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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.


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.

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. Kabbalah is a form of Jewish mysticism including the Zohar, a commentary on the Torah, and other sources. 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.

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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.

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,


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Living Hope Baptist Church

, 14450 Hanover Pike, is hosting Awana clubs for boys and girls. Clubs are available for children 3 years through 6th grade, and youth groups for teens in grades seven through 12 at 6:45 p.m., on Wednesdays, through May 23. The church is hosting a men's fraternity ministry "The Great Adventure" Saturdays through March, from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. For more information, call 410-833-7764, or go to

Har Sinai Congregation's religious school
, located at 2905 Walnut Avenue in Owings Mills, is available to families who are not members of the Reform Jewish congregation.
Kindergarten through third-grade students meet on Sundays, while fourth- through sixth-grade students meet on Sundays and Tuesdays. For more information, contact Melanie Waxman at 410-654-9393 or email
The Lochearn Academy of Music
, which is affiliated with Lochearn Community Presbyterian Church, is hosting music lessons for youth and adults in voice, organ, strings and winds. The church is at 3800 Patterson Ave. For more information, call 410-944-4478 or 410-448-4774.