June 4 Ankle Arthritis Webinar
Ankle arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. It can dramatically impact a person's daily quality of life by increasing pain and limiting mobility. Learn about this condition from LifeBridge foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Brad Lamm during a live webinar on Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. Following the presentation, Lamm will take questions. To register, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org and click on "community calendar." Registration online is required to obtain webinar login information. A laptop or personal computer with Internet access is required. Audio is available through voiceover internet or a toll-free number, which will be provided following online registration.
June 12 How to avoid abuse and exploitation
The Maryland Department of Aging and Baltimore City Health Department Office on Aging present a free all-day workshop on Elder Abuse at the Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Speakers will address the full spectrum of abuse and exploitation, how to protect older adults, dealing with family violence, neglect in long-term care facilities, legislative protections and more. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 12. For more information or to register, contact Aisha Ross at (410) 396-4932 or email@example.com.
June 12 Heart Health and Lifestyle Screening
LifeBridge Health will offer a heart health and lifestyle screening at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Rd., on Wednesday, June 12, at 9 a.m. The screening is for men and women over age 18 and includes blood pressure, cholesterol/triglycerides, comprehensive metabolic panel blood profile, body composition analysis, personal lifestyle questionnaire, and brief health education counseling with a registered nurse. Appointment required. Cost is $20. If interested, call (410) 601-9355.
Ongoing P.E.E.R.S. Provide Support
P.E.E.R.S. Seniors in Partnership with the Mental Health Association of Maryland provides a network support group to help seniors in Baltimore County with mental health needs, including depression, grief, anxiety and isolation. Volunteers make a phone call or visit a senior who may be homebound, depressed, anxious or suffering a loss — a senior who needs a good listener. For more information, visit www.mhamd.org or call (410) 235-1178.
Ongoing Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors
Moving On, a one-on-one support program sponsored by Mercy and the American Cancer Society, pairs current patients with volunteers who have survived breast cancer. If interested, visit www.mdmercy.com for more information.
Ongoing Combat Violence and Abuse
The Mercy Family Violence Response Program provides confidential services to patients who are victims of violence or abuse. The program serves victims of child abuse and neglect, sexual assault and abuse, domestic violence and vulnerable adult abuse. Services include crisis counseling intervention, safety planning, danger assessment, counseling/legal resource linkage, advocacy, documentation, and free short-term individual follow-up counseling regarding domestic violence. For more information about this program, visit www.mdmercy.com.
May 25 Baltimore City Pools Opening
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks will kick off the outdoor swim season with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Solo Gibbs Splash Pad in Sharp-Leadenhall on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 1 p.m. Citywide pools will be open on weekends only until a summer schedule is introduced on Saturday, June 15. Constructed in 2012, the Solo Gibbs Splash Park is the first of Baltimore’s converted wading pools designed for family-fun water play without standing water. The park is located at 1044 Leadenhall St. Entrance cost is $1.For more information, call(410) 837-8172.
May 25-26 "Brew at the Zoo"
Sample more than 50 beers, some made in Maryland, at the annual "Brew at the Zoo." This event takes place at the Maryland Zoo, 1876 Mansion House Dr., on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Enjoy music from six live bands. Event lasts from 1 to 7 p.m. Kids can hang out in the KidZone. Tickets start at $32. For more information, visit www.marylandzoo.org.
May 26 "Sowebo Arts and Music Festival"
Every Memorial Day weekend, the 1100 block of Hollins Street, near the historic Hollins Market, turns into a festival combining food, drink, music and art. Sowebo stands for "SOuthWestBaltimore." Admission is free. For more information, visit www.soweboarts.org/festival.html.
May 28 Remember on Memorial Day
Each Memorial Day, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens holds a public ceremony honoring members of the Maryland affiliated military who have been killed during service. In addition to honoring the recently deceased, the ceremony will also pay tribute to those who gave their lives in Korea, Vietnam and World War II. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and take place at 200 East Padonia Rd., Timonium. For more information, visit www.dulaneyvalley.com or call (410) 666-0490.
June 2 Stop and Smell the Roses
Explore Charles Village on Sunday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during its annual Garden Walk. Visit more than 20 tranquil oases, enjoy the variety of these hidden gems, and talk with neighborhood gardeners. The Garden Walk is part of the Annual Charles Village Festival at Wyman Park Dell located on North Charles St. and 29th St. It features music, food, craft vendors and children's games. Proceeds from this event benefit the Charles Village Recreation League, the Charles Village Civic Association, the Friends of Wyman Park Dell, and the Village Learning Place. Pick up your Garden Walk map/guide at the Garden Walk booth at Wyman Park Dell. Rain or shine. Cost is $15. Purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.
June 4 Fall Classes
A preview of fall classes of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 North Charles St. Osher at JHU offers classes during the day on Mondays and Wednesdays in Columbia; on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Baltimore. Classes explore art, music, history, literature, religion and politics in two 12-week semesters. There are no entrance requirements, tests or grades; social events and travel opportunities complement the courses. Join current members, faculty and staff for an overview of membership activities and sample presentations of course offerings at the preview. To register or gain more information, call (410) 516-9719.
June 8 Strawberries Are Back!
The Ann Arundel County Historical Society will host its 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 8 at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd., Linthicum. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrating the rich agricultural history of Anne Arundel County in the production of fine strawberries for market. Features include hand-churned strawberry ice-cream, strawberry shortcake, and hand-dipped, chocolate-covered strawberries. Folk singer Ed McDade will perform. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit www.aachs.org or call (410) 267-6611.
June 8 Rappel for Kidney Health
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will hold its fourth annual "Rappel for Kidney Health" signature event on Saturday, June 8 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St. As the exclusive rappel event occurring annually in the Baltimore metropolitan area, "Rappel for Kidney Health" invites people of all ages to scale the 33-story hotel, from the roof to the fifth floor pool deck. After pledging $1,000 for this unique opportunity, each participant will be provided a fundraising web page, undergo a training session, and be photographed while in action. To register for "Rappel for Kidney Health," support a participant, receive information about corporate sponsorship, or see videos of last year’s event, visit www.kidneymd.org or call (410) 494-8545.
June 8+ Baltimorean Festival
The “Bawlmer” term of endearment, "Hon" (short for "Honey"), has traditionally been bestowed upon neighbors and visitors alike by the city’s working women. "HonFest," an annual celebration to honor these women, has grown into a nationally recognized festival that covers four city blocks in the neighborhood of Hampden, near 36th St. This year’s "HonFest" takes place Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.honfest.net.
June 14 Annual Senior Luncheon
Join the Baltimore County Association of Senior Citizen Associations (BCASCO) on Friday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m. for its 35th annual luncheon. The keynote speaker is Joanne Williams, director of the Baltimore County Dept. of Aging. The cost is $30 per person. Checks must be mailed to BCASCO, Attn: Melody Burton, 34 Tearose Dr., Baltimore, MD 22220 and received by Monday, June 3. The lunch will be held at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. To receive a registration form or more information, call Beth Wiseman at (410) 484-6866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Legal Services
Program staff and volunteer attorneys for the Baltimore Bar Foundation provide advice and consultation, direct representation and education/outreach services for older adults. Volunteers speak to senior groups about legal topics affecting the elderly. Volunteers speak Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish. Program staff and volunteers handle pro bono, non-fee-generating civil cases, involving public benefits and pensions as well as consumer, healthcare, housing and credit-related problems. For more information, call (410) 396-5277 or email email@example.com.
Ongoing Legal Service for Nursing Home Issues
Free legal information and representation in cases involving nursing homes is available through the Nursing Home Program, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., 29 W. Susquehanna Ave., Ste. 305, Towson. For more information, call (410) 296-6705 or (800) 367-7563.
Ongoing Donate Your Car to Support Kidney Health
Donate your outdated automobile to Kidney Cars and become eligible for a tax deduction while helping the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland get more mileage out of its education and prevention programs. All donated vehicles are either sold at auction or for parts. The foundation will pick up used cars, trucks, motorcycles or boats in almost any condition free of charge. To make a donation, visit www.kidneycars.org or call 1-800-488-2277.
May 20 Stoop Storytelling Theater
The Stoop Storytelling Series presents Eureka: Stories about Discoveries, Breakthroughs, and Brave New Worlds on Monday, May 20 at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St.. Seven very different stories will explore the thrills, and unintended consequences, of discovery — scientific, political, and emotional. Cocktails and live music begin at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Advance tickets recommended; general admission is $20. Purchase at www.stoopstorytelling.com or call (410) 332-0033.
May 23+ Murder Mystery Dinner
The Murder Mystery Company, an interactive theater troupe, comes to the Ikaros Restaurant at 4901 Eastern Ave., with its award winning show, Crime and Punishment, a traditional murder mystery set in the world of 1920s Gangsterland. Mobsters, murder and comic mayhem ensues after a mysterious death happens to a member of “The Family.” Tickets are $60 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.grimprov.com/Murder-Mystery-Dinner-Baltimore or call 1-888-643-2583 and talk to one of their skilled detectives.
June1+ Explore Contemporary Art
Join the Big Table Connections at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr. on the first Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. for lively explorations of contemporary art. Each session is free and focuses on a different topic with activities, such as chats with artists, demonstrations of their work, and art projects you can make yourself. The topic for Saturday, June 1 is “Dangerous Language.” Future events will be held on July 6 (“Inside Signs”) and August 3 (“Walking Around Words”). For more information, call (443) 573-1832.
June 6+ Yoga in the Sculpture Garden
Practice yoga amidst masterworks and experience a meditative way to deepen your interaction with modern and contemporary sculpture in the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Gardens at 10 Art Museum Dr. Each class focuses on a specific work by artists, such as Alexander Calder, Tony Smith, Ellsworth Kelly, and Joan Miró. Instructor Brianna Bedigian has a BA in Art History and is a certified yoga teacher. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Class is held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays, starting June 6. Cost is $75 for members and $90 for non-members. Program fee does not include parking. For more information and to register, call (443) 573-1832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9+ Summer Concerts
"Groovin' in the Grass," summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens, begin on Sunday, June 9 and continue Sunday evenings through August 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets available at door. Concert admission includes visiting the gardens: Costs are $7 for members, $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (62+) and students, and $3 for children (12 & under). Food and refreshments are available for purchase. Ladew Gardens is located at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Md. For more information, visit www.ladewgardens.com or call (410) 557-9570.
Ongoing A Night at the Museum
Visit the Walters Museum Thursday night from 5 to 9 p.m. until June 2 for Constellation Thursday Nights to see special exhibitions for free. The Walters is located at 600 N. Charles St. No registration necessary. For more information, visit www.thewalters.org or call (410) 547-9000.
July 19 Day Trip to Eastern Shore and Casino
Join Baltimore's On the Go Seniors for a day trip to the Eastern Shore and the Casino at Delaware Park. On the Eastern Shore, enjoy a crab feast. From there, the group will travel to Delaware Park. On Friday, July 19, busses will depart from the Essex Park-and-Ride on MD-150 at the Back River Bridge, near Eastern Blvd. and Virginia Ave. Cost is $70 per person, which includes a $30 casino credit to Delaware Park. For more information and to register, call (410) 882-2920 or (410) 391-0482.
June 1+ Event Volunteers Needed
Interested in helping bring together a fun, family-oriented event that helps save lives? Help the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Parkville-Carney this year on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. Volunteers are needed to help develop the event, as well as set up on event day. For more information, call Katie Weber at (410) 933-5101 or email Katie.email@example.com. More information is available at www.relayforlife.org/parkville-carneymd.
Ongoing Volunteer at the Zoo
Taking care of the animals may seem like the only job at the Maryland Zoo, but volunteers can be superstars doing other work too, keeping gardens beautiful, helping staffers stay ahead of the paperwork, or leading tours. The zoo takes special pride in the education and interpretation program, giving every guest the chance to ask questions and learn about animals and conservation. For more information, call (443) 552-5266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Volunteer with Pro Bono Counseling Project
The Pro Bono Counseling Project assures that all Maryland residents requesting mental health care, regardless of income, are linked with volunteer licensed mental health professionals. For more information on volunteering, call (410) 825-1001, ext. 102.
Ongoing Tutors Needed
Pathways is a community outreach tutoring program of Towson United Methodist Church dedicated to serving youth in the Greater Baltimore area. The group’s primary mission is to provide for the academic betterment of young people, with an emphasis on tutoring, encouraging and mentoring. To learn more, visit www.pathwaystutoring.org or call (410) 592-5442.
June 10-14 New York Bound!
Join the Liberty Senior Center on this trip to Pinegrove Resort in Kerhonkson, NY, from Monday-Friday, June 10-14. The $554 cost includes live entertainment, three meals daily, line dancing, karaoke, horseback riding and more. Call (410) 887-0780.
June 11 Cruise Baltimore
Enjoy an Inner Harbor Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore on Tuesday, June 11, hosted by the Pikesville Senior Center. Tickets are $56 per person. Call (410) 484-5285.
June 12 Visit the New Barnes Museum
Visit the new location of the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 12, to see their world-renowned collection of Impressionist paintings. Tickets are $65 for this trip sponsored by Senior Box Office. Call (410) 882-3797.
June 13 Cruise on a Paddle Wheeler
Join the Rosedale Senior Center on Thursday, June 13, for lunch at Suicide Bridge and a 90-minute cruise aboard the Dorothy Megan Paddle Wheeler in Hurlock, Md. Tickets are $70. Call (410) 574-4125.
June 15 Anything Goes at the Kennedy Center
Join the Bykota Senior Center to see Anything Goes at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 15. Tickets are $127. Call (410) 887-3094.