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Please Take Care Entering and Exiting Buildings During Snowstorm

Please utilize all main entrances to your community buildings and refrain from using side entrances until we have had the opportunity to safely remove any and all snow, ice, etc.

All entrances have been equipped with shovels and salt buckets.

Our shuttle and emergency vehicles will be fully functional during the storm, unless otherwise notified.

Please limit any non-emergency work order request until after the snow has subsided as our mechanics will be assisting in snow removal for the campus.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Little Theatre Company’s, The Spring Follies 2019, Hits the Stage on Feb. 21

Don’t miss the Little Theatre Company’s production, The Spring Follies 2019, which will take place in the Auditorium on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7 PM and again on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2 PM.

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, Feb. 11  between 4 – 6 PM in various locations around campus.


Treasures Unlimited 50% Off Sale February 19

Our showrooms are overflowing and we need to make space for new inventory. Help us out, while you get a fantastic bargain at 50% off!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10 AM – 1:30 PM
Herbert’s Run T-Level

Cash, Check and Credit Card accepted!

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity. Hope to see you there!

General Services Town Hall Meeting on February 19

Please join Michael Fischer & the General Services Leadership Team, at our upcoming meeting. Topics of discussion: General Services, Capital Projects, Safety & Security, and Housekeeping Updates. Light refreshments will be served.

General Services Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
11 AM – Noon

Arthur Jones Presents on the Civil Rights Movement on February 20 



The Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group invites you to listen to a presentation and join the discussion on the Civil Rights Movement, for its continuing exploration or race and race relations in U.S. history.

The Civil Rights Movement
presented by Arthur Jones
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM
Brookside Classroom #1


Treasure Sale Pickups Resume Monday, February 25

Treasure Sale pickups will resume Monday, February 25, 2019. Call the pickup line at: 410-737-8838 ext. 8124 to arrange for a pickup of your donation. For the pickup of furniture and larger items, please call Emily Fowler in Philanthropy. The dates of the next Treasure Sale will be announced as soon as they have been set.

Lake Charles Project Update

Please join for a
Lake Charles Project Update:
Monday, February 25, 2019
2 – 3 PM
The Gallery in Charlestown Square

Security & Emergency Services Initiates Coffee Break with Residents

The Security and Emergency Services Managers are planning a series of “Coffee Breaks with Residents”.  These will be held on a quarterly basis with a change of venue for each event.  The first Coffee Break was held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 9:00 AM.  The time for future events might be changed to be the most convenient for the residents. Future dates and times will be posted here, in ANNOUNCEMENTS, and the DAILY ACTIVITIES area of MyErickson.

Recognizing Maryland Women in History

Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending a presentation by Diana M. Bailey, the Executive Director of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, sponsored by the Charlestown Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Friday, March 8, 2019
2 – 3 PM



New Opportunity to Learn Line Dancing on Tuesdays Begins March 5

Paula Mikowicz will offer line dance classes on Tuesdays from 10 – 11 AM, beginning March 5 in the Cross Creek Creative Arts Studio.


AARP Offers Free Tax Form Preparation Assistance at Charlestown

Beginning on Tuesday, February 26 and running every Tuesday and Thursday until Thursday, March 28, 2019, AARP Tax-Aide assistance will be on campus to help residents with the preparation of their tax returns. Sessions will be conducted in both CTS #116 and Brookside classrooms. One must make an appointment by signing up in person on assignment sheets at the Charlestown Square or Cross Creek Lobby desks.

READ MORE in the February Sunburst, page 10.


Gift Cards as a Form of Payment? It’s a Scam.

The second someone asks you to pay a supposed debt by purchasing a gift card, know it’s a scam and hang up the phone. Mike Fischer, Director of General Services, advises you to read the AARP Fraud Alert on a scam phone call that people are receiving. 

If you are ever unsure about something like this please feel free to notify the Security & Emergency Services team at 410-737-8838 ext-601-8806.


Fire Alarm Testing at Charlestown February 11 – 22

BFPE will be testing fire alarms on the Charlestown campus from February 11 – 22, 2019. You may experience bells ringing periodically during this time period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused for you by this testing.

In event of an actual emergency, Security will notify and direct you.

Purchase a Brick for a Loved One

The last day to purchase a brick for the Memory Walk Spring 2019 Ceremony is Thursday, February 28, 2019. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor a loved one.


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