Friday, February 17, 2012
Dozens of seniors stepped into the weekend with golden oldies.
The Pikesville Senior Center ended its Romance Week on a high note with a dance led by the band Confusion. The band, whose motto is "Live Music—We Ain't Dead Yet!" played tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s, including "Just a Gigolo."
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Rev. Adrien Dawson sent out some Bible verses in honor of Valentine's Day.
The Valentine's Day greeting emailed Tuesday by the Rev. Adrien Dawson is published below: "I hope that your heart has been warmed today by friends and family expressing their love for you. Here are a few more messages about love to warm your spirit. By no means is this list exhaustive, we are just dipping our toe into the vastness of God's love for us." "Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love." —St. John of the Cross Matthew 22:37-40 He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the …
Get surf and turf, Valentine's Day cupcakes and a special "Love Calories" drink along with live music and dancing in downtown Pikesville.
A Valentine's Day celebration is in the works at Pikes Diner tonight. Owner Will Reich and his staff are busy preparing for a dance and a special dinner of filet mignon and crabcakes, or short ribs and crabcakes. Everyone who buys dinner gets a Valentine cupcake, he said. And if that's not enough for your sweetheart, order the bartender's special drink for the night: "Love Calories." It's a chocolate martini with strawberry mix, red whipped cream and a real strawberry, Reich said. Local singer Annie B will perform show tunes, Reich said.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Pikesville Senior Center plans a variety of events from Monday through Friday.
Romance is the theme all week at the Pikesville Senior Center, in honor of Valentine's Day. On Monday, there's a Romance Trivia event, all about movies, at 12:45 p.m.. There are prizes for the winning, registered team. Then enjoy Italian food and music by mandolin players at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. A $3 donation is requested. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, make a stained glass valentine craft to take home; and on Thursday take in a heart health lecture along with lunch. The grand finale is a Lovers Dance with music by Confusion, set for 1-2:30 p.m. Friday. All events will be held at the center, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. For more info on these events or about becoming a member, call the center at 410-887-1245.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Bonnie McNaughton's recital "Songs of Heaven and Earth," set for Sunday at St. Mark's on the Hill Episcopal Church, will be held in March.
Vocalist Bonnie McNaughton has had to postpone her recital. Her "lovely soprano voice has been taken hostage!" According to an email from St. Mark's on the Hill Episcopal Church. The new recital date is at 5 p.m. March 25. It will still be free admission, there will still be a reception afterwards, and it will still be awesome, the email states. But, there's still plenty to do this Valentine's weekend, including a Valentine's dinner and dancing at Pikes Diner.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Pikesville's newest women's clothing and accessories store is located in the Festival at Woodholme Shopping Center.
Francesca's Collections will open Saturday in the Festival at Woodholme, according to a message board inside the store window. For women, this could mean an excellent Valentine's weekend gift to themselves: a shopping excursion at a new clothing and accessories store. Francesca's is located next to About Faces, near Trader Joe's. Its window is ready for browsing, and has some hints of a Valentine's Day theme. Expected on the other side of Trader Joe's is the site of the future Ann Taylor Loft store, which has advertised that it's coming to the center as well. Lately the Loft store has been completely boarded up, indicating that work may be going on inside. Women's clothing stores already located in the Festival at Woodholme are Chicos, …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
From dances and dinner, to partners yoga, a zoo event and Inner Harbor cruises, sweethearts as well as families can find a grand event close to home this Valentine weekend and on Valentine's Day.
Cupid shot some arrows and they've landed close to home. We've rounded up five heart-pounding events in Pikesville and Baltimore: 1. VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE Have fun for a good cause. This event is hosted by Heather Roberts and Daniel Hamm, dancers who are raising money for the Alzheimer's Association Memory Ball Gala set for April. There will be free hot food, snacks, soda and set-ups. B.Y.O.B. There will also be an R&B DJ, plus a latin dance mix. Sean Climer of Georgia Boy Dance will give dance lessons. When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 11 Where: Circle of Friends Dance Facility, 4001 Seven Mile Lane, Pikesville, MD. Cost: $25 per person or $40 a couple. Or pay $20 each for groups of two-plus people. Tickets and info: 410-382-5182 or 410-665-…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The story behind Dominic DeLauney's special birthday/Valentine's Day surprise starts at Smyth Jewelers in Timonium.
Dominic DeLauney didn’t intend to ruin the romance curve for lovers a week before Valentine’s Day. But his homemade music video marriage proposal currently sweeping the social media stratosphere has set the bar impossibly high. “I wanted to do something creative and the thing I know best is music,” said the professional audio engineer at Johns Hopkins University. “I’m not a singer and I’m not an all-around musician, but I thought it would be cool if I could write her a song and it went from there. It turned out to be me playing all the instruments. Then it turned into, ‘I guess I’ll sing it.’ Then, yeah sure, let’s do a music video. The whole process was a crazy idea that turned into a really cool video.” DeLauney, 26, spent two and a half…
Wear a vibrant color and something a little sexy on this special day for women, said Matty Vazgiel, owner of Couture Moda boutique.
Heading to the Power Plant at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, or to a club or lounge in Washington D.C. for Valentine's Day? Then women should choose a look that's vibrant: A look that dares to be a little sexy, said Matty Vazgiel, owner of Couture Moda boutique in Pikesville. "Valentine's Day is a day that the women feel more sensual," he said. "It's more about the women than it is for the men. It's your special day." Matty selects his featured Valentine's Day item: A short, red print dress with long sleeves by Savee Couture. "This year, people are getting into a more romantic look and vibrant colors marked with red," he said. He suggests wearing the dress during this holiday with peep-toe pumps that have a stiletto heel. "It's going to be a …