Entertainment, Community

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Contact name: Averil Christens-Barry
Event Description:
With over 900 guests expected, the business/casual fête will feature signature dishes from over 45 top local chefs, including: AIDA Bistro, B&O American Brasserie, Barrett’s Grill, Bertha's Mussels, Birroteca, Black Tie Caterers, Blue Hill Tavern, Brio Tuscan Grille, Café Hon, Clementine, Cooking with Catherine,  Corner BYOB, Dooby’s, Frisco Tap House and Brewery, Grillfire, Heavy Seas Ale House, Highland Inn, J  Paul's, Laurrapin, Le Garage, Maggie’s Farm, Natasha's Just Brittle, NeCe’s Green Apron, Nutreatious, Oyster Bay Grille,  Portalli’s, Richardson Farms, Sobo Café, Stratford University, Sugar & Ice, Taharka Brothers Ice Cream, Talara, Tapas Adela, Tark's Grill, TenTen, The Fork & Wrench,  The House of Audré, The Nickel Taphouse and Wit & Wisdom.

Adding to the fun will be celebrity judges and a People’s Choice competition, interactive food demonstrations, live entertainment and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, dining , entertainment, local art, spa, health and fitness, and vacation packages. Guests also can raise their paddles to win a few one-of-a-kind experiences in the live auction and directly support the local kidney community by contributing to the evening’s Fund-The-Mission campaign.

Event honorees are Lawrence J. Appel, M.D., M.P.H. (C. David Molina Professor of Medicine and Director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) and Jonathan S. Bromberg, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology and Chief of the Division of Transplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine).

WJZ-TV’s Ron Matz will serve as emcee. Sponsorship chair is Stuart Bowers (president, DST Brokerage Solutions) and restaurant committee chair is Ben Simpkins CEC CCA WCC (executive chef at Richardson Farms, who was on dialysis following a car accident at age 16 before receiving one of his mother’s kidneys in a transplant the following year).

Proceeds from Santé will fund vital research at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland, and directly support NKF-MD’s patient emergency assistance program, which provides essentials such as food, housing costs, utilities, medication and transportation to dialysis.

Now celebrating its 50th year as an affiliate, The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of West Virginia, is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org.


Baltimore playwright Peter Davis presents Parlor Plays, “Orange!” & “Be Professional”
November 20 at 8 pm and November 21 and 22 at 7 and 9 pm

Church and Company, 3649 Falls Road in Hampden. 

Parlor Plays debuted with two original productions in May 2014. Since then, Davis has invited actors and audience to read plays in progress.  The upcoming plays are the result of this unique collaborative process.
 
“Orange and “Be Professional” are each about twelve minutes long and feature two characters.  In “Orange!”, a couple gets more than they bargained for when they try to spice up their marriage.  In “Be Professional”, best friends have different ideas about a disturbing occurrence, what it means and who owes whom.
 
 "Like a great song, a short play can create a dimensional world and fully realized characters.  Both have the concentrated power to fill you with joy and move you to tears,” said Davis.
 
The venue offers the warmth of a home and the funky vibe of a salon.  Ticket prices are $12.  Refreshments will be available at an additional cost.

For more information, contact Peter Davis: davisbrandstory@gmail.com

Purchase Tickets Here: https://davisbrand.tixato.com/buy/parlor-plays-presents-be-professional-and-orange-by-peter-davis


Day Course: The Preciousness of Tantra
Saturday, November 22 @ 10am – 3:30pm

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The teachings of Tantra, or Secret Mantra, are the most rare and precious within Buddhism.  They show us how to open our minds and overcome the limiting views of ourselves,others, and the world around us – our ordinary view that leads to fear, anxiety, and other painful thoughts.  Additionally, Tantra shows how to create an abundance of positive energy and deep wisdom through special meditation techniques, which bring us quickly to enlightenment. By putting the teachings of Tantra into practice we can bring a more profound spiritual awareness to our daily activities, creating a purity and bliss that benefit not only ourselves, but also others.   

Everyone is welcome to this day course regardless of experience!

Gen Kelsang Jampa is an American Buddhist monk and the US National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition. He is also currently the Resident Teacher of the Kadampa Meditation Center Texas. A long time disciple of the internationally renowned Buddhist Teacher and meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Jampa has received ordination and lineage transmissions directly from him. Under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang, Gen Jampa travels extensively giving the ancient wisdom of Buddha to people throughout the US and abroad, helping them to find happiness in their hearts.

Cost:  $40 for the day, includes a vegetarian lunch OR $35 Early Registration by Wednesday Nov 19, Seniors 60+, Students, and groups of 4+). Free for ages 10 - 14.

Registration to open soon!


Public Talk: Creating the Attitude of Gratitude
Sunday November 23rd at 10:30am – 11:45am

with Gen Kelsang Jampa, US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU

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Enhance the meaning and enjoyment of this holiday season through increasing your appreciation of the kindness of others.  Everything we have and everything we enjoy, including our very life, is due to the kindness of others.  Gen Kelsang Jampa will give a talk to help us deepen our understanding of this truth, by recognizing the interconnection of all beings and the web of kindness in which we live.  This spiritual awareness will result in a heartfelt love and gratitude that will naturally inspire positive actions towards others and bring greater happiness and harmony into our daily life. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience!

Gen Kelsang Jampa is an American Buddhist monk and the US National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition. He is also currently the Resident Teacher of the Kadampa Meditation Center Texas.

A long time disciple of the internationally renowned Buddhist Teacher and meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Jampa has received ordination and lineage transmissions directly from him. Under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang, Gen Jampa travels extensively giving the ancient wisdom of Buddha to people throughout the US and abroad, helping them to find happiness in their hearts.

Cost: $20 at the door or $15 for Early Registration by Wednesday Nov. 19, Seniors 60+, Students, groups of 4+). Free for ages 16 and under. 

Registration to Open Soon!


Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Long Gate Shopping Center, 4310 Montgomery Rd., Ellicott City, MD

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Families will come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises critically-needed funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout Central Maryland. This year, on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27, 2014, the Y will host its Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Ellicott City (Long Gate Shopping Center, 4310 Montgomery Rd., Ellicott City, MD).

Each Y Turkey Trot will feature a 5K Run/Walk, and prizes will be awarded in each age group. Proceeds benefit children whose families can’t afford educational and enrichment opportunities that many kids take for granted, such as Y Preschool and Camp. Evergreen Health is the Title Sponsor.

The Turkey Trot Charity 5K is the perfect event for the entire family to get some exercise before the big feast, and join others to put more “thanks” and “giving” into Thanksgiving by supporting struggling families in the community.

Register online at http://www.ymaryland.org until Monday, November 24, 2014 or at your local Family Center Y until Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  Registration closing times on the 26th (and locations) vary, please see website for details.


Holiday Tea at Gramercy Mansion
Sunday, December 14th and 21st from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

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This event features a four-course meal served with a selection of hot teas.  After the tea, guests will enjoy a special tour of the mansion, which will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season.  Cost is $40 per person.  Call 410-486-2405 for reservations.
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