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Holiday Party Planning Checklist

Holiday Party Planning Checklist monthly item of valueHaving a holiday party this year? Party planning can be a nightmare, trying to put all of the pieces in place. Most people who plan events don’t have a chance to enjoy them because of the work involved.

This month’s Item of Value is a Holiday Party Planning Checklist. You’ll have a handy list you can print out and keep with you as you organize your special event. Being organized with a checklist helps get rid of the headaches and allows you be a part of your event.

Click here to see the full checklist and begin planning your party now.

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November Events

November events in the Baltimore area

Here are some November events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and be a part of our community as a participant or bring the whole family.


Second Saturday Square & Contra Dance

Folk and square dancing

Courtesy Baltimore Folk Music Society.

Grab your partner and do-si-do! The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Square and Contra Dancing on the second Saturday of the month running from 8:00-11:00 pm, with a short break in the middle.

St. Marks on the Hill
1620 Reisterstown Road.
Pikesville, MD 21208
Second Saturday of the month from now until October 2018.
Visit their website.


The African-American Community in Fell’s Point 1797-1860’s

Preservation society is dedicated to the history of baltimore

Courtesy of Preservation Society.

Come see this wonderful lecture series with four speakers who will highlight the his...

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House Hunting Checklist

house hunting checklist for home buyers

By using a house hunting checklist, you will be more organized in your home shopping process. Buying a new home is a complicated matter and after seeing a few, they all start to blend together. If you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll view several houses before you find the one you want to make your “home.” How can you remember the details of each? Please utilize this checklist to help you keep track of what you like and don’t like about each home you visit. Use it to help you decide which home you would like to buy.

Click here for the checklist.

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Preparedness for big storms

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros about how to organize your home.

preparedness is important when storms are on their way

With the number of hurricanes happening this season, it’s time to talk about planning for an emergency. It might seem corny or unnecessary, but having family fire drills can save lives. An emergency plan can come in handy when you need it.

In Baltimore, we have been spared the worst of the hurricanes, but the storms that end up here can be serious. They cause downed trees, water coming inside and a loss of power. Preparedness before a big storm is always a good idea.

Doctors recommend you have at least a week of your medications on hand at any given time. Having only one or two day’s worth of your medication could cause you extra stress in an already stressful situation...

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October Events

October events in the Baltimore area

Here are some October events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and be a part of our community as a participant in these events.


Halloween Trick or Treat at the Baltimore Visitor Center

trick or treat at baltimore visitor center

Happy Halloween!

Looking for a safe place to Trick or Treat? Stop by the Baltimore Visitor Center. Candy treats for all. Dress up if the spirit moves you.
Baltimore Visitor Center
401 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Saturday, October 28-Tuesday, October 31, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Visit their website.

BCAG Peace Exhibition

BCAG peace exhibit

Courtesy Baltimore County Arts Guild.

Love art? Come check out this display from the Baltimore County Arts Guild. The exhibit has a theme of peace. Two and three dimensional work will be displayed.

Baltimore County Arts Guild
1101 Maiden ...

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September Events

September events in the Baltimore area

Here are some September events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

Image courtesy of Baltimore.org.

Celebrate the literary scene in Baltimore with 100,00 of your closest friends. Meet renowned and celebrity authors, attend book signings, watch panel discussions and cooking demonstrations, lots of children’s activities too. See lots of exhibitors, listen to live music and feast on gourmet food, beer & wine at the Inner Harbor, along the many blocks of Light St. & Key Highway.
501 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21201

410-752-8632
September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Vi...

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How to Maintain Great Credit

a great credit score is achievableMonthly Item of Value – How to Maintain Great Credit

Perfect credit doesn’t have to be elusive. With time, patience and a few good habits, you can gradually improve your credit score over time. Eventually, great credit will be yours.

Do you know what your credit score is? If you do, can you understand what that means to your future financing of a home?

Click here for tips to help boost your credit score as well as some information on what defines “good” credit.

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August events

August events in the Baltimore area

Here are some August events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


Maryland State Fair

maryland state fair,  baltimore in august

Courtesy of Maryland State Fair.

You know the summer is almost over when it’s time for the state fair. The Maryland State Fair is a wonderful family event no matter what your age is. There are rides for small and big kids. If you don’t like the rides, you can see the animals. The 4-H has lots of animals on display as well as the large farm animals in the Cow Palace. And the food! Who doesn’t love fair food?! The fair always has lots of entertainment, including concerts. This year’s headliners are Hailstorm and Sabrina Carpenter.

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8 Ways to Reduce Clutter

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this month’s Tips from the Pros about ways to reduce clutter.

Everyday habits can drastically reduce clutter if you stick to it. By doing some simple tasks that take only a few minutes each day you will be able to get rid of the piles of laundry, stacks of dishes and towers of mail.

reduce clutter in bedroom

Let go of the idea that everything needs to be perfect. A home that is manageable is not only achievable, but much more realistic.

  1. Write out a to do list for each day, preferably the night before, with everything you need to do. Prioritize everything so even if you don’t get through the list, you at least do the most important tasks. Check the list throughout the day. Cross off things you did and watch how productive you are...
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June events calendar

June events in the Baltimore area

Here are some June events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival

crab and beer festival baltimore

Image courtesy of Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival.

Stuff yourself full of delicious crabs! All you can drink beer served in a mug you get to keep. Also live music, some other food options for $35 per person.

201 Key Hwy Baltimore MD 21230
Baltimore, MD 21230
800-830-3976
Saturday, Jun 24, Session one: 11am – 3pm , Session two: 5pm – 9pm


Feet on the Street 2017

Feet on the Street in Towson

Image courtesy of Feet on the Street

Come to downtown Towson and listen to live music all summer long with a bar with featuring a variety of beers, wine, and cocktails along wit...

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