January 13 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. Tea Party March on Annapolis. Contact: .
January 23 (Saturday): 5:00 pm. Movie Night (Baltimore). Watch "April Morning," based on the novel by Howard Fast about the battles of Lexington and Concord. We'll be having a meeting of the BLP Executive Board before the movie. RSVP to .
January 25 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
January 27 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. Ron Paul Speaking at Loyola University.
February 1 (Monday): 1:15 pm. Movies with Messages, hosted by Gerald Schneider. Lawrence of Arabia: Peter O'Toole, in his first leading role, shows how British officer T.E. Lawrence united warring Arab factions to fight against the ruling Ottoman Empire Turks during WW I. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).
February 1 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 3 (Wednesday): 7:00-8:30 pm. Congressional Candidate Forum, District 1. Location: American Legion, 300 Cherry St., Perryville, MD 21903. Candidates: Congressman Frank Kratovil - (invitation declined); Senator Andy Harris - (confirmed); Dr. Richard Davis - (confirmed); Mr. Jack Wilson- (confirmed).
February 8 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
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February 15 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 22 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 26 (Friday): 6:00 pm. Bob Johnston speaking to the Ron Smith Show Fans group about the Maryland Libertarian Party. 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].
March 1 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 3 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. Lorenzo Gaztaņaga speaking to the Baltimore area Campaign for Liberty group. 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].
March 8 (Monday): Last day for discounted price for the March 13 Convention.
March 8 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 13 (Saturday): 1:00-9:00 pm. MdLP annual convention. Location: Squire's Italian Restaurant, 6723 Holabird Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222. More info here. Update: speaker about the possibility of a constitutional convention in Maryland. Click the credit cards at the left to pay online. Contact: .
March 15 (Monday): 7:00-8:30 pm. Town Hall Forum to discuss reforming the pension plans of our elected Baltimore County officials. Location: Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. Hosted by Americans for Prosperity Baltimore County.
March 15 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 22 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 26 (Friday): 6:00 pm. John Lofton, editor of The American View speaking to the Ron Smith Show Fans group about the Institute on the Constitution. Location: IOTC at 8028 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena MD 21122. Take Route 100 East toward Gibson Island. Take Exit 16 South onto Ritchie Highway. On the right look for the Horizons Building [brick building with clock tower you cant miss it]. Go to Suite 315. Contact: .
March 27 (Saturday): 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. The MdLP will have a table at the Maryland Tea Party Convention at the BPO Elks Lodge in Westminster. Many of our candidates will be there and encourage your attendance. $30 fee includes lunch. Contact: .
March 29 (Monday): 6:30 pm. Sheriff Richard Mack speaking and book signing in Westminster ($15). Note that the location has changed from what is shown on the flyer to: American Legion Hall, 2 Sycamore Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157.
March 29 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 5 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 12 (Monday): 1:15 pm. Movies with Messages, hosted by Gerald Schneider. The Last Days: Produced by Steven Spielberg, this 2003 Academy Award documentary traces the distinctive experience of 5 Hungarian Holocaust survivors who fell victim to the far-reaching Nazi policies and persecution up to and during the last year of World War II. The film uses actual testimonials from survivors to recreate the horrors and tragedies that occurred during Hitler's reign which are haunting, inspiring, and brutal. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).
April 12 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 15 (Thursday): noon - 2:00 pm. Tax Day Tea Party in Towson. Location: Courthouse Courtyard, 401 Bosley Avenue. The food will be pit beef, pulled pork, sliced turkey, chips and soda. The fun will be in helping people experience what it would be like to have government take over lunch and pretend that it was "free to all" (approximate cost of "free lunch," including mock taxes and fees: $7.50). We need help: 1. Hold up signs announcing the event at various intersections near the site from 7:30 to 9 am Monday, April 12 through Wednesday, April 14. We're focusing on the morning rush hour, but if you can only do the evening rush hour, that can be arranged. 2. Leaflet the area around the site Monday - Wednesday. 3. Help staff our booth. (See the two handouts above in the News section.) Contact: .
April 15 (Thursday): 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Rockville. Location: Maryland Avenue, Next to New Library, 20850. (See the two handouts above in the News section.)
April 17 (Saturday): 10:00 am - noon. GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt speaks at the Mid-Shore Tea Party. In addition to the speakers, there will be a flag ceremony, patriotic music and "Tossing of the Crates." Location: the Talbot County side of the Choptank River Fishing Piers. This is located adjacent to MD Route 50 near Cambridge. (See the two handouts above in the News section.)
April 21 (Wednesday): 8:00 pm. Welcome to the Civil War: Your Stake in the Battle Over Land Rights. Hosted by the University of Maryland Objectivist Club. Description: A vast political conflict in America pits neighbor against neighbor and permeates every corner of the nation. Each citizen -- at home, at work, at play, or simply traveling from place to place -- has vital interests at stake in the battles that rage all around. Are you building a house? Not if the neighbors object. Relaxing on your back porch? Look out for the eminent domain bulldozer. Operating a business? Beware the zoning officer. Visiting a public park? Make sure environmentalists dont mind. Drilling for oil? You must be joking. In the civil war over land rights in America, the combatants struggle to influence the governmental machinery that imposes fines, penalties, and jail terms on fellow citizens. What we call property rights these days are not rights at all, only temporary permissions based on political compromise.The result? Dwindling freedom and slowing progress. This provocative talk by an experienced trial lawyer suggests a permanent way out of the land use wars -- a path to peace based on the radical political principles of Americas Founding Fathers and the revolutionary moral code of Ayn Rand. Admission: FREE. Open to students and the public. No RSVP required.
April 24 (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 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 30 (Friday): 6:00 pm. Liz Stambaugh speaking to the Ron Smith Show Fans group about the revitalized SlowFood Baltimore Convivium. Also discussion on the Food Safety Modernization Act making its way through Congress and its potential impact on local small farmers. 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]. Meet in the terrace room (on the right just after the hostess station by the main entrance). Contact: .
May 19 (Wednesday): 6:30-9:00 pm. Candidates night in PG County. Location: Surrattsville High School, 6101 Garden Drive, Clinton, MD 20735. State and federal candidates, and candidates for County Council, Ninth District, have been invited. The state and federal candidates will be presenting first. will be speaking.
May 29 (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 .
May 28-31: National LP convention in St. Louis.
June 2 (Wednesday): 7:30 pm. Montgomery County House Of Delegates candidate Arvin Vohra speaking to the Baltimore area Campaign for Liberty group. 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].
June 16 (Wednesday): 6:00 pm. Candidate Arvin Vohra speaks at Ignite DC at 9th and U St NW in DC ($15 cover).
June 20 (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 22 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. Meetup for Libertarians in Montgomery County in cooperation with the Montgomery County Campaign for Liberty. Candidate Arvin Vohra will be speaking at this event and then we'll have a discussion with everyone there (the topic is TBD). Location: J.J. Muldoon's Bar & Grill, 16143 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Contact: .
(Saturday): 9:00 am. Canceled due to excessive heat.
July 3 (Saturday):
76th 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 parade position is Red-3-17. Since they line up in Red, White, Blue sequence, that means we will be in the front section of the parade, finish early and miss the worst of the heat. Looking for someone who is willing to drive their open pickup truck. The MdLP has been in this parade for about the last 10 years. Need a vehicle to carry water, flags, signs, etc. for the marchers and a place to ride for those who cannot walk the whole way.
July 3 (Saturday): 10:00 am - noon. LiberTEA Rally. 220 Main St., Bel Air - Harford County Government Bldg. (parking lot - intersection of Rt. 1 & Main St.)
July 24 (Saturday): 7:00-9:00 pm. Dessert Social and fundraiser for 2nd District Wicomico County Council candidate Mike Calpino at the West Side Community Center in Bivalve.
July 27 (Tuesday): 6:00 pm. Candidate forum sponsored by the Washington County Federation of Sportsmens' Clubs at the Potomac Fish and Game Club in Williamsport, MD. Support Dan Massey, Maryland LP candidate for the U.S. House 6th district race.
August 7 (Saturday): noon-6:00 pm. Chesapeake Pride Festival. Rain or shine at Mayo Beach Park. Contact: .
August 12 (Thursday): 6:30-9:00 pm. State Delegate Forum at Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery Street, Laurel, MD 20707. Candidates to meet the citizens of Laurel and northern Prince George's county. Support Bryan Walker who is attending.
August 21 (Saturday): 2:00 pm. MdLP picnic and Central Committee meeting at 16 Partridge Lane, North East, MD 21901 (Dave Stens 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 Daves 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 24 (Tuesday): 4:30 pm. Calvert County candidates forum at Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639-3737. Support Shawn Quinn who is attending.
August 24 (Tuesday): 6:30 pm. Candidate Forum at Hampden Community Council, 1221 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211. Support Susan Gaztaņaga, Jerry McKinley and Scott Spencer who are attending. Live webcast here.
August 27 (Friday): 10:00-10:30 am. Susan Gaztaņaga on the Ron Smith Show on WBAL-AM.
August 31 (Tuesday): 7:00-9:00 pm. Candidate Forum at Earle Wood Middle School, 14615 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD, 20853-2400. Support Mark Grannis who is attending.
September 4 (Saturday): 10:30am - 4:00pm. Susan Gaztaņaga will have an information table at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, Information Day, at the Roosevelt Center.
September 4 (Saturday): 7:00 pm. Walk through the State Fair with Susan, Lorenzo, and other candidates. Would love to get a large entourage going so that we can give an impressive show of support. Meet just outside the Fair entrance at the Timonium Light Rail station. We'll have signs people can look for. Please either e-mail or call me to let me know we should expect you. We'd like to make sure everybody that wants to can make it before we start walking into the Fair. Sure to be hit are the: Cow Barns, the Petting Zoo area, the Midway, and the Exhibition Center. If time permits, we'll also hit the 4-H Building and another section of Midway. Contact: .
September 5 (Sunday): 3:00-5:00 pm. You can appear in a local Libertarian film. We need people to be in a film that we're shooting at the VFW Post, 5051 Branchville Road, College Park 20740. The shoot will be followed by a talk with Susan at the Post open to the community. Anyone interested in being in the shoot must call me. It'd be great to use actual candidates, but any budding actor may lend a hand. Dress will be as if you were in a press conference. Contact: .
September 5 (Sunday): 6:00 pm. Susan Gaztaņaga will be the featured speaker at the Phillips-Kleiner VFW Post 5627, 5051 Branchville Road, College Park.
September 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday):
Reisterstown Parade on Saturday and an MdLP booth at the Reisterstown Festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Promote our candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor and our congressional candidates in Districts 2, 3 and 6.
It all happens along Reisterstown Road, a.k.a. Main Street, a.k.a. MD 140. If you think you can put in some time either Saturday between 7 am and 6 pm or Sunday between 11 am and 5:30 pm, please contact us.
Bill Buzzell and Lorenzo and Susan Gaztaņaga will start setting up the booth at Hannah More Park between 6:30 and 7:30 am and we need you there to help us set up.
The park is at 12035 Reisterstown Road. You can get there by making a right off Reisterstown Road (MD 140) at either Hannah More Lane or Academy Lane. Our booth is #71 in Area 2, the northern part of the park.
If you are just coming for the booth -- between 11:30 or noon and 6 pm on Saturday, or any time on Sunday, you will need to park at Reisterstown Elementary School, 223 Walgrove Road and walk to the park using the well worn foot paths.
You get to Reisterstown Elementary School by turning right on Walgrove Road, PAST Hannah More Park and School.
September 14 (Tuesday): Primary election. Collect petition signatures at the polls -- no Libertarians on the ballot. Read article on page 12 of the October 2006 issue of the Free? State Libertarian. Here is a petition form for this day only; here is a blurb you can use. To find a nearby poll, go to the state website; click your county, and find their link for polling places. Contact for assistance.
September 19 (Sunday): 10:00am - 6:00 pm. Essex Day Festival. Meet candidates. Setup is 7:30-8:00 am and breakdown is at 7:00 pm. Weather is supposed to be GREAT and this one always draws a big crowd. If you are running for office anywhere from Towson East, some of your constituents will be there. Candidate or not, we can use your help in collecting signatures, handing out lit, getting people to take the quiz, and generally showing people they DO have another choice. 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 .
September 23 (Thursday): 6:00-8:00 pm. Help the Politically Homeless Rally in Rockville Town Square Pavilion. Libertarian candidates in attendance will include Mark Grannis, gubernatorial candidates Susan Gaztaņaga and Doug McNeil; U.S. House candidates Lorenzo Gaztaņaga (2nd District) and Scott Spencer (7th District); and Maryland House of Delegates candidates Arvin Vohra (District 15) and Bryan Walker (District 21). Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the (national) Libertarian Party, will also speak to the crowd.
September 25 (Saturday): 2:00-5:00 pm. Town Hall Meeting at St. Mary's County Library, Lexington Park Branch. Libertarian candidates in attendance will include gubernatorial candidate Susan Gaztaņaga; U.S. House candidates Lorenzo Gaztaņaga (2nd District) and Gavin Shickle (5th District).
October 2/3 (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: #623 on Broadway, on the west side of the Broadway Market, between Lancaster and Aliceanna Streets. 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 .
October 5 (Tuesday): 6:30 pm Meet and Greet, 7:30 pm Forum. NAACP Candidates Forum - Calvert County. Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Support our candidate Shawn Quinn.
October 11 (Monday): 1:00 pm. Protest the exclusion of the Libertarian, Green, and Constitution Party candidates from the 2010 Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on Disability Issues. BWI Marriott Hotel, 1743 W.Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD. LET ALL CANDIDATES BE HEARD!
October 15 (Friday): 7:00-8:00 pm. League of Women Voters of Carroll County forum. Carroll Community College, Scott Center, 1602 Washington Road, Westminister, MD 21157. Support our candidate Dan Massey (6th District).
October 17 (Sunday): 2:00 pm. League of Women Voters Forum. Queen Anne High School, 125 Ruthsburg Road, Centerville, MD 21617. Support our candidate Richard Davis.
October 19 (Tuesday): 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Montgomery County League of Women Voters Forum. Montgomery Community College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850. Support our candidate Susan Gaztaņaga.
October 20 (Wednesday): 6:30 pm. Candidates Forum. Frederick Community College, 7932 Oppossumtown Road, Frederick, MD 21702. Support our candidate Dan Massey (6th District).
October 20 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. Waldorf Jaycees Candidates Forum. Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. Support our candidate Gavin Shickle (5th District).
October 21 (Thursday): 7:00-9:30 pm. Calvert County LWV Non-Partisan General Election Candidates Forum. Location: Huntingtown High School, Rt 2/4, Huntingtown. 5-6:30: Opportunity for the public to "meet and greet" candidates at their display tables in the lobby. 6:45-7: Introductions and Ground Rules. Candidates who are not opposed in the General Election will be introduced from the audience. 7-9:30: Formal Question & Answer portion of Forum. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions for candidates and each candidate for a specific office will respond to all questions. Support our candidates Gavin Shickle (5th District) and Shawn Quinn.
October 25 (Monday): 9:00-10:00 am. Susan Gaztaņaga appears on the Sheila Kast show on WYPR, 88.1 FM. The broadcast is a taped interview she participated in with Constitution Party candidate Eric Knowles and Green Party candidate Maria Alwine.
October 26 (Tuesday): 9:00-10:00 am. Susan Gaztaņaga appears on the Larry Young Show on WOLB, 1010 AM.
October 27 (Wednesday): 7:00-9:00 pm. Shawn Quinn participating in a forum sponsored by the Solomons Civic Association at the Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd South, Solomons, MD 20688.
November 2 (Tuesday): General election. Help our candidates at the polls. Collect petition signatures at the polls. Read article on page 12 of the October 2006 issue of the Free? State Libertarian. Here is a petition form for this day only; here is a blurb you can use. To find a nearby poll, go to the state website; click your county, and find their link for polling places. Contact for assistance.
December 5 (Sunday): Collect petition signatures. Bill Redpath, former LNC Chair, current LNC board member, and ballot access champion, is coming up to Baltimore on this Sunday afternoon to collect signatures for the MdLP ballot access drive. Specifically, he plans to wander about downtown near the stadium in the afternoon and early evening to collect signatures and take advantage of the crowds that will be in the area for the Ravens/Steelers game, which begins at 8:20 pm. Please contact if you would like to participate in this effort.
December 31 (Friday): Deadline for the ballot access petition drive. Collect signatures and send them in before year's end!
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