Free outdoor summer films
begin on Homewood campus
Five hit movies will be screened, free of charge, on Friday nights this summer on the Wyman
Quadrangle of the Homewood campus.
Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films, presented by the Office of Summer and Intersession
Programs, premieres Friday, June 12.
Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, burgers, nachos, candy and drinks will be sold. No
alcoholic beverages are permitted. Each movie will start around 8:30 p.m., or as soon as it gets dark.
The rain location is Shriver Hall Auditorium.
The schedule is as follows: June 12, Hairspray, with pre-show performance by the Swingin'
Swamis; June 19, Hook, with Deep Tree Mantra; July 10, Wall-E, with strolling magicians and balloon
artistry; July 17, Dark Knight (parental discretion advised) with pre-show performance by soihadto, a
band that includes chef Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes and the Food Network show Ace of Cakes;
and July 24, Ghostbusters (parental discretion), with Bronze Radio Return.
For more information, call 410-516-4548 or go to www.jhu.edu/summer/films.
Weekly farmers market
opens on East Baltimore campus
Last Thursday marked the launch on the East Baltimore campus of the Farmers Market at
Johns Hopkins. Located on the pathway adjacent to the Outpatient Center, the stands host vendors of
fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, coffee, tea, baked goods, pork, poultry, beef, cheese, ice cream and
more, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through October (rain or shine).
The market--one of only a few in the city--is sponsored by the JHH Green Team and supported
by the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. "[It] helps
advance one of our sustainability goals of promoting local, seasonal and, where possible, organic
produce," said Davis Bookhart, manager of Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship and
chair of the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Committee.
Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Tour
of Baltimore begins June 15
Johns Hopkins' Homewood Museum this summer joins the Greater Baltimore History Alliance
and the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association to present the Tell-Tale Tour of Baltimore,
a scavenger hunt encouraging visitors to explore Edgar Allan Poe's Baltimore by visiting local history
museums. Those who collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp at five or more participating attractions could
win one of several prizes. The event is offered in conjunction with Baltimore's citywide Poe festival,
A special tour offered at Homewood and Mount Clare Museum House features Poe's 1840 essay
criticizing Americans' decorative shortcomings. In the tongue-in-cheek tour, which will be offered
from June 15 to Sept. 30, visitors will be able to contrast a finely decorated period home with the
master-of-the-macabre's opinions about good taste in furnishings. Tours at Homewood begin on the
half-hour, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Mount Clare's
are on the hour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.
JHH named to international
list of most ethical organizations
The Ethisphere Institute, a New YorkÐbased think tank established to advance best practices
in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, has named The Johns Hopkins Hospital to its
2009 list of the business world's most ethical companies and institutions. Others on this list include
Patagonia, Toyota Motors, Dell, General Electric, General Mills, Cleveland Clinic, Marriott
International, Safeway, Target, Time Warner, IKEA, Starbucks and UPS.
JHH was one of 99 organizations selected from among hundreds of nominees in more than 100
countries and 35 industries. Criteria for selection include corporate citizenship and responsibility,
corporate governance, innovation that contributes to public well-being, industry leadership, executive
leadership, legal and regulatory performance, and solid ethics compliance programs.
Training sessions set for new
Homewood Museum docents
Interested in history, architecture or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at the university's
Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark. Homewood was built in 1801 as the summer home of
Charles Carroll Jr. and remains one of the finest examples of Federal era architecture.
Docent training classes will be held at the museum from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on successive
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 11, 13, 18 and 20. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will
be expected to commit to working a minimum of four hours per month.
Training includes lectures and readings on Baltimore in the Federal era, Carroll family history
and Federal-style architecture and decorative arts. Guides will also learn about museum practices and
will be taught techniques for presenting the house to visitors.
Homewood's volunteers have opportunities for additional training and are invited to social
events, openings, lectures and tours of other historic sites.
To reserve a space in the upcoming training sessions or for additional information, contact
Judith Proffitt at Homewood Museum at 410-516-5589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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