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August 2003
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Take the “Original Fells Point GhostWalk” to explore the mysterious history of Fells Point and its past residents. Walks will be conducted on August 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30 from 7-8 pm. Tours leave from aMuse, 1623 Thames Street. Tickets are $12. For tickets or for more information, call 410-342-5000 or go to
      The Hair Cuttery’s 5th Annual “Share-A-Haircut” is being held before school starts. Certificates for free haircuts are being distributed through the Dept. of Social Services. For every haircut purchased for a child 18 years of age or younger, Hair Cuttery are donating a free haircut to an underprivileged child. In the Baltimore City area, participating shops are at 410-414 W. Cold Spring Lane (410)366-9193; 2841 Smith Ave. (410)486-9512; Lexington Mall, 325-327 West Lexington St. (410)727-9741; The Rotunda, 711 west 40th St. (410) 243-9709; and Towsontowne Center, 706c Fairmont Ave. #314, (410)337-9841.
Every Friday
You can join the Senior Network of North Baltimore every Friday for lunch at noon. It is $2.00 donation for seniors.Join us for lunch and some entertainment. Call 410-323-7131 to make your reservations.
Every Thursday
The Bridge Club of the Senior Network of North Baltimore meets every Thursday from 10 - 2pm. This Bridge Club is for those who already know how to play bridge. Call if you would like to play or for more information 410-323-7131. You do not need a partner to play.
Every Tuesday
The bridge clinic will meet every Tuesday at 10 am at Senior Network of North Baltimore. It is for those who want to learn how to play. Our instructor will be Bill Long. He has been playing bridge since he was 8 years old. If you would like to learn, give us a call at 410-323-7131 to sign up.
Concerned Citizens for a Better Brooklyn and the Community of Curtis Bay Association will be holding their “Night Out at the Movies” series from 5:30-11 pm on Saturdays, August 16 and 23. Movie nights will commence with family-oriented events including entertainment and art activities. Free food provided; film begins at 9 pm. Bring chairs and blankets.
      The Brooklyn and Curtis Bay Coalition will host a series of meetings to develop its Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan. The Housing Subcommittee will meet on Aug. 18, Education, Social Programs, and Health on Aug. 19, and Environment on Aug. 25. Meetings will commence at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and 7 pm on Mondays. Free and open to the public. Call 410-355-1100 or email the Coalition at for more information.
Sat., Aug. 16:
Celebrate Maryland’s amateur film heritage by attending the Home Movie Day festival at the American Visionary Arts Museum 1—4 p.m. Bring any 8, Super8, 16 millimeter, or 9.5 millimeter reel to share with other movie lovers. The Museum is located at 800 Key Highway. For more information, go to
      Alliance, Inc. will host its “Vehicle Round-up/Vendor Expo” from 10 am-3 pm at its headquarters, 7701 Wise Avenue. Rain date will be Sun., August 17. The event is free and open to the public. Vendors will sell crafts, artwork, and more. To register as a vendor or for more information, contact Alliance, Inc. at 410-282-5900, ext. 3068.
      At 7 pm, Maryland’s Upscale Singles will hold a jazz concert and dinner under the stars at Belmont Manor House, 6555 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge. Reservations necessary. Go to or call 410-531-2726 for more details.
Mon., Aug. 18
Senior Network of North Baltimore will be offering Chair Massage Therapy with a certified massage therapist from Good Samaritan Hospital from 12-1.45pm. 15 minutes costs $10.00. To make an appointment call 410-323-7131.
Wed., Aug. 20
Join the Baltimore Orioles as they team up with the B&O Railroad Museum to conduct “Raise the Roof,” a fundraiser to support the museum’s restoration. Watch the Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at 7:05 pm. $45 for the pre-game party and a game ticket; game tickets alone are $15 each. For tickets or for more information, call the museum at 410-752-2462, ext. 220 or go to
      If you would like to have your blood pressure taken by a nurse from Good Samaritan Hospital for freee, join the Senior Network of Morth Baltimore at 10:30am.For further information call 410-323-7131.
Wednesday, August 20
Maryland's Upscale Singles, a social club for singles 35 plus, will hold a singles’ wine tasting and cruise aboard the Annapolis-based Lady Anna at 6:30 p.m. Must Reserve. For details go to: or call 410-531-2726.
Sun., Aug. 24
Beginning at 8 am, the Little Italy Bocce Rollers Association will be holding its Ninth Annual Bocce Tournament at the Little Italy Bocce Field, 902-904 Stiles Street. The entry fee per team is $125. Any four persons age 16 or older are eligible as a team. Send fee to L.I.B.R.A., Inc., 913 Stiles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Call President Joe Scalia at 410-685-7013 for more information.
      The Baltimore Chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW) will host its sixth annual “Women’s Equality Day” Dinner and Celebration at the One World Cafe, 100 W. University Parkway. The event commences at 6 p.m. and includes a silent auction and short program of speakers from NOW, the League of Women’s Voters of Maryland, and the Maryland ERA Campaign Network, among others. Call 410-668-4399 or go to for more information.

Beginning Aug. 26
Maryland Art Place opens a new show, Memory and Material, curated by Lori L. Rubelling. The exhibition shows works of Barry Bartlett, William Christenberry, Mary Douglas, Ken Fukushima, Brian Kain and others. For further information call 410-962-8565 or check their website:
Beginning Aug. 29
Actor/Comedian Christopher Titus will perform at The Baltimore Improv through August 31.
Beginning Sept. 3
The Auditing Roundtable will host its 2003 Fall Meeting and Technology Exposition at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel from September 3-5. Companies can exhibit their auditing products and services to over 250 senior-level environmental professionals from industry, law firms, consulting organizations, and the government. For more information or to register, go to or contact the Managing Director, Kathy J. Reith, at
Thurs., Sept. 4
The Homewood House Museum will open its new exhibit, “Taste and Table: Early Ceramics in Maryland,” with a free reception from 5-7 pm. The exhibition will run through November 30. The Museum is located on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students. Call 410-516-8647 or go to for more information.
Fri., Sept. 5
Join the Senior Network of North Baltimore for a free Yoga class. Call 410-323-7131 to sign up or for more information.
      The Vagabond Players, Inc., America’s oldest continious litle theater group, will open thier 88th season on September 5th with a sexy British bedroom farce, “Move Over, Mrs. Markham”, bzy Ray Cooney & John Chapman. The play runs at the Vagabond Theater, 806 S. Broadway, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and fulltime students with ID. For reservations, call the box office at 410-563-9135
Sat., Sept. 6
Register for The Czech and Slovak Language School’s fall semester of language and history classes at the Maryland School for the Blind, 3501 Taylor Avenue, Parkville. Registration is at 8:30 am for the 9:00 classes and later at 11 am for the 11:30 classes. Meetings for ten Sundays between September 6 and December 6. Call 410-243-1710 for more information and go to for an advance registration form.
      Join The Sound Foundation and Creative Alliance as it hosts a concert featuring the all-female funk band Zeala, Brian McQuade, and the Dharma Bums. Proceeds will benefit the Homeless Persons Representation Project. The concert begins at 8 pm at the Patterson, doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $10. 3134 Eastern Avenue, Higlandtown. To volunteer or for more information, call Joanne Juskus at 410-375-7325.
      A Bilingual Home-Buying Workshop, “The Road to Your Home in Baltimore/El Camino a Su Hogar en Baltimore” will take place from 9.30am to 12pm at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 1728 Bank St. For further information call 410-545-6532
Sun., Sept. 8
Towson University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication will host a faculty clarinet recital at the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts. Faculty member Marguerite Baker’s performance will feature pieces by Schumann, Horovitz, and the Maryland premiere of “Silhouettes” by Jonathan Leshnoff, also a faculty member. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors.
Beginning Sept. 9
The soon-to-open Schiavone Edward Contemporary Art gallery will present its first show, entitled “Modern Baroque,” featuring work by New York artist Stephen Zaim. The exhibition will run through October 12 and will be celebrated by a public reception to be held on Sat., Sept. 20 from 6-9 pm. 244 S. Highland Avenue, Highlandtown. For more information, call 410-534-2212 or send a message to the gallery at

Beginning September 10
The Towson University Film and Video Sociey will present its 2003 annual fall film series on Sept. 10, 17, and 24. 7:30 pm at the Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium. This year’s series will focus on political films. Free admission. To see a full listing, go to the EMF department website at
Beginning Fri., Sept. 12th - November 21st
Every Friday, join the Gentle Yoga for seniors class at Senior Network of North Baltimore. Classes start at 9.30am: it costs $25. Call 410-323-7131 to sign up or for more information.
Beginning Wed., Sept. 17
Every Wednesday the Senior Netwoek of North Baltimore offers Line Dancing courses. Learn a variety of line dances: cha cha, country western, electric slide and more with Nancy Sullivan. It costs $25. For further information call 410-323-7131 to sign up.
Thurs., Sept. 18
Join Maryland’s Upscale Singles once again for its cocktail party at “Roy’s,” 720 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore Inner Harbor East. Begins at 6:30 pm. Reservations necessary.
Sat., Sept. 20
By popular demand, the Asian Arts & Culture Center will host its second Many Moons Festival with an expanded variety of high-quality performances, demonstrations, and displays to share and celebrate the richness and diversity of Asian cultural traditions. The day's events feature traditional and innovative arts and crafts, music and dance, storytelling, martial arts, and delicious food and teas from across the world. Admission: $10 general; $5 members, students, and seniors; free for children under 12 with paid adults. To be held at the University Union.
Beginning Oct. 8
Enjoy events to be held at the Hopkins University Shriver Hall throughout the fall. Included are a dramatic performance, “The Road Round Ireland,” several dance performances, and lectures by authors Howard E. McCurdy and Fred I. Greenstein. Call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157 for more information.
October 8-13
Join the Senior Network of North Baltimore for a trip that includes 5-night deluxe hotel, tour of Quebec City and Montreal, cable car ride, gaming at the Casino de Montreal and whale watching, plus 5 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners and much more. For color brochure, prices, to sign up or for more information, call 410-323-7131 and ask for Mary.
Wednesdays Starting Oct. 1
The Johns Hopkins University will hold its weekly “Wednesday at Noon Series” in Shriver Hall from noon-1 pm. A presentation of the 2003 Clio Award-winning commercials on October 1 will open the series. The program is free and open to the public.
Public Service
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc. seeks volunteers to help in delivering meals, shopping for groceries, or acting as “phone pals” for clients. Meals are delivered between 11 am and 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information or to volunteer, call Erika Moore at 410-558-0932, ext. 3023.
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