St. Luke’s Wed. Night Message

Join Pastor Ralph– Wed at 7:00pm on facebook for  “The Journey Ahead” based on Acts 28:30-31…..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore,

Wednesday April 1, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Ralph Mineo will offer a message titled

 “The Journey Ahead” based on Acts 28:30-31.

Please join Pastor Ralph at

as we continue our journey through Lent together.   

Concerts at NBHS Coming Up

Winter Concerts…

The Winter Band Concert is Monday, March 2, at 7:00 pm in the high school auditeria. The concert features grades 7-12 plus the jazz band.

The Winter Choir Concert is Monday, March 9, at 7:00 pm in the high school auditeria.

These events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!

Please join us for two wonderful nights of music!

Black Swamp Players Present The Drowsy Chaperone

Black Swamp Players Continues 52nd Season With Musical Comedy

Black Swamp Players Continues 52nd Season With Musical Comedy,

The Drowsy Chaperone

(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players continues its fifty-second season with The Drowsy Chaperone. The show opens February 21 and runs for two consecutive weekends.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a send-up of American musical comedy in the 1920s featuring Jazz-Age style showstoppers and dance numbers. It follows a woman in a chair (Annelise Clifton), who is listening to her favorite record: the cast recording of the fictitious 1928 musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. The recording comes to life as we meet the characters involved in a wedding, including two lovers (Bridget Harrington and Zachary Robb), the bumbling best man (Kamron Girardot), a desperate theater producer (Lexington Stuber), two gangsters posing as pastry chefs (Mariah Clawson and Emily Penton), a not-so-bright hostess (Deb Shaffer), and an intoxicated chaperone (Beth Giller).

The cast also includes Patrick Davis (Aldolpho), Melissa Kershaw (Kitty), Karmann Ludwig (Ensemble), Stephanie Truman (Superintendent), Bianca Oliver (Ensemble), Leah Truman (Trix, Ensemble), and Andrew Varney (Underling).

The production is directed by Heath A. Diehl with music direction by Lizzie Edwards and choreography by Joelle Stiles.

The Drowsy Chaperone will open on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 22 and 29, all at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, February 23 and March 1 at 2:00 PM. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.

Tickets for the production are $17/adults, $15/seniors (65+) and students (under 18), and can be purchased on the organization’s website or at the door.

The Players will close their 52nd season with Leaving Iowa which opens in late-April.

Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty-one years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to [email protected]


Virginia Theater Has NEW Operator!

Hopes to re-open in February!

by JP Miklovic

Shawn Benjamin local computer shop owner (Cyber Solutions), scout troop leader (#315), musician (Loose Cannons, etc.), real estate investor/house flipper, parent and more, is going to be adding movie house/entertainment venue to his list of entrepenurial ventures! The theater has been closed for a couple of years…

This is an excerpt from the NB Boy Scout Troop #315 newsletter, written by Shawn Benjamin: 

One of my new projects in 2020 is to re open the Virginia Theater here in North Baltimore.  You may have heard some talk about it. … This is a private business venture but will open to the community.  We plan on having $1.00 movies, as well as first run.  

The big job requires us to shampoo all the seats and cloth materials to remove dirt and mildew.  So far, Rich Rose is furnishing the commercial cleaner and Officer Mandy is stepping in.  Doug Wickard will be helping me with the food service stuff and getting the projector up and running. 

There is so much to do and a several days in January will be set aside for this to happen.  The goal is to open in February. 

In talking with Shawn he has many plans and ideas to help keep the doors open at the theater, that first opened in the 1930’s. But he mentioned that it will be very important for the local folks to support the many events he hopes to offer! He also said that many locals are interested in helping out and being involved and that they should keep an eye out for information!

Clean up will begin soon!


TONIGHT – NBHS Choir to Host Christmas Caroling

Please join in for Christmas Caroling!!!

The North Baltimore High School Choir will lead Christmas caroling in front of the NB Fire Department on Sunday, Dec. 15. Caroling will begin at 7:00 pm, lasting about 30 minutes. 

Hot chocolate will be served to all participants by the NB Music Boosters.

The Public is invited to participate and to bring donations, if possible,  of personal products (soap, shampoo,deodorant, toothpaste, razors, hairbrush,mouthwash, etc) to donate to those in need locally.


TONIGHT – NBHS “Golden Megaphone” Banner Unveiling Dec. 13

You are invited!


This is just a reminder that before the NBHS Varsity Boys basketball game on Friday, December 13 the band will be unveiling its Golden Megaphone Banner awarded in 2019.

The band would love to have as many students AND ALUMNI in the Pep Band that night as possible. As the Alumni Band was rained out in September. Please, ALL alumni/community members who play an instrument are cordially invited to sit in with the band that night.

If you email Mr. Pack ([email protected]) by December 12, he will make sure to have a set of music for you on Friday night!

Please continue to spread the word!

If you are a family member who is going, I’d love to have photos/videos of the unveiling. I hope to see a huge crowd next Friday!

NBHS – MS Choir Concert TONIGHT – Dec. 11

Join us TONIGHT for an awesome FREE program!

North Baltimore High School Middle School will be presenting their Annual Holiday Concert in the Auditeria at the HS-MS.

The concert is tonight, Dec. 11, 7:00 pm.

Please join our wonderful vocal musicians as they continue to share and develop their singing skills under the instruction and direction of Ms. Emily Meyerson.