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 28
PJ on the Town at the Maryland Zoo

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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 cjebaltimore.org/pjtown.

Sunday, April 28
Arts and Crafts with Kids at the University of Maryland Medical Center
Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC) invites teens to meet up with other teen volunteers to put a smile on the faces of kids who are undergoing treatment at the University of Maryland, Medical Center, 22 South Green Street. Make arts and crafts with patients during the two hours, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. For information, go to jvcbaltimore.org/jvc-programs/teens/high-school-opportunities/.

Tuesday, April 30
The Leo V. Berger Immigrants Trunk Program presents Bessie Bluefeld
If you grew up in Baltimore, most likely you heard of, if not attended, an event at the area’s premier kosher catering banquet hall, Bluefeld Caterers. This week, the Jewish Museum of Maryland is premiering its newest historical character, Bessie Bluefeld, a young immigrant woman who made a name for herself as the owner of Bluefeld’s.

Actress Terry Nicholetti portrays Baltimore icon, Bessie Bluefeld, in this free event, open to the public. Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, go to jewishmuseummd.org.

Wednesday, May 1
Men’s Night Out is Back! Back! Back!

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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.

Future Events
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.

Tuesday, May, 14
JCC Lunch Spectacular Series Featuring Concert Pianist Carolyn Enger
Stop by the Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Avenue, for lunch and music by renowned concert pianist, Carolyn Enger. Listen to the sounds of Enger as she performs Shavuot-themed pieces such as “Three Israeli Dances” by Robert Starer and “Five Pieces for Piano” by Paul Ben-Haim.
Program runs 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Cost is $8 for JCC members and $12 for non-members. For information, call Sara Shvartzman at 410-500-5903 or register at sshvartzman@jcc.org.

Tuesday, May 21
JCS Parent Discussion Series
How do you raise great kids in today’s complicated world? Howard Reznick, Senior Manager of Jewish Community Services (JCS) Prevention Education, will tackle this question and provide tips on how to guide your child in making responsible and wise choices. This is the first of a monthly parent discussion series for parents of children of all ages.

This free program, also sponsored by the JCC, will be held at the JCS Owings Mills location, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue and begins at 6:00 p.m. Babysitting is available for a small fee. For information and to register, contact Lorna Walsh at 410-843-7568 or lwalsh@jcsbaltimore.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. Celebrate! will be held at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills. 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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