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Libertarian Party of Maryland

2000 Events

January 6 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

January 12 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

January 12 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

January 13 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

January 14 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

January 15 (Saturday): 3:00-5:00 pm. Howard county organization. Location: M & D's Country Pub, Ten Oaks Road in Glenelg. Directions: from Columbia, take Route 32 west towards I-70. Once you're past the exit for Route 108, start looking for the traffic light at Ten Oaks Road. Turn left. The Pub will be on your right in a strip shopping center across from the Royal Farms store. If you're planning to come, please let us know by Tuesday evening so that we can order enough food on Wednesday. Please contact Kevin Wolf at 410-750-8531 to confirm. [At the end of this post, I've got a list of tasks we need some volunteer help on to pull this off.]

The first party-building social event of 2000 is being scheduled! It's going to be a roll-out of a new concept that we're going to try for the registration drive, and will include snacks, soft drinks or juices, and other munchies. It's OPEN TO ALL, not just Howard County residents and not just LPers.

The majority of the time is reserved for mingling, but there will be a short program to answer the question: "Is there interest in forming a Howard County Libertarian Central Committee?" If the answer to that is "yes", then a short organizational meeting will ensue with those interested. Others may then return to mixing.

Over the next couple of weeks, a mailing will be sent to the following folks:

1) State LP members residing in Howard County 2) National-only members residing in Howard 3) Prospects gathered from the County in the past year.

Our mailing will talk of the Party's having obtained ballot access in the State, our need of getting the 1% to maintain ballot status, and asking them to change their registration to Libertarian if they haven't already done so.

With local elections as well as the 2002 campaigns coming on, we'll be asking people to consider running for various offices, and, if they're interested, to contact us about making such a race.

Most importantly, we will invite them to attend the social event as well as bring their friends and neighbors.

I'm soliciting volunteers to help make phone calls to a dozen or so of our mailer recipients early in the week between Christmas and New Year's and ask if they received the mailer, if they're interested in attending the event, if they've re-registered, etc.

After the responses are back, we'll send post cards advising those who RSVP'd or showed interest when and where the social event will be held and give at least 10 days' notice.

Depending on how this works out, we may adapt this concept to help pump interest into existing counties or even take it on the road to places like: Carroll, Charles, Calvert, Queen Anne's, or elsewhere.

VOLUNTEER HELP WE NEED: 1) Phone solicitors: to call a few numbers and ask some pre-set questions about the mailer. Gauge interest, help us begin and update some volunteer listings. 2) Greeters at the door: to greet people as they come in, make them feel welcome, steer them to the refreshment table(s). 3) Advertising: distribution of fliers to local supermarkets or other stores which allow advertising. A "Community Note" in the Pennyscraper or other local news or shopper's mag. 4) Shoppers: someone to do the shopping for sodas, juices, the munchies, etc., and bring them to the event early. [Yes, you WILL be reimbursed.] 5) Set-up and clean-up: these jobs can be separated, if needed. Depending on where it's held, may be unnecessary.

If you're interested in attending or volunteering to work on this project, please contact me! Thanks. Contact Steve Boone.

January 17 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

January 17 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang. Usually, the first Monday night session has a member of the House and a member of the Senate giving a Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Address to their respective chambers.

Our little coterie usually meets the first time somewhere around 7:30 to 7:45 pm, just before the 8:00 pm session, usually on the north steps of the State House, then we go to sit in the gallery, whether Senate or House, or, if we have a number of people, both, depending on available seating.

After that, then those interested get together in a local watering hole for some light food and some beverages.

As the session goes on, we'll be using the time before and after session to buttonhole legislators, especially on issues such as gun grabbing and medical marijuana.

If you've never been to a Gallery Gang evening, please make it a plan to do so. Ask any of us who semi-regularly make the schlep to Annapolis how much fun it is and can be.

January 17 (Monday): 7:30 - 10:00 pm. The Montgomery County LP Social Meeting at Glenn Howard's apartment condominium.

The social meeting is a good chance to meet other fellow Libertarians. Bring a guest if you can. Starting at 8:00 pm will be a half hour video of several of the original newscasts of the Oklahoma bombing. I believe this is every bit as important as the "Rules of Engagement" tape on Waco in terms of the coverup that took place. Following the video, we can have the usual conversation period and talk about anything on your minds.

Directions to 2105 Walsh View Terrace, unit 102, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902: Going north on Georgia Avenue from the Washington Beltway; go straight through the first intersection, Forest Glen Road (traffic light) and make the next left turn on to the Americana Finnmark Condominium grounds. Going south on Georgia from Wheaton, the Condominium entrance is to the right just beyond the first sign of the beltway entrance. After you turn onto the grounds, veer to the right and go all the way to the end of the parking lot and take a left. 2105 Walsh View is adjacent to the third left driveway. My apartment is on the first floor, #102. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

January 20 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City. Canceled due to snowstorm.

January 21 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County. We will be holding our regularly scheduled meeting of the A.A. Co. LDDS, but there will be no official meeting; neither will there be the announced vote for the Executive Committee.

January 24 (Monday): 6:00 pm. Baltimore County Central Committee meeting, 7:00 Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

January 24 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

January 24 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

January 26 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

January 26 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

January 27 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

January 28 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

January 31 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 3 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

February 7 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 9 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

February 9 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

February 10 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

February 11 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

February 14 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 15 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. The first meeting of the Frederick Libertarian Drinking and Debating Society (LDDS) at the Red Horse Steak House, 996 W. Patrick Street in Frederick. This is an opportunity to meet fellow Libertarians in the Frederick area. For more information, contact Mike Barnes at 301-695-9211.

February 17 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

February 18 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County. The LDDS function is after our Business meeting (6:30), which will include a vote for Executive Committee members. This function was postponed from last month's meeting due to the difficult weather. If you cannot attend, please make your proxy available by that time.

February 21 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

February 21 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 23 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

February 24 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

February 25 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

February 28 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

February 28 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

February 28 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 1 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

March 2 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

March 6 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 6 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Easton area gathering at the Time Out restaurant, on the Easton Bypass in the Lowe's shopping center. Two LP members from the Eastern Shore, one from Caroline, and one from Talbot, will be there to host the event. I will be there as well, to help kick it off. We'll be there to answer questions, talk about what's happening in the State Party at large, and to apprise those attending of outreach events on the Shore that they might be willing to lend a hand in. Members of the Delaware LP have also been invited to attend, and any in AA county near the Bay Bridge that would like to show up are also invited.

If there is enough interest, then a Mid-Shore Libertarian regional organization may take shape, encompassing several counties under its umbrella, and seek recognition as a local committee under the auspices of the LP-Maryland.

Directions: The Lowe's Shopping Center is on the east side of the Easton By-pass, just north of its intersection with MD 33. The By-pass is MD Route 322.

From Cambridge and Dorchester: Travel west on US 50 to the Easton By-pass intersection. Sign will say MD 322 to MD 33, Oxford & St. Michaels. Turn left, take the By-pass to the Lowe's Shopping Center on your right. Time Out is at the opposite end of the center from Lowe's.

From Stevensville and Centreville: Travel east on US 50 to the Easton Bypass. Take a right. Lowe's Shopping Center will be a mile or so on your left. Time Out is at the opposite end of the center from Lowe's.

From Denton or Federalsburg: go through the center of Easton, follow signs for MD 33 toward St. Michaels. Take a right on MD 322 [the By-pass] and Lowe's Shopping Center will be close on your right hand side.

Contact Steve Boone.

March 8 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

March 8 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

March 9 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

March 10 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

March 10 (Friday): LP-Maryland Chair Steve Boone and Libertarian columnist Vin Suprynowicz to Speak at Maryland AARP* Convention

Steve Boone, LP State Chair of Maryland, will speak to the AARP* Convention in Westminster. The AARP in this case is not the seniors' organization, rather it's the "American Anti- Socialism Re-education Project," sponsored by Save-A-Patriot Fellowship.

The Convention runs from Thursday, March 9, 2000 through Sunday, March 12. The public is welcome, and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door for each day attended. For more information, directions, or advance purchase, please contact Ed.

SAPF is a First Amendment group which deals with many Constitutional issues, including Social Security and taxation, and will hold its Independent Representatives convention at SAPF headquarters, located at 12 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD. Reps from all over the country will attend, and Boone will speak from 11:00 AM to noon. He plans a brief explanation of LP philosophy and how it and SAPF's are similar. A number of Libertarians are involved in SAPF, and vice versa, and the LP leader will stress the synergy achieved by working together for Liberty on issues where there is strong agreement, following it up with a Q & A session.

Las Vegas Review columnist Vin Suprynowicz will be the day's major speaker, starting at 4PM and his speech and Q & A session running until 5:30. Suprynowitz is also the author of Send in the Waco Killers. He will be available for a book signing following his remarks.

March 13 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 14 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm -- Cancelled. Frederick Libertarian Drinking and Debating Society (LDDS) at the Olde Towne Tavern (on Market Street in Frederick). This is an opportunity to meet fellow Libertarians in the Frederick area. For more information, contact Mike Barnes at 301-695-9211.

March 16 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

March 17 (Friday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

March 20 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

March 20 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 20 (Monday): 7:30-10:00 pm. Montgomery County LP Social Meeting at Doris Gordon's home. For directions, please call Doris at 301-460-4141. Each person who hosts a meeting sets the guidelines for refreshments: Doris will provide ice, bring a bottle of soft drink and some snack food if you like.

March 22 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

March 23 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

March 24 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

March 27 (Monday): 6:00 pm. Baltimore County Central Committee meeting, 7:00 pm Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

March 27 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

March 27 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 29 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

March 31 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

March 31 (Friday) - April 2 (Sunday): Pennsylvania LP convention, King of Prussia. Info here

April 1 (Saturday): 11:00 am. The Libertarian Club of Baltimore has adopted a 3/4 mile section of Charles Street just south of the Beltway under the MD State Adopt-A-Highway Program. This is an LP publicity / Public Relations project of the Baltimore Area (and some very welcome other) Libertarians. We meet at the Ruxton Center on Charles Street (about one mile South of I-695). If you would like to join us, contact Bill Buzzell.

April 3 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

April 7 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

April 10 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

April 12 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

April 12 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

April 14 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

April 14 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

April 17 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

April 17 (Monday): ??? - Midnight. Tax Day Activities:

    Owings Mills Post Office: help collect signatures for Joe Pomykala. Contact Nancy Millionie or Robert Glaser.

    Montgomery County: short business meeting at Glenn Howard's home starting at 7:30 pm: 2105 Walsh View Terrace, #102, Silver Spring. At 8:00 pm we will leave for the Silver Spring Post Office and maybe other post offices to pass out flyers and talk to prospects. It will be a good time to catch people disgruntled about their taxes and offer them an alternative party. If you have your favorite post office that you want to cover, please stop by and pick up flyers. Plan to arrive between 7:15 and 7:30 so we can start the meeting as scheduled. If you need directions, telephone or email Glenn Howard (301-585-1793). All members and guests welcome!

    Other locations: let me know so I can post it here!

    Send photos and articles detailing your Tax Day experiences for the May issue of the Free? State Libertarian. Submit materials.

April 18 (Tuesday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting at Uncle Willie's Bar & Grill in Brunswick. The meetings are open to the public. Uncle Willie's is on Potomac Street in beautiful downtown Brunswick. Come hungry. And thirsty. And you can support a probable Libertarian candidate for mayor in that town. Contact Steve Boone.

April 21 (Friday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

April 21 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

April 22 (Saturday): 6:00 am - 9:00 pm. The Center for the Moral Defense of Capitalism, in association with the Ayn Rand Institute, is organizing an Earth Day Countermarch in Washington. Environmentalists are billing this year's Earth Day rally in Washington as a demonstration of their numbers and political power -- and we are determined that for once they will face open, articulate, principled opposition. Our name for this crusade is the Campaign in Defense of Industry and Technology. More info: www.moraldefense.com/protech, or call the Center at (540) 548-2918.

April 24 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

April 24 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

April 24 (Monday): Deadline for the May issue of the Free? State Libertarian. Submit materials.

April 26 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

April 26 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

April 28 (Friday): 7:30 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

April 28 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

May 5 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

May 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday): Towsontowne Spring Festival. Your help is requested for our booth in space #346, very near to where it has been in previous years, (but slightly closer to the beer garden!): on Chesapeake Avenue, between York Rd. and Washington Ave., between 1st Union Bank and the National Guard Armory (but on the opposite side of the street). Hours: Saturday -- 9 to 6, and Sunday -- 1 to 6. Raindate (if rain stops the Festival on Saturday only) is the following weekend, the 13th and 14th. Listen to WBAL (AM-1090) or 98 Rock (FM-98) for rain announcement on May 5th, or you can call 410-825-1144 or 410-583-7033 if in doubt about the rain. If I can count on your help at any point during that weekend, please let me know. Contact Nancy Millionie.

May 10 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

May 10 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

May 12 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

May 12 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

May 13 (Saturday): 12:00-5:00 pm. MdLP Central Committee Meeting. Location: the Golden Bull Restaurant, 9107 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783 (301-439-4800). The Golden Bull is at the corner of Riggs and Adelphi. Those who are interested in eating at the luncheon will be asked for [a minimum donation of] $20.00, preferrably in cash so that we can minimize the impact on our Treasurer, and give the money directly to the restaurant.Map to Golden Bull Restaurant


This will be a HOT buffet, all you can eat, and we need to guarantee a minimum of 25 participants. Anyone planning to eat, please contact me not later than 7pm on Wednesday, May 10 so that we can get the proper amount of food ordered. The menu: probably "Choice #3": roast sirloin of beef, baked ziti [vegetarian], lemon pepper flounder as the entrees. Go-withs: string beans, scalloped potatoes, tossed salad and fruit salad. Dessert: chocolate mousse.

Luncheon speaker is Ken Krawchuck, a Pennsylvania LP activist, who has been a frequent candidate for elective offices there and is an announced candidate for the Vice Presidential nomination at the Convention in Anaheim. Ken will talk about how the PA LP grew, ran candidates, and will give some personal stories from the campaign trail. He's a great speaker, and the presentation should be an awful lot of fun!

An hour will be reserved for presidential candidates and/or their designees, to present views and answer questions on behalf of their candidates. Barry Hess may be in attendance, the details are still being worked out.

NEW -- Anyone wishing to have a literature or sales table should contact me ASAP and arrange it. The cost for the meeting is $15.00, and we may have time to arrange a few minutes to speak on the topics or items as well.

THINK TANK STUFF -- Those interested in beginning the "think tank" may want to gather for an hour or so after the end of the meeting so that we can get this project off the ground.

Tentative agenda:

12:00 - 12:15 Registration
12:15- 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 Ken Krawchuck speaks
1:30 Business meeting begins:

    Election of delegates to the National Convention, selection of 10 people to serve as Presidential Electors, nomination of a candidate for Third Congressional District.

    Other business as presented

5:00 Adjournment

Formal notification will be mailed, as required by the Constitution and by-laws as well as state law, to all eligible Central Committee members. If you have not renewed in the past several months, you must renew not later than May 13 to be allowed to vote as a CC member.

DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION *must* be able to travel to Anaheim, CA to serve at the convention from June 30 through July 3, 2000, or at least that weekend. We're working on trying to get a travel package together that will include hotel and air fare for the event. More details when that happens. There are 28 slots available for full voting delegates from Maryland. Others may serve as alternates, and it is possible that these alternates may serve as full voting delegates from other states, as happened in 1998.

According to the By-laws, Convention Delegates are not "bound" to vote for anyone, and may vote for whom they will. It will not be a case of Gorman v. Browne v. Hines v. Hollist v. Smith v. whoever else declares intention to run.

If you're interested in going to the National Convention, please let me know, and I will add your name to the list. We would ideally like to fill the entire 28 slots and even schlep along a few alternates.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR: If lightning should strike and the LP nominee for president should carry Maryland, the electoral votes for this state would be cast by the slate we would nominate as Electors. There are 10 slots available.

Contact Steve Boone.

May 14 (Sunday): Armed Informed Mothers March. Several Libertarian women, their children, and some spouses will be traveling to Washington, DC on Mother's Day to counter the infamous "Million Mom March" against "gun violence". The "Million Morons (er) Moms" will purportedly be asking the President and Congress for more legislation on guns. Some want more locks, some want an all-out ban. We, of course, will be countering such stupidity with common sense and the Constitution. The Armed Informed Mothers' March will be held in the northwest quad area of the Washington Monument (southeast corner of Constitution and 17th). The rally will kick off at 9 AM and end at 2 PM, at which time we'll march 5 blocks up Constitution to the Capitol building. Anyone who would like to tour the Capitol at that time may do so. There will be maps of the location linked to the web site http://www.sas-aim.org. The website for donations to cover the liability insurance and comfort facilities is http://www.i-charity.net/sw.cgi/1097/1562. Please pass this information around widely. Call local radio stations and get it on the airwaves. Contact Nancy Millionie.

May 15 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

May 15 (Monday): 7:30 pm. Montgomery County LP social meeting at Jeff Keller's home, 18775 Summer Oak Ct., Germantown (301-540-6421 for directions).

May 17 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. Frederick LDDS at Old Town Tavern, 325 N. Market St in Frederick City. Contact Wayne Dougherty (301-834-6179) or Mike Barnes for directions/details.

May 19 (Friday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

May 19 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City. Topic of discussion will be: Beating the Gun-Grabbers at their Game -- Offering Federal Licensing and Safety Standards in exchange for A FEDERAL Concealed Carry Permit statute.

May 20 (Saturday): 11:00 am. The Libertarian Club of Baltimore has adopted a 3/4 mile section of Charles Street just south of the Beltway under the MD State Adopt-A-Highway Program. This is an LP publicity / Public Relations project of the Baltimore Area (and some very welcome other) Libertarians. We meet at the Ruxton Center on Charles Street (about one mile South of I-695). If you would like to join us, contact Bill Buzzell.

May 22 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

May 22 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

May 24 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

May 24 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

May 26 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium. Baltimore County Central Committee meeting

May 26 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

June 2 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

June 3 (Saturday): Baltimore Pride Parade. Contact Gwendolyn Marilyn Jones.

June 3 (Saturday): 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (raindate: June 4). Bowiefest, in Allen Pond Park in Bowie. I'll be there at 9:00 to set up the booth. Any help is appreciated. Bowiefest takes place by a beautiful man-made lake... and I must say that for a local festival, last year it was wonderful. Website is: www.cityofbowie.org. Please let me know if you can participate and help out. Contact Nancy Millionie.

June 9 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

June 9 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

June 10 (Saturday): 10:00 am. The Libertarian Club of Baltimore has adopted a 3/4 mile section of Charles Street just south of the Beltway under the MD State Adopt-A-Highway Program. This is an LP publicity / Public Relations project of the Baltimore Area (and some very welcome other) Libertarians. We meet at the Ruxton Center on Charles Street (about one mile South of I-695). If you would like to join us, contact Bill Buzzell.

June 10 (Saturday): 12:00-7:00. Baltimore Pride Fest booth, Druid Hill Park. Exhibitors are required to complete the set-up between 8:00 and 11:00, and clean up and clear out within an hour after the Fest's closing. The MDLP is listed as an exhibitor, but as Spear (who sent in the application) won't be available and I haven't been contacted regarding this, as far as I know, there are no plans regarding our setting up and attending our booth. I know that this is last-minute, but if the MDLP is going to make an appearance (and we are the only Party to do so, as far as I know) we need to know something about what the plans are, or to get to it and make some. I'll be there with the Tran*Quility booth at least, but I haven't been requested or approached concerning the MDLPs booth or presence. I also understand that this is an excellent opportunity for our congressional candidate, Joe Pomykala, to make an appearance and outreach to many of those who live in his district. Signature-gathering is certainly a top priority, isn't it? Contact Gwendolyn Marilyn Jones.

June 11 (Sunday): 11:00-2:00. Lunch with Zoh Hieronimus at the Sheraton Towson. Although I don't have the reservations number, you can get it by calling WCBM at 410-580-6800 during normal business hours. Lunch is $20 and the topic of discussion will be SB 509, the Baltimore County land grab bill. Other speakers are usually permitted a few minutes to make a pitch, and our candidate for Congress, Joe Pomykala, plans to attend as well. We'll have petitions available for those willing to sign to help him get on the ballot.

If you can make it, your help would be greatly appreciated, and we'll also have a large show of LP support for the referendum, which looks like it WILL make it to the ballot this fall. Baltimore County residents are encouraged to sign the petitions at the event! Contact Steve Boone.

June 14 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

June 14 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

June 16 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

June 16 (Friday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

June 19 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

June 19 (Monday): 7:30 pm. Montgomery County LP business meeting at Doris Gordon's home, 13424 Hathaway Drive, Wheaton (301-460-4141 for directions).

June 19 (Monday): 7:00 pm. The Essex-Middle River Civic Improvement Association, a major group involved in the SB 509 land grab petition drive, hosts a debate at Kenwood High School in eastern Baltimore County.

The forum will feature Del. Jim Ports [R-8] v. Dutch "I'll debate anybody, any time on this issue" Ruppersberger--or his stand-in, or an empty chair--debating the land grab bill that the folks are working to get on the ballot in November.

Many of the folks who would attend will be from the 2nd District, which is not where we need the sigs, but a good number should also be from the nearby portions of the Third District, where we DO need sigs. As many as can make it are urged to show [after the WJZ rally?] and help out with this drive. I'll be back ASAP from my client in PA and hope to arrive by 6:30... Joe should also be in attendance.

Hope to see you there! Let's get Joe some sigs! Steve Boone.

June 23 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

June 23 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

June 25 (Sunday): 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. The Montgomery County Libertarian Party will have a outreach table at the International Festival. In past years it was called the Ethnic Festival and was held in a different location. This year it is in Jesup Blair Park near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Blair Road in Silver Spring at the district line.

Our table is #24, about half way down the primary line of table adjacent to Blair Road. I could use one or two more volunteers to cover at least a 3 hour shift each. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

June 26 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

June 26 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

June 28 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

June 28 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

June 29-July 3 (Thursday-Monday): National LP 2000 Convention, Anaheim, California. More info

For those of you who may have thought "it might be fun to sit in a National Convention over the 4th of July weekend" there are STILL options available. [The drawback, of course, is that it's in California...]

Maryland has been allocated 28 delegate slots. By my current nose count, we're going to send about a dozen. Under the Maryland Party rules, we canNOT accept delegates from other states to sit in our slots UNLESS, like Bob Hunt, from DC, they have been elected at our last CC meeting.

The most important days for us to have delegates' fannies in the seats are Sunday, July 2, when the Presidential nomination is decided and on Monday, July 3, when the new Libertarian National Committee is elected. A very early flight on the 2nd ought to get you out there in time, since the voting won't begin until probably very late morning or early afternoon, PDT.

I was able to get round trip airfare from Priceline.com with a bid of $250--and, with tax, title, and dealer prep, the final total was $294. We're flying out of Reagan early Friday morning and returning late on Tuesday.

It may well also turn out that airlines are going to give special air fares over the July 4 period, and someone might luck into a phenomenal deal back and forth. If they're going to do that, they'll wait until the middle of next week at the latest to announce. IF that turns out to be the case, we'd welcome any more Marylanders to wander out and join us. Rooms may be no problem if we have a clue in advance, because there will be room sharing going on and we may be able to arrange them if we know in advance.

This offer, because of the resolution, is limited to Central Committee members [you know, registered Lib, member of the state party, alla that jazz] as of May 13, 2000.

If you're possibly interested in going, please let me know ASAP. I can add you to the list. Contact Steve Boone.

June 30 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

July 4 (Tuesday): Dundalk parade. For those of us who cannot afford the trip to California -- the MDLP will be marching again in the largest 4th of July Parade in the state. We marched last year with Lorenzo Gaztanaga - our City Council candidate, and we were well received by the crowd. I would hope to make this an annual thing for the MDLP. I hope that this year, our candidate, Joe Pomykala, will be walking with us. It's virtually FREE advertising to the thousands of people who attend this huge Parade. WBAL traditionally is a big host of this, and if we're lucky, their own Allen Walden (of Walden's Ponderings) will be an emcee again. The last time, he actually read what I had submitted to the Parade Sponsors: that we are "the 3rd largest and fastest growing political party in the Nation". (Thank you Mr. Walden!!) As I have listened to him on the radio since then, I must say that he leans quite Libertarian. Let me know if you can walk the Parade with us. I need to know how many warm bodies might attend.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!! We need more people to make a commitment to join us. We'll meet at the Logan Shopping Center Dundalk Ave. at 7:30 am (probably won't get moving until 8:30 or later) and finish around noon. Last year was the first time we've done this and we had over 20 marchers. Great outreach!!

Contact Bill Buzzell.

July 7 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

July 12 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County. Baltimore County Central Committee meeting

July 12 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

July 14 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

July 14 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

July 17 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

July 17 (Monday): 7:30-10:00 pm. Montgomery County LP Social Meeting at Glenn Howard's place, 2105 Walsh View Terrrace, #102, Silver Spring MD. The condo is on the ground floor of building 2105 Walsh View Terrace in the Americana Finnmark community. Enter from Georgia Avenue 1200 feet north of Forest Glen Rd., which is just north of the Beltway. Due to heavy traffic on Georgia Av., it is best to enter by turning right while soutbound on Georgia Av. Go through the gatehouse area and continue perpendicular to Georgia Av. all the way to the rear of the community. Turn left on Walsh View Ter., and go 600 feet, past Blundon Dr. on the left, to Building 2105 on the left. The door to #102 is in the breezeway on the ground floor. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

July 19 (Wednesday): 1:00 - 5:00 pm. J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield. The menu is all you can eat seafood: crabs, clams, clam strips, fish, sweet potato and regular fries, corn on the cob, watermelon, beer and Pepsi. This is an invaluable outreach event for us, and gives us the chance to show off our latest edition of slightly in-your-face LP-Maryland T-shirts... [designs for 2000 pending... and open to suggestion] Last year was "Libertarian: your alternative to Demopublican and Republocrat" stirred some comments.

Tawes' reputation is that anyone who is anyone in Maryland politics goes to the feast and gets the opportunity to schmooze with the hoi polloi of the MD political activists realm. Our being there just gets us a little more attention.

So we need another group who will be willing to take the trip allll the way to Crisfield [roughly 2 hours from the Bay Bridge] and join with us. Carpooling worked well last time, we can do the same this year or get ritzy and rent a bus... Figure leaving Baltimore or College Park by not later than 9:30 or so [unless you tend to ignore posted speed limits] and returning some time around 8:30 pm, giving a leisurely drive in some pretty country.

Tickets are $30.00 each. A minimum of 30 tickets must be sold for tent space. We are looking for monetary contributions for the tent fund. If everybody gave $5 we would have enough for our own tent.

I have volunteerd to coordinate this effort for the Libertarians. We want to get our tent space the Governor can see us again. This will make two years in a row that we have made an appearance. For those of you who have not been, you will receive a glass mug to keep. In addition, the veterans seem to bring a small box to carry the food around as you go collecting it before coming back to your table.

Somerset County Chamber of Commerce wants one check. So please send a check payable to Michael Linder. And I will send in one check for hopefully 30 or more tickets so we can have the tables.

Mail to: Michael Linder, P.O.. Box 1261, Edgewood, MD 21040

Time is of the essence. We are dealing with a bureaucracy. Please send in the checks to me by June 22..........

Well worth it... just for the chance to let Governor Parris Glendening know that Libertarians exist in Maryland.

Don't forget to bring a shallow cardboard box, and some paper towels. If you use a knife to eat crabs, bring one. You'll receive a commemorative mallet and mug when you check in. Also... we need a roll of heavy paper for the table. Does anybody have access to any? View report on last year's event. Contact: Michael Linder, phone 410-569-2186; voicemail/fax 201-356-1315 ext. 1070.

July 21 (Friday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

July 21 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

July 22 (Saturday): 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Marylanders for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership Third Annual Crab Feast Social at Clarke's Bayside Inn, Pasadena MD. This fund raiser will benefit the one Political Action Committee in Maryland dedicated to preserving our Second Amendment Rights. MPFO Defends Friends and Defeats Foes with no compromises. The event will include a short program at approximately 4:00 pm to raffle off door prizes and auction donated firearms with all proceeds going to the PAC. An assortment of T-shirts and bumper stickers will be available for purchase, too. Our menu is crabs and crab soup, hamburgers and hotdogs, bbq chicken, corn, a wide variety of beans and salads and open softdrink bar.

Tickets are $30 each. To get yours, write your check to MPFO and mail directly to the event coordinator: MPFO Crab Feast - Attn: John Jasen PO BOX 865 Pasadena, MD 21123-0865. Call John at 410-437-8752 any time for more information!

July 24 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

July 24 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

July 26 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

July 26 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

July 26 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. The Annual Congressional Baseball Game (Democrats vs Republicans) will be held at Prince George's County Stadium (where the Bowie Baysox play). Spear Lancaster, James Mclaughlin and I plan on greeting the people with Libertarian outreach material. Last year, I actually gave the congressmen who play in the game (and enter through the main gate) Libertarian information. It's a fun time and if you decide to go in and watch the game, the proceeds go to charity.

Anyone who is interested in attending and needs additional information can give me a call on 410-798-6550. I'll probably be outside the stadium around 5:30 or 6pm. Contact Michael Dobak.

July 28 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

July 28 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

August 4 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

August 5-12 (Saturday-Saturday): 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. Howard County Fair. Need volunteers to man the Libertarian Party Booth for all days and shifts. Any time you are able to give would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Kevin or Deborah Wolf. We are in the process of moving, so the number will be 410-750-8531 through Friday, 7/21. After Friday the new number will be 410-552-0616. We generated quite a bit of interest last year!! We're hoping to do the same this year but we need bodies!!!!!!!

August 5-6 (Saturday-Sunday): Flea Market Signature Drive. Help! We are renting a booth at the flea market at Patapsco and Annapolis Road. We will appreciate all the help we can get. I will arrive at 7:30 Saturday to set up, and will stay until noon. We need help from noon on and on Sunday. We could also use any literature that you might have. This is it, folks. We must have sigs in hand by Sunday night. They have to be turned in Monday. We also NEED MONEY TO PAY THE HIRED CHAPS WHO HAVE BEEN GATHERING SIGS THIS WEEK. Do your best. We are depending on you. Contact Spear Lancaster.

August 9 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

August 9 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

August 11 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

August 11 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

August 11-19 (Friday through Saturday): Montgomery County Fair in Gaithersburg. Libertarian volunteers will be staffing the booth in shifts. Each day is divided into 3 shifts; 10 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 6 pm, and 6 pm to 10 pm. There is no morning shift Friday August 11 as the Fair opens at 3 pm that day.

If you wish to volunteer, please contact Steve Wilson at his home number 301-921-0426. There is room for several volunteers per shift, and it is good to have several people staffing the tent for the evening shifts 6 pm to 10 pm, and all day Saturday and Sunday, when crowds are bigger. There will be a selection of brochures on display for visitors to take, and a large 'World's Smallest Political Quiz' display chart.

Volunteers who arrange to do a shift need to show up at the Dalamar Street entrance to the Fair at the appointed time (usually 10 am, 2 pm, or 6 pm), where someone from the LP should be waiting just outside the gate with a pass so the volunteer can get in without paying admission. It is advisable to arrive on time, not too early, nor later than 10 minutes after the appointed time. If you are unable to get a pass, it is possible to enter by paying the $5 admission fee. There is no charge for parking on the fairgrounds. It is often possible to park in the Golden Bull parking lot for $2, which is just to the left of the Fair entrance, for those who prefer to do that.

Dalamar Street intersects MD route 355 (Frederick Rd) where the Golden Bull restaurant is, 3000 feet southeast of the intersection of 355 and Mont. Village Ave. The gate is one block southwest of 355, at the end of Dalamar Street. After driving through the gate, you will be waved towards the right to visitor parking. Do not park in spaces reserved for animal trailers, which are along the road which leads to the field for visitor parking. You will most likely have to drive a considerable distance to find a space, but there is always some space available in the large field which is used for visitor parking. After parking, you will need to walk back to the Dalamar Gate.

To find the Libertarian tent from the Dalamar gate, on foot, after entering the fairgrounds thru the gate go left along the asphalt road which leads to a large white building located about 200 feet south of the gate. That is the Home Arts/4H building. The road passes between the Home Arts/4H building and a smaller food concession building. Continue southeast along the road, passing along the northeast side (long side) of the Home Arts/4H building. The Libertarian tent should be somewhere in that general vicinity.

If you wish to park in the exhibitor parking area, which is much closer to the LP tent, tell the attendants who stand in the middle of the road at the Dalamar gate that you are an exhibitor and ask to proceed to the left to the exhibitor parking among the trees. You might or might not be granted permission to do so, depending on whether they think that parking area is full. Exhibitor parking is usually full or nearly full, and it may be very difficult to find a space there.

Public transportation: From the Shady Grove Metro Station, Red Line, take the #55 Montgomery County Ride-On bus towards Germantown. The bus goes right by Dalamar St. on MD route. 355 (Frederick Rd.), and there should be a stop very close by Dalamar St. #55 runs seven days a week, but if you plan to stay late, check the schedule to be sure the bus runs as late as you want.

During the period Aug. 14 through Aug. 19, there is a shuttle bus from Lakeforest Mall to the Fair. Details are at the web site for the Montgomery County Fair: http://www.mcagfair.com/

The directions to the Fair given there are to the Perry Parkway entrance (not the Dalamar St. entrance). The Perry Parkway entrance is at the opposite end of the Fair from where the LP tent will be. If you already have a pass, or are willing to pay the entrance fee, you may enter at the Perry Parkway entrance, which is closer to the visitor parking area.

There will be a large carnival at the north end of the Fair, with rides and games, and there will probably be a demolition derby Saturday night (admission $10). During the period Aug. 14 through Aug. 19, there will be numerous animal exhibits.

August 12 (Saturday): 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Montgomery County LP is having an outreach to all registered Libertarians in the county who have yet to join as LP state & county members! The event will take place at my home. I will provide pizza mid day for a snack. We have over 800 people registered as Libertarians in Montgomery County!

Now is the time to get people excited in the Libertarian Party! A presidential election year gets people thinking about politics and their involvement. The more members we have, the more effective we can be! We need donations to support this event. Any amount that you can give will help. Please make your check out to the "Montgomery County Libertarian Party" and mail it to: John Prue 14920 Schaeffer Road Boyds, Maryland 20841.

Let me know if you can come to the stuffing day. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

August 18 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

August 18 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

August 18 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Anne Arundel County Monthly Meeting at Chick and Ruth's on main street in Annapolis. Parking is only $2 at night in the main parking lot just behind Chick and Ruth's. We have lots of news to share. Looking forward to seeing you all. If you have any questions please call Spear at 410-923-3331, fax 410-923-9293.

August 21 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

August 21 (Monday): 7:30 - 10:00 pm. Montgomery County LP Business Meeting at Doris Gordon's home. For directions, please call Doris at 301-460-4141. All LP members and guests are welcome.

August 23 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

August 25 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

August 26 (Saturday): MdLP picnic. Place: Whites Ferry, MD [bank of the Potomac River and MD 107]. White's Ferry is a PRIVATE toll ferry service that links upper Montgomery County with Virginia north of Leesburg. It accepts NO government funds of any kind, and is our kind of place. They have a picnic grounds that we will rent for the day. Minimum suggested donation: $5 per person. RSVP to Bill Galvin, 301-990-0015.

White's Ferry is located at the westernmost point of Montgomery county. There are several different ways to get there, below are basic directions -- if you know a shortcut, or trust your mapping skills, feel free to improvise.

From points North and West: from I-270 at Gaithersburg, west on Quince Orchard Road (MD124); turn right on MD28 toward Darnestown; at Dawsonville, turn left on Whites Ferry Road (MD107); stay on MD107 through Poolesville to Whites Ferry.

From points South and East: take I-270 to exit 6, West Darnestown Rd (MD28); at the third stop light, turn left to stay on MD28(!); at Dawsonville, turn left on Whites Ferry Road (MD107); stay on MD107 through Poolesville to Whites Ferry.

August 28 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

August 28 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

August 30 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

August 30 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. The first debate between Baltimore County Executive Dutch Ruppersberger and Delegate Jim Ports over the Neighborhood Renewal Authority (S.B. 509) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. There are major flaws in the wording of the bill that gives the government the ability to acquire, through eminent domain, large tracts of property. This should be an issue for not only Baltimore County residents, but for the whole state by setting a new precedent on the use of eminent domain. Here are directions if you're interested:

University of Maryland Baltimore County South Campus Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road Baltimore, MD 21227-3898. Directions:

from Baltimore: take I-95 south (follow Washington signs) pass beltway (I-695) exit next exit will be I-195 - take exit and bear right (west towards Catonsville) continue on I-195 west, bear left past UMBC exit to rt. 166 (Rolling road) take left onto Rolling road (rt. 166) (South towards Arbutus) go 1/2 mile and make first right road immediately forks; left-hand fork is the road leading to umbc south campus technology center proceed another 1/2 mile to the Tech. Center.

from Washington: take I-95 north (towards Baltimore) pass harbor tunnel (I-895) exit next exit will be I-195 - take exit and bear left, under I-95, west towards Catonsville continue on I-195 west, bear left past UMBC exit to rt. 166 (Rolling road) take a left onto Rolling rd. (Rt. 166) (South towards arbutus) go 1/2 mile and take first right road immediately forks: left-hand fork is the road leading to UMBC south campus technology center proceed another 1/2 mile to the Tech. Center.

from BWI airport: take I-195 west towards Baltimore continue on I-195 west, bear left past UMBC exit to rt. 166 (Rolling road). Take left onto Rolling rd. (Rt. 166) (South towards Arbutus) go 1/2 mile and take first right road immediately forks; left-hand fork is the road leading to UMBC south campus technology center proceed another 1/2 mile to the Tech. Center.

In addition, there are six more debates scheduled:

Wednesday, September 20: Randallstown High School Auditorium 400 Offut Road,- Randallstown

Wednesday, September 27: Loch Raven High School 1212 Cowspen Avenue, Loch Raven

Wednesday, October 4: Kenwood High School Auditorium 501 Stemmers Run Road, Essex

Wednesday, October 11: Perry Hall High School Auditorium 4601 Ebenezer Road, Perry Hall

Wednesday, October 25: Patapsco High School Auditorium 8100 Wise Avenue, Dundalk

Hope to see you there............ Contact Troy Zinderman.

September 1 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

September 8 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

September 9 (Saturday): 10:00 am. The Libertarian Club of Baltimore has adopted a 3/4 mile section of Charles Street just south of the Beltway under the MD State Adopt-A-Highway Program. This is an LP publicity / Public Relations project of the Baltimore Area (and some very welcome other) Libertarians. We meet at the Ruxton Center on Charles Street (east side, about 3/4 mile south of I-695). NEEDED: old brooms, rakes, mops, etc. to make trash pick up sticks. We have only 2 or 3 left. Bring them to the highway cleanup, or get them to someone who is going. Can also drop them on the porch of 7806 Saint Fabian Lane 21222 any time. If you would like to join us, contact Bill Buzzell.

September 10 (Sunday): Parkville Towne Center Fair. Let me know if you live in this area, or can help with the booth. Contact Nancy Millionie.

September 10 (Sunday): 11:00 am - 6:30 pm. Takoma Park Folk Festival, near the intersection of Philadelphia Avenue and Maple Avenue. We need to set up about 9am to get a good spot. The crowd last year was quite receptive to the Libertarian Party. Come help in this important presidential election year! Anyone wishing to help in this outreach event, please contact Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

September 13 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

September 13 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

September 13-17 (Wednesday-Sunday): Anne Arundel County Fair. We will set up early Wednesday morning; the fair opens at 4:00 and closes at 10:00 pm. Hours for the rest of the fair are: Thu noon - 10:00 pm; Fri 4:00 - 10:00 pm; Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm; Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm. I can cover most of the daytime, but need help during the evenings. Especially Friday, as I am going to another meeting.

Directions: From DC area, take beltway to I-95 north. Take MD 32 east until it merges into I-97 east. Take first exit off I-97, Crownsville exit, and continue east on Generals Hwy. (which is also MD178) for about 1-1/2 miles. Fair is on the right. From Balt, take I-97 to Crownsville exit and continue to fair as above. Contact Spear Lancaster (410-923-3331).

September 15 (Friday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

September 15 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium. Moved to September 29 this month only.

September 15 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

September 15-23 (Friday through Saturday): For the 6th straight year, we will have a booth at the Great Frederick Fair. We need volunteers to help staff the booth throughout the week. I am looking for someone to take on organizing and running the MDLP's Frederick County Fair outreach booth this year. Unfortunately, my schedule and transportation problem preclude me from setting up and running it this year. If someone is willing to put up the tent and table on Thursday/Friday, I will take care of paying for the space and obtaining the passes on Wednesday; otherwise I will let the reservation drop. I can take care of tearing down the booth on Saturday night. Anyone who is willing to do the setup and/or work the booth during the fair, can contact me via email, phone (301-834-6179 eves, or 301-640-2204 at work during the day). Contact Wayne Dougherty (301-834-6179 evenings, 301-640-2204 days) for information.

September 16 (Saturday): 10:00 am. The Libertarian Club of Baltimore has adopted a 3/4 mile section of Charles Street just south of the Beltway under the MD State Adopt-A-Highway Program. This is an LP publicity / Public Relations project of the Baltimore Area (and some very welcome other) Libertarians. We meet at the Ruxton Center on Charles Street (about one mile South of I-695). If you would like to join us, contact Bill Buzzell.

September 16 (Saturday): (Tentative) Field trip to Monticello. Leave Balto. area at 7 am and arrive in Charlottesville, VA, at 10 am. Visit Monticello Visitors Center & Museum. The Visitors Center is located approximately 1.5 miles from Monticello and is FREE to the public. It features an award-winning film, "Thomas Jefferson: The Pursuit of Liberty", as well as an exhibit on Jefferson's life. The exhibit contains more than 400 artifacts discovered during archaeological excavations, and architectural models and drawings relating to Jefferson and Monticello, including his pocket-knife and even an early version of sunglasses. Film starts at 11 am.

Leave Visitors Center at 12:30, go to Monticello. Picnicking and picnic tables are available, or purchase lunch at the Little Mountain Luncheonette. Located near the ticket office, the Luncheonette is open until 4 pm and serves salads, sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies, ice cream, and beverages. A ticket entitles the visitor to a 25-30 minute guided tour of the home, access to the Museum Shop, and self-directed tours of the grounds and plantation. Guided tours of the gardens and grounds and of the slave sites are also included. Investigate the basement-level "dependencies" of the house, such as the kitchen, ice house, and wine cellar. Also under the house is an exhibit about archaeology at Monticello. Walk to the cemetery, where Jefferson and many of his family members are buried. A ticket is required to gain admission to the Monticello grounds. Credit cards are accepted at the ticket office; parking is free. Accessible parking, restrooms, and a shuttle bus with a wheelchair lift are available. Ticket price: Adults - $11.

Leave Monticello at closing ( 5 pm). Drive to Ramada Inn, Monticello. Rates: Single, $40-55; Double, $55-75. Restaurants in the area. Continued on September 17.

September 17 (Sunday): 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. Essex Day Festival. Looking for help to work the LP booth. 2 hrs, 4 hrs, whatever you can do. Baltimore beltway Exit 38B, MD150 East. Contact Bill Buzzell.

September 17 (Sunday): 12:00 - 6:00 pm. 21st Annual Hispanic Festival in Adelphi. Location: Lane Manor Park on West Park Dr just off of University Blvd. I've have Spanish literature from ISIL. A table is provided but we must bring our own chairs. If interested in helping, please contact James McLaughlin (301-352-8809). For more info about the Festival, contact Len Pettiford w/ M-NCPPC (301-445-4500).

September 17 (Sunday): (Tentative) Field trip to James Madison Museum and Montpelier (continued from September 16 info). Depart hotel at 9 am and drive appx. 30 miles north to Orange, VA. Visit James Madison Museum. Ticket price: Adults - $4, AAA members - $3. The James Madison Museum features exhibits on James and Dolley Madison, featuring one of the nations' most outstanding collections of Madisonia. The focal point of the Madison Room is Madison's favorite chair, a campeachy chair given him by his good friend, President Thomas Jefferson. Also on display are a number of personal items, papers and furnishings. Thomas Jefferson called James Madison "the best farmer in the world" and to pay respect to Madison the farmer, the Museum's Hall of Agriculture displays an interesting collection of antique farm tools and the Arjalon Price House, a 1733 "patent" or "cube" house. The "Price House" is only partially reconstructed so that visitors will be able to see the building practices of the day. Tours are available for groups of all ages.

Depart Museum at 11:30 and drive a few miles to Montpelier. Ticket price: Adults - $7.50, AAA members - $6.50 Home of three generations of the Madison family. Ambrose Madison, grandfather of the president first settled Montpelier in 1723. James Madison spent the first nine years of his life at Mount Pleasant, Montpelier's original name. Around 1760 James Madison's father built the original section of the current house. Five Madison period rooms are interpreted using a combination of exhibits, artifacts, an audio tour, and house guides. The admission ticket includes use of the Acoustiguide audiotour equipment for the landscape and house tour. The Visitor Center includes the Montpelier Store, a Picnic Area, and the new Montpelier Food Station. Visit the Temple, Icehouse, and Madison family cemetery, and attend Constitution Day activities. (Last year, Constitution activities began at 12:30. Living history interpreters conveyed to the audience the political scene of 1799. Musical presentations and the Fifes and Drums of Prince William III, entertained the crowd while folks signed the Constitution.)

Depart from Orange, VA at 4 pm.

Total maximum admission costs: $22.50 If enough people are interested, I can probably get reduced block rates on the Ramada or other closeby hotel. (Lodging can, of course, be shared, i.e. 4 to a room). Car pooling is recommended to reduce fuel costs. Picnic lunches can be taken for both days.

More info and details on the above at the websites: www.monticello.org and www.montpelier.org

Contact Nancy Millionie.

September 18 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Prince George's Libertarians.

September 18 (Monday): 7:30 - 10:00 pm. Montgomery County LP Social Meeting at Jeff Keller's: on I-270 (north of Gaithersburg) take the Middlebrook Road, west (exit 13B). Turn left at the second traffic light onto Waring Station Road. After 7/10 miles, turn left onto Summer Oak Drive; go to the traffic circle and turn right onto Summer Oak Court. Turn into the second parking lot (on the left at the bottom of the hill) and park in any unreserved space. Go to the second row of townhouses, to 18775 (Summer Oak Court) has a brick front, tan trim. Jeff's phone number is 301 540-6421. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

September 20 (Wednesday): SB509 Debate, Randallstown High School Auditorium 400 Offut Road,- Randallstown. Debate info.

September 22 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

September 23 (Saturday): 8:30 am - 6:00 pm. Germantown Oktoberfest. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

September 24 (Sunday): 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Gaithersburg Old Towne Day. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

September 25 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

September 25 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

September 27 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

September 27 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

September 27 (Wednesday): SB509 Debate, Loch Raven High School 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Loch Raven. Debate info.

September 29 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

September 29 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium. Baltimore County Central Committee meeting. This month only, LDDS North (Timonium) meets on the 5th Friday, and will begin with the Fall Baltimore County Central Committee meeting. This is to replace the 3rd Friday LDDS. Meeting place is AMF Bowling Lanes Lounge, across from the State Fair Grounds race track on York Rd. LDDS Timonium returns to its new schedule of 7 pm, 3rd Friday of the month, in October.

October 4 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. SB509 Debate, Kenwood High School Auditorium 501 Stemmers Run Road, Essex. Debate info.

October 6 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

October 7-8 (Saturday-Sunday): 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. Fells Point Festival (Baltimore). Setup 8:00 am Saturday. Booth space #26, E. side of Broadway, between Lancaster and Aliceanna streets. Let me know if you can help at the booth. Contact Bill Buzzell.

October 7 (Saturday): 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Frederick In The Streets. The booth will be in the Celebrate Frederick blocks (between 5th and 7th Streets). If you aren't familiar with it, In The Streets is an annual event that last year drew about 50-60K people into downtown Frederick. The city blocks off Market Street (MD RT 355) for about 8 or nine blocks, having entertainment, food, and informational booths all over the place. The booth is 10'x10' and they provide a table and chairs. I am looking for some assistance. The booth will be up from noon until 4 (it can be up until 6, but I have to leave at 4, so unless I have some volunteers stay until 6, it will come down with me when I have to leave. Spear and Wayne have 10x10 tents so that part is covered (no pun intended). I need some help with some outreach items!!! Banners/Signs (professionally done ones, not hand made); Matchbooks (which will be given away to smokers, not just put on the table for all to grab, so we can't have any complaints about little kids getting matches); Harry Browne literature and signs would be great; the standard LP and MDLP brochures; MD Voter Registration forms (the ones with the LP on it); (I'll see if I can get some next week when I go to the county elections office to get the list of registered LP'ers in the county, but if anyone has any extras let me know); Buttons, signs, bumper stickers, regular stickers, pens, pencils, anything that can be given away; I have about 150-200 "Smallest Political Quiz" but if someone has more that'd be great! Blue table cloth. (I can buy one if needed, but if someone already has one, that would be good); Coordinate with me if you can help out. Also, I'd like to be coordinated in our manner of dress... Jeans (dark color) and LP blue shirt/jacket/coat. Unless it is 100 degrees or 20 below, I'll be wearing jeans and my LP windbreaker. Thanks in advance, Mike Barnes.

October 11 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. SB509 Debate, Perry Hall High School Auditorium 4601 Ebenezer Road, Perry Hall. Debate info.

October 11 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

October 11 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

October 13 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

October 13 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

October 14 (Saturday): 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Campaign Skills Workshop. Led by Bill Gawthrop, Legislative Director for ABATE. There is NO cost for the workshop, and it will be at the Maryland State Republican HQ on West Street in Annapolis. [Yes, it's open to Libertarians, too!] Topics include: Campaign Organization; Fundraising Techniques; Coalition Building; Campaign Strategies; Public Relations; Opposition Research; Media Techniques; Issues Identification; and Theme Development. Who should attend: Present and future candidates -- focus is on 2002; Their staffs; Members of interest groups. "This is a How To Fight class....not a GOPAC information briefing. No more Mr. Nice Guy or Go Along to Get Along. Here you learn to draw blood." I heartily encourage any who are considering campaigns in 2002 -- or sooner -- to attend! Steve Boone.

For your reservation, call: Bill Gawthrop 410-451-2610.

October 16 (Monday): 7:30-10:00 pm. Montgomery County LP Business Meeting at Glenn Howard's place, 2105 Walsh View Terrrace, #102, Silver Spring MD. The condo is on the ground floor of building 2105 Walsh View Terrace in the Americana Finnmark community. Enter from Georgia Avenue 1200 feet north of Forest Glen Rd., which is just north of the Beltway. Due to heavy traffic on Georgia Av., it is best to enter by turning right while soutbound on Georgia Av. Go through the gatehouse area and continue perpendicular to Georgia Av. all the way to the rear of the community. Turn left on Walsh View Ter., and go 600 feet, past Blundon Dr. on the left, to Building 2105 on the left. The door to #102 is in the breezeway on the ground floor. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793.

October 20 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

October 20 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

October 21 (Saturday): 2:00 pm. The Libertarian Club of Baltimore has adopted a 3/4 mile section of Charles Street just south of the Beltway under the MD State Adopt-A-Highway Program. This is an LP publicity / Public Relations project of the Baltimore Area (and some very welcome other) Libertarians. We meet at the Ruxton Center on Charles Street (about one mile South of I-695). NEEDED: old brooms, rakes, mops, etc. to make trash pick up sticks. We have only 2 or 3 left. Bring them to the highway clean up or get them to someone who is going. Can also bring them to the Balto Co. central comm. meeting on 9-29, or drop them on the porch of 7806 Saint Fabian Lane 21222 any time. If you would like to join us, contact Bill Buzzell.

October 21 (Saturday): 8:30 - 9:30 am. Here is an outreach we can attend, reach firearm owners, and get them interested in the Libertarian Party and Harry Browne. The formal demonistration will be from 8:30am to 9:30am when there should be a large group of gun owners waitting to get in for bargins at the show. The Republican, Reform and Constitutional Parties will be there. See below. I plan to be there most of the day; outside or in the gun show. Remember the gun show ban initiative could spread to other counties. I already hear something may be happen in Prince George's County. I will bring LP handouts. You may RSVP to me (Glenn Howard 301 585-1793).

"Non-partisan Civil Rights Rally" A Demonstration in Defense of the Constitution of the United States of America. Montgomery County Fairgrounds 7 Dalamar Street (Entrance near N. Frederick Ave. Rt. 355) Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877-2501. Assemble at 8:00 am at Dalamar St. entrance. Demonstrators are encouraged to bring pro-gun rights signs and wear pro-2nd Amendment clothing. After the rally, demonstrators may attend the Silverado Promotions Gun Show ($5 per adult, children free), the Gaithersburg Flea Market (free) and/or stick around for more spontaneous demonstrations which may be held later on during the day. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP and you may also contact the following for more information: Augustus Alzona 301-530-8883; Beth Caherty 301-587-2913.

October 23 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

October 23 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

October 23 (Monday): 7:00-8:30 pm. LWV Howard County Candidates Forum. Location: Board rooms A and B at the Howard County Public School System's Administration Building, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City 21042. Contact Steve Boone.

October 25 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

October 25 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

October 25 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. SB509 Debate, Patapsco High School Auditorium 8100 Wise Avenue, Dundalk. Debate info.

October 25 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. Harry Browne Reception -- Baltimore. Hyatt Regency (Inner Harbor).

  • 7:00 light refreshments
  • 7:30-9:30 Harry Browne, Libertarian Candidate for President
  • Introduction and Master of Ceremonies, Michael Cloud

There is no charge for attendance, and everyone is encouraged to bring friends, family, coworkers, etc. Contact: Steven Sass, Maryland State Volunteer Coordinator, 410-602-8401; or Beth Newman, 301-588-3704.

October 27 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

October 28 (Saturday): 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Campaign Skills Workshop. See October 14.

November 1 (Wednesday): 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Congressional Candidates Forum. Glass Pavilion (Levering Hall), Homewood campus, Johns Hopkins University. Support Joe Pomykala, third district candidate. League of Women Voters. Directions.

November 3 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

November 7 (Tuesday): ELECTION DAY! Help out at the polls.

November 8 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

November 8 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

November 10 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

November 10 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

November 11 (Saturday): MdLP Fall Convention

November 17 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

November 17 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

November 18 (Saturday): 6:00 pm. Bruce Baechler Memorial Dinner. We will share a meal and photos and stories about Bruce. His libertarian and his IWW friends are invited, and if friends of both ilk show, and and don't have a food fight, Bruce will be very proud.

I chose the Yenching Palace (Chinese) at 3524 Connecticut Ave NW (west side) because it is right on the Cleveland Park metro. Also it is a la carte, allowing us to choose at the restaurant and/or inexpensively, for those on a budget. Most main courses are under $10.00. It's the restaurant where American and Russian representatives met during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and decided NOT to annihilate us all in a nuclear war.

I know of about 5-7 people, including Bruce's sister Margaret, who are definites so far. PLEASE RSVP ASAP since the area we've reserved only holds 20, but we can reserve a larger area if more RSVP. Please feel free to circulate to any of Bruce's friends you think might have missed this announcement.

Contact: Carol Moore, 202-635-3739.

November 20 (Monday): 7:30 - 10:00 pm. Montgomery County LP Social Meeting at Jeff Keller's: on I-270 (north of Gaithersburg) take the Middlebrook Road, west (exit 13B). Turn left at the second traffic light onto Waring Station Road. After 7/10 miles, turn left onto Summer Oak Drive; go to the traffic circle and turn right onto Summer Oak Court. Turn into the second parking lot (on the left at the bottom of the hill) and park in any unreserved space. Go to the second row of townhouses, to 18775 (Summer Oak Court) has a brick front, tan trim. Jeff's phone number is 301 540-6421. Contact: Glenn Howard, 301-585-1793. This will be a good time to talk over election returns!

November 22 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

November 22 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

November 24 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

November 24 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

November 27 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Harford County LP meeting.

November 27 (Monday): 7:00 pm. Northwest Corridor Libertarians.

December 1 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

December 8 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Anne Arundel County.

December 8 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

December 9 (Saturday): 6:00 pm - Midnight. MdLP and Montgomery County LP Holiday Party/Pot Luck Dinner. Libertarians from Maryland and the Washington area, their guests, and those who are interested in meeting libertarians are invited. This event usually draws about 25 to 35 people.

Location: Doris Gordon's home (phone 301-460-4141) 13424 Hathaway Drive, Wheaton MD 20906 near the intersection of Layhill Rd. and Hathaway Drive. Directions:

From I-495 Beltway, exit 31 north on Georgia Ave (MD97). Go 3.4 miles north on Georgia Ave. to Layhill Rd. (MD 182). There is a traffic signal at Layhill Rd. Bear right (a 45 degree turn) on Layhill Rd. and proceed north 1.1 miles to Hathaway Drive on left. There is no traffic signal at Hathaway Dr. Turn left on Hathaway Dr. The first house on the right, 150 feet from the intersection, is 13424 Hathaway Drive. There is ample parking on both sides of Hathaway Drive, as well as in the court across the street.

Metro: The nearest Metro station is Glenmont (Red Line), which is about 500 feet northwest of the intersection of Georgia Ave. and Layhill Rd. It would be about a 20 minute fast walk (one mile) north on Layhill Rd. to Hathaway Dr. There is no bus service north on Layhill Rd. from the Metro Station on weekends. Parts of Layhill Rd. are poorly lit at night; it may be advisable to bring a flashlight if you try to walk that route. When you get to the Glenmont Metro Station, you may try calling 301-460-4141 and ask if someone can drive down from the party to pick you up. If you are being picked up by someone unfamiliar with the Glenmont station, it may be easier to meet in front of the 7-11 store on Georgia Ave. near Layhill Rd., which is 400 feet southeast of the Metro station. That 7-11 parking lot is easily accessible from Layhill Rd. driving southbound and from Georgia Ave. driving northbound. If driving southbound on Layhill Rd., turn right into the laundromat parking lot just before the Georgia Ave. intersection to get to the 7-11. The last Metro train leaves the Glenmont station at 1:37 am, under the Friday and Saturday extended hours for Metro.

Business meeting: There will be a Montgomery County LP business meeting, including selection of MCLP officers for the coming 2-year term. The business meeting is scheduled to start at 7 pm. We are looking for someone to edit and produce the MCLP newsletter, after Jeff Keller moves to Frederick County in the Spring.

Pot Luck Dinner: The official pot luck plan is based on the first letter of your last name:

A-E Salad or beverage; F-J Appetizers; K-O side dish; P-T entree; U-T dessert. Or you may bring drinks. Paper plates, cups, napkins, and plastic utensils have already been arranged. Please bring something: even if it's a bucket of chicken from Kentucky Fried Chicken, tossed salad from Giant Food, a box of cookies from 7-Eleven, etc. Please let Gerry Schneider know what you are planning to bring to the Pot Luck. His phone number is 301-929-8593.

Wrapped Gift Blind Auction: If you have one or more new or used items such as interesting books, knick-knacks, curios, etc. to contribute to the blind auction, please wrap them and bring them along. Don't hesitate to bring several items; the more the merrier. We suggest that each package contain an item or items with a total value of $5 or more. The blind auction is fun, whether you bid a little or bid a lot. Bid a little, and you may end up with a bargain. Bid a lot, and you may get a chance to switch with a lower bidder for what you really want. The rules are complicated, so let Dean handle the details, and enjoy.

Contact: Ron Kean.

December 13 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Eastern Baltimore County.

December 13 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

December 15 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Timonium.

December 15 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

December 22 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.

December 27 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. LDDS, Prince Georges County.

December 27 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Montgomery County.

December 29 (Friday): 7:00 pm. LDDS, Baltimore City.


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