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Upcoming Events 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 have a deadline but the longer you are advertising the better exposure you'll get, so by all means SEND US YOUR EVENT and we'll post & TWITTER it for you. Last time page was updated August 26, 2016 8:00 AM
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Howl at The Moon

22 Market Place Baltimore, MD 21202 Tel: 410.783.5111

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Come by Howl at the Moon and hear our favorite band play all your favorite songs! Now, you know our house band can cover a ton of songs in all genres and categories, so we're challenging them to try their best pop, indie rock, and rock-n-roll personas to make you feel like you were right in the middle of Bonnaroo! Grab your flower crowns and crochet tops because this is going to be one awesome party.

http://hubs.howlatthemoon.com/howl-summer-fest

Ditch the same old picnic and BBQ option for Labor Day this year and have some fun at Howl! Our Labor Day Luau is going to be a blast! You won’t want to miss out on our Sunshine Punch Buckets* or our giveaways and prizes. So grab your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and get ready for the best Labor Day weekend! Sept 4th 7 pm


Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Place Baltimore MD - 410.727.8120
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Port Discovery Children's Museum

Pirates Have Landed at National Harbor
Urban Pirates sails in to National Harbor for swashbuckling adventure

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 16, 2016— Pirates have landed at National Harbor as Urban Pirates sailed in to provide a fun, new entertainment venue on the National Harbor waterfront. Family Adventure Cruises on the Urban Pirate ship run on weekends-only through June 15 (schedule then changes to seven days per week) and includes interactive pirate activities for the whole family—games, songs, blasting of the water cannons, and a hunt for stolen treasure. Pirate vests, tattoos and drawn-on facial hair are included and participants are also encouraged to wear their own pirate dress, if they’d like.

Each cruise runs one-and-a-half hours with the first half-hour spent on boarding activities followed by an hour of sailing out on the Potomac River.  Boarding takes place at the Capital Wheel Pier at National Harbor.  The cost is $22 per person for ages 3 and up, $12 for children 2 and under.  There are also group ticket rates and birthday adventures.

For adults, there are B.Y.O.G. (bring your own grog) cruises that run on Thursdays (6 and 8 p.m.), Fridays and Saturdays (6, 8 and 10 p.m.)  Cost is $25 per person.  The cruises feature swashbuckling fun with dancing, pirate vests and tattoos. Small coolers are welcome.

“We are delighted to be able to add this unique and fun pirate ship experience to the exceptional line-up of entertainment at National Harbor,” said Bruce Gudenberg, vice president of marketing for National Harbor.  In addition to the iconic Capital Wheel, soaring more than 180 feet with views of the D.C. monuments and the National Harbor Merry-Go-Round, National Harbor provides a wide array of shops including Tanger Outlets, restaurants and night life.  The National Harbor MGM Casino is scheduled to open in late 2016 as well.

“This is a walkable mini-city that has something for everyone,” added Gudenberg.  “From stores for children such as Build-A-Bear and Peeps to great restaurants and a whole street, Fleet Street, of music and bars for adults, to our events that include movie nights on the waterfront, there’s a lot here to experience.”

There are a lot of activities available and yet, some visitors prefer to stroll the waterfront, or simply sit and relax and take in the spectacular sunsets.  National Harbor has it all.

For more information on National Harbor, go to www.NationalHarbor.com.

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About National Harbor
Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, Md., National Harbor is a vibrant, unique community with a stellar location and a wide variety of attractions. Just a short distance from Old Town, Alexandria and downtown Washington, D.C., the 350-acre mixed-use development features seven hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, residential, tree-lined streets with more than 150 shops and more than 30 restaurants, iconic attractions such as the Capital Wheel and National Harbor Carousel, and much more. With so many attractions, National Harbor has become a prime destination for locals, visitors, special events, corporate meetings and conferences. The community also provides an array of waterfront activities (including a water taxi, two 700-ft. piers and 62 boat slips), special events and spectacular sunsets. For more information, www.NationalHarbor.com.


Let the Dogs Out

The Children’s Home, a 501 (c) 3 organization committed to fostering statewide crisis intervention services for youths ages 13 to 21, invites the community to “let the dogs out” for a morning of family and canine fun. 

Pets can strut their stuff and compete for such awards as: Most Pawsome Costume, Most Talented Pup, Best Dog/Owner Costume Duo and Cutest Pup.

Guests also can enjoy performances by acoustic rock duo, The Boh-tinis, face painting, and hamburgers, hotdogs, other refreshments and soft drinks for sale by The Children’s Home to support its programs and services for Maryland’s at risk children, youths and their families.

The Pup Parade will serve as a creative interpretation of “Unleash Your Awesome”– the theme of The Children’s Home’s signature fundraiser, FACES 2016 taking place Friday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

FACES 2016 will offer gourmet food by Puttin’ On The Ritz complemented by wine, beer, sodas and a signature cocktail; dancing to live music by The Swingin’ Swamis; raffle drawings; pumpkin decorating; a photo booth, and live and silent auctions featuring one-of-kind artwork created by The Children’s Home residents, who respond positively to art as an innovative approach to rebuilding their lives.
 
At the Pup Parade, pets can unleash their awesome with their owners, while The Children’s Home residents incorporate these sights into their art for the FACES 2016 auction. Admission is a $5 per pet donation to The Children’s Home.

For more information about the Pup Parade, to purchase tickets for FACES 2016 or learn about The Children’s Home’s programs and services, call 410.744.7310 or visit www.thechildrenshome.net.


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.


The Power of Patience Day Retreat with Gen Nyema
Sat. August 27, 2016 @ 10am – 5pm 

In reality, most of our emotional problems are nothing more than a failure to accept things as they are — in which case it is patient acceptance, rather than attempting to change externals, that is the solution.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Solve Our Human Problems

Patient acceptance is often seen as a weak and passive mind, but actually, nothing could be further than the truth.  Patient acceptance is a powerful mind that makes us as strong and stable as a mountain. When a mountain is struck by a thunderstorm, it remains unmoved.  In the same way, regardless of what “storms” arise in our daily life, our patience protects our peace of mind.  When we lack patience, we are like the pine trees lining the mountain — we are easily disturbed by the challenges we face.  On the other hand, when we gain patience, we also gain the ability to remain peaceful, flexible, and clear-headed, no matter what the circumstances.

During this day retreat, participants will begin to understand what patient acceptance really is and how to remain calm and relaxed in even the most challenging situations.

Gen Kelsang Nyema
About the Teacher: Gen Nyema is an American Buddhist nun who ordained under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in July 2004. She is Vajrayogini Buddhist Center’s Resident Teacher and teaches in Washington, DC.

Location: KMC Maryland, 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore MD 21212

Cost: $40. $35 for students, seniors 60+, unemployed, and if registered by August 24. Retreat free for Student Level Members.

For more information go to www.meditationmd.org or call 410-243-3837

Registration is now open!


Eight Steps to Happiness retreat
Sat, Sep 3 – Mon, Sep 5, 2016

Take a break from your busy city life by engaging in meditation retreat.  Give yourself the gift of meditating on expanding your ability to love and have compassion for others.  Relax between sessions in the comfortable setting of the World Peace Temple, Cafe, and Gardens.  Come for ½ day, a full day (lunch included), or the entire event. 

Gen Kelsang Chogden will guide the retreat and meditations. Gen Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of 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 over 18 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance, and brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.

Registration is now open:  Click here to register!

Price:

$90 for entire event (Sat, Sun, Mon)– $80 for the early registration (by Aug 30th), students, seniors 60+, or unemployed.  Lunch included Sat & Sun.

$40 for a full day (Saturday or Sunday)– $35 for early registration (by Aug 30th), students, seniors 60+, or unemployed.  Lunch included.

$25 for a half day– $20 for early registration (by Aug 30th), students, seniors 60+, or unemployed

For more information go to http://www.meditationmd.org or call 410-243-3837



Shifting the Focus from Illness to Wellness
September 17, 2016

Shifting the Focus from Illness to Wellness

Shifting the Focus from Illness to Wellness this September in Baltimore, MD Award-winning author, United Nations Global Expert, and mental and civil rights advocate, Melody Moezzi will keynote the DBSA I to We Tour: Baltimore event on September 17, 2016. The national organization of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and local community mental health partners have joined forces for this FREE wellness event—which celebrates the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promotes dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connects individuals seeking wellness to support and community resources. Individuals living with mental health conditions and their friends or family, mental health practitioners, members of the press, local government officials, and the public are invited to attend. Don’t miss this extraordinary, FREE wellness event Saturday, September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, at Goucher College, Merrick Lecture Hall, 1021 Dulaney  Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204. Learn more about the DBSA I to We Tour: Baltimore event at DBSAlliance.org/ItoWeTour.
Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 24
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Early Access entry at 12:00 p.m.
General Admission entry at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 25
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Early Access entry at 12:30 p.m.
General Admission entry at 1:30 p.m.



Kick off Oktoberfest with TAPPED: The Ultimate Craft Beer Festival at Baltimore’s Power Plant Live and join us for a weekend of unlimited tastings of Craft Beer, Wine and Cider.
 
A live DJ will spin your favorite tunes while you sip on local, regional and national craft beers, wines and ciders. Rock out as you compete against your friends with our Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Giant Beer Pong and Foosball games.
 
Come cheer your favorite football teams during our watch parties on Saturday and Sunday.
 
Beer, Food, Music, Football and Games. The weekend doesn’t get any better than that!
 
Get your tickets now!
 
http://www.tappedfest.com/baltimore/
 
3 Sessions available:
 
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Early Access entry at 5:30 p.m.
General Admission entry at 6:30 p.m.

Screening
This event is occurring on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Church of the Redeemed of the Lord (4321 Old York Road, Baltimore, MD  21212). As part of NKF-MD’s mission of early detection and early intervention, this free screening will identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. No appointments are needed for the screening and any adult can participate.

Lasting about 20 minutes, the screening includes blood pressure and weight checks, as well as counseling with a doctor and dietician. Additionally, blood tests may be given to those needing to have their blood sugar and kidney function checked. For more information, call NKF-MD at 443-322-0375 or visit www.kidneymd.org.

Overall, kidney disease affects 26 million people – that’s one in nine Marylanders. One in three American adults – 73 million people – are at risk for kidney disease, and the risk increases to one in two over the course of a lifetime.

Most people affected do not realize it until the condition has progressed. In fact, 25 percent of the 1,229 people screened last year by NKF-MD demonstrated significant results.

ABOUT NKF-MD
Serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of Virginia and West Virginia, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org.


9th Annual Blue Water Bash
October 8, 2016 from 1:00 pm- 5:00

The 9th Annual Blue Water Bash brings like-minded people together to celebrate the work we’re doing to restore healthy waterways. The event draws more than 300 people for a fun-filled afternoon on the water at Nick's Fish house 2600 insulator Drive, Baltimore, MD 21230. There will be: live music, kids’ activities and a silent auction as well as our popular photo booth! Delicious food along with select beers and wines and a signature drink are included. Proceeds from the event significantly contribute to our efforts to improve water quality in Baltimore.  Tickets can be purchased (Adult= $60.00, Kids= $15.00) at https://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/events/blue-water-bash-2016/


LUNGevity Breathe Deep Baltimore – Walk & Fun Run
Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 9:00am

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD 20209

Repeats: No – does not repeat
Description:  Breathe Deep Baltimore was founded in 2008 in memory of Betsy Hamer by her daughter, Cindy Malloy. This year's event is in special memory of Monica Barlow, public relations director for the Baltimore Orioles. Monica was a friend, a survivor, and an extraordinary ally in our movement to improve the survivorship of lung cancer.

LUNGevity thanks the Baltimore Orioles for their support and partnership. The opportunity to partner with this amazing team, surrounded by the history of Camden Yards, means that our impact on the survivorship of lung cancer is even more profound. It's a home run!

The walk route will be 5 laps outside the stadium with a lap around the field, ending near the dugout and then up to the seats above the dugout for closing program- It is about 5,000 meters.
This walk will take place rain or shine!

Check-in/Registration: 7:00 am
Program: 8:45 am
Walk/Fun Run: 9:00 am
Closing Ceremony: Immediately after walk

Register here! - https://lungevity.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=632

Categories: 1. Kids and Family 2. Health and Wellness Event Contact: Baltimore@lungevity.org Event Website: http://lungevity.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=632

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/BDBaltimore
GET DOWN to DO GOOD – A Party to Benefit Business Volunteers Maryland
Saturday, November 12, 2016 – 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202
Tickets: $75
Get Down to Do Good is Business Volunteers Maryland’s annual fundraiser. More than 300 of our partners, volunteers, and leaders from business and the community will come together in Baltimore on Saturday, November 12 to support our vital work while enjoying a party atmosphere – complete with an awards presentation, food, drink, silent action, and world class entertainment.
This year’s event will feature the soul and Motown sounds of Baltimore native – the legendary Winfield Parker joined by the Wilson Pickett Band.
As Baltimore comes together to support ongoing efforts to rebuild our city, we are promoting the theme of building a strong community culture, creating trailblazers for change, and what better music than Motown to inspire that feeling and desire.
Please join us in our upcoming celebration of Baltimore and Business Volunteers Maryland!

http://businessvolunteersmd.org/about-us/get-down-to-do-good-2016/


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