Calendar of Events

Below is a listing of current and upcoming events and activities taking place in the State of Maryland of particular interest to women and girls.

 

 Denotes events and activities organized and/or sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.

 

Submit an event for the Calendar.
 

 For more information, e-mail Linda Shevitz, Program Chair, or Jill Moss Greenberg, Executive Director.

 

Other events:

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SEPTEMBER 2014

WE3 - Women's Legislative Conference Presents
"Women Educated, Women Empowered, Women Engaged
Women's Empowerment Conference"
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Comfort Inn Conference Center Hotel - 4500 Crain Hwy, Bowie

 Women and girls representing diverse cultures will attend the “Women Educated, Women Empowered, Women Engaged” WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE (WE3 Conference) at the Comfort Inn Conference Center Hotel in Bowie on Saturday, September 20, 2014 9 a.m. – 3p.m. The Prince George’s County Commission for Women in partnership with the Office of the County Executive, Prince George’s County Council, Prince George’s Community College, The Community Foundation for Prince George’s County and the Department of Family Services and several women organizations will bring women together from throughout Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland. For more information, please call Jennifer Jones, Commission for Women at 240-232-5728 or email pgcwlc@gmail.com

 Maryland Women's Heritage Center's Annual Fundraiser
Forging Frontiers: Women Leaders in STEM
Sunday, September 28, 2014
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Engineers Club, 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore
Cost: $100 per seat

Please plan to join us for the MWHC Annual Fundraiser! Proceeds will benefit the Center's educational programs. Award winning actor Kate Campbell Stevenson will perform the Baltimore Premiere of her new show, Forging Frontiers: Women Leaders in STEM. In her new production, Kate brings to life outstanding early 20th century women in STEM fields to contemporary role models. Meet people who make a difference while enjoying a wine and cheese reception and silent auction following the performance. For further information please contact Diana Bailey at 443-996-1788 or email mwhcdiana@gmail.com -

Please click here to register and purchase seats for this fabulous Fundraiser!

 

AUGUST 2014



Maryland Women's Heritage Center Participates in Macy's Ninth Annual "SHOP FOR A CAUSE"
Saturday, August 23, 2014
All Macy's Locations

Macy's and The Maryland Women's Heritage Center invite customers to participate in Macy's ninth Annual national "Shop for a Cause" charity shopping event. This unique one-day-only  shopping experience helps support MWHC fundraising efforts. To participate in this year's event customers can participate by purchasing special shopping passes from the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Please contact Diana M. Bailey at 443-996-1788 or email Diana at: mwhcdiana@gmail.com - Passes are $5.00 each and the MWHC keeps 100% of all passes sold. Thank you in advance for supporting the Maryland Women's Heritage Center while enjoying special discounts and store wide mega sales at Macy's.


Women's History on the Horizon: the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in 2020
Equity Day Celebration
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
7:00 pm
William G. McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC

In commemoration of Women's Equality Day and the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, a discussion on the preparations for upcoming centennial programs and how one hundred years of voting rights has impacted the present-day political, social and economic roles for women.
Presented by the National Archives in partnership with the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum.

JULY 2014

8th Annual Harriet Tubman Day of Remembrance
Saturday, July 12, 2014

1:00 to 3:00 pm
Emmart Pierpont Safe House Memorial and Legacy, Inc., 3523 North Rolling Road, Rockdale

Please join us as we welcome the amazing Janice Greene as "Harriet" and we believe the Buffalo Soldiers will pay us a visit as well.

This is a free program and all are welcome. For additional information, please contact: Jeff & Shirley Supik at
410-655-7821

JUNE 2014

Fashion Awards Maryland 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
6:30 pm
1301 West Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore
Cost: $24

This established event is about inspiring others, and being inspired. Fashion Awards Maryland is looking to highlight not only the industry's best, but also the emerging talent who are the future of fashion. For more information please email: info@fashionawardsmd.com or call: 443-604-8464. You can visit www.fashionawardsmd.com

MAY 2014

BWCC's Women in Business Group (WIB) and the Maryland Jockey Club are co-hosting the ULTIMATE Girls Day Out 
Friday, May 16, 2014
Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore
This is a ticketed event - No registrations at the door
BWCC Members $100 - Non-Members $125

Come build relationships at this Black-Eyed Susan Day event and start a new networking tradition in Maryland.
Enjoy a full day of thoroughbred racing, luncheon, keynote speaker Mariel Hemingway, afternoon tea and a live music concert from Counting Crows and The Fray. For further information and details of this event please click here

APRIL 2014

The Glenn L. Martin Museum Aviation Speaker Series Presents Donna Suwall of the 99's with Amelia Earhart's Legacy
Monday, April 7, 2014
7:00 pm
Lockheed Martin Auditorium Building, 2323 Eastern Blvd., Middle River
FREE Admission - ID required

Come and enjoy the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's free Speaker Series an evening of women's courage, achievements and contributions to advancing the roles of women in aviation with speaker Donna Suwell and her presentation, Amelia Earhart’s Legacy: The 99s—The International organization of Women Pilots. Donna Suwall, a retired flight and ground school instructor and FAA Pilot. Written Test Examiner and a long- time member of the 99s—the International Organization of Women Pilots, will talk about the great legacy Amelia Earhart left to aviation in the form of the organization called The Ninety-Nines. This talk on Amelia's passion and perseverance will inspire young girls in the 4th grade through high school through to inspiring women in the midst of their careers. Donna will take us from the first meeting of the 99s organized by Amelia Earhart to today’s worldwide organization and show why this was one of Amelia Earhart’s greatest accomplishments as well as covering why Amelia thought it important to draw women pilots together, Amelia's hopes and dreams for the future of aviation and women in aviation. A photo ID is required for admission to the program. This free event takes place at the Lockheed Martin auditorium on the Lockheed Martin campus, 2323 Eastern Blvd in Middle River. For additional information please call 410-682-6122

Save the Date -

Maryland Multicutural Coalition - Chapter of the Maryland Association for Multicultural Education
Annual Statewide Multicultural Education Conference
Excellence and Equity: A State of Urgency
Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
North Caroline High School, 10990 River Road, Ridgely
MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW........

WomenFest 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 am
Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville
Free and open to the public

WomenFest is a FREE interactive day focusing on health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthier and fuller lives. This event will feature 90+ vendors and exhibitors, engaging seminars and free health screenings, plus a keynote address by award-winning cookbook author Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN. For more information please email: Courtney Barkley at cbarkley@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-5440. See detailed flyer here: WF2014_flier_(1).pdf

MARCH 2014


National Women's History Month 2014
Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment            

Each year, March is designated as National Women's History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country.

This year's theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women's experience.

The lives and work of the 2014 Women of Character, Courage and Commitment Honorees span the centuries of American history and come from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  National Women's History Month 2014 provides an excellent opportunity to honor women and their accomplishments.

 Maryland NOW and Maryland Women's Heritage Center Present
Women's History Conference

" Celebrating WOMEN of Character, Courage & Commitment"
Sunday, March 2, 2014

1:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 - Members
         $25 - Sliding scale

This Women's History Conference features a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson. Seating is limited. Reservations required. For more information and reservations please visit marylandnow.org/womenshistory

Amtrack Proudly Presents and Celebrates Women's History Month
March 1 - March 31, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Monday to Saturday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm -Sunday
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore

March is Women's History month at the B&O, proudly presented by Amtrack. Learn about the contributions women made to the B&O Railroad and the modern history of women in the railroading industry. Throughout March the museum will host and feature speaker presentations highlighting the contributions of women railroaders. Please call 410-752-2490 for more information and updates on presentations.

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's FREE Speaker Series
Amelia Earhart's Legacy

Monday, March 3, 2014
7:00 pm
Lockheed Martin Auditorium on the Lockheed Martin campus, 2323 Eastern Blvd., Middle River

Aviation Speaker Series Presents Donna Suwall of the 99's with Amelia Earhart's Legacy:
Women's History Month brings to the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's free Speaker Series an evening of women's courage, achievements and contributions to advancing the roles of women in aviation with speaker Donna Suwell and her presentation, Amelia Earhart’s Legacy: The 99s—The International organization of Women Pilots. Donna Suwall, a retired flight and ground school instructor and FAA Pilot. Written Test Examiner and a long- time member of the 99s—the International Organization of Women Pilots, will talk about the great legacy Amelia Earhart left to aviation in the form of the organization called The Ninety-Nines. This talk on Amelia's passion and perseverance will inspire young girls in the 4th grade through high school through to inspiring women in the midst of their careers. Donna will take us from the first meeting of the 99s organized by Amelia Earhart to today’s worldwide organization and show why this was one of Amelia Earhart’s greatest accomplishments as well as covering why Amelia thought it important to draw women pilots together, Amelia's hopes and dreams for the future of aviation and women in aviation. A photo ID is required for admission to the program. This free event takes place at the Lockheed Martin auditorium on the Lockheed Martin campus, 2323 Eastern Blvd in Middle River. For additional information please call 410-682-6122.

Here Come the Ladies: Legends of British Music Hall and Vaudeville Entertainment
An Event in Celebration of Women's History Month.
Wednesday March 5 and 26, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $70
Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Harriet Lynn, B.F.A., M.S., founder/producer/artistic director of Heritage Theatre Artists` Consortium provides an entertaining and educational three part series of three women who were legendary entertainers - including Baltimore's own Ella Sheilds, and British stars of yesteryear, Vesta Tilley and Marie Lloyd. For more information please contact Ms. Lynn at: hlynn@umbc.edu

The National Electronics Museum's Girl Scout Day
Electric Fashion
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
National Electronics Museum, 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum
Cost: $10/Scout

This program is open to Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior levels. Advanced registration is required. The project for the day is Electric Fashion. Scouts will be creating their own fashion bracelets that light up with LEDs. There will be elements of designing, crafting, sewing, and electronics to the project. For additional information and registration please contact: Kirsten Messinger, nem.education@gmail.com

Prevent Identity Theft - Co-Sponsored by Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) and Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Saturday, March 8, 2014
2:00 pm
Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick

Prevent Identity Theft with special focus on women and identity theft, presented by CCCW Associate Commissioner and super-lawyer Isabel Mercedes Cumming. Please see flyer here for details Prevent_IdentityTheft,_CCCW___Calvert_Lib,_March__8,_2014.pdf
For further information please email calvert.lib.md.us or call 410-535-0291

Girl Power - A STEM Event for Middle and High School Girls
Sunday, March 9, 2014
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kossiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Directions and more information are available at:  www.jhuapl.edu

Women are making a difference, changing the world, and transforming the future with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Come explore how you can too at the FREE event! No registration is required.
New Format, New Presenters! - This event will feature special presentations on women working in aerospace, cyber-situational awareness, as well as college and career presentations and hands-on activities and challenges.

 The Baltimore Washington Chamber of Commerce (BWCC) Women in Business (WIB) Partners with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center (MWHC) to Celebrate Women's History Month 2014
"Celebrating WOMEN of Character, Courage, and Commitment"

Friday, March 14, 2014
11:30 am to 130 pm
Women in Business Luncheon, The Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville (Near intersection of  Routes 32 and 108)
Cost: Prepaid BWCC Members $50
Non-Members/Members Not Prepaid $65
  

Join the BWCC and the MWHC as they present a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson, Actor, Educator, Motivator. Distinguished panel for the discussion includes Betty Buck, President, Buck Distributing Company, Inc., Mother, Advocate, Teacher, Philanthropist; Carmen Delgado Votaw, International Women's Rights Activist, Advocate for women's rights, civil and human rights, and all issues of equality; Esther McCready, Retired Nurse, Teacher, Pioneer: First African-American undergraduate at University of Maryland, College Park. 

Original works by Kate Campbell Stevenson bring to life a diverse group of historical women role models through music and monologue in her dynamic one-woman show. The show will be followed by a discussion with a panel of extraordinary Maryland women mentioned above. Please click here for full details: WIBFlyer2014_March-R2.pdf

2014 WOW Awards Luncheon -
Co-Chaired by the Calvert County League of Women Voters & the Calvert County Commission for Women
Saturday, March 15, 2014
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Cost: $27 per person, $15 per person - age 21 and younger

All are invited to an event that will lift your spirits and warm you heart - the 12th annual Calvert County Women of the World (WOW) Awards Luncheon. This year's theme is Women Involved: Women Making a Difference! This luncheon recognizes excellence in women and girls. And, of course, men and boys are invited to join in this celebration and attend the event. For more information please contact: Margaret Dunkle at MDunkle@gwu.edu or 443-968-2500 and/or Debora Harris at DHarris1685@comcast.net or 410-535-1498.
Please click here for detailed flyer: WOW-2014_Women_of_the_World_Flyer___Registration_Form.pdf

2014 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
Thursday, March 20, 2014
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - Reception: Government House, 110 State Circle, Annapolis
7:00 pm - Ceremony: Miller Senate Building, ll Bladen Street, Annapolis

Fee applies for the reception. The Ceremony is free and open to the public. Please contact Crystal Young at: crystal.young@maryland.gov for further information. Event ticketing and online registration visit eventbrite.com

"Dress for Success" Clothes Closet Open House - 
Saturday, March 22, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick

Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) presents: Clothes Closet Open House - Free business (dress for success) clothing for women entering or returning to the work force. For more information or make donations, please contact: Jacqueline McCoy at: 301- 536-1836. Please see flyer for details: Dress_for_Successs,_Clothes_Closet_Open_House,_March_22,_CCCW_Compatibility_Mode_.pd 

A Gala Reception and Dinner Celebrating the National Women's History Month 2014 Honorees
Thursday, March 27, 2014
5:30 pmThe Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C.

We would like to thank everyone who nominated an extraordinary women for consideration as a 2014 Honoree. For a list and brief biographies of the 2014 Honorees, click here: http://www.nwhp.org/whm/honorees2012.php
Save the Date! Order your tickets today: http://shop.nwhp.org/gala-event-and-dinner-p5429.aspx

Women's History Bus Tour
Sponsored by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, first stop on the tour
Friday, March 28, 2014
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $60, includes the bus, lunch, and all admissions and performances
To participate in this fabulous day, please make your check for $60, payable to Maryland Women's Heritage Center, and mail it to MWHC, P.O. Box 719, Brooklandville, MD 21022 - by March 12, 2014.
Please click here for detailed flyer: PDF-MWHC+BUS+TOUR+2014FinalFeb4+(2).pdf 

Tour Itinerary:

9:00 - 10:00 - Maryland Women's Heritage Center - Introduction and overview of the Center and the Women's History Tour -  Continental breakfast, Performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson of Rachel Carson, Founder of the Environmental Movement
11:15 - 12:00 - Orchard Street Church - Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman presentation
12:30 - 1:30 -Women's Industrial Kitchen Restaurant - Buffet Lunch and Overview of Women's Industrial Exchange, founded in 1880
1:30 - 2:30 - St. Mary's Spiritual Center - Mother Seton's House - Dramatic presentation of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence (first nuns of African descent) - Presentation about Mother Elizabeth Seton, first female saint in the United States
3:00 - Bus returns to Maryland Women's Heritage Center
For more information please email lshevitz@verizon.net - Linda Shevitz, MWHC, Program Chair

2014 Mother to Daughter Financial Summit
         "Together - Shaping the Future"
Saturday, March 29, 2014
PEPCO Gallery, 702 8th Street NW, Washington, DC

The 2014 Mother to Daughter Financial Summit is presented by the Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls for - Moms/Teens/Tweens/Girls -Meet and hear renowned financial gurus and learn strategies for successfully navigating today's challenging economic conditions while bonding with your daughter.For more information please visit: sitting-pretty.org/mother-2-daughter-financial-summit.html or call: 202-508-1467



FEBRUARY 2014

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum offers FREE  bus transportation and museum admission for school groups to view the current Kinsey Collection exhibition.
The Feginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
The exhibition closes March 2, 2014
Please call 443-264-1831 for information or visit: www.RFLewisMuseum.org

Kick off Black History Month with the Griot's Eye Youth Film & Culture Festival. This annual festival showcases films, African drum and dance, poetry, and more, all created by local youth to address issues in their lives.
Through March 2, 2014 - Sixth Annual High School Juried Art Show - In partnership with the Maryland State Education Association and the Maryland Department of Education, the Reginald Lewis Museum hosts the yearly competition. High school students across Maryland are invited to submit their drawings, paintings, prints and mixed-media assemblages in answer to a selected artistic theme. This year, the call is "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy: Have We Progressed?
Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:00 am -Breakfast for Seniors: Seniors are invited to join collector and businessman Bernard Kinsey for breakfast and lecture. The Kinsey Collection is presented by Wells Fargo.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm - Take a fresh look at the Underground Railroad with Professor Cheryl J. LaRoche
In her new book, Professor LaRoche uses archaeology and research on black churches, fraternal organizations, and Quakers to explore how free blacks assisted runaways in the Midwest. Please register at 443-263-1816. Snow date is February 15.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 12:00 noon - Black History Live! with Culture Queen - Teaching artist Culture Queen leads children in an interactive workshop with drama, movement, art and music as they use future hero powers to envision the future of America 20 years from now. 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm - Third Thursdays: with Gabrielle Goodman - Besides touring with Roberta Flack, Mary J. Blige, and Patti LaBelle, the remarkable Gabrielle Goodman is a critically-acclaimed songstress in her own right. She shares her latest release "Spiritual Tapestry" at this event.

History Supper
Sunday, February 9, 2013
12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
Elkridge Furnace Inn, 5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge
Cost: $32.50 plus tax and service

Step back in time and enjoy a wonderful afternoon 3 course supper, preceded by a presentation by Helen B. Mitchell, Ph.D. (Professor, Philosophy, Director, Women's Studies Howard Community College) on the Patapsco Female Institute and Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps who spent her life as a pioneer for women's education, a teacher, a writer, and a publisher. In 1841, Phelps arrived in Maryland and became head of the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott Mills, Maryland. At the time of her arrival, the school was in shambles. Through her work, Phelps transformed the Institute into a place of high academic standards with a curriculum rich in natural history, mathematics, and the sciences. Many of the school's graduates went on to become teachers as well. For reservations and/or further information please call the Furnace Inn directly at: 410-379-9336.

Girl Rising Film to Celebrate Women's Education around the World
Monday, February 17, 2014
Two Showings - 4-6 pm and 7-9 pm
Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Knott Auditorium
RSVP is necessary - please register here - ndm.edu/community-and-tradition/girl-rising/  
Admission: FREE

Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And yet, when you educate a girl you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.

In commemoration of the 180th anniversary of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, they are screening Girl Rising, a feature film, narrated by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomey and others, that tells the stories of nine incredible girls across the globe. Educate girls. Change the World. visit: www.girlrising.com for more information.

 


JANUARY 2014

The 29th Annual MSEA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast and Minority Recognition Awards Program
Saturday, January 18, 2014
9:45am
Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt

The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) will be awarding the 2014 Minority Recognition and Community Involvement Award to Rhonda Thomas, Calvert County and the Dorothy Lloyd Women's Rights Award to Linda Linzey, Baltimore County and long time volunteer at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center.
Special guest for this event is Reg Weaver, former president of the National Education Association.
RSVP by January 6, 2014 with a list of five attendees -
General Admission: RSVP by January 13, 2014 -
For more information and/or to send responses please email mtaylor@mseanea.org 

2014 Women's Legislative Briefing
Sunday, January 26, 2014
10:30 am to 6:00 pm
The Universities at Shady Grove. Building II, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville

Please join the Montgomery County Commission for Women as they host the 2014  Annual Women's Legislative Briefing. For more information please call MCCFW at 240-777-8333 or visit: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw/

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER 2013

"Woman of Two Worlds" Meets Historical Society
Sunday, November 3, 2013
2:00 pm
Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore

On Sunday, November 3 at 2 pm, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) hosts the second annual Fabulous Fashions of 1812 Fashion Show – an educational event to celebrate a remarkable time in Baltimore’s history: the era of 1812. Baltimore-based designers Carlous Palmer, Tori Burns, Cat Reinheimer, Janeen Brown and The Baltimore Design School BDS will be show casing original creations of “Fabulous Fashions,” in the company of the brand new exhibit “Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte,” with an 1812 fashion show & tea.

Meet Baltimore’s original fashionista Betsy Bonaparte, see replica period clothing, and delight your imagination with a fan demonstration by Goucher College, while notable designers showcase their work presenting updated versions of the era’s influences in fashion design. Original creations will feature a variety of looks from military-inspired apparel to ethereal gowns with sheer overlays. The collections “…will have a more modern take on the time period and less literal in its visual delivery,” says Carlous Palmer. Janeen Brown says that she is “a designer inspired by architecture and wanted to give a futuristic feel to an 1800-inspired garment.”

Designs will be judged by the audience looking for originality, historical context, and use of the provided budget in this costume showdown. “This is a new way of looking at history,” Vince Vaise, Chief of Interpretation, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and the day’s emcee said; “Fashion puts an emphasis not on dates and objects, but rather, on people.”

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Baltimore National Heritage Area education programs whose mission is to promote, preserve, and enhance Baltimore’s historic and cultural legacy and natural resources for current and future generations.

Refreshments during the show will be catered by the Stratford Culinary Institute; light appetizers and tea will be served.
 
This afternoon of fashion, food and fun is partially funded through Baltimore National Heritage Area’s 1812 Education Committee. Additional program support is provided by The American Flag Foundation, Baltimore City Public Schools, the Maryland Historical Society, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and Christopher Schafer Clothier, Baltimore Fashion Alliance BFA.
Tickets are $35. To register, visit www.mdhs.org/events  
or call Janet Caslow 410-241-8693. Janet can also be emailed at: jlcaslow@hotmail.com -

Woman's Forum 
The University System of Maryland 2013 Annual Conference
"Redefining Having it ALL"
Friday, November 15, 2013
8:30am - 4:00pm
West Village Commons, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson

First Lady and Judge Katie O'Malley  introduces Maryland's first female Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera to receive special recognition from the USM Women's Forum. For more information please visit: towson.edu/womensresources/usmwfconf.asp or contact Mary Fortier, mfortier@towson.edu or call 410-704-5269 -

An Evening with Cokie Roberts
With WYPR's Sheilah Kast as moderator
Presented by: WYPR 88.1 FM

Thursday, November 21, 2013
8:00pm
MICA's Brown Center Falvey Hall, 1300 West Mt. Royal Street, Baltimore

Cokie Roberts will speak about the women who raised and shaped our nation as discussed in her books. "Founding Mothers and "Ladies of Liberty." The evening will also include conversation about the role of today's first ladies, Q&A with the audience, and a book signing with Cokie! Enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing contests@wypr.org before midnight Sunday, October 27. Please note "Cokie" in the subject line. To purchase tickets please visit WYPR at: http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/wypr/events.eventsmain

Trailblazing Women Past and Present
A Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
12 nooon sharp to 1:30pm
Alliance for Justice, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC (2nd Floor)
Close to DupongtCircle Metro Stations (Behind "Books a Million")

Nationally recognized singer-actor, and women's activist, Kate Campbell Stevenson, will demonstrate and discuss dynamic women role models from history. Come experience compelling women's contributions to American life as they inspire future generations. Since this CWI holiday meeting will include lunch, if you plan to come, please RSVP to: President@Womensclearinghouse.org - or visit: www.womensclearinghouse.org -

OCTOBER 2013

Rosie the Riveter Day
Tuesday, October 5, 2013
11:00am - 2:00pm
Martin State Airport, 701 Wilson Point Road, Hangar 5, Middle River
Cost: $3 for adult; $1 for children

Rosie the Riveter Day at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum honors the working women of WWII. Visitors can explore Museum exhibits and outdoor flightline of airplanes following the noon program. Rosie the Riveter Day on October 5th from 11am to 2pm and invites area Rosies and their families to attend.  The Baltimore community is encouraged to visit the Museum for a 12pm program that will honor these pioneering women of  the 1940's  who kept the homefront moving when the men went to war. Visitors are invited to explore the exhibit "The Answered the Call", a special tribute to Glenn Martin's 1940's employees, and other Museum exhibits , including its outdoor airplanes, before or after the noon program.    Members of the Baltimore and Laurel chapters of the American Rosie the Riveter Association will be on hand to meet attending Rosies and to share their stories with visitors. Elsie Arnold, President of the Baltimore Chapter and former employee of the Glenn L. Martin Company, rallies her members for this special Museum event. "We are pleased that folks want to hear our stories".  The Baltimore Chapter first met in 2001 and has been busy sharing their stories over the past thirteen years with schools and community groups . Arnold says one of the favorite activities for the Rosies is participating in the Baltimore and Dundalk fourth of July parades. "We love to show our patriotism!"    Visitors attending this event will discover their challenges of worklife and homelife and their "We can do it!" spirit during an era when their country needed help to win the war. When asked if they would serve on the homefront if their country called for their services today, these ladies answer with a resounding "Yes!", adding however that they would be moving a little slower than in the 1940's.  Admission is family friendly at $3 for adults and $1 for children. Rosies are free by rsvping at 410-682-6122. For more information please email Debi Wynn at GLMMuseumPR@aol.com or call 410-583-0270.

Celebrate International Day of the Girl
Friday, October 11, 2013
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bethesda-Chevy Chase School Girls Unite club, 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda

Want to be inspired? Empowered? Come to the Day of the Girl Arts & Actions Night. Arts and Actions Night will feature inspiring performances by local teen artists around the area, as well as a variety of speakers, including wide receiver Donna Wilkinson of the D.C. Diva's. (D.C.'s female football team), leaders of Running Start, the head of a Brazilian program that engages boys and men to stop gender-based violence, and other activists. This will be an interactive event where you can take action by signing petitions, writing letters, and using social media to advocate for gender equality on this global girls' rights day.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information please visit: www.SchoolGirlsUnite.org and www.DayoftheGirl.org -

 

Re-Discovering Maryland's Anna Ella Carroll   
Jointly sponsored by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, the Maryland Historical Society, the Friends of Anna Ella Carroll, and partnered with The Star Spangled Banner Flag House, these four organizations take pride in bringing a series of 3 events to enlighten, educate, and entertain the public regarding Anna Ella Carroll's contributions to Maryland and her very special place in American history.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
5:30pm

The Maryland Historical Society, 201 W Monument Street, Baltimore
Cost:
$10/nonmembers; $5/members, seniors, students, and military

Hear from authors and historians. Weigh in on the long-standing controversy about Anna Ella Carroll's role and importance during Lincoln’s administration. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to purchase tickets and reserve space please visit: www.mdhs.org/events
Moderator:

Charley Mitchell, author of Maryland Voices of the Civil War
Panelists:
Claudia Floyd, Professor of History and Political Science at Stevenson University and author  in the Civil War: Unionists, Rebels, Slaves and Spies
Kay Larson, author of Great Necessities: The Life, Times and Writings of Anna Ella Carroll
Ed Papenfuse, Maryland State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents

Friday, October 25, 2013
1:00pm

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore
COST: $10/$5 for seniors, students and military.

Invisible No More: A Place for Women in Military History - Learn about the role of women in the military - from the Civil War to today. Gain information about the Purple Heart being proposed for Anna Ella Carroll. Discuss issues with Historians, military officials, and legislative representatives. Have lunch and participate in the program. For more information or to purchase tickets and reserve space please email Judi Williams at: jtech42@comcast.net or call: 410-812-9119 - Please have credit card handy. Seats also available at the door. Please click here for complete details on events series: PDF_-_AEC_Event_Series_FlyerFinalOct7.docx.pdf -
Moderator:
Ann Quasman,
host of Woman Talk Live, Talkradio 680
, WCBM
Panelists
Frank Bittner, Friends of Anna Ella Carroll
C.K. Larson, Scholar of Military History
June A. Willenz, Author, Women Veterans: America's Forgotten Heroines

Saturday, October 26, 2013
1:00p
m
The Star Spangled Banner Flag House, Theater, 844 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
The Baltimore film premiere of "Lost River"
Cost: $5

"Lost River" - A pioneering film about Anna Ella Carroll - Baltimore Premiere. Suitable for adults and children. For more information and to purchase tickets and reserve space please email Judi Williams at: jtech42@comcast.net or call: 410-812-9119. Please have credit card handy. Seats also available at the door. Please click here for complete series events details: PDF_-_AEC_Event_Series_FlyerFinalOct7.docx.pdf


"Piggy Banks to Portfolios"
2013 Investment Challenge for Girls
Saturday, October 26, 2013
9:00am - 1:00pm
Morgan Stanley, 7272 Wisconsin Ave., 4th Floor, Bethesda

Calling all girls ages 11 - 17 for a Saturday of fun and money! Launch into the world of stocks, bonds, and commodities. Emerge with knowledge and skills to mature into strong, independent young women. Learn how to put together a top performing investment portfolio. For more information and to register, please visit www.sitting-pretty.org or call 202-508-1467. Space is Limited! Early Bird $35 includes lunch; $45 after October 10, 2013.

SEPTEMBER 2013

Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone, MD

Believe in your strength. Begin your journey. Become an Iron Girl. Challenge yourself to be your best at the 2nd Annual Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon on Sunday, September 8 at pristine Rocky Gap State Park in scenic Flintstone, MD., the perfect girl's getaway. For more informaton and to register please visit: http://www.tricolumbia.org/events/?eid=14

 

AUGUST 2013

August 1 through 31, 2013

My Girlfriend's House, Inc., a local non-profit organization, holds an annual initiative called "Purse Strings for My Girlfriends," whose mission is to empower teenage girls and women, living homelessness or in poverty by raising funds through the collection of purses/handbags which are then filled with personal hygiene products and distributed to girls and women in need. These purses are given out in homeless shelters, halfway houses, and domestic abuse homes. Throughout the month of October 2013, all are invited to assist in this mission, by donating purses to be filled. The goal is to collect 800 purses. For more information or to make a donation please visit: purse-strings.mygirlfriendshouse.org or call: 301-560-5606. You may also email: marketing@mygirlfriendshouse.org attention Veronica Eyenga.

Anna Ella Carroll Day
"Maryland in the Secession Crisis"

Saturday, August 24, 2013
11:00am to 6:00pm
Various Venues

The Friends of Anna Ella Carroll in partnership with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center take pride in presenting and celebrating the annual Anna Ella Carroll Day, Saturday, August 24, 2013. For full information on scheduled events, venues and times, please click here: www.friendsofannaellacarroll.org/


JULY 2013

Kate Campbell Stevenson Performs Rachel Carson
July 5 - 14, 2013
2013 Maryland Humanities Council Chautauqua Series " Turning Points in History"

Kate will be featured as Rachel Carson in 6 Chautauqua performances throughout the state of Maryland. In this format Kate will perform an expanded Rachel Carson performance of 30 minutes, immediately followed by a 10 minute Q & A in character as Rachel Carson, then a 10 minute Q & A as Kate.
FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF DATES, VENUES AND TIMES OF PERFORMANCE:

Friday, July 5
Garrett College, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, Garrett County
7:00p.m. Music / 7:30p.m. Performance
Under the tent - in case of severe weather, in Garrett College Auditorium

Saturday, July 6
The Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville
7:00p.m. Music / 7:30p.m. Performance
Q Theater

Monday, July 8
Historical Society of Talbot County, 25 S. Washington Street, Easton
7:00p.m. Music / 7:30p.m. Performance
Garden behind the Historical Society - in case of severe weather, in the Avalon Theater, 40 E. Dover Street, Edison

Tuesday, July 9
The College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, LaPlata
6:45p.m. Music / 7:14p.m. Performance
Outdoors - in case of severe weather, in FA Building Theater

Wednesday, July 10
Montgomery College - Germantown, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown
7:00p.m. Music / 7:30p.m. Performance
Globe Hall in the HIgh Technology Building

Sunday, July 14
Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air
4:00p.m. Music / 4:30p.m. Performance
Chesapeake Theater

"Tame the Shrew" on Maryland's Women's Heritage trail!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
6:30pm - Show begins at 8:00pm
Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City
Cost: $25 per adult ticket, kids under 18 FREE

Please join the Howard County Women's Bar Association as they celebrate the unveiling of their memorial plaque marking the Patapsco Female Institute as a point in Howard County along the Maryland Women's Heritage Trail with the help of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and Howard County's Parks & Rec!  Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents: The Taming of the Shrew -Family and friends welcome. BYOB and picnic. Please RSVP to Natalie Drinkard at: mconley@purseldrinkard.com

JUNE 2013

She Matters Girls' Empowerment Conference
Saturday, June 1, 2013
9:00am to 4:30pm
Morgan State University, Student Center, 1700 Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore
Cost: $25 per person until April 15, 2013; $35 after April 15, 2013; $40 on site

The mission of the She Matters Conference is to empower every girl to embrace life, pursue her dreams and fulfill her destiny! The conference will enlighten, empower and educate through inspiring workshops, cool vendor/exhibitors, special performances, a keynote address by Comptroller, Joan Pratt and a day full of networking and fun. Open to girls and friends ages 9-17, along with workshops for adults ages 18 and over. Invite all the important women you know to the Ultimate Girls' Day! For more information please visit: http://www.shematterstoo.com - Presented by the Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center at Morgan State University and A Step Closer Foundation, Inc.

Teen Scene Telethon
Saturday, June 8, 2013
12:00 Noon - 4:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
FREE and open to the public

Please join teens coming together at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center for a good cause. Teens are raising funds for a Handicapped van for a needy family. This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to visit the MWHC, be interviewed by teen hosts and promote their individual organizations. For more information please email Loretto Gubernatis at: mcdonagh_davis@msn.com or call 443-982-3360 or visit: http://mcdonagh_davis.tripod.com -

Happy Hours Network and Silent Auction Hosted by
Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro Chapter
Thursday, June 13, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

Please join the women of ABC for gourmet hors d'oeuvres, beer/wine, and great silent auction items up for bid. All proceeds and donations from this event will go to the Women of ABC Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarship money to deserving female students who plan to pursue careers related to construction. For further information please email Rachel Hughes at rhughes@abcbaltimore.org or call 410-821-0351 x104.

STEM Workforce Equality: Engaging Girls and Women
Lunch Briefing
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
11:30am to 1:00pm
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC-212-10, 1 1st Street SE, Washington, DC
Honorary Co-Hosts: Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Sponsors: American Chemical Society Science & the Congress and Girl Scouts of the USA

A workforce trained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) drives innovation and a strong economy. While young people possess a natural excitement for problem solving and an interest in STEM, young women represent a minority of STEM workers. The panel will discuss options to foster youths' options to foster youths' - particularly girls' - curiosity and build a future STEM workforce that reflects the national population and delivers prosperity to all U.S. communities.

During the briefing, panelists will speak to best practices in out-of-school settings to engage and energize girls into STEM interests, with a particular focus on the K-12 age group. Moderator: Madeleine Jacobs, Executive Director, American Chemical Society
Panel: Anna Maria Chavez, CEO Girl Scouts of the USA; Carol Amos, Manager Field Engineering Program, DuPont; Cassandra Alexander, Gold Award recipient, Girl  Scouts of Alaska Council, Judy Brown, Senior Vice President of Education, Miami Science Museum - Please RSVP to:
http://bit.ly/18Sa0l0

"Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby"
Award Winning Documentary

Saturday, June 22, 2013
2:00pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Central, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
Joint program of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center and the Enoch Pratt Library
Cost: FREE

With just a compass and a road map to guide them, Amelia Earhart and 19 other brave pilots defied convention by taking to the skies and racing across the country for the first Women's National Air Derby. Facing cultural stereotypes, mechanical failures, threats of sabotage, navigational challenges and endless chicken dinners, the women became pioneering legends in aviation.
Breaking Through the Clouds captures the women's personalities and portrays the drama of the race, stressing the importance the derby made for women, aviation, and the country as a whole. Following the screening of this award-winning documentary, producer and director Heather A. Taylor will moderate the conversation with the audience. Please see article about Heather A. Taylor published in Maryland Life Magazine here: http://www.marylandlife.com/living/breaking-through-the-clouds/  Please see flyer here: BTTC-Breaking_through_the_clouds.pdf - For further information please visit: http://www.prattlibrary.org/calendar/atPratt.aspx?id=79274


Monte Carlo Night to Benefit My Girlfriend's House, Inc.

June 29, 2013
7:00pm
Atrium at Treetops, 8181 Professional Place #200, Hyattsville
Cost: $50, if applicable

Monte Carlo Night is the signature fundraising event of  My Grlfriend's House, Inc, a nonprofit organization serving at-risk teenage girls from the Washington Metropolitan region. Monte Carlo Night attracts a diverse and affluent group of more than 200 participant, drawing on the region's business and philanthropic communities. Held this year at the Atrium at Treetops, the venue is a superb canvass on which a memorable evening will be painted. Activities for the evening include: Casino-Style Gaming; Complimentary Soda Service, Hors d'Oeuvres and Desserts; Silent Auction and Raffles; Featured Cocktails, Wine and Beers; and Dancing and Entertainment. For further information please email marketing@mygirlfriendshouse.org or call 301-560-0506 or visit: www.mghmontecarlonight.eventbrite.com/#

MAY 2013

Having it All: Girls and Financial Literacy WEBINAR
Monday, May 13, 2013
2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Webinar registration required here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/647325762

While lack of financial literacy is a growing concern for many today, relatively little research has been conducted on how girls think about and experience money and finances. To address this gap, the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) conducted a nationwide survey with over 1,000 girls ages 8 - 17 and their parents to better understand girls' level of financial literacy and attitudes towards money.  Join Girl Scouts of the USA on May 13 from 2:00 to 3:00pm EST for a webinar that will highlight both the results of the recently released GSRI study: Having It all: Girls and Financial Literacy and Girl Scouts of the USA's national program portfolio.  Webinar presenters include: Kimberlee Salmond, Senior Research Strategist at the Girl Scout Research Institute and Louisa Quittman, Director of Financial Education at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Please remember to register your participation at the above website link.

Calvert County Commission for Women - Quarterly Dutch Networking Luncheon
Thursday, May 16, 2013
12:00 Noon to 1:00pm
Mama Lucia Italian Restaurant (New Location), 862 Costley Way, Prince Frederick
Cost: Order from Menu - Salads start under $10 plus tax & gratuity

Bring a friend, your business cards, program fliers and join the CCCW at their quarterly Networking Luncheon. The mission and purpose of the CCCW is to focus on women's concerns: develop opportunities for women; eliminate barriers; give recognition; frame issues; identify problems and recommend solutions; enhance economic self-sufficiency; promote security and safety; empower women; advocate; and act as an information clearing house.  The Commission is seeking new members. Please contact the CCCW at 410-535-1600 and 301-855-1243 to request a membership application.

Title IX Event
What's Changed? What's Yet to Come
Thursday, May 16, 2013
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick
Cost: FREE and open to the public

The Calvert County Commission for Women present this special event with Dr. Bernice Sandler, the "Godmother of Title IX". If you think you know about Title IX - the landmark law guaranteeing equal educational opportunities for women and girls - think again. Please join us to hear the real story of why Title IX was needed and what it means for us today.  This free event is for people of all ages. For more information please call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or visit calvert.lib.md.us -

APRIL 2013

Living History Character, Bessie Bluefeld at The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

6:30pm

The Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE and open to the public

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is proud to introduce its most recent living history character to the Leo V. Berger Immigrant Trunk Program roster:  Mrs. Bessie Bluefeld, Russian immigrant and founder of the famous Bluefeld Catering of Baltimore. The public is invited to the premiere of this one-woman (hour program). There will be a post-performance question and answer period as well as a light reception. Members of the Bluefeld family, we are told, will also be in attendance. Reservations are requested by calling the JMMD at 410-732-6400. Terry Nicholetti performs as Bessie Bluefeld, Jonathan Scott Fuqua is the Playwright, and Harriet Lynn is director of the production. For further information please visit: http://jewishmuseummd.org/blog/2012/11/meet-bessie-bluefeld/ -



MARCH 2013

Celebrate Women's History Month at the B&O Museum!
"The Best Son John W. Garrett Never Had: Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Behind the Scenes in Baltimore & the B&O"
Saturday, March 2, 2013
12 Noon
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Presentation is free with purchase of museum ticket and proudly presented by AMTRAK

Join Kathleen Waters Sander, author of Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age, as she discusses Mary Elizabeth Garrett, the founding benefactor of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bryn Mawr School. A pioneer of women's rights, the daughter of legendary B&O Railroad president John W. Garrett, and a behind-the-scenes B&O railroad woman.
For more information please call: 410-752-2490


Lecture Series - It's More than History!

Presented by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Friday, March 8, 2013 - Ella Shields - The Woman Behind the Man - Presenter: Harriet Lynn
Friday, March 22, 2013 - Wallis Warfield Simpson - How Could a Southern Girl Like Me Cause All This Fuss? Presenter: Zippy Larson
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Take a Hike! A Guided History Walking Tour

Time: Noon to 1:00pm
Where: City Hall, Board of Estimates Room, 2nd floor
Bring: Your favorite brown bag lunch and photo ID for entry
Cost: FREE and open to the public

For additional information on this brown bag lecture series on Baltimore's history and its personalities please click here: LECTURE_SERIES.pdf

Harriet Tubman Centennial Launch Weekend
March 8, 9, 10, 2013
A variety of venues
Cost: Tickets $30

To mark 100 years since Harriet Tubman's passing, Dorchester and Caroline Counties - the places where she grew up and began her journeys to freedom - are launching a yearlong centennial celebration of her life and legacy. All are welcome to join. For complete information on the many events please click here: TubmanFlyer_CentennialConcert.pdf  TubmanFlier_MarchEvents_2013_FINAL__2_.pdf

National Archives Presents When We Were Free to Be
Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference it Made
Friday, March 8, 2013
Noon
William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives, Special Events Entrance, 7th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Cost: FREE

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be...You and Me -- the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. This event features a panel discussion, moderated by Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett, along with Carole Hart, producer of Free To Be...You and Me; Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. magazine; and child development specialist Barbara Sprung. A book signing will follow the program. For more information please visit: www.archives.gov or email: public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000

The Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls ("FLOW")
Invites

Moms, Teens/Tween Girls to the 2013 Mother 2 Daughter Financial Summit
Saturday, March 9, 2013

8:30am to 1:00pm
National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase
Please see website for costs: www.sitting-pretty.org

This empowering money-smart program is tailored just for girls and their moms. Special Guest, Miss Teen USA - Logan West, will speak personally to girls on the importance of being money-savvy. For further information and/or to register please visit: www.sitting-pretty.org or call: 202-508-1467. Breakfast/Lunch included.

MDHS Players Present a Civil War Reflection of Maryland Heroines
Saturday, March 9, 2013
2:00pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore

The MDHS Players present a tribute to Harriet Tubman and Clara Barton. Engage with these legendary women by way of live performance. For more information please call: 410-685-3750 ext. 377 or email: events@mdhs.org

Harriet Tubman Centennial Commemoration
Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00am to 12:00pm - Join the Journey Ceremony
10:00am to 3:00pm  - Join the Journey Ceremony & Tour
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park
Parking is UNAVAILABLE on-site. Attendees must park at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, 2475 Cambridge Beltway (MD Route 16, Cambridge. Transportation will be provided to the site.

You and a guest are invited to "Join the Journey" to commemorate the centennial celebration of the life and legacy of Maryland native and American hero, Harriet Tubman. Space is limited and registration is required. For further information or to RSVP please call 800-272-5051 by February 22, 2013.

Maryland NOW and The Maryland Women's Heritage Center Present
Women Leaders-Past and Present
Sunday, March 10, 2013
1:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 - NOW members $25/sliding scale

Treat yourself during Women's History Month by attending this entertaining and educational Women's History Conference. This event features a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. For more information and/or reservations please visit: http://marylandnow.org/womenshistory

Hampton's Mistresses and Their Music
Sunday, March
10, 2013
2:00pm and 3:15pm
Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson
Cost: FREE

Musica Antiqua honors Women's History Month with music spanning seven generations of Hampton mistresses. Ranging from music suitable for the Great Hall early Baltimore music, dance tunes, opera and theatrical favorites, to music for the home circle - a Native American maiden's song, Methodist Camp music, rag-tme, a World War II hit plus a work song of a Maryland enslaved woman.
Join us as Musica Antiqua performs in period costume, on violin, cello, wooden flute and keyboard.
Two performances will be held; please be sure to attend ONE only as seating is limited. Admission is free and available on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/hamp or call 410-823-1309 x251

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris: Artist's Talk and Printmaking Demonstration
Saturday, March 16, 2013
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood


The Brentwood Arts Exchange invites you to join us for a project update & woodblock print demonstration with artist, Monica Jahan Bose, Saturday, March 16 from 3-5pm. Last month Bose, traveled to the remote island of Katakhali, Bangladesh where she collaborated with 12 women to create sari prints and collect oral histories in celebration of their achievements in learning to read and for their work in improving their communities. The visual culmination of the project, which includes the 18-foot-long saris as well as photo and video footage documenting Bose’s work with the women, premieres at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in September. For more information, please email: ashley.mcdonald@pgparks.com

Women of the World 11th Annual Awards Luncheon

Saturday, March 16, 2013

11:30am - 2pm -
11:30am - 12 noon Networking and Registration

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick
Cost: $27 per person

This year's annual luncheon features Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Topic is "Looking to the Future". For further information, or to register please contact Anne Mychalus at 410-326-6784 or email: Mychalus.af@comcast.net - This events is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Calvert County Commission for Women.

Girl Power Event for Middle and High School Girls Exploring Careers in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Sunday, March 17, 2013
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Kossiakoff Center
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Admission FREE - NO registration necessary

This Girl Power event sponsored by APL STEM in partnership with the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County invite mothers and daughters of middle and high school age to enjoy Hands-on-Activities, demonstrations, displays and speak with professional women in STEM careers. For more information please call: 443-778-7836 or visit: www.jhuapl.edu/stem

The Baltimore Washington Chamber of Commerce Presents:
Women in Government Contracting Update
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
8:00 am to 11:30 am
bwtech@UMBC, training room, 5520 Research Park Drive, Baltimore
Cost: Prepaid Members: $60 - Non-Members and Walk-Ins: $85

This BWCC Contracting Information Series includes Continental Breakfast. Guest speakers are: Gloria Larkin, TargetGov, Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC, Tonia R. McCoy, SBA-Baltimore District, Ann Sullivan, WIPP. For further information please call 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714 or email shirley.redd@bwcc.org. Click here for detailed flyer BWCC-EVENT-FLYER-3-27-13.pdf

The Worcester County Commission for Women Celebrates "Women's History Month"
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
11:00am

Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street, Ocean City
COST: $35

There will be a luncheon, awards, exhibitors, and raffles. For further information and/or reservation please contact Diane McGraw 410-208-2569 or email:

mcgrawdb@mchsi.com

FEBRUARY 2013

The Griot Travelers
A Tribute to Griot Mary Carter Smith
Saturday, February 16, 2013
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore

Come and enjoy a beautiful tribute to Mary Carter Smith, as told by stories, music, and dance. This event is sponsored by "A Grandmother's Pilgrimage" and McDonagh Davis Associates. For further information please email:  mcdonagh_davis@msn.com

JANUARY 2013

2013 - 33rd Annual Women's Legislative Briefing
Sunday, January 27, 2013
12:30pm - 6:00pm
University of Maryland Shady Grove Campus, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville

Please join the Montgomery County Commission for Women as they host the 2013 - 33rd Annual Women's Legislative Briefing. For more information please call MCCFW at 240-777-8333 or visit: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw/

Calvert County Commission for Women Presents:
Health Issues for Calvert Women and Girls
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
11:30am - 1:30pm
Dream Weaver Cafe, 114 Solomons Island Road North, Prince Frederick

This special CCCW Community Meeting features Larry Polsky, M.D., MPH, who became Calvert County's Health Officer this past fall. The goal of this meeting is to listen and learn about important health issues for women and girls. Please feel free to share this information with others in your community. Space is limited - reservations are required. To reserve your spot please email Chair@CalvertWomen.org by January 27, if you plan to attend!

DECEMBER 2012

NOVEMBER 2012

Please join ACHARAI for a Reception Honoring Shoshana S. Cardin
Monday, November 12, 2012
5:15pm - 6:45pm Reception
5:45pm - 6:15pm Presentation
Kettle Hill, 32 Market Place, Baltimore, Powerplant Live

Shoshana S. Cardin, Honorary Development Chair of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center is being honored by ACHARAI (an independent, community-wide leadership development program created to cultivate and nurture the highest caliber of our community's volunteer leadership). RSVP to Stephanie Rosenau at srosenau@acharai.org or 410-843-7579. For more information or to make a donation in honor of Shoshana, please contact Debs Weinberg at dweinberg@acharai.org or call 410-843-7497. click here for flyer ACHARAI_Shoshana_PC.pdf

OCTOBER 2012

Free Fall Baltimore 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
All events are 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

The MWHC is proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland & School Girls Unite in presenting the following activities as part of Free Fall Baltimore 2012.
October 6: How Can a Kid Be an Engineer? Hands on science activities with the KidGINEER program to explore engineering and other technology careers. Make a take home project and receive an engineering gift! Click here for flyer KidGINEER-BaltimoreFlier_Aug302012.pdf
October 13: YOU Can Make A Difference for Girls Rights! Celebrate the first-ever international Day of the Girl. Learn from pioneers in Title IX, assuring sex equity in all areas of education, and interact with girls who are leading advocates, from the local to the international level to obtain fairness and equality for girls of all ages! Click here for flyer MWHC_DAY-OF-THE-GIRL_Flier_FINAL.pdf
October 27: Space Trek!! Explore Outer Space! Meet with a real Astronaut and her NASA space colleagues as they share their adventures from the South Pole to Outer Space. Have your photo taken with a real astronaut and explore space-related careers! Take home a space gift! For further information and to reserve tickets email: mwhcjill@comcast.net
or call 410-767-0675. Click here for SPACE TREK flyer Space_Trek_Flier.pdf

Women of Influence: Paths to Public Leadership and Political Power Luncheon
Thursday, October 11, 2012
11:30am - 2:30pm
Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis
Cost: Individual tickets - $100
          Sponsors $5,000 reserved table for ten and special recognition

The Women Legislators of Maryland Foundation, Inc. presents this dynamic event luncheon. Those attending will have the pleasure of meeting The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley, former Republican Congresswoman, Chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission, and champion of the Port of Baltimore, named in her honor and Karen Finney, MSNBC and CNN Political Analyst, Democratic Strategist, and the first African American spokeswoman for The Democratic National Committee. For further information please email: WomenLegislatorsMD@comcast.net or call: 443-994-0842. Register online at: www.WomenLegislatorsMD.org -
  

Focus on Women Magazine presents:
The Women of Impact Awards Reception
Thursday, October, 18, 2012
VIP Reception:  6:30pm - 7:30pm
Awards Reception: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
World Trade Center, Constellation Room, 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: General Admission: $75
VIP Reception: with honorees and dignitaries $95

Focus on Women Magazine nominees are: Laurie Burns, People Magazine's Everyday Hero, Angel, Oprah's Angel Network, and Aerospace company executive; LeslieBeth Wish, Founder and author of "The Almost Smart Cookie," syndicated columnist and cartoonist; Nadine Lajoi, International Motorcycle Racer, founder of three companies, and retiree at 36; Terrilyn Brooks, Associate County Attorney, environmental, and dedicated youth advocate. For more information and to purchase tickets please email nicbri@focusonwomenmagazine.net or call 410-294-2932.

Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women
Save the Date! MLAW's Fall Agenda Conference
Saturday, October 20, 2012
9:30am - 1:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost:  $30 - Conference only (includes continental breakfast)
          $20 - Student rate, conference only (includes continental breakfast)
          $45 - Conference, advocacy workshop (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
         

The MWAW's Fall Conference will focus on using social media in their grassroots lobbying efforts. Other conference highlights include the presentation of legislative proposals for the upcoming 2013 legislative session and the presentation of their Legislative Leadership award. The Maryland Women's Heritage Center provides the perfect setting for this conference and attendees will have the opportunity to explore the center and view the exhibits.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and encouraged. For more information please call 443-519-1005 or email mdlegagenda4women@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.mdlegagendaforwomen.org/2012-fall-conference/


SEPTEMBER 2012

Women's Vision: Women's Art Exhibit "Mother & Child"
September 4, 2012
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Baltimore Home School Community Center, 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 50, Pikesville

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center invites you to the Art Exhibit Reception "Mother and Child". Please RSVP to Ellie at 410-790-7899 or email: ellie@artsdtryon.net



The National Women's History Project  presents:
Women's Rights Historic Bus Tour, New York
September 25 - 27, 2012

Visit 10 homes and historic sites of the early women's rights movement. Hear engaging presentations by prominent historians and docents. Learn about women who challenged the cultural and social norms of their times. For more information please email nwhp@nwhp.org or call 707-636-2888.

WWII's Unsung Heroines - Present by
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center
Saturday, September 22, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

Women of the WWII Era - in the military, in civilian support organizations, in war-related employment, and on the home front - all have their own "war stories". Activities will include presentations, book sales and signings, video clips, Q & A, oral history interviews and refreshments. For more information, please call 410-668-2504 or email  landjlinzey@verizon.net or jeannefrommd@msn.com or click here WWII-UNSUNG_HEROINES-Flier_2.pdf


AUGUST 2012

Anna Ella Carroll Day
Honoring Maryland's Woman Who Saved The Union
Saturday, August 25, 2012 - Day-Long Celebration
Activities at different venues
11:00am - Opening Ceremony, Spring Valley, Historic County Courthouse, 206 High Street, Cambridge
 1:00pm  - Graveside Memorial Tribute - Old Trinity, 1716 Taylors Island Road, Church Creek
 4:00pm  - History Comes Alive - Bethel A.M.E. Church, 623 Pine Street, Cambridge
 6:00pm - Lost River, Lincoln's Secret Weapon, Dorchester County Historical Society, 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge

No commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War would be complete without a mention of what many consider an Eastern Shore heroine. On August 25th Dorchester County plays host to events celebrating the remarkable life of Anna Ella Carroll. At the request of the national organization, Women in Military Service to America and in partnership with the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, the Friends of Anna Ella Carroll, a volunteer group dedicated to preserving and publicizing the extraordinary accomplishments of this unique 19th century woman, have set aside that day to celebrate her. The Sesquicentennial Observance of the Civil War also celebrates Ms. Carroll, often referred to as “The Woman Who Saved the Union” and “the unrecognized member of President Lincoln’s Cabinet.”  For further information please call Frank Bittner at 410-943-8833. Full event details please visit:  www.friendsofannaellacarroll.org

The Power Conference 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
8:00am
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701Marinelli Road, Bethesda
Cost, if applicable: $159

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a proud supporter of the Power Conference 2012. The Power Conference 2012 is a women's business conference featuring over 750 businesses and representatives. For more information please visit: http://www.thepowerconference.com/registration.html

JULY 2012

Join SmartCEO as they celebrate the Baltimore Brava
BALTIMORE BRAVA! AWARDS

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
Attire: Business Cocktail
Parking: Complementary Valet parking provided by Towne Park
Cost: $195

The Brava! Awards celebrates women business leaders who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with passion for giving back to the community. The honoree female CEO's (CLICK HERE FOR HONOREES) bceo_BravaPrePR_2012.pdf have become exemplary leaders in their companies and the community at large by encouraging local philanthropy, mentoring fellow CEOs and setting their companies on the path to growth. This event supports SmartCeo's charity partner...Success in Style...helping women and men in crisis in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor become self-sufficient and employed by providing suits and changing lives. Donations will be accepted the night of this event.  For event information please contact Rebecca Rissinger at rebecca@smartceo.com and for sponsorship information please contact Suzanne Ratti at sratti@smartceo.com.

JUNE 2012

May 2012 

Lockheed Martin Airport - First Monday Speaker Series
Monday, May 7, 2012
7:00pm
Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd., Middle River
Cost: FREE - ID required for admittance

Mary Cleave, former NASA Astronaut will speak about her experiences in the space shuttle program. For more information please call 410-682-6122 or visit marylandaviationmuseum.org 







April 2012

12th Annual Robot Fest at the National Electronics Museum
Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00am to 3:00pm
National Electronics Museum, 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum
COST: $8/adults; $4/middle and High School students; younger children are free

Awaken your and your student's technology curiosity. Enjoy hands-on exploration with RoboDog and Gregor the Gorilla, talk with UMBC's 'Prototyping and Design' class, see full size R2D2s, and much more. This event will spark an interest in STEM, science, technology, engineering and math with workshops and activities designed to appeal to all ages. For additional information please call 410-419-8247 or email: info@robofest.com

Community Briefing and Post-Session Legislative Wrap-up
Thursday, April 19, 2011
6:30pm
Crofton Middle School, 23-1 Davidsonville Road, Crofton

The Anne Arundel County Commission for Women is sponsoring a Community Briefing and Post-Session Legislative Wrap-up. Guest speakers include Senator Ed Reily (District 33) and Delegates Pam Beidle (District 32), Mary Ann Love (District 32), and Cathy Vitale (District 33). Members of the County Council and other legislators will be participating as well. Are you curious about bills discussed in Annapolis during session and how laws could change? If you have questions about legislation and taxes, please join us. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet your State and County Legislators.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Invites You to Help Break the Glass Ceiling
Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:30pm
Grace United Methodist Church, North Charles Street & Northern Parkway, Baltimore

Come and network with other members and guests to learn about their previous, current, or future career choices. We encourage you to invite your children, friends, and coworkers for a better awareness of today's professional woman. Please RSVP to: janeliz@verizon.net - Professional Development Panel include: Dr. Christine Smith, Human Genome Sciences in Rockville, MD; Amy Coates Madsen, Director of the Standards for Excellence Institute; and Reverend Doctor Amy Peed McCullough, Senior Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church.

Girls and STEM: Why Should the Boys Have All the Fun?
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:00am to 4:00pm
UMD Bio Park, 801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore

This event for Baltimore City Middle and High School Girls features: Panel discussions, hands-on-activities, robotics, CoverGirl booth and more! Please register at: Girls_and_STEM__1_.pdf  -

Women Tech Educators Invite You to Register for a FREE
Female Role Model Webinar:
"Unleashing the Unlimited Potential of Your Female Students
Thursday, April 26, 2012
1:00pm ET/12:00pm CT/11am MT/10am PT

Don't miss this new Webinar: Learn what you can do TODAY to inspire female students in STEM. Please register  http://www.iwitts.org/training/rolemodel-webinar

UM Libraries Symposium: Women and the Civil War in Maryland
Friday, April 27, 2012
8:30am to 4:00pm
2208C Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park
Cost: FREE and open to the campus community and the general public.
RSVP required by April 20, 2012

 Join the University of Maryland Libraries' Special Collections for a day of scholarly presentations featuring keynote speaker and noted historian, Thavoila Glymph. The event is free however, please RSVP so that a lunch will be reserved for you. In your message please provide your name, affiliation, email, phone, and any information regarding dietary needs. For more information and to RSVP, please call 301-314-2712 or email Elizabeth A. Novara at enovara@umd.edu


Rachel Carson House - Open House
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Noon - 4:00pm
Rachel Carson House, 11701 Berwick Road, Silver Spring
FREE and Open to the Public

This event features three exciting speakers: Martha Freeman "Rachel Carson in my Life: Memories and Meaning"; Dr. Aaron Blair, National Cancer Institute, "Pesticides & Diseases among Farmers" and Julie Devers, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Eels & the Freshwater Mussel Project. Organic refreshments will be served. For more information please call 301-593-7507.


March 2012

Maryland State Education Association (MSEA)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmematics (STEM) Exhibit
Month of March 2012

MSEA headquarters, 140 Main Street, Annapolis

In honor of Women's History month March 2012, MSEA has an outstanding STEM exhibit on display in the lobby of MSEA headquarters. This display is available for viewing Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Featured, as part of this exhibit are the "Women of Goddard" Space Center. A collaborative effort between "Women of Goddard" and the Maryland Women's Heritage Center brought the STEM exhibit to life.

Clara Barton - Equal Justice for all Exhibit
Month of March 2012

Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo

This exhibit features objects that highlight Clara Barton's role in the major social issues of her time, including civil rights for African Americans and the women's suffrage movement including Barton's ties to Frances Gage, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass. Visitors will learn about her work with the Freedmen's Bureau (U.S. Government aid for distressed Americans of the Civil War), the Office of Missing Soldiers, the International Conference of Women, other women's groups.

Women's History Month Celebration ~ Proudly presented by AMTRAK
Month of March 2012
Wednesday - Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm
Ellicott City Station, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City

Learn about the contributions women made to the B&O Railroad and the modern history of women in the railroading industry as the B&O in Baltimore and Ellicott City Station celebrate women in history. For more information please email sitemanager@borail.org or call 410-461-1945

The National Aquarium in Baltimore Celebrates Women's History Month
Friday, March 2, 2012
5:00pm to 8:00pm
National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: $8

Celebrate the accomplishments of women is Marine Biology and Science; enjoy global performances - belly dance and live Arabic band, local singing duo Venus Envy, Latin dance performance and free salsa lessons by DanceInTime. Meet local children's author Jennifer Curtis Keats, Editor-at-Large, Maryland Life Magazine. Play trivia games and win prizes...test your knowledge of women's history. For further information please call: 410-659-4200 or visit: www.aqua.org

Women of the World (WOW-Baltimore) Festival
Friday, March 2, 2012
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 2012
10:0)am to5:30pm
Sunday, March 4, 2012
10:00am to 1:30pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and BSO Music Director, Marin Alsop announce programming for the highly anticipated, first-ever "Women of the World-Baltimore Festival (WOW-Baltimore)! In partnership with London's Southbank Centre, and co-artistically directed by Jude Kelly, the founder of the WOW Festival, WOW-Baltimore is a new, three-day festival for and about women featuring a series of panel discussions, interactive workshops, spontaneous performance and a community forum for casual conversation. For more information please visit www.WOWbaltimore.org

Opportunities for Women in Aviation
Monday, March 5, 2012
7:00pm
Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd. Middle River
Cost: FREE

Join in a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for women in aviation. Lockheed Martin Auditorium is next to Martin's Airport and is sponsored by the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum. For more information please call 410-682-6122 or visit marylandaviationmuseum.org 

Screening of "Miss Representation" Documentary and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
5:15pm to 8:30pm
Ceremonial Court Room (Rm 160E), University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore, Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE

This documentary exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayal of women and girls, which make it difficult for them to achieve leadership positions and feel empowered. After the screening there is a panel discussion that includes two academics and Jayne Miller, WBAL journalist.

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Induction and Reception
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis
Cost: Free for Induction Ceremony
Reception following at Government House is a ticketed event

The Maryland Commission for Women and Friends of MCW and the Maryland Women Legislators present and host this annual event. For further information and ticket purchases please contact Crystal Young at 410-767-8695.

12th Annual Maryland Harriet Ross Tubman Remembrance Day
Schedule of Programs
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
10:00am to 12:00pm
Reginald Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE
Thursday, March 8, 2012
10:00am to 12:00pm
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1601 R Street, Washington, DC
Cost: Free
Friday, March 9, 2012
11:00am to 3:00pm
Miller Senate Building, Annapolis
Cost: Free
Saturday, March 10, 2012
3:00pm
Harriet Tubman Day Banquet, Elks Lodge, Cambridge
Cost: $25
Sunday, March 11, 2012
All CHURCHES in MD/DC/VA/NY/GA/NJ Celebrate Harriet Ross Tubman Day
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Emmart Pierpont Safehouse, 3523 Rolling Road, Randallstown
Cost: FREE
For further information on event time, please call 410-655-7821 or email: epsafehouseupik@verizon.net

Please join in and enjoy one or all of these memorable events honoring Harriet Ross Tubman. Remember all events are FREE with an RSVP email to: loucfields@gmail.com

International Women's Day Celebrations
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
11:00am Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
Admission: FREE
1:00pm - Sojourner Truth: A Woman Ain't I?
Cost: $5 - MC ID - Free. Groups welcome

Actor Kathryn Woods provides a dramatic presentation of Isabella Baumfree's journey from slavery to evangelist, suffragist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth told in her own words using speeches and songs.         

"Developing Your Personal Brand: Learning from Women in History"
Thursday, March 8, 2012
4:00pm to 6:00pm
K Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Cost: FREE

To 'kick-off' Hopkins Women's Network (HWN), the Maryland Women's Heritage Center's Diana Bailey is presenting a 'Branding" workshop. Participants will view notable women in history to define their "personal brand" and its impact on their career and/or community. Attendees will refine their personal brand and develop an action plan for implementation in their career or other aspects of her life. For further information please email Ucheonye.Maple@jhuapl.edu       

The 27th Annual Prince George's County Women's History Month Luncheon
Thursday, March 8, 2012
12 Noon to 2:00pm (Doors open at 11:00am)
Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt
COST: Please click on invitation link for luncheon prices

This year's Women's History Month Luncheon theme is "Women Educated. Women Empowered." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Charlene Dukes, President of Prince George's Community College.  WHML_2012_invitation.pdf  This event will also honor a female Prince George's County Government employee with the Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award, as well as present our 2012 Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship recipients. Scholarship Application link: GNS_Scholarship_Application_2012.doc

Celebrate Women's History Month ~ Meet and Greet Women in Western Maryland
Saturday, March 10, 2012
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Comfort Inn & Suites, 1216 National Highway, LaVale (near Cumberland)

Cumberland Business and Professional Women, the American Association of University Women and Maryland NOW invite you to join this free of charge discussion and networking event. Please RSVP by 3/3/12 by contacting Melissa Harr at 301-707-5104. If leaving a voice mail, please leave the name and phone number of those attending.

 Girl Power ~ Reach for the Sky
Sunday, March 11, 2012
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Kossiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Cost: FREE and no registration required

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an official supporter of this event. This free event encourages girls to consider careers in STEM - Science Technology Engineering and Math. Hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays and career representatives from a variety of STEM industries are all available. For more information please call 443-778-6125 or visit www.jhuapl.edu

Fabulous Moms ~ Women's Small Business Expo and Conference
Friday, March 16, 2012 through Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Hotel at the Arundel Preserve and The Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover

This exciting event brings together over 150+ 'mompreneurs' from Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware and Pennsylvania to sell and market their products and services. Enjoy a networking opportunity and take advantage of seminars hosted by industry leaders. For more information please call Nicole Germain at 443-540-3121 or email nicole@mjgcommunications.com


CCBC Women's EXPO
Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18, 2012
10:00am to 5:00pm
Community College of Baltimore County, 800 Rolling Road, Baltimore -
Follow signs to the Gym
Exhibitor Workshop: Tuesday, January 24, 2011 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm, CCBC Barn, 800 Rolling Road, Baltimore

The CCBC Women's EXPO is all about promoting Women Owned or Operated businesses.  Networking and growing businesses to successful levels. The EXPO is visitor friendly and lots of fun. There is shopping, workshops, massages, and yoga demonstrations.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland's 6th Annual Women's Leadership Forum
SAVE THE DATE
Monday, March 12, 2012

5:45pm to 8:15pm
Girl Scouts Urban Program & STEM Center, 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore
Cost: $25 for adults and Two (2) non-perishable food items for youth

Join Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, The Junior League of Baltimore, and Hadassah of Greater Baltimore as we celebrate 100 years of Women's Leadership in Baltimore through an amazing one-woman show - Women: Back to the Future - by performer Kate Campbell-Stevenson. For more information and to RSVP, please email Clarke Fitzmaurice at cfitzmaurice@gscm.org or call 410-358-9711

Ladies Verse 12: The Rewind, Recycle, Remix Tribute to the Ancestors
Saturday, March 17, 2012
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2012
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
COST: $15 prior to March 15; $17 at the door

Join Poetry for the People as they present multi-genre performances giving tribute to the likes of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, June Jordan and Miriam Makeba. For more information please visit www.africanamericanculture.org or call 410-236-2775

  National Organization for Women (Maryland NOW) Women's History Month Program & Reception
Sunday, March 18, 2012
1:00pm to 5:30pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 ~ MWHC and NOW Members $25 - Students $25

Maryland NOW in conjunction with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center present Celebrating the Past - Improving the Future Women's History Conference. Join the celebration and enjoy guest speakers, performers and lite fare during this event.Click here  http://marylandnow.org/page.php?id=263 for further information.

Worcester County Commission for Women Celebrates Women's History Month
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
11:00am
Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street, Ocean City
Cost: $35 Per Person

Enjoy luncheon, a keynote speaker, awards, exhibitors, raffles and the debut of a new cookbook. Honor The Woman of the Year 2012, Andrea C. Barnes and celebrate The Woman in History 2012, Eunice Q. Sorin. Reservations please call 410-600-0552 or email soonerkay@gmail.com - Proceeds to benefit McGuffey Literacy Project.

The Women's Action Coalition Women's History Month Presentation
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Drive, Bowie
Cost: $30

Please join us for a program by Bette J. McLeod, dynamic motivational speaker, seasoned educator, administrator and human relations specialist. Networking opportunities and lite supper included. Please make your check payable to SIBC (Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton) and mail to SIBC, P.O. Box 652, Bowie, MD 20718. Must be postmarked by March 15, 2012. For more information please call Kelly Pierce at 301-613-4329

United 4 Equality ~ Save the Date
Thursday, March 22, 2012
11:00am to 1:00pm
Senate Russell Office Building Room 385, Constitution Ave. & 1st Street, Washington, DC

Join United 4 Equity, LLC, women's groups and feminist friends as we celebrate a huge milestone for the ERA 2015 campaign! Witness the 112th Senate make history for Women across America. For the first time, the U.S. Senate will consider removing the deadline for ratification of the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment.

Senator Ben Cardin (MD) to introduce on March 22nd, the companion resolution to HJ Res. 47:Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This new strategy for achieving ERA was proposed by United 4 Equality, LLC on behalf of its ERA coalition members across the country. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (WI), previously introduced HJ Res. 47 on the 100thanniversary of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2011. The ERA is important to U.S. foreign policy because how can the U.S. lead others to curb the human rights abuses of women and girls abroad while denying American women and girls constitutional equality at home.

In honor of International Women’s Day 2012, Senator Cardin disseminated his ‘Dear Colleague’ letter and joint resolution Click here PDF-ERA-SEN.CARDIN.pdf. Senator Cardin’s original co-sponsors include Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD) and Senator Robert Menendez (NJ). Both senators join Cardin to support the 3-state approach as well as Senator Menendez’s joint resolution for a new ERA amendment with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

We would greatly appreciate your presence and support for Congress’s bold response on behalf of women across America. If you’d like to help contact original cosponsors for the Cardin/Baldwin bills, reply to info@united4equality.com for support materials.

On March 22, 1972, forty years ago, the ERA passed the Senate for the first time and was sent out to the states for ratification. Back then, as Delegate to the MD General Assembly, Ben Cardin voted yes and helped pass the ERA in MD on March 24, 1972! Now, we stand proud by his renewed commitment and partnership with Congresswoman Baldwin (now running for Senate) to push ERA back out to the states for completion!

RSVP to Holly Joseph if you plan to attend and would like to be added to the agenda for brief remarks at: united4equality@gmail.com.

McDaniel College Celebrates Women's History Month
"Women in Leadership" Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 22, 2012
6:30pm
McDaniel Lounge, 2 College Hill, Westminster
Cost: FREE and open to the public

Robyn Allers, special liaison for college relations at McDaniel, moderates five alumnae panelists who will discuss where they have been and where they are headed as women in leadership. Panelists include: Nupur Parekh Flynn, managing director/co-director of marketing for Brown Capital Management; Jaime Walker Luse, partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP; Dawn Motovidlak, president and CEO of Business Health Services; Erin Thompson Strovel, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Jessica Watson, CEO of JWatson Creative.

St. Mary's County Commission for Women -
Woman of the Year and Woman of Tomorrow Awards
Thursday, March 22, 2012
6:00pm
Dr. James Forrest Career and Technology Center, Leonardtown
Cost: $20 per person to attend banquet - Reservations by March 1, 2012

This event recognizes women for outstanding community service. Proceeds benefit the Jane Hale Sypher Scholarship at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown, which supports a non-traditional student who is a single parent or displaced homemaker. For reservations and/or information please call 301-475-4200, ext. 1849 or email: commissionforwomen@stmarysmd.com

Meet 'Rosie the Riveter' at Martin State Airport
Saturday, March 24, 2012
11:00am
Martin State Airport, Hangar 5, Suite 531, 701 Wilson Point Road, Baltimore

In celebration of Women's History Month, Rosie The Riveters will meet visitors, share World War II stories, and sign books from 11:00am to 12:30pm. At 12 noon a one hour musical "Rosie" will be performed saluting the women of WWII. For more information please call 410-682-6122.

The U.S. Department of the Interior
            invites you to a
Town Hall discussion on
Women’s Role in American History:
       How to Tell the Stories

                  with
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
3:00pm TO 4:00pm
Registration to begin at 2:30pm
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE and open to the public

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, join Secretary Salazar
to discuss efforts to preserve and highlight the many
accomplishments of American women.

This event is open to members of the press
Please RSVP by noon on Friday, March 23, 2012 to OfficeoftheSecretary@ios.doi.gov
with your name, title, organization, email address, phone number.

6th Annual Harriet Tubman Day of Remembrance
Saturday, March 31, 2012
1:00pm
COST: FREE and open to the public - All are welcome.
The Emmart Pierpont Safe House, 3523 North Rolling Road, Rockdale

Come celebrate the life of "Moses" an underground railroad hero at an underground railroad station. Experience "Harriet" through renowned storyteller, Janice Greene. For more information please contact Jeff & Shirley Supik at epsafehousesupik@verizon.net or 410-655-7821.

February 2012

Victorian Valentine's
Saturday, February 11, 2012
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick
Cost $15

Join the Brunswick Railroad Museum for a Victorian Tea Lesson and Valentine making workshop. Practice your tea etiquette and enjoy scones and cucumber sandwiches. Craft a one-of-a-kind Victorian Valentine using reproduction Victorian supplies and authentic methods. Event is recommended for ages 7 & up. The $15 cost includes, tea, refreshments, craft supplies, instruction, and admission to the museum. Space is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 301-834-7100 or email roleary@brrm.net  

Fortune's Bones ~ Pre-Performance Discussion
Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 7:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:00pm
Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall, Room 2200, University of Maryland, College Park
Cost: FREE

Dr. Ysaye Barnwell and Dr. Marilyn Nelson will tell their stories of becoming involved with the Fortune's Bones project and describe their creative process in bringing Fortune's story to the world through their words and music. A ticketed VIP reception follows the discussion on February 25. To RSVP and purchase a ticket for the reception please email cspaceventrsvp@umd.edu or call 301-405-1616 by Friday, February 17, 2012. The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a proud community partner for this event.

Rosa Ponselle ~ Life and Career of the Legendary Diva
Wednesday, February, 29, 2012
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville
Program is free to the public. Early arrival is advised to insure seating.

In remembrance of America's Rosa Ponselle, the Pikesville library will present a two hour program on the life and career of this legendary diva. Music historians and renowned critics alike thought her to be the greatest vocal artist of all time. The program will present documentary film footage, slides from Ms. Ponselle's "Villa Pace" estate, and portions of recorded interviews with Robert Lawrence and Susan Gould. Upon Ms. Ponselle's retirement at age 39, she married the son of Baltimore's Mayor, Howard Jackson, built a villa in Maryland's Greenspring Valley, where she resided until her death at age 84.


January 2012

Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women
Thursday, January 19, 2012

4:30pm to 6:30pm
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis
Cost: Free

Take action on legislation affecting women and families in the 2012 Maryland General Assembly Session. Meet your legislators. Network with other advocates. Make a difference on issues important to you. This event is FREE!

Surviving & Thriving During Business Disasters
Thursday, January 19, 2012
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Legacy Hotel, 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville
Cost: Members $45 - Non-members $55

Please join the Women Business Owners Association of Montgomery County for this informative seminar. For further information please call 301-365-1775.

Women's Legislative Briefing
Sunday, January 29, 2012
12:30pm to 6:00pm
University of Maryland, Sandy Grove Campus, 9630 Gudelsky Dr. Bldg 11, Rockville
Cost: $15 general admission

Take action on legislation affecting women and families in the 2012 Maryland General Assembly Session. Meet your legislators. Network with other advocates. Make a difference on issues important to you. Seminars all day. Please register at: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw  or call 240-777-8333.  













December 2011

November 2011

Visualize Your Dreams and Stay Motivated Workshop
Saturday, November 5, 2011
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Woman's Industrial Exchange, 333 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 - includes materials

Please join Denise Fowble, The Tailored Speaker, as she conducts her workshop beginning with an outline of vision boards, and how they help us visualize our dreams and stay motivated. The method is simple, using every day tools that represent each person's goals in four different walks of life. The text will be Catherine Ponder's Dynamic Laws of Prosperity, and her wheel of fortune concept. Please register through the Woman's Industrial Exchange website.

 Many Faces of Beauty: Black and White Drawings by Espi Frazier
November 5 to 26, 2011
Hamilton Gallery, 5440 Harford Road, Baltimore
Gallery hours: Tuesday, 6:00pm - 9:00 pm
                      Wednesday to Friday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
                      Saturday, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Hamilton Gallery
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Many Faces of Beauty features 18 black and white drawings depicting the faces of a variety of women. This show supports Frazier's belief that the face truly shows a person's being and state of mind and that the eyes reflect what is in the soul. Please RSVP for the Opening Reception at info@eclecticpr.com - For more information please call 443-248-1119 or visit: www.espi4art.com

Maryland Historical Society Hosts Amanda Foreman
Thursday, November 10, 2011
6:00 pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 MDHS members, $50 non-members

The American Civil Was was not strictly and American conflict. Historian, writer and broadcaster Amanda Foreman will speak on her latest book, A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War. Ms. Foreman's lecture will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information or to RSVP by November 4, 2011, please call 410-685-3750 ext. 337 or email estafford@mdhs.org.

A Woman's Journey
Saturday, November 12, 2011
8:15 am to 4:15 pm
Hilton Baltimore Hotel
401 West Pratt Street
Cost: Early Registration before September 1, 2011 - $99 - after $110
         JHM Employee - $99
         Student - $85

A Woman's Journey attracts around 1,000 attendees each year from over 19 states. A Woman's Journey is unique. All speakers are Johns Hopkins faculty who present the latest medical advances in women's health.  This is a chance to hear from pioneers in their fields. Thirty-two Seminars, Two Keynote Presentations, Breakfast and Lunch. For more information please call 410-955-8660. To register online please visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney 

October 2011

Women in the Civil War Expo Weekend
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days
Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore
Cost: $10 per person, $25 per family

The women of the Civil War will come alive at the Maryland Historical Society. Enjoy living history performances, a special tour of the exhibit by the Chairman of the Society for Women and the Civil War, and a lecture on period clothing and textiles.  There will also be hands on demonstrations by the Baltimore Applique` Society. For more information and to register visit: www.mdhs.org - or call 410-685-3750 ext. 377 or email events@mdhs.org

 

10th Annual Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness
Saturday, October 8, 2011
9:00 am
Winterplace Park, 6737 Blue Ribbon Road, Salisbury

Mark your calendars for Women Supporting Women’s 10th Annual Breast Cancer Walk for Awareness held at Winter Place Park in Salisbury. Join us for a 3 mile walk through a woodland path or 1 mile fun walk around the pond. Proceeds benefit Women Supporting Women. Call Women Support Women at 410-548-7880 for more information or register online at www.womensupportingwomen.org

Civil War Lecture Series: "Medical Women of the Civil War"
Saturday, October 15, 2011
12:00 pm
Mount Clare Museum House, 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore
Cost $5, registration required

As part of its Civil War Lecture Series, The Mount Clare Museum House presents "Medical Women of the Civil War." Many women served as vivandiers, nurses, physicians and lay healers both on the home front and the battlefield. Learn what it was like for women serving in a medical capacity during the Civil War. Medical artifacts will be on exhibit. This program presented by Medical Historian, Lesley Wood. For further information and to register please visit www.mountclare.org/history/civilwar.html

The Equipped Girl - Mind, Body and Purse Conference
Friday, October 21, 2011

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Loyola University, 2034 Greenspring Drive, Timonium
Cost: $20 - Includes breakfast, lunch and snacks
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2011

This conference, sponsored by She Counts, will present over 20 teen related workshops. In addition there will be entertainment, arts and crafts, contests, guest speakers, prizes and community service learning opportunities. Keynote speaker is Lani Lazzari the CEO and founder of Simple Sugars, a natural skincare products company. Please register online at: www.shecounts.com or call 410-449GIRL (4475)

Maryland Life Magazine and the Maryland Women's Heritage Center Honoring 10 Legendary Ladies of Maryland
Monday, October 24, 2011
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
$10 donation to the Maryland Women's Heritage Center is suggested

Among those being honored are Heritage Center Board member Shoshana S. Cardin, Honorary Board members Dominique Dawes, Barbara A. Mikulski, and the late Lucille Clifton, and Advisory Board member Ginny Gong. This is the 2nd year of the commemoration, and last year’s was wonderful. We hope that you can join us this year!
Please RSVP to Shannon Morgan, smorgan@marylandlife.com or call 301-696-1060

 

September 2011

The Power Conference: Women Doing Business!
Wednesday, September 7, 2010
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Bethesda Marriott Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda
Cost: Early Registration $109, Regular Registration $149

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is again proud to support this joint event presented by the Women's Business Consortium and several women business organizations of the Washington metro area. The conference addresses hot topics in business, including Business Development and Contracting, Technology and Marketing, and Personal Development for Business Growth, and features over breakout sessions, a large exposition area, a "meet the vendors" one-on-one dedicated area, book signings, and a luncheon meeting. Register early for savings at www.thepowerconference.com.

Women on the Border: Maryland Perspectives of the Civil War
September 12, 2011 through July 13, 2012
The Maryland Room Gallery, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornblake Library North, College Park
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

This Exhibition examines women's contributions to and perspectives of the sectional conflict in the border state of Maryland. Although women rarely participated in the war as combatants, women, as half of the population of the United States, experienced the war in various ways and made numerous contributions to the war effort.Their roles and experiences are no less valuable than those of their husbands, sons, brothers, and fathers who fought and died on the battlefield. The exhibition focuses on the lives and experiences of ordinary women living in Maryland during the Civil War, using their letters, diaries, other manuscripts, photographs, sheet music, maps, rare books and other publications, as sources. For more information please call Elizabeth Novara at 301-314-2712 or email enovara@umd.edu

Claire McCardell Day
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Evening event 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Frederick Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

Please join in celebrating legendary fashion designer and Fredericktonian, Claire McCardell. Book signing by Katherine Kenny and Eleanor Randrup, co-authors of "Courageous Women of MD", a lecture and discussion by historian Caitlin Mullins, and a toast to Claire. Book signing at 6:00pm, lecture and discussion at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Imagination Center.

AAUW Pot Luck Dinner
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
6:00 pm
The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1401 Carrollton Ave., Ruxton

AAUW, Baltimore Branch is kicking off their new year with their very popular Pot Luck Dinner opening event. See old friends and make new ones. Bring a guest or two. Prospective members are especially welcome. Members are asked to bring a dish which serves 8 to share (or contribute $5). If your last name begins with A-E: vegetable or salad; F-J: appetizer; K-O: dessert; P-Z: main dish. Bread, rolls, and beverages will be provided by the Branch. Please RSVP to: Eunice Young at youngej@verizon.net or 410-252-1870 - Please be aware the church kitchen and serving area are "peanut free."

An Event for The Many Faces of Breast Cancer in Baltimore
Thursday, September 22, 2011
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Registration begins at 5:45 pm
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Civiletti Conference Center, 6701 North Charles Street, Baltimore

The battle against breast cancer is rife with obstacles, but thanks to treatment advances, women with advanced or metastatic breast cancer are living with their disease. This event will provide information about support resources for women living with advanced breast cancer. An engaging panel of leading local healthcare professions will address treatment options, psychosocial support, nutrition and diet, symptom management, and the latest in breast cancer research. Moderator is Kelly Swoope, WMAR-TV ABC2 Anchor, Reporter.

Panelists scheduled to speak include:

• Gary Cohen, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Director, Sandra and Malcolm Berman, Cancer Institute
• Albert Blumberg, MD, FACR, Radiation Oncologist, Vice-chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute
• Robert Donegan, MD, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute
• Marguerite Russo, CRNP, ACHPN, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
• Hanita Sawhney, MD, Associate Psychiatrist, Sheppard Pratt Physicians PA
For more information please email Marcie Kohenak at marcie.kohenak@zenogroup.com

Women & Girls Lead Partner Summit
Friday, September 23, 2011
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maryland Public Television, Visitors Center, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills

Women & Girls Lead is an innovative public media initiative designed to focus, educate and connect women, girls and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. Join fellow community partners as MPT previews clips from films, network with one another, plan future activities around these films and enjoy a light lunch, provided. The films include: Women, War & Peace: rolls of women in conflict zones; Half the Sky: turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide; Kind-Hearted Woman: Portrays a Native American woman struggling to help abused women. For further information and to RSVP please call Kristin Cook 410-581-4035 or email KCook@mpt.org

BSO WOW-Baltimore
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:00 - 5:30pm
Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:30pm & 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:30pm & 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

BSO Music Director, Marin Alsop is hosting in partnership with the London Southbank Centre, WOW (Women of the World) 5 "Think-In" sessions across 3 days in September. WOW will celebrate women's achievements and provide a fun, comfortable and creative space for conversations on issues of all kinds.  To help develop the content for WOW-Baltimore, Ms. Alsop hopes that you will be able to participate in one of these sessions. Each session will start with an introduction from Ms. Alsop about what the BSO hopes WOW will achieve, followed by an opportunity for an informal discussion and debate. The subject matter will be determined by the expertise and experience in the room, and there will be an opportunity for everyone to contribute. No preparation is required. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Colleen McKenna, WOWbaltimore@BSOmusic.org




August 2011

BBJ's Enterprising Women Breakfast
Friday, August 5, 2011

7:30 am - 9:30 a.m.
Martin's Valley Mansion, 594 Cranbrook Rd., Hunt Valley
Cost: Single tickets are $45, $45 for BBJ print subscribers

Join the Baltimore Business Journal for our annual Enterprising Women Breakfast.. This event will feature a powerful panel of women business leaders from the Baltimore community. The panelists are Karen Barbour, President/Founder, The Barbour Group; Mia Redrick, CEO, Finding Definitions LLC; Jo Ellen Soesbee, CEO/Founder, Reliable Repairs, Inc.; Denise Whiting, Owner, Cafe Hon/Hometown Girl, There will be 45 minutes of networking prior to a delicious seated breakfast and panel discussion. This is one of the BBJ's most popular events, drawing hundreds of local area business women and men! Register early online, as the event typically sells out. For more information, contact Nicole Howell at 410.454.0528 or nhowell@bizjournals.com.

The Light of Truth Center 2011 FUNdraiser!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Coppin State University, 2500 West North Ave.
Cost: $40/$45 at the door

Dance the night away for a good cause as the amazing Randy Dennis, aka the “Line Dance King” leads you step by step. The Light of Truth Center, Inc.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and supportive housing in an environment conducive to recovery, transition and restoration for women recovering from addictions. For more information, visit www.lightoftruthcenter.org. Order tickets online at http://bethelightnow1.eventbrite.com

Spirited Woman of Baltimore Power Lunch
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

11:30 am - 2 pm
Morton's The Steakhouse, 300 S. Charles Street, Baltimore
Tickets are $50 if purchased by August 10; $60 if purchased after August 10 or at the door
Download the nomination form. Deadline is July 1.

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center supports this annual event, now in its fifth year, which honors three “Spirited Women” and benefits the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. Hosted by Morton’s The Steakhouse and MyCity4Her.com, tickets are $50 each if purchased by August 10 and $60 each if purchased after August 10, or at the door. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefits the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. For a nomination form or to purchase tickets, visit www.MyCity4Her.com, call 410-327-9090, or e-mail m@mycity4her.com or cm.mba@mortons.com. Nomination forms are also available at Morton’s The Steakhouse located at 300 S. Charles Street in Baltimore. The nomination deadline is July 1, 2011.

Friends of Anna Ella Carroll Present a Day-Long Tribute
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Events begin at 11:00am, at a variety of venues
General information, call 410-943-8833 or visit www.missannaellacarroll.com

A handful senior citizens, The Friends of Anna Ella Carroll, determined to preserve the memory of this remarkable 19th century woman, announced the re-institution of a celebration that began in 1895. A host of many directly connected to the Anna Ella Carroll story, such as Bruce Bridegroom, producer of "The Lost River," the first movie about her life story, Jill Moss Greenberg, Executive Director of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center and Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught asked the Friends group to celebrate Anna Ella Carroll Day on Saturday, August 27, 2011. Multiple supporting events and activities are planned throughout the day.  The grand finale features Mr. Bridegroom's film which headlined a world premier showing last year at the Hyatt Resort in Cambridge for an unprecedented audience of 1,200.

Schedule of Events:

11am: Cambridge - Opening ceremony in Spring Valley outside the circa 1853 Dorchester County Courthouse.
11am: Carriage rides from Long Wharf; offered by T.J. Carriage Services. Information, 443-521-0659
11am: One hour walking tour of the historic West End. Sponsored by WECA. Meet at Long Wharf. Information:    410-901-1000
12 Noon - 4pm: Afternoon Tea, 1760 Meredith House Colonial Mansion. Sweet & Savory Teas - $20pp/with finger sandwiches - $25pp. Information and reservations: 410-228-7953.
12 Noon - 4pm: Harriet Tubman Museum, 424 Race Street, Cambridge - open for visitors
12 Noon - 4pm: Vienna Heritage Museum, 303 Race Street, Vienna - open for visitors
12 Noon - 4pm: The Bethel AME Church "ladies of the kitchen" will offer eat-in and carry-out home cooked, traditional meals at 623 Pine Street, Cambridge
1:00pm: Long Wharf. Ride on an authentic Chesapeake Bay oyster dredging skipjack.  Reservations,
www.skipjack-nathan.org
2:00pm: Carroll Graveside Memorial Tribute at Old Trinity Cemetary, Church Creek. Features music, cannon firing, wreath ceremony, and guest speaker Major General James A. Atkins.
4:00pm: Patriotic and spiritual music of the mid-19th century. Combined choirs of Bethel AME Church, Cambridge, Special appearance by FREED, (Female Re-Enactors of Distinction: African American Ladies of the Civil War), an auxiliary organization of the Africian American Civil War Museum in Washington. Arriving by horse-drawn carriage, at 3:40pm. Dressed in period clothing, the group educates the public and promotes the accomplishments of African American Civil War soldiers and the women who supported their fight.
6:00pm: Dinner and special showing of "The Lost River". The first film based on the true life story of Anna Ella Carroll. Enjoy a crab cake and ham dinner at the American Legion at the Bridge, Cambridge, Advance tickets $20.

Tickets available from:

Dorchester County Visitors Center, at The Choptank River Bridge - 1-800-522-8687
Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge - 410-228-3575
American Legion Post #91 - 410-228-3070
The Drug Store, Hurlock - 410-943-3028
The Friends of Anna Ella Carroll - 410-943-8833

July 2011

Opening Reception of “Women by Women”
Friday, July 8, 2011
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Heiner Contemporary, 1675 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Join Heiner Contemporary for the opening reception party of "Women by Women," a group exhibition of work by women portraying women. The works of Judie Bamber, Bridget Mac, Kim McCarty, Suzannah Sinclair, and Edwina White express female identity through different media and methods. Their work captures the contradiction, complexity, enduring stereotypes, and power of femininity. Women by Women will run from July 8th - August 20th 2011.

"Craft in America" Screening - Meet Baltimore artist Joyce Scott
Sunday, July 10, 2011
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Baltimore Convention Center (Charles St. Lobby)

Join the Buyers Market of American Craft for a free screening of “Messages,” the brand-new episode in the award-winning PBS series “Craft in America.” Meet Joyce J. Scott, bead sculptor, of Baltimore, who is featured in the episode, and executive producer Carol Sauvion, who will discuss her mission of documenting the lives, works and influences of great American artisans. The episode also profiles Thomas Mann of New Orleans; Wisconsin glass artist Beth Lipman and New Mexico santero Charles Carrillo. Joyce and the producer will be on hand for a meet and greet. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy the free Open House/Collector's Day at the Buyers Market, a fine craft show featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, home and fashion accessories, furnishings, and gift items by American and Canadian artists.

NAWBO's Global Initiatives Dinner
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ban Thai Restaurant, 340 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Join NAWBO-Baltimore's International Committee for a casual dinner and discussion about managing business in the international arena. In this casual and intimate setting you will be able to learn what has worked successfully for those who have ventured into the international arena and explore the possibilities for your own business. You MUST register to attend and space is limited. NAWBO is not charging for this event - however you will be responsible for the cost of your dinner. To register, visit www.nawbobrc.org.

Empowered Women International: Women Architects of Change
Saturday, July 23, 2011
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park
Free of Charge: RSVP Required

Please join Women Architects of Change at the Entrepreneurs Graduation Gala, Business Showcase and Marketplace of locally-made Art, Goods and Services. Learn how thirteen immigrant, refugee and American-born women overcame their fears, hear their inspiring stories and support their dreams and small businesses. For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Marga Fripp at: margacfripp@gmail.com or call 571-933-3989.

Mid-Atlantic Women's Tennis Championships
Saturday, July 23, 2011

9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tennis Center at College Park in College Park, Md.
Cost: Single tickets range from $10-$65

The Mid-Atlantic Women's Tennis Championships will attract international women's tennis players for some of the best live women's tennis this year. Held in College Park, the event offers tickets that range from $10 to $65, live music and tasty food. Tickets can be purchased through TicketMaster.

Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden Party
Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sojourner Douglass College Campus, 135 Stepney Lane, Edgewater
Cost: $30 per ticket

The Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden Party and Chateau Fashions Fundraiser is a lovely and elegant party (hats are encouraged!) celebrating the opening of the garden tribute to the memory of the late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, called by many the first lady of the Civil Rights Movement. It is being funded entirely by private contributions. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by mailing a check to Martin Luther King Dinner Committee, P.O. Box 371 Annapolis, MD 21401. For further information please call 410-295-0638

NAWBO’s Summer Networking Even
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Langermann's, 2400 Boston Street, Baltimore
Cost: $25 Member / $40 Non-Member

Join the Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners for a special summer networking event! In celebration of summer, NAWBO’s monthly meeting will be dedicated to building relationships through open networking in a very relaxing environment. Visit www.nawbobrc.org

Gia Mora and Charlie Barnett in "Laugh it Up, Funny Girl"
Thursday, July 28, 2011
7:30 pm
Germano's Trattoria, 300 South High Street, Baltimore
Cost: $10 - Reservations Highly Recommended
No minimum purchase necessary, but full dining menu is available (and delicious!)

This performance is a highly caffeinated evening of music and storytelling about love and life in the Internet age. Digital surveillance, online dating and an iPod Shuffle of American songs are included. For information or reservations please call 410-752-4515 or visit www.germanostrattoria.com

Society for Women and the Civil War Conference
Friday - Sunday, July 29 - 31, 2011

College of Notre Dame, Baltimore

The Society for Women and the Civil War is a membership organization dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of women’s lives and roles in the American Civil War. This year’s annual conference is themed "Riots To Relief: A Border State Goes To War." For more information about the conference agenda, or to register to attend, visit www.swcw.org/2011conference.html.

June 2011

5th Annual Women Spanning the Globe
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
9:15 am - 3:30 pm
Jim Rouse Center at the Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
Cost: $90 Early bird, $125 if purchased after May 1, 2011

Get the latest global insights from high profile women in leadership positions at the World Trade Center Institute's 5th Annual Women Spanning the Globe event. Topics to be covered include Global Women in a Man's World, Women and Positive Leadership, Global Women in Government and Public/Private Partnerships, and I Did it My Way, in the Corporate World. Hear from Marc Pritchard, Global Marketing Officer with Procter & Gamble on marketing and brand building in the global economic spectrum. Expand your network and make valuable connections with fellow fun, fearless females and don't miss a special bonus session on fashion, food and fitness for the female traveler. For additional information please visit www.wtci.org

Play it Forward
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Port Discovery Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore
Cost: $75 per person

Port Discovery Children's Museum presents Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools the "Great Friend to Kids" Award for her life-long commitment to educating the children of Maryland. Join Honorary Chair, John Harbaugh and WJZ's Gigi Barnett for an unforgettable evening featuring fabulous food, cocktails, and an engaging program that celebrates our First Lady of Education! Event proceeds benefit Port Discovery's Family and School Access programs, which provide quality "out-of-school time" learning experiences for children from economically disadvantaged communities. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.portdiscovery.org or call 410-864-2672.

Women Getting Wise on Wealth Financial Seminar Series
Thursday, June 2, 2011
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Marriott Hunt Valley, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley
Cost: $20 before May 19th; $25 after

Join Leonard Raskin, CEO of Wealth Advocacy Partners and the WTL Wealth Expert, and Lori and Bob Hollander of Relationships Work, the WTL Relationship Experts, to dive into the emotional aspect of your relationship to money. You'll learn why you make the decisions you make, how emotional attachments to money can cause rifts in your relationship, and ways to strike a balance between you, your financial expectations and your significant other. You'll also get started on the path to developing your own set of "money values", and learn how to apply the principles of money growth in your personal relationship. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. Please contact Susan Eck at 443.212.1131 to RSVP.

Gia Mora in "Laugh it Up, Funny Girl"
Thursday, June 9, 2011
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Germano's Trattoria, 300 South High Street, Baltimore

Actor-vocalist Gia Mora returns to Germano's with her cabaret, LAUGH IT UP, FUNNY GIRL. Digital surveillance, online dating, and an iPod shuffle of American songs come together in an outrageous evening of music and storytelling about love and life in the age of the Internet. Musical Director Charlie Barnett accompanies on piano. For more information visit www.germanostrattoria.com.

Honfest 2011
Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2011
Starts at 11:00 am both days
Takes place off of 36th Street in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood

A truly original festival, Honfest celebrates all things "Bawlmer" and embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon neighbors and visitors alike by the city's historic working-women. The nationally recognized event covers four city blocks in Hampden, a revered old-style Baltimore neighborhood filled with quirky shops, quaint restaurants and endearing residents. For more information, visit www.honfest.net.

Spa Day Benefitting The Cancer Support Foundation, Inc.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville
Cost: $20 per person includes lunch

Come be pampered and enjoy Spa Services that include Massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Facials, Makeovers, Reiki, Foot Detox, Health and Wellness Products, Fantastic Items for sale and much, much more - and all to help CSFI provide quality-of-life help and services to cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Chapelgate Presbyterian Church is easily reached right off the Marriottsville exit of I-70 as well as the Marriottsville Road turn from Route 40, just west of Ellicott City. Pre-registration Required. Email cancerhelpmd@gmail.com, call 410-964-9563, or visit http://CancerSupportFoundation.org for more information.

Flag Day Celebration
Saturday, June 11, 2011
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

In honor of national Flag Day on June 12th, join the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maryland and Big Brother, Big Sister at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore to learn about the sewing of our nation’s most iconic symbols. Step into living history as you meet Mary Pickersgill, the spirited woman who sewed the flag that inspired our national anthem. Learn first-hand from Mary, her family and friends what life was like in the 19th century. Members of the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brother, Big Sister will receive free admission. Regular admission required for non-members. To register and learn more, visit http://www.flaghouse.org/index.php/flag/info/calendar/ 

We the People Project: SPEAK YOUR MIND Exhibition & Cultural Festival
Saturday, June 11, 2011
11:00 am - 5 pm
Galleries of Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park
Free and Open to the Public

Are you eager for peace in our world? Would you like people of different religions, race, color and creed to understand each other better, so that in time we can eradicate fear and terrorism, and bring peace and understanding to our global community? If so, come out to meet talented Muslim and Arab women artists, writers, activists and community leaders at Empowered Women International's third annual We the People Project. “We the People Project 2011” is an exhibition presentation and a one-day cultural event that celebrates the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Muslim and Arab community. For more information about the day’s activities and special exhibits, visit http://ewint.org/programs/we-the-people-project.

"Unveiled" with Pakistani-born playwright and actress Rohina Malik
Saturday, June 11, 2011
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park
Cost: $15 per person by June 1, $20 per person by June 2

Four Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this compelling one-woman show. The artist will answer questions from the audience after the show. Rohina Malik is a Chicago-based playwright, actress and solo performance artist. She was born and raised in London of South Asian heritage. Rohina is one of the four Chicago writers in The Goodman Theatre's Playwright's Unit. Her one-woman play UNVEILED, had its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater, where Rohina performed to sold-out houses and received critical acclaim.

Sundays @ 2 Films: "The Quilts of Gee's Bend"
Sunday, June 12, 2011
2:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Free with museum admission

Enjoy a showing of "The Quilts of Gee's Bend", a 28-minute music-filled documentary narrated by women quilt makers. This film introduces viewers to the fascinating world of this uniquely American art form.

Happy Hour Fundraiser Benefiting the Women's Law Center
Sunday, June 12, 2011
7:00 pm
Little Havana, 1325 Key Highway, Baltimore
Cost: $5 for bracelet

Extend your happy hour for the Women’s Law Center of Maryland! Purchase a $5 bracelet from the Women’s Law Center to receive two hours of specials (from 7-9 p.m.) including discounted draft beer, house wine and rail drinks. Enjoy extended Crabby Thursday specials until 9:00 p.m. including half price crab cake sandwiches, crab dip & crab quesadillas, and $10 pitchers of margaritas. There will be a small silent auction and raffles, all event proceeds benefit the Women's Law Center of Maryland. The Women's Law Center is a non-profit organization established in 1971 that advocates for an equal playing field in the law for women and children. Bracelets can be reserved in advance by emailing vrupp@wlcmd.org. Bracelets go on sale the day of the event at 6:30 p.m. at Little Havana.

MCRRC’s “Run for Roses 5K for Women”
Saturday, June 18, 2011

6:00 am – 11:00 am
Wheaton Regional Park, Shorefield Road, Wheaton

Montgomery County Road Runners Club presents the annual "Run for Roses 5K for Women." The event is for women of all ages and abilities—runners and walkers. First timers to elites will enjoy the trail and beautiful Brookside Gardens and be greated at the finish line with a long-stem rose and finishers certificate. Stay for the post-race party, massages, refreshments and random awards. A must-do event for all women! Online registration at www.signmeup.com 

Race Women, Race Man: Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Gloria Richardson and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
6:00 pm
Julia A. Purnell Musem, 200 Belt Street, Snow Hill

Martin Luther King, Jr. is known today for his steadfast convictions and his pursuit of racial equality. However, prior to and during Dr. King's awe-inspiring marches, powerful speeches and seemingly endless patience in the fight for civil rights, two Maryland women –Juanita Jackson Mitchell and Gloria Richardson – waged their own politically activist battles for not only racial, but gender equality as well. Led by Sharon Harley, “Race Women, Race Man” focuses on the political work and lives of Dr. King and these two women. Harley is Associate Professor of the African-American Studies Department at the University of Maryland College Park. For more info, contact Claire Otterbein at 410-632-0515

Author Hugo Vickers Reveals the Untold Story of Baltimore's Duchess of Windsor
Thursday, June 23, 2011
6:00 pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 for Maryland Historical Society members, $50 for non-members

One of the greatest love stories of the twentieth century, the marriage of Baltimore native Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, was not what it seems. On Thursday June 23rd, 2011 British royal biographer Hugo Vickers will speak on his latest book, Behind Closed Doors: The Tragic, Untold Story of the Duchess of Windsor at the Maryland Historical Society. Vickers will tell a tale whose dramatic impact has only increased with time. His lecture will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information or to RSVP by June 16th, contact 410-685-3750 ext. 337 or estafford@mdhs.org.

Strategic Coaching for Women Business Owners (8a Seminar Series)
Friday, June 24, 2011
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Baltimore Waterfront Marriott
Cost: $500
To register: http://www.ezcertify.com/8a-seminar-series or call 703-754-3782

Have you ever wondered why some woman-owned businesses grow to incredible size, succeed beyond any reasonable person's dream, and eventually get sold or carry on to greater levels of success generating millions of dollars in wealth for their owners. If this thought has ever crossed your mind, sign up today to attend this introductory workshop from our series of enrichment retreats designed for women business leaders. Each workshop will be preceded by an informative and timely presentation about "The 8(m) and 8(a) Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Programs." This presentation will: * Describe each of these procurement assistance programs * Compare the eligibility and benefits of each * How you can be certified * How you can enjoy the competitive advantages of certification to you and your business. There will be a networking lunch from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm.

Hands on the Freedom Plow, Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, Part II
Friday, June 24, 2011
7:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

Cecil Gray, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Gloria Richardson will read excerpts from Hands on the Freedom Plow and offer first hand description of Civil Rights organizing in dangerous areas of the South. Museum Executive Director, Dr. David Taft Terry moderates this discussion. A book signing will follow. View the event flyer.

Dance Performance: Clothesline Muse
Saturday, June 25, 2011
1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Free Admission (Museum's 6th Anniversary

Enjoy visual arts interpreted through dance as Philly-based Kariamu & Company: Traditions performs a work inspired by Material Girls exhibition artist Maya Freelon Asante, who creates art using tissue paper.

Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K
Sunday, June 26, 2011

Race begins at 8 am and Kids Fun Run begins at 9 am
Race starts and ends at Rash Field located on Key Highway in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Race entry fee is $30
Kids Run entry fee is $10 through June 1; $15 thereafter
Team entries must be received by Friday, June 17

The Baltimore Women's Classic 5K is the only female-only race in Baltimore and the second oldest women-only race in the U.S. Proceeds raised provide vital fundraising support to women undergoing gynecologic cancer treatments. After the race, enjoy a post-race Festival Village, which will feature exhibits that cater to a variety of women’s interests. For more information, visit www.baltimorewomensclassic.com.

The Belly of a Woman - From The Motherland to Uncle Sam
Sunday, June 26, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Cost: $15

Written and Directed by Margaret Locklear, this lyrical journey through the African American Diaspora from the perspective of the African American woman; challenges concepts and asks questions about race, identity, and the lingering effects of Slavery. The story follows a young woman as she seeks to find her roots. Through the use of music, dance, poetry, and drama, she tells the story of her search for souls stolen and lost in America. As she seeks to find her true self, she realizes she has been looking at things outside herself for the answer. Finally, she discovers the source to heal the roots that have been snatched from Mother Africa and buried in the heart of America. This is her story, your story, America's story! For more information and tickets please visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/170727 or call 410-669-0770

She Counts Quantum Leap Summer Camp
June 27, 2011 - July 22, 2011
A four week program for girls grades 6-12
Stevenson University, 10945 Boulevard Circle, Owings Mills

This four week entrepreneur curriculum is aimed at giving girls the opportunity to start their own businesses. Girls develop a plan, learn basic business vocabulary, discuss and practice marketing, customer service, record keeping, networking, problem solving and ethical business practices. To register or for more information visit www.shecounts.com - email: camp@shecounts.com or call 410-449-4475

NAWBO's Woman of the Year Scholarship Dinner
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center Club, 100 Light Street, Baltimore
Cost: $75 for NAWBO Members, $100 for Non-Members

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Baltimore Regional Chapter (NAWBO) invites you to attend the 2011 Women of the Year and Scholarship Awards Dinner. These annual awards are bestowed upon outstanding women entrepreneurs and corporate partners in the Greater Baltimore Regional area. To find out more about the event, or to register, visit www.nawbobrc.org/events.

Jewish Women's Giving Foundation Open House
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
1:00 pm
Private Home in Lutherville

Imagine working collaboratively with like-minded women to decide what makes a compelling cause. Make your imagination a reality! Since it’s inception, the JWGF has provided 58 grants totaling $560,000. For directions and to RSVP, contact Pamela Martin at pmartin@associated.org or 410-369-9201. For questions, please contact Leah Berry at lberry@associated.org or 410-843-7493.

 

May 2011

Harriet Tubman Character's Debut Performance
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Performances: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Tours: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Maryland Historical Society Museum, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore
Cost: $6.00 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 3-18, free under age 3

As part of the "Divided Voices: Civil War in Maryland" exhibit, the Maryland Historical Society Players is adding Harriet Tubman to their cast of Civil War characters who will give live performances and guided tours during the exhibit's run at the museum. Tubman makes her debut on Sunday, May 1, 2011 and will appear in other Civil War reenactments at the museum on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information please visit www.mdhs.org

Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Sunday, May 1, 2011
5:00 pm
Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson
Cost: 50% Discount on tickets for 'Friends and Family' (Regular prices $25 - $38)

Music Director, Tom Hall leads the full Chorus and string orchestra in the Baltimore premieres of Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs and Gwyneth Walker's Dreams and Dances, which draws on the jazz-influenced poetry of former Maryland poet-laureate Lucille Clifton. George Frideric Handel's exuberant cantata, Dixit Dominus, which he composed at the age of 22, completes this evocative program. As part of the program, Tom Hall will lead A Choral Conversation featuring Dana Saroken, Associate Rabbi at Beth El Synagogue who will discuss and read from the poetry that inspired Eric Whitacre's work. Director of the Howard County Poetry and Literary Society, Carla DuPree will read from Lucille Clifton's poetry that led to composer Gwyneth Walker's work. For tickets and/or more information please call 410-523-7070 and mention the Friends and Family discount.

CHANA's Spring Event
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore

Please join CHANA (Counseling, Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women) in celebrating donors, volunteers, clients and staff. Enjoy lunch and tour CHANA's new home, including the new Jewish Women's International Children's Library. Keynote Speaker: Zipora Schorr, Director of Education, Beth Tfiloh Schools, To reserve your place, visit www.associated.org/CHANAspringevent  Unable to attend? You can still make a contribution on the registration form. For more information, contact Ellen Fox at efox@associated.org or 410-843-7495

"Ladies Night Out" with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, 62 Market Street, Gaithersburg
Cost: $59 per person

Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women volunteers to further the home-building mission of Habitat for Humanity. As part of Women Build Week 2011 (April 30-May 8), show your support of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County’s Women Build program by enjoying a relaxing night out at the Red Door Spa. There will be great networking, food, drinks, a raffle, swag bags and more! Guests may choose two complimentary services from the following: make-up refresher/consultation, mini massage, mini blow-dry/hair consultation, mini facial or polish change (on fingernails). 20% of merchandise and 10% of gift certificates purchased at this event will be donated to HFH-MC's Women Build. Space is limited. To register, visit www.habitat-mc.org/events. 

SAVE THE DATE ~ 5th Anniversary ~ Girls' Empowerment Mission ~ Girls' Night Out
Thursday, May 5, 2011
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
5:30 p.m. Museum Tour
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

BeDazzle! A bright and sweet night for (GEM)  Girls Empowerment Mission. The keynote speaker for this event is Rhonda Joy McClean, Deputy General Counsel, Time Inc. For more information visit www.GEMmaryland.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tamika Tremaglio at 202-879-5693 or ttremaglio@deloitte.com.

YWCA Greater Baltimore's Annual Leader Lunch: Honoring Women and Their Work
Friday, May 6, 2011
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, 110 S. Eutaw Street, Baltimore

Each year, the YWCA of Greater Baltimore celebrates our community's leaders through the Leader Lunch to honor professional women who exemplify the YWCA's ideal of women in leadership, promoting vibrant workplaces and sustaining our community.  This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women around the Baltimore region to honor their professional peers as well as network with inspiring women at the forefront of Baltimore's business community.  In addition to the chosen honorees, the Leader Lunch also recognizes one woman with an annual Racial Justice Award and a high school senior with a Future Leader Award. The Future Leader Award includes a scholarship so that we may continue to cultivate strong women leaders in their chosen fields of endeavor. To purchase tickets, please visit: http://ywcagreaterbaltimore.givezooks.com/events/ywca-greater-baltimore-leader-lunch-2011

Women's Build Day in Silver Spring
Saturday, May 7, 2011
8:15 am - 3:30 pm
First Assembly of God Church, Silver Spring

Build with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County during Women Build Week 2011 on Saturday, May 7, 2011. This event is open to women (18 years or older), no previous experience is necessary.  There is a $25 registration fee and all participants will receive a National Women Build Week t-shirt.  Volunteers raising $100 or more will receive a special Habitat Women Build Goodie Bag. Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women volunteers to further the home-building mission of Habitat for Humanity. Since it’s official creation in 1998, Women Build volunteers have constructed more than 1,200 homes around the world. To register, visit www.habitat-mc.org/events.

Dress for Success 1st Annual Power Walk
Saturday, May 7, 2011
8:30 am - Registration
10:00 am -Walk Starts
Rain or Shine
Lake Montebello Park, Baltimore

The Dress for Success Power Walk is a 5K (3.1 miles) fun walk to support the career development and employment retention programs of Dress for Success Baltimore. Please join Dress for Success, their Professional Women's Group members, volunteers and supporters at The Power Walk. Co-sponsored by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center,this event celebrates those who have empowered us throughout our lives and take steps toward healthier futures for women and their families. Click here to register as an individual or part of a team. For further information please email: DFSBPowerwalk@gmail.com

FILM SCREENINGS: The Learning directed by Ramona Diaz
Saturday, May 7, 2011
5:00 pm
Sunday May 8, 2011
11:30 am
MICA Brown Center, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore
Cost: $10 per ticket

As part of the Maryland Film Festival, filmmaker and director Ramona Diaz will screen her new film, The Learning which follows the lives of four Filipino teachers - Dorotea, Angel, Grace, and Rhea - through an entire school year, beginning with their job interviews back home and their journey to Baltimore. The film finds much of its power in the personal stories of these four women, each a very distinct personality with their own way of adapting to life in Baltimore. For more information, visit www.md-filmfest.com

Mother's Day Craft and Tea
Saturday, May 7, 2011
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore

Celebrate Mother's Day by working on a scrapbooking project or a photo frame with your little one and then enjoy tea and cookies together in our waterfront Decker Gallery.  Free with museum admission. Reservations required. Please contact Gene at gmorris@thebmi.org or call 410-727-4808 x 132.

Ellen Cherry: The Virgin Mary and Other Migrant Mothers
Sunday, May 8, 2011
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

The Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter Ellen Cherry uses history for inspiration. She will include many selections from her women's history album, Years and draw from her extensive repertoire. Cherry will highlight both the Virgin Mary and Dorothea Lange's iconic photograph "Migrant Mother" through her songs, "Maryanne" and "1933: To California."

Mother's Day Program: Women, Motherhood & Pilgrimage in Late Medieval Europe
Sunday, May 8, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Medieval stories recounting miracles at the shrines of the saints suggest that women frequently sought healing for their injured or ailing children, thereby gaining social and cultural power from their brushes with the miraculous. Leigh Ann Craig, author of Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages and Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University will show how women's roles as mothers could justify these pilgrimage travels. The event is free and open to the public.

Women in Jazz Symposium
Sunday, May 8, 2011

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eubie Blake Center, Baltimore
Cost: $15 per person

The celebration begins as Camay Calloway Murphy signs the newly-released biography of her late father: HI-DE-HO: THE LIFE OF CAB CALLOWAY, written by noted British author Alyn Shipton. Enjoy a gallery tour, with paintings and drawings by local artist Anthony McKessic. "A Conversation with Jazz Women" will be moderated by Mrs. Murphy. The panel includes jazz presenter Cyd Wolf of Germano's Trattoria, jazz presenter/esteemed vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz of Jazzway 6004 and renowned jazz vocalist/educator Stephanie Nakasian O'Brien. The event wraps up with a high-octane concert featuring an outstanding female jazz ensemble that includes Heidi Martin (vocals), Janelle Gill (piano), Amy Shook (bass), Lydia Lewis (drums), Gabrielle Murphy( sax) and Delandria Mills (flute). Food and drink will be available. For more information call 410-752-4515 or to purchase tickets visit www.eubieblake.org.

The Women's Housing Coalition's "30 + 1 Anniversary" Celebration
Monday, May 9, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pazo Restaurant, 1425 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Cost: $90 per ticket

The Women's Housing Coalition will celebrate the hundreds of people and organizations who share its mission of supporting formerly-homeless women and their children at the nonprofit organizaiton's annual fundraising event. Guests at the "30 + 1 Anniversary" will enjoy a bountiful buffet and tempting tapas, beer and wine, a silent auction of unique items - and the joy of knowing that their attendance at the event benefits the programs and services provided by The Women's Housing Coalition. Valet parking will be provided. Tickets are available by emailing tickets@womenshousing.org or calling 410-235-5782

AAUW Howard County Presents: The Most Important Brand is Your Own!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbiz
Cost: $35

Learn how to "Make a Name for Yourself" and Stand Out Among the Clutter! Develop and implement a winning "brand" that sets you apart from your competition. Whether you're climbing the corporate ladder or at the helm of your own business, a powerful personal brand will confer "top-of-mind status," supercharge your income potential and position you as an industry leader.
Join this hands-on workshop for practical tools to become more of who you are and ignite your path to success. Walk away with a clear roadmap and strategies for implementation:
*Align your values, visions and purpose * Identify your key attributes * Increase your visibility in your marketplace * Identify your target audience and go after them with a vengeance * Create an authentic brand promise * Recruit brand cheerleaders * Learn strategies for packaging a winning brand - Registration should be made by contacting Jennifer Ingram at aauwhocomembers@gmail.com or call 410-740-4276 by May 3, 2011.

NDM Army of Women Rally for Research
Friday, May 13, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
College of Notre Dame, Marion Burke Knott Gymnasium, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland and their presenting partners, The Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center at Northwest Hospital and The Baltimore Sun Media Group invite you to a special evening with Dr. Susan Love. Dr. Love, Notre Dame of Maryland Class of 1970 and pioneer of breast cancer advocacy, will be our guest speaker at the NDM Army of Women Rally for Research. Dr. Love’s life passion is well­ known: to eliminate breast cancer within our lifetime. Come to Notre Dame of Maryland to learn how the Love/Avon Army of Women offers all women and men 18 and older the opportunity to partner with the scientists who are conducting breast cancer research and make a difference in preventing breast cancer. Learn more about this event and register online at www.ndm.edu/armyofwomen.

39th Annual Maryland NOW State Conference
Saturday, May 14, 2011
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parish Hall of St. Anne's Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis
Cost: $39 per ticket (includes lunch)

The focus of this year's annual Maryland NOW State Conference will be "The War on Women's Healthcare: Battleground Maryland." Maryland Women's Heritage Center board member Sue Ward will be speaking about activist women in Maryland's history. For additional information about the conference, or to register online, visit http://marylandnow.org  

She Matters Girls' Empowerment Conference
Saturday, May 14, 2011
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4 H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase
Cost: $30 per person before March 31, 2011; $35 after April 15, 2011

The mission of the conference is to empower every girl to embrace life, pursue her dreams and fulfill her destiny. The conference looks to enlighten, empower and educate through workshops, vendor/exhibitors, performances and a day full of networking and fun. The Maryland Women's Heritage Center will be exhibiting at the conference. Open to girls ages 9-17, along with their parents, friends, teachers, coaches, mentors, etc. For further information please visit: http://www.shematterstoo.com

Artists Talk: Martha Jackson Jarvis
Saturday, May 14, 2011
2:oo pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Museum admission required

Join this Material Girls artist for a gallery walk and discussion of her contemporary sculptures that have been featured nation-wide. In conjunction with Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists.

Anne Frank: Her Life, Her Diary, and Beyond
Tuesday, May 16, 2011

5:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library (Poe Room), 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Anne Frank is possibly the most famous victim of the Holocaust. While many of us are familiar with her life in hiding, her life before the War and after her family's arrest is equally as captivating. This program will walk you through Anne's whole life, as well as the life her diary took on after her death, through pictures and rarely-seen videos. Presented by John Damond, Pratt librarian and amateur Anne Frankophile.

6th Annual Leadership Alliance Dinner
Monday, May 16, 2011
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Delaplaine Visual Arts Educational Center, 40 South Carroll Street, Frederick

Join the Frederick County Commission for Women as they host their 6th Annual Leadership Alliance Dinner to recognize a Woman of Excellence as well as a Student Leader in the Frederick community.  This year’s event will be held at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and will be catered by Moxie Bakery & Cafe. To nominate an outstanding woman in your life, e-mail 250 words or less describing how your nominee embodies leadership qualities citing specific examples by April 30th for consideration to commissionforwomen@frederickcountymd.gov. For more information, visit www.fredercickcountymd.gov/fccfw.

VOICES
Monday, May 16, 2011

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda

Women’s Philanthropy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is hosting its 3rd annual VOICES event, a gathering of 600 to 800 women from the Greater Washington area. The VOICES event sets forth to celebrate the choices women philanthropists have to be powerful, strong and vocal as they make changes in their community. This year, The Federation is proud to welcome Valerie Plame Wilson as our featured speaker. Ms. Wilson will be speaking about her time serving as a covert CIA Operations Officer. In 2003, while working to protect America’s national security, she found herself at the heart of a political firestorm when senior White House and State Department officials revealed her secret status to several journals—one of which published her name. Throughout the controversy, Wilson remained silent. That silence was broken with her best-selling autobiography Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the While House and the release of the major motion picture of the same name. To register, click here.

WOW: Women on the Water
Saturday, May 21, 2011
9:30 am
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian
Cost: $25 per person

Led by a park naturalist, clinical psychologist, and yoga instructor, this program is for women to learn to use the outdoors as a place of peace and relaxation. We’ll take a leisurely canoe trip through the marshes of Jug Bay to see wildlife and spring flowers, then take a lunch break on a scenic overlook. A gentle yoga session will round out the day, leaving participants feeling rejuvenated. All equipment provided. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a lunch, and shoes that can get wet. To reserve a space, mail your payment of $25 per person in advance to the Sanctuary. Download the Public Programs Registration Form here: www.jugbay.org/education

Mother-Daughter Book Discussion: Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Saturday, May 21, 2011
1:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

Meet children's author Jewell Parker Rhodes, who will be signing copies of her new book Ninth Ward which tells the magical story about 12 year-old Lanesha, a special girl with a special gift living in New Orleans pre-Hurrican Katrina. While geared towards young readers (ages 9-12), Ninth Ward will find its way into the hearts of book lovers of all ages.

Stephanie Nakasian in "Great Ladies of Jazz"
Sunday, May 22, 2011

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Germano's Trattoria, 300 South High Street, Baltimore
Cost: $15 per person

In conjunction with the Eubie Blake Center's symposium on "Women in Jazz and Women in General", acclaimed jazz vocalist, Stephanie Nakasian, returns to the Cabaret, accompanied by renowned Bebop Jazz pianist Hod O’Brien and his trio as she performs songs from her CD, "Thrush Hour: A Study of the Great Ladies of Jazz." She has received high praise by Francis Davis in “The Village Voice” and was featured on national Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross.

Writers LIVE with Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO of Teach for America
Tuesday, MMay 24, 2011
7:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Hear Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO of Teach for America talk about her book, A Chance to Make History. In A Chance to Make History, Wendy shares what she has learned in her 20 years at the center of a growing movement to end educational inequity in America. She shows that we can provide children in low income urban and rural communities with an education that transforms their life prospects, if we engage in the hard work required to achieve extraordinary outcomes in any endeavor -- establishing ambitious visions for success; developing capable teams to pursue the vision; building strong cultures of achievement and management systems that foster continous improvement; and above all, doing whatever it takes to achieve the desired outcomes. Presented in partnership with Teach for America Baltimore. All author proceeds from the book will support Teach for America corps members in urban and rural communities. Seating is limited. To register visit http://achancetomakehistory-baltimore.eventbrite.com

April 2011

Special Children's Program: Stitching with Mary Clare (Tote bag craft)
Saturday, April 2, 2011
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Clare Museum Stable, Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore
Cost: $18, register before March 27, 2011

Take a step back in time for a colonial encounter as you enter the world of Mary Clare Carroll.  Mary Clare Carroll was the sister of Charles Carroll, Barrister, who was the builder of Mount Clare Mansion in 1760. Tour the 1760 mansion and learn what life was like for children living and working in colonial Baltimore. At the Mount Clare Stable children will participate in Colonial games and learn some of the sewing skills that would have been part of Mary Clare's education. Each child will take home their sewing project. This program is appropriate for Girls or Junior Girl Scouts, grades 4-5. Girl Scouts register at www.gscm.org or by contacting Connie Adams at 410-358-9711 ext. 238. Non-Girl Scouts register with Mount Clare Museum by email at education@mountclare.org. Deadline to register is March 27, 2011

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
6:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

In the new book, Hands on the Freedom Plow, fifty-two women - northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina - share their courageous personal personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. Betty Garman Robinson and other contributors will talk about their experiences working for SNCC.

Artemisia Gentileschi "A Woman Like That" Regional Film Premiere
Thursday, April 14, 2011

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore

Don’t miss the regional premiere screening of award-winning filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod’s 2010 film, “A Woman Like That.” This dazzling bio about Artemisia Gentileschi, the talented 17th century artist whose only limitation seemed tied to how women were perceived, is brilliantly juxtaposed to the filmmaker's own revelations during an obsessive journey to find the true meaning of "carpe diem". The film’s filmmaker and producer will briefly introduce the film, followed by a short question/answer discussion with the audience. Click here to register.

Vicki Lawrence & Mama "A Two Woman Show"
Friday, April 15, 2011

8:00 pm
Rams Head On Stage, 33 West Street, Annapolis
Cost: $79.50 per person

Emmy Award- winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. At the ripe old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or "Mama" as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in "Mama's Family," which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. To purchase tickets, visit http://tickets.ramsheadonstage.com or call 410-268-4545 for more information.

Farm Bureau National Women’s Leadership Conference
April 15 – 19, 2011

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore

“Changing Perceptions, Unlimited Possibilities” is the theme of the fourth National Women’s Leadership Conference, sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. Make your plans now to join over 600 Farm Bureau women from across the nation to learn, laugh, tour and see what Baltimore has to offer! Click here for more information.

The Girl Scout’s Distinguished Women’s Award Reception
April 28, 2011

5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Baltimore Country Club, Roland Park

This annual philanthropic event honors prominent women in Maryland and supports the efforts of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. This year's honorees are Geraldine E. Diggs, Founder and President, We Care Private Duty Services; Lois Elkin, Executive Vice President and Owner, Advanced Business Systems; Laura Thul Penza, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Penza Bailey Architects; Barbara Portnoy, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal, PLDA, Inc; Karen M. Singer, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT). For more information or to become an event sponsor contact Maria Johnson at mjohnson@gscm.org or 410-358-9711 ext. 247. Click here to download a copy of the Save the Date.

3rd Annual Pre-Mother’s Day HATattitude Brunch
Saturday, April 30, 2011

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minker’s Banquet Hall, 920 Principio Furnace Road, Perryville, MD
Cost: $25 per person, $30 after April 1st

This pre-Mother's Day "Treasure Our Mothers" fundraising event is sponsored by the Cecil County Branch of NAACP and co-sponsored by the Cecil County Branch Education Committee and the Women In NAACP (WIN). All proceeds will benefit education awards for Cecil County Public School students. Ticket includes brunch catered by MacGregor’s and one raffle ticket for a spa basket. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Laney at (302) 834-4173. View the event flyer here.

Mother Daughter Tea with Colonial Games
Saturday, April 30, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mount Clare Museum Stable, Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore
Cost: $15, register before April 22, 2011

Enjoy a Mother Daughter Tea and colonial games. Girls will delight in experiencing high tea with appropriate silver and chinaware while learning about manners and etiquette. After tea girls will participate in colonial games in the courtyard. Scouts will earn an Etiquette Manners patch and pin. This program is appropriate for Girls, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts, grades 2-5. Girl Scouts register at www.gscm.org or by contacting Connie Adams at 410-358-9711 ext. 238. Non-Girl Scouts can register with Mount Clare Museum by email: education@mountclare.org. Deadline to register is April 22, 2011.

MARCH 2014


National Women's History Month 2014

Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment


Each year, March is designated as National Women's History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country.


This year's theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women's experience.

The lives and work of the 2014 Women of Character, Courage and Commitment Honorees span the centuries of American history and come from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  National Women's History Month 2014 provides an excellent opportunity to honor women and their accomplishments. 

 Maryland NOW and Maryland Women's Heritage Center Present
Women's History Conference
Women of Character, Courage & Commitment

Sunday, March 2, 2014
1:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 - Members
$25 - Sliding scale

This Women's History Conference features a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson. Seating is limited. Reservations required. For more information and reservations please visit marylandnow.org/womenshistory

Amtrack Proudly Presents and Celebrates Women's History Month
March 1 - March 31, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Monday to Saturday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm -Sunday
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore

March is Women's History month at the B&O, proudly presented by Amtrack. Learn about the contributions women made to the B&O Railroad and the modern history of women in the railroading industry. Throughout March the museum will host and feature speaker presentations highlighting the contributions of women railroaders. Please call 410-752-2490 for more information and updates on presentations.

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's FREE Speaker Series
Amelia Earhart's Legacy
Monday, March 3, 2014

7:00 pm
Lockheed Martin Auditorium on the Lockheed Martin campus, 2323 Eastern Blvd., Middle River

Aviation Speaker Series Presents Donna Suwall of the 99's with Amelia Earhart's Legacy:
Women's History Month brings to the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's free Speaker Series an evening of women's courage, achievements and contributions to advancing the roles of women in aviation with speaker Donna Suwell and her presentation, Amelia Earhart’s Legacy: The 99s—The International organization of Women Pilots. Donna Suwall, a retired flight and ground school instructor and FAA Pilot. Written Test Examiner and a long- time member of the 99s—the International Organization of Women Pilots, will talk about the great legacy Amelia Earhart left to aviation in the form of the organization called The Ninety-Nines. This talk on Amelia's passion and perseverance will inspire young girls in the 4th grade through high school through to inspiring women in the midst of their careers. Donna will take us from the first meeting of the 99s organized by Amelia Earhart to today’s worldwide organization and show why this was one of Amelia Earhart’s greatest accomplishments as well as covering why Amelia thought it important to draw women pilots together, Amelia's hopes and dreams for the future of aviation and women in aviation. A photo ID is required for admission to the program. This free event takes place at the Lockheed Martin auditorium on the Lockheed Martin campus, 2323 Eastern Blvd in Middle River. For additional information please call 410-682-6122.

Here Come the Ladies: Legends of British Music Hall and Vaudeville Entertainment
An Event in Celebration of Women's History Month.
Wednesday March 5 and 26, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $70
Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Harriet Lynn, B.F.A., M.S., founder/producer/artistic director of Heritage Theatre Artists` Consortium provides an entertaining and educational three part series of three women who were legendary entertainers - including Baltimore's own Ella Sheilds, and British stars of yesteryear, Vesta Tilley and Marie Lloyd. For more information please contact Ms. Lynn at: hlynn@umbc.edu

The National Electronics Museum's Girl Scout Day
Electric Fashion
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
National Electronics Museum, 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum
Cost: $10/Scout

This program is open to Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior levels. Advanced registration is required. The project for the day is Electric Fashion. Scouts will be creating their own fashion bracelets that light up with LEDs. There will be elements of designing, crafting, sewing, and electronics to the project. For additional information and registration please contact: Kirsten Messinger, nem.education@gmail.com

Prevent Identity Theft - Co-Sponsored by Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) and Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Saturday, March 8, 2014
2:00 pm
Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick

Prevent Identity Theft with special focus on women and identity theft, presented by CCCW Associate Commissioner and super-lawyer Isabel Mercedes Cumming. Please see flyer here for details:
Prevent_IdentityTheft,_CCCW___Calvert_Lib,_March__8,_2014.pdf
For further information please email calvert.lib.md.us or call 410-535-0

Girl Power - A STEM Event for Middle and High School Girls
Sunday, March 9, 2014
2:00 pm to 5:00 pmKossiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Directions and more information are available at:  www.jhuapl.edu

Women are making a difference, changing the world, and transforming the future with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Come explore how you can too at the FREE event! No registration is required.
New Format, New Presenters! - This event will feature special presentations on women working in aerospace, cyber-situational awareness, as well as college and career presentations and hands-on activities and challenges.

 The Baltimore Washington Chamber of Commerce (BWCC) Women in Business (WIB) Partners with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center (MWHC) to Celebrate Women's History Month 2014
"Celebrating WOMEN of Character, Courage, and Commitment"
Friday, March 14, 2014

11:30 am to 130 pm
Women in Business Luncheon, The Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville (Near intersection of  Routes 32 and 108)
Cost: Prepaid BWCC Members $50
Non-Members/Members Not Prepaid $65

Join the BWCC and the MWHC as they present a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson, Actor, Educator, Motivator. Distinguished panel for the discussion includes Betty Buck, President, Buck Distributing Company, Inc., Mother, Advocate, Teacher, Philanthropist; Carmen Delgado Votaw, International Women's Rights Activist, Advocate for women's rights, civil and human rights, and all issues of equality; Esther McCready, Retired Nurse, Teacher, Pioneer: First African-American undergraduate at University of Maryland, College Park.

Original works by Kate Campbell Stevenson bring to life a diverse group of historical women role models through music and monologue in her dynamic one-woman show. The show will be followed by a discussion with a panel of extraordinary Maryland women mentioned above. Please click here for full details: WIBFlyer2014_March-R2.pdf

2014 WOW Awards Luncheon 
Co-Chaired by the Calvert County League of Women Voters & the Calvert County Commission for Women
Saturday, March 15, 2014

11:30 am to 2:00 pm
College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Cost: $27 per person, $15 per person - age 21 and younger

All are invited to an event that will lift your spirits and warm you heart - the 12th annual Calvert County Women of the World (WOW) Awards Luncheon. This year's theme is Women Involved: Women Making a Difference! This luncheon recognizes excellence in women and girls. And, of course, men and boys are invited to join in this celebration and attend the event. For more information please contact: Margaret Dunkle at MDunkle@gwu.edu or 443-968-2500 and/or Debora Harris at DHarris1685@comcast.net or 410-535-1498.
Please click here for detailed flyer: WOW-2014_Women_of_the_World_Flyer___Registration_Form.pdf

2014 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
Thursday, March 20, 2014

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - Reception: Government House, 110 State Circle, Annapolis
7:00 pm - Ceremony: Miller Senate Building, ll Bladen Street, Annapolis

Fee applies for the reception. The Ceremony is free and open to the public. Please contact Crystal Young at: crystal.young@maryland.gov for further information. Event ticketing and online registration visit eventbrite.com

"Dress for Success" Clothes Closet Open House -
Saturday, March 22, 2014
2:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick

Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) presents: Clothes Closet Open House - Free business (dress for success) clothing for women entering or returning to the work force.For more information, please contact Jacqueline McCoy at 301-536-1836 or email: calvertwomen@gmail.com  - Please see flyer for details:
Dress_for_Successs,_Clothes_Closet_Open_House,_March_22,_CCCW_Compatibility_Mode_.pdf

A Gala Reception and Dinner Celebrating the National Women's History Month 2014 Honorees
Thursday, March 27, 2014
5:30pm
The Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C.

We would like to thank everyone who nominated an extraordinary women for consideration as a 2014 Honoree. For a list and brief biographies of the 2014 Honorees, click here: http://www.nwhp.org/whm/honorees2012.php

Save the Date! Order your tickets today: http://shop.nwhp.org/gala-event-and-dinner-p5429.aspx

Women's History Bus Tour
Sponsored by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, first stop on the tour

Friday, March 28, 2014
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $60, includes the bus, lunch, and all admissions and performances
To participate in this fabulous day, please make your check for $60, payable to Maryland Women's Heritage Center and mail it to MWHC, P.O. Box 719, Brooklandville, MD 21022 - by March 12, 2014.
Please click here for detailed flyer: PDF-MWHC+BUS+TOUR+2014FinalFeb4+(2).pdf

Tour Itinerary:

9:00 - 10:00 - Maryland Women's Heritage Center - Introduction and overview of the Center and the Women's History Tour -  Continental breakfast, Performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson of Rachel Carson, Founder of the Environmental Movement
10:15 - 11:00 - Jewish Museum of Maryland - Dramatization on Immigration and role of Jewish women in early Baltimore
11:15 - 12:00 - Orchard Street Church - Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman presentation
12:30 - 1:30 -Women's Industrial Kitchen Restaurant - Buffet Lunch and Overview of Women's Industrial Exchange, founded in 1880
1:30 - 2:30 - St. Mary's Spiritual Center - Mother Seton's House - Dramatic presentation of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence (first nuns of African descent) - Presentation about Mother Elizabeth Seton, first female saint in the United States
3:00 - Bus returns to Maryland Women's Heritage Center

For more information please contact Program Chair, Linda Shevitz  lshevitz@verizon.net

2014 Mother to Daughter Financial Summit
"Together - Shaping the Fu
ture"
Saturday, March 29, 2014
PEPCO Gallery, 702 8th Street NW, Washington, DC

The 2014 Mother to Daughter Financial Summit is presented by the Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls for - Moms/Teens/Tweens/Girls -Meet and hear renowned financial gurus and learn strategies for successfully navigating today's challenging economic conditions while bonding with your daughter.For more information please visit: sitting-pretty.org/mother-2-daughter-financial-summit.html or call: 202-508-1467





MARCH 2013

"The Best Son John W. Garrett Never Had: 
Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Behind the Scenes in Baltimore & the B&O"
Saturday, March 2, 2013

Celebrate Women's History Month at the B&O Museum!
12 Noon
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Presentation is free with purchase of museum ticket. This event is proudly presented by AMTRAK

Join Kathleen Waters Sander, author of Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age, as she discusses Mary Elizabeth Garrett, the founding benefactor of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bryn Mawr School. A pioneer of women's rights, the daughter of legendary B&O Railroad president John W. Garrett, and a behind-the-scenes B&O railroad woman.
For more information please call: 410-752-2490


H
arriet Tubman Centennial Launch Weekend
March 8, 9, 10, 2013

A variety of venues
Cost: Tickets $30

Lecture Series - It's More than History!
Presented by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Friday, March 8, 2013 - Ella Shields -The Woman Behind the Man -Presenter: Harriet Lynn
Friday, March 22, 2013 - Wallis Warfield Simpson -How Could a Southern Girl Like Me Cause All This Fuss?Presenter: Zippy Larson
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Take a Hike! A Guided History Walking Tour
Time:Noon to 1:00pm
Where: City Hall, Board of Estimates Room, 2nd floor
Cost: FREE and open to the public

To mark 100 years since Harriet Tubman's passing, Dorchester and Caroline Counties - the places where she grew up and began her journeys to freedom - are launching a year long centennial celebration of her life and legacy. All are welcome to join. For complete information on the many events please click here: TubmanFlyer_CentennialConcert.pdf  TubmanFlier_MarchEvents_2013_FINAL__2_.pdf

National Archives Presents: "When We Were Free to Be"
Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference it Made
Friday, March 8, 2013
Noon
William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives, Special Events Entrance, 7th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Cost: FREE

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be...You and Me --the ground breaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. This event features a panel discussion, moderated by Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett, along with Carole Hart, producer of Free To Be...You and Me; Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. magazine; and child development specialist Barbara Sprung. A book signing will follow the program. For more information please visit: www.archives.gov or email: public.program@nara.gov  or call: 202-357-5000

The Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls ("FLOW")Invites
Moms, Teens/Tween Girls to the 2013 Mother 2 Daughter Financial Summit
Saturday, March 9, 2013

8:30am to 1:00pm
National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase
Please see website for costs:
www.sitting-pretty.org

This empowering money-smart program is tailored just for girls and their moms. Special Guest, Miss Teen USA - Logan West, will speak personally to girls on the importance of being money-savvy.  Breakfast/lunch included.    For further information and/or to register please call: 202-508-1467 or visit: www.sitting-pretty.org

MDHS Players Present a Civil War Reflection of Maryland Heroines
S
aturday, March 9, 2013

2:00pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore

The MDHS Players present a tribute to Harriet Tubman and Clara Barton. Engage with these legendary women by way of live performance. For more information please email: events@mdhs.org or call: 410-685-3750 ext. 377

Harriet Tubman Centennial Commemoration
Saturday, March 9, 2013

10:00am to12:00pm - Join the Journey Ceremony
10:00am to 3:00pm - Join theJourney Ceremony & Tour
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park
Parking is UNAVAILABLE on-site. Attendees must park at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, 2475 Cambridge Beltway (MD Route 16, Cambridge. Transportation will be provided to the site.

You and a guest are invited to "Join the Journey" to commemorate the centennial celebration of the life and legacy of Maryland native and American hero, Harriet Tubman. Space is limited and registration is required. For further information orto RSVP please call 800-272-5051 by February 22, 2013.

Maryland NOW and The Maryland Women's Heritage Center Present
Women Leaders-Past and Present
Sunday, March 10, 2013

1:00pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 - NOW members $25/sliding scale

Treat yourself during Women's History Month by attending this entertaining and educational Women's History Conference. This event features a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Please visit: http://marylandnow.org/womenshistory for reservations and/or additional information.

Hampton's Mistresses and Their Music
Sunday, March10, 2013

2:00pm and 3:15pm
Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson
Cost: FREE

Musica Antiqua honors Women's History Month with music spanning seven generations of Hampton mistresses. Ranging from music suitable for the Great Hall early Baltimore music, dance tunes, opera and theatrical favorites, to music for the home circle- a Native American maiden's song, Methodist Camp music, rag-tme, a World War II hit plus a work song of a Maryland enslaved woman.
Join us as Musica Antiqua performs in period costume, on violin, cello, wooden flute and keyboard.
Two performances will be held; please be sure to attend ONE only as seating is limited. Admission is free and available on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, please visit: www.nps.gov/hamp or call 410-823-1309 x251

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris: Artist's Talk and Printmaking Demonstration
Saturday, March 16, 2013

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood

The Brentwood Arts Exchange invites you to join us for a project update & woodblock print demonstration with artist, Monica Jahan Bose, Saturday, March 16 from 3-5pm. Last month Bose, traveled to the remote island of Katakhali, Bangladesh where she collaborated with 12 women to create sari prints and collect oral histories in celebration of their achievements in learning to read and for their work in improving their communities. The visual culmination of the project, which includes the 18-foot-long saris as well as photo and video footage documenting Bose’s work with the women, premieres at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in September. Please email: ashley.mcdonald@pgparks.com for more information.

Women of the World 11th Annual Awards Luncheon
Saturday, March 16, 2013

11:30am - 2pm -
11:30am - 12 noon Networking and Registration
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick
Cost: $27 per person

This year's annual luncheon features Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Topic is "Looking to the Future". For further information, or to register please contact Anne Mychalus at 410-326-6784 or email: Mychalus.af@comcast.net. This events is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Calvert County Commission for Women.

Girl Power Event for Middle and High School Girls Exploring Careers in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Sunday, March 17, 201
3

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Kossiakoff Center
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Admission FREE - NO registration necessary

This Girl Power event sponsored by APL STEM in partnership with theWomen's Giving Circle of Howard County invite mothers and daughters of middle and high school age to enjoy Hands-on-Activities, demonstrations, displays and speak with professional women in STEM careers. For more information please visit: www.jhuapl.edu/stem or call: 443-778-7836.

The Worcester County Commission for Women Celebrates "Women's History Month"
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

1:00pm
Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street, Ocean City
COST: $35

There will be a luncheon, awards, exhibitors, and raffles. Please email: Diane McGraw at: mcgrawdb@mchsi.com
or call Diane at: 410-208-2569 for further information and/or reservations
.

 

March 2012

Maryland State Education Association (MSEA)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmematics (STEM) ExhibitMonth of March 2012
MSEA headquarters, 140 Main Street, Annapolis

In honor of Women's History month March 2012, MSEA has an outstanding STEM exhibit on display in the lobby of MSEA headquarters. This display is available for viewing Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Featured, as part of this exhibit are the "Women of Goddard" Space Center. A collaborative effort between "Women of Goddard" and the Maryland Women's Heritage Center brought the STEM exhibit to life.

Clara Barton - Equal Justice for all Exhibit
Month of March 2012

Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo

This exhibit features objects that highlight Clara Barton's role in the major social issues of her time, including civil rights for African Americans and the women's suffrage movement including Barton's ties to Frances Gage, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass. Visitors will learn about her work with the Freedmen's Bureau (U.S. Government aid for distressed Americans of the Civil War), the Office of Missing Soldiers, the International Conference of Women, other women's groups.

Women's History Month Celebration ~ Proudly presented by AMTRAK
Month of March 2012

Wednesday - Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm
Ellicott City Station, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City

Learn about the contributions women made to the B&O Railroad and the modern history of women in the railroading industry as the B&O in Baltimore and Ellicott City Station celebrate women in history. For more information please email sitemanager@borail.org or call 410-461-1945

The National Aquarium in Baltimore Celebrates Women's History Month
Friday, March 2, 2012

5:00pm to 8:00pm
National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: $8

Celebrate the accomplishments of women is Marine Biology and Science; enjoy global performances - belly dance and live Arabic band, local singing duo Venus Envy, Latin dance performance and free salsa lessons by DanceInTime. Meet local children's author Jennifer Curtis Keats, Editor-at-Large, Maryland Life Magazine. Play trivia games and win prizes...test your knowledge of women's history. For further information please call: 410-659-4200 or visit: www.aqua.org

Women of the World (WOW-Baltimore) Festival
Friday, March 2, 2012

10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 2012
10:00)am to5:30pm
Sunday, March 4, 2012
10:00am to 1:30pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and BSO Music Director, Marin Alsop announce programming for the highly anticipated, first-ever "Women of the World-Baltimore Festival (WOW-Baltimore)! In partnership with London's Southbank Centre, and co-artistically directed by Jude Kelly, the founder of the WOW Festival, WOW-Baltimore is a new, three-day festival for and about women featuring a series of panel discussions, interactive workshops, spontaneous performance and a community forum for casual conversation. For more information please visit www.WOWbaltimore.org

Opportunities for Women in Aviation
Monday, March 5, 2012

7:00pm
Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd. Middle River
Cost: FREE

Join in a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for women in aviation. Lockheed Martin Auditorium is next to Martin's Airport and is sponsored by the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum. For more information please call 410-682-6122 or visit marylandaviationmuseum.org

Screening of "Miss Representation" Documentary and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

5:15pm to 8:30pm
Ceremonial Court Room (Rm 160E), University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore, Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE

This documentary exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayal of women and girls, which make it difficult for them to achieve leadership positions and feel empowered. After the screening there is a panel discussion that includes two academics and Jayne Miller, WBAL journalist.

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Induction and Reception
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

5:00pm to 7:00pm
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis
Cost: Free for Induction Ceremony
Reception following at Government House is a ticketed event

The Maryland Commission for Women and Friends of MCW and the Maryland Women Legislators present and host this annual event. For further information and ticket purchases please contact Crystal Young at 410-767-8695.

12th Annual Maryland Harriet Ross Tubman Remembrance Day
Schedule of Programs

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
10:00am to 12:00pm
Reginald Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE
Thursday, March 8, 2012
10:00am to 12:00pm
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1601 R Street, Washington, DC
Cost: Free
Friday, March 9, 2012
11:00am to 3:00pm
Miller Senate Building, Annapolis
Cost: Free
Saturday, March 10, 2012
3:00pm
Harriet Tubman Day Banquet, Elks Lodge, Cambridge
Cost: $25
Sunday, March 11, 2012
All CHURCHES in MD/DC/VA/NY/GA/NJ Celebrate Harriet Ross Tubman Day
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Emmart Pierpont Safehouse, 3523 Rolling Road, Randallstown
Cost: FREE

For further information on event time, please call 410-655-7821 or email: epsafehouseupik@verizon.net
Please join in and enjoy one or all of these memorable events honoring Harriet Ross Tubman. Remember all events are FREE with an RSVP email to: loucfields@gmail.com

 

International Women's Day Celebrations
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
11:00am Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
Admission: FREE
1:00pm - Sojourner Truth: A Woman Ain't I?
Cost: $5 - MC ID - Free. Groups welcome

Actor Kathryn Woods provides a dramatic presentation of Isabella Baumfree's journey from slavery to evangelist, suffragist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth told in her own words using speeches and songs.

"Developing Your Personal Brand: Learning from Women in History"
Thursday, March 8, 2012

4:00pm to 6:00pm
K Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Cost: FREE

To 'kick-off' Hopkins Women's Network (HWN), the Maryland Women's Heritage Center's Diana Bailey is presenting a 'Branding" workshop. Participants will view notable women in history to define their "personal brand" and its impact on their career and/or community. Attendees will refine their personal brand and develop an action plan for implementation in their career or other aspects of her life. For further information please email Ucheonye.Maple@jhuapl.edu

The 27th Annual Prince George's County Women's History Month Luncheon
Thursday, March 8, 2012

12 Noon to 2:00pm (Doors open at 11:00am)
Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt
COST: Please click on invitation link for luncheon prices

This year's Women's History Month Luncheon theme is "Women Educated. Women Empowered." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Charlene Dukes, President of Prince George's Community College. WHML_2012_invitation.pdf This event will also honor a female Prince George's County Government employee with the Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award, as well as present our 2012 Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship recipients. Scholarship Application link: GNS_Scholarship_Application_2012.doc

Celebrate Women's History Month ~ Meet and Greet Women in Western Maryland
Saturday, March 10, 2012

2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Comfort Inn & Suites, 1216 National Highway, LaVale (near Cumberland)

Cumberland Business and Professional Women, the American Association of University Women and Maryland NOW invite you to join this free of charge discussion and networking event. Please RSVP by 3/3/12 by contacting Melissa Harr at 301-707-5104. If leaving a voice mail, please leave the name and phone number of those attending.

Girl Power ~ Reach for the Sky
Sunday, March 11, 2012

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Kossiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Cost: FREE and no registration required

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an official supporter of this event. This free event encourages girls to consider careers in STEM - Science Technology Engineering and Math. Hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays and career representatives from a variety of STEM industries are all available. For more information please call 443-778-6125 or visit www.jhuapl.edu

Fabulous Moms ~ Women's Small Business Expo and Conference
Friday, March 16, 2012 through Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Hotel at the Arundel Preserve and The Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover

This exciting event brings together over 150+ 'mompreneurs' from Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware and Pennsylvania to sell and market their products and services. Enjoy a networking opportunity and take advantage of seminars hosted by industry leaders. For more information please call Nicole Germain at 443-540-3121 or email nicole@mjgcommunications.com

CCBC Women's EXPO
Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18, 2012

10:00am to 5:00pm
Community College of Baltimore County, 800 Rolling Road, Baltimore -
Follow signs to the Gym
Exhibitor Workshop: Tuesday, January 24, 2011 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm, CCBC Barn, 800 Rolling Road, Baltimore

The CCBC Women's EXPO is all about promoting Women Owned or Operated businesses. Networking and growing businesses to successful levels. The EXPO is visitor friendly and lots of fun. There is shopping, workshops, massages, and yoga demonstrations.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland's 6th Annual Women's Leadership Forum
SAVE THE DATE
Monday, March 12, 2012

5:45pm to 8:15pm
Girl Scouts Urban Program & STEM Center, 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore

Cost: $25 for adults and Two (2) non-perishable food items for youth
Join Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, The Junior League of Baltimore, and Hadassah of Greater Baltimore as we celebrate 100 years of Women's Leadership in Baltimore through an amazing one-woman show - Women: Back to the Future - by performer Kate Campbell-Stevenson. For more information and to RSVP, please email Clarke Fitzmaurice at cfitzmaurice@gscm.org or call 410-358-9711

Ladies Verse 12: The Rewind, Recycle, Remix Tribute to the Ancestors
Saturday, March 17, 2012

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2012
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
COST: $15 prior to March 15; $17 at the door

Join Poetry for the People as they present multi-genre performances giving tribute to the likes of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, June Jordan and Miriam Makeba. For more information please visit www.africanamericanculture.org or call 410-236-2775

 

National Organization for Women (Maryland NOW) Women's History Month Program & Reception
Sunday, March 18, 2012

1:00pm to 5:30pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 ~ MWHC and NOW Members $25 - Students $25

Maryland NOW in conjunction with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center present Celebrating the Past - Improving the Future Women's History Conference. Join the celebration and enjoy guest speakers, performers and lite fare during this event.Click here http://marylandnow.org/page.php?id=263 for further information.

Worcester County Commission for Women Celebrates Women's History Month
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

11:00am
Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street, Ocean City
Cost: $35 Per Person

Enjoy luncheon, a keynote speaker, awards, exhibitors, raffles and the debut of a new cookbook. Honor The Woman of the Year 2012, Andrea C. Barnes and celebrate The Woman in History 2012, Eunice Q. Sorin. Reservations please call 410-600-0552 or email soonerkay@gmail.com - Proceeds to benefit McGuffey Literacy Project.

The Women's Action Coalition Women's History Month Presentation
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

5:30pm to 8:30pm
Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Drive, Bowie
Cost: $30

Please join us for a program by Bette J. McLeod, dynamic motivational speaker, seasoned educator, administrator and human relations specialist. Networking opportunities and lite supper included. Please make your check payable to SIBC (Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton) and mail to SIBC, P.O. Box 652, Bowie, MD 20718. Must be postmarked by March 15, 2012. For more information please call Kelly Pierce at 301-613-4329

United 4 Equality ~ Save the Date
Thursday, March 22, 2012

11:00am to 1:00pm
Senate Russell Office Building Room 385, Constitution Ave. & 1st Street, Washington, DC

Join United 4 Equity, LLC, women's groups and feminist friends as we celebrate a huge milestone for the ERA 2015 campaign! Witness the 112th Senate make history for Women across America. For the first time, the U.S. Senate will consider removing the deadline for ratification of the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment.

Senator Ben Cardin (MD) to introduce on March 22nd, the companion resolution to HJ Res. 47:Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This new strategy for achieving ERA was proposed by United 4 Equality, LLC on behalf of its ERA coalition members across the country. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (WI), previously introduced HJ Res. 47 on the 100thanniversary of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2011. The ERA is important to U.S. foreign policy because how can the U.S. lead others to curb the human rights abuses of women and girls abroad while denying American women and girls constitutional equality at home.

In honor of International Women’s Day 2012, Senator Cardin disseminated his ‘Dear Colleague’ letter and joint resolution Click here PDF-ERA-SEN.CARDIN.pdf. Senator Cardin’s original co-sponsors include Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD) and Senator Robert Menendez (NJ). Both senators join Cardin to support the 3-state approach as well as Senator Menendez’s joint resolution for a new ERA amendment with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

We would greatly appreciate your presence and support for Congress’s bold response on behalf of women across America. If you’d like to help contact original cosponsors for the Cardin/Baldwin bills, reply to info@united4equality.com for support materials.

On March 22, 1972, forty years ago, the ERA passed the Senate for the first time and was sent out to the states for ratification. Back then, as Delegate to the MD General Assembly, Ben Cardin voted yes and helped pass the ERA in MD on March 24, 1972! Now, we stand proud by his renewed commitment and partnership with Congresswoman Baldwin (now running for Senate) to push ERA back out to the states for completion!

RSVP to Holly Joseph if you plan to attend and would like to be added to the agenda for brief remarks at: united4equality@gmail.com.

 

McDaniel College Celebrates Women's History Month
"Women in Leadership" Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 22, 2012

6:30pm
McDaniel Lounge, 2 College Hill, Westminster
Cost: FREE and open to the public

Robyn Allers, special liaison for college relations at McDaniel, moderates five alumnae panelists who will discuss where they have been and where they are headed as women in leadership. Panelists include: Nupur Parekh Flynn, managing director/co-director of marketing for Brown Capital Management; Jaime Walker Luse, partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP; Dawn Motovidlak, president and CEO of Business Health Services; Erin Thompson Strovel, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Jessica Watson, CEO of JWatson Creative

St. Mary's County Commission for Women -
Woman of the Year and Woman of Tomorrow Awards
Thursday, March 22, 2012

6:00pm
Dr. James Forrest Career and Technology Center, Leonardtown
Cost: $20 per person to attend banquet - Reservations by March 1, 2012

This event recognizes women for outstanding community service. Proceeds benefit the Jane Hale Sypher Scholarship at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown, which supports a non-traditional student who is a single parent or displaced homemaker. For reservations and/or information please call 301-475-4200, ext. 1849 or email:
commissionforwomen@stmarysmd.com

Meet 'Rosie the Riveter' at Martin State Airport
Saturday, March 24, 2012

11:00am
Martin State Airport, Hangar 5, Suite 531, 701 Wilson Point Road, Baltimore

In celebration of Women's History Month, Rosie The Riveters will meet visitors, share World War II stories, and sign books from 11:00am to 12:30pm. At 12 noon a one hour musical "Rosie" will be performed saluting the women of WWII. For more information please call 410-682-6122.


The U.S. Department of the Interior

            invites you to a
Town Hall discussion on
Women’s Role in American History:
How to Tell the Stories

                 with
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3:00pm TO 4:00pm
Registration to begin at 2:30pm
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE and open to the public

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, join Secretary Salazar
to discuss efforts to preserve and highlight the many
accomplishments of American women.

This event is open to members of the press
Please RSVP by noon on Friday, March 23, 2012 to OfficeoftheSecretary@ios.doi.gov
with your name, title, organization, email address, phone number

6th Annual Harriet Tubman Day of Remembrance
Saturday, March 31, 2012

1:00pm
The Emmart Pierpont Safe House, 3523 North Rolling Road, Rockdale
COST: FREE and open to the public - all are welcome

Come celebrate the life of "Moses" an underground railroad hero at an underground railroad station. Experience "Harriet" through renowned storyteller, Janice Greene. For more information please contact Jeff & Shirley Supik at epsafehousesupik@verizon.net or 410-655-7821.



March 2011

Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists
Art Exhibitions on view now through October 17, 2011
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Museum admission required

Curated by Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson, director of collections and exhibitions at the museum. This exhibition features eight contemporary female artists who create thought-provoking, three-dimensional art using unexpected materials. For further information please call 443-263-1800

Celebrate Woman's History Month
Throughout the Month of March 2011
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore

Presented by AMTRAK, the B&O Railroad Museum celebrates Women's History Month by highlighting the contributions made by women in the railroading industry. For additional information please visit www.borail.org

Women's History Month Display
March 1 - 31, 2011

Maryland State Education Association, 140 Main Street, Annapolis

A special Women’s History Month exhibit will be on display throughout the month of March at the Maryland State Education Association’s headquarters in Annapolis. Presented by MSEA’s Women's Concerns Committee, the display includes contributions from the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and the Maryland State Department of Education.

Oh Those Ladies!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton

This free event features a music lecture and recorded listening program with Irv Chamberlain as he looks at distinctive female singers in American music history. This series covers musical styles and eras, including flapper, blues, swing, ballads, scat, soul and Broadway show tunes. For additional information please call Carol Fuentevilla at 240-777-4999 or email carol.fuentevilla@montgomerycountymd.gov

First Friday Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 4, 2011
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
DuClaw Brewing Company in Bowie Town Center, 4000 Town Center Blvd., Bowie
Cost: $25 for members with pre-paid reservation or $35 for guests and members at the door.

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business committee, features guest speaker Ellen Valentino, Maryland State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business. Proceeds from this event benefit the Women in Business Scholarship Fund. For additional information or to register in advance please call 301-262-0920. 

Celebrate Women's History
Friday, March 4, 2011
5 - 9 pm
National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Free with Aquarium Admission (after 5 pm, admission is only $8 per person)

The National Aquarium in Baltimore celebrates Women's History Month with a variety of activities. For more information, visit www.aqua.org or call 410-576-3800.

Avenue Antiques Book Signing Honoring Women's History Month
Saturday, March 5, 2011
1:00 p.m.
901 West 36th Street, Baltimore

Avenue Antiques will be hosting a Maryland Women author's book signing in honor of Women's History Month and the first anniversary of the Congressional Gold Medals awarded to the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Avenue Antiques has lined up several interesting authors including Amy Nathan, author of Yankee Doodle Gals, a book geared to a teen audience. They are hoping to have at least one Woman Airforce Service Pilot present at this signing. Ms. Nathan will also be bringing copies of several of her other books including Count On Us, the history of women in the military from the Revolutionary War to Iraq, and Take a Seat-Make a Stand, about Sarah Keys Evans whose civil rights stance took place three years before Rosa Parks. Lauren Silberman, who is researching a book on Wicked Baltimore, will be signing copies of her book, The Jewish Community of Baltimore. Connie Reeves, a former military helicopter pilot; has written two novels: The Elimination Game and Hawthorne Cottage. Helen Carson's new book, The Kappelmeister's Daughter, rounds out the present offerings. Avenue Antiques may add one or two more authors and their books to this roster. For further information please call Elissa Strati at 410-467-0329 or visit www.facebook.com/AvenueAntiques.

"From the Chesapeake to the Courts of Europe: Baltimore Women Who Married Royalty Series” Performance Series featuring Cherie Weinert as Rosalie Stier
Sunday, March 6, 2011

2 pm
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore
Tickets are $30 per performance / $100 for series of four (optional Champagne Brunch at the Mansion is $35 more per person all inclusive)

Actress Cherie Weinert presents this dramatization of Rosalie Stier. She fled with her aristocratic family to America during the French Revolution and later married George Calvert, the grandson of the 5th Lord Baltimore. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dale Whitehead, Executive Director of The Engineers Club of Baltimore, at 410-539-6914, ext. 106, or dale@esb.org.

Girl Power! Reach for the Sky
Sunday, March 6, 2011

3 - 5 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an official supporter of this event presented by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, Maryland Space Business Roundtable, and Multinational Development of Women in Technology (MDWIT). This free event encourages girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and includes hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays, and career representatives from a variety of STEM industries. To register, or for more information, contact www.jhuapl.edu.

WGC's 2011 Annual Meeting ~ "Voices of Empowerment"
Monday, March 7, 2011
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Howard County Nature Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock

SAVE THE DATE...The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County's 2011 Annual Meeting. "Voices of Empowerment" presented by featured keynote speaker, Rachel Garbow Monroe, President of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. For more information email: womensgivingcircle@verizon.net

“Women’s Art, Women’s Vision: Over 50 & Fabulous”
March 7 – April 1, 2011

World Trade Center in Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore

The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center will highlight Maryland women artists with an art exhibition in conjunction with Women’s History Month. “Women’s Art, Women’s Vision: Over 50 & Fabulous” will be on display at the World Trade Center from Monday, March 7 – Friday, April 1. A reception with the artists takes place Tuesday, March 8, 5 – 7 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Sponsored by AARP Maryland, “Women’s Art, Women’s Vision: Over 50 & Fabulous” showcases artwork by Maryland women artists over the age of 50. All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and proceeds benefit the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. Select artists exhibiting include Janet Freedman, Loretto Gubernatis, and Stephanie Hopkins of Baltimore; Wilhelmina Burress and Eileen Williams of Columbia, Md.; Diane Wieder of Ellicott City, Md.; and Ellie Tryon of Bel Air, Md. For more information, call 410-767-0675.

Women’s History Month Presentation by L. Tammy Duckworth
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Elkton Station, Room 221

In recognition of Women's History Month, Cecil College's Elkton Station Diversity Team is hosting a free presentation by Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs L. Tammy Duckworth at 10 a.m. March 8, in Room 221 of Elkton Station. Nominated by President Obama to serve in her current position, Duckworth was confirmed by the Senate on April 22, 2009 and sworn in two days later. As assistant secretary, she represents and advises the secretary of veterans affairs on matters relating to media and public affairs. She directs departmental communications and oversees programs relating to intergovernmental relations, homeless veterans, consumer affairs, and the department's six national rehabilitative special event programs. Since her appointment, she has consolidated VA's outreach programs and created the Office for New/Social Media, the Office for Tribal Governments and the VA Outreach Office. For more information, contact Laney Hoxter at 410-287-1043 or lhoxter@cecil.edu.

WOMTEC Lipstick, Lattes & Laptops Event
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tradeshow and Networking 10:00am-3:00pm; Lunch and Speakers 12:00pm-2:00pm
Pikesville Hilton, 1726 Reistertown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Cost: $39 member; $49 guest

Spend the day with amazing women and recharge your networking. This event is so much more than a luncheon, this dynamic program will ignite your business, reveal the secrets to achieving your goals, all while maintaining focus and balance. You will leave empowered, educated and motivated more than ever before with event speakers like, Deborah Owens, Wealth Coach & Author of "A Purse of Your Own", on financial empowerment, Kathleen Hawkins, founder of WOAMTEC, on networking & business, and Linda Schenk, Social Media Coach on networking & social media. The Lipstick portion of this conference will be taught by industry experts on how to throw those big girl shoulders back, put on some lipstick and get the attitude required for success. The Latte section of the event will caffeinate your business by rebranding, reviewing, and renewing your marketing outlook. Lastly, the Laptop portion will reveal the tools and technology needed to create a strong web presence, an efficient company, and discuss how to use viral and automated marketing to grow your business. Most importantly, taking the time to unplug your laptop and reconnect with people. For more information, feel free to email Women on a Mission to Earn Commission at info@woamtec.com or visit them at http://www.woamtectimonium.com/confident-woman-tour-2011/.

International Women’s Day Celebration
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

5 pm – 7:30 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal Church 106 W. Church Street , Frederick
Cost: $5

The Ausherman Family Foundation, Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and Hood College have teamed up to bring Frederick’s First International Women’s Day Celebration to All Saints’ Episcopal Church on March 8, 2011. Although 2011 is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, this non-denominational celebration will be the first of its kind in Frederick. The event will feature The Glow Project Movie, and will benefit the Women of Hope Project, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2001 whose mission is to free families in war-torn Afghanistan from poverty and oppression by providing a hand-up vs. a hand-out. Originally established for women by women to help them build businesses and become self-sustaining, vocational training is now offered to men, and hundreds of children have returned to school. Tickets are just $5 each and can be purchased here.

 Girl Scouts Women’s Leadership Forum
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
5 pm – 8:15 pm
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center

Four local women authors will share the stories behind their books at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s 5th annual Women’s Leadership Forum, Wednesday, March 9, 2011, from 5 pm – 8:15 pm at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. Themed after Girl Scouts new Journey handbook series, “It’s Your Story –Tell It,” each author will share how they developed the stories they were compelled to write. Cost for adults is $25; students are asked to bring 2 canned food items in support of Girl Scouts’ Harvest for the Hungry campaign. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Clarke Fitzmaurice at cfitzmaurice@gscm.org.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

8:30 – 10 am
National Wildlife Visitor’s Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost is $30 pre-paid for BWCC and Bowie members; $45 for nonmembers and members at the door

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) and Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce host this special performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson in support of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Kate Campbell Stevenson brings to life three dynamic women from American history in this one-woman musical. For more information and/or to register to attend, call 301-725-4000, 410-792-9714 or 301-262-0920, or visit www.bwcc.org or www.bowiechamber.org.

10th Anniversary Women’s Expo & Conference
Conference - March 10-11, 2011 (Aloft BWI Hotel, Linthicum, MD)
CCBC Women’s Expo - March 12-13, 2011 (800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD)

Women’s Expo Forum in conjunction with the CCBC Enterprise Institute presents the 10th Anniversary Women's Expo and Conference, an event designed to educate, strengthen and empower women business owners. Each year, the Women’s Expo attracts more than 1,000 attendees and more than 150 exhibit booths offering information on diverse business and financial issues as well as health and wellness initiatives. The pre-conference features two days of speakers, book signings, poetry readings, networking opportunities and special workshops. Click here to learn more about the conference schedule, registration fees and speakers.

Tenth Annual ATHENA Award Women's Leadership Breakfast
Friday, March 11, 2011

8 am – 9:45 am
Richlin Ballroom at Harford Community College, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood
$35 per person

Come celebrate our local women leaders! Since the program’s inception in 1982 more than 6,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and most recently the United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Pat Hogan at 443-417-4176.

Anne Frank and Beyond: Using Diaries to Teach about the Holocaust
Friday, March 11, 2011

8 am – 1 pm
The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Bearman Campus, 15 Lloyd Street Baltimore

This special program will be led by Christina Chavarria of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Breakfast and light fare provided. There is no charge to attend this workshop. To RSVP, fill out the form and send it to Jeanette Parmigiani at jparmigiani@baltjc.org by March 8, 2011.

Out of the Blue Aviation - Fly It Forward Event
Saturday, March 12, 2011

9:30 am
Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick

The pilots of Frederick Municipal Airport are inviting all women — young and old — for a FREE flight as well as to see all the amazing opportunities that aviation has to offer. Patty Wagstaff’s DVD we will have playing in the registration room. Prizes will be given away to some attendees. Participating pilots will receive a $0.50 per gallon of gas discount! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Register today by clicking here.

Art Workshop: Paper Bead Bangles (Ages 6-12)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Museum admission required

Create handmade paper bead bangles using recyclable material such as wrapping paper and glossy magazine pictures. This program is in conjunction with Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists.

Harriet Tubman Annual Banquet
Saturday, March 12, 2011
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harriet Tubman Museum, 424 Race Street, Cambridge

Celebrating a scout, a spy, a nurse and an abolitionist. Held at Elks Lodge, 618 Pine Street, Cambridge, Maryland. There will be a guest speaker. A donation of $25 will be accepted at the door. 3-6pm, Saturday, March 12. Sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Organization, Inc. Contact Donald Pinder at 410.228.0401 or 410.228.8253.

Fabulous Moms Women's Small Business Expo
Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 12: 9 am -5 pm; March 13: 8 am – 6 pm
The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Free admission to the Expo

America’s biggest spending block, women consumers and the fastest-growing business segment, “mompreneurs,” will convene at the Mall in Columbia. Fabulous Moms: Women's Small Business Expo brings together extraordinary business women to showcase exceptional products, foods, and services. This exciting event features a showcase of mom-owned businesses, interactive workshops geared toward varying levels of mom entrepreneurs, impactful keynote speakers, numerous networking opportunities, acknowledgement of outstanding mom entrepreneurs, a celebrity appearance and a fashion show. If you have any further questions, contact 443-540-3121 or email ngermain@mjgcommunications.com.

Life's Journeys Writing Workshop with Yvonne J. Medley
Saturday, March 12, 2011
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Museum admission required

This Workshop covers writing techniques and examines Maryland biographies written by Ethel Ennis, Verda Welcome and Mary Carter Smith. For further information please call 443-263-1800

Patriots & Petticoats - Civil War Talk
Saturday, March 12, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Q&A
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Delaplaine-Randall Room, 48 E. Patrick Street, Historic Downtown Frederick

Betsy Estilow, President of the Board of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine's Board of Directors and Co-Founder of the Society of Women and the Civil War will speak on certain select women of the South and their contribution to Civil War Medicine. For further information please call 410-695-1864x14. Members and Active Volunteers of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Pry House Field Hospital Museum are admitted free.

The Vagina Monologues
Saturday, March 12, 2011
7:00 pm
Pascal Theater, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold
Cost: $7.00

A faculty/student production of Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Annapolis YWCA to support their domestic violence and sexual assault awareness programs. For further information please call 410-777-2457 or email: hrellihan@aacc.edu

CCBC Women's Expo
Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011
10 am - 5 pm both days
Community College of Baltimore County, Athletic and Wellness Center (L Building), 800 Rolling Road, Catonsville

Visit more than 150 exhibit booths by and for women and men.  Guest speakers at this annual event sponsored by AAWCC (American Association for Women in Community Colleges) offer education and information on diverse business and financial issues as well as health and wellness initiatives. In celebration of the Expo's 10th anniversary, admission is free. For further information please visit http://www.womensexpomd.com

Women's History Film
Monday, March 14, 2011
5:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore

View a film to celebrate the theme of Women's History Month, Our History is Our Strength.

Women in the Arts Celebration
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
3:30 pm
Pascal Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold

This event is a Juried Art Exhibit and Celebration featuring work of AACC faculty, staff, and students. Artists' talk, dance performance, and Bridget Sullivan visiting artist presentation. For further information please call 410-777-1970 or email: jfinnegan@aacc.edu or visit www.aacc.edu/visualarts/artofwomen.cfm

Cumberland Business and Professional Women's Club Hosts Historian Albert L. Feldstein
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
6:00 pm
PriMeridian Restaurant, "Downtown Mall", 69 Baltimore Street, Cumberland

The Cumberland BPW will be hosting a presentation by historian Albert L. Feldstein on local and regional women's history at their next dinner meeting on March 15, 2011. This presentation is based upon a website developed in 2007 in partnership with the Western Maryland Regional Library (WHILBR). This website may be viewed at www.whilbr.org/AlleganyWomen/index.aspx  For additional information on attending this dinner meeting and presentation please call Cuberland BPW President Cathy Carpenter at 301-729-4141

The Morgan State University Women with Toya Corbett
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
7:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: $5; free for members and volunteers

Toya Corbett speaks about the Morgan State University Women (MSUW), a group that has assisted the Morgan community with scholarships, tuition and support services for over 70 years. For further information please call 443-263-1800

Who's That Lady?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
4:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Edmondson Ave. Branch, 4330 Edmondson Ave. Baltimore

Ages 6-12. Learn about Women's History Month and women who were pioneers in their fields

Sisters Academy- An Inner City School Preparing Girls to be Our Future Leaders
Thursday, March 17, 2011

6:30 pm
Grace Methodist Church, at the corner of N. Charles St. and Northern Pkwy, Baltimore

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Baltimore will hold their March meeting to discuss how Sisters Academy, is preparing inner city girls to be future leaders. Sisters Academy is an independent Catholic middle school for girls (grades 5 – 8) from low income neighborhoods in Baltimore. The purpose of this tuition-free school is to educate girls who would not otherwise have access to an engaging and challenging middle school environment.
Come hear Sister Delia Dowling, President of Sisters Academy, speak and learn more about this unique learning community and opportunities to touch the lives of these youths. Download the event flyer here. To RSVP, email janeliz@verizon.net.

25th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon
Thursday, March 18, 2011

11:30 am
Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt
Cost: $35

This annual celebration highlights the service of women in Prince George’s County Government and the extraordinary achievements of American woman. The coveted Gladys Noon Spellman Award will be presented to a deserving Prince George’s County Government woman whose career and dedication to service closely parallels that of the late Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman, a celebrated public servant for more than two decades. In addition, Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship recipients will also be recognized. Doors open at 11:30 am. For additional information about the awards and luncheon, call or contact Ja’Net Lyons, Office of the County Executive, at jlyons@co.pg.md.us.

AAUW College Park ~ "Stop Harassment"
Saturday, March 19, 2011
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Old Parish House/Women's Club, 4711 Knox Road, College Park

The AAUW College Park welcomes speaker Holly Kearl, a National Street Harassment expert, writer, and nonprofit professional based in the Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Kearl's work has been cited by United Nations, CNN, Washington Post and many other publications. She is the author of Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women and Girls. Ms. Kearl is also a Senior staff member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Ms. Kearl's book draws on the experiences of more than 800 women from 23 countries.  It explores the societal contexts in which street harassment occurs, and the role of factors such as race and sexual orientation. This book offers strategies on how to address and end harassment. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for this event to poundsa1@verizon.net

Dolen Perkins-Valdez Book Signing
Saturday, March 19, 2011
1:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Free program

In her debut novel, Wench, Dolen Perkins-Valdez explores a dark period of American history by chronicling the lives of four enslaved mistresses who meet at the same summer resort in Ohio with their masters. For further information please call 443-263-1800

International Women's History Month Literary Festival
Saturday, March 19, 2011
1 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Four women writers from across the globe discuss the intersection of place, time and culture in literature and in the lives of women.  The conversation will be moderated by Linda A. Duggins, Hachette Book Group. The writers participating in this program are Victoria Brown, Minding Ben, Jasmin Darznik, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life, Sarita Mandanna, Tiger Hills, Tanya Wright, Butterfly Rising. This event is presented in partnership with the Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival and the Baltimore Times.

Meet Senator Barbara Mikulski
Sunday, March 20, 2011
2 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Senator Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate, will talk about "Women of the Senate: Making History, Changing History."  Meet and talk with Senator Mikulski at a reception immediately following the program.

Sundays @ 2 Films*
Sunday, March 20, 2011
2:00 pm "Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt" (28 minutes)
2:30 pm "Betye & Alison Saar: Conjure Women of the Arts" (28 minutes)
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Museum admission required

Examine the personal and artistic relationship between mother and daughter.
*In conjunction with Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists, with an introduction by exhibition curator Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson. For further information please call 443-263-1800.

Women in Wine: Tasting Featuring Women Wine Makers!
Monday, March 21, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Iron Bridge Wine Company, 10435 Maryland 108, Ellicott City
Cost: $50

The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County invites you to join us for a special evening of socializing and fundraising at the Iron Bridge Wine Company in Ellicott City.  The Iron Bridge University presents an evening of Women in Wine: Tasting Featuring Women Wine Makers! The ticketed evening includes wine tastings and education along with plate snacks from the Iron Bridge kitchen. Guests are welcome to enjoy additional wine and meal selections from the menu as priced. Half of the event ticket sales, 20% of wine purchases and 10% of dinner sales will be donated to the WGC. A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Please register early to ensure your spot! For more information, contact Kristin Metz-Mentz at womensgivingcircle@verizon.net or 410-730-7840.

NAWBO Unexpected Success-Picking up the Pieces
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Rolling Road Golf Club, 814 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21228
Cost: $32 Member; $47 Non-Member (Register before March 16th to avoid the late fee)

The event will include guest speaker, Mary Lynne Carraway President of Team Washington, Inc. and a Franchisee of Domino's Pizza LLC. Mary Lynne Carraway oversees the operation of fifty-seven of the most successful Domino's Pizza stores in the system. Ms. Carraway's ascension to President of Team Washington did not follow a typical career path. She attended Brigham Young University, worked in hotels and entertainment and spent 10 years in the fashion industry. She thought she had found her dream job when she married David Carraway, and they started their family. In 2004, Frank Meeks, founder of Team Washington, Inc. passed away. Two and a half years after he took over the company, her husband, David, lost his battle with brain cancer. Join Ms. Carraway as she shares her inspirational story with us and gives us a new understanding about the importance of planning. If you have any further questions, contact the National Association of Women Business Owners at 410-876-0502 or email info@nawbobrc.org.

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Center Club, 100 Light Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Cost: $30 chamber members; $40 non-members

The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce is holding a luncheon with Founder and President of Murthy Law Firm, Sheela Murthy. Sheela Murthy is a Harvard Law School graduate and renowned leader in U.S. immigration law. Ms Murthy received the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2009, the Philanthropist of the Year, United Way of Central Maryland, 2009 and many other awards and accolades. She is also on the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and a Certified WBE, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Her mission is to help people achieve their American Dream. For more information, or to register to attend, visit www.baltimorecitychamber.org/chamber-events.

Roadmap to the Boardroom 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

7:30 am - 9:30 am
Doyle Hall, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 (Enter parking lot from Homeland Avenue)
Cost $45 through March 11; $55 after March 12

One Woman's Journey to the Top Ranks of Corporate America and Steps that Some in Corporate America are Taking to Change the Landscape. Featuring keynote remarks by Jane E. Shaw, Ph.D, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Intel Corporation and Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aerogen, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. The event will also include the announcement of Network 2000's 2011 Business 2000 Award as well as the Presentation of the 2011 Report, "Census of Women Board Directors in Maryland." For more information, or to register to attend, visit http://www.network2000md.org/women_on_boards.

Issues Affecting Hispanic and Latina Women Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

12 pm – 1:30 pm
One Dupont Circle, 8th Floor Kellogg Room, Washington DC

The growing segments of the Hispanic population, according to the U.S. Census, are 29.3 million Mexican Americans, 4.1 million Puerto Ricans, 1.5 million Cuban Americans and 1.2 million Dominicans.
The Clearinghouse on Women's Issues will host a panel discussion addressing the issues that affect these women; challenges facing young girls in these populations; and the collaboration or lack of contact with major feminist organizations. The panel also will review the development of Hispanic women’s organizations in the United States. Carmen Delgado Votaw, member of the Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues and member, Board of Directors of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc., will moderate the panel discussion. Alma Morales Riojas, President and CEO of MANA, a Latina organization, will speak about Mexican American and other Latina women. Alicia Diaz, Director, Office of the Cuban National Council, will speak about Cuban-American women. Free and open to the pulic. Bring brown bag lunch, soft drinks available from a machine.

Women’s History Month Program
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

12:00 pm
Maryland Department of Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore

The Maryland Department of Environment welcomes speaker Ellie Elgin, Director of Outreach for the Maryland Commission for Women and Community Outreach Chair and Docent Chair of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, for a special program honoring Women’s History Month.

Women's History Month Trivia Game
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

10:30 am
Enoch Pratt Library, Cherry Hill Branch, 606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore

Ages 6-12. Listen to stories about famous women and match well-known facts about the women with the actual persons. Compete individually or as teams.

Worcester County Commission for Women Celebrates ~ "Our History is Our Strength"
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

11:00 am
Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street, Ocean City
Cost: $35 per person

Join the Worcester County Commission for Women as they celebrate and honor several local women as Woman of the Year, the Past, and of Tomorrow. The festivities include luncheon, awards, music, exhibitors and raffles. Please make checks payable to FWCCW and mail to Friends WCCW, P.O. Box 1712, Berlin, MD 21811. For more information call: 410-208-2569 or 410-208-1272. All proceeds benefit the McGuffey Bookworm Club.

Herstories
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
1:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Walbrook Branch, 3203 West North Ave., Baltimore

Ages 6-12. Bunjo Butler presents African-American stories and proverbs celebrating Women's History Month.

Women Take the Lead
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
6:30 pm Networking and Light Supper; 7:30 pm Program
Bowie Center for the Performintg Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie
Cost: $20 for ages 6-21 and $30 for all others (registration deadline: March 5)

DanceIn Time Productions, under the direction of Barbara Bernstein, Ph.D., present a program with women both leading and following in a variety of Latin dances. This special event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Laurel, Business and Professional Women of Southern Prince George's County, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Committee, and Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton. For further information and to purchase tickets in advance please call Kelly Pierce at 301-613-4329.

“Girls Night Out” Preview Party for the Boutique Warehouse Sale
Friday, March 25, 2011

7 pm - 10 pm
Timonium Square, 2135 York Road, Timonium
Tickets: $20

Join The Junior League of Baltimore and the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center for a girls night out at the Boutique Warehouse Sale preview party. Sponsored by Baltimore Style Magazine, the event will have cocktails, food, music, modeling, raffle items, goody bags and of course, shopping! To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.jlbalt.org

The Many Faces of Breast Cancer 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
New Psalmist Baptist Church, 6020 Marian Drive, Baltimore

This 17th Annual Educational Symposium is a free event and and open to the public. It offers an opportunity to see and hear keynote speakers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her mother Nina C. Rawlings, MD, a 20 year breast cancer survivor. Additional events scheduled are: Learning how breast cancer impacts you and those in your community; Hear from local physicians and nurse experts in the field; Connect with valuable resources at our community organization and hospital exhibition; Celebrate sisterhood and survivorship. Advanced registration is required as capacity is limited. Please register by calling 410-938-8990 or online at  http://www.komenmd.org/site/c.ddJIKPNnFkG/b.2562827/k.BC1C/Educational_Events.htm

Art Workshop: Stone Mosaics (Ages 9-12)
Saturday, March 26, 2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Museum admission required

Design your own stone mosaic using pebbles and rocks. Children will sketch a pattern and form a colorful mosaic using a cardboard mold. This program is in conjunction with Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists. For further information please call 443-263-1800.

Associated Black Charities Presents an Afternoon With Soledad O'Brien
March 26, 2011

3:00 pm
The Radisson at Cross Keys, 5100 Falls Road, Baltimore

Join the Associated Black Charities (ABC) for an event, Celebrating the Journey of Women, featuring a book signing with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien. All books must be pre-ordered at $30.00 per book. Please click here to purchase. For more information, contact Christal Jackson at cjackson@abc-md.org.

Women's History Month Trivia
Monday, March 28, 2011 - Thursday, March 31, 2011
12:00 Noon
Enoch Pratt Library, Herring Run Branch, 3801 Erdman Ave., Baltimore

Do you think you know these ladies? Play the game to win prizes.

Test Your Knowledge of Women's History
Monday, March 28, 2011
5:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Herring Run Branch, 3801 Erdman Ave., Baltimore

Ages 6-12. Join a rousing game-show style Women's History challenge.

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

5:30 pm
President's Conference Room East I and II, Miller Senate Office Building II, Bladen Street, Annapolis
Cost: $30 per adult; $10 per child (10-15 years old); children under 10 are free

Established by the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland, this annual event honors the 2011 inductees of the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame celebrates Maryland women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and social life of the state, and provides visible models of achievement for tomorrow's female leaders. The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame is housed at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. For more information, or to register to attend, contact the Maryland Commission for Women at 410-767-3049 or e-mail mcw@dhrstate.md.us.

MyCity4Her's March Breakfast Boost
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

9:30 am - 10:45 am
Lynn Brick's Belvedere Square, 5911 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland
Cost to attend is free if MyCity4Her partner or affiliate; guests are $10

A networking event that both non-early risers and working moms can attend that starts with informal networking to allow everyone the chance to get there and settle in with coffee and a light breakfast. The event then goes on to have introductions and business goals, news & moderated discussion on topics to allow women business owners and professionals an opportunity to network, get informed and grow their business in a low key, comfortable environment. Be sure to bring your business cards with you as well. For more information, contact 410-327-9090 or email mycity4herevents@gmail.com.

Symposium on 18th and 19th Century Women’s History
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

9:30 am–3:30 pm
Prince George's Equestrian Center/Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro
$75 registration fee includes lunch, due by March 14, 2011

Over the past two decades, scholars have become increasingly interested in the way early American women defined themselves and how they were defined by the society in which they lived. In order to illuminate this topic, Darnall’s Chance House Museum has invited four speakers as well as organized a theatrical presentation to explore the evolution of female identity in 18th and 19th century America and its impact on the new nation. Speakers: Elisabeth Garrett Widmer, Susan Klepp, Rosemarie Zagarri, and Dr. Jean Russo. Theatrical presentation by Valarie Holmes. Registration Fee: $75 (payable by check or credit card) Contact 301-952-8010 for questions.

 

Bold Women Bingo Challenge
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

4:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore

For ages 6-12. Play Women's History Month bingo and win prizes.

 

Industrious Woman Celebration
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Woman's Industrial Exchange, 333 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

In celebration of National Women's History Month, The Woman's Industrial Exchange honors Betty Cooke as the Industrious Woman of the Year 2011. Come celebrate this innovative artist and entrepreneur whose brilliant jewelry design is appreciated worldwide and whose community outreach and enterprises have impacted generations. It will be a festive evening with local music, food, drink, and special contributions from area jewelry artists. For further information and to register please call Melika Carr at 410-685-4388 or email: melika@womansindustrialexchange.org

Kristie Miller, Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies
Thursday, March 31, 2011
7:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Poe Room, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Kristie Miller presents a rich and complex portrait of Wilson's wifes and shows clearly how both women influenced Woodrow Wilson's life and Career.  Ms. Miller is a research associate at the Southwest Center, University of Arizona, and author of Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman and Ruth Hanna McCormick: A life in Politics, 1880-1944.

Lost River Film Screening
Thursday, March 31, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Decker Theatre at Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College, Chestertown
Cost: Free admission

Join the League of Women Voters of Kent County and the Friends of Anna Ella Carroll for a screening of the new feature film, Lost River. A native of the Eastern Shore, Anna Ella Carroll successfully won entry into the male-dominated realm of 19th century politics, becoming a key military strategist, Presidential advisor, and "unofficial" member of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet during the Civil War. Directed by Jason Urban, Lost River chronicles this little-known Marylander's remarkable life and unsung contributions to the Union cause. For more information, visit www.friendsofannaellacarroll.org


February 2011

AAUW College Park presents "Networking and Other Connections"
Saturday, February 5, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Old Parish House/Women's Club, 4711 Knox Road, College Park

Please join the College Park AAUW and University Students for this opportunity to network with experienced professionals who will provide tips about new careers, how to advance in your current careers and seek opportunities for leadership experiences. This event will provide the chance to develop connections and reach out to a new community of women who have faced layoffs, who want to change careers or who are looking for new ways to make a difference in their lives. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information or questions please email Poundsa1@verizon.net

“From the Chesapeake to the Courts of Europe: Baltimore Women Who Married Royalty Series” Performance Series featuring Dr. Mary Jeske, editor of the Carroll Papers, describing the Caton Sisters
Sunday, February 6, 2011

2 pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore
Tickets are $30 per performance / $100 for series of four (optional Champagne Brunch at the Mansion is $35 more per person all inclusive)

Dr. Mary Jeske, editor of the Carroll Papers, describes the extraordinary lives of the Caton Sisters, Elizabeth, Louisa, and Marianne. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dale Whitehead, Executive Director of The Engineers Club of Baltimore, at 410-539-6914, ext. 106, or dale@esb.org.

MWHC at University of Maryland Women's Basketball
Sunday, February 6, 2011

12:00 p.m.
Comcast Center at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland Women's Basketball hosts the Maryland Women's Heritage Center on Sunday, February 6, as the Lady Terps take on NC State at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Game time is 12 noon, and doors open at 11 am. The Maryland Women's Heritage Center will be included on in-game announcements and will have a display table set-up in the Concourse with information/literature about the Center!
General admission tickets can be purchased at the Comcast Arena in advance or on the day of the game. For single tickets (cost is $10 for adults for general admission and $8 for youth and senior citizens), call 1-800-IM-A-TERP, or for group orders of 20 or more, contact Maryland Sports Marketing at 301-314-1339 or mdsportsmarketing@umd.edu.

AAUW Baltimore Branch ~ Valentine's Day Luncheon
Saturday, February 12, 2011
12 Noon
Peabody Room, Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, W. University Parkway & N. Charles Street, Baltimore
Cost: $15.00

Please join the AAUW Baltimore Branch as they present a short talk on "The unsung work behind every gorgeous Hubble Telescope image". They will also hold a raffle to raise funds for AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund. The luncheon menu includes nibbles, caesar salad, stuffed shells in tomato sauce, chicken marsala, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. Please RSVP to janeliz@verizon.net. Reservations and checks are due by February 5, 2011. Please make check payable to AAUW Baltimore, and mail to Ms. Berta Brightman, 505 1/2 Sudbrook Lane, Baltimore 21208. For further information visit www.aauw.org or http://aauw.baltimore.googlepages.com/

A Legacy in the Visual Arts: The Scott-Caldwell Tradition
Saturday, February 19, 2011
2:00 pm
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore

Artist Joyce J. Scott shares how visual arts traditions that spans three generations of women in her family have shaped her into the artist that she is today. Ms. Scott discusses current works exhibited in Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists. For further information please call 443-263-1875 or visit www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org

Peace Study Center Book Signing
Monday, February 21, 2011
1:00 pm
5828 York Road, Baltimore

The Peace Study Center invites everyone to an open house and book signing by Katherine Kenny and Ellie Randrup co-authors of Courageous Maryland Women.  Ms. Kenny and Ms. Randrup will discuss their book by highlighting several of the Maryland women they have written about. Admission is free however, they ask for an RSVP. Please call 410-435-9188 ex. 112 or email peacestudycenter@comcast.net

January 2011

Museum Visit Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
10 am
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
$5; free for AAUW members

The Baltimore branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosts this inspiring and unforgettable museum visit honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from throughout the state's history to the present. Cost to attend is $5 (free for AAUW members). E-mail janeliz@verizon.net to RSVP by January 12. For more information, visit http://aauw.baltimore.googlepages.com.

Freedom's Sisters
Through Monday, January 17, 2011
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a supporter of this special exhibition celebrating 20 extraordinary African American women who fought for freedom and changed the course of history, including Maryland's Harriet Tubman and Frances Watkins Harper. Organized around the themes of "Dare to Dream," "Inspire Lives," "Serve the Public," and "Look to the Future," interactive stations and images tell the stories of key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders. For more information, visit www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org.

Eliza’s Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary
Book Signing with Award-Winning Children's Author Jerdine Nolen

Saturday, January 22, 2011
2 - 4 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

A meet and greet with award-winning children's author and Ellicott City, Maryland, resident, Jerdine Nolen. This free book launch event celebrates her new book, Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary. For more information, call 410-767-0675 or e-mail mwhcjill@comcast.net

Booklovers' Breakfast
Featuring actress and author Victoria Rowell
Saturday, January 29, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Cost: $40.00 per person
Advance registration required. Registration deadline: 12 a.m., January 26, 2011.
All sales are final. No refunds will be given.
Suggested Audience: Adults and seniors

Victoria Rowell is an advocate, mother, former foster child, versatile actress, and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Woman Who Raised Me. Perhaps best known for her role as the feisty Drucilla Winters on "The Young and the Restless," Ms. Rowell has been nominated twice for a Daytime Emmy and has received 12 NAACP Image Awards. Ms. Rowell also co-starred with Dick Van Dyke on "Diagnosis Murder" for eight seasons. Her first novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, was published in 2010.  In 1990 Ms. Rowell founded the Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan, which enriches foster children through artistic and athletic expression.  For more information on the Bookovers' Breakfast please call 410-396-5494.

Women's Legislative Briefing
Sunday, January 30, 2011
12:30 – 5:30 pm
University of Maryland, Shady Grove Campus (Building II), 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville
$15 per person

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a co-sponsor for the Montgomery County Commission for Women's 31st annual Women's Legislative Briefing. A distinguished group of experts will discuss important legislative initiatives affecting women and families. Legislation in the upcoming sessions of the Maryland General Assembly and the U.S. Congress will be covered. To register to attend, or for more information, contact the Montgomery County Commission for Women at 240-777-8330 or wlb@montgomerycountymd.gov.

December 2010

Frances N. Beckles
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
6:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Frances N. Beckles discusses her new novel, Hop the A Train, a compelling story about the complex and courageous lives of three young African American women who leave behind the racism and oppression of the South for a new life in Harlem. They work long hours at dangerous jobs in war plants and encounter war time espionage, death and betrayal. Frances Beckles, editor, journalist, and retired college professor, grew up in Harlem and Hop the A Train is based on her family's vivid accounts of how their lives were indelibly changed by the events of World War II. For more information, call 410-396-5430 or visit www.prattlibrary.org

WIB Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
8:30 - 10 am
Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
Cost is $25 for BWCC members (pre-paid) and $45 for non-members and BWCC members not pre-paid

Enjoy a light breakfast and meet Marga Fripp, founder of Empowered Women International (EWI). Cost to attend is $25 for BWCC members (pre-paid) and $45 for non-members and BWCC members not pre-paid. To register or for more information, call 301-725-4000 or visit www.bwcc.org.

Freedom's Sisters
Through Monday, January 17, 2011
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a supporter of this special exhibition celebrating 20 extraordinary African American women who fought for freedom and changed the course of history, including Maryland's Harriet Tubman and Frances Watkins Harper. Organized around the themes of "Dare to Dream," "Inspire Lives," "Serve the Public," and "Look to the Future," interactive stations and images tell the stories of key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders. For more information, visit www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org.

November 2010

Freedom's Sisters
Through Monday, January 17, 2011
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a supporter of this special exhibition celebrating 20 extraordinary African American women who fought for freedom and changed the course of history, including Maryland's Harriet Tubman and Frances Watkins Harper. Organized around the themes of "Dare to Dream," "Inspire Lives," "Serve the Public," and "Look to the Future," interactive stations and images tell the stories of key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders. For more information, visit www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org.

Women Suffrage, State and Federal Campaigns
Thursday, November 4, 2010
6:30 pm
The Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring

The Sandy Spring Museum presents: "Woman Suffrage, State and Federal Campaigns" as part of the ongoing museum lecture series honoring the 90th anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage. This series features Dr. Jean Baker, professor of history at Goucher College and author of Votes for Women Revisited (2006). For additional information please email: info@sandyspringmuseum.org or call Nadine Mort at 301-774-0022 or visit: www.sandyspringmuseum.org

Promise Me Book Tour with Ambassador Nancy Brinker
Thursday, November 4, 2010
7 pm - 9 pm
Barnes and Noble, 1819 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore

Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will sign copies of her new book, Promise Me. Ambassador Brinker will be answering questions from audience members, as well. Copies of Promise Me will be available for purchase prior to the event. For more information, visit www.komenmd.org or call 410-938-8990

Baltimore Cash Campaign Financial Fitness Workshop: Closing the Gender Wealth Gap
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
6 - 7 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

This workshop will explore the asset gap that exists between men and women and help participants (especially women) address their personal development and financial empowerment. You will learn how to increase your credit score, pay down household debt, increase your savings, and increase your tax deductions. Registration is free, but space is limited. Call 410-234-2803 or e-mail monica@baltimorecashcampaign.org to register or for more information.

Sisters of Service: A History of the Oblate Sisters of Providence
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
7 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: $5.00, free for members and volunteers.

Sister Reginald Gerdes OSP will share the history of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, pioneers in the Catholic community, who have rendered over 180 years of dedicated service through education, foreign missions and social services.
To register, please call 443-263-1816

Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore ~ 8th Annual Holiday Expo.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington Street, Baltimore

Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore will be hosting its 8th Annual Holiday Expo on Wednesday, November 17, from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Shop for your holiday gifts from WEB-built small businesses. Vendors will offer artisan items, gourmet candies and much more. Shop, network, enjoy refreshments and celebrate the season while supporting locally-owned small businesses and WEB, launching new businesses since 1989. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. For further information email Roberta Creeron at rcreeron@webinc.org or call 410-727-4921

Understanding the New Healthcare Reform Bill
Thursday, November 18, 2010

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

The Baltimore Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), founded in 1894, presents "UNDERSTANDING THE NEW HEALTHCARE REFORM BILL".  AAUW seeks a diverse membership interested in advancing equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, philanthropy and research. Join us as we take a closer look at the new healthcare reform bill and discuss how it will shape both delivery and access to healthcare. Light refreshments served. Please RSVP: janeliz@verizon.net

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland American History and Culture - Freedom's Sisters Programming -
Tracing Female Ancestors
Saturday, November 20, 2010
10:30 am
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Stret, Baltimore
Cost: Free with museum admission

Genealogist Rebecca Koford will open the session with a presentation on how to trace female ancestors in family history. Professor Donna Hollie will share her discovery of a chest containing historical documents linking her to an early 20th century educator Esther Williams Tyler.  During World War I, Tyler served in the Jeanes Fund program which supporter African American education in the south from the early 20th century through 1968. To register please call 443-263-1816

Anna Ella Carroll Recognition Day and World Premiere Film Screening of The Lost River
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Film Screening at 7 pm; Pre-Screening Reception at 5 pm
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 100 Heron Blvd., Cambridge 
Tickets to the film screening are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. Cost to attend both the pre-reception and film screening is $35.
Download the press release

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center has partnered with the Friends of Anna Ella Carroll for the Anna Ella Carroll Recognition Day and world premiere of the film The Lost River, based on the true life story of Anna Ella Carroll. Tickets for the film screening are $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Dorchester County Visitors Center (410-228-1000), Troika Gallery (410-770-9190), or the Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce (410-228-3575). Overnight accommodations can be made directly with The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort at 410-901-1234. In addition, a pre-reception at 5 p.m. includes the film’s producer Bruce Bridegroom, Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, President of Military Women in Service and the driving force to build a memorial to women in military service in Arlington Cemetery, Eastern Shore artist Laura Era, the great grandson of Governor Thomas King Carroll (Anna Ella Carroll's great grand-nephew), Fritz Klein, the actor who played Abraham Lincoln in the film, and Tami Sutton, the actress who played Anna Ella Carroll in the film, as well as other VIPs (cost to attend both the pre-reception and film screening is $35).

 

October 2010

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Starts at 6:00 am (5K run at 8:00 am, 5K walk at 8:30 am, and awards ceremony at 10 am)
Executive Plaza, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley

The largest footrace in the State of Maryland, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure helps to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and funding emerging science to find cures. Of the money raised at the Race for the Cure each year, up to 75% stays in Maryland to fund local programs for women and families. The remaining 25% supports national research to find cures for breast cancer.  For more information or to get involved, visit www.komenmd.org

Maryland Women We Should Know
Saturday, October 9, 2010

2 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

Part of Free Fall Baltimore, a month-long, citywide occasion offering free performances, events, workshops, and exhibits, the Maryland Women's Heritage Center hosts this Living History Series. This performance features Shindana Cooper as the "unknown" slave woman who walked with Harriet Tubman. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-767-0675 or e-mail mwhcjill@comcast.net.

GBC 7th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Registration: 6:00 pm; Program: 7 pm
Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, 101 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore
Cost: $50.00 per person
The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) honors exceptional minority and women-owned businesses and outstanding advocates for minority business development at this annual event. Cost to attend is $50 per person. For more information, contact Chris Fabula at 410-727-2820, ext. 36 or e-mail chrisf@gbc.org

3rd Annual Pink Bag Lunch
Thursday, October 14, 2010
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Maple Lawn Community Center, 7600 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Fulton
Cost: Tickets are $40.00 per person

Success in Style hosts a networking event and fashion show to benefit its mission of providing suits and clothing for disadvantaged women seeking employment. Each guest will receive a bag lunch and a "swag" bag of goodies from the sponsors. Tickets are $40.00 per person. For more information or to register to attend, call 410-750-6475 or visit www.successinstyle.org

The Heart of Maryland Libraries Quilt Display
Thursday, October 14 - Thursday, October 28, 2010
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore

A Project of the Maryland Library Association, this quilt was created by staff from 27 libraries in Maryland. For more information, call 410-396-6053 or visit www.prattlibrary.org

Harriet Tubman Bus Tour & Celebration Walk
Saturday, October 16, 2010
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Bus will depart from from National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
1601 North Ave., Baltimore at 7 am.
Cost: $65.00

Escape from Slavery meant leaving loved ones, enduring a dangerous journey, and facing probable capture and punishment.  The promise of freedom inspired some to take risks and run.  Some of these stories survive and this tour of Dorchester County takes you through the landscapes where they took place. Realize how daring and determined Harriet Tubman and other self liberators were. SPECIAL GUEST: Margaret Locklear as Harriet Tubman - For further information, registration, and tour itinerary please contact: Renaissance Productions & Tours at 410-728-3837 or Renaissance2222@cs.com

The Heart of Maryland Libraries Quilt Discussion
Saturday, October 16, 2010
2 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore

Karen Trennepohl, coordinator of the Heart of Maryland Libraries Quilt Project talks about the creation of the quilt, from the project's conception to the design and stitching of the quilt by 130 individuals from libraries across the state. Sponsored by the Maryland Library Association. For more information, call 410-396-6053 or visit www.prattlibrary.org

Women's Private Pink Party
Saturday, October 16, 2010
7:00 pm
Harley-Davidson of Annapolis, 30 Hudson Street, Annapolis

This ladies only event provides food, fun and a fabulous silent auction. The first 100 participants through the door will receive a free goodie bag.  All silent auction proceeds will benefit Komen Maryland. The event is free to attend, but please RSVP in advance by calling 410-263-3345.

 “From the Chesapeake to the Courts of Europe: Baltimore Women Who Married Royalty Series” Performance Series featuring Molly Moores as Betsy Patterson Bonaparte
Sunday, October 17, 2010

2 pm
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore
Tickets are $30 per performance / $100 for series of four (optional Champagne Brunch at the Mansion is $35 more per person all inclusive)

Actor Molly Moores portrays Baltimorean Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson, renowned for her outrageous behavior in the 1800s. She married Jerome Bonaparte, brother of Emperor Napoleon I of France, and soon after the marriage, Napolean expelled her (pregnant with her first child) and she returned home to Baltimore, splitting her time between the two continents. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dale Whitehead, Executive Director of The Engineers Club of Baltimore, at 410-539-6914, ext. 106, or dale@esb.org.

Susan Fales-Hill
Sunday, October 17, 2010
2:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Susan Fales-Hill talks about her new novel, One Flight Up, and takes us on a comedic romp through the boardrooms, bedrooms and ballrooms of Manhattan and Paris. India, Abby, Esme, and Monique have been friends since their days at Manhattan's Sibley School for Girls. From the outside, these four women seem to be living ideal lives, yet each finds herself suddenly craving more. Susan Fales-Hill graduated from Harvard, wrote for The Cosby Show, and A Different World, and was co-creator and executive producer for the series Linc's. For more information, call 410-396-5430 or visit www.prattlibrary.com

Celebrate Maryland's Legendary Ladies
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Suggested $10 donation, made payable to the Maryland Women's Heritage Center

Maryland Life magazine and the Maryland Women's Heritage Center will honor 10 women who've changed the face of Maryland, and several outstanding women business leaders, at a special networking event. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Morton's The Steakhouse and wines by Elk Run Vineyards. All guests will receive a complimentary gift bag courtesy of the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland and Be Lifestyle Medspa. Click here to register to attend, or call the Maryland Women's Heritage Center at 410-767-0675 for more information.

Top 100 MBEs Award Ceremony
Thursday, October 21, 2010

3 – 6 pm
UMUC Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville

The Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Delaware region’s top 100 minority businesses and women entrepreneurs are honored at this annual event. For more information, call 410-489-7098 or e-mail info@top100mbe.com.

Maryland Women We Should Know
Saturday, October 23, 2010

2 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

Part of Free Fall Baltimore, a month-long, citywide occasion offering free performances, events, workshops, and exhibits, the Maryland Women's Heritage Center hosts this Living History Series. This performance features Harriet Lynn as Ella Shields, the Baltimore-born vaudeville and British Music Hall legend. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-767-0675 or e-mail mwhcjill@comcast.net.

Freedom's Sisters
Saturday, October 23, 2010 - Monday, January 17, 2011

Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a supporter of this special exhibition celebrating 20 extraordinary African American women who fought for freedom and changed the course of history, including Maryland's Harriet Tubman and Frances Watkins Harper. Organized around the themes of "Dare to Dream," "Inspire Lives," "Serve the Public," and "Look to the Future," interactive stations and images tell the stories of key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders. For more information, visit www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org.

Boomers & Business 101: Second Stage Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
6:30 pm
Federal Hill Training Facility, 118 Light Street, Suite 101, Baltimore

Boomers, especially women, are expected to create the next economic wave as they start small businesses to supplement retirement income AND create meaningful second careers. Is entrepreneurship the answer for you? Attend a free workshop for some answers. Learn the five most important things that Boomers (and beyond!) need to know if they are thinking about starting a business. Attendees will leave with practical tools and tips for getting started. The workshops will be presented by Joanne Saltzberg, CEO of Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, a leading expert on business planning and women’s economic issues. For more information, call 410-727-4921, e-mail rcreeron@webinc.org, or visit www.webinc.org

The Heart of  Maryland Libraries Quilt Display
Friday, October 29 - Monday, November 22, 2010
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

A project of the Maryland Library Association, this quilt was created by staff from 27 libraries in Maryland. For more information, call 410-396-5430 or visit www.prattlibrary.org

Maryland Women We Should Know
Saturday, October 30, 2010

2 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

Part of Free Fall Baltimore, a month-long, citywide occasion offering free performances, events, workshops, and exhibits, the Maryland Women's Heritage Center hosts this Living History Series. This performance features Kate Campbell Stevenson as Rachel Carson, noted environmentalist and author. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-767-0675 or e-mail mwhcjill@comcast.net.

 

September 2010

The Power Conference: Women Doing Business!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Bethesda Marriott Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a supporter of this joint event presented by the Women's Business Consortium and several women business organizations of the Washington metro area. The conference addresses hot topics in business, including Business Development and Contracting, Technology and Marketing, and Personal Development for Business Growth, and features over 18 breakout sessions, a large exposition area, a "meet the vendors" one-on-one dedicated area, and a luncheon meeting. For more information, contact Naomi

Afghanistan Update: Beyond the Headlines
Saturday, September 11, 2010
7 pm - 9 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
Donations gratefully accepted.

Fahima Vorgetts, volunteer Director of the WAW Afghan Women's Fund will share stories and photos from her recent trips to Afghanistan in April and August of this year. Ms. Vorgetts will offer first hand observations of the current realities for average Afghans, including the women's groups with which AWF works.  Afghan jewelry and handcrafts will be on sale to support AWF projects. For further informaiton call 443-722-2024 or email aluckste@psych.umaryland.edu

“From the Chesapeake to the Courts of Europe: Baltimore Women Who Married Royalty Series” Performance Series featuring Zippy Larson as The Duchess of Windsor
Sunday, September 12, 2010

2 pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore
Tickets are $30 per performance / $100 for series of four (optional Champagne Brunch at the Mansion is $35 more per person all inclusive)

Twice-married Baltimorean Bessie Wallis Warfield Spenser Simpson became the Duchess of Windsor when in 1937 she married Edward VIII, the King of England. Zippy Larson presents this engaging and lively account of this love story that was not always the fairy tale it seemed to be. Costumes belonging to the Duchess will also be on display. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dale Whitehead, Executive Director of The Engineers Club of Baltimore, at 410-539-6914, ext. 106, or dale@esb.org.

Advocate Through Art:  Works from the House of Ruth Maryland 2009-2010
Monday, September 13 - Friday, October 1, 2010
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

This exhibition is designed to create awareness about domestic violence. The artworks, conceived of and made by survivors of abuse in the agency's emergency shelter, address the myriad issues and warning signs connected with abusive relationships. Accompanying the visual works created by domestic violence survivors is an oral histories project called "What Gives People Power," in which staff, clients and volunteers from the House of Ruth discuss their definitions of power as it relates to their life experience. The exhibition highlights that individuals can break the cycle of violence by giving voice to this issue. For more information, call 410-396-5430 or visit www.prattlibrary.org

Juanita Jackson Mitchell: Crusader for Freedom
Monday, September 13 - Sunday, October 31,2010
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

A travelling exhibit from the Juanita Jackson Mitchell Multicultural Resource Center at Roland Park Country School. This collection includes personal photographs and letters from Juanita Jackson Mitchell. For more information, call 410-396-5430 or visit www.prattlibrary.org

Women in Architecture Symposium
September 14, 2010
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore
University Student Center, Room 212
Cost: Free

Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning in association with The Diversity Committee of AIA Baltimore present "Women in Architecture Symposium." Subject of the symposium is the challenges and opportunities for women architects today.  There is no registration necessary. For further information please email Kathleen Sherrill at ksherrill@sparch-inc.com or call 410-580-9106.

Women of Social Change - Teacher's Workshop
Saturday, September 18, 2010
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Free

In conjunction with Freedom's Sisters Exhibition, educators investigate the role of African American women leaders who played a major part in civil and equal rights issues from the antebellum period to the 1970's.  Women activists examined include Ida B.Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Jo Baker, Constance Baker Motley and Shirley Chisholm. For more information and to register, call 443-263-1829 or e-mail Taylor@maamc.org

An Evening with Kathryn Stockett, Author of The Help
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Reception: 6 -7 pm; Lecture and Book Signing: 7:30 pm
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Tickets are $50 for the reception; $20 for the lecture and book signing

Enjoy an evening with Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, a story of how three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and how women, mothers, daughters, caregivers and friends view one another. The evening begins with a “Meet the Author” reception, followed by a lecture and book signing. Tickets are $50 to attend the reception; $20 for just the lecture and book signing. Visit www.caroline-center.org or call 410-563-1303, ext. 25, to purchase tickets or for more information.

Sheri Parks
Wednesday, September 29,2010
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Sheri Parks, an award-winning teacher and public speaker, as well as associate professor and co-director of graduate studies of the American Studies Department at the University of Maryland College Park, talks about her new book, Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture. Fierce Angels explores the mythology of the "strong black woman" in both black and mainstream cultures and the ways in which it both empowers and burdens women today. In real life and fictionalized entertainment, black women are expected to embrace the dichotomy of the selfless caregiver and unstoppable crusader while neglecting their own needs. For more information, call 410-396-5430 or visit www.prattlibrary.org

August 2010

Baltimore Business Journal Enterprising Women Breakfast
Friday, August 6, 2010
7:30 am to 9:30 am
Martin's Valley Mansion, 594 Cranbrook Road, Cockeysville
Cost is $45 per person; print subscribers pay $40 each; VIP corporate tables are available for $400

Join the "Baltimore Business Journal" for the annual Enterprising Women breakfast and panel discussion. This year's event looks at how women can help themselves succeed in business. A panel includes Casey Baynes, Founder and Executive Director of the Casey Cares Foundation; Sheela Murthy, Law Office of Sheela Murthy; Beverly A. Williams, President and CEO, Sue-Ann's Office Supply, Inc.; and Ellen Yankellow, President and CEO, Correct Rx Pharmacy Services. For registration or more information, contact Christina Feldhaus at 410-454-0500 or cfeldhaus@bizjournals.com

Women's Equality Day Luncheon
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wetlands Golf Course, 740 Gilbert Road, Aberdeen
Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members

Jill Moss Greenberg, Executive Director of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, serves as the keynote speaker for this luncheon presented by the Chesapeake Professional Women's Network. For more information or to register to attend, visit www.cpwnet.org.

Breaking Through The Clouds Documentary Screening
Saturday, August 14, 2010

11 am and 1 pm
College Park Airport Museum, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cover Charge: $5

"Breaking Through The Clouds" is a documentary about the first women's national air race when 20 women raced across the country in 1929 over a nine day span to prove that women could fly. These women became pioneering legends in aviation and continue to inspire anyone who has the courage to follow their dreams. For more information about the film, visit http://www.breakingthroughtheclouds.com/.

Spirited Woman of Baltimore Power Lunch
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

11:30 am - 2 pm
Morton's The Steakhouse, 300 S. Charles Street, Baltimore
Tickets are $50 if purchased by August 10; $60 if purchased after August 10 or at the door

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center supports this annual event, which honors three “Spirited Women” and benefits the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. Hosted by Morton’s The Steakhouse and MyCity4Her.com, tickets are $50 each if purchased by August 10 and $60 each if purchased after August 10, or at the door. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefits the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. For a nomination form or to purchase tickets, visit www.MyCity4Her.com, call 410-327-9090, or e-mail m@mycity4her.com or cm.mba@mortons.com. Nomination forms are also available at Morton’s The Steakhouse located at 300 S. Charles Street in Baltimore. The nomination deadline is June 30, 2010.

Salute the Past! Celebrate the Future!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

7 - 9 pm
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park

This free event celebrates the 90th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified allowing women to vote in all public elections. This special event, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Commission for Women and the Anne Arundel County League of Women, features three local women entrepreneurs, Suzanne Pogell of Womanship – The Sailing School for Women; Alicia Rodriguez, MA, PCC, Executive Coach and President of Sophia Associates; and Ahni Sallaway, designer, artist, and businesswoman, who will share their experiences of how things have changed since women got the vote and what still needs improvement. For more information, please visit www.aacountycw/org.

Women's Equality Day
Thursday, August 26, 2010

10 am - noon (film screening at 10:30 am)
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center hosts an open house celebration in honor of Women's Equality Day and the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Woman Suffrage Amendment. The film, "Votes for Women," will be screened at 10:30 am. Other activities also will take place. For more information about the event, call 410-767-0675 or e-mail mwhcjill@comcast.net

Light Up the Sky for Women's Equality Day
Thursday, August 26, 2010
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rally: 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Candlelight Circle: 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, The White House
Metro Center or McPherson Square Metro Stops
Washington, DC 20500
Cost: Free

Co-hosted by United for Equality, Montgomery County NOW, Responsible for Equality and Liberty (Olney, MD) and Louisiana ERA Coalition. 
Please join us after work to honor the courage and contributions of our foremothers on this 90th anniversary of women's suffrage. We invite organizations, activists and metro area residents to join us in symbolizing our collective interest in social justice for women! For further information contact: Carolyn Cook, United for Equality, LLC, 202-309-1963 or e-mail:  ccook@united4equality.com  Facebook.com/unitedforequality and Twitter.com/united4equality

   

July 2010

Women's Leadership Conference
Saturday, July 24, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hilton
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville
Cost: $110 Registration Includes Luncheon
         $125 Registration with Continuing Education 
         $225 Extended Day for NACW Members (Includes Seated Breakfast, Business Sessions, & Dinner with Keynotes)

Women's Leadership Conference, hosted by the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling & Career Center is a powerful one-day conference offering leadership development and professional training for advocates of women and girls.  Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director, U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau is the Luncheon Keynote Speaker.  Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress is the Morning Keynote Speaker. 
For more information visit:  http://www.nacw.org/conference/?page=one_day

June 2010

Annual Women Spanning the Globe
Thursday, June 3, 2010

8:30 am - registration; 9:15 am - 2:30 pm - program
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
Tickets are $90 per person (early bird) or $125 per person after May 7

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a cooperating partner of this women-only annual event. This year's theme is "The Power of Purpose: Successful Women in International Roles." The keynote address is "Power of Purpose in Brand Building, Company Building and Beyond" by Procter & Gamble’s Marc Pritchard, who was named Ad Age’s No 1 Power Player in 2009. For more information or to register to attend, visit www.wtci.org or call 410-576-0022.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference
"Discovering More Pieces of the Puzzle"
Thursday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6, 2010
Cambridge branch of Chesapeake College, 416-418 Race Street, Cambridge

Learn and exchange information and honor the history of Harriet Tubman in the region of her birth, learn more about the history of the Underground Railroad of the Eastern Shore during this conference.  Keynote speakers will be: Dr. Carole Marks, University of Delaware; and Dr. Kate Larson, Simmons College, Boston.  The conference itself will be held June 5 and 6, with opportunities for touring on June 3 & 6.  An Art Walk will be held on the evening of June 4, featuring artists who have invested their talents to tell the stories of both the slaves and the families who owned the properties through music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Please visit www.tubmanugrr.net for specific event times and various fees.

Women's History Symposium
Sunday, June 6, 2010
10 am - 4 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Tickets are $35 per person

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center and Maryland NOW present a Women's History Symposium discussing the following questions:  "Where were the women?" and "How might history be different if womens contributions were recognized?" Cost to attend is $35 per person. To make a reservation, e-mail MD-NOW@comcast.net or visit www.marylandnow.org.  

WomenFest
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
10 am - 2 pm
Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville

WomenFest, Strong~Savvy~Sage...a wellness event for women.  Join us for this fun, interactive day that focuses on health, wellness, fashion & beauty. Designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthy, and fulfilled lives!  Pre-register by June 9, 2010, to reserve a gourmet box lunch. Suggested lunch donation for attendees over 60 is $3.  All others, lunch is $6. For the complete schedule of the day's events, visit www.howardcountyaging.org and click on Womenfest. For further information, call 410-313-5443 or e-mail glenwoodsc@howardcountymd.gov

Maryland Women's Heritage Center Opening
Saturday, June 19, 2010
10 am - 4 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center officially opens to the public! Hours of operation beginning on this date are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm.

Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, Inc.
Graduation 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
5:30 pm
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, Inc. (WEB) will bring its 20th year of service to a close with another inspiring WEB graduation event honoring 100 of their newest graduates. This event will also feature a WEB Alumni Business Showcase and launch of WEBnet Works, WEB's new membership organization. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Please register online at www.2010webgraduation.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.webinc.org or call 410-727-4921.

Lunch and Learn with Esther McCready
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Noon to 1 p.m.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Admission: $5.00

Esther McCready shares her challenges in applying to the University of Maryland's Nursing School in the 1950s.
Visitors can bring their lunch or purchase lunch from the museum's cafe.
For further information call the museum at 443-263-1800

Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Race begins at 8 am and Kids Fun Run begins at 9 am
Race starts and ends at Rash Field located on Key Highway in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Race entry fee is $30
Kids Run entry fee is $10 through June 1; $15 thereafter
Team entries must be received by Wednesday, June 23

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is proud to sponsor the only female-only race in Baltimore and the second oldest women-only race in the U.S.! Don’t miss the 35th anniversary of the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K, which provides vital fundraising support to women undergoing gynecologic cancer treatments. After the race, enjoy a post-race Festival Village, which will feature free massages and many other exhibits that cater to a variety of women’s interests. For more information, visit www.baltimorewomensclassic.com.

May 2010

Fashion Fever 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010

11:30 am - 3 pm
Grey Rock Mansion, 400 Grey Rock Road, Pikesville
Tickets are $65 per person

A benefit for the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, this event includes a runway show, silent auction, and lunch. Tickets are $65 per person. For more information, contact Debbie Sadlowski at 410-578-5040.

Annual Meeting with Marla Miller, Author of Betsy Ross and the Making of America
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
5:30pm meeting, 6pm guest speaker
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 East Pratt Street
Baltimore

Betsy Ross and the Making of America (to be released April 27th, 2010) is the first scholarly biography of America’s best-known and most-misunderstood seamstress.  The life behind the legend of this iconic American has remained almost entirely shrouded in mists of romance and nostalgia.  In her new book, Marla Miller has recovered the world of Betsy Ross, restoring to view the Revolutionary experience of the Philadelphia craftswoman from her birth in the 1750s to her death more than eighty years later.The meeting will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.  Dr. Miller will be available to sign copies of her book, which will be on sale in the Flag House Gift Shop. For more information visit http://www.flaghouse.org.

YWCA Greater Baltimore Leader Lunch
Friday, May 7, 2010

noon – 2 pm
Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, 101 West Fayette Street, Baltimore

This annual event recognizes and honors women leaders whose vision, energy, and talent combine to create vibrant workplaces and sustain our community. For more information or to register to attend, call 410-685-1460 or e-mail info@baltimoreywca.org.

The 3rd Annual Every Girl Can "Smart Image" Conference and Expo
Saturday, May 8, 2010
9 am - 2:30 pm
Bowie State University
Thurgood Marshall Library
14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie
Admission: Free for girls in 5th - 9th grades
$15.00 for adults

Mothers and daughters come out for this pre-mother’s day event and celebrate being a woman. Educate, motivate and inspire all women to embrace a healthy body image, etiquette, civility, health, and wellness. After attending workshops, and discussions, applaud winners of the essay and poster competitions. Guest speakers include the First Lady of Prince George’s County, Leslie Johnson, Esq. and Janice Ferebee, MSW, the award-winning author of “Got it Goin’ On,” an empowerment handbook for girls.
For more information call: 301-792-2276 or
email: yasmin@everygirlcan.org

The Children's Guild 9th Annual Cabaret for Kids
Saturday, May 8, 2010

6 pm
Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light Street, Baltimore
Tickets are $250 per person

Honoring Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis and his mother Sunseria "Buffy" Smith, this fundraising event benefits The Children's Guild. The evening includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a gourmet seated dinner, silent and live auctions, and an original musical "Every Sunday's Mother's Day" produced and performed by The Children's Guild. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, e-mail killingstadb@childrensguild.org or call 410-522-2585.

April 2010

Carol Burnett
Saturday, April 3, 2010
7:30 pm
The Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore
Tickets are $42 - $72

Carol Burnett, six-time Emmy Award entertainer and star of the long-running CBS variety hour, "The Carol Burnett Show," appears in "Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett: A Conversation with Carol where the Audience Asks the Questions." For more information about this event, including ticket information, visit http://lyricoperahouse.com/Events/CarolBurnett.html

Equal Pay Day
Monday April 12, 2010
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton

Enjoy a panel discussion on Equal Pay Day, co-presented by  Montgomery County Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Montgomery County National Organization for Women (NOW). Network with and learn from distinguished panelists such as Rachel Lyons, director of Public Policy at the BPW Foundation; Meredith Curtis, Public Outreach Director of ACLU; Seth Chase, Field Director of AAUW, and Bonnie Cullison, past President and current Officer of the Montgomery County Education Association. Bring your friends and family and wear red to symbolize how far women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay.

BeDazzle: A Bright Night For GEM (Girls Empowerment Mission) Gala
Thursday April 15, 2010
5:30 - 9:30 pm
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
Tickets are $100 per person

Sunny Hostin, journalist and commentator for CNN, HLN, and Fox, will serve as the evening's speaker for this fourth annual fundraiser to support GEM, an empowerment program providing opportunities and growth experiences for young women. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, visit http://www.gemmaryland.org/.

Rachel Carson House Open House
Saturday, April 17, 2010

noon - 4 pm
Rachel Carson House, 11701 Berwick Road, Silver Spring

Come see and tour the home of Rachel Carson, the founder of the contemporary environmental movement. This afternoon includes presentations, musical performances, video screenings, children's activities, and more. For more information, call 301-593-7507.

Executive Women's Health Breakfast
Thursday, April 22, 2010

8 - 9:30 am
The Carriage House at the Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Come learn about new medical discoveries, network with other women, and meet Johns Hopkins physicians and researchers. This event includes presentations by three faculty members of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who will discuss topics such as breast cancer, heart disease and food as medicine. Space is limited. To register, go to www.hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney/breakfast, or call 410-955-8660 by Monday, April 19.

Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival
April 23-25, 2010
Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College,
7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring

Meet Artists, Volunteers and Members of Empowered Women International at this first ever festival, which includes a series of events, workshops, talk with extraordinary artists, activists and community leaders.
For more information, visit www.humanrightsartfestival.com.

30th Annual Distinguished Women’s Award Reception
Thursday, April 29, 2010

5:30 pm
Baltimore Country Club, 4712 Club Road, Baltimore
Tickets are $75

Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, this event honors five local women: Sandra P. Gohn, Esq., Partner, DLA Piper US LLP; Nancy Longo, Executive Chef and Owner, Pierpoint Restaurant and Catering; Carolyn McGuire-Frenkil, President, Center City, Inc., Gwendolyn D. Skillern, Senior Vice President and General Auditor, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; and Ellen H. Yankellow, Pharm. D., President and CEO Correct RX Pharmacy Services, Inc.; for their exemplary civic and professional accomplishments. The Distinguished Women’s Award Reception is a networking fundraiser that provides support for leadership development programs that the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland offers its 30,000 girl members. To attend the event or for more information, contact Maria Johnson, Vice President, Advancement, at mjohnson@gscm.org.