Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Zombie Pub Crawl on Harford Road in Lauraville and Hamilton (21214)

October 23, 2010
Starts at 7:00 p.m. Koco's Pub (4301 Harford Road) and heading North on Harford.
Zombie Dress preferred.
More information - on Facebook

Quilting Circle at the Hamilton Gallery (21214)

The Hamilton Quilt Circle meets every Wednesday at the Hamilton Gallery from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. You are welcomed to participate regardless of your skill level, age, gender, or shoe size! If you are able to thread a needle and make a stitch, you meet the requirements.

We are currently working on quilts to be raffled as fundraisers in December to benefit the Hamilton Gallery and Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street.

Hang out and learn to quilt and meet some fun people

Hamilton Gallery is located 5502 Harford Road, Hamilton, Baltimore 21214

Monday, September 27, 2010

Boo-Fest 2010 - Family Fun for All

BOO Fest 2010
October 30th 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA)
Parking Lot
5543 Harford Road
Pet Costume Contest
Children's Costume Parade
Music and Dancing
Family Fun for All

Friday, September 24, 2010

Greater Lauraville Fair September 25 (Baltimore 21214)

The Music Line up for the Greater Lauraville Fair at Heinz Park this weekend is:

12:10 Zoe Johnstone

1:00 Teachers for Hire

2:00 Sac Au Lait

3:00 Break The Blue Line

4:00 Oxi-Morons

5:00 The Bobwhites

The fair runs from 12:00 to 6:00

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Community Wide yard sale in Mayfield. (Baltimore 21213)

Event: Mayfield's Yard Sale Extravaganza
Date: September 25, 2010
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: Throughout Mayfield: Erdmann Ave on the South, Chesterfield Ave on the North, Lake Montebello to the East, and Crossland Ave. to the East

More than 25 households...Interesting items of all kinds. The Greater Lauraville Fair is the same day starting at 12 noon. So come to Mayfield's Yard Sale Extravaganza and then go to the Greater Lauraville Fair to enjoy music, food and fun. Rain date Sunday, Sept 26 from 1 - 5.

Greater Lauraville Fair - September 25 @ 12 noon.

Zeke's Coffee at the Lauraville Fair 2009

Saturday, Sept 25th from noon - 6pm.
Heinz Park at Walther Blvd & Harford Road. Rain Date: October 2 Great food! Cold beer! Local vendors! Games! Live music! Kid activities!

Beth's DIY Fall Class Schedule (Lauraville 21214)

New from Beth of Beth's DIY:

Hi Neighbors-

Just a short note to let everyone know that classes are beginning again at Beth's DIY Workshop. Attached is the schedule with their description. Please go to to register.

Power Tool Blitz for Women tomorrow night at 6:30.
How to Catch a Running Toilet: Fundamentals of Plumbing Repairs September 29
Don't Be Shocked: A Beginner's Look at Electrical Repairs October 6
If Walls Could Talk: Everything You Wanted to Know About Walls, But Were Afraid to Ask October 13
Getting Floored Part 1: How to Install Ceramic Tile October 20
Thinking About the Box: The Fundamental Building Block Beginning October 27

Oh!!! About the building at 4315 Harford Road, at this point it looks like closing will be in early October. I will keep you posted

Thank you for supporting Beth's DIY Workshop.

Be well and - Beth

"It is not our task to judge the worthiness of our path; it is our task to walk our path with worthiness. We have been blinded by the light of heroes and saints. We must learn to trust the light we are given, and to value the light that we can shed into the lives of those around us."
-Kent Nerbern in his book "Small Graces"

Beth's DIY WORKSHOP 443-708-0786
Beth's Home Repairs, etc...

Clementine Review in the Baltimore Sun

Read about Clementine Restaurant where they "reinvent comfort food."

5402 Harford Road
Baltimore 21214

Kids Poetry (Hamilton 21214)

Butterfly Garden at St. Francis of Assisi

Everyone is invited to visit St. Francis of Assisi School's Butterfly Garden located on Harford Road between the church and rectory. Come to enjoy the garden!

St. Francis of Assisi School
3615 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rizing Sun Glass Works and City Neighbors Hamilton Charter School Mosaic!

News from Lyn of Rizing Sun Glass Works:

Greetings Everyone,

I am pleased to share with you pictures of the City Neighbors Hamilton Charter School Mosaic Mural which was a community project involving school students, parents and AmeriCorp young adults. All tiles laid on this 12ft medallion that represents the school's logo were laid in one day! It has been installed on the high school entrance side of City Neighbors Hamilton which faces Carter Ave., it's worth a drive by! I will be posting more pictures on and additional mosaics & classes are coming to Hamilton in the near future!

Lynn Dodds
Rizing Sun Glass
2511 Evergreen Ave.
Baltimore, MD

Welcome Om Yoga Fall Schedule - Stacy Hernandez Returns (Harford Road, Baltimore 21214)

News from Velvet:


Announcing the Fall 2010 Session at Welcome Om Hatha Yoga! The Fall session begins September 28th and runs through December 20th.

We wish you many blessings as we move in to Autumn! The attached file contains our Fall 2010 flyer, detailing our Fall schedule of classes, course descriptions and pricing info. The Fall schedule presents a number of changes from our Summer schedule (most notably the rearrangement of Velvet's Monday & Tuesday classes), and several exciting additions! New stuff includes...

~Stacy Hernandez returns to the studio on October 20th to teach an All-Levels Yoga class on Wednesdays, 5:15 to 6:30pm!! Yeaaa Stacy!

~Dorothy Valakos also returns offering a Level I/II Yoga class on Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30pm (begins 9/29). Yeaaa Dorothy!

~Jeany Baines returns to teach Kids Yoga (for 5 to 8 yr. olds) on Thursdays, 4:45 to 5:30pm (begins 10/1) Yeaaa Jeany!

~Velvet has added 2 new Level I Yoga classes, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30pm AND Saturdays, 10:45am to 12:15pm. ALSO, one Friday evening per month,Velvet is holding a relaxation event called "Quiet Body/Quiet Mind" Fri.10/15 and Fri.11/19, 7 to 8:30pm. Tea will be served afterward!


~Baltimore's "theater for the people" group FLUID MOVEMENT, will be holding fun choreography workshops called "So You Think You Can't Dance!" which promise to be tons 'o very affordable fun! Organized into 4 week sessions, these classes will begin in mid-October on Sundays, 11am to 12:15pm (Exact date TBA). Thanks Fluid Movement!!!

As always, we are so grateful for your support!

Peace & Joy,

Welcome Om
4711 Harford Road Baltimore 21214 2nd Floor

P.S. The Lauraville Fair is always lots of fun! Held this year on Sept. 25th, 12noon to 6pm at Harford Rd and Parkside Dr.

Kapacity Boutique Liquidation Sale

News from Hamilton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library

News from Elissa Thomas of the Hamilton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library:

Summer Reading Program finished up with a bang and now all of a suddenwe are into fall!

The afterschool teen game night resumes on a weekly basis Tuesdayafternoons, also at 3:30 p.m. Mother Goose Baby Steps happens every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.for infants and their caregivers. Daycares and other groups arewelcome to attend! Preschool Leaps takes place every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. forkids ages 3-5. It is a great opportunity for children to develop alove of books and stories. We do a lot of moving-around activities tokeep things lively.

Check the web site for event details and to read the branch blog:

Sincerely,Elissa Thomas

Children's Librarian
Enoch Pratt Free Library-Hamilton Branch
5910 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214


Chef Mac's Menu

Chef Mac's Louisiana Cuisine
4311 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

(410) 319-6227

Good News from Beth's DIY in Lauraville (21214)

News from Beth's DIY in Lauraville (21214)

Hi Neighbors -

One might say that I'm jumping the gun here, but it looks like Beth's DIY Workshop is moving.... three doors down the street. I am in the process of purchasing the old Ham-o-Lea Pleasure Club building (4315 Harford Road). It is my hope that I will be able to move the shop in the next couple of months. I may start having my classes there as soon as October. It all depends on when closing happens and I get my use and occupancy permit.

So what does this mean for the community?

It is my hope that with the added space that I can offer a convenience hardware store, provide a community meeting space, form a non-profit tool library/bank, set up a community work exchange board, and hold more comprehensive classes. I will continue to make keys, repair screens, cut glass (I will now stock glass),repair lamps and assist you in your home improvement projects in any way that I can.

I need something from you. First, I need your ideas of what you would like in terms of a hardware store. I will never be a True Value or an Ace, but I do want to get a sense from you of what you want. Second, what do you think about a tool bank? Come on by the shop and give JoAnn or I your ideas or go to and send me an email. I am at the shop on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM during the market and on Friday and Saturday.

New classes will begin September 22. See you at the Lauraville Fair on September 25. I also plan to have a few events at the shop, not the least of which, is an open house before the renovations start so that everyone in the neighborhood can finally see what the mysterious Pleasure Club was like inside.

Thank you, all for supporting Beth's DIY Workshop. I love working with and serving in this community.

See you 'round the hood - Beth

PS The Shop will be closed Friday Sept 17 and Saturday Sept 18 in memory of my sister, Tracy, who took her life in 2005 on that weekend. Thank you again.

Open Tuesday 11:30 to 8pm
Wednesday through Friday 11:30am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Shut Sunday and Monday

Beth's Home Repairs, etc...

Guest Authors at the Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe (21214)

News from Nicole of the Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe in Lauraville.

Hi Everyone!

We have a wonderful line up of authors and events here at Red Canoe to kick off the fall season.

September 16 at 5pm, meet D.R. Belz, author of White Asparagus, the Collected Works.
September 30 at 6:30pm kick off meeting and reading for several of the writers of City Sages.
October 2 at 2:30 brings Steve Cunningham author of Dinosaur Name Poems, a book of dinosaur poems in two languages with lovely illustrations.

Stop in soon to pick up your breakfast and coffee to go, or just to chill out in the neighborhood!

See you soon,
Nicole and Peter

Red Canoe
4337 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214

Tuesday Market in Lauraville

Please stop by the Tuesday Market in Lauraville to enjoy some fresh produce & community activity. Dinner is available on the sidewalk at The Chameleon Cafe, in the backyard garden at the Red Canoe, or on the street next to Safeway. Chef Mac will cook your dinner as well as Wolfe Street Cuisine who prepares a different menu each week. Picnic tables are set up to make dining easy. A new vendor will join the market tonight to offer baked bread, cakes & other sweet treats. Orders for fresh pasture-grown turkeys are being taken each week with a delivery date before thanksgiving. Take a moment to support your local business & enjoy your community.

Arts & Ideas Classes in Hamilton (21214

News from Arts & Ideas:

Greetings everyone! Arts & Ideas would love to make your acquaintance. We've been somewhat quiet as we've established ourselves and grown from 9 to 40 students. We are so thrilled to begin our third year! (School started Wednesday, September 8, 2010.)

We are located in the beautiful Church of the Messiah on Harford and White Avenue (where you might pick up your CSA produce!). We are one of three Maryland Sudbury Schools and one of thirty plus Sudbury Schools world-wide. This approach to education has been around since 1968 and began at the Sudbury Valley School in MA. Sudbury Valley in turn, took it's inspiration from the Summerhill School in England, founded in 1921 and still going strong today.

Arts & Ideas was founded in 2008 by Arcadian residents, Danny Mydlack and Caroline Chavasse, after relocating to Baltimore from Los Angeles, and specifically choosing the Lauraville area based soley by looking at the website! We choose this area to found the school because of its vitality, cohesiveness and the obvious love and dedication people have for this northeast corner of Baltimore.

We spent a few years getting to know families at a playgroup we founded at Faith Community Church and felt some families might appreciate having another school choice among the already strong group of neighborhood schools. We also felt that this area could embrace the healthy and somewhat challenging discussions the Sudbury approach often prompts about education. Happily, a few families have either moved to this area or have not moved from this area so their children could attend Arts & Ideas.

We hope to contribute to the whole pie by being just one more interesting slice in this fine community!Staff also includes Liz Smith from Hamilton (also known for her backyard chickens and bees) and former Rock Candy proprieter, Joel Tyson. If you'd like to learn more about us, you can visit our website:

Also, please join us as we host the Baltimore screening of the documentary Race to Nowhere. This must-see documentary is currently getting national buzz on sites like The Huffington Post, with screenings in communities all over America, including New York and Los Angeles for week-long runs. All proceeds from the showing will go to benefit Arts & Ideas Tuition Assistance Program. Ticket information is on our site:

Here is a blurb about the documentary:

"Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired."

Fall 2010 Zumba and Dance Class Schedule at MCPA

Class Schedule of Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts.

It's time for the kids to go back to school, and you know what that means - it's time to register for dance classes! Visit our website to register today, or just call the studio at 443-438-4525. With such a tremendous response to our "Mary Poppins" performance, classes for this season are filling quickly! Register today to get your first choice of class times. If you have not yet seen the photos of the "Mary Poppins" performance, please click here. See you in dance class!

Zumba Promotion Continues!We had such a wonderful response to our promotional Zumba classes for the summer, we have extended it into the fall!Take the entire 8 week session for only $40 ~ That's only $5.00 per class!Classes meet on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15, and the next session begins on September 22nd. Come join the fun!

MCPA offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Hip-hop for all ages. We also have one of the most respected pre-professional ballet training programs in the United States. Come see the difference professional training can make, and let us help your child be the best dancer they can be!

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Hour and More at Los Amigos on Harford Road in Hamilton

Come on in for Happy Hour! Monday thru Friday 4 - 7 p.m.
Domestic beer - $2
Imported beer - $3
Pitcher of Lime Margarita $19
Pitcher of Sangria $19

Dinner Specials: Monday (Industry night) Half price pitcher lime margarita
Tuesday 1/2 PRICE FAJITAS (dinner)
Wednesday KIDS EAT FREE with one paid adult
Thursday FREE DESSERT with one paid dinner entree
Free Wi-Fi
Marianella Palomino

Los Amigos Restaurant
(410) 444- 4220
fax (410) 444-4226

Moving Pictures at the Hamilton Gallery: Sept 25 @2:00 p.m.

5502 Harford Road Hamilton, Baltimore MD 21214


Saturday Sept. 25, 2010 @ 2 PM
Free admissions with donations to the Gallery welcomed

Introduction and Discussion led by
Reed Hessler
Radio announcer and avid film collector

This film is rated GP-13 for some “intense images.”

Smoke Signals (1998) is directed and co-produced by Chris Eyre and with a screenplay by Sherman Alexie. Alexie also authored the short story collection on which the film is based, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. It won several awards and accolades, and was well received at numerous film festivals.

First Friday at the Hamilton Gallery: Chip Irvine

The Hamilton Gallery Guest Artist Series Presents Installation Artist
Chip Irvine
On exhibit until September 30
Friday, September 3, 2010
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All are invited!
Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harf0rd Road
Hamilton, Baltimore
Maryland 21214