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The Nicolo Whimsey Show at Creative Alliance


Nicolo Whimsey

Nicolo Whimsey does it all – he is a story teller, a juggler, a poet and musician.  He is a master at engaging the children while entertaining the parents. He’ll be at the Creative Alliance this Saturday night with all his master tricks up his sleeve.  Juggling, fire, a musical saw, a tug of war and so very much more are on the itinerary for the evening.  After the show, he leads a Parade Around The Patterson, which all are encouraged to attend.  So dig up your best whimsical (Holiday or NonDenominational) hat and join in the fun!

The co-founder and program director, Megan Hamilton, at Creative Alliance, has high praise for Nicolo: “I have seen The Nicolo Whimsey Show probably a hundred times and they never fail to totally crack me up and leave me full of wacky joy.” Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity for lighthearted whimsy for the entire family.

Saturday December 29, 2012

Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern AvenueBaltimore, MD

Whimsy! Hats!  Juggling!

$12 for adults, $7 for kids under 12 and Creative Alliance members

Worthington Valley Cottage: City Convenience, Country Charm


HOT HOUSE: 12923 Dover Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136

New England style salt-box colonial on 3.85 wooded acres in Poplar Ridge, in the Worthington Valley: $1,125,000

What: This could be the place you’ve been waiting to land. 12923 Dover is a comfortable, airy, three-story colonial, built in 1978 along the simple lines of a Nantucket captain’s house. Four bedrooms and four-and-a half baths on a private wooded lot also make it a great family home.  The backyard cries out for kids, soccer goals and lacrosse gear-–it’s a wide-open yet private place to play. The lot is big enough for a pool or tennis court, although lovely just as it is and a keen gardener could create a beautiful wooded garden here. An attractive barn/shed on the property will help store all that gear. Inside, past the entrance foyer, the generously proportioned, new (redone only last year) kitchen is furnished with all mod cons and has a big window overlooking the woods–heaven for the dish do-er. Also on the first floor are formal but relaxed living and dining rooms, family room and a big porch overlooking the woods. Open floor plan means the rooms flow nicely into one another, creating a good flow for entertaining. Family room and living room have wood-burning fireplaces. High-end details like crown molding, built-in bookcases and hardwood flooring add character.  Upstairs, the bedrooms are nice and there’s a good-sized master suite with walk-in closet and luxurious all-white bathroom. A finished basement for the kids when it’s raining, central air, forced air heat–all systems go. 

Where: Dover Road is off of Greenspring Avenue, in the posh Worthington Valley. Think golf, think horses, think trees. Nearby are the shops at Greenspring Station and Stevenson Village. For groceries, the fabulous Wegman’s in Hunt Valley is just a few easy miles away. For being far out, the location is actually a pretty good gig.  

Why: Pretty property near several golf courses.  Also, proximity to Halcyon House, decorator Stiles Colwell’s glamorous little farm house boutique just a mile or two down the road.  

Why Not: It’s dark out here at night, and the roads twist and turn–driving home after a few drinks could present more than the usual challenges…or maybe it’s just me.

Would suit: Young family. People who’ve always wanted to live in the country. Golfers.