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.


Christmas Tree Lighting Held at The Bridge

The North Baltimore community was invited to share a Christmas Tree Lighting!




The 48th Carey Ecumenical Christmas Concert is scheduled for Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay Street in Carey.  The choir is co-directed by Jack Gerding and Patricia Murphy, and the accompanists for the choir are Joy Orians and Ruth Coldwell.  Kate O’Reilly serves the choir as the secretary and rehearsal assistant. 

This year’s choir is made up of 85 singers from 18 cities throughout northwest and central Ohio.  Music for this year’s concert includes traditional melodies along with newly composed contemporary works based on traditional hymn texts.  The Epworth Brass from Marion, along with the piano and the majestic organ of the Basilica, will join with the chorus to fill the church with the sounds of Christmas.  A free-will offering will be collected during the concert to support the on-going ministry of the choir.  The Shrine Cafeteria will be open for dinner immediately following the concert and the Shrine Gift Shop will also be open.   


Come and prepare yourself for Christ’s birth as you listen to the sacred music of Advent and Christmas in the stunning acoustics and majesty of this historic Basilica and Shrine. 

Free Siberian Solstice Concert

FREE concert SUNDAY by awesome TSO tribute band….

Christ’s Church in Bowling Green, 14455 Campbell Hill Road, is hosting a FREE concert featuring “Siberian Solstice” on Sunday, November 24th at 7:00pm. They are a Trans Siberian Orchestra tribute band. The show begins at 7:00pm.

“SIBERIAN SOLSTICE”is a musical group from northwest Ohio providing an exciting contemporary set of Christmas music as originally performed by the nationally acclaimed group “TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA” (TSO).

The music format of traditional Christmas music and other classical pieces with electronic keyboards, drums, and guitars is enjoyed by all age groups. “SIBERIAN SOLSTICE” has eight members on stage to accurately reproduce the TSO style and will perform approximately 90 minutes

To learn more about the band and see more of their concert dates, check them out on their website HERE!

NB Drama Club presents Cabaret Saturday

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditeria. The Cabaret features songs from 13 Broadway shows……

The North Baltimore Drama Club is pleased to present their Cabaret Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditeria.

The Cabaret features songs from 13 Broadway shows, sung by talented high school and elementary students.

Tickets ($10) are on sale now until Friday, November 22, 2019 in the high school office during regular school hours. You won’t want to miss this! 

NB Drama Club Seeking Advertisers

Fall Musical Cabaret, to be presented on Saturday, November 23, 2019….

The North Baltimore Drama Club will present its Fall Musical Cabaret, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. We are selling advertisement space in the program for local businesses until  Friday, November 7, 2019.

Businesses wishing to support the Drama Club in this way should e-mail Emily Meyerson at [email protected] to receive a form. Prices are as follows:
1/4 page ad in the fall program only: $40
1/2 page ad in the fall program only: $70
Full page ad in the fall program only: $80
1/4 page ad in the fall and spring programs: $70
1/2 page ad in the fall and spring programs: $130
Full page ad in the fall and spring programs: $150

NBHS Drama Club thanks you for your consideration.
Emily Meyerson
Choral Director, P-12 Music
North Baltimore Local Schools