If there was a silver lining to quarantine and social distancing, it was a schedule reset. Gone were the four-birthday-party-two-sports-practice-three-game weekends. Gone were the whirlwind flights for two hour business meetings. Gone were the early morning coffee work huddles, lunchtime sweat sessions at the gym, and constant errand list that orchestrated our everyday lives. What emerged for many of us was a rediscovery of nature and the outdoors, especially of the amazing natural gems in our communities. We explored trails we didn’t know existed. Took our yoga classes outside to grassy spaces. Opted for daily walks around the neighborhood or local park. In a sense, green spaces kept us grounded as the world tilted. As we emerge into whatever 2022 holds for us, one thing is for certain: we all need to keep nature as part of our wellness plan. Luckily, Irvine Nature Center realizes how important this is and…
If you’re looking for a fun, al fresco way to celebrate the season with friends and family — host a Cookies and Cocoa Gathering around the fire pit!
For nearly 30 years, Geri Olsen has been bringing Christmastime joy to the children at St. Vincent’s Villas. She orchestrates everything from her kitchen table… with the help of her ‘famous notebook.’
Introducing Charmed Holidays 2021: Your Guide to the Holidays in Baltimore and Beyond! We partnered with (cool) progeny to help make their annual holiday guide the best ever!! Inside the digital magazine, you’ll find over 100 pages of stories, gift ideas, holiday events, party inspiration, and more. This year’s guide features more than 40 local mom makers and holiday hacks that will help take the stress off so you can enjoy the merriment with your family. Be inspired by holiday traditions from area families and get ready to make some new ones of your own! Click on the image to open the full-screen magazine.
For many families and volunteers that design and donate trees for Festival of Trees, the annual tradition is about more than twinkling lights and a joyful way to kick-off the holiday season. It’s about healing and giving back.
This Thanksgiving, help Baltimore Hunger Project provide Thanksgiving Meal Bags to food insecure families in the Greater Baltimore area.
Halloween is just around the corner — do you have your teal pumpkin out? You have probably heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project or seen a mention of it on your social media accounts. But what really is it? The Teal Pumpkin Project is an initiative of FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education. The project encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. The nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. According to The Teal Pumpkin Project, one in 13 children in the United States has a food allergy – that’s roughly two in every classroom. The project doesn’t advocate not giving out candy; instead, it suggests offering an alternative non-food treat for those who have allergies or for whatever reason, candy isn’t an option. It’s easy…
We can’t all be space tourists and ride a rocket to orbit the earth, but there are other adventures closer to home that are guaranteed to give you a thrill and pull you way out of your comfort zone.
Your pile of unwanted clothing, sports equipment, arts and crafts projects, household goods, baby gear, toys, and old electronics can bring great joy to someone who really needs them. We even know a place that wants all your books! The list is certainly not a comprehensive list of every organization that will take donations in the Baltimore Metro area, but we tried to include some that you may not be familiar with.We have listed current hours, and donation policies, but COVID rules tend to cause changes, so definitely call them or check their websites and Facebook pages for the most up-to-date information on their hours of operation, and donation open hours. And if you want to donate some of your time, many of them are actively looking for volunteers. Scrap Creative Reuse Center 913 W. Barre Street, Baltimore, MD 21230Baltimore.scrapcreativereuse.orgScrap Creative Reuse Center’s mission is to divert tons of discarded,…
Decluttering? Post your discards on a Buy Nothing Facebook Group and give them to someone who wants them.