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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 September 22, 2014 9:22 AM

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B&O presents Disney Jr's Choo Choo Soul
October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM

Tickets on-sale for Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul beginning Tuesday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Event Date: One day only!! Saturday, October 11, 2014 Two Performances: 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

For one day the B&O Railroad Museum presents two performances by Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul. Follow the musical adventures of the hip-hop singer, train station manager, Genevieve Goings, and her dancing, beatboxing engineer, DC, as they entertain families while performing soulful and current renditions of the ABC's and 1-2-3's. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.borail.org

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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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KIDS' CLOTHING EXCHANGE!!! FALL/WINTER SALE!!
Pine Valley Swim Club, 4638 White Marsh Road Baltimore, Md 21237

KIDS' CLOTHING EXCHANGE!!! FALL/WINTER SALE!!

THE KIDS’ CLOTHING EXCHANGE event is nearing! This event at Pine Valley Swim Club is only held twice a year, so you do not want to miss it! Fall is quickly approaching!!!

You can buy or consign quality Fall and Winter previously owned children’s clothing (infant through preteen), outerwear, shoes, baby gear, children’s furniture, outdoor play equipment, toys, games, Halloween costumes, bicycles, books, and dvds as well as Maternity Wear. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONSIGN TO SHOP!!!

NO CONSIGNOR FEE!!!!!!!!

CASH OR CHECK ONLY!!!

Event Dates and Times
Drop Off Times:
Fri. Sept. 12th 9:30-1PM / Sat. Sept. 13th 9:30-1PM / Sun. Sept. 14th 9:30-1PM

PREVIEW SALE FOR CONSIGNORS:
FRIDAY Sept. 19th 9:00-6:00
Public Sale Hours:
Sat. Sept. 20th 9:00-5:00 PM
Sun. Sept. 21st 10:00-4:00 PM
Mon. Sept. 22nd 9:30-7:00 PM
Tue. Sept. 23rd 9:30-5:00 PM
Wed. Sept. 24th 9:30-5:00 PM
Thu. Sept. 25th 9:30-5:00 PM
Fri. Sept. 26th 9:30-5:00 PM
Sat. Sept. 27th 9:00-5:00 PM HALF PRICE!!!
Sun. Sept. 28th 10:00-4 :00 PM HALF PRICE!!!
Mon. Sept,.29th 10:00-4:00PM HALF PRICE!!!
Tue. Sept. 30th 10:00-4:00PM HALF PRICE!!!

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS:
EMAIL mailto:kidsclothingexchange@comcast.net

FOR MORE DETAILS: CONSIGNOR INFORMATION: VISIT: http://pinevalleyswim.com


Enter To Win $100 Gift Certificate to The Women's Clothing Exchange of Baltimore
September 18, 2014 and the sale runs September 19-23, 2014

Enter To Win $100 Gift Certificate to The Women's Clothing Exchange of Baltimore

We are giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to merchandise at The Women’s Clothing Exchange of Baltimore! This is the Women’s Consignment Sale seen in Baltimore Magazine. Consign, Shop or do BOTH! Turn that closet cache into cash and get a Fall wardrobe at a fraction of the cost of retail. BUT HURRY! This sale happens ONLY twice a year and for ONE Weekend ONLY! Drop off of consigned items is September 18, 2014 and the sale runs September 19-23, 2014. To see our calendar and location click here. Consignors and Volunteers get to shop early before the public!

To enter the contest see our Facebook Page and click on the GIVEAWAY POST- The Women‘s Clothing Exchange of Baltimore. For Dates, Times, Location and ALL the details please visit our web page. While you’re there you can peruse the photos of items we’ve had at past sales, Coach Bags, Ann Taylor, Tory Burch, Banana Republic, J Crew, Talbots, Lacoste, White House/Black Market, etc.


Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day Teaching: Buddha’s Special Qualities
Monday, September 22 @ 7 - 8:30 pm

900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212

Join us to celebrate this holiday by contemplating some of Buddha’s special qualities which will inspire us to practice his teachings and follow his example."It is said that if we engage in any kind of virtuous action on this day it becomes especially powerful and our merit greatly increases. For example, if we offer one single light offering this action is multiplied to become millions of light offerings." - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Cost: Donations are appreciated!

Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.
See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837


NATIONAL AQUARIUM HOSTS FRESH THOUGHTS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DINING EVENT WITH WIT & WISDOM
September 23, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

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

The National Aquarium Fresh Thoughts Sustainable Seafood Dining Series returns with Wit & Wisdom, a Tavern by Michael Mina.

The evening will feature a cocktail reception, cooking demonstration by executive chef Zack Mills, and a fine dining experience that includes a three-course menu created solely for the event. Guests are invited to come early to explore the exhibits, including the newest Blacktip Reef exhibit that celebrated its one-year anniversary on August 8.
               
A Maryland native, Chef Mills grew up near the Chesapeake Bay and utilizes his ties with the area’s top farms and vendors to source the freshest, natural ingredients for his dishes. Mills has great respect for fellow Baltimore chefs and the passion they exude when practicing sustainability in the kitchen. He has watched Maryland’s food scene grow during his years in the industry, and looks forward to strengthening Wit & Wisdom’s relationship with local farms and vendors.

MENU
Amuse Bouche / Chilled heirloom tomato soup with fromage blanc panna cotta and basil

First Course
Seaweed Cured Summer Flounder / cucumber ponzu, Sriracha ice cream, pickled pearled onions

Second Course
Sundburst Farm Trout / Chesapeake clam broth, rye dumplings, garden radish / Dessert / Melon Panna Cotta

$79 for National Aquarium members and $99 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at www.aqua.org.

National Aquarium
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. 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 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.


TrawlerFest Sails Into the Inner Harbor
September 25 – 28, 2014

Baltimore Marine Centers’ (BMC) HarborView Marina will host TrawlerFest, a four-day boat show, rendezvous and educational experience put on by PassageMaker magazine. Throughout TrawlerFest, attendees will enjoy exploring showboats, demonstrations, exhibitor booths and educational seminar sessions at BMC’s HarborView Marina.

Date: Thursday, September 25 - Sunday, September 28
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Baltimore Marine Centers' HarborView Marina
500 Harborview Drive
Baltimore, MD 21230

General admission tickets are available for $15 in advance or $18 on-site each day. A VIP package is also available for $375 in advance or $450 on-site. Registration information is available online at http://www.passagemaker.com/events/trawler-fest-2014-baltimore/.


Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine Clean Up
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8 a.m  – 1 p.m.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine, 2400 East Fort Avenue Baltimore, Maryland

Join Baltimore area volunteers and Toyota at Fort McHenry on Saturday, 9/27. Come plant native vegetation and clean up after the Star Spangled anniversary celebrations at any point from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD)! 

Brielle Villablanca
bvillablanca@shiftcomm.com
415-591-8441


Harbor City Music Company presents LOL
Saturday, September 27th at 7:30pm

Chesapeake Arts Center at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park

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Harbor City Music Company presents LOL

Internationally renowned a cappella singing, professional improvisational troupe, joke wall and fun fun fun!!! Mark your calendar for Saturday, SEPTEMBER 27TH at 7:30PM. Join the award winning sweet adeline chorus, the Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus in an evening of a cappella harmony, laughter and so much more. Our guests include our own sweet adeline top ten quartet LUSTRE and the incredible Baltimore Improv Group (BIG). BIG is celebrating its 11th Season of bringing comedy to the Greater Baltimore area. The show is at the Chesapeake Arts Center at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22.50 for CAC members, $20 for seniors and students and $4 for children under 12. Don’t


From our gardens to yours… A September Tea
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 - 12 – 3 p.m.

Gramercy Mansion • 1400 Greenspring Valley Road • Baltimore (Stevenson), MD 21153 • Phone: 410.486.2405

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Join us for a refreshing afternoon tea featuring herbs from the garden!

*New Date*
Gramercy Mansion / $40 per person plus tax and service / Call 410-486-2405 to reserve by 9/21/14.


Enjoy teas created with fresh and dried herbs and flowers from Gramercy’s gardens and learn how to brew tea from the flowers and herbs growing in your own garden.  Tour the exquisite landscaped grounds with Anne and the historic mansion and bed & breakfast rooms with our knowledgeable innkeepers.

Afternoon Tea Menu

First Course
Cinnamon Pecan Scones and Blueberry Scones served with Lemon Curd, Raspberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Second Course
Mini Quiche Florentine
Classic Deviled Eggs
Cucumber with Herbed Cream Cheese Rounds

Third Course
Chicken Salad served on Mini Rolls
Smoked Turkey on Orange Muffins
Open-Faced Herbed Cream Cheese Sandwiches served with Raspberries

Fourth Course
Seasonal Fruit Skewer
Lemon Squares
Raspberry Crumb Bars

Teas to be Served
To be determined… brewing up some great ideas with garden inspiration!

$40 per person plus tax and service.

By reservation only.
Call 410-486-2405 to reserve your space!
Non-refundable payment required in advance.
Special rates available for groups of 8 or more.
Limited availability.  Rain or Shine.


City Vs. City Run
October 4, 2014, 8:00 AM

Druid Hill Park

City Vs. City Run

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. Sign up and join the BCAC team at registration! Registration is $30.00 and you can register at www.cityvscityrun.com.

Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus
Saturday,  October 4 @ 10am - 5pm and retreat on Sunday, October 5 retreat sessions 1- 2pm and 3-4pm

900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212

| http://www.MeditationMD.org |

The Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus with Gen Kelsang Chogden is a special ceremony and guided meditation which will help us to increase our connection with Buddha Amitayus. Through receiving this blessing empowerment and creating a special connection with Buddha Amitayus, we develop confidence that we can make our human life truly meaningful by using it to progress on the path of permanent inner peace and happiness that will lead to our own enlightenment. This course will be of benefit to everyone, regardless of experience.

Cost for Saturday & Sunday: $65 ($60 early registration by Oct 1, and for students, seniors 60+ and unemployed). Vegetarian Lunch is included on Saturday.

Cost for Saturday only: $55 ($50 early registration by Oct 1, and for students, seniors 60+ and unemployed). Vegetarian Lunch is not included.

Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.
See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837


Family History Festival
October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM


Maryland State Archives. 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland State Archives Family History Festival

October is American Archives Month, and the Maryland State Archives will be celebrating by hosting a free Family History Festival on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Annapolis.  This open house-style event will feature:

  • Expert lectures on genealogy, history, and archival research:

  • Demonstrations on caring for your own family papers and photos;

  • “Break through your brick wall” sessions for family genealogists;

  • Seminars on imaging techniques;

  • Behind the scenes tours;

  • Children’s hands-on activities highlighting family history.

We invite you to come and meet our staff and see how important our collections are to both family and community history!

The Maryland State Archives serves as the central depository for government records of permanent value. Its collections date from Maryland's founding in 1634, and include a wealth of information pertaining to family history.  These include colonial and state executive, legislative, and judicial records; county probate, land, and court records; church records; business records; state publications and reports; and special collections of private papers, maps, photographs, and newspapers. These records are stored in specifically designed humidity and temperature controlled stacks and all necessary preservation measures are conducted in the Archives' on-site conservation laboratory.  

Please join us on Saturday, October 4 for this free family event!

For more information and a complete schedule as the event nears, please see the Maryland State Archives’ website at:

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/homepage/html/festival.html

Directions to the Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/intromsa/html/direct.html

Free Parking On Site!
Chessie Jam Children's Music Festival
October 4, 2014, 12:00 PM

Pier Six Pavilion Baltimore, MD 21202

Chessie Jam Children's Music Festival

On Saturday, October 4th, 2014, "Chessie Jam," a live children's music festival, will hit Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore. Join the fun while we sing and dance to performances by Milkshake, Recess Monkey, Father Goose, Justin Roberts and Biz Markie from Yo Gabba Gabba.  From face-painting to a children's drum circle to a storybook village, a moon-bounce, a photo-booth, tie-dying, and many more fun and interactive activities…moms, dads, and mini's will have a day
to remember on the waterfront. The festival is from Noon - 6PM. All tickets are general admission, children 2 and under are admitted free of charge. For more information visit www.chessiejam.com. Tickets now at www.piersixpavilion.com 
FREE Bach in Baltimore Concert
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Christ Lutheran Church, Inner Harbor, 701 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD  21230 / 410-941-9262

| http://www.BachInBaltimore.org |

T. Herbert Dimmock conducts the renowned Bach Concert Choir and Orchestra in a FREE performance of Bach's Orchestral Suite # 4, and Cantata 214.
2014 Making Tracks for Celiacs
October 5, 2014

UMBC

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Walk/run registration at 8am / Gluten Free Vendor Expo 10am-3pm
B&O presents Disney Jr's Choo Choo Soul
October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM

B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223

Tickets on-sale for Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul
beginning Tuesday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Event Date: One day only!! Saturday, October 11, 2014
Two Performances: 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

For one day the B&O Railroad Museum presents two performances by Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul. Follow the musical adventures of the hip-hop singer, train station manager, Genevieve Goings, and her dancing, beatboxing engineer, DC, as they entertain families while performing soulful and current renditions of the ABC's and 1-2-3's. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.borail.org 
Annual Urban Peace Day Retreat: Reducing Anxiety, Worry, and Fear
Saturday, October 11, 2014

900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212

Are you a worrier?  Does anxiety interfere with your daily life?  This is the retreat for you.  We will examine how worry, anxiety and fear develop so that we can learn how to interrupt these exaggerated, tormenting thoughts. Relaxing meditations will be guided that will help you soothe your mind, and with practice, allow you to develop the power to remain peaceful and worry-free even in difficult circumstances.

Retreat sessions: 10 - 11am, 11:30am - 12:30pm, 2 - 3pm, AND 3:30 - 4:30pm with Q & A

Cost: $40 ($35 for students, seniors 60, unemployed, and if registered by Wednesday, Oct. 8). Cost includes a delicious vegetarian lunch made in our World Peace Cafe.

Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.
See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837


Saratoga Toga Party
October 25, 2014 - 7 PM

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance  -- Aristotle

The Saratoga Toga Party  will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7 o'clock in the evening at 218 West Saratoga Street, sitting just between Park and Howard Streets. The Saratoga Toga Party is a multi-faceted event highlighting area artists, while also celebratory of MAP's homecoming - a return to our building now located within the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore's west side.

Every fall MAP produces its annual fall benefit -- an important and crucial part of the organization's annual fundraising initiatives, but more importantly the event is a conduit for MAP to present interesting and relevant themes being explored within contemporary art today. This fall will be no different as MAP pursues the topic of Greek and Roman mythology; and the visual outcomes of that exploration as translated through performance and 2-D and 3-D artwork.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Become a Sponsor: Consider supporting MAP during this exciting time by sponsoring at any of the "Levels of the Gods"

Zeus' Council - $7,500 | Athena's Circle - $5,000  / Apollo's Ring - $2,500 | Diana's Den - $1,000

For details and perks for each level, connect with robbin@mdartplace.org.

Purchase Tickets: Purchase tickets online via MissionTix.com or connect with a MAP staff member for other details.

$200 | VIP Preview Ticket: Access from 6p - 7p for first glance/bid opportunities in the silent auction, mingling with artists and other VIPs and more + Toga Party access + After Party access.

$150 | Toga Party Ticket: SPECIAL $100 dollar advance ticket price until September 15th! Access from 7p - 10p includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open wine and beer bar, specialty cocktails and entertainment + After Party access

$40 | After Party Ticket: Access from 10p - midnight includes an open wine & beer bar and entertainment in The 14Karat Cabaret, in the lower level of the MAP building.

Submit Artwork/Performance Proposals: Call for proposals of 2-D, 3-D & performance work coming soon! Stay tuned!

Volunteer: MAP will need volunteers to assist with the event on Saturday, October 25 along with a few days leading up to the event. If you are interested in helping out, send and email to map@mdartplace.org.

Attire: Ancient Greek or Roman inspired garb or your fanciest toga

Saratoga Toga Party Committee: Christopher Attenborough, Jessica Bizak, G. Brian Comes, Peggy Fox, Dawn Gavin, Fredye Gross, John Howay, Sean Lord, Raymond Mitchner, Philip Niedermair, Amy Raehse, Joe Rector, Audrey Slade, Ashley Smith


Program Best Practices and Innovation for Your Nonprofit
October 16, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

1500 Union Avenue, Lower Level, Conference Rooms A & B Baltimore, MD 21211

How Integrating an Arts Program into Your Nonprofit Organization Can Increase Client Outcomes, Public Visibility, and Funding

Member Price: $42.00 / Non-Member Price: $60.00

Click here to register online

Why You Should Attend:
An arts program that enhances the mission and vision of a nonprofit organization can be a major asset. Clients have additional opportunities to develop their capacity beyond what may be available in current programming and the public visibility of the nonprofit can be elevated to attract press and funding. In this interactive seminar, participants will be introduced to several successful pilot arts programs that have served adults with mental illness, homeless adults and at-risk youth. Best practices will be examined and include critical steps like program documentation, program justification, research basis, funding and design. Participants will leave with a one page program design tool to jumpstart their new arts program.

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is interested in learning about program design and implementation best practices, anyone interested in attracting more potential funders, enhancing staff and client experiences, and increasing your capacity to attract media attention to your organization.

What You Will Learn:
-Learn what a quality arts program can do to complement and enhance a nonprofit organization’s mission and vision by examining several case studies

-Learn the steps necessary to create a program: Researching, visioning, designing, implementing, documenting and funding

Who Will Help You Learn:
Rob Levit is a gifted teacher, trainer and facilitator who has worked extensively with corporate and nonprofit clients. His inclusive and interactive approach creates avenues of communication that encourage participation from those with different learning and personality styles. His areas of expertise include creativity, innovation, strategy, personal/group productivity and emotional intelligence. Rob has provided keynotes, trainings and facilitations for a wide array of organizations including The World Bank, Maryland Fund for Excellence, Heim Lantz, The New Jersey Hospital Association, Leadership Development Institute, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Chrysler, Northwestern Mutual, the TEACH Institute and Gilchrist Hospice. Rob is a multi-award winning nonprofit leader including the 2011 Martin Luther King Peacemaker Award, 2012 Mentor of the Year Award and a 2013 Innovator of the Year Award from The Maryland Daily Record.


Hip Hop/Hip Hope: Reinventing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m.

Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Innovation in Urban Education welcomes author and professor Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D, for “Hip Hop/Hip Hope: Reinventing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy” on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the Evergreen campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public, however registration is required. To register, email educationdean@loyola.edu.

During her lecture, Ladson-Billings, who coined the term “culturally relevant pedagogy,” will describe how hip hop provides a hope for engaging students in a culturally relevant way to ensure their academic, cultural, and social-civic success.

A book signing for her books The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms will immediately follow the lecture.


Sea Monster’s Journey Comes to Life at National Aquarium
Shows daily beginning October 17, 2014

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

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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.


Baltimore Running Festival
October 18, 2014, 8:00 AM


1101 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 -- M & T Bank Stadium

Baltimore Running Festival

Be a Superhero! Runners and walkers are needed for Team CASA, the official charity team of the Maryland CASA Association at the Baltimore Running Festival on October 18 at M & T Bank Stadium This year Team CASA has chosen the theme Superhero and there are four races you can participate in which are the 5K, Team Relay, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon. The time varies by race; however the first race starts at 8 AM. For more information go to www.goteamcasa.org.

Every child needs a hero but abused children need Superheroes. Maryland CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children who are under court protection due to abuse and neglect. 


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.


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


Intro to Buddhist Meditation
Thursdays at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Starting May 8th at the new Temple!


Class Fee: $10/class ($5 students/seniors/unemployed)

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This class is a wonderful and insightful presentation of how we can apply meditation and Buddhism to our busy modern lifestyles. The teachings are practical advice that we can immediately put into practice to find greater love, compassion and wisdom in our everyday lives. There is usually a time for Q&A and class discussion.

Class Topics: Change Your Mind, Change Your World:  May 6  – June 17

We are learning about various aspects of mind to increase our ability to make meaningful changes within our mind which result in changes in our daily life.

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Teacher - Gen Kelsang Chogden  is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Her compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others. Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for approximately 15 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance and brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.


De-Compress from Work
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:30pm – 6pm with Laura Charping & Gen Kelsang Chogden
Starting Mon. May 19th! 

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Take a break after a long day and de-stress from work with a simple meditation class. This class is great for beginners. The class will consist of a short guided breathing meditation to calm and center yourself and let go of the worries from the day. Everyone is welcome!

Cost: $5 for everyone

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Laura Charping began studying Kadampa Buddhism four years ago and has volunteered for the center in various capacities, including bookkeeping and class assistant.  She has a background in human resources, communications and training, and is currently a student and coordinator of our Foundation Program in Baltimore.  She is excited to lead an after-work meditation class, bringing her wit and sensitivity and providing practical applications to our busy lives.  


Wake-Up Smiling !
Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 7:30am – 8:15am with Kelsang Osel
Starting Tues. May 20th! 

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This class is a great way to start the day. Perfect for beginners, this class is designed for those who are looking for deeper meaning through meditation. The class includes a simple breathing meditation, a short teaching led by  Kelsang Osel, a Q & A session, and a final meditation. Questions are encouraged. Everyone is welcome, regardless of spiritual background.

Cost: $10/class ($5 for students/seniors/unemployed).

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Kelsang Osel is a Baltimore native who met Kadam Dharma in 1995.  She has been ordained since 1997 and worked in health care.  Osel feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to study, contemplate, and meditate on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s presentation of Buddha’s teachings as the means to make herself and others happy, as well as being able to play a part in offering these teachings to others.


Morning Meditation Class
Wednesdays @ 10:30am – 11:30am with Gen Kelsang Chogden
Starting Tues. May 20th! 

Cost: $10 ($5 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed)

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This class is a wonderful and insightful presentation of how we can apply meditation and Buddhism to our busy modern lifestyles. The teachings are practical advice that we can immediately put into practice to find greater love, compassion and wisdom in our everyday lives. There is usually a time for Q&A and class discussion.


Soup and Serenity
Wednesdays & Fridays @ 12:15 – 12:45pm
Starting Wed. May 21st! 


Class cost: $5  and Lunch: $6

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Soup and Serenity is a half an hour guided meditation class followed by delicious home-made soup in the World Peace Café – all included in the price. This class is suitable for anyone. It’s the perfect way to let the stress and pressure of your day melt away so you can return from your lunch hour feeling refreshed and nourished.

12:15-12:45pm  Deep relaxation and breathing meditation followed by a piece of Buddha’s advice for daily life.

12:45 – 1:30pm  Delicious homemade vegetarian soup, salad, and bread.

Everyone welcome, regardless of background or experience.

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Kelsang Gyaltsen has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for about 15 years and is a founding member of the
Center. He has done many retreats, including two three-month silent retreats at Tharpaland International Retreat Center in Scotland. Gyaltsen is also skilled in Buddhist art. He is admired for his sincerity and gentle approach.


Meditation for Parents
Thursdays @ 10:30am – 11:30am
Starting Thurs. May 22nd! 

Cost: $10 ($5 for students, seniors, and unemployed)

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Family life is a wonderful thing, but it can also present its own special set of challenges and difficulties. How can we integrate Buddha’s teachings on loving-kindness,  patience, and inner peace into a modern home environment? This class will provide a forum for parents to discuss Dharma topics as they relate to their roles in the family, and for kids to enjoy activities and games that will introduce the basic principles of a kind and wholesome way of life.

Rosemary

Teacher - Rosemary: Rosemary Flickinger a founding Kadampa member of the center began met mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) during her four-year stay in Japan. She was a single parent raising her daughter until she married and formed a blended family. These experiences have given her a varied perspective on how to incorporate Dharma teachings to help cope with the demands of parenting and modern day challenges. As a parent she is deeply inspired by nature, natural medicine, and the  and clear wisdom and profound compassion of Buddhism.

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Teacher - Sharon: Sharon Praissman
has been a member of the Kadampa community for 10 years. She started meditating in her early twenties and continues with a daily practice.  She is currently a student in the Foundation Program.  Sharon has taught GP classes and loves sharing Dharma in an approachable and practical way. She is also a medical and psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a sincere wish to help end suffering, an avid gardener who love watching things grow, and a sailor who loves being out in nature.  Sharon is currently working on a book project and writes a blog for women who have their first child over age 35.


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