What To Do In Baltimore This Week

Check out these great events sponsored by THE ASSOCIATED or ASSOCIATED agencies coming up this week in Baltimore.

Sunday, April 21
Prepare Food for the Hungry
Join area families at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC and help prepare meals that will be donated to a local women and children’s shelter. Sponsored by Jewish Volunteer Connection, the volunteer project runs 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information and to register, visit jvcbaltimore.org or email Erica Bloom at ebloom@associated.org.

Monday, April 22
Turning Off or Tuning In: Tapping into Student Motivation

Having trouble motivating your child to be successful in school? Worried that your struggling student has tuned out? Dr. Rona Novick, Director of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Doctoral Program at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University, will address the role of motivation in student success. She also will provide tips for how educators and parents can work together to motivate and develop successful students.

Sponsored by SHEMESH, “Tuning Off or Tuning In: Tapping into Student Motivation” will be held at the Myerberg Senior Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. For information, contact Gila Haor at 410-843-7588 or to register, go to shemeshbaltimore.org/events.

Wednesday, April 24
Brews & Schmooze: Trivia Night with JT Waldman

Beer by the glass on a white background.
Test your knowledge of comic books in a hilarious evening at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, when graphic novel artist JT Waldman emcees a Pub trivia night centered on the Museum’s latest exhibit, Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950. This comic book creator, best known for his graphic novel, “Megillot Esther,” and his latest collaboration with Harvey Pekar, “Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me,” will be sure to wow visitors during this pop cultural trivia competition.

The event, which runs 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., is free and includes snacks and a cash bar. For information, visit jewishmuseummd.org.

Thursday, April 25
“Melting Away” at the 25th Annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival
Don’t miss the finale of the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival! Enjoy “Melting Away,” an Israel feature film that portrays parents learning to deal with a transgendered child. Attendees also are invited to a free LGBTQ reception prior to the film. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue.

Film starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. For information, contact Sara Shvartzman at sshvartzman@jcc.org  or visit baltimorejff.com .

Future Events
Sunday, April 28
PJ on the Town at the Maryland Zoo
Join other young families at the Maryland Zoo for an afternoon of family fun, including a zoo-wide scavenger hunt, craft activity and animal encounters with a Zoo educator. This PJ Library event is sponsored by the Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE) and Chizuk Amuno Congregation. For more information on an afternoon of fun, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., go to jewishmusuemmd.org.

Wednesday, May 1
Men’s Night Out is Back! Back! Back! ESPN’s Chris Berman, NFL Studio Host and Anchor of “SportsCenter,” is coming to Baltimore for an ASSOCIATED Men’s Night Out. Berman will share behind-the-scenes stories of history’s greatest sports moments, including Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking game, as well as talk about the power of teamwork. Maybe, he’ll even predict another Ravens Super Bowl victory!

Event begins at 7:00 p.m. at the M&T Bank Stadium. Program, which also includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, is $100 to attend, with a $180 minimum gift to THE ASSOCIATED Annual Campaign requested. Register to see Chris Berman at associated.org/mensnight.

Sunday, May 5
Nurture Your Nature at the Pearlstone Center
Tap into the natural world at the Pearlstone Center’s beautiful, tranquil setting at this creative and inspired women-centered afternoon. Make cheese, pickles and more. Donate your handcrafted projects to community organizations. Then, discover hands-on-farming and learn about healthy living.  Sponsored by ASSOCIATED Women, “Nurture Your Nature” begins at 2:00 p.m. For information and to register, contact Carly Frank at cfrank@associated.org

Sunday, June 2
Israel65. Celebrate!
Join our community for a celebration of Israel’s 65th birthday, featuring Matisyahu, Jewish-American reggae and alternative rock musician. The day-long celebration also includes interactive activities for all ages, Israeli food and vendors, an innovation exhibit and much more.

Israel65.will be held at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC. Tickets are now on sale for the Matisyahu concert, which begins at 4:00 p.m. Prices are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 13. To purchase tickets, go to baltimoreisraelcoalition.org.


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