Walking Baltimore Neighborhoods - Greektown
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Walking Baltimore Neighborhoods - Greektown

Inspired by the documentary The World Before Your Feet https://www.theworldbeforeyourfeet.com/videos/ which some of us watched together in July, I would like to explore some of Baltimore’s neighborhoods by wandering through them. My first pick is Greektown: https://livebaltimore.com/neighborhoods/greektown/#.XU659sopChA. Please join me for a leisurely stroll at 10:00 am on 9/28/19. The meet-up location will be designated after people rsvp. We can carpool or meet on location. RSVP to Nancy at naelnewman@aol.com

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October  Game Night - Wingspan!
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

October Game Night - Wingspan!

Have you heard about the award-winning board game for bird enthusiasts. Let’s give it a try. There are some “how to play” videos online if you want to get a head start, but you’ll have a chance to learn as we play. Bring a dessert to share.. 2107 E Baltimore St. Special guests (and bird experts) from the Patterson Park Audubon Center.

Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from designer Elizabeth Hargrave and Stonemaier Games. It is the winner of the prestigious 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres award.

You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth:

• Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower

• Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors

• Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them

The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds.

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Walking Baltimore Neighborhoods - Barclay
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Walking Baltimore Neighborhoods - Barclay

Inspired by the documentary The World Before Your Feet https://www.theworldbeforeyourfeet.com/videos/ which some of us watched together in July, I would like to explore some of Baltimore’s neighborhoods by wandering through them.  This time, we will stroll through Barclay: https://livebaltimore.com/neighborhoods/barclay/#.XU65isopChA. Please join me for a leisurely stroll at 10:00 am on 10/26/19. The meet-up location will be designated after people rsvp. We can carpool or meet on location. RSVP to Nancy at naelnewman@aol.com.

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Planning for the Future with Forms and Wine
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Planning for the Future with Forms and Wine

Do you know how you always intend to fill out those important forms but never QUITE get around to it?  Well, we’ve got a solution.  Come to Nancy Newman’s at 2107 E. Baltimore St.

Raise a glass to the future and FINALLY fill out your. Power of Attorney or Anatomy Board or Health Care Advance Directives and others.  We’ll have the forms, just bring your important  info and a bottle of wine.  We’ve even got at live-in Notary Public if needed.

RSVP to naelnewman@comcast.net

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Local Artists at the BMA
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Local Artists at the BMA

Local Artists at the BMA

Join Kini Collins at the Baltimore Museum of Art to check out the exhibits of two local artists: Oletha DeVane and Joyce J. Scott (Baltimore treasurers!). She will be starting from the East Entrance Lobby on Saturday, Sept 21st at 11:00 a.m. Let her know if you are coming at kinicollins@gmail.com.

More about the exhibit: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/hitching-their-dreams-to-untamed-stars

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Yoga at the Booth Center in Patterson Park
Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga at the Booth Center in Patterson Park

Our neighbor, Leslie Labreque, is teaching yoga at the Booth Senior Center (The Casino in Patterson Park) on Wednesdays this fall at 10 AM. The cost if $5/session or $15 for the year if you join the senior center (a much better deal and the Booth Center has lots of other activities that may be of interest).

Here’s Leslie’s description of the class: Khush Yogi, aka Leslie LaBrecque, will be providing gentle yoga instruction beginning in September at the Booth and Hatton senior centers.  This gentle yoga style will incorporate mindful breathing and guide students into poses slowly with sufficient time to ensure proper alignment. Chairs, the wall, and the floor will be used as appropriate to ensure comfort and stability during the practice. The instruction will offer modifications as needed to accommodate the students’ range of needs. Leslie’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing practice which gradually builds strength, balance and flexibility. 

Beginning in mid-fall, Leslie will offer small group yoga classes in her newly established home studio. Classes in both Gentle Yoga and Vinyasa Flow will be available. Updates will be published on facebook at Khush Yogi, and at khushyogi.com



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Bird Walk & Bird Banding Demo
Aug
31
7:30 AM07:30

Bird Walk & Bird Banding Demo

  • Patterson Park's Lombard Street Fountin (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your What’s Next friends and Patterson Park Audubon for a bird banding demonstration and bird walk (early!) on Saturday morning. Meet at the habitat garden near the boat lake at 7:30 AM for a unique bird banding demonstration. We know it’s early, but we’ll have coffee!

Following the demonstration we’ll start on a bird walk around the park and end up back at the boat lake picnic tables to talk about what we saw and enjoy some breakfast snacks.

RSVP to nancysupik@gmail.com so we know how much coffee to bring! Need binoculars? Audubon can provide them if we let them know how many pairs to bring.

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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
Aug
29
8:00 AM08:00

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:00. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
Aug
22
8:00 AM08:00

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:00. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
Aug
15
8:00 AM08:00

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:00. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Book Bag Packing Volunteers
Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

Book Bag Packing Volunteers

Breath of God Lutheran Church in Highlandtown can use volunteers to pack book bags with donated school supplies for local school kids. Join us at the church at 5 PM and help til 7:30 (or as long as you can). Church is 141 S. Clinton St. (at Pratt). Carpool at 4:45 from 2225 E. Pratt. Let Nancy S know if you’d like a ride. nancysupik@gmail.com

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Think You Know the Creative Alliance? (Think Again)
Aug
8
3:00 PM15:00

Think You Know the Creative Alliance? (Think Again)

Kini Collins has been a trustee for years and a member since its inception in 1995, and she is still amazed at all they're doing right there in Highlandtown.

Called the "North Star" of area arts organizations by Gary Vikan, recent director of the Walters, the Creative Alliance is totally worth a new look. Join Kini for a tour and meet & greet with staff and other board members. Learn what is happening now and what is planned for the future. This event is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Please let her know at kinicollins@gmail.com by July 31 if you are interested and able to join her.

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First Fridays Art Walk in Highlandtown
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays Art Walk in Highlandtown

Let’s meet for a drink, then wander around Highlandtown’s Arts District on a summer night in August. The August Art Walk will feature many local authors as well as open galleries and restaurants. Details to follow about where to meet to walk over together or how to find each other when we get there. Let Nancy Supik know if you’d like to go. nancysupik@gmail.com

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Walking in NY (a film screening & discussion)
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Walking in NY (a film screening & discussion)

Join us to watch the Documentary: The World Before Your Feet

For over six years, and for reasons he can’t explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City - a journey ofmore than 8,000 miles. The World Before Your Feet tells his story. Let’s watch the film and then plan our own urban hike. Watch the Trailer

RSVP to Nancy at naelnewman@comcast.net. We’ll meet at Nancy Newman’s house, 2107 E. Baltimore St. Snacks and drinks will be part of the evening.

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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
Jul
11
8:00 AM08:00

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:00. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:30. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:30. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:30. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Tour Dem Parks Rest Stop Volunteer Opportunity
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

Tour Dem Parks Rest Stop Volunteer Opportunity

A terrific annual event, Tour Dem Parks, brings hundreds of cyclists through Patterson Park on their journey around the city. What’s Next volunteers will staff the rest stop near the Pagoda and help the Friends of Patterson Park to greet and serve the thirsty visitors. Cut oranges, fill water coolers, pass out cookies all with a welcoming smile. Should be fun. Let Nancy Supik know if you can work a few hours. Rather ride your bike? Here’s the link to the event registration.

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Where You From?
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Where You From?

Wondering about your family’s history. Looking for some genealogy resources? Want more information about DNA testing?

Do you have boxes of family photos you’d like to organize and preserve?

Is anyone recording your family’s stories?

Some of our members have offered to share the work they’ve done with their family’s histories. Let’s learn from each other and share some wine and desserts.

Member, Chuck Haine will provide an introduction to genetic testing and will talk about "what do the ethnicity results mean?" and “using DNA to build or extend a your family tree”.   Trudy Slinger, our member, who uses her photography skills to help people organize and restore their family photos, will share her expertise.

Location to be determined. Have a skill to share? Contact Kini Collins.

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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
Jun
6
8:30 AM08:30

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:30. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Cheers for Beers (Friends of Canton Library Event)
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Cheers for Beers (Friends of Canton Library Event)

Program at the Canton Library recommended by our member, Jackie Gilbert.

1030 S. Ellwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

What better way to kick off the summer than a program about craft beers? Learn about the history and brewing methods, the different styles of craft beer and how the microbrewery movement is rapidly changing the way we think about beer.

This interactive program, presented by Stephen Demczuk of Raven Beer, starts with a discussion at the Canton Library and is followed by a tasting at a neighborhood pub.

Attendees must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the tasting.
Limit: 30 seats. Registration required. Call Morgan at 410-396-8548 or e-mail cnt@prattlibrary.org to register.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Canton Library.


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Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park
May
30
8:30 AM08:30

Thursday Morning Gardening in Patterson Park

Join some of the What’s Next Members (Sue, Nancy, Noel, Megin, Carol, Dan, Jeannie, Carol & Nancy and more) any and every Thursday at 8:30. We meet at the Pagoda and plant, weed, edge and water the gardens around the Pagoda, Fountain & White House. No experience necessary. Bring your own tools or borrow some fro the Friends of Patterson Park. We like to go for coffee afterwards (hot or iced, depending on the temperature). Hope to see you one Thursday! Carol Richman is our coordinator. Let her know if you’d like to get on our e-mail announcement list. Carol’s Email

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Irish Music Session at The Laughing Pint
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Irish Music Session at The Laughing Pint

The Laughing Pint in Highlandtown has a traditional Irish music session every Wednesday night. On May 22nd, join your What’s Next friends at The Pint. We’ll order dinner at 6:30 and stay for the music starting at 7:30. Myron Bretholz, Baltimore’s favorite bodhran (Irish drum) player, has agreed to talk with us during dinner about how to listen to Irish music (since to many of us it all sounds the same!). By the end of the evening, you’ll know your jigs from your reels and have enjoy a beer with friends. Who knows, you may be inspired to join in one Wednesday! Nancy Supik will be taking a count so that we know how big a table to reserve. Nancy’s e-mail. The music goes til 9:30, so if you can’t make dinner, join us later.

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Hike in Patapsco State Park (3 miles)
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Hike in Patapsco State Park (3 miles)

The new Hiking Interest Group will take it’s first hike on Friday, April 26th. We’ll hike in Patapsco State Park near Ellicott City. The trail is about 3 miles long, not too hard.
The other 2 dates and locations will be set soon.
Please text Megin at 410-935-5237 for coordinating the gathering, sharing ride, etc.

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The Urban Forest, Author Event with Friends of Canton Library - NEW DATE!
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

The Urban Forest, Author Event with Friends of Canton Library - NEW DATE!

The Friends of the Canton Library has invited us to join them for this Author Event to meet and talk with local author, Jill Jonnes.

Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, in addition to the latest technologies, to illuminate the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure.

At The Church on the Square in Canton, 1025 S. Potomac St.

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Tour of Hackerman House at The Walters
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Tour of Hackerman House at The Walters

What’s Next Education Committee Invites You to…

Take a tour of the Walters Museum’s newly renovated Hackerman House..  What’s Next Member Ann Wolfe is a DocentMeet in The Walters atrium on Centre Street at 10:45am. Details to follow, save the date!

Admission to The Walters if FREE and in addition to the tour, there is LOTS to see.

 

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Pop Up Event:  Dan Meyer Choir - Love Songs of the Presidents
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

Pop Up Event: Dan Meyer Choir - Love Songs of the Presidents


The Dan Meyer Choir will perform at the Creative Alliance on Feb 18th.  They will be singing "Love Songs of the Presidents".   Some of us are going to walk over, some may drive.  E-mail Nancy to connect with others who are going or just meet us there!    It’s at 3 pm on a Monday, cost if $3.  May head over to Snake Hill Tavern for a happy hour drink after the show.

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