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Community- February 2003

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Throughout the Winter

Union Memorial Hospital, 201 E. University Parkway, offers many health-related seminars this winter. Among them are: (1) a free smoking cessation program on Wednesdays, from Jan. 8 to 29 from 5-6 p.m. in the Johnston Meeting Room (register: 410-554-2698); (2) a free lunch with a discussion on the role of carbohydrates in a healthy diet for weight loss on Tues., March 11 from noon-1 p.m. in the Finney Classroom (register: 410-554-2266); (3) free childbirth classes on Mondays from 2:30-4 p.m. (register: 1-877-747-2400); (4) free “supermarket tour” at the 41st St. SuperFresh on Tues., Feb. 4 from 10-11 a.m. (register: 410-554-2266). Many more programs, too—some with fees, others free. Call 410-554-2500 to request a copy of their “For a Healthier You” winter 2003 newsletter.

• The Inner Harbor Ice Rink at Rash Field offers skating lessons throughout the week from 12-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. for $5 per person. Fri. nights from 7-10 p.m. are $6 per person. Weekend sessions, Saturday from 12-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. are all $6 per person. Saturday mornings 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. is “Tykes on Ice,” with children 12 and under admitted for $4 and adults $5. Sunday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. is “Sunday Great Skates” with skating classes for all ages. Half hour lessons including skates are $6. For more information, visit their web site. To confirm weather conditions, call the rink at 410-385-0675.

Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Struggling with flu and cold symptoms and can’t get to a doctor right away? Try the Quality Walk-In Center (QWIC), the University of Maryland Medical Center’s new family medicine program. The office at 29 S. Paca Street takes patients Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and promises service in under an hour.

• The Inner Harbor Ice Rink at Rash Field offers skating lessons throughout the week from 12-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. for $5 per person. Fri. nights from 7-10 p.m. are $6 per person. Weekend sessions, Saturday from 12-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. are all $6 per person. Saturday mornings 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. is "Tykes on Ice," with children 12 and under admitted for $4 and adults $5. Sunday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. is "Sunday Great Skates" with skating classes for all ages. Half hour lessons including skates are $6. For more information, visit promotionandarts.com. To confirm weather conditions, call the rink at 410-385-0675.

All Month
School 33 Art Center is currently accepting applications from visual artists for its annual call for entries. Artists will be selected to exhibit during the 2004 gallery season (Sept. 2003—July 2004) in Gallery I, II and the Installation Space. Deadline is Sat., March 22, 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-396-4641.

Wednesdays
Johns Hopkins University announces the dates for its Spring 2003 Wednesday Noon Series. All events are one hour long and free to everyone. For more information, call 410-516-7157 or email specialevents@jhu.edu

2/5
DC's Finest, an a cappella group, will perform at the Homewood Campus-Shriver Hall. This group has performed for heads-of-state and US presidents, and is highly regarded.

From 2/5-3/1
From Feb. 5—March 1 at the Creative Alliance, 413 S. Conkling St. in Highlandtown, see “After the Fall: Images of St. Petersburg by Ben Cricchi.” City Paper photographer Ben Cricchi spent several months in St. Petersburg shortly after the collapse of the Soviet regime, and brought back rolls of film documenting this dramatic historical moment. Opening Reception, Wed. Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. Call 410-276-1651 for more information.

Fri., 2/ 7
Catch the “Camm Slamm Re-Run,” a screening of the top ten vote-getters in a contest between filmmakers to produce a video in under 15 minutes. It was a race against the clock and then a contest decided by the audience. Come to the Creative Alliance, , 413 S. Conkling St. in Highlandtown, to see what a group of filmmakers can do in a weekend with a common prop, a lot of guts, not much sleep, and a prize waiting at the end! Fri., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for members. Call 410-276-1651 for more information.

JHU Workshops: 2/6 - 2/25
The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 500 North Broadway, will host two community forums: "To Be or Not to Be a 501(c)(3)" on Thurs., Feb. 6, 6—8 p.m. This workshop will cover planning steps, advantages/disadvantages, defining need and fund raising potential for organizations, and steps for incorporation and tax exemption. "Corporate and Foundation Grant Writing" on Tues., Feb. 25, 6—8 p.m. will cover how to prepare grant applications, types of grant applications and grants, the basics of public/private sector research and grant seeking. Please enroll early by calling 410-895-1103 or email fasinor@jhsph.edu.

2/7
Catch the "CAmm Slamm Re-Run," a screening of the top ten vote getters in a contest between filmmakers to produce a video in under 15 minutes. It was a race against the clock and then a contest decided by the audience. Come see what a group of filmmakers can do in a weekend with a common prop, a lot of guts, not much sleep, and a prize waiting at the end! Fri., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for members.Call 410-276-1651 for more information.

2/8-9
The Maryland Table Tennis Association (nonprofit) will hold The Maryland Circuit Table Tennis Tournament, Feb. 8-9 at our club in The Carrolltown Center Mall, at the corner of Ridge Rd and Route 26 in Eldersburg, Md. The Tournament starts at 9am Sat. and Sun. Their are events for everyone from novice to advanced, junior and senior. Spectators are admitted free. If you need more info or would like to play in the tournament call 410-988-9777 or visit our web site marylandtabletennis.com. Deadline for entries is Feb. 7.

2/11
The National Players present a single performance of "As You Like It" at Towson University's Stephens Hall Theatre on Tues., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 general, $7 students and seniors. Tickets are available at the box office or online at centerforthearts.towson.edu. For more information, call 410-704-2787.

2/12
"The Sacrifice," a dramatic performance by Benediction Productions, Inc., celebrates Black History Month with the values of faith, love, and forgiveness.

• Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will meet on Wed., Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Church, 823 Edmonson Ave., for a program featuring author and foreign correspondent Louise Sheldon McDonald, who will speak on "A Foreign Correspondent's Life Among Muslims." Two of her books are available for signing. Snow date: Wed., Feb. 26. For more information, call Phyllis Yingling at 410-889-3185.

• The Women's Committee of Historic Hampton Inc. is sponsoring a program at Hampton National Historic Site entitled "Heirloom Vegetables and their unusual Life Stories" at 10:30 a.m. on Wed., Feb. 12. Pat Brodowski, historian and educator, from the Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, MD will enlighten participants on the strange history of the vegetables of yesteryear for a charge of $15 per person. Coffee and pastries will be available at 10 a.m. followed by the 10:30 a.m. lecture. Those wishing to attend should R.S.V.P. by Feb. 6 by calling 410 323-3628. Hampton National Historic Site is located at 535 Hampton Lane, Towson.

2/13
Tri-Churches Housing, Inc. is holding a free 203K Housing Seminar on Thurs., Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. A renovation loan specialist and a realtor will be present to answer your questions. Location: 765 Hamburg Street, in upper hall of the St. Jerome Head Start Center (bus route 11). Open to the public, no registration required. Free counseling appointments available. For more information, call 410-385-1463.

2/14
Take your sweetheart out for a night of tango lessons this Valentine's Day, Fri., Feb. 14 at the Creative Alliance. Two sets of teachers offer beginner and intermediate Argentine tango lessons. Try out your new skills to the elegant sounds of Champagne Tango, an 8 piece "orchestra tipica." Empanadas & Argentine wine on sale. Reservations recommended. Admission is $10, $8 for members. 8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. dance. Call 410-276-1651 for more information.

2/14-16
Quartets from the Harbor City Music Company will sing 2 love songs to the one you love on Feb 14 and 15. Make reservations now by calling Maggie 301-262-9087, basscapri@aol.com, or 410-451-2129 or harborcitymusiccompany.com.

2/17
Team registrations are being accepted for the 6th Annual Lax Shoot-Out Indoor Lacrosse Tournament for teams throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The event will take place Mon., February 17 at the Four Seasons Sports Complex located in Hampstead, MD. The tournament features separate male and female league competitions in the 7/8 thru 15/18 age groups. Each team is guaranteed 3 games with team and individual trophies being awarded to the first and second place team in each division. The registration deadline is Mon., Feb. 4. Event registration information is posted at usamateursports.com. For more information, contact Skip Apple at 410-363-8610.

2/19
Join lecturer and sports writer Paul McCullen in remembering the legendary Cole Field House with "Maryland Basketball: Tales from Cole Field House." Copies of McCullen's book will be available for sale and signing. Homewood Campus-Shriver Hall.

2/21
Get ready for some side-splitting political satire, humor and impersonations presented by Loyal Opposition, some of DC's top sketch and improv comics. Fri., Feb. 21, 8pm at the Creative Alliance. Admission is $10, $8 for members. Call 410-276-1651 for more information.

• Mobtown Players present Warren Treischmann's "You Have to Serve Somebody," Feb. 21 through March 2 at the Fell's Point Corner Theater. Performances will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Fell's Point Corner Theater's upstairs performance space. A handicapped-accessible performance will take place Sun., Feb. 23, in FPCT's downstairs theater. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and can be purchased by calling (410) 467-3057 or online at mobtownplayers.com.

• Get ready for some side-splitting political satire, humor and impressions presented by Loyal Opposition, some of DC's top sketch and improv comics. Fri., Feb. 21, 8pm at the Creative Alliance, 413 S. Conkling St. in Highlandtown. Admission is $10, $8 for members. Call 410-276-1651 for more information.

2/21—23
The American Craft Council's 27th annual Baltimore Winter Show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Feb. 21—23. Hours are Fri. 10 a.m.—9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.—6 p.m., and Sun. 10 a.m.—5 p.m. The show features more than 850 American contemporary craft artists and their displayed work. Admission is $12 and 2-day passes are $18. American Craft Council members get in free, if they join for $25. For more information, call 410-583-5401.

2/22
Loch Raven U.M. Church will hold a family style sour beef and dumplings dinner on Sat., Feb. 22 from 3—6:30 p.m. Adults are $11.50, carry-out is $12, children 6-12 are $3 and children under 5 are free. Seating is first-come, first-serve and no reservations are required. For more information, call 410-825-0900.

2/23
The 2nd annual Mardi Gras Party dinner and auction sponsored by NAMI-Metropolitan Baltimore takes place Sun., Feb. 23 from 5—9 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, in Federal Hill. The event will also feature a display of masks submitted for the 2nd annual "Many Faces of Mental Illness Mask Competition." To participate in this year's competition, call 410-435-2600 (Samantha) no later than Friday January 31, 2003. The event is open to the public. Tickets cost $70, or $650 for a table of 10. For more information contact NAMI-Metropolitan Baltimore, 410-435-2600.

2/25
Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on Tues., Feb. 25
The Evergreen Society of Johns Hopkins University will offer daytime classes in the spring for retired and semi-retired individuals at the Baltimore and Columbia branches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and at Grace United Methodist Church at Charles Street and Northern Parkway on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on Tues., Feb. 25 and continuing through May 15. For course fees and listings, call 410-309-9531.

2/25 -2/27
Avalon Theatre presents "Munch 'n Macbeth," a series of scenes excerpted from Shakespeare's classic Macbeth but reinvented by fusing the text with a movement combination of Butoh, Martha Graham, Melodrama and a touch of Tango. Tues., Feb. 25-Thurs., Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Potomac Lounge in Towson University's University Union. The production is free and open to the public.

2/26
"Jump into Something New," a performance by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, will be featured at Homewood Campus-Shriver Hall.

Wed., Feb. 26 - Sat., March 1, 2003
The Associated Writing Programs brings its annual conference to Baltimore’s Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Wed., Feb. 26 - Sat., March 1, 2003. Come to the conference and participate in over 100 scheduled events and 200 book fair exhibits, and meet award-winning authors. For more information, call Un Lee, director of conferences, at 703-993-4301, email at awpconf@gmu.edu, or visit their website.

2/27
Join a rally at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis, on Thurs., Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. This "Lobby Day" is to preserve level funding for Maryland safety net programs in housing/homelessness, mental health, food security, and criminal sustice. Speak with Legislators on key issues. Free lunch and Action Stations at Asbury United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church. For additional information and questions, contact Tracy Newsome at the Center for Poverty Solutions, at 410-366-0600, ext. 111. Transportation available!

Fri., 2/28
Join the “Vivat St. Petersburg Celebration!” at the Creative Alliance, 413 S. Conkling St. in Highlandtown, on Fri., Feb. 28. Pianist and composer George Spicka puts a contemporary jazz spin on Baltimore’s citywide celebration of St. Petersburg on the eve of the Russian city’s 500th anniversary. Admission is $10, $7 for members and students. Call 410-276-1651 for more information.

Summer Camp?
Do the kids need something to do this summer? Try looking into the Frostburg State University Upward Bound Regional Math/Science Center, where for six weeks eligible students attend a residential program at the university and work on an environmental research project. For more information on this program, call 1-800-646-6004 or 301-687-4295, or visit their website.

3/1
For the first time ever, Ballet Theatre of Maryland will perform at the Baltimore Museum of Art in collaboration with BMA's upcoming exhibition Art of the Ballets Russes. The program, titled Inspiration of the Ballets Russes, will take place on Sat., March 1 at 8 p.m. and Sun., March 2 at 3 p.m. in the Museum's Meyerhoff Auditorium, 10 Art Museum Drive in Baltimore. Tickets at $41 ($39 for BMA members) can be obtained by calling the BTM Box Office at 410-263-2909 or the BMA at 410-396-6001.

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