January 7/8 (Wednesday/Thursday): 1:15-3:00 pm. Movies with Messages, hosted by Gerald Schneider. 2005 BBC documentary The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear. Comparisons of the origins of the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the U.S. and the radical Islamist movement. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).
January 19 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
January 26 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
January 30 (Friday): 6:00 pm. Ron Smith Show Fans are going to Annapolis. Delegate Don Dwyer will inform us about the legislature, about the process of committee hearings where our legislators get pro-and-con input from citizens, about issues this upcoming Session, and why it’s important to get involved. He’ll show us into a committee room and give us pointers for testifying. Get to know your state capital and enjoy a Friday evening in Annapolis with others who want MD government to be accountable to its citizens and to the law. Contact: .
February 2 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 9 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
WHEREAS Frederick Douglass
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February 16 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 23 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 28 (Saturday): Last day for discounted price for the March 7 Convention.
March 2 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 3 (Tuesday). Salisbury City Council primary election. Muir Boda's website.
March 7 (Saturday): 6:00-10:00 pm. MdLP annual convention. Location: Squire's Italian Restaurant, 6723 Holabird Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222. Featured Speaker: Judge John Buttrick, Superior Court of Arizona justice. $30 (includes dinner) by Feb. 28, $35 afterwards. Mail Check to PO Box 176, Abingdon, MD 21009-0176 or click the credit cards at the left to pay online. Contact: .
March 9 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 16 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 23 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 30 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 2 (Thursday): 7:30 pm. Freedom on the Shore startup meeting in Easton for a new group on the Central Eastern Shore. Freedom on the Shore will spread a message of hope through such traditional American values like free markets, individual rights, limited constitutional government, and sound money. RSVP to Michael Anderson at 410-690-4894 for location.
April 6 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 7 (Tuesday): Salisbury City Council general election. Muir Boda's website.
April 13 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 15 (Wednesday): Noon - 2:00 pm. Annapolis Tax Day Tea Party. If you are fed up with the FED, Bailouts and BIG government show your support! Location: Campbell Park, Dock Street, Annapolis, MD. Host: Aaron Jones (email@example.com).
April 15 (Wednesday): Salisbury Tax Day Tea Party. Host: Chris Lewis (410-726-3026, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook Page = Salisbury Tax Day Tea Party ~ Maryland).
April 15 (Wednesday): 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Cecil County Tea Party. Grounds of Elkton Christian Academy, Appleton Rd and Elkton/Newark Rd. (Rt. 279). Bring your signs!! Taxed Enough Already? Concerned about excessive government spending, borrowing and taxing? Come, join with thousands nationwide on April 15 to send a message to our elected officials that enough is enough!! Contact: 443-722-4027, 410-688-1399.
April 24 (Friday): 5:15 - 7:15 pm. Ron Smith Show Fans monthly meeting. Location: HighTopps Backstage Grille in Timonium off York Rd. just north of the MD State Fairgrounds [parking is available directly across the street from the restaurant]. What: Dave Wallace, organizer of Maryland Republican Meetup and host of a conservative radio show, will talk about his grassroots conservative vision for Maryland and for influencing 2010 elections. Then we’ll continue the informed discussion Ron Smith brings up on the air. Bring something you have researched and want to discuss! RSVP: .
April 25 (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 1/2 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 (Saturday): 9:00 am - noon. We the People Foundation for Constitutional Education. Location: Sleep Inn & Suites, 10127 Washington Blvd., Laurel, MD 20724 (301-604-6200). Directions: I-95, exit 38A. Take Rt. 1 South. Contact: email@example.com.
May 2/3 (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 11 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 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. We WILL be collecting ballot access signatures again this year. Who's willing to help? 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 19 (Tuesday): 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Harford Property Tax Revolt. Where: Next to the County Council offices in Bel Air at the intersection of Route 22 and Bond Street, across from Magerk's and PNC Bank.
June 6 (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 1/2 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 .
June 10 (Wednesday): 1:15 pm. A Holiday Park Think Tank reading and discussion program, with facilitator Gerald Schneider and Behind the Headlines contributor Jay Baker. Is What You Know About the Great Depression Really So? How would our memory measure up to the facts and how would some of those financial and more personal lessons learned, apply today? Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).
June 12 (Friday): 1:15 pm. Movies with Messages, hosted by Gerald Schneider. This 2007 thinking person’s even-handed film about “taking a stand” and patriotism against the background of U.S. foreign policy and the war in Afghanistan: Lions for Lambs. A Republican Senator trying to sell a new strategy to a seasoned reporter and a professor trying to engage interest from an apathetic student. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).
June 21 (Sunday): 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Baltimore Pride Festival. Druid Hill Park. Need help to load up, haul in, set up, operate the booth, tear down, haul out and put away. Urgent need = one person for load up at 7 AM and one for put away at about 7:30 or 8 PM. Contact: .
June 28 (Sunday): 1:00 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting and special Central Committee meeting for the purpose of nominating candidates for the 2010 elections. Location: An Poitin Stil ("The Still"), 2323 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093. Contact: .
June 30 (Tuesday): 6:30 pm. Ron Smith Show Fans meeting. Location: HighTopps Backstage Grille at 2306 York Rd in Timonium just north of the MD state fairgrounds [parking is available directly across the street from the restaurant]. What: Towson Distinguished Professor Rick Vatz - expert in persuasion and wordsmithing – will give pointers for effective letter writing and will talk about his experiences writing letters. RSVP: .
July 4 (Saturday):
75th 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.
DO NOT park in the area from the middle of the lot to the street. That area is needed to line up the Parade. Park in the area near the stores. Our designated location is "RED-3-16".
They line up red, white, and blue. So, being in the red group means we go near the front of the parade and will be done early this year. The theme this year is "75 years of Community Spirit - A Celebration of Generations".
Do any of you have any ideas on how we can use this theme to advertise Libertarians? We will have a pickup truck to decorate. Ideas? Do any of you have an in with the "rein-actors" community? People in period costume marching with us would be great! Please send me any ideas you have (no matter how far out).
July 8 (Wednesday): 1:15 pm. A Holiday Park Think Tank reading and discussion program. Gerald Schneider, Ph.D., facilitates the discussion of healthy lifestyles and how we measure up based on two articles: Understanding Risk: What Do Those Headlines Really Mean? and Healthy Aging: Lessons from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).
August 1 (Saturday): noon-6:00 pm. Chesapeake Pride Festival. Rain or shine at Mayo Beach Park. Contact: .
August 8 (Saturday): 1:00-3:00 pm. Baltimore LP Picnic and Central Committee meeting at Belmont Park, Pavilion 1, 8701 Walther Boulevard, in the Parkville area of Baltimore. DIRECTIONS: Beltway 695 to Exit 31 (Harford Road) North. Right on Joppa Road at traffic light. Right on Walther Blvd. at traffic light. The park entrance is on the left side. PARK RULES: No alcohol, no pets. RSVP to and indicate what you will bring.
August 22 (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: .
September 20 (Sunday): 10:00am - 6:00 pm. Essex Day Festival. Meet candidates. 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 Taylor. 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 .
October 3/4 (Saturday/Sunday): 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. Fells Point Fun Festival. Meet candidates. 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? If you have trouble finding us, I'll have my cell phone turned on during Festival hours. Contact .
November 21 (Saturday): 2:00 pm. MdLP Central Committee meeting in Owings Mills. Agenda: Nomination of candidates for Governor/Lt. Governor and other public offices; approval of Treasurer's Report. RSVP to to attend.
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