Friday, July 29, 2011

Art & Fitness Celebration in Carroll Park

This Saturday.  6-8pm.  Be there.  

Please visit the Friends of Carroll Park blog post for all the info!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Upcoming Events at 788 - July 2011

This Thursday, July 7th (tonight) check out Gallery 788's latest opening!  A new inventory of artists' work is displayed every month. The first Thursday of every month, Pigtown's Gallery 788 celebrates the reveal of that month's works by inviting artists, residents, and visitors!  Go by 788 Washington Blvd ... make some new friends, check out the art and hang awhile!

Image by Gallery 788

Then there is an Artists' Flee Market held outside of the gallery this Saturday.  The flea market has become a regular monthly occasion.  I've noticed that neighboring residents have caught on, and have started putting stuff out on their front steps as well.   I think it's a great idea if you have some goods you'd like to sell.  It brings people out to the main street, and socializing.  I love meeting more people in the neighborhood, so these events warm my heart.  

Image by Gallery 788
Then, on Tuesday, the events continue with open mic night!  So if you can't make either of the above events in the coming week, there's a third opportunity!  Open mic night is at Pigtown's Gallery 788 every second Tuesday.

Image by Gallery 788

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Neighborhood Pit Bull Day July 10, 2011 10am-2pm

Flier and Event by Best Friends Animal Society.

Please share this event with friends and neighbors!  Click here to download the flier for distribution.

If you call their toll free number, it provides more information.  A few smart things that they mentioned are:
- Children are to be supervised by an adult at all times
- Dogs should attend the event on a non-retractable leash, handled by an adult
- If your dog is nervous around other pets and people, please contact the organization through the toll-free number for separate assistance
- Registration is required, and takes place during the event hours, on site
- Free and/or low cost veterinary assistance will be available
- Food, treats, and toys will be given at the event
- Crates will be available for doggie breaks
- Please pick up after your dog.  Bags will be available at the event.

Pit bulls are known for being the most tolerant breed, and therefore considered America's Nanny Dog, and in fact the national breed of the United States!  They can be difficult to adopt because many home owners insurance companies forbid them.  State Farm and Travelers are two that I know do not.  While I'm talking the breed up, I should mention that dogs will not be for sale at the event. But it is a great opportunity for owners to get affordable products and services for their dogs, and be stewards for positive pit bull ownership.  Pass it on!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Great Baltimore Check-In

If you haven't heard about this, give the website look-see! 

Urbanite is hosting an event utilizing four-square, a location-based social networking website.  And Housewerks is in it! Ahem... with no check-ins... get on that people!  Ok, so it launched yesterday, we'll forgive you.

What do you need?  A smart phone.  A four-square account.  Tenacity. 

Me?  I fail at requirement number one and two, so I'm relying on you other people who are more tech-savvy than myself.  But you know what?  If you're like me, and you can't participate in a way that wins you prizes, don't fret.  The Check-In is still an awesome way to get ideas.

Want to see the secret some places around Baltimore that you probably haven't been to?   Check out the Who Knew? category.

Going on a date?  Check out the Go Picnic or Foodie category.  Boom!  Done.  Really, every category is date worthy if you need ideas that will impress.  Guaranteed.  Ok, maybe not guaranteed.  But ditch them if they're not impressed.  See? Great weed-out tool.  You can thank Urbanite for saving you from a destined-to-fail relationship.

And please tell your friends!  Lets make Housewerks the top Check-In!!  Check out the Housewerks website for hours of operation.


Civil War History with the 1st Maryland Volunteer Infantry

An organization of Union living historians dedicated to the preservation of history and honoring the men who served during the Civil War

The First Maryland Infantry, U.S. was founded on the grounds of Carroll Park .  June 18, 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the presentation of unit's flag. Colonel John Kenly assumed command of the regiment and received a flag from the patriotic ladies of West Baltimore . This one-day encampment will present demonstrations of Civil War camp life, circa 1861.

Schedule for Saturday July 9, 2011

(times are approximate)

                                          10:00 am                Guard mount

                                          11:00 am                Equipment & uniforms of the war

                                          12:00 pm                Musket firing demonstration

                                          1:00 pm                  Mail call

                                          2:00 pm                  Mustering in ceremony flag presentation

                                          3:15 pm                  Company drill

Field music by the Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps Guard in Civil War attire, will be heard throughout the day as well as typical camp life activities when other activities are not scheduled. Please feel free to come into camp, look around and ask questions. 

Book Signing by Civil War historian, Dan Toomey, throughout the day.

                       Family Day Activity at the Mount Clare Stable

From 11 2pm at the Mount Clare Stable a costumed interpreter will demonstrate using a Civil War Trunk filled with period reproductions relating to a soldiers life and a citizens life to engage both children and adults about the affect of this conflict.  Children may also take part in a Flag making craft and present their colors to the infantry at Camp Carroll at the 2 oclock ceremony in front of the mansion.

All activities are free and open to the public.  Free Parking.