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June 2014

Kids in the Kitchen

Event Date:  September 6, 2014 - 1:30pm Parents, bring your children to this hands-on afternoon. Harvest produce from our garden, then prepare and eat it! Advance payment required by August 23; capacity is limited. Ages 6 & up; please no more than 2 children with an adult. Prince George's & Montgomery County Resident* $10, Non-Resident $12 Contact info: 301.864.0420 or riversdale@pgparks.com Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Road Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

John Bull Roast

Event Date:  August 22, 2014 - 6:30pm Spend the evening meeting the troops on their way to Bladensburg and enjoy barbecue, live music, and dancing at Riversdale. Advance payment required by August 19; Prince George's & Montgomery County Resident $20; Non-Resident $24 Contact info: 301.864.0420 or riversdale@pgparks.com Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Road Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Francis Scott Key, A Life

Event Date:  August 19, 2014 - 7:00pm While Key is known as the author of “The Star Spangled Banner,” he was also at the Battle of Bladensburg. Marc Leepson talks about his new biography of the lawyer and poet. Books will be available for sale. FREE Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Road Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Guided Retreat on Basic Meditations for a Happy Life

Event Date:  August 29, 2014 (All day) - September 1, 2014 (All day) These meditations are the building blocks of a method taught by Buddha for eliminating unhappiness in our mind and increasing our capacity for love and compassion. As we become familiar with these meditation our mind becomes stronger and experiences longer and longer periods of peace and happiness. The meditations are organized in a sequence so that as we gain more understanding of the first one, it helps us to gain more understanding of the next one. Location KMC-Meditation Center 900 United States See map: Google Maps

Workshop: Learn to Meditate in Half-a-Day

Event Date:  August 23, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm An introductory meditation workshop in which you will learn the basics from why we would want to meditate to how to do it! How do we set up our meditation space? How long do we meditate? What do we focus on? What are some techniques to help us overcome distractions? The class will provide plenty of time for questions and for several “mini-meditations¨ Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors 60, unemployed, and if registered by Wednesday, Aug 20) Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837 Location KMC-Maryland Annapolis Branch 107 Ridgley Ave Suite 14-A ANnapolis MD United States See map: Google Maps

Day Retreat: Embracing Change

Event Date:  August 16, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Although change is happening all the time, we often long for things to stay the same, and as a result feel upset when change appear in our life such as separating, moving, our last child leaving home, losing a job, being diagnosed with an illness, and aging. Even the end of summer can seem unpleasant to us as we struggle to adjust to shorter days and the busyness of fall. This retreat will explore how to get beyond the upsetting feelings so that we can establish peace and meaning in our mind while undergoing these inevitable changes in our life. Location KMC-Meditation Center 900 Eats Northern Pkwy Baltimore MD United States See map: Google Maps

Art Workshop: Drawing Buddha with Kelsang Gyaltsen

Event Date:  July 19, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:30pm One of the best methods to increase our faith in the Buddhas and to receive their blessings is to gaze at an image of Buddha again and again. This naturally takes place as we learn to draw Buddha, and we create the good fortune to increase our ability to visualize Buddha during meditation. Everyone is welcome. No drawing experience or ability is required to have a meaningful experience at this workshop. Cost: $40 ($35 for students, seniors 60, unemployed, and if registered by Wednesday, July 16) Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Location KMC Maryland 900 Eats Northern Pkwy Baltimore MD United States See map: Google Maps

Cool Mind, Hot Summer: Meditation Workshop

Event Date:  July 12, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Would you like to get rid of irritability and grouchiness? Learn how to keep your mind peaceful and happy by increasing your patience. As the capacity for patience grows your mind will become strong, and stay contented even in the midst of daily problems and difficult circumstances. COst $25 ($20 students senior and unemployed) www.meditationmd.org 410-243-3837 Location KMC-Maryland Annapolis Branch 107 Ridgley Ave Suite 14-A ANnapolis MD Suite !4-A United States See map: Google Maps

SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Event Date:  Repeats every day until Fri Jul 25 2014 . July 21, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm July 21st - 25th, 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to all children ages 4 and up. Call 443-203-1002 for registration information. Location Our Lady of Perpetual Help 515 Loch Haven Road Edgewater, MD 21037 United States See map: Google Maps

Bowie Community Theatre presents "Sex Please We're Sixty"

Bowie Community Theatre presents Sex Please We’re Sixty by Michael Parker and Susan Parker