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Special Services for Holy Week: Our Lady of Angels Chapel

Tuesday, April 16th @ 7:00 pm in the Chapel Tenebrae Service (Catholic)

Holy Thursday
Thursday, April 18th @ 3:00 pm Holy Thursday Mass in the Chapel (Catholic)
Thursday, April 18th @ 7:00 pm Holy Thursday Service (Protestant)

Good Friday
Friday, April 19th @ 12:00 pm Ecumenical Good Friday Service in the Chapel
Friday, April 19th @ 2:00 pm Catholic Service of the Lords Passion in the Chapel

Saturday, April 20th @ 4:00 pm Blessing of the Easter Baskets in the Chapel
Saturday, April 20th @ 7:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass in the Chapel

Sunday services are the same as usual.

Fire Alarm Testing at Charlestown April 17 – 26

BFPE will be testing fire alarms on the Charlestown campus from Wednesday, April 17 – Friday, April 26, 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 all residents utilizing Swift Reach.

If you have any questions, please contact Security at 420-737-8806.

Program on Recycling at Charlestown on April 22

In celebration of National Earth Day, the Housekeeping Department, in collaboration with the Conservation Committee, will be having a Q & A session on recycling.

Monday, April 22, 2019
10:30-11:30 AM

A representative from Waste Management, will be here to answer any of your concerns or questions about items we recycle here at Charlestown. Light refreshments will be served. Unsure if an item can be recycled? Please feel free to bring it with you and we will get you the answer!

Embracing Wellness Through Spirituality on April 23

Community Lecture Series Special Event: Embracing Wellness Through Spirituality is open to all on:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
11 AM

Presenters include: Jeff Watson, Resident Life Operations Director of Erickson Living; Father Leo Larrivee, Our Lady of Angels; Pastor Gary Hajek, Charlestown United Protestant Church; and Suzanne Levitt, resident of the Jewish community.

For more information about the Community Lecture Series, please contact: Judi Welsh, MS/CDP, Resident Services Coordinator, 410-737-8838, x8311.

ELLIC Presents A Talk on Anti-Semitism & Hate Crimes on April 23

ELLIC presents a special Spring non-catalog event, featuring Rob Lattin, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League Office located in Washington, DC. He will present an introductory explanation of anti-Semitism and hate crimes in America on:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1 – 2:30 PM
Free admission


ADA Ramp Added to Lake Charles Entrance April 22 – 24

On Monday, April 22, 2019, at 7 AM, Dabbco Construction will be on campus to begin installation of a new concrete curb cut and ADA ramp at the sidewalk entrance to Lake Charles along the Loop Road. We anticipate all of the concrete work to be completed by Wednesday, April 24, pending any unforeseen circumstances.

Specific parking spaces will be coned off along the Loop Road to safely complete the concrete work. The sidewalk will be closed to complete the work and reopen once the work is completed and concrete has cured.


Second Annual Nature Festival on April 25

Come to this year’s Nature Festival, sponsored by the Charlestown Nature Trail Committee on:

Thursday, April 25, 2019
11 AM – 2 PM
Gallery and Fireside Lounge

Experience nature through a nature walk, an introduction to Charlestown’s birds, nature photography and art, among many other activities and displays.


Charlestown’s Next Medicine Disposal Day Set for April 29

The Residents’ Council Health Committee continues to partner with Charlestown’s Security and Emergency Services and the Baltimore County Police Department in holding dedicated collection days of old/unused medication. In addition to prescribed drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements, and pet medications will be accepted. The collection is open to both Residents and Staff.

Monday, April 29, 2019
Fireside and Terrace Café lounge areas and Cross Creek lobby


Presentation on Financial Assurance….If You Missed It the First Time

You are invited to attend a presentation about the financial assurances that you have as a resident of Charlestown, presented for the second time on:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
11 AM

Presenters from Charlestown, include: Nathan Blumberg, Associate Executive Director; Pam Stiner, Director of Finance; and Patti Santoni, Director of Philanthropy.

May is Diversity Month!

…and the Charlestown Diversity & Inclusion Council has scheduled a wide selection of events to celebrate diversity…..

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 2, 2019
2-3 PM
Renaissance Gardens Meeting Hall

Diversity Kick-Off Celebration
Monday, May 6, 2019
11 AM – 1 PM
The Gallery, CTS

Lunch & Learn
Eugenia Collier, Speaker
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1 PM
Brookside Classroom 1

Lost in Translation
Bettina Straight, Speaker
Friday, May 24, 2019
1 – 2:15 PM

Love One Another is the Theme for National Day of Prayer on May 2

Celebrate this theme with others on:

Thursday, May 2, 2019
1 PM at Our Lady of Angels Chapel
2 PM at Renaissance Gardens Meeting Hall

The OLOA service is sponsored by Lighthouses of Prayer and can be viewed on TV Channel 971.  The RG event is sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Exterior Window Washing Begins April 1

General Services Housekeeping Department has hired Lean Building Services to clean exterior windows from Monday, April 1 through Thursday, May 4, 2019. Working hours are 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. If you would like your interior windows cleaned, you can call Housekeeping for a separate appointment.


New Orkin Schedule Beginning May 1, 2019

Starting on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Orkin, our pest control vendor, will be altering their resident apartment home visits to Monday and Friday afternoons.

Please contact General Services for any Pest Control needs at 443.297.3783.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause
and appreciate your understanding.

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Learn How to Square Dance

Come out to classes on square dancing beginning on:

Thursday, May 9, 2019
3 – 4 PM
Cross Creek Creative Arts Studio

Singles or couples are welcome!


Learn Photo Editing in Adobe Lightroom with Kosta

Friday, May 10, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM
Brookside Classroom 1
Instructor: Kosta Viennas, Channel 972

Come and learn basic and moderate photo editing techniques with the Adobe Lightroom software. Great learning opportunity for anyone who wants to learn how to edit photos with Lightroom, or who wants a refresher course on the program’s features. 

Email to sign up.

Residents’ Association Dues Campaign During the Month of April

Recently, You received a letter along with a dues envelope as a part of the Charlestown Residents’ Association Membership Dues Campaign. You are asked to support the efforts of your Resident Council to represent you and your neighbors in keeping Charlestown a great place to live.

Voluntary dues are $2 per resident. Please send your dues in the envelope, included in the Membership Dues Packet, to the Treasurer, Resident Council. Thank you for your support!


Charlestown Benefits From Student Scholars Who Chose to Stay in the Community

Cindy Ripple and Da’Twuan Raikes share something in common.  They both received Charlestown student scholarships and they are both employed by Charlestown. Learn about their paths to becoming Charlestown employees in an article that highlights the benefits of your generous donations to the Charlestown Scholars’ Fund.

The 2019 Scholars’ Fund campaign is running through the month of April.


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