With an eclectic and tight-knit mix of residents, the Hamilton Hills neighborhood is just about the perfect distance away from downtown Baltimore. You’ll find anything from young couples and new families to professionals, artists, musicians, you name it, graciously calling this neighborhood home.
Although today you’ll wander down modern tree-lined streets with houses that have an array of different architectural styles, the roots of the neighborhood go all the way back to its development in the early 20th century.
Back then, it was a haven for white-collar workers, and a response to the growth of that social class in Baltimore at the time. The neighborhood really began to flourish; however, between World War I & II when the population quintupled.
Besides its history there are many other attractions in the area, including the Hamilton Park Shopping Center, the Chinquapin Run, the Hamilton Branch Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Hamilton Recreation Center.
Seen as a neighborhood in which to find some of the most delicious food, there are plenty of choices in terms of where to eat. The only question is what cuisine you’re after. Popular restaurants in the area are Clementine (Modern American), Big Bad Wolf’s House of Barbecue (Southern BBQ), Hamilton Tavern (Pub Food), Koco’s Pub (Pub Food), Tooloulou (Cajun), and Maggie’s Farm (Modern American).
Here are the events happening just outside the Hamilton Hills neighborhood this August, make sure to save the dates for a full end of the summer calendar!
If speaking in public is one of your biggest fears or you simply want to improve your oratory chops, there’s no better time than now to join the Baltimore Chamber’s Toastmasters group. It’s not only a great place for improving your speech, but an ideal one to learn leadership skills and become more comfortable in front of groups.
The meeting will follow the classic Toastmasters format of a learning-by-doing workshop style. Participants will work on their speaking and leadership skills in a nonjudgemental and no-pressure atmosphere.
The group will also have the chance to evaluate one another’s presentations and thus successfully improve skills in speech, timekeeping, grammar, and parliamentary procedures.
Date: Friday, August 14th, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce (102 W. Pennsylvania Ave.)
Summer Moonlight Movie Series: The Lego Movie
Enjoy another movie in the Summer Moonlight Movie Series before the season comes to a close. The Lego Movie will be showing for free in the lower level parking lot at the Shops At Kenilworth on the night of August 21st.
Pre-movie festivities will begin at 7pm and include talent by Bryan Nehman, raffles, contests, photo booth, trivia, and food and treats from a variety of food trucks. The movie will start around 8:45pm or whenever the sun starts to go down. Make sure to bring a chair and join in on the fun!
Date: Friday, August 21st, 2015
Location: Shops At Kenilworth
Pop-Up Mastermind Meeting
Back due to the popularity of the first Pop-Up Mastermind Meeting last year, this year’s meeting will involve networking, lunch, and a sample of the Mastermind Program that provides guidance for your local business.
A Mastermind Meeting is similar to a meeting with your own Board of Directors. There will be brainstorming, education, accountability, and support in a group atmosphere. This is the perfect event if you’re looking to make connections in the business industry and come up with some unique new ideas for your own business.
Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Maryland State Fair
The popular annual Maryland State Fair is coming back to Baltimore at the end of August to celebrate the end of summer.
The State Fair runs from August 28th to September 7th, and it’s the best summer outing for the whole family! There will be both kids rides and thrill rides, as well as traditional fair food and local farm fresh food.
There will be thousands of livestock, horse, farm & garden, and home art exhibits on display, and live thoroughbred horse racing. In addition, there will be live music during the fair to provide the soundtrack to your ultimate summer experience.
Tickets are $3 for children, $6 for seniors, and $8 for adults. You can buy tickets here ahead of time: http://www.missiontix.com/page/group?p=30975,30976,30977.
Date: Friday, August 28th, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Maryland State Fair (2200 York Rd.)
Price: $3 – $8