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Calling all Volunteers!
We need your help to make the 2017 Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival a glowing success!
Saturday, October 28th | Patterson Park
All our parade volunteers get a t-shirt, pizza, and a ticket to the parade after party!
- Help us get ready for the Parade by moving our amazing floats out of storage and to the parade site.
- Meet at 10am at Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224 and caravan one mile to where the floats are stored.
- Help set up and place festival equipment (tables, chairs, signage, etc.) on site.
- Meet at NOON in Patterson Park at the Creative Alliance info tent near the corner of Linwood Ave & Eastern ave.
- Help us close down the festival by putting away equipment, packing up supplies, and making sure we keep Patterson Park beautiful!
- Meet at 7:30pm in Patterson Park at the Creative Alliance info tent near the corner of Linwood Ave & Eastern ave.
- Help us carry/push/show-off some of our best monumental, illuminated floats! The parade route is about 1 mile through Patterson Park. This is the task for which we need the most volunteers!
- Meet with Parade Marshals and Festival staff at the Patterson Park Pool House.
- Wear an illuminated costume and help guide parade participants along the parade route.
*This position has a bit more responsibility and requires volunteers to attend a parade marshal orientation on Wed October 11th from 6 - 8pm at the Patterson Park Pool House - 148 S Linwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
We are looking for volunteers who can offer general help with providing information to festival attendees, set up support, and other assistance as needed.
If you can only volunteer for a limited amount of hours or have mobility issues, we will find duties for you based on your schedule and skills. We greatly appreciate lending us your time.
if interested please email email@example.com your information and hours you can volunteer.
We encourage all volunteers to take on as many spots available!
Volunteer Benefits and Rewards
CREATIVE ALLIANCE T-SHIRT
ONE FREE TICKET TO THE GLOW BALL!
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Art To Dine For 2017!
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"Celebrity Style” Luncheon Make-overs (SOLD OUT)
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SAT SEP 9
Progressive Party with 4-Play! (SOLD OUT)
A very progressive dinner through four of Bolton Hill’s grande dame rowhouses. Hosts Kellie Welborn, John McLucas, Beth Fredrick, and Lee Bower invite you to move from home to home for drinks and food in each location. The night ends with a luscious and risqué performance by 4-Play hostess, Jacq Jones! More Info
FRI SEP 15
Go on a pilgrimage to Emory Grove, a post-civil war religious retreat in Glyndon, for an adventure back in time. Explore the real life adventures of Tom Bruggman and his son Twill in their self-proclaimed “Man Cave” filled with fine antiques and unique items lovingly restored by Tom. More Info
SUN SEP 17
Prosecco Picnic & Italian Supper (SOLD OUT)
Join Francesca Gallucci and Heather Keating for a classic Italian Sunday Supper! Enjoy bocce and bubbles in Patterson Park. Afterwards, walk across the street to feast on a cozy family style three-course meal in Francesca's traditional row home. More Info
SUN SEP 17
Bytes and Bites (SOLD OUT)
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MON SEP 18
Mark Fitzgerald and Marla Streb invite you to their hand crafted space, the Handlebar Café. Marla, the X-Games Champion - World Champion - MTB Hall of Famer, shares tales of her champion bike rides. The evening festivities include heavenly wood fired pizzas, heavy appetizers, beer and wine. More Info
SAT SEP 23
The Cocktails Are Coming! The Cocktails Are Coming! (SOLD OUT)
“Listen my children and you shall hear…” about the drinking habits and culinary tastes of the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. More Info
SUN SEP 24
Paper Cuts & Simple Pleasures (SOLD OUT)
Bask in the last warm days of fall at Walther Gardens, a lovingly restored nursery, home and garden boutique full of vintage charm and clever outdoor enclaves. Be inspired by the tranquil surroundings and artist/illustrator Annie Howe who will share her talent at paper-cutting. More Info
SUN OCT 1
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike)
Historic Baltimore, and Tom Orth from Friends of Druid Hill Park, lead a leisurely bike ride through Druid Hill Park. Pedal along the hilly paths, slow down and take in the beauty of Baltimore’s 745 acre urban oasis filled with natural art and historic architecture that Anne describes on the ride. More Info
FRI OCT 6
Asian All Around (SOLD OUT)
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SAT OCT 7
Wood You Like A Turn (SOLD OUT)
Mark and Nancy Supik invite you into their professional woodturning studio, constructed in 1910, and guide you through your “turn” at the lathe to fashion your choice of projects: a beer tap handle, a muddler, or a garden dibble. More Info
SAT OCT 7
Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jewelry, & Tapas (SOLD OUT)
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SUN OCT 8
Nursery Natives (SOLD OUT)
Paul Babikow, local nurseryman and 3rd generation part-owner of Babikow Greenhouses, gives you the insider Oakenshawe secret garden tour! Wander through Paul's home and delight in his unique and worldly art collection, including the works of Joan Erbe and Nancy Scheinman. Learn about native plants while you take a roving tour of the eclectic garden spaces of his neighbors. More Info
THU OCT 12
Silk Road (SOLD OUT)
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FRI OCT 13
Wondrous Women Create
Join co-Hosts Paula Whaley and Gracye Johnson for a tour of two station north spaces. Paula Whaley is every bit as eloquent when she works with Italian clay and surgical gauze, as her famous brother, James Baldwin, was with words. Whaley crafts dolls inspired by the women who influenced her life. Her haunting sculptures are infused with loss and love. View the emotional and magical dolls Paula creates and discover Gracye Johnson’s bold statement pieces. A psychotherapist, Gracye’s second career and passion is making unique sterling silver jewelry. More Info
SAT OCT 14
Singular Artistic Creation From A Dual Identity
Join Baker Artist Award winner Wendel Patrick/Kevin Gift in his home studio for an intimate performance and conversation about his duality as a classical musician and a genre defying music producer, all while enjoying cuisine from Trinidad and Jamaica, his parents' countries of origin. More Info
SAT OCT 21
Petal Pounder (SOLD OUT)
Bring a hammer and an appetite for this party! Artists Kini Collins and Laura Vernon Russell teach you how a hammer can transform flowers into works of art with delicate colors and textures. More Info
FRI OCT 27
Pie Time! (LOW TICKET WARNING)
Artist Lois Borgenicht opens her art-filled Roland Park home for you to flip over freshly baked pies by her son, Max Reim, proprietor of Pie Time. Max’s dessert pies feature seasonal fruits, and his savory pies are created with inventive, locally sourced fillings and herb infused crusts. More Info
SAT OCT 28
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SAT NOV 4
Greek In The Village (SOLD OUT)
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SUN NOV 12
Art, Architecture, and Poetry
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THU NOV 16
On The Road With Joyce J. Scott (SOLD OUT)
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