Baltimore Beacon Bits




Oct. 24+   Free Flu Shots
From Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Thursday, Oct. 26, Northwest Hospital is hosting a free flu shot event from 4 until 6 p.m. The hospital is located at 5401 Old Court Rd, Randallstown. For more information, visit

Oct. 25     Shake Your Salt Habit
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the Cockeysville Senior Center will host Molly Stryker of ShopRite to show participants how to use herbs and spices instead of salt in cooking. The free event will take place at 10 a.m. in Room 111 at the center, 10535 York Road in Cockeysville. For more information, call (410) 887-7694.

Oct. 28     Free Kidney Health Assessment
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland will hold free kidney health risk assessments on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Mount Pleasant Church & Ministries, located at 6000 Radecke Ave. For more information, visit or call (410) 594-8545.

Nov. 1+     Regaining your balance
The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center is offering a free fall prevention workshop for adults over 65 who have previously fallen or are fearful of falling. The program will focus on footwear, vision, balance, mobility and exercises. Registration is required. The last day to register is Wednesday, Nov. 1. The free workshop is scheduled for Wednesdays, Nov. 1 through Dec. 13, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. at 7601 Osler Drive in Towson. For more information, visit

Nov. 11     Grief Sharing Seminar
The Valley Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a free, nondenominational grief-sharing seminar for those facing the holidays after the death of a loved one. The group will meet at the church, 2200 W. Joppa Rd. Lutherville, on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (410) 828-6234.


Oct. 25     Online Shopping Tips
Join Ateaze Senior Center Director Beckie Ebert to learn how to shop from the privacy and comfort of your own home during the holiday season. The event will take place at 10 a.m. in the Ateaze Senior Center computer lab, located at 7401 Holabird Ave. in Dundalk on Wednesday, Nov. 25. For more information or to register, call (410) 887-7233.

Oct. 26     The life of Muhammad Ali
The Ivy Bookshop will host bestselling author Jonathan Eig to present his book Ali: A Life, on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The book presents Ali’s life in a new and radical way. The free event will take place at the Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. For more information, visit

Oct. 31     Masquerade Ball
The Ateaze Senior Center is hosting a masquerade ball with a casual lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for members; $15 for non-members, and must be purchased by Wednesday, Oct. 25. The center is located at 7401 Holabird Ave. in Dundalk. For more information or to register, call (410) 887-7233.

Nov. 11     Bacon Jam
Power Plant Live! Is throwing a party celebrating bacon and bacon vendors all over Baltimore. Sample bacon-inspired foods and cocktails, and enjoy the sounds of local bands at 34 Market Place on Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets cost between $10 and $60, depending on the package, with all proceeds going to the non-profit Volunteering Untapped. The event will take place from 1 until 5 p.m. For more information, visit


Oct. 25     Medicare Updates
Join Lisa Solomon as she provides free Medicare updates on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Overlea Fullerton Senior Center, 4314 Fullerton Ave. For more information or to sign up, call (410) 887-5220.

Oct. 26     Know Your Rights
Join Jacke Schroeder and Barbara Korenblit from SAFE: Stop Abuse of Elders, to discuss your rights in the areas of health, money, personal information and more. The free event will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Liberty Senior Center, 3525 Resource Dr. in Randallstown. For more information, call (410) 887-0780.

Oct. 26     Estate Laws
The Pikesville Senior Center will host Chief Judge William R. Evans, Judge Juliet Fisher and Judge Arthur Frank to discuss how the Orphans Court handles estates, and rules on the authenticity of wills. The free program will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the center, 1301 Reisterstown Rd. in Pikesville. For more information, call (410) 887-1245.

Oct. 30     Tips for Selling Your Home
Selling your home can be a daunting task that can overwhelm anyone. Learn tips for making it easier with real estate agent Karen Gatzke on Monday, Oct. 30 at 12:45 p.m. at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Rd., Catonsville. Call (410) 887-0900 for more information.

Oct. 30     Ask an Expert
The Cockeysville Senior Center will host eight industry experts to present and answer questions on topics such as Medicaid planning, assisted living placement, insurance options, home modifications and more on Monday, Oct. 30. The free event will take place at the center, 10535 York Rd. in Cockeysville at 10 a.m. For more information, call (410) 887-7694.

Nov. 18          Job Search Conference
Coaches Corner is a free job search and matchmaking conference for professionals age 45+. It includes networking, workshops, coaching demos, and an “Ask the Experts” panel discussion. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov 18 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Corner Community Center, 5802 Roland Ave. To sign up go to call (410) 435-1506.


Nov. 1       Garden Tour in D.C.
Visit the nation’s capital with the Seven Oaks Senior Center on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The day trip will leave at 9:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. and costs $75. Participants will visit the Hillwood Estate and Museum and take part in a Garden Tour, with lunch included. For more information, call (410) 887-5192.

Nov. 2       Teatime in York
The Victory Villa Senior Center is organizing a day trip to York, Pa., to visit the Old Farmhouse Tea Room with a stop at Stauffer’s Cookie Outlet. The trip will depart at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $50. For more information, call (410) 686-1352.

Nov. 15     Try Your Luck in Bethlehem
The Cockeysville Senior Center is hosting a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Penn., on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The trip will leave at 7:30 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $30. For more information, call (410) 887-7694.


Nov. 4       Wizard of Oz with live music
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will showcase The Wizard of Oz on an HD screen for audiences on Saturday, Nov. 4, while the orchestra plays the score live. The special event will start at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are now on sale ranging from $17.50 to $75. For more information, visit

Nov 24      Father-son concert
Baltimore’s nationally-acclaimed father-son old-time roots duo Ken & Brad Kolodner join with Charm City Junction for their 4th Annual Post-Thanksgiving Concert on Friday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. The concert features a reimagining of old-time, bluegrass and Irish music at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St. Tickets are $24 in advance, $26 at the door, and $10 for children under 13. To buy tickets, call (410)746-8387 or go to

Ongoing   Are you an aspiring playwright?
The Fells Point Corner Theatre is looking for original 10-minute plays by Baltimore-area playwrights for the critically acclaimed play festival 10x10x10. The festival will open on Friday, March 31, 2018, and run through Sunday, April 16, 2018. Scripts should be submitted via email now through Jan. 7, 2018. To submit a play or for more information, email

Ongoing   The Great Mystery Show
The American Visionary Art Museum’s newest art exhibit, “The Great Mystery Show,” offers visitors a wildly visual exaltation of the strangeness and wonder of life itself. Now through Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, the exhibit integrates the work of 44 visionary artists, research scientists, astronauts, mystics and philosophers into one grand-scale exploration of mystery. The museum is located at 800 Key Highway. Admission is $15.95 ($13.95 for 60 and up). For more information, visit

Ongoing   Maryland’s social landscape
The Maryland Historical Society’s latest exhibition, “Structure and Perspective: David Brewster Explores Maryland’s Social Landscape,” will be on display through October 2018. The installation showcases Maryland-born artist David Brewster’s work with a special focus on themes such as gender, race relations in Maryland, and other political topics. The society is located at 201 W. Monument St. and is open 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors. For more information, visit


Oct. 28     Coastal Cleanup
Join the National Aquarium Conservation Team in removing harmful debris and plastic pollution from the shorelines at the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center Campus. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the center, located at 1000 Frankfurt Ave. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit

Nov. 30     Be a Friend, Make a Difference
Best Buddies International is looking for volunteers to be ‘buddies’ with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The organization is taking sign-ups through Thursday, Nov. 30. For more information, visit

Ongoing   Science Store Cashier Needed
The Maryland Science Center is looking for volunteers to assist in selling books, DVDs, science kits and more. Dates are flexible, but shifts usually last four hours. Training will be provided. The center is located at 601 Light St. For more information, call (410) 779-1627.

Ongoing   Help feed needy children
Intersection Change is looking for volunteers to serve meals to children in need at Jubilee Arts. Volunteers can take shifts Monday through Wednesday and on Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jubilee Arts is located at 1947 Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, call (410) 728-8403.