Tuesday, November 26, 2013

FIRST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH is looking good!

A Celtic Christmas Concert
Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm

ROBIN BULLOCK is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants into one powerful musical vision. Originally rising to prominence as a founding member of the innovative acoustic world-music trio Helicon (winners of the Association for Independent Music’s prestigious INDIE Award for Best Seasonal Recording)Robin’s solo career has won him three Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Governor’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a feature broadcast on National Public Radio’s hugely popular Celtic music program“The Thistle and Shamrock.” 

KEN KOLODNER: “When Ken Kolodner plays the hammered dulcimer, something special happens; he makes it sing . . . inspiring . . . a tremendous musician . . . ” —Irish Edition. As a major part of the rebirth of the hammered dulcimer in the US, Ken is recognized as “one of today’s most accomplished, musical hammered dulcimer artists . . . A hammered dulcimer player of great taste and sophistication,” ~Elderly. 

ELKE BAKER, 1995 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, combines lyrical melodies with driving dance rhythms in her energetic fiddling. Elke plays Scottish, Celtic, and American fiddle music for concerts, festivals, dances, and parties across America and abroad . . . Elke Baker has played all over North America and as far-flung as Japan, West Africa, and Scotland, as well at The Birchmere and the Kennedy Center in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Elke is a faculty member at the Washington Conservatory of Music, where she teaches history and performance of Celtic music. 
A Celtic Christmas concert with Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker at 
The Cellar Stage © 
@ Faith Community United Methodist Church
5315 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214
Friday December 6, 2013
Show time: 8:00 P.M.    
Tickets $25.00
 Doors open at 7:00 P.M. Tickets & information, call 410-521-9099 

Holiday Sale!

Open Studio & Holiday Sale
at the studio of
Karen Trimble

Not available in big box stores!

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's that time of year again!


Saturday, December 14, 2013
Santa arrives on his motorcycle to visit the businesses
in Hamilton & Lauraville.

10:30am, 11:30am & 12:30pm
Milk & Cookies with Santa at
Mid Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts,
5543 Harford Road
Reservations required.  Please call 443.438.4525

Holiday Crafts at Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road

Santa strolls along Harford Road in Hamilton

Santa & Arcadian Rhythms visit
Future Care Cold Spring
4700 Harford Road

Santa visits Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe
4347 Harford Road

Santa strolls along Harford Road in Lauraville

Camp fire fun with Santa
4500 Harford Road

Don't forget the marshmallows!

First Friday

A great place to buy that unique gift
...made in Maryland!


Think 'Small Business'
when you start your holiday shopping this year.

Big things come from small businesses!

Friday, November 15, 2013


3400 Norman Avenue
Baltimore, MD   21213

Classes occur on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 -  8:15
Cost $10 per class 
Level:  Yoga novice to beginner 
What to Bring:  A yoga mat and a bath towel (for support).

These are studio-style classes, which means they include elements of pranayama (breath work), elements of meditation, and lots of stretching and basic asanas.  

Both Will and I are certified from the Baltimore Yoga Village teacher training program (which encompassed ten months of study).  We both teach at various venues:  Veterans Administration, State Prison, YMCA, and the Baltimore Yoga Village.  We have experienced amazing physical and emotional/spiritual transformation due to the practice of yoga and share a calling to bring yoga to the community.

For more information, contact Wendy Brown at

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Nutcracker

Another fine performance of 
The Nutcracker
by students of
Mid-atlantic Center for the Performing Arts
located at 5543 Harford Road in Hamilton

Featuring performances
pre-professional students
and Guest Artists

Charlie Abel, dancer,
actor, formerly with
Baltimore Ballet

Maeghan McHale,
Giordano Dance Chicago

Nick Wagner,
Mark Morris Dance

The Nutcracker

Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Baltimore, MD  21225
Sunday, December 8th
2:00 pm

Call 443.438.4525 for tickets!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

“You’re invited to a free video showing about a young person from Hamilton and 3 friends who walked the 
Appalachian Trail.” 

Join us Saturday, November 23, at 6:30 PM, and experience a “WALK NORTH.”  (76 minutes)
Location: 5532 Harford Road, Hamilton Presbyterian Church. [410-426-1444] [www.hamilton-pres.org]

Free reception and pizza to follow!

5532 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD  21214

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dear Neighbors,

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street has been accepted into the 2013/2014 Combined Charity Campaign. The Campaign begins on Sept 13, 2013 and ends on Nov 30, 2013.   If you are an employee of Baltimore City, and are in the process of selecting your charities, please consider #4980 for Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street (HLMS.)  HLMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit revitalization organization working to strengthen & support the commercial corridor, increase employment opportunities, attract new families, support & promote local schools and build community.

There are many worthwhile organizations from which to choose.  Please consider your own neighborhood as a recipient of your donation to help fund the work of this local non-profit organization.  Please help us in our mission to bring residents and businesses together to create a thriving shopping and dining destination.

If you are so inclined, please consider HLMS, #4980.

Thank you,
Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street
is a non-profit commercial revitalization organization working to support & promote
local business.  Through the help of neighborhood volunteers, events are planned to 
bring the community to the Main Street - Harford Road.

Through many promotional activities, new businesses have opened, bringing with them many talents that benefit the local community.
Once hungry for fine dining experiences, coffee shops and shopping opportunities that meet the wants & needs of the community that support the business district, sustainable businesses have been returning to this beautiful community of unique homes surrounded by large growth trees, gardens, public parks, great schools, and above all else, friendly people.

Whether or not you are completely familiar with this community in Northeast Baltimore,
take a moment to scroll through this blog to read about opportunities for entertainment & enrichment in the neighborhoods of Hamilton & Lauraville.

Performance theaters, galleries, murals, large sculptures, music and a world famous dance school enrich residents of this community.  Many residents have opened some of the best businesses in the City of Baltimore.  Restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, a bakery, a fresh market, small retail shops and so much more - have all been opened by local residents to the delight of other local residents.

New residents arrive each month, attracted by the many styles of homes available throughout this community.  Some of the top schools are located here, offering something for just about everyone - public, charter and parochial.  Without leaving the neighborhood, a child can attend a school from pre-kindergarten through high school, planting deep roots in the community while cultivating friendships within their own neighborhood.  Becoming community lessens the need to transport children across town in the rush of traffic to educate children or maintain planned activities.

If you live in the neighborhood, support your local businesses as often as you are able.  If you are looking for a great place to live, shop, work, educate and grow, explore the neighborhoods of Hamilton & Lauraville.  Visit the coffee shops & pubs, the retails and galleries.  Feel the friendly vibe.

Find it Here

The Ocean Quartet
 at The Cellar Stage 
November 22, 2013

OCEAN Quartet


Folk-Rock pioneer Jennifer Cutting, mastermind of The New St. George has returned with a magical collection of holiday music for all generations and wisdom traditions. Her new full-length CD, Song of Solstice, combines brand-new winter songs with old favorites, folky authenticity with cutting-edge electronics, and rousing bagpipes and drums with gentle recorders and harps. It even puts legendary chanteuse Annie Haslam, the voice of the British 70s prog-rock band Renaissance, on the same album with music from the real, historical Renaissance! Cutting started her project with a simple idea: to create music for the winter holidays that worked for everyone: Jew and Gentile, Christian and Pagan. Cutting lost her parents as a child; after her grandmother also passed away, she was raised by Indian swamis in a Hindu ashram in Florida. Partly due to this unusual childhood, she has long been a spiritual and musical seeker on many divergent paths. Song of Solstice celebrates the things all spiritual traditions share in their observance of wintertime: the blessing of human companionship in the cold times of the year, the endless round of the seasons, the return of warmth and light, and even the wisdom and strength to be found in the darkness.

The Ocean Quartet in concert Friday, November 22, 2013 at The Cellar Stage
located at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 
5315 Harford Rd at Gibbons Ave in Baltimore, MD, 21214
Tickets are $21.00
Show time is 8:00 P.M.  Doors open at 7:00 P.M. 
Tickets & information, call 410-521-9099 or

Find it Here

Performance Workshop Theatre
converted the old Provident Bank building into 
an intimate performance theatre.
Every seat has "front row" quality.
If you have not yet attended a performance at PWT,
treat yourself to an enjoyable evening of dinner
& a show right in your own little neighborhood.
5426 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

Find it Here!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Available space on Harford Road

Are you looking for 2200 square feet of space?
Church of the Messiah, located on Harford Road at White Avenue,
may be a good fit for your organization.
This beautiful space was most recently used by
Arts & Ideas Sudbury School.

Contact Timothy H. Grayson, Rector