Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Schedule Change for the Hamilton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library

News from the Enoch Pratt Library in Hamilton (on Harford Road in Baltimore)

This week (December 24 - 31) we will not have Mother Goose Baby Steps or Preschool Leaps.

Our weekly children's programming schedule is changing in January!
  • Mother Goose will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays: Mother Goose Baby Steps is for infants and caregivers. We sing songs, do lots of movement activities, and get introduced to early literacy skills in a fun setting with other parents and daycare providers. No registration is necessary.

  • Preschool Leaps 11 a.m. on Wednesdays: Preschool Leaps is for toddlers age 2-5 and caregivers and alsoincludes stories, song, and activities. Please don't hesitate to call ahead and ask if the programs are happening that day, as we have had some unexpected building closings in 2010. Our number at the branch is 410.396.6088.

  • Also mark your calendars for Saturday, January 15, at 1 p.m. : "Happy Birthday, Dr. King!" We will celebrate Dr. King's life with stories about his courage and compassion. Feel free to contact the library if you have any questions.

Happy New Year!


Elissa Thomas

Children's Librarian

Hamilton Branch-Enoch Pratt Free Library

5910 Harford RoadBaltimore, MD 21214


New Year's Eve Menu from Clementine (Harford Road, Hamilton, Baltimore 21214)

Enjoy your New Year's Eve supper at Clementine:

Tuesday December 28
New Year's Eve is 3 days away!

And if you haven't solidified your plans yet- here's our menu. We recommend reservations BUT they are not required. Order as much (or as little) as you like. Come when you like between 6:00 & 10:30 pm and , if you're up for it, stick around for our Champagne toast!
~Smoked House-made kielbasa, Guinness Stout and Irish whiskey cheddar soup 4/5
~Shrimp bisque with seafood terrine 6/7
~Tomato fennel soup with mint spaetzel 4/5
~Duck confit empanada w/ walnut queso fresco & pomegranate seeds 8
~Scalloped oysters w/garlic, pepper vodka & bread crumbs 8
~Crab and shiitake mac & cheese with Grafton Village white cheddar 8
~Smoked pheasant rillette with fig and ginger jam 7
~Cheese plate 13
~Lobster pâté with olive oil poached tomato and clementine coulis 10
~Field greens tossed with honey dijon balsamic vinaigrette and berries served over an asiago and sundried tomato tuille 8
~ Frisée tossed with Duroc bacon, shallots & smoked cherries and topped with poached Fresh McKenzie egg 9
~Pickled shrimp and watercress salad with sundried tomato crouton and bacon manchego dressing 9
~Dry-aged and grilled venison chop with chocolate compound butter and sweet and sour cherry jam & smoked black pepper crème fraiche 35
~Grilled Culotte steak with sautéed oysters, wilted leeks and crop tomato vodka horseradish cream 27
~Boneless quail stuffed with crab, corn and spinach cornbread stuffing with Pernod, black pepper honey sauce 28
~Wild mushroom pancake with walnut whipped butter, sweet pea puree and maple & apple cider Gastrique 20
~Barded tenderloin over dauphine potatoes, topped with foie gras terrine and finished with blackberry veal glace 38
~Apple cider braised duroc pork shank over whipped Peruvian potatoes and finished with smoky honey rye pan sauce 24
~Tomato and ginger brined Rockfish over roasted tomato and lemon leaf risotto with Mirin-hydrated shiitakes and bamboo shoot salad 25

Reservations highly suggested but not required. Reservations may be made from 6 pm-10:30 pm. Champagne toast at midnight ! We will be featuring some special wines and desserts (as well as beloved favorites)!

Clemetine, 5402 Harford Road, 410-444-1497

Monday, December 27, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ring in 2011 at Chef Mac's & All That Blues (Lauraville)


Bring in the New Year with Chef Mac and the Mary Shaver Band [Mary on vocals, Dave Sherman guitar, Kevin Whisman drums, Pete Kanaras bass and Mark Stevens keyboards]
Mary is known for her high energy vocals on a bed of thick and gutsy guitar riffs


Louisiana style buffet begins at 7 PM

Band begins at 8:30 PM
All for $30/person (BYOB)
Let the good times roll!


Maclonza Lee
Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214

(410) 319.6227

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jewelry, Accessories, and Home Decor at Studio C in Lauraville

News from Constance of Studio C in Lauraville:

It's the last week before Christmas. We still have a great selection of one of a kind jewelry, accessories, and home decor perfect for holiday gifts. Save 25% on all holiday ornaments - now through Christmas Eve!

We are opened late for your convenience! Tuesday, 12/21: 10-7 Wednesday, 12/ 22: 10-7 Thursday, 12/23: 10-7 Friday, Christmas Eve: 10-5 Closed: Christmas Day, and 12/26 & 12/27

Merry Christmas to all --


Studio C
4337 B Harford Rd.
(below the Red Canoe)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Solstice Yoga News from Welcome Om Yoga on Harford Road (Baltimore, 21214)

Yoga News from Welcome Om Yoga on Harford Road

Greetings! And best wishes to you and yours this holiday season!

Our Fall Session is comming to an end. The last day of classes for Fall 2010 is Monday 12/20/10. We will be having a very limited Holiday schedule. Only 2 classes will be held in between sessions: Sunday, 12/26/10, 9am All-Levels with Chris AND Wednesday, 12/29/10, 9am Level I/II with Velvet. Our full schedule of classes resumes on January 2nd 2011 with the start of the Winter session.

The start of any session is a great time for newcommers to join us. Beginners classes (Level I) restart at the beginning of each session. Classes are geared to absolute beginners.

Please open the enclosed attachment, our Winter 2011 flyer, which includes the upcomming session's schedule of classes, class descriptions and other information. Feel free to print it and/or forward it to anyone who may be interested.

There are a few changes form our Fall schedule:

-- Please note that Chris' class is shifting to a little later on Sunday mornings: the new time is 9 to 10:30am!!!

--Also, Jeany's Kids Yoga is moving to Wednesdays, 5 to 5:45pm!

--We are pleased to announce that Tai Chi, with instructor Alan Reese, is coming this Winter! Tai Chi classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm. $10 per class. A 10-class pass may be purchased for $90! Open to all.

--Also new is "Easy Stretch" with Alice Lium, Fridays, 10:45-11:45am. This slow-paced, very gentle class introduces easy Yoga and Tai Chi movement. It's great for anyone and is especially appropriate for older adults!

--Quiet Body/Quiet Mind returns (by Popular Demand!) this Winter and will meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month (Jan., Feb. & Mar.) from 5:30 to7pm. These are relaxation events you do not want to miss!

Our heartfelt thanks go out to the many of you who have supported us throughout our first year. Your participation has helped keep Yoga in the neighborhood!

We wish you peace and joy during the holidays and a happy and healthy new year!

With Gratitude,

Welcome Om Yoga
4711 Harford Road
Baltimore 21214

Charmed Life Studio Art Opening on January 7.... 2011!!

Charmed Life Studio

guest artist
"CDLs and MFAs"
Featuring Work by Sean Reichert

Art Opening
January 7th

6:00 PM to 10:00PM

Charmed Life Studio is proud to feature “CDLs and MFAs” opening January 7th 6:00PM till 10:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Live music will be provided by Ben Frock and The Subatomic Particles. There will be hors d’oeuvres provided by the Chameleon Café, coffee from Zeke’s Coffee, some complimentary wine and beer; attendees are also welcome to bring their own beverages.

Charmed Life Studio is located at 4505 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214.

Sean Reichert grew up in rural Pennsylvania. His grandfather and uncles are almost all truck drivers. His father, a lottery manager, looked down with contempt at their “low class” jobs, long hours and low wages. As a child, he was fascinated by their big rigs, piles of spare parts, distinct slang and insular culture. For years, however, he shared his father’s ignorant contempt of his extended family.

“I realized at MICA that all those guys were busting their asses to support their families.” Sean says “In the Renaissance, the only people who had their portraits painted were the wealthy and powerful. I wanted to do something like that for people who worked for a living.” This show is predominantly composed of featureless portraits of his family members. All of the portraits are from the chest up. Each is painted in bright, vibrantly colored house paint. Using the same medium he also produces portraits of heavy machinery and industrial equipment. “None of my extended family understood my art. I’m trying to produce work that they appreciate using paints that they probably have lying in the basement.”

Ben Frock, has played with George Clinton, Soul Cannon, The All Mighty Senators, The Todd Marcus Nonette, Brad Gunson, Chris Pumphry and many more. He is an active member of the Out of Your Head collective, the Phil Cunneff New Quartet, the Rumba Club, and is the musical director of experimental jazz quartet, The Subatomic Particles. The Subatomic Particles started out playing jazz standards. They began playing improvised music to keep from getting bored. They now play almost exclusively original music. www.myspace.com/befrotrumpet

Sean Reichert received his MFA from MICA in 2010. He is currently a coffee roaster at Zeke’s Coffee. In his free time he enjoys painting, hunting and working on bicycles. His work will be featured at Charmed Life Studio from January 7th until February 5th.

Charmed Life Studios
4505 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(443) 449-7630

The Hamilton Arts Collective Wants You: Here's Why

Christmas Concert December 22 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church (21214)

Christmas Concert
Featuring the:
Hamilton Singers
Hamilton Elementary/Middle School Choir
December 22nd
Let’s celebrate Christmas Together

Hamilton Presbyterian Church
5532 Harford Road, 21214

Hosted by:
HBU - Helping Boys Understand
Sponsored by:
Hamilton Elementary/Middle

Monday, December 13, 2010

Chop Shop and Bill the Barber Holiday News

News from Lisa Hawks, owner of Chop Shop:

Hello Neighbors and Friends! As the year is ending and a new year is beginning we here at the Shop are moving ahead with some exciting new ventures...Bill the Barber is heading out on his own opening Blue Spark Barber Shop the second week of January. Thanks for the support you all have shown and given to him. Bill is proud to take on the business of running his own business, and proud to do it here in Lauraville...Congratulations, Bill!

His former room will be transformed into a room for Healing and Relaxation. We will have on-hand the acupuncturist Rebecca Donnelly and a massage therapist, as well. There are rental opportunties for other practioners, so please give me an email if you are interested (bmorechopshgop@gmail.com).

The waxist and estithician, Brittany, finished her first week with us with rave reviews, and we are so happy to have found her! She will be offering facials after January exclusively using Annabel Macneals full line of skin care products, Skin Preparations, which we sell as well. Speaking of Annabel, she has put together some beautiful gift boxes for the holidays. So come on in and check them out!

We have shirts coming (this week) our first venture for shirt making, so well-done and beautiful by Robert Gillespie. Sniff, sniff... I can't believe how cool they look!

Finally, we have decided to use the theatre for movie nights and events! This is a perfect way to have friends come to the shop, have cocktails and light fare, and see that old showing of "Valley of the Dolls" with your friends! Milena Kovocavich contact bmorechopshop@gmail.com) will be the contact person for booking, and we will be offering catering if you would like to rent the theater. More news on that in a week or so.

You all have made so much possible for us, and, as always, we will be looking for ways to give back and return your kindness and loyalty to your local beauty /barber shop.

Friend us on facebook at chop shop lauraville.

Love and Warmth on this Holiday.
Lisa and company at the Chop Shop
4321 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214-3118
(410) 426-2300

Studio C Ladies Night Out Wednesday December 15, 2010

Shopping news from Constance of Studio C in Lauraville

Studio C Jewelry
Ladies Night Out
Wednesday, December 15
Enjoy light fare and drinks, while you shop.Enter to win a Custom Gift Basket.Enjoy a stress relieving chair massage. It's our last Ladies Night Out of the year! Bring your list and shop for Mom, sisters, friends, coworkers, and hostesses! We have fabulous gifts from jewelry to fashion accessories, to stocking stuffers, including purses, magnifying glasses, pashmina scarves, beaded shawls, crystal bottle stoppers, make-up mirrors, scented candles, soap "rocks," jeweled bookmarks and more! And of course my own one of a kind jewelry perfect for those searching for unique jewelry not found elsewhere. Jewelry designed from precious and semi-precious gemstones, sterling silver, gold, glass and vintage tin.

If you can make it to Ladies Night Out, please rsvp by Wednesday, December 15, 3:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Constance Scott

Studio C Jewelry
4337 B Harford Rd.
Lauraville, Baltimore
(below the Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe)


Hours: Tues. thru Sat., 10-5, Sun., 10-3

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lauraville Musician Highlighted on NPR

Listen to Lauraville's own Tom Mitchell, a member the Blue Rhythm Boys who were interviewed on NPR. Tom is a frequent visitor to the Main Street Tuesday Market.

Here is a link to the site and interview: http://www.yellowcarmusic.com/bluerhythmboys/index.htm

From The Rhythm Boys website: Blending the blues of Mississippi John Hurt with the "hot club" swing of Django Reinhardt, The Blue Rhythm Boys have delighted audiences with their tight vocals and hot guitar playing since 1997. Tom Mitchell (vocal,guitar), Jim Stephanson (vocal, guitar), Vince McCool (trumpet) and John Previti (upright bass) bring authenticity and originality to their own smoky mix of hot jazz, blues and hokum.

Open House at the Performance Workshop Theatre: December 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

Performance Workshop Theatre
5426 Harford Road
Hamilton, Baltimore 21214
Sunday, Dec. 19th, 2010 2:00 to 5:00 PM

From the artistic diretors...
We are eager to share our wonderful fortune with all of you... this marvelous building waiting to be transformed into the infinite possibilities of theatre, this neighborhood applauding our arrival, the wealth of nearby restaurants and ease of parking and ALL of YOU! Old friends, new friends, friends yet to meet!

Please, do come. Share the joys of the holiday season, have a glass of wine or cider, and toast with us our bright future...made brighter by your participation and support.

With very best wishes,

Marlyn G. Robinson, Marc Horwitz

Co-Artistic Director, Co-Artistic Director

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Great Food and Music at Chef Mac's December 10 & 11 on Harford Road

Chef Mac’s & All That Blues

4709 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

December 10 & 11, 2010

Enjoy a Louisiana style buffet and blues party with

Clarence “Bluesman” Turner
Tickets - $20
Buffet begins 7 PM - BYOB
Show begins 8 PM

Call 410.319.6227 for information

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Music and Singing at Hamilton Presbyterian Church on December 19, 2010

Santa and Elf visit Neighbors and Friends on Harford Road in Lauraville and Hamilton December 4th, 2010

A Special Thanks from Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street to the following businesses and neighbors of Lauraville and Hamilton who helped make Santa's visit a success.

Soft Touch Photography by Cynthia
Mike Borneman
Bill O'Connor & Sue Holmes
Pam Wallace and the Promotions Team
Susan Norman for design assistance & signs
Pyramid PR for help with advertising
Rich Marsiglia for holiday donations, wreaths, cookies, candy canes, etc.
Red Canoe for hot cider & a warm seat for Santa
Hamilton Gallery for hosting Santa & friends!
Peter Mares for photo coverage
Visuals for web support

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Milk and Cookies with Santa December 11th at MCPA

Children can share a snack with Santa, make holiday crafts, and watch a fun holiday performance, featuring excerpts from The Nutcracker! It is a fun way to kick off your holiday season. Call MCPA for reservations. 443-438-4525