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Jack's Journal Volume 6, Issue 26

Welcoming Our Future. Celebrating Our Past.
Volume 6, Issue 26______________________________________ _ Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Event draws seniors for fellowship and education
 

Denise Fitzgerald wasn't sure if she would relate with the hundreds of older adults gathered inside Patapsco Arena Thursday for Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's recent Senior Symposium.

The West Hills resident, 63, said that she feels decades younger, and didn't exactly know what to expect at the senior-focused event.

But moments after entering the arena, Fitzgerald was pleased to discover a sea of vibrant seniors scattered among dozens of vendors, and a wealth of information geared toward older adults.

Seniors were able to receive free health and vision screenings courtesy of local pharmacies and a number of representatives from federal, state, and local agencies were on hand to help seniors learn about programs geared toward their needs.

Fitzgerald, who learned about Council President Young's event through John Wesley United Methodist Church, said the event "gave me an opportunity to collect information that I can take back to my friends who are less mobile."

Robert Zeitler, 66, echoed Fitzgerald's sentiments.

"This event will give me information to take back to the seniors at the center I regularly attend and share it with my friends who can't get around like I can," said Zietler, who works as a recreation coordinator at the Morrell Park Community Center.


Enjoy Independence Day Responsibly

Dear Baltimoreans,

As we prepare to enjoy Independence Day, please remind your friends and family about the dangers of engaging in celebratory gunfire to ring in the holiday and to not drink and drive after the festivities.

We all have special traditions associated with the Fourth of July, but celebratory gunfire, which remains a problem in cities across the country, should not be one of them.

Bullets fired in the air in celebration will eventually land and could unfortunately result in significant injury or death to any bystanders. In the City of Baltimore it is a crime to unlawfully discharge a firearm.

Please use public transportation or a designated driver if you plan to consume alcohol.

Whether you're attending a barbeque, relaxing at home, or attending the fireworks show at the Inner Harbor, please remember to enjoy the holiday responsibly and remind others to do the same.

Sincerely,

Bernard C. "Jack" Young
President, Baltimore City Council


On Tuesday morning, Council President Young spoke with interns from Johns Hopkins University in the City Hall Rotunda.
On Thursday, Council President Young hosted a Senior Symposium at Patapsco Arena. Hundreds of seniors gathered to receive information on programs tailored toward older adults.

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How Can You Help BARCS?
Ways to be a part of saving lives
www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org
There are many ways to help Baltimore City's Animal Shelter. Monetary donations can be made by cash or check, payable to BARCS. Monthly donations can be set up through your bank to be automatically mailed to BARCS and you can designate funds to BARCS when donating through United Way. It's easy to donate through the website at www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org. Supply donations are also greatly appreciated. Bath towels, leashes, toys, paper towels, rubber gloves, box tops, and more can help us help animals in Baltimore City. Consider BARCS your go to place when looking to adopt a companion. You can also foster pets through BARCS so that we save room in our shelter and animals have a better chance of finding a forever home. If you're looking to volunteer we have a number of positions including dog walking, adoption counseling, surgery, animal care, events and fund-raising, cat socializing, grant writing, and office work. BARCS saved 8,663 lives in 2013 and we hope to keep this number growing. BARCS is open to the public Monday through Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All donations can be mailed to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. 301 Stockholm Street Baltimore, Maryland 21230. For more information please visit our website or call 410-396-4695. You can also find us on Facebook.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
Volunteers Needed!
https://aim.bbbs.org/einquiry/einquiryzip.aspx?t=2
Becoming a mentor is easy. Mentoring is about real relationships that help young people overcome obstacles and thrive. From education to extracurricular activities to community engagement, young people benefit from mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake Community One-to-One Mentoring Program connects young people with caring adult mentors. Matches are provided with professional supports, inclusive of a case manager, and monthly low to no cost activities. We ask that volunteers commit to mentoring a child for a minimum of one year and to plan two to three match activities per month. To apply contact Danielle McDonald at 410-243-4000 or visit https://aim.bbbs.org/einquiry/einquiryzip.aspx?t=2 to complete an online application . Visit Big Brothers Big Sisters on Facebook: BBBSGreaterChesapeake, Twitter: @bbbsgc and instagram: bbbsgc.

Online Homebuyer Education Course
24 hours a day/7days a week
www.ehomeamerica.org/
Looking to buy a home? Don't just take your best shot, make it a slam dunk! eHome America can help make your homebuying experience a winning experience! Learn what you need to know about the homebuying process, on your own schedule, from any computer. The cost is low, but the information is invaluable. Visit us at www.ehomeamerica.org/ for more information, or to register online. Information courtesy of Steven C. Kinney of the GO Northwest Housing Resource Center on 2300 Garrison Blvd., Suite 140. For more information e-mail skinney@go-northwesthrc.org or call 410-947-0084.

Lonnetrix Wire Art
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
www.Lonnetrix.com
Lonnetrix Wire Art is offering wire working classes at our studio in Baltimore, MD. The instructor/artist, Mr. Lonnie Ingram developed his own technique at the age of 6 and has been perfecting it for just over 25 years. You’ll learn his one-of-a-kind technique and create a piece of your choice. For examples of what you could create, please visit www.Lonnetrix.com. Classes offered M-F 9 am – 5 p.m. $10/hour. Other class times available upon request. Space is limited. Call us at 410-433-3145 or e-mail us at Lonnetrix@yahoo.com for more info.

GO Northwest HRC Mortgage Delinquency Counseling "The Road to Recovery"
Every Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
2300 Garrison Boulevard
This workshop is for individuals who are behind on their mortgage and/or facing foreclosure. Free workshop and free parking! No pre-registration required. Call 410-947-0084 x105 for more information.

12 African American Women Who Changed The World
Once a month through 2015
Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral Street
The Waxter Senior Center is hosting a Waxter Wisdom 2015 program to include 12 African American woman who changed the world. This year-long workshop series will portray 12 African American women who have influenced and shaped the world as we know it today. The workshops will take place each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Waxter Center on 1000 Cathedral Street. Caregiver assistance information will also be available at all sessions as part of the center's Project: Taking Care of Mom and Dad. Lunch will be included for seniors at the presentations but must be registered for at 410-396-1324. Any non-seniors wishing to enjoy lunch can purchase at the event for $5.00. The workshop dates are:July 8th; Shirley Chisholm - August 12th; Ella Fitzgerald - September 9th; Phillis Wheatley - October 21st; Wilma Rudolph - November 18th; Mahalia Jackson - December 9th.

B&P Tunnel Project Community Meetings
Tuesday, July 7 to July 16 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Locations below
The Federal Railroad Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Amtrak, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation will host a series of community meetings on the Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel Project, which is a federally funded engineering and environmental study to develop an alternative to the existing B&P Tunnel. The meetings are part of an extensive public outreach campaign and will provide additional opportunities for community input and feedback. The same information will be shared at each meeting: Tuesday, July 7 at Perkins Square Baptist Church, 2500 Edmondson Avenue; Tuesday, July 14 at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 2812 Reisterstown Road; and Thursday, July 16 at Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School, 121 McMechen Street. For more information, please visit www.bptunnel.com. To be added to the mailing list, or to submit comments, please e-mail info@bptunnel.com.

Baltimore Black Business Summit
Thursday, July 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue
Join the Baltimore Black Business Summit as we present Glen Middleton, President of the Baltimore African American Tourism Council, Inc. with the BAATC Community Leadership Award at the Arch Social Club. Tickets are just $25. Call Lou Fields to RSVP at 443-983-7974.

Baltimore Data Day
Thursday, July 9 to Friday, July 10 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
UB William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mount Royal Avenue
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance presents the 6th annual Baltimore Data Day: Strengthening Communities Through Neighborhood Data, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. This one-day conference will help community leaders expand their ability to use technology and data for the improvement of Baltimore's neighborhoods. Baltimore Data Day brings together community organizations, nonprofit agencies, civic and faith-based institutions, and government entities. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required (Please register here). To register for the pre-session and reception at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on July 9th from 2:30-6:00pm, please register here
For more information, visit bniajfi.org.

Community Conversations: Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Schools
Monday, July 13 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans Street
In conjunction with the Education Subcommittee of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, City Schools invites you to a community conversation to discuss how school police can work with schools, students, and the community to keep students safe and in school during the day. Other meetings scheduled in July at various locations for your convenience.

University of Baltimore Fellows Program Scholarship
Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
http://baltimorecity.blackboard.com
Are you a City of Baltimore employee with 2 or more years of city service and would like to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree? We can help! The University of Baltimore in collaboration with the City of Baltimore is pleased to announce the University of Baltimore City Fellows Program for undergraduate and graduate study. Individuals selected as City Fellows will receive a full-tuition scholarship to further their education. For more information or to obtain a UBCFP application packet, please visit https://baltimorecity.blackboard.com. For more details, contact DHR's City of Baltimore University at 410-396-1411. Deadline for application is Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Community Conversations: Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Schools
Friday, July 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Forest Park High School, 3701 Eldorado Avenue
In conjunction with the Education Subcommittee of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, City Schools invites you to a community conversation to discuss how school police can work with schools, students, and the community to keep students safe and in school during the day. Other meetings scheduled in July at various locations for your convenience.

Community Conversations: Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Schools
Saturday, July 18 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Baltimore City Public Schools Board Room, 200 East North Avenue
In conjunction with the Education Subcommittee of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, City Schools invites you to a community conversation to discuss how school police can work with schools, students, and the community to keep students safe and in school during the day. Other meetings scheduled in July at various locations for your convenience.

Northwood Baseball League Community Day
Saturday, July 18 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Northwood Baseball Field, 1801 Argonne Drive
Northwood Baseball League has partnered with McDonald's and the NE Police District to host Community Day with parade, live entertainment, food and soft drinks, youth activities, and culminating with the baseball game of officers and children.

Community Conversations: Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Schools
Monday, July 20 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Violetville Elementary School, 1207 Pine Heights Avenue
In conjunction with the Education Subcommittee of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, City Schools invites you to a community conversation to discuss how school police can work with schools, students, and the community to keep students safe and in school during the day. Other meetings scheduled in July at various locations for your convenience.

Community Conversations: Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Schools
Monday, July 27 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Southeast Anchor Public Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue
In conjunction with the Education Subcommittee of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, City Schools invites you to a community conversation to discuss how school police can work with schools, students, and the community to keep students safe and in school during the day. Other meetings scheduled in July at various locations for your convenience.

Community Conversations: Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Schools: Hispanic Families
Wednesday, July 29 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue
In conjunction with the Education Subcommittee of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, City Schools invites you to a community conversation to discuss how school police can work with schools, students, and the community to keep students safe and in school during the day. Other meetings scheduled in July at various locations for your convenience.

Community Conversations: Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Schools
Thursday, July 30 form 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hamilton Public Library, 5910 Harford Road
In conjunction with the Education Subcommittee of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, City Schools invites you to a community conversation to discuss how school police can work with schools, students, and the community to keep students safe and in school during the day. This is the final meeting.

4th Annual Community BBQ
Saturday, August 1 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Druid Hill Park, Chinese Pavilion, Swann Drive
Young Men with Power and Women with Class present the 4th Annual Community BBQ. This is a free event but donations are welcome. For more information call Keenen at 410-227-4848 or call Katia at 443-204-3123. Please visit www.youngmenwithpower.org.

SafeCenter Youth Center Grand Opening
Saturday, August 15 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
1501 W. Lexington Street
Sponsor and volunteer opportunities available! Back to school giveaways, games, prizes and more. To donate or for more information visit safealternative.org or e-mail info@safealternative.org or call 443-453-8181.

Bea Gaddy Family Centers 5th Annual Pizza Party for Children
Saturday, August 22 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 N. Howard Street
The Bea Gaddy Family Centers will use this event to register and re-register up to 500 children ages newborn to 10 for their annual Christmas Party for Children. There will be entertainment and pizza for all children. Parents can reserve their space by calling 410-563-2749. No one admitted without a reservation. Reservations accepted from June 1 to July 31 only. For more information call or e-mail beagaddy@bea-gaddy.org.

2015 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
Sunday, September 27 to Monday September 28
Pier 5 Hotel, Baltimore
The 2015 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum injects U.S. innovation into the offshore wind dialogue, while highlighting European expertise. Our event sparks ideas, offers a different approach and presents unique perspectives on planning, constructing, and maintaining an offshore wind project. It delivers multiple opportunities for personal networking - helping you find the right business partners to implement these new ideas. Together, with innovation and high performance partnerships, we can build a stronger global offshore wind industry. For more information visit www.bizmdosw.org.

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