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Baltimore Actors' Theatre  ACTORS GROUP, MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE     Since 1959 BAT  has been a multi-faceted operation.  With a large membership spanning all ages we give our members a year round performing venue locally, nationally and internationally and we provide training in Music, Drama and Dance.  Please visit our website below. Address: The Dumbarton House; 300 Dumbarton Road; Baltimore, MD 21212  (410) 337-8519    Fax: 410-337-8582

BWoodturn126phBaltimore Area Turners  WOODTURNERS, WOOD WORK GROUP      Baltimore Area Turners (BAT), is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). Professional turners and published authors are among our members and our members have a wide range of skills and interests ranging from small utilitarian projects to gallery art.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in woodturning and guests are always welcome.  Please visit:

bballet-126ph2Baltimore Ballet Company  PREMIER BALLET COMPANY IN BALTIMORE    Baltimore Ballet presents world class dancing at affordable prices to dance enthusiasts from the greater Baltimore- Washington region. Audiences can enjoy international stars and up-and-coming, award winning dancers.  Resumes and photos are accepted year round.   10534 York Road, Suite 201  Cockeysville, MD 21030 (410) 667-7974  Also see... Sponsors  News

bcamclut126phBaltimore Camera Club  PHOTOGRAPHERS, MEETINGS, LESSONS, FIELD TRIPS    Founded in 1883 we are the oldest photographic society in the USA.  BCC has been continuously active in promoting the art and science of photography.  We welcome new members at all levels of photographic proficiency.  Everyone is welcome to attend meetings every Thursday (free) at : Mount Washington United Methodist Church, 5800 Cottonworth Ave.  (410) 337-2939   Also see... Sponsors    News

B-FOLK 126Baltimore Folk Music Society  FOLK MUSIC / DANCE GROUP, EDUCATIONAL    The Baltimore Folk Music Society is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk music, dance, and tradition. BFMS sponsors regular dances, concerts, family events, and related activities year-round.  Members receive the BFMS newsletter eleven times per year.           888- 646-BFMS      P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station, Baltimore, MD 21218-0134

b-jazz-alli-126Baltimore jazz Alliance  JAZZ GROUP, MUSICIANS, EDUCATORS, FANS   The goal of BJA is to elevate the role of  jazz in the Baltimore area.  Our membership includes musicians, music educators and music lovers.  We publish a monthly 12-page newsletter and our website below offers an up-to-date jazz calendar for the area.  Also see...  Sponsors    News

b-songwriters-126Baltimore Songwriters Association  SONGWRITERS , CRITIQUES,, SUPPORT       BSA meetings are free and open to the public every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at the Patterson Arts Center, 3134 Eastern Ave.  We offer constructive critique of your songs, mini-workshops, networking, resource sharing, learning and generally a friendly, constructive and supportive atmosphere. Address:  PO box 22496, Baltimore MD 21203     (410)-813-4039    Also see... Sponsors    News

b-th-alli-126Baltimore Theater Alliance  THEATER ARTS ORGANIZATION, MEMBERSHIP GROUP      The Baltimore Theatre Alliance is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and supporting theater in the greater Baltimore area.  For a full description of our mission and for membership information please visit our website below.  Add: 100 E. 23rd Street Baltimore, MD  Phone/Fax  (410) 662-9945   Also see... Sponsors    News

Charclub-tnThe Charcoal Club of Baltimore  LIFE DRAWING / PAINTING, SPEAKERS, EXHIBITS      Established in 1883 the Club continues to support traditional realism in fine art painting, drawing, and sculpture. Members hold art exhibits, maintain a life drawing and painting session, and support a variety of workshops for artists.  The Charcoal Club meets at the Meadow Mill Building, Studio 213, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore, MD 21211.  Please contact us and visit our website.

ch-squares-126Chesapeake Squares  BALTIMORE'S PREMIER SQUARE DANCE CLUB      Chesapeake Squares is Baltimore's premier square dance club. Gays, straights, couples, and singles dance at various levels from beginner through advanced.  Club square dancing is every Tuesday evening from 8 to 10 PM in a fabulous dance space at: The Waxter Center 1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5418 Address:Chesapeake Squares, Inc. P.O. Box 1633, Baltimore, MD 21203-1633

citylit-126CityLit Project  LITERARY ORGANIZATION, WORKSHOPS      Mission: CityLit Project nurtures the culture of literature in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. CityLit creates enthusiasm for literary arts, builds a community of avid readers and writers, and opens opportunities for young people and diverse audiences to embrace the literary arts.  Baltimore magazine called its signature event, CityLit Festival, "a can't miss event on the city's cultural scene.     (410) 274-5691

c-g-dance-126Common Ground Dance Company  DANCE TROUPE, BALLET, JAZZ                                Common Ground Dance Company was created to promote the art of dance through the efforts of a professional regional dance company.  It is a repertoire company performing modern, ballet, and jazz dedicated to: artistic excellence, the mentoring of young dancers and creating public performances that foster the unique value of dance.  The company is in residence at Dancemoves Studio of Dance   (410) 375-1833

create-alli-126Creative Alliance at The Patterson  ART GROUP, ALL ARTS      Since 1995 The Creative Alliance has promoted Baltimore as a dynamic center of art in all genres.  With members ranging from artists and educators to neighbors and supporters, we cultivate community through collaboration.              (410) 276-1651   Fax: 410-276-3206 Add: 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21224  Also see...  Sponsors    News

Excellent Productions  ARTS EDUCATION, ARTS CAREER DEVELOPMENT      The First Faith-Based Theater in Maryland!  Our ultimate goal is to inspire and encourage a new generation of creativity that reflects the beauty and diversity of the African-American culture and our spiritual values.  For more information please contact Ramona Jones- McClain, Executive Director (443) 621-1668 and visit our website.   

gemcut-g-126The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Inc.  GEM CUTTERS, LAPIDARY               We are a non-profit organization that was established in order to allow its members to gain knowledge and skills in gem cutting and in identifying and evaluating lapidary materials. Through trips, exhibitions, and cooperation with other societies, we hope to further our own knowledge and that of the general public. 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 116 Baltimore MD (410) 467-9838

md-lawyers126phMaryland Lawyers for the Arts  ART LAW, COPYRIGHT, CONTRACTS                               Maryland Lawyers for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that provides lawyer referral services and pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible artists and arts organizations.  MLA presents educational workshops and seminars that focus on the legal aspects of arts related issues.  113 W. North Ave. Baltimore MD 21201 (410) 752-1633 Fax 410-752-1090     Also see... Sponsors

pas-th-c126Pasadena Theatre Company  THEATRE COMPANY, GROUP, ACTORS    In 1978, the Pasadena Theatre Company was founded as a regional independent theatre group to involve and educate community members in the joy of live theatre. PTC has evolved into a self-producing and         self-efficient theatrical company that is highly recognized in Anne Arundel County and throughout the region. We produce family oriented entertainment.    P.O. Box 2169Glen Burnie, MD 21060-2169          (410) 440-8460

pioet-in-bPoetry in Baltimore  POETS COMMUNITY, RESOURCES AND EVENTS HUB      PoetryInBaltimore is here to show what an electric, amazing poetry culture we have.  PoetryInBaltimore's primary mission is to make poetry accessible and in demand.  I believe poetry is a necessity for the 21st century. It is a simple haven from the chaos of modern life and a cure for disconnection.  Julie Fisher is the Founder and can be contacted at:

potguild-b-126The Potters Guild of Baltimore  CLUB, GALLERY, INSTRUCTION, WORK SPACE                    We are a cooperative craft center dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of the ceramic         arts. The Guild offers juried membership, a sales gallery showcasing Guild members' work, shared studio/classroom space.We offer a year-round program of classes and workshops for adults & children. Address: 3600 Clipper Mill Road  Baltimore, Maryland 21211 (410) 235-4884

reviewfuse-126Review Fuse  ONLINE WRITING GROUP, WRITING CRITIQUE      Review Fuse provides an online service for writers to have their work critiqued by unbiased writing peers and provide feedback to other writers in return.  Review Fuse provides guided frameworks and inline commenting to make reviewing easy and constructive.  You can also create public or private online writing groups to connect with writers who share your interest.

towsonart-gr-1266Towson Artists Group  HUMAN FORM, PAINT, DRAW, MODELS      The Towson Artist Group is an open art collective that meets once a week to paint and draw the human form. Artists come from Baltimore, Annapolis, and other Maryland areas, and include a broad range of experiences, from beginners to lifelong artists.  For $10 per session everyone if free to attend meetings at Mitchell School of Fine Art, 6247 Falls Road, Baltimore,MD 21209. (410) 296-0233

ukazoobooksUkazoo Book Clubs  READING GROUPS / CLUBS    Ukazoo Books hosts several reading groups which currently meet in the evenings during the last week of each month. Book selections are chosen based on member input, and discussions are held in our intimate reading rooms. 730 Dulaney Valley Rd. Towson, MD 21204  (410) 832-BOOK

ukazoocreative-w-126Ukazoo Creative Writer's Group  CREATIVE WRITER'S GROUP      Need a little inspiration and motivation to get your writing going? The Ukazoo Creative Writer's Group meets on   the first and third Monday nights of every month at Ukazoo. The group is open to new members; advanced registration is required. 730 Dulaney Valley Rd. Towson, MD 21204 (410) 832-BOOK      

wixiwe-ct-126phThe Wixie Children's Musical Theatre  CHILDREN ACTORS, MUSICAL THEATER                   A BAT production since 1965 the Theatre is praised as being  Baltimore's Best Children's Theatre  by Baltimore Magazine. It has appeared at Wolf Trap, the White House for Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Painters Mill and Shady Grove Music Fairs. In residence at the Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre, 13403 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley MD 21030          (410) 771-8427   Annapolis   Washington