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Libertarian Party of Maryland

2008 Events

January 5 (Saturday): 7:00 pm. Baltimore LP meeting and raffle drawing. All cordially invited to Lorenzo and Susan Gaztanaga's home in Cedonia. We will hold the raffle drawing and conduct any other business that we think will further the cause of liberty in our area of metro Baltimore. We'll provide some light snacks (chips, etc.) - bring whatever you would like to drink. Contact: .

January 14 (Monday): Deadline for submissions for the February issue of the Free? State Libertarian.

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

January 16 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting via teleconference. Contact  to attend.

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

January 25 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Cecil County Libertarians.

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

February 4 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 11 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 14 (Thursday): Frederick Douglass and Terry Atwood memorial day (MdLP Central Committee resolution 2/20/99).

    WHEREAS Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was a champion of the liberty of all people throughout his life;
    WHEREAS the life and person of Frederick Douglass provide to all of us an excellent practical, political, and moral example of libertarian thought in action;
    WHEREAS Frederick Douglass was born, raised, enslaved, and ultimately liberated in the Free State of Maryland;
    WHEREAS Terry Atwood, long-time Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Maryland and our friend and fellow fighter for liberty recently departed, likewise fought for freedom in the Free State;
    WHEREAS the life and person of Terry Atwood likewise provide to all of us an excellent practical, political, and moral example of libertarian thought in action;
    WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Maryland is committed to the liberation of all Marylanders and all people from force, oppression, and enslavement;
    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Party dedicate permanently the 14th Day of February every year to the memory of two Marylanders who fought for freedom against harsh odds: Frederick Douglass and Terry Atwood.
    AND BE IT RESOLVED that this Party dedicate all business and other activities of February 20, 1999, to the memory of Frederick Douglass and Terry Atwood.

February 18 (Monday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Owings Mills. Contact  to attend.

February 18 (Monday): 8:00 pm. Program Committee meeting in Owings Mills. Contact  to attend.

February 18 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 22 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Cecil County Libertarians.

February 25 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 1 (Saturday): MdLP annual convention. Location: Squire's Italian Restaurant, 6723 Holabird Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222. Click for more information. Contact: .

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

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

March 14-16 (Friday-Sunday): LPPA / NJLP / WVLP Annual Convention in Malvern, PA.

March 17 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 23 (Sunday): 3:00 pm. Montgomery County LP Central Committee meeting in Takoma Park. Agenda: elect officers for the county party so that we can resume activity under the Maryland Election laws. All interested Montgomery County Libertarians are encouraged to attend, though you must be a current member of the Maryland Libertarian Party in order to vote for officers or to be elected to the Executive Board. Contact: .

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

March 28 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Cecil County Libertarians.

March 31 (Monday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting via teleconference. Contact   to attend.

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

April 7 (Monday): Maryland medical marijuana meeting in Annapolis. WHAT: Meeting of patients, activists, and supportive legislators; WHEN: beginning at noon; WHERE: Offices of Alexander and Cleaver, 54 State Circle, Annapolis, MD; If you're able to attend, please R.S.V.P. to Zane Hurst by e-mailing Zane@mpp.org or calling (202) 462-5747, ext. 119.; The Drug Policy Alliance and Americans for Safe Access have organized this event. The day will begin at noon at the lobbying offices of Alexander and Cleaver, where everyone will have lunch at the annual Sine Die cookout. Then, the group will walk to the visitor center to take a tour of the Statehouse and legislative office buildings. You will need picture identification to enter the buildings. At 3:00 p.m., there will be a meet and greet with supportive legislators. If you are interested in attending, please contact Zane Hurst by e-mailing Zane@mpp.org or calling (202) 462-5747, ext. 119. It's important that we know who is going to attend on Monday, so we can plan accordingly. If you can't make it at noon, but can come later in the day, we'd still like to see you and you'll be able to meet up with the group. Please just let us know that when you R.S.V.P. Because we'll be meeting with legislators, it is important that everyone dress professionally and at least wear business casual clothes. Please don't wear clothing with pictures of marijuana plants or leaves. Also, everyone will be given a button to wear so they'll know why we're there. If you have any questions, please e-mail Zane@mpp.org.

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

April 9 (Wednesday): 1:15 pm. Holiday Park Think Tank Reading and Discussion, hosted by Gerald Schneider. Steven Horwitz' essay Capitalism and the Family. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).

April 14 (Monday): 7:30 pm. Ron Paul at Goucher.

April 15 (Tuesday): Tax Day protests.

April 19 (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 School on Charles Street (right side going south, about 3/4 mile south of I-695). For anyone who needs community service hours, time spent on this project will count toward that requirement. If you are planning on helping out, please contact .

April 25 (Friday): 5:00 pm. Cecil County Libertarians.

April 25 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Ron Smith Fans April Meeting, Hunt Valley Towne Centre.

May 1 (Thursday): 1:00-4:10 pm. Movies with Messages, hosted by Gerald Schneider. The 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg about the Holocaust. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).

May 3/4 (Saturday-Sunday): Towsontown Spring Festival. Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Setup is 1-2 hours before opening. We need help to cover all hours. Vehicles must be off the grounds by 8 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday. Close down on both days at 7:00 pm, but we won't be able to get vehicles in to load up until 7:30 or 8:00 pm. If you can help any time on either day please let me know. Our booth location is 353 on the south side of Chesapeake Ave about 1/2 block west of York Road. For anyone who needs community service hours, time spent on this project will count toward that requirement. Parking garages closest to our booth: (1) From the beltway Exit 26 (Towson South-York Rd), south on York Rd, right on Pennsylvania Ave, left at first street; (2) South on York Rd, just past Chesapeake Ave, left into library Parking; (3) South on York Rd, right on Bosley Ave (Towson By-Pass) left on Susquehanna Ave, Two lots, one at Baltimore Ave, and one at Washington Ave. Parking fee is $4.00 for entire day. If you need to use mapquest, the address you should use is 400 Washington Ave, Towson, MD 21204. On the fair days I will have my cell phone on if you need help finding us. Contact: .

May 5 (Monday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting via teleconference. Contact   to attend.

May 19 (Monday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Central Committee meeting in Owings Mills. Agenda: Nomination of Gary W. Hoover, Sr. for U.S. Congress, 6th district. RSVP to  to attend.

May 22-26 (Thursday-Monday): National LP Convention, Denver.

May 23 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Cecil County Libertarians.

June 2 (Monday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Owings Mills. Contact  to attend.

June 9 (Monday): 1:15 pm. Holiday Park Think Tank Reading and Discussion, hosted by Gerald Schneider. The essay by Paul Johnson, 2006 Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree: HEROES: What Great Statesmen Have to Teach Us. Schneider suggests this reading might give cause to reflect on our upcoming election. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).

June 16 (Monday): Deadline for submissions for the July issue of the Free? State Libertarian.

June 22 (Sunday): Baltimore Pride Festival. Druid Hill Park. Contact: .

June 27 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Cecil County Libertarians.

July 4 (Friday): 74th Dundalk Heritage 4th of July Parade. Line up 7:15 am in the Logan Village Shopping Center on Dundalk Ave. The Libertarians will be meeting at the South end of the parking lot just past the last store. We all need to park away from the street side of the parking lot as that section is used to line up the parade. Step off will depend on where they put us in the parade. Our designated location is "Blue 1-3". If they follow the system from previous years that puts us in the first part of the third group. They line up Red, White, and Blue. Expect to be done by 12:00 or 12:30. The theme this year is "The Birth of America". We are looking for ideas that will play on that theme. This year we will have an historic car in our section as we have a volunteer to drive his 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner. Directions: From the south - come over the Key bridge and use the first exit immediately after crossing the bridge. Left at the "T" and follow around to Dundalk Ave exit. Right on Dundalk Ave. Go all the way to the end of the parking lot before you try to turn in. The later you show up, the harder it's going to be to fight the traffic. This parade draws a CROWD! From the north - I-695 to Eastern Ave (toward the city) to Dundalk Ave (left turn) to Logan Village Shopping Center. Please let me know if you are planning to be there. On the day of the parade I'll have my cell phone with me. Contact: .

July 8 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Central Committee meeting in Owings Mills. Agenda: Nomination of Ian Thomas for U.S. Congress, 8th district. Also Executive Board meeting. RSVP to  to attend.

July 12 (Saturday): 10:00 am. Gary Hoover, the MdLP's 6th Congressional District candidate for the US House of Representatives, will be participating in the Damascus Day event, being held in Damascus, Montgomery County. His space will be located near the Damascus Chevrolet building on Main Street.

July 19 (Saturday): 11:00 am -8:00 pm. Chesapeake Pride Festival. Rain or shine at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General's Highway (Route 178) Crownsville, MD. I-97 to exit 5, bear right (southwest) onto SR-178, 1.6 mi to fairgrounds. Please if you can help staff the booth, and what portion of time you can be there.

July 19 (Saturday): 5:00 - 10:00 pm. Gary Hoover at the Williamsport Bike Nite.

July 25 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Cecil County Libertarians.

July 27 (Sunday): 4:00 pm. Darlene Nicholas, our candidate for the 5th Congressional District, is holding a cookout and fundraiser at her place in Beltsville in P.G. County. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. If you could bring some chips, drinks, or a dish, it would be greatly appreciated! Contact: .

August 2 (Saturday): Rescheduled for August 16 due to rain! 9:00 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 School on Charles Street (right side going south, about 3/4 mile south of I-695). For anyone who needs community service hours, time spent on this project will count toward that requirement. If you are planning on helping out, please contact .

August 2 (Saturday): 6:00 - 11:00 pm. Campaign 2008 Black and White Summer Gala at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Main Ballroom, Aberdeen, MD. Lorenzo Gaztaņaga will be speaking for a few minutes, and handing out literature. Contact: .

August 9 (Saturday): 2:00 pm. MdLP picnic and Central Committee meeting at 16 Partridge Lane, North East, MD 21901 (Dave Sten’s home). CC meeting will begin at 4 pm. The Stens will provide and prepare all the food and beverages, including hamburgers, hot dogs, potato and macaroni salad, soda, juice, water, and beer. The cost is only $10. There will be areas set up for horseshoes and volleyball, and there will be a canoe available. Anyone who wishes to camp out overnight may do so. Bring folding chairs. Directions: take North I-95 to exit 100 (North East). Merge onto Route 272 South toward North East and U.S. 40. Continue south on 272 about 2.4 miles to the U.S. 40 intersection, and continue south on 272 (Main Street) through the town of North East. On the other side of town Main Street becomes 272 South and is a two-way road. Continue south for another 5.5 miles. Turn left onto Elk River Lane. (Note: You will notice that Elk River Lane is near when the shoulder of the road disappears and the speed limit changes from 50 mph to 40 mph.) Travel 0.6 miles and then turn right onto Elk River Lane (Elk River Lane is a dirt lane. Dave will make sure that signs directing people to the picnic will be visible.) Follow Elk River Lane for 0.4 miles, and turn right onto Partridge Lane. (There is a row of about 20 mailboxes at the turn for Partridge Lane.) Travel a few hundred feet to Dave’s house (small blue cottage on the left). Turn into his driveway, and continue through the grass along the line of trees – the location is at the bottom of the hill. (Note: $5.00 toll on I-95 and Route 40 northbound, but free southbound on both. No toll on Route 1.) Contact: .

August 16 (Saturday): 9:00 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 School on Charles Street (right side going south, about 3/4 mile south of I-695). For anyone who needs community service hours, time spent on this project will count toward that requirement. If you are planning on helping out, please contact .

August 22 (Friday): 7:00 pm. Cecil County Libertarians.

August 26 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting via teleconference. Contact   to attend.

September 6 (Saturday): 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Lorenzo Gaztaņaga speaking at the VIP Wine and Cheese Reception and Candidate Forum hosted by the Libertarian National Committee and the Libertarian National Congressional Committee, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Tidewater Room, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Contact: .

September 11 (Thurssday): 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Candidates Forum sponsored by the Masonry Association. Cracked Claw, 3363 Urbana Pike, Frederick. Gary Hoover, Sr. will be present.

September 13 (Saturday): 9:00 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 School on Charles Street (right side going south, about 3/4 mile south of I-695). For anyone who needs community service hours, time spent on this project will count toward that requirement. If you are planning on helping out, please contact .

September 16 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. LWV Candidates Forum for Congressional District 6. Community Media Center. The event will be broadcast live on local cable, and rebroadcast until election day. Gary Hoover, Sr. will be present.

September 17 (Wednesday): 1:15 pm. Holiday Park Think Tank Reading and Discussion, hosted by Gerald Schneider. Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore. A DVD documentary. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).

September 18 (Thursday): 7:00 - 9:00 pm. LWV General Election Candidates Forum for Congressional Districts 1, 2 and 6. Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland. This forum will be videotaped live by Harford Cable Network for broadcast on Armstrong Channel 7 and Comcast Channel 21 during the entire month of October. Gary Hoover, Sr. and Lorenzo Gaztaņaga will be present.

September 19 (Friday). NARFE Chapter #409 Forum - 6th District Candidates. Frederick. Gary Hoover, Sr. will be present.

September 20 (Saturday): 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Lorenzo Gaztaņaga at the Second Annual Legislative Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Community Councils of Edgewood/Joppa/Joppatowne, Edgewood Senior Center, 1000 Gateway Road, Edgewood, MD 21040. Moderator: Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger. Contact: .

September 20 (Saturday): 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Candidates Debate sponsored by the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Elks Lodge, 289 Willowdale Drive, Frederick. Gary Hoover, Sr. will be present.

September 20 (Saturday): 6:00 - 8:00 pm. An Evening with Darlene H. Nicholas. Branchville VFW Post 5627, 5051 Branchville Road, College Park, MD 20705. Special Guest Speaker: Adam Kokesh, "An Iraq Veteran's Perspective on the War." by Thursday, September 18. Donations Will Be Gladly Accepted & Appreciated.

September 21 (Sunday): 10:00am - 6:00 pm. Essex Day Festival. Meet candidates Lorenzo Gaztaņaga and Ian Thomas. Set up is 7:00-9:00 am. The festival is held on the 4000 and 500 blocks of Eastern Blvd in Essex. From the Baltimore beltway, I-695, take the Eastern Blvd exit going East, away from Baltimore. When you come to the road block, turn right for one block, then turn left to parallel Eastern Blvd. About one mile later you'll come to the Post Office at Taylor Ave. There are large (free) parking lots on both sides of Talyor. Walk up Taylor to Eastern. Locations of the booths won't be set until the day of the festival; but we are usually in that first block to the left of Taylor. If you have trouble finding the booth call me on my cell. If you are planning to help out, please let me know by e-mail or phone. Contact .

September 24 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting via teleconference. Contact   to attend.

September 26 (Friday): 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Ron Smith Show Fans will hear about The Big Read in Maryland at The Charred Rib Restaurant at 12 W. Ridgely Road in the York Ridge Shopping Center in Timonium. The Community Foundation of Washington Co. will talk about how they are helping the federally-funded Big Read program fight our ongoing literary decline. They‘ll discuss their success with featured book To Kill a Mockingbird and their plans for A Great Gatsby. Join us and continue the informed discussions Ron Smith “The Voice of Reason” brings up on the air and get to know like-minded people! Feel free to order off the menu. Plenty of free parking available. Interested visitors are welcome to attend. Contact: .

September 30 (Tuesday): 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 1st Congressional District debate. Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, Holloway Hall. Dr. Richard Davis will be participating, along with Frank Kratovil and Andy Harris.

October 3 (Friday): 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Register to Vote Party. Owl Nest, 5732 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. Phone: Linda, 301-228-2401

October 4/5 (Saturday/Sunday): 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. Fells Point Fun Festival. Meet candidate Lorenzo Gaztaņaga. The LP booth will be in the same place as last year in the 700 block of S. Broadway (west side). Street parking is hard to come by; but there are two new parking garages in the 800 & 900 blocks of Caroline St. (see map) just 4 blocks West of Broadway. The festival runs from 11 AM to 7 PM both days; but the instructions say we must be completely set up and ready for customers by 9:45 AM each day. (Don't ask.) Need help both days, all hours. CAN YOU HELP? WHEN? We have generic LP literature; but could use anything you could come up with that has Bob Barr's (or our other candidate's) name on it. Bring it to the festival or call me and I'll come get it. If you have trouble finding us, I'll have my cell phone turned on during Festival hours. Contact .

October 8 (Wednesday): 7:30 am. Candidates Forum sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Plaza Hotel, Hagerstown. Gary Hoover, Sr. will be present.

October 8 (Wednesday): 7:30 pm. Candidates debate at Frederick County Community College. Gary Hoover, Sr. will be present.

October 11 (Saturday): 9:00 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 School on Charles Street (right side going south, about 3/4 mile south of I-695). For anyone who needs community service hours, time spent on this project will count toward that requirement. If you are planning on helping out, please contact .

October 16 (Thursday): 6:30 pm. Candidates Debate. Salisbury Rotary Club. Richard Davis will be present.

October 23 (Thursday): 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Candidates Forum sponsored by the Hagerstown Herald Mail. Keplar Auditorium, Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown. Gary Hoover, Sr. will be present.

October 24 (Friday): 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Ron Smith Show Fans will hear about the workings of the General Assembly at The Charred Rib Restaurant at 12 W. Ridgely Road in the York Ridge Shopping Center in Timonium. Join us and continue the informed discussions Ron Smith “The Voice of Reason” brings up on the air and get to know like-minded people! Feel free to order off the menu. Plenty of free parking available. Interested visitors are welcome to attend. Contact: .

October 27 (Monday): 1:15 pm. Holiday Park Think Tank Reading and Discussion, hosted by Gerald Schneider. The Importance of the President. Points of view on who should vote, whether the President can manage the economy, and liberty and freedom in general. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).

October 28 (Tuesday): 4:00 pm. LWV Candidates Debate. Cadby Theater. Chesapeake College, Wye Mills. Richard Davis will be present.

October 28 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting via teleconference. Contact   to attend.

November 4 (Tuesday): Election Day. Contact: to help at the polls.

November 10 (Monday): Deadline for submissions for the December issue of the Free? State Libertarian.

November 15 (Saturday): 2:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board and Looking toward 2010 campaign planning meetings at the New Towne Diner, 11316 Reisterstown Road (at High Falcon Rd.), Owings Mills. RSVP to .

December 17 (Wednesday): 1:00-4:10 pm. Movies with Messages, hosted by Gerald Schneider. The 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness about pursuing the American Dream. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).

December 18 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting via teleconference. Contact   to attend.


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