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Arts and Entertainment

Summer Carillon Concert Series — McDonogh School, 86 McDongh Road, Owings Mills, Tagart Memorial Chapel Fridays in July, 7-8 p.m. Tours of the bell tower available after each recital. Free. 410-363-0600.

• July 1: Buck Lyon-Vaiden, McDonogh School.

• July 8: Geert D'hollander, Belgium.

• July 15: Karel Keldermans, Springfield, Illinois.

• July 22: Stefano Colletti, France.

• July 29: Toru Takao, Japan & Kasia Piastowska, Poland.

Benefits

Catsino Night — to benefit thecats of the Baltimore Humane Society, held at Mia Carolina Restaurant, 4844 Butler Road, Glyndon, June 11, 7-10 p.m. Faux gaming, an open bar, light fare, and gaming chips. $150. Jen Swanson, jswanson@bmorehumane.org or 410-833-8848 ext. 207.

Bella Sera — a fundraiser for National Jewish Health, an evening of Italy cocktails, food and music, June 23, 6-8:30 p.m. The Suburban Club, 7600 Park Heights Ave. Marilyn Blair, 703-519-5760 or BlairM@njhealth.org

Clubs

Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown — holds general meetings first and third Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Reisterstown United Methodist Church, 246 Main St. New members welcome. 410-356-5707 or http://www.reisterstownkiwanis.org.

Kiwanis Club of Pikesville — meets first and third Thursdays, Youth Services Building, 38 E. Sudbrook Lane, Pikesville, 6:15 p.m. Dinner is served. New members welcome. Janet Blount, 410-944-6459.

BIDS — a bridge group for singles holds games for players beyond the beginning level, fourth Saturday, 7 p.m. in Pikesville. 410-321-0043 or http://www.singles bridge.web.com.

Pikesville Chamber of Commerce — 7 Church Lane, Suite 14, Pikesville, hosts Brown Bag Lunch, first Tuesday, Hopkins Federal Hilton Plaza, 1726 Reisterstown Road. Bring a lunch and beverage, and a small stack of business cards for a casual networking opportunity. Free to members, $5 for future members and guests. 410-484-2337.

Alumni Association of Franklin High School — meeting at the Long & Foster office, 321 Main St., Reisterstown, third Wednesday, 7 p.m. All Franklin alums are welcome. 410-833-1703 or mike43@comcast.net.

Rotary Club of Pikesville-Owings Mills — meets first and third Thursdays, 6 p.m., Pikesville Hilton, Fountainside Restaurant. Guests welcome. 410-484-0135 or pikomrotary@yahoo.com.

SETA — an organization of adults sharing cultural events in a social atmosphere. Events every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. http://www.setarts.com or 410-668-1298 before 10 p.m.

Randallstown Network Toastmasters International — meets the first, third and fifth Wednesdays, Springhouse Assisted Living, 8911 Reisterstown Road, 7:30 p.m. Carl Barsky, 410-580-5212.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association — meets first Monday, China Buffet, 8514 Liberty Road, Randallstown, 1 p.m. Arrive at noon for lunch. Joan Bryan, 410-484-5688 or jbbryan615@verizon.net.

Trip to American Visionary Art Museum — sponsored by AMIT Sarah Ribakow Tikvah Chapter, a Mother-In-Israel Event, Envision an Artful Day with keynote speaker Rebecca Hoffberger, June 26, 11 a.m. $118 includes transportation, admission and luncheon. Robbie Pearlstein, 410-484-2223 or baltdcamit@aol.com.

Community

Walk-in Legal Clinic — Jewish Community Services, 5750 Park Heights Ave., second Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. Legal information, advice and referrals for Jews with limited income, offered by Jewish Legal Services. 410-843-7305 or http://www.jcsbaltimore.org.

Jewish Recovery Houses — 3723 Old Court Road, Suite 206, Pikesville, hosts Shabbat dinners, third Friday. 410-585-1223 or http://www.jewishrecoveryhouses.org.

Flea Markets — hosted by the Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company, 10010 Liberty Road Randallstown, second Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 8. Spaces available, Fleamarket@LRVFC.org or 410-887-0651.

Northwest Baptist Church of Reisterstown — 300 Westminster Road is holding a free Mega Sports and Arts Bible Day Camp for elementary school aged children, June 20-24, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or July 18-22, 6-9 p.m. to include sports, art, cooking, dance or theatre. 410-833-7220 or wwwNorthWestBaptistMD.org for an application. Space is limited.

Inaugural Golf Tournament — sponsored by the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company, held at the Suburban Club, 7600 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville, July 25. http://www.pvfd32.org.

Bus Trip to The American Music Theatre — Lancaster, Pa., sponsored by ERS Cancer Aid for Children to see Music of the Night: The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, June 15. $94 includes transportation, lunch, tickets to the show and time at the Lancaster Outlet Centers. 410-356-2074.

Farmers Market — Green Spring Station (Stone Mill parking lot), Joppa and Falls Roads, Lutherville, Saturdays through Nov. 19, 2-5 p.m., featuring locally grown products, baked goods and confections. http://www.greenspringstation.com.

Flea Market — Mt. Pleasant AME Church, 235 Tollgate Road, Owings Mills, June 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Refreshments on sale. 443-416-7014.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood — hosts a donor luncheon, "Through the Years," June 12, noon at the temple, 7501 Park Heights Ave. honoring longtime congregant and Sisterhood member Carol J. Caplan. $72 includes lunch. Helene Waranch, hhwaranch@gmail.com, 410-602-1210 or Sheri Minkin, sdminkinmd@yahoo.com, 410-484-0916.

Jewish Community Services — meeting, "JCS Values, June 14, 5:30-7 p.m., Edward A. Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road. Nancy Kohn Rabin, Ph.D., president of JCS, will speak, lay leaders honored, scholarship awards announced and Employer Partnership Awards presented. 410-466-9200.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood — donor luncheon, "Through the Years," June 12, noon, hold at the temple, 7501 Park Heights Ave. honoring Carol J. Caplan. $72 includes lunch. Helene Waranch, hhwaranch@gmail.com or 410-602-1210, or Sheri Minkin, sdminkinmd@yahoo.com or 410-484-0916.

Education

Baltimore County Master Gardener Program — University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville. Classes begin Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and run for 10 weeks. Kriss Cocoros, 410-771-1934 or kcocoros@umd.edu.

Free English Classes — Covenant of Grace Church, 820 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Sept. 14, 2011 to May 16, 2012. 410-833-2160.

Student Writers' Workshop — sponsored by the Maryland Writing Project at Towson University is now accepting applications. The workshop takes place July 5 through July 22, 9 a.m.-noon. $375. 410-704-3593 or wwwnew.towson.edu/mwp/sww.html.

Nature and Outdoor

Baltimore Humane Society — sponsors night hikes, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., for hikers to bring their own dog, or walk one of dogs at the shelter, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown. Ms. Bemo Combs, bcombs@bmorehumane.org, 410-833-8848 ext. 203 or http://www.bmorehumane.org/events/197. 

Irvine Nature Center — 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 443-738-9200 or http://www.ExploreNature.org.

• Tales and Tails, Fridays, through Aug. 19, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2-8. Animal stories followed by interaction with an animal. Free.

• Nothin' But Net, June 11, 10:30 a.m.–noon, for all ages. Explore Irvine's meadow and take a closer look at insects. $10. Fee for members.

• Nature Storytime, June 18, 11-11:30 a.m., for all ages, held at the stage in the new Outdoor Classroom for interactive storytelling and puppets. Free.

• Father's Day Snack with the Animals, June 19, 1-2 p.m., for all ages. Observe animal feeding time and share a treat with dad. $10. Free for members.

• The Very Hungry Caterpilar, June 25, 10- 11:30 a.m., for all ages. Examine real butterflies and search for more on the trails. A butterfly art project and story to follow. $10. Free for members.

• Lost and Found, July 9, 1-2:30 p.m. for ages 6 and older. A naturalist will teach how to find your way around the woods using a GPS, compass and other less modern equipment. $10. Free for members.

• SSSSSSnakes! July 10, 1–2:30 p.m., for ages 4 and older. Learn about some native snakes and then explore their habitats to spot a wild one. $10. Free for members.

• Glow in the Dark, July 16, 7:30–9 p.m., for ages 5 and older. We will search for fireflies and other night critters during an evening walk through Irvine's forests and meadows. $10. Free for members.

Libraries/ Books

Pikesville Branch — 1301 Reisterstown Road, 410-887-1234. Call to register.

• Preschool Story Time, June 17, 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities and songs, ages 2-5.

• Baby Boosters, June 18, 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, movement and rhymes for ages up to 23 months.

• Itsy BitsyYoga, ages 2-5, June 15, 10:15 a.m. Enjoy yoga while caregivers learn relaxation techniques, registration required.

Randallstown Branch — 8604 Liberty Road, 410-887-0770. Call to register.

• Preschool Story Time, ages 2-5, June 15, 10:30 a.m. stories, activities and songs.

• Introduction to Microsoft Word, ages 13 and older, June 18, 9 a.m.

• Book discussion with "The Bookends," June 13, 7 p.m. to discuss your impressions of "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" by Steve Harvey.

• Summer Reading Kickoff, all ages, June 14, 4 p.m. Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and enjoy an appearance by Sneaks the Cat, a scavenger hunt, prizes, face painting and a magic show.

• "What in the World?, for all ages, June 14, 6:30 p.m. Magic and Mystery from Around the Globe," taking an imaginary trip that highlights types of magic that have been performed in each of the seven continents.

• Teen Gaming, for ages 11-17, June 16, 3:30 p.m., playing Xbox 360 and Wii games. Registration required.

Reisterstown Branch — 21 Cockeys Mill Road, 410-887-1165.

• Baby Boosters, June 16, 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, movement and rhymes for ages up to 23 months. Registration required.

• Preschool Story Time, ages 2-5, June 15, 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities and songs.

Reunions

Mordecai Gist Public School — Class of 1961 is planning a 50-year reunion. Searching for anyone who graduated from School No. 69. Barbra Katz Rosenberg, mgist1961reunion@gmail.com.

Edmondson High School No. 400 — Golden Reunion for Classes 1959, 1960 and 1961. Hilton Pikesville Hotel, Sept. 23 and 24, 2011. asame@verizon.net.

Seniors

Senior Box Office — a volunteer program of the Baltimore County Department of Aging to provide complimentary or reduced rate tickets to members for events in the Baltimore metropolitan area, ranging from musicals to museums. Membership enrollment period runs from July 1 to Aug. 30 for Baltimore County residents age 60 and older. $30 a year per household. http://www.seniorboxoffice.org or 410-887-5399.

Pikesville Senior Center — 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, 410-887-1245, http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov.

• Zumba Gold, Tuesdays, 9-9:45 a.m.; and Thursdays, 2:15-3 p.m., $30 each session.

• T'ai Chi, Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m.; and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. $30 each session.

• Reverse Glass Painting, Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m. $15 plus materials.

Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center — 3101 Fallstaff Road.

• T'ai Chi for Seniors, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. 410-358-6856 or http://www.myerbergseniorcenter.org.

Book Talk and Signing: Susie & Me Days with author Susan L. Garbett, June 14, 7-9 p.m. Free.

 

Support Groups

 

DivorceCare for Kids — divorce recovery seminar and support group for ages 5-12, meets at Northwest Baptist Church, 300 Westminster Road, Reisterstown, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. DC4K features DVD videos, music, books, games, stories and songs that create a fun and friendly environment to help children understand the issues of their parents' divorce. 410-833-7220.

Lupus Support Group — Y of Central Maryland, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center, 900 E. 33rd St., Baltimore, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Free. http://www.lupusgw.org.

Support Group for Adults with Low Vision — Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore. Meetings second and fourth Wednesdays 1:30-3 p.m. No fee. New members are welcome. This group is supported by the Sylvan and Isabelle Ribakow Low Vision Support Group Endowment Fund of Jewish Community Services. 410-843-7309 or wgarson@jcsbaltimore.org.

From Survivor to Thriver — offered by Jewish Community Services and the Shofar Coalition, at JCS, 6 Park Center Court, Suite 211, Owings Mills. A therapy group for women who experienced sexual abuse before the age of 18, Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Chris Cronin, 410-843-7440.

Healing Through Movement — offered through The Associated and The Shofar Coalition, Pikesville area. Therapy group for Jewish women who have experienced trauma. Joyce Wolpert, LCPC, 410-358-0977.

Volunteers

Jewish Big Brother Big Sister — a program of Jewish Community Services needs volunteers to provide support for children who need mentors. Volunteers receive training and ongoing support from JCS Big Brother Big Sister professionals. 410-466-9200 or http://www.jcsbaltimore.org.

The Baltimore County Department of Aging Home Team Program — needs volunteers to assist with shopping, escort trips, homemaker services for elderly homebound people. 410-887-4141 or cshaneybrook@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Better BedRest — seeks telephone volunteers. Phone volunteers must have had a pregnancy bed rest experience or connection to bed rest. Email Diane@betterbedrest.org or 410-740-7662.

World Heritage — a nonprofit student exchange program is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in your local community to recruit and screen potential host families; supervise exchange students; organize activities; and provide host families, students and schools. 800-888-9040 or info@world-heritage.org.

Chesapeake Concert Band — is seeking volunteer musicians, especially brass, clarinets and flutists. The band performs concerts for local civic groups, retirement communities and nursing homes. Rehearsals Wednesdays at Ridgely Middle School, 121 E. Ridgely Road, Lutherville. 410-252-3941.

Foster Parents Needed — Caring families and individuals needed to give guidance and stable homes to children and teens. KidsPeace, 410-964-9329 or http://www.fostercare.com.

CASA of Baltimore County — needs a few good people to volunteer as court-appointed special advocates and mentors. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, complete 30 hours of pre-service training, undergo a background check and be willing to make a commitment of at least one year. Male volunteers are especially needed. 410-828-0515 or http://www.casabaltco.org.

KidsPeace — therapeutic foster care organization needs families and individuals to give guidance and stable homes to children and teens. Receive training, support, financial reimbursement and 24-hour support. 410-964-9329 or http://www.fostercare.com.

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