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Last time page was updated April 30, 2016 7:27 PM

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Avenue Catonsville, MD 21228
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Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Colonial Market Fair Committee is having a Yard Sale!
Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 9:00 – 12:00

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Avenue Catonsvile, MD 21228

Help us raise funds for the 2016 Colonial Market Fair by recycling your gently used treasures to be sold on Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Drop off your items on Saturday, April 9 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  All proceeds from the yard sale will support the BBHPM Colonial Market Fair which will take place on June 11 and 12.  Please visit or call the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum at 410-887-1081 for more information. This fundraiser is sponsored by the Benjamin Banneker Foundation.

*The CMF committee will not accept furniture or large appliances.

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Colonial Market Fair
June 11 & 12, 2016 @ 10am - 4pm

300 Oella Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

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Got Oyster Shells?
We'd love to have them! Our plan is to crush and use them to line the paths of our kitchen garden.
Catonsville Senior Center Upcoming Events
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Catonsville Senior Center

Monday, May 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Law Day
Sign up for free preparation of a Health Care Advance Directive/Power of Attorney. Louis
Weinkam, Jr. of Weinkam & Weinkam has volunteered to prepare this legal health care
document at no charge at CSC. Other POA documents will not be prepared.
Appointments are required and must be made in advance.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Blood Pressure Screening
St. Agnes will be in the library for free blood pressure screenings.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Food Safety
Summer is fast approaching! Learn how to safely select and serve your favorite produce
with new volunteer, Mary Bass.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. Afternoon Dance Party with Pet Rock!
Get social! Singles & couples welcome. Come enjoy dancing with live music by Pet Rock.
Donations appreciated, see Charlie Barrett.

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. Taking Tea:Teatime Across the Centuries with Joyce
Learn about the history of tea and the tradition of taking tea as an afternoon snack or evening
meal. Learn about the differences between high tea, low tea and afternoon tea; the
similarities and differences between popular tea types; and explore the history of
classic tea treats. Joyce White brings her expertise as well as the opportunity to taste
treats following the program.
Registration is required, please sign up in advance at the front desk.

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. Monday Movie Matinee
Join us for the showing of the movie “The Bucket List .”

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Blues Busters, Don’t Worry Be Happy
Growing older involves adjusting to changes that occur as people age. Join Susan Parks for
an interactive discussion on how to choose to be happier in your everyday life.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Brain Boosting Adult Coloring Workshop
Looking for a new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life and awaken
areas in your brain you didn’t know were there? Casina Rice returns for this Adult
Coloring Workshop for seasoned adults, Just bring yourself!

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. Ice Cream Bar Courtesy of Westgate Hills
Stick around after lunch is served for an Ice Cream Bar treat, sponsored by Westgate Hills
Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. Birthday Celebration
Join us to celebrate those having birthdays in the month of May, cake will be served!
All birthday cakes are being sponsored by Brightview Rolling Hills.

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Modell Lyric Opera presents Made In America: The American Songbook
The Modell Lyrica Opera Baltimore will be here to perform popular favorite songs by
American composers. Please join us for this free program!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free Hearing Screenings with
Clarity Audiology and Hearing Solutions
Dr. Mary Carson, clinical audiologist from Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions in
Ellicott City will be providing free hearing screenings as well as refreshments.
Appointments required, sign up at the front desk in advance to reserve your free

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. B-More Prepared for Any Emergency
Learn about personal preparedness for emergency situations, assemble your own
emergency kit, make a plan and discuss with family members what to do if a disaster does
occur. Presented by Baltimore County Dept.of Health.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. Denny Lynch presents Cinco de Mayo!
Photojournalist Denny Lynch returns with this interactive presentation on the history &
culture of Mexico.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. New Member Orientation
Come and learn about activities, events, resources and more at CSC with Center
Director, Nicole Sheehan.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. Karaoke with Kathy Snello
Join the fun, be a star and have a blast during Karaoke with Kathy Snello!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Keeping Communication Open and Alive
with Grandchildren
The key element to a healthy grandparent-grandchild relationship is communication.
Whether your grandchild lives in your home or 400 miles away, on-going communication is
essential. Join Dr. Frances Bond to discuss how to strengthen communication or renew a
relationship that has ended.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Brain Party: Game Day!
See back page of the May newsletter for details on this Brain Matters Initiative special program!

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Heart Health
Heart Disease is the #1 killer of all Americans. Fortunately, we can change that because
80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Join a
representative from the American Heart Association for this informative program.

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. Karaoke with Charlie and Marie
Join our very own Charlie & Marie for an afternoon of Karaoke!

Monday, May 30, 2016 ALL DAY: CENTER IS CLOSED
CSC will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Saint Agnes Upcoming Events

Saint Agnes Hospital MB 231, 900 Caton Avenue Baltimore, Md.  21229 / 667-234-3218

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Saturday, April 23
Basic Life Support CPR Class
8:30 am – 12 noon
$70.00 (no book)
Registration Required

Saturday, May 7
Babysitting Class
9:00 am – 1:00 PM
Registration Required

Arbutus Senior Center
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855 A Sulphur Spring Arbutus, Maryland 21227 410-887-1410, 410-887-1486 Fax

Current Fitness Center Hours
Monday Thru Friday
Monday’s, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday’s, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday’s, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Special Events
Senior Citizen’s Prom at Catonsville Senior High, Sunday April 17, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Catonsville High School Cafeteria. Free. RSVP to Front Desk by April 7.
Summer Food Safety, Monday, April 18, 12:45 p.m.
Travel Committee Meeting, Wednesday, April 20, 11 a.m.
Spring Fashion Show, Wednesday, April 20, Luncheon - Noon, $10.00, Fashion Show - 12:45 p.m. Clothing Sales after Fashion Show. RSVP by April 11.
Blood Pressure Screening, Friday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Salute To Roy Orbison, Friday, April 22, 12:45 p.m.
Book Club Meeting, Monday, April 25, 1 p.m., reviewing “Front Stoops In The Fifties”
Hearing Screening, Wednesday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call for an appt.
Oral Cancer Screening, Wednesday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call for an appt.
2nd Annual Health/Wellness Fair At Arbutus Rec Ctr., Thursday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch And Learn With Dr. Yapp, Thursday, April 28, Noon, free, RSVP by April 14.
Lunch And Learn At Matthews 1600, Friday, April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $59.00.
Patrick Heline speaks on the Maryland State House. RSVP by April 21.
Needlecraft Swap, Friday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring in your unwanted needlecraft items. Find items you need or want.
Vision Screening, Friday, April 29, 10 a.m. to Noon. Sponsored by Md. Society For Sight. Call for an appt.
Make A Trinket Dish With Kristin, Friday, April 29, 12:45 p.m.

Girl Scout Day at Banneker
April 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum 300 Oella Ave Catonsville, MD 21228

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Girl Scout Day at Banneker

oin us to earn the Brownie Try-it “Life in Colonial Times” or the Junior “Colonist Badge” with hands-on activities related to Mr. Banneker’s life. Dress for the weather as most activities will be outside. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy following the program (optional). (New Jersey Council’s Own Try-it or Junior Patch is included in the cost.)
Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts
$6 per scout (2 leaders per troop at no charge, additional adults $3 per person)
Advance registration required… 410-887-1081 or
Join us for our 3rd Annual Skill Share Festival
Saturday, April 16, Noon – 4 pm

United Immanuel Church of Christ (1905 Edmondson Ave).

Attend workshops on permaculture, composting, beekeeping and fermentation, with mini-sessions on raising chickens, making homemade dog treats and using essential oils.

All festival attendees will have the chance to be a Catonsville Cooperative Market “member for the day.” Shop in our food market, taste food samples from our vendors and sign up to become an official member (if you like what you see).

And there’s more – enjoy kids activities, crafts, yoga for adults and kids (featuring Twinkle Twinkle Yoga and Avalon Yoga and Wellness Studio), local vendors, and lunch provided by Greek on the Street.

Tickets are $10 for adults and kids are FREE.

RSVP to attend here on the Skill Share Festival Facebook page
Event is rain or shine.

CSI (Creek Scene Investigation) workshop
on Sunday, April 10, 1-3 pm 
Discover the hidden world of streams!  


Stream Watcher Training - Part 2 - "Creek Scene Investigation"

Learn how you can tell if your favorite stream is healthy or needs help - Come to Sunday afternoon's CSI (Creek Scene Investigation) training! 

                      Learn how simple chemical tests indicate water quality! 

    Locate & examine macroinvertebrates you find in the stream to determine water quality! 

Discover the hidden living world of streams!  This CSI (Creek Scene Investigation) workshop is "hands on" training for PHG stream watchers (and those who want to be stream watchers...) interested in determining the quality of a particular stream! 
This workshop will be held in a stream location where volunteers are taught how to:   

  1. find, collect, sort and identify visible macroinvertebrates (aquatic creatures that are water quality indicators) in a stream/river.  We return them to the stream unharmed once identified!
  2. perform and evaluate some non-hazardous water quality tests and what the results mean!

Why do a Creek Scene Investigation? By learning how to identify water quality through this workshop, you will be able to help us establish a baseline report of "indicators" found through the observation of macroinvertebrates and non-hazardous chemical tests. This will help us evaluate our streams' health and work to rectify any troublesome areas.
Training is free and limited to committed adult volunteers and family members who are willing to monitor a stream within the lower Patapsco River watershed area.

Sunday, April 10, 2016  


1-3 pm


Along a section of the Santee Branch at the dead end of Newburg Avenue near Brandford Road in Catonsville, in the open space area.

CLOSEST ADDRESS FOR GPS:  513 Newburg Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228 (across the street from the site)

Participation is limited to 20 participants  and not applicable for student service hours.

To register, go to:
Volunteer pre-registration is required at all of our events so we will know the quantity of supplies that are needed and to recruit enough PHG stream team members to properly manage this event.  But most important, to give updated information or notification of any cancellation due to severe weather or other emergency!   

Want to know what to expect at a CSI workshop event?  Take a peek at the photos of our volunteers in action last fall at  October 31 Creek Scene Investigation Workshop


Parking will be along Newburg Avenue close to the site.  Look for posted signs.   

Wear comfortable, waterproof shoes and clothes that can get dirty or muddy. We recommend our volunteers wear long pants and shirt,  and waterproof shoes or boots to keep your feet dry!     

We appreciate when you bring your own water/drink. 

Children under 16 are welcome if they are supervised and accompanied by an adult volunteer.  
We hope to see you there!    


A big THANK YOU to the 40 helpers who came out last Saturday in the early morning rain to remove an amazing 1,693 pounds of trash and junk from a section of the East Branch of Herbert Run.  Want to see photos of our heroes in action?  Go to 

Baltimore County Compost Bill & Rain Barrel Sale for residents

Baltimore County will be hosting its annual truckload compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday, April 23. The event will take place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, located at 2200 York Road (at the entrance near the electronic sign). The sale is one-day only, and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine.  Compost bins, valued at $100, will be available for sale at $35 each. Rain barrels, valued at $120, will be available for sale at$50 each. Both prices include tax, and are the lowest prices you will find in Maryland for these items this year. Cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) will be accepted. All items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis (while supplies last), and there are no limits on the number of bins and barrels you may buy. This sale is not limited to residents of Baltimore County. Compost bins are shipped in two pieces, and rain barrels are shipped in one piece; each product will fit in any car.  For more information about this event, visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410.887.2000.






Volunteers needed for Watershed Cleanup in Catonsville


Volunteers needed for Cleanup/Invasives Removal in the Ingleside community of Catonsville

Join us in partnership with the Ingleside Neighborhood Association of Catonsville (INAC) on a project to clean up their streams, storm water management pondand other watershed areas! We will be doing a combination stream cleanup and invasives removal (garlic mustard is throughout the area, as well as English Ivy).
Thanks to INAC President Matthew Riesner who worked closely with us to organize and clean up their community, as well as Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection & Sustainability!
Saturday, April 23, 2016 ! 

10 am-1 pm   Registration is from 9:45 - 10 am - thanks for arriving a little early before the start time so we can begin promptly!


Along a section of Herbert Run, storm water management pond area and open space area in the Ingleside neighborhood in Catonsville.

Closest Address to parking for GPS:   698 Longview Drive, Catonsville, MD 21228   (if street is full and you cannot find a parking place, vehicles may also park at 5700 Executive Drive, Catonsville, MD 21228 in the Beltway West Corporate Center. Look for the posted signs to direct you to parking and PHG stream team leaders wearing bright orange safety vests, who will direct you to registration!

Special thanks to St. Johns Property Management Company who is allowing us to use their parking lot in the event we need extra parking for our volunteers joining us!


To register, go to and look for the link that says "Click here to register for any event"
Age Restrictions
You are welcome to bring your family and friends. Children under 16 are welcome if they are supervised and accompanied by an adult volunteer. 

IMPORTANT:  All parents and/or adults supervising their children must watch their children closely.  No children will be allowed in the storm water management pond area for safety reasons.


What to Wear    
We recommend our volunteers wear a hat, long pants and sleeves, so any prickly underbrush or insects won't bother you, and if we find any sharp scrap metal, you won't get a scrape! Waterproof shoes are a good idea, since you may be in the water and surrounding area which is often muddy! 

What to Bring
We recommend our volunteers wear a hat, long pants and sleeves, so any prickly underbrush or insects won't bother you, and if we find any sharp scrap metal, you won't get a scrape! Boots are a good idea, since you will most likely be in the water and surrounding area which is often muddy! 
Please bring your own work gloves, shovel and any other garden tools that you think will help to remove embedded junk or pull out litter and trash embedded in the stream or underneath underbrush!  If you are interested in removing invasive plants, we will be pulling garlic mustard out from it's roots, so any tools to help remove this invasive plant would be helpful too!

We only have a handful of tools to lend to our volunteers so we really appreciate it when you bring your own (or you will have to share with others). Please write your name on any tools/equipment you bring with you with a permanent marker so in case we find them later, we will be able to return them to you.  If you have a long-handled litter grabber, please bring it!  It will be especially useful!
Before you leave home   
We appreciate and recommend you bring your own water/drink, sunscreen and insect repellent. If you are allergic to insect bites or stings, please bring any needed medications and notify the stream team leader of your allergy.   

There are no nearby public restrooms
. Please be prepared and plan ahead before you leave home!

Hope you will join us!


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We have lots of events coming up! Go to PHG's events website page at where you can click on links to:

  • check upcoming events
  • pre-register for any event
  • check out photos and details about our past events

Check out these family friendly events!
On Friday, April 22, the "20 Minute Cleanup" is an annual Howard County spring cleaning project. Businesses, schools, community groups, neighbors and individuals help keep trash out of the environment.  Participating in the 20 Minute Cleanup is easy.  Just pick a location, ask some people to join you, and then safely pick up the litter that you find.  Use your regular trash and recycling pickup service to dispose of what you collect.  Then please send an email to with the number of people who participated and how many bags of trash and recycling collected.  Pictures are encouraged!  

Stop by and say hello at Patapsco Heritage Greenway's exhibit at Patapsco Valley State Park's "Family Fun Day" on Sunday, April 24. For more information and free admission into the park to attend this event from 10 am - 1 pm, go to

Visit our website at






Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc., P. O. Box 96, Ellicott City, MD 21041

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Moss Workshop
April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum 300 Oella Ave Catonsville, MD 21228

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Moss Workshop

Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park.
Adults and teens
$10 donation to NHSM
Advance registration required… 410-887-1081 or

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