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Girl Scouts Celebrate Local Women Leaders at Annual Event, April 21


Girls Scouts distinguished women 2016

Maryland State Delegate Adrienne Jones among those honored at Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration 

The Girl Scouts’ 2016 Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration takes place Thursday, April 21 at the Baltimore Country Club from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and includes light fare and both a silent and live auction. Money raised at the event benefit local Girl Scout programs. This year, the event focuses on Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s community programs, which include In-School programming for girls in grades K-8. Currently, the council provides in 66 local schools programs on anti-bullying, financial literacy, and STEM. For tickets, sponsorships or general information about the event, contact Berit Killingstad, Major Gifts Officer, at [email protected].

The 2016 Distinguished Women Honorees:    

Notre Dame Marks Anniversary With Special Documentary Screenings



In commemoration of the 180th anniversary of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University is screening Girl Rising, a film narrated by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and others, that tells the stories of nine incredible girls across the globe.

Calling All American Girl Doll Look-A-Likes


THE DOLLThe notion of fashion shows featuring little girls typically conjures up images of too-young children toddling across a stage in way-too-high heels while balancing tiaras on their teased-hair heads. It’s a sight not typically seen in Baltimore, as far as I’m aware, except maybe at Hampden’s annual Hon Fest. But here’s a new (and, I think, much improved) twist on that tired theme: a wholesomely-themed fashion show featuring little girls dressed up as the beloved, and becoming, American Girl Dolls. A search for the models is happening here this weekend.

If you know a little girl who’s a shoe-in for Saige, Felicity, McKenna or another American Girl favorite, here are the details. Casting calls for models to participate in the Second Annual American Girl Fashion Show, to be held at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on March 23 and 24, 2012, take place at Columbia Mall this Saturday, January 12, from 12pm to 2pm in the lower level center court. Tryouts continue the following day at White Marsh Mall’s lower level center court, 12pm-2pm. Girls between 5 and 12 years of age are eligible, but there’s a catch: they must wear either a size 6X or 10.

While this last detail might be a little off-putting, the beneficiary of the fashion show’s proceeds is anything but. One hundred percent of the profits will go to the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital and the Cool Kids Campaign, a foundation that aims to improve the quality of life for children and their families with cancer.

More details, including a mandatory application form for applicants, can be found at http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/american-girl/american-girl-model-search.htm.

Goucher Profs Get in on Girls Fight


A quick timeline, for those who have been in the woods for the past month/haven’t paid attention/have better things to do with their lives:  Lena Dunham is 25. Last year, she made a movie, Tiny Furniture (which screened at last year’s Maryland Film Festival!) and got a lot of attention. Now she’s got a Judd Apatow-produced show on HBO, plenty more praise, and a backlash of absurd proportions. It seems as though everyone on the internet has weighed in on Girls over the past few weeks, but two pieces by Goucher professors are particularly worthy of your attention: