Holy Family Parish
, 9531 Liberty Road, Randallstown, is holding a Flea Market on Saturday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds, rain or shine. Refreshments will be available. Vendor fee is $10 per space, $20 with a table. For more information, call Gloria at 443-326-9799.
Har Sinai Congregation's Sefer Salon series
presents Rabbi Benjamin Sharff and Dr. William Petok and "What do Jewish Comedians Have Against Jewish Families?" The program explores the work of Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and others from film and spoken-word comedy, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Havdalah service Saturday, May 5, at Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave. in Owings Mills. The program is free. For more information, call the synagogue at 410-654-9393.
Chabad of Owings Mills
, 11299 Owings Mills Blvd, is sponsoring a community-wide celebration, featuring a carnival, parrot show, moon-bounce, barbecue, arts and crafts, and more, on Thursday, May 10, at 5 p.m., at the Chabad Center parking lot (corner of Owings Mills Boulevard and Crondall Lane, back row). The event, open to the public, marks the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer, which is traditionally commemorated by large outdoor celebrations. The celebrations all share a common theme: Jewish Unity. A suggedsted donation is $5. For more information, call Rabbi K. at 410-356-5156, e-mail
, or go to http://www.ChabadOM.com/lag.
Covenant of Grace Church
, 820 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown, is holding a Mother's Day Luncheon on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per family, or group of teens or women. The event includes a procession of women wearing their wedding dresses, or wedding dresses of loved ones. For more information, call Beverly Baker at 410-517-1823.
Baltimore's four Reform synagogues and the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Study
will present a scholar-in-residence weekend, "From Kabbalah to the Big Bang: Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Spirituality," with Daniel Matt, Ph.D. The weekend includes four free lectures from May 11-13: Speaker and dinner at Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave. in Owings Mills, Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. Lecture: "Shekhinah: The Feminine Half of God." Call 410-654-9393 to R.S.V.P. Shabbat Kiddush luncheon at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville, Saturday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m. Lecture: "Raising the Sparks: Finding God in the Material World." Call 410-764-1587 for more information. Havdalah study at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7313 Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville, Saturday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. Lecture: "The Zohar: Masterpiece of Kabbalah." Call 410-358-0105 for more information. Breakfast at Temple Emanuel, 909 Berrymans Lane in Reisterstown, Sunday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m. Lecture: "God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality." Call 410-526-3676 for more information.
Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc., and Jewish Community Services
is hosting the 14th Annual Irvin B. Levinson Memorial Lecture Series on Death, Dying and Bereavement, on Wednesday, May 16, from 6-9:15 p.m. at Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. The lecture series features Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka, Robin L. Stocksdale, and The Rev. Donald Hohne. The program on May 16 is open to the community at no charge. Seating is limited and will be available beginning at 5:15 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. No registration is required and no reservations can be accepted. Social workers and psychologists attending the full program will earn 3 Category I or A CEUs. For more information, call 410-466-9200.
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Salem United Methodist Church
, 7509 Windsor Mill Road, is holding a flea market on Saturday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Spaces are available for $15, or $20 with church-provided table. There will be a variety of bargains, a bake table, and food. For more information, call 410-655-4063.
Reisterstown United Methodist Church
offers free food for the needy every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., and every Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-noon, at 308 Main St., next to the church. Donations accepted at any time. For more information, call Irene Caitlin at 410-833-5440.
Covenant of Grace Church
, 820 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown is holding ongoing free English classes on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm, through May. For more information, contact Nancy Carfine at 410-833-2160,
, or go to http://www.cog-pca.org.