Friday, April 29, 2011

Donovan Fund Film Series - "Enchanted April" Saturday April 30 (Chop Shop Theater in Lauraville 21214)

Shake off those rainy Saturday blues or recover from nice day flea marketing with a restful classic set in beautiful Italy. This month’s Donovan benefit film “Enchanted April” (1992) runs this Saturday 4/30/11 at 7pm. Chop Shop Theater 4321 Harford Rd.

Rising prices are hurting low income seniors greatly and our elderly neighbors need Donovan Fund assistance now more than ever - please call to reserve (to Chris 410-366-1980 (x271) or ask about pre show dinner discounts at Chameleon CafĂ© & Koco’s Pub . As always all proceeds benefit city seniors basic needs (medical supplies and groceries purchased this month with Donovan Funds).

Suggested Donation $10 with Film Discussion after facilitated by Film Professor & Filmmaker, Chris Reed.

You support makes a great difference in the lives of city seniors & is much appreciated.
Please share info. with your contacts
Thanks and wishing all happy Spring.

Chris Muldowney
Case Management Supervisor
Elder Services
Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland
Baltimore, MD 21209


Please participate in a short Main Street survey

Dear Neighbors,

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street (HLMS) as been working with Morgan State University's Architectural Department to prepare drawings for Facade Improvements. As part of a more specific project, we are also working to improve the facades of the four liquor stores on Harford Road in the Hamilton-Lauraville area. Please take a few moments to tell us what you think.

Regina Lansinger, Director
Hamilton Lauraville Main Street
5500 Harford Road - Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21214
410.319.7151 (fax)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Video of the Baltimore LOVE Project - Lauraville/Hamilton

Baltimore LOVE Project Hamilton Wall Time Lapse (Max Bent music edit) from Max Bent on Vimeo.

LOVE Mural on 4200 Block of Harford Road (Theiss Marine)
From the Max Makes Music website (

"This time lapse video, directed by Rob Perry, documents the creation of the Hamilton LOVE mural, one of six painted by Michael Owen. The Baltimore LOVE Project aims to have 20 murals in neighborhoods all across Baltimore. I brought out the accordion to complement the intense emotional content of the visuals, and I played a metal shelf to touch on the chaotic movement present throughout the piece. I recorded the vocals to help the music breathe a little."

Baltimore LOVE Project:
Rob Perry:
Michael Owen:

Music Lineup at Chef Mac's and All That Blues - April 27 - 30 (Baltimore 21214)

April 27
Humpday Karaoke with host
Reggie Kelly
April 29
Adrian Blu
Love, Life & Soul

April 30
Big Daddy Stallings &
The Bluez Evolution Band

Buffet begins 7:00 PM/ Show at 8:00PM

BYOB – $25

Maclonza Lee

Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tuesday Market in Lauraville: Opening soon in Lauraville ...

Tuesday Market in Lauraville: Opening soon in Lauraville ...: "Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 7th! Over 30 vendors bringing fresh produce from the farms, great food for an enjoyable dinner, hand-ma..."

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Green Onion and the small market movement highlighted in the B - Baltimore's free daily newspaper (April 11)

Read about the Green Onion and the rise of the new small market movement in the B (Baltimore's free daily newspaper)

April 13th to 16th Music Line-up at Chef Mac's and All That Blues (Harford Road 21214)

Music Line-up at Chef Mac's and All that Blues

April 13
“Humpday Karaoke” with host Reggie Kelly - 7 PM

April 14
Live broadcast - WEAA Magic Bird show featuring Jeron White Quartet [Jeron White - upright bass, Yawn Jones - guitar, Julious Schlosburg - drums, John Thomas - tenor sax - 7:30 PM

April 15
The Ursula Ricks Project
Come enjoy great blues & soul

April 16
Jr. Bynum & the Groovemasters
Richie Spero [drums], Billie Monroe[bass], Brian Kooken [lead guitar], Greg Thompkins [tenor sax], Jr Bynum [guitar/vocals]

Some of the most talented musicians in the Mid-Atlantic!

Shows begins 8:00 PM
Buffet $25 (all inclusive) - BYOB

Tickets now available for Jackie Scott's CD release party - $30/ticket at Chef Mac's

Maclonza Lee
Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe highlighted in the Baltimore Sun

Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe:

Chef Mac's and All The Blues on Harford Road highlighted in the Baltimore Sun

(photo of Chef Mac from the restaurant's website)

Chef Mac:

Koco's Pub in Lauraville highlighted in the Baltimore Sun

(Picture from website of Koco's Pub)

Koco's Pub:

Hamilton Bakery on Harford Rd highlighted in Baltimore's media

(Picture from the Urbanite)

Hamilton Bakery:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Grand Opening of plant shop - Green & Sticky - in Lauraville

Green and Sticky, plant shop behind Beth's DIY Workshop at 4315 Harford Road, is selling native plants and perennials. Open on  Saturdays from 9::00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.  Look for the sign on the corner of the building facing northbound Harford Road!

A Grand Opening will take place next Saturday, April 16th.

Martha, owner operator
Green and Sticky

Car Wash and Flea Market to benefit the Boy Scout Troop #161 on May 7 at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah

DATE: Saturday, May 7, 2011
TIME: 8 A.M. until 3 P.M.
Episcopal Church of the Messiah
5801 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

There will be lots of flea market items and a bake sale table

Car washes done for donations

Proceeds to benefit Boy Scout Troop #161

Hope to see you there!!

Nathaniel K. Gibbs exhibit at Studio 55 LLC on Harford Road in Hamilton (21214)

Studio 55, LLC
Contact: Mary Rever
Phone: 410-444-0022

Studio 55 Presents Solo Art Exhibition
of Works by Nathaniel K. Gibbs

Baltimore, Maryland (April 06, 2011) -- Studio 55 - Art Gallery is pleased to presents a solo art exhibition of oil paintings by well-known Baltimore artist, Nathaniel K. Gibbs. Open Reception and artist demonstrations in oil painting techniques will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 1:00-4:00 at Studio 55, 5529 Harford Road, Baltimore City. The exhibition will continue through the month of May and will include extended art gallery hours on Friday, May 6, from 12:00-8:00 pm for First Friday and Art Crawl activities. For further information and directions please visit the website or call 410-444-0022.

Nathaniel K. Gibbs (b. 1948) graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, Maryland and began his artistic endeavors as a fine arts major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He continued post-graduate studies at the Schuler School of Fine Arts, and became interested in the painting techniques of “Old Masters” while studying under the highly regarded master of realism, Joseph Sheppard of Baltimore. In 1981, Gibbs earned a master’s degree in fine arts from the American University in Washington, D.C.

Gibbs’ work demonstrates his distinguished quality in classic representational art influenced by Diego de Silva Velazquez, Leon Bonnat and John Singer Sargent. His personal preference in subject matter is vast ranging and includes his original images of the buffalo soldiers of the civil war, as well as figurative composition, landscapes, still life and city scenes. His commissioned portraits of the former Mayor Clarence “Du” Burns, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Malcolm X and Abel Wolman have been added to the art collections of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore City Hall and Banneker Douglass Permanent Collection.

About Studio 55
Studio 55 - Art Gallery was established in 2009 by artist Mary Rever of Timonium, Maryland and is located at 5529 Harford Road in Baltimore City, an area designated as an important revitalization project. The gallery represents many talented Maryland artists with a diverse selection of artwork, including classic and traditional styles in oil, watercolor, pastel and acrylic paintings. The gallery also offers introductory and advanced art classes in charcoal drawing and painting.

Hamilton Gallery: Gimme Shelter in April

Hamilton Gallery: Gimme Shelter in April: "Saturday April 16th 7:30 PM An Evening of Earthly Verse and Music of the Spheres For more Information : 410-627-8774"

Hamilton Gallery: Monthly Garden Seminars

Hamilton Gallery: Monthly Garden Seminars: "Saturday April 16th, 4 - 7 PM For more information contact Lawrence Leaf : 410-446-1398"

Hamilton Gallery: Gimme Shelter in April

Hamilton Gallery: Gimme Shelter in April: "Saturday April 16th 7:30 PM An Evening of Earthly Verse and Music of the Spheres For more Information : 410-627-8774"

Hamilton Gallery: Perverse Poetry

Hamilton Gallery: Perverse Poetry: "Where the Words Get Twisted Friday April 15th 7:30 PM For more information contact"

TAI CHI at Welcome Om Yoga on Harford Road (Baltimore 21214)

Tai Chi with Alan Reese at Welcome Om Hatha Yoga Studio
Thursdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Om Hatha Yoga Studio
4711 Harford Road
Baltimore 21214