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A New Year in Baltimore

Welcome 2019! A new year sets the tone to accomplish what was not in the previous year as resolutions are made and determination kicks in. Have you made any New Year’s resolutions or planned any exciting trips to take?

Loyola’s students have begun their classes for the Spring Semester and spent the first week walking in the snow to class. With the start of the new semester and a whirlwind of new classes and crazy weather, there are also many exciting events coming up. To help you make the most of 2019, here is a guide to keep you up to date on what will be happening on Loyola’s campus and the surrounding Baltimore area for the next couple of months.

Messina's New Year Events Schedule

Viewing of “Three Identical Strangers

Monday, January 28- Library Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

Come watch a documentary film about three complete strangers who accidentally discover that they are “identical” triplets, separated at birth. Exploring the theoretical questions of human nature vs. nurture, this documentary has implications for all and particularly for students of biology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and theology.

“No Language” Artist Talk & Performance

Thursday, January 31- McManus Theater 6:30 p.m.

In conjunction the exhibition, “No Language,” the Julio Fine Arts Gallery presents an artist talk and performance by Breai Mason-Campbell and the Guardian Baltimore Dance Company. “No Language” presents the work of six contemporary artists around the themes of race, narrative histories and identity, serving as a response to the themes and thoughts present in James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time.”

Explore Baltimore: Movie Night

Saturday, February 2- The Charles Theatre (Time TBD)

Join Messina for a movie night at The Charles Theatre! A unique Baltimore attraction, The Charles premiers first-run specialty films, Hollywood movies, foreign films, and cinema classics. Messina will provide transportation and movie tickets.

Bearing Witness to Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Thursday, February 7- 4th Floor Program Room 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Peace & Justice Studies, A.E. Stallings will address Europe’s refugee crisis and read from her work as an American poet and translator who lives in Greece.

Doug Tallamy: Bringing Nature Home

Monday, February 18- (Location TBD) 6:00 p.m.

Doug Tallamy, professor in Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware, will talk about his research on the many ways that insects interact with such plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: From Truman to Trump

Monday, February 25- 4th Floor PR 6:00 p.m.

This lecture traces the history of American entanglements in the Middle East since World War II, emphasizing the unusual extent to which the region enters American presidential politics, posing unanticipated, and often unwelcome, policy dilemmas and political challenges.

An Evening with Paul Corbit Brown

Thursday, March 14- (Location TBD) 6:30 p.m.

Together we will reflect on how the good life does not have to involve environmental destruction as human rights photographer and President of Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, Paul Corbit Brown will discuss with us the visionary legacy of Larry Gibson who grew up on Kayford Mountain and fought to protect it from destruction.

For more information about Messina’s upcoming events visit the Messina calendar.

Options New Year Event Schedule

Snow Tubing

Saturday, January 26- Liberty Mountain Resort

Touch fresh powder at the top of the mountain just an hour outside of the city for some fun in the snow. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner on the mountains, snow tubing is something is something for everyone. With no experience required you are guaranteed to have a blast!

Dinner and Tournament

Saturday, February 9- Medieval Times

Travel through time and celebrate the excitement of the Medieval period featuring knights on spirited horses and epic battles of steel and steed.

Ice Skating

Friday, February 22- Mount Pleasant Ice Arena

Located at the corner of Northern Parkway and Hillen Road, Mount Pleasant Ice Arena offers a winter wonderland in Baltimore! Lace up your skates and head out to the rink with Options.

NYC Day Trip

Saturday, March 16- New York City

Head out to the big apple for a fun-filled day with lots of sight-seeing. Whether you grew up in the city or it will be your first visit, you will have fun exploring with new friends!

For more information about Options upcoming events visit the Options webpage.

Baltimore's New Year Events Schedule

Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week

Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 17- Baltimore City

2019 is predicted to be the #YearOFVegan and Baltimore is celebrating that with Vegan Restaurant Week. The mission of this week is to increase the awareness, benefits, and accessibility of a plant-based diet through a fun, innovative, and community-based experience. Restaurants will demonstrate their love and compassion for creating healthier diets, reducing animal cruelty, and saving the environment and you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite dish!

For more information about the event go to mdveganeats.com.

St. Patrick Parade

Sunday, March 10- Baltimore Inner Harbor

St. Patrick’s day is a day when everyone, Irish or not, can celebrate Irish heritage! Join the fun with Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade that travels from the Washington Monument to North Charles Street and Down Pratt Street in to the Inner Harbor. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and the Shamrock 5K Race will take place immediately before the parade.

Washington Capitals

There are still plenty of home games left to go for the Washington Capitals. From Penn Station, it’s an easy and affordable train ride in to D.C. using the MARC train. So take a look at the schedule and maybe you can catch the Capitals playing your favorite team at the Capital One Arena!

Half Price Friday Nights @ The National Aquarium

Stay warm in doors and head downtown for half price Friday nights at the aquarium! This after five program runs year-round and is presented by M&T Bank. Tickets can be purchased online or Friday evenings on site.

For more information about this deal go to www.aqua.org.

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