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Have you tried riding an electric bike? We weren’t sure what the purpose was other than getting out of the hard work on a bike ride — but quickly changed our minds after talking to Becca at Pedego Baltimore County Electric Bikes for a few minutes! The beauty of an electric bike is that it gets you outside and moving and staying active – but it takes away the stress of worrying about whether you can handle a bike tour.  How many would like to go out touring through beautiful countryside but worry about how hard the hills will be, or if the distance is too far for you, or that everyone else will be far ahead and waiting for you to catch up? The Pedal Assist mode solves that – it can be set at different levels and turned on or up when you need it, off when you…

One bright spot in a year of social distancing and meet-ups with friends and family mostly taking place outdoors, is that more people discovered the local parks and trails, “stopped streaming and went to the streams.” If there’s a downside, it’s that a lot of parks and trails are now so crowded, cars are being turned away and many parks are considering a reservations system to limit capacity. When we witnessed a tubing logjam on the Gunpowder Falls and saw a line of cars stalking tubers to grab their parking spots as they left, we knew it was bad. But there’s help. Download the All Trails app on your phone or visit the All Trails website and you will be amazed at how many trails are available for hikes. You’ve probably been driving past trailheads and didn’t notice them. Here are three suggestions. One takes you out of the city…

Looking for ways to celebrate Juneteenth in Baltimore? Here are three options: Juneteenth Museum Tour: Journey to Freedom with the Reginald F. Lewis MuseumThursday, June 18 | 7 PM – 8 PM | Virtual Begin the Juneteenth holiday on a freedom journey with Harriet Tubman, the greatest freedom seeker of all times. Online visitors will travel virtually to scenic historical sites on the Eastern Shore traveled by Tubman and others with a virtual tour and talk with Alex Green, Owner and Tour Guide of Harriet Tubman Tours. This program is presented In partnership with the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center. MORE Annapolis Juneteenth Music Festival (Pictured)Saturday, June 19 at 12 Noon | Annapolis City Dock To kick-off the festival, a parade will take place to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday featuring community-based civic organizations, marching bands, dance squads, floats, and more. The parade will begin at the Annapolis City Dock…

So, most of us are over the cacophony of dive-bombing cicadas; however, there are a select few planning to stick around until August and we’re loving it! We’re talking about the cicada art sculptures that have ‘flown in’ around Baltimore and central Maryland as part of the Cicada Parade-A. The Cicada Parade-A is a large-scale collaborative art project organized by Formstone Castle Collective, celebrating Brood X. There are tons of Cicada art projects – many of them sculptures – that you can see all over Greater Baltimore and the Central Maryland area! Check out Cicada2021.com to find Cicada creations near you and go on an art hunt! Cicada art will be on display through the end of summer. Pictured is artist Summer Blake and her cicada creation, Symphonia. Summer writes: “Symphonia invites us to explore rather than resist life’s extraordinary mysteries, and to remember that we each have a unique…

Baltimore author and illustrator Joyce Hesselberth has a NEW book… and it’s perfect for the pint-sized naturalists in your life! Joyce, the award-winning creator of Mapping Sam and Pitter Pattern, introduces young readers to everything there is to know about trees in Beatrice Was a Tree. This gorgeously illustrated informational picture book is an exceptional choice for your home library and a beautiful gift! “When it’s time to go to bed, Beatrice imagines how much fun it would be to stay outside with the trees all night long. If she were a tree, she would have a trunk and branches and lots of leaves. Her roots would reach deep. She would catch the morning sun with her limbs and cradle a bird’s nest in her branches. And when the air turned crisp, Beatrice would wait patiently for spring.” Enjoy Beatrice Was a Tree ‘al fresco’ at The Ivy Bookshop’s new…

Laura Lippman has done it again! She has returned to the NY Times’ Best Seller list with her new novel, Lady in the Lake. Set in the 1960’s in Baltimore, the novel is a modern psychological thriller with elements of classic noir. Despite taking place 50 years ago, in an era without social media, internet, and 24/7 media coverage, the themes in the book – racism, homophobia, sexism – are current and could be ripped from today’s headlines.

Our happy hours are a great way to meet other women, have an evening out and feel connected. We are amazing that every happy hour attracts different women and so we are constantly growing as women bring in their friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

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