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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 August 20, 2014 8:11 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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National Aquarium Launches Star-Spangled Friday Nights
Star-Spangled Friday Nights beginning July 11, 2014. Every Friday evening through September 12, all guests entering the National Aquarium after 5:00 p.m. will enjoy a special admission price of $18.12.

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

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National Aquarium Launches Star-Spangled Friday Nights

Special admission price on Fridays one of several initiatives celebrating 200th anniversary of the national anthem

(Baltimore) – July 8, 2014 – To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore in 1812 and “The Star-Spangled Banner”, The National Aquarium will host Star-Spangled Friday Nights beginning July 11, 2014. Every Friday evening through September 12, all guests entering the National Aquarium after 5:00 p.m. will enjoy a special admission price of $18.12. The Aquarium’s Fridays After Five program will resume on September 19, 2014.

Families who visit the Aquarium on these nights can participate in a special star-spangled themed scavenger hunt and enjoy animal encounters. Snacks and beverages, including beer and wine, will also be available for purchase on these evenings.

All activities and exhibits are free with price of admission. Guests may purchase these reduced-rate tickets at the ticket counter or online at aqua.org. Last entry through the ticket counter is 7:45 p.m. and last available entry time for online ticket purchases is 7:30 p.m. Ticket cost will be automatically reduced for online purchases when guests select an entry time of 5:00 p.m. or later. Guests can roam the exhibits until 9:30 pm. No promotional code is required.            

Also in celebration of the anniversary, the Aquarium will be hosting a special lecture as part of the Marjorie Lynn Banks Lecture Series entitled “The Battle of Baltimore: How Our Harbor Helped Define America” on September 10, 2014. The event will feature an expert panel of historians and authors discussing the significance of the Inner Harbor in United States history. Tickets are available online at aqua.org/lecture.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s vessel, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, will be docked on Pier 4 from September 10-16 and will be open to visitors.

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.

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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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Fort! Flag! Fire! at Fort McHenry
June 28 – September 1, 2014, 9:00 AM

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230

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Some national park stories are best told through both audio and video. Enjoy educational videos about Fort McHenry
on YouTube (video Below) The videos include War On The Chesapeake, Navy Tattoo, Blue Angels and Fifes & Drums.



Fort! Flag! Fire! at Fort McHenry

Fort! Flag! Fire! Schedule – June 28 – September 1, 2014 at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Ranger Programs (seven days a week)

Fort! Flag! Fire! combines three of the most engaging ways to experience Fort McHenry – tours of the historic star fort, hoisting of the grand 30-by-42-foot flag over the ramparts and cannon firing.  

For a total immersion experience, guests visiting the fort Wednesday through Sunday will encounter living history participants dressed in the uniforms of the soldiers, sailors and civilians from the War of 1812; and there will be cannon firing, fife and drum  concerts, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. 

10:15 a.m. – “Hoist the Colors! Flag-Raising at Fort McHenry” Visitors join the park ranger to help raise the grand 30-by-42-foot Star-Spangled Banner flag over the ramparts of the historic fort.  

11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. – The “Keynote” Story! Learn the story of Francis Scott Key seeing the Star-Spangled Banner “by dawn’s early light.” In this interactive program, visitors move model ships, figures of British soldiers and small flags as the ranger tells the story of the events leading up to the writing of our national anthem.

12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. – “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars!” In this hands-on ranger talk, visitors unroll the full-sized replica Star-Spangled Banner flag. Experience 30-by-42- feet of “pure awesome” by unrolling the large flag on the exact site where it flew in 1814.  

2:15 p.m. “The Battle of Baltimore and Birth of the Anthem” Discover what it was like to be a defender at the fort in 1814 by becoming a member of the gun crew. Visitors will learn why the British wanted to take Baltimore and then will be “drafted” into the militia. The talk concludes with visitors standing on the fort’s gun deck looking downriver to the location of Key’s ship and the British fleet.

2:15 p.m. History’s “Wildcard Weekend!”  (Saturdays and Sundays only) In history’s “wildcards” of the famous and infamous, visitors may meet one of the well-known characters from 1814. This grab-bag of history includes: Francis Scott Key; Mary Pickersgill, who made the large flag; Major George Armistead, who commanded Fort McHenry; a British soldier from the 4th Regiment of Foot; and Dr. William Beanes, who was indirectly responsible for Francis Scott Key writing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 

5:15 p.m. “Lower the Colors” The American flag flies 24 hours a day by presidential proclamation at Fort McHenry. Join the ranger for a flag change as the 1814-style American flag is changed to the modern one. “Taps” is ceremoniously played at the conclusion of the program. 

Living History Programs (Wednesday through Sunday only)

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  “A Blast from the Past!” Soldiers and sailors muster on the gun deck to load and fire the fort’s great guns. Learn why the British ships turned and sailed away the morning after the battle, and see the cannon-crew in action. If you like smoke and noise, this demonstration is for you!

Noon and 3 p.m.  “Fun and Fury with Fife and Drum!” Hear the thunderous beat of the drums and the inspiring fifes of the Fort McHenry Guard’s nationally recognized fife and drum corps. Dressed in their hallmark red uniforms of U.S. field music, the fifes and drums play original pieces from 1814. Hear about how music inspired the troops, regulated the duty day and reflected the ethnic diversity of the young United States. 

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – “Citizens Stand!” and “Young Defenders!” Discover how average Baltimoreans contributed to the city’s defense from the British in “Citizens Stand!” At this station, visitors will learn about flag-making, fashions from 1814, historic cooking and life on the home front.  

Located near the “Citizens Stand” tent, “Young Defenders” presents children’s activities. At this station, the young and young at heart can drill with wooden muskets, help stitch a flag, engage in cutlass drill, try on a replica historic outfit or write a letter using the same types of quill and ink Francis Scott Key used when he wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.
The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
August 21-24, 2014
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Bet for Vets, Win for The Baltimore Station! A casino night fundraiser to support homeless veterans battling addiction
August 23, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Knights of Columbus in Locust Point 1338 Hull Street Baltimore, MD 21230

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Station and South Baltimore Network will host a casino night fundraiser on August 23, 2014 to benefit The Baltimore Station, a therapeutic residential recovery program for homeless men, mostly veterans, who are battling addiction. At Bet for Vets, guests will test their luck in a variety of casino games such as roulette, Plinko, a money wheel and table games. Other highlights of the event include live entertainment, food, drinks, raffle prizes and a silent auction.

WHAT
The Bet for Vets casino night fundraiser will feature food and drinks, live entertainment, a silent auction, raffle prizes and a variety of casino games. All proceeds will support the homeless veterans who are working to turn their lives around at The Baltimore Station.

TICKETS
Tickets cost $40 (includes food, drinks and “funny money” for gambling) and can be purchased by visiting www.baltimorestation.org.

CONTACT
For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Callari at kcallari@baltimorestation.org or 410-752-4454.

About South Baltimore Network
South Baltimore Network strives to improve the quality of life for the residents of South Baltimore by educating, motivating and encouraging non-profit organizations in the South Baltimore area. The organization also encourages businesses and individuals in the community to support non-profits that target South Baltimore residents.

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.


Learn to Meditate in Half-a-Day:  at the Annapolis branch
Saturday, August 23 @ 10am - 1pm  
An introductory meditation workshop in which you will learn the basics from why we would want to meditate to how to do it! How do we set up our meditation space? How long do we meditate? What do we focus on? What are some techniques to help us overcome distractions? The class will provide plenty of time for questions and for several “mini-meditations¨. Everyone is welcome! See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837
 Self Love Series 2014
August 23, 2014 from 11am-4pm

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This One-Day Conference on August 23, 2014 from 11am-4pm is packed with tons of valuable information,industry trade secrets and professional tips. Ideal for anyone who is looking to properly increase their at home maintenance, self love, or for those persons who are looking to better advise clients, family, and friends. The ten workshops that are being offered at this event are all delivered with a holistic approach by professionals in the field of hair, massage, nails and skin care. Lunch is being served and seating is limited. Group rate discounts of 5 or more are available. Tickets are being sold on eventbrite.com. For more details please call 410-483-WELL(9355)or visit our website www.dayspasw.com
Handel Choir of Baltimore holding auditions for community singers 2014-2015 season
Aug 25, 2014 - 6-10 p.m.

Handel Choir is also seeking an alto for a paid professional chorister position and will hear candidates for this position
on the same dates.

By appointment only:
Mon Aug 25, 6-10 p.m. at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road in Lutherville-Timonium.
Sept 3, 5 and 6 at Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 W Seminary Ave in Lutherville-Timonium.
Wed Sep 3, 7-10 pm
Fri Sep 5, 7-10 pm
Sat Sep 6, 10 am-1 pm

To schedule an audition, call 410.366.6544 and leave your name and number. For information visit www.handelchoir.org


 Guided Retreat on Basic Meditations for a Happy Life(Lamrim Retreat)
Friday, August 29 @ 6 - 7pm, 8 - 9pm and Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1 @ 9 - 10am, 11am - 12pm, 2 - 3pm, and 4 - 5pm:

These meditations are the building blocks of a method taught by Buddha for eliminating unhappiness in our mind and increasing our capacity for love and compassion.  As we become familiar with these meditation our mind becomes stronger and experiences longer and longer periods of peace and happiness.  The meditations are organized in a sequence so that as we gain more understanding of the first one, it helps us to gain more understanding of the next one.  If we keep meditating on these and putting them into practice, eventually we can attain freedom from suffering and the lasting peace of a completely pure mind. See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837


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.


Day Retreat: Embracing Change with Gen Chogden at KMC MD Temple for World Peace
Saturday, August 16 @ 10am - 5pm 

Although change is happening all the time, we often long for things to stay the same, and as a result feel upset when change appear in our life such as separating, moving, our last child leaving home, losing a job, being diagnosed with an illness, and aging. Even the end of summer can seem unpleasant to us as we struggle to adjust to shorter days and the busyness of fall.
This retreat will explore how to get beyond the upsetting feelings so that we can establish peace and meaning in our mind while undergoing these inevitable changes in our life. 

Everyone is welcome! See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837


Sunsets And Safe Harbors
September 6, 2014, 6:30 PM

301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202 – USS Constellation

Sunsets And Safe Harbors

Sunsets and Safe Harbors is Maryland CASA's 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala Event to benefit Maryland's Children in Foster Care. Tickets are $75 before August 1 and $85 afterwards. Go to www.marylandcasa.org for more information or call 410-828-6761.


Maryland CASA's Sunsets and Safe Harbors Gala
September 6, 2014, 6:30 PM

The USS Constellation - 300 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland CASA's Sunsets and Safe Harbors Gala

Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association will present Sunsets and Safe Harbors, its third annual fundraising gala to benefit children in foster care, Saturday, September 6, at 6:30 p.m., aboard the USS Constellation at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, with a special canon firing at sunset.

Tickets include admission, food, drinks, entertainment, and a silent auction offering the chance to bid on dining, entertainment, sports and travel items. The cost is $75 per person before August 1, or $85 per person afterward. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.MarylandCASA.org or call 410-828-6761 or 888-833-2272.
Paws for a Cause, 9th Annual Fundraiser & Silent Auction
September 10th 6:30-9p

1300 Bank Street ~ 2nd Floor; Baltimore, MD 21231

Benefitting Thankful Paws & Pitties & Purrs Rescue Mustang Alleys; 1300 Bank Street ~ 2nd Floor; Baltimore, MD 21231 Thursday, September 18th 6:30-9p Tickets $40 for 1/$75 for 2 Drinks & Appetizers Included (*bowling not included) RSVP and questions go to info@paws4cause.org / www.paws4cause.org facebook.com/paws4cause or call Woody at 410-732-2637


Star Spangled Spectacular
September 10-16, 2014

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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of our National Anthem. O Say Can You See! Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival that celebrates the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Tall ships, Navy ships and the Blue Angels will come to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor to celebrate The Star-Spangled Banner.

Landside festivals include living history demonstrations, a family fun zone, live musical performances, and Chesapeake food and beverage.

Events crescendo on September 13 with a star-studded patriotic concert and extraordinary fireworks display over Fort McHenry and the Baltimore harbor, which will broadcast live on PBS’ Great Performances.



NUN RUN
September 13, 2014, 8:00 AM

Cathedral of Mary our Queen, 5200 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210



The Little Sisters of the Poor and the Residents of St. Martin's Home invite you to RUN FOR THE NUNS! The inaugural 5K and 1 mile Fun Nun Run takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Cathedral of Mary our Queen.  His Excellency, Archbishop William E. Lori, will bless the runners at the beginning of the race.  The top three runners (male and female) and age bracket winners will be awarded prizes. In addition, special recognition will be given for:  Parish Pride (parish with the most runners represented) and School Challenge (school with the most runners represented).  Refreshments, gift bag to all paid entrants and live entertainment round out the morning! "Virtual Nun Run" and "I'm Sleeping In" donation information along with registration information can found on the websites:
www.littlesistersofthepoorbaltimore.org OR www.charmcityrun.org.
 Workshop: Building Self-Confidence
Saturday, September 13 @ 10am - 1pm

900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212

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Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors, unemployed, and for early registration by Wednesday, Sept. 10)

We often confuse self-focus with self-confidence, believing that if we concentrate on our own needs and wishes we will feel more confident, but this often leads to self-criticism and lack of confidence.  By understanding what actually creates self-confidence we can learn to be reliable to our self and to others, feeling happy with our ability to accomplish what we set out to do.

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


Women on the Move
September 18, 2014, 6:00 PM 

American Visionary Art Museum

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Join us for a fabulous evening featuring small plates and wine from women-inspired local businesses.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

Shop beautiful artwork, unique jewelry and other wares -- all made by women.

Tickets: $55 per person

All proceeds go toward funding research into the cause, cure and treatment of MS as well as funding education, advocacy and local programs that enhance the quality of life for people affected by MS. Purchase your ticket today!


LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION’S MARITIME MAGIC 2014
Friday, September 19th, 2014 - 7:00pm


Living Classrooms’ Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street, Fells Point.

Baltimore’s favorite event on the waterfront, benefiting disadvantaged youth served by Living Classrooms Foundation 28th Annual Maritime Magic Will Be Held September 19 and feature the legendary Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band.

The best annual special event on the Baltimore waterfront celebrating and supporting the important work of Living Classrooms Foundation.

COST: Tickets are $110 per person in advance, and $120 per person at the door. Reserved tables of 10 are available for $2,000. Sponsorship packages are available.

SILENT AUCTION:  Bid on fabulous items from September 12th- September 26th at www.biddingforgood.com/maritimemagic.

ENJOY: Great food catered by over 70 of Baltimore’s top restaurants and caterers, accompanied by beer, wine, special liquor samples, soft drinks, and a cash bar. Maritime Magic will feature music by legendary funk bassist and Rock and Roll hall of famer Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band, formed as the backup band for Bootsy’s 2011 world tour, opening act by nine-piece power funk band from Brooklyn, NY Turkuaz, as well as awesome jazz music indoors. Enjoy a great crowd and ambiance – over 2,500 guests attend Maritime Magic – and a silent auction with fabulous items. Come in casual, festive attire and enjoy a pleasant evening under the stars with a great view of Baltimore’s Harbor.

Great Cause: Maritime Magic is a benefit in support of the innovative hands-on education and job-training programs provided by Living Classrooms Foundation. Living Classrooms works primarily with youth and young adults living in high-risk environments in the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas. Living Classrooms gives youth the skills needed to turn their lives around, continue their education, and achieve success in the workplace.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
*Sponsorship & Media Sponsors - Thara M. Taylor - thara@livingclassrooms.org 410.685.0295 x.205 *Tickets & General Information - Shannon Fries - sfries@livingclassrooms.org 410.685.0295 x.209
For more information, visit www.livingclassrooms.org


5k Run/1 Mile Walk in Rutherford Park
Saturday, September 20th, 9:00 am.

The Liberty Community Development Corporation, 7111 Windsor Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21244.

Awards will be presente. The Liberty Community Development Corporation, a non profit, will be having a 5k Run/1 Mile Walk in Rutherford Park, Saturday, September 20th, 9:00 am. The Liberty Community Development Corporation is located at 7111 Windsor Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21244. Awards will be presented to runners in various age and gender categories. Refreshments and health workshops will also be on site.

The goal of the corporation is to make an impact on the community by hosting programs that empower young people to be successful and independent.

There is also Sponsorship opportunities available to anyone who would like support this event. The registration and details about this event can be found on the website at www.lcdcorp.org. The person in charge of the event is Dwight Parker 410-265-6800 ext 305


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


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/.


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

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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 
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


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. 


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.

Gen Chogden

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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