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Broadmead Residents Association

The mission of the BRA is to involve the residents in a range of activities,

events and experiences to increase their enjoyment of life and sense of community.

Broadmead Weather

Thanks to Eric van den Beemt


NOTICE: Monday, June 24 Tree Treatment to Take Place

Bartlett Tree Experts will be on our campus this coming Monday, June 24, to treat the Tree of Heaven infestation.  This infestation is confined to a 100-yard-long strip of  hillside running along the north side of the perimeter road opposite the Loading Dock.  Bartlett has treated this infestation previously - both a half-dozen mature trees and numerous volunteers emerging from the undergrowth. 


Bartlett will be applying a herbicide to notches cut into the bark of the mature trees; these trees are relatively inaccessible and the herbicide applied to them is of no concern, given that they are located about 25 yards up the hillside.  They will also be spraying a herbicide directly onto the individual emerging volunteers spread along this strip at the base of the hill on the north side of the roadway.  If it is windy, they will not spray.  If you have a dog, please keep it away from this strip at least until the spray has dried, and certainly don't let your dog get into the underbrush in this area


The Trees of Heaven are hardier than anticipated and killing them requires repeated treatments.  Since they are a preferred food source for immature Japanese spotted lantern flies, if we do not kill the Trees of Heaven, we will be inundated with adult spotted lantern flies this summer.   

Weekly Events

(go to Events for details)


  • Book Clubs


  • Men's Social

  • Beads & Recycled Paper Art

  • Stiching Interest Group

  • Mexican Train Dominoes

  • Movie Night (schedule)


  • NCR Trail Trips - Done until the fall 

  • Sew & So

  • Paint & Pastels Class

  • Duplicate Bridge

  • Intermediate Contract Bridge

  • Rubber Bridge


  • Mah Jongg

  • Ceramics Class
  • Barn Sale Receiving
  • IT Help & Information Sessions


  • Chorus Practice

  • Flower Committee

  • Christian Men's Connection Group

  • Creative Arts Class

  • Writers Group

  • Free Bistro Happy Hour



  • Quaker Meeting

Other Events

This Week and Beyond (chronologically)

(go to Events for details)

  • New Photo Club Exhibit - The Macro/Eyeball

      Bender  (more)

  • NCR Trail trips done until the fall

6/20: Dementia Care Movie #3 - There Is A

        Bridge  (flyer) 

6/20: Trip - Friendly Farm Lunch (flyer)  

6/21: Dementia Care - Longest Day Events


6/21: Open Forum - Roy Gutman, CEO of Baltimore

         Council on Foreign Affairs  (flyer) 

6/22: Feldstein Memorial  (details) 

6/22: Movie Night - Gaslight

6/24: Let's Sing  (flyer)

6/25: Arts Council - Sculpture Lecture with

         Bobby Donovan  (flyer) 

6/25: Movie Night - Wing of Desire

6/26: Dining Services - Farmers Market  (flyer) 

6/26: Model Train & Railraods - MARC Train

        History  (flyer) 

6/27: Celebration of Graduates & Boynton Scholars


6/29: Claire Castner Memorial  (details) 

6/29: Movie Night - The Best years of Our Lives 

         (6:30 start time)

6/30: Music Committee - Mozart and More  (flyer) 

6/31: Trip to Orioles Game (flyer)



Broadmead Student Support Program

The Broadmead Student Support Program is a new BRA Activity that has been started to support Baltimore County students in three important areas

  • Monthly collection and distribution of donated, non-perishable food to student families who are in need.

  • Collection and distribution of school supplies to students.

  • Assisting in elementary school classrooms helping students learn reading, math, or writing skills named RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)

There will be a informational presentation about RSVP on July 9 from 1-3 pm in the Fireplace room for residents interested in learning about the program at the Padonia International Elementary School.  (flyer)

For  more information about the Student Support Program contact Sandy Angell

BRA HearHere Committee Resident Survey

HearHere, a subcommittee of the BRA Healthcare Committee, has prepared a survey to help better understand and address our community's hearing needs.  The survey was placed in mailboxes on Friday, June 7.  Even if you don’t have hearing loss, please complete the survey.  Return completed surveys to Susan O’Connor’s mailbox (Y308) by June 28.  If you misplaced your copy of the survey, click here to download a new one.  (more) 

The Sculpture Advisory Committee of the Broadmead Arts Council 


“What Are You Looking At?" 

A conversation about sculpture


Bobby Donovan

Sculptor, arts educator, artistic director of the Arts Council 

June 25, 4 pm, Auditorium 

this is the second of two lectures on sculpture by Bobby Donovan. 

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New Photo Club Exhibit

The Photography Club invites you to an eyeball bending experience...the Macro / Eyeball Bender Exhibit, now featured in the lower level of the Community Center. Challenge yourself to identify 27 common photos with uncommon perspectives. The answers can be found in the Exhibit Key. The exhibit runs from June 1 through August 2, 2024.

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Upcoming Music Committee Scheduled Performances

The Music Committee has lined up several exciting performances listed below:

Sunday, June 30:   Mozart Soloists       3:00 pm - Auditorium  (flyer) 

Fourth Fridays:  Musical Encounters, Therran (guitarist) - Bistro Happy Hour. 3:00 pm

Site4Sight Planning Meeting

Please join Site4Sight as we develop our priorities and plans for the future.  Bring your ideas for education, advocacy and support initiatives.  

Date: July 24th

Time: 3-4:30 pm

Place: Auditorium

Questions: Please email or call Mari Quint, Chair, Site4Sight.

Broadmead Center of Excellence

Dementia Care Education Series

Part 1:  Overview of Dementia           June 18, 2024  2-4pm

Part 2: Communication and Support    July 2, 2024  2-4pm

For Residents and Family Members

Join Broadmead’s Center of Excellence in Dementia Care for a two-part

Dementia Care Education Series (flyer) 

This is an opportunity to learn more about dementia, the various types and changes that occur in the brain as well as tips for communication and support to those living with memory challenges.  Per request, we are hosting this in two parts.  Sign up is requested as space is limited.  We recommend taking both sessions but you can sign up for just one if preferred (the sessions are different).

Sign up here:

Smart Phone Photo Exhibit

Here's a chance to show your photographs in the Photography Club's annual Smartphone Exhibit!

  • Who may enter photos? Any Resident or Associate, except Photography Club members.

  • The dates: The submission deadline is Friday, August 2. The photos will be on display October-November 2024, in the lower level of the Community Center.

  • The rules are simple: send up to 3 photos, uncompressed (full size) taken on a smartphone or tablet to   by August 2. 

  • Include the title of the photo, location of the photo, and your name. Any subject or topic is welcome: Landscape, People, Macro, Travel, etc. Let your creative juices flow!!

Dementia Care Movie Series Planned

The Dementia Care Center of Excellence is going to present a six part movie series over the summer featuring films addressing dementia (flyer).  The first will be on Monday, April 8 and will be Alive Inside, a documentary that follows numerous visionaries fighting against a broken healthcare system, trying to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those living with it.  This and all showings will be at 2:00 pm in the Auditorium.  Subsequent movies will be:

  • Monday, May 13 - Still Alice

  • Thursday, June 20 - There is a Bridge

  • Tuesday, July 30 - Robin's Wish

  • Thursday, August 29 - Still (Michael J Fox)

  • Monday, September 30 - The Father September

First Monday Book Club Update

The First Monday Book Group will meet 10:30-11:30 in the Fireplace Room on July 1.  Our discussion will be of Flee North by Scott Shane.  Click here for an updated reading schedule for 2024.  Questions?  Contact Elsa Collins

Reading the Bard Literary Group Takes Summer Vacation

NOTE: We are off for summer vacation. Starting again in September.

Classic Book Club

For new and all interested residents, Broadmead has a Classics Book Club that meets monthly in the Fireplace Room. We are a lively but very low-key group of about 20 readers of those classic books that we read or were planning to read in high school or college but never got around to--or have since forgotten. We have a great time for an hour or so every month and would love to have new members.  Click here for the list of books we are currently reading. We meet at 10:00 a.m. on the third Monday of each month. If interested, just show up or contact John Mattingly at 443-826-8660.  We will be meeting again on July 15 (Monday) at 10 am in the Fireplace Room. Our discussion will focus on Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Mystery Book Club

The next meeting will be Monday, July 15 at 1:00 pm in the Community Room in the Upland building.  The book under discussion will be Owning Up by George Pelecanos.   For the updated list of books we will be discussing click here.  Questions?  Contact Craig Smith.  Everyone is welcome.

Old & New Shop Moves to Summer Hours

The Old & New Shop is back to its summer hours.  Its hours will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday.  They will be closed on Saturday, Sunday,  holidays.  The shop accepts cash, check and credit cards.  They sell gently used items, men and women's clothing, cards, postage stamps, and a variety of other items.  Please stop in for and enjoyable shopping experience. 


New Books in the Library

The library has added a new batch of books in March thanks to our BRA support and your monthly donations.  For more details about these acquisitions click here.  For more about the Library click here 

Books Not Returned

A number of books have been checked out for several months. Please return these books so they will be available to other readers (and to you, whenever you want to read them).

Library Book Donations

BRA Library book donations will be the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am, the same time that the BCPL Bookmobile is here.    Click here to view the Library's book donation guidelines. 

BRA Library Online Catalog

The Broadmead Library catalog is online, and no login or password is required. It will tell you which books the library owns, although not whether the book has been checked out. You can search by author, title, or keyword.  To access the BRA library online catalog click here

Barn Sale Receiving Donations Weekly

The Greater Barn Sale is ready to receive inventory from all residents every Thursday from 10:00 am to noon and 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  Please deliver ALL donations (except books) to the Barn Sale workroom in the back hall of the Lower Level of the Center.  Book donations are the second Thursday of the month in the library area (see library notice below).  Please make sure all clothing is clean, in good repair and desirable by another person. also, please no men's trousers or suits.  All donations to the Barn Sale contribute to the support of the many BRA  activities we enjoy.  For any questions or concerns please email Lucy Wright.  Click here for a list of the Barn Sale organization and the department heads.

The Barn Sale also accepts donations from families of residents who are moving to assisted living or who have passed away.  We also accept donations from new residents who are downsizing during their move to Broadmead.  Click below for donation guides for these situations.

For more information about the Barn Sale, go to

Directory of BRA Activities

Ever wonder about all of the activities offered to Broadmead residents?  Who to contact for information?  When and where the participants meet and what they do?  The Activity Committee has put together a Directory that contains all of that information for residents, new and old.  It is now available on this website.  Go to the Activities page on the menu at the top of the page and click on the Directory of Activities link.  This Directory expands on the information contained on the "Pink Sheet"  The Activities page also has an updated list of useful links and websites as well as links to pages having current information about what some of the activities are doing.  There is also a general list of meeting time for some of the activities.  Visit the Activities page and the Directory to learn more about what is available to do at Broadmead and what is going on.  The Events page has a current list of specific events planned by the activities.  The About page has information and links to useful Broadmead documents and forms.


Listserv Guidelines

There has been some discussion about the use of the email system, listserv.  Here is a link to guidelines that were established several years ago about its use.  Listserv Guidelines  To register for the Listserv, see the note at the bottom of the About page


Privacy Policy: Out of respect to the privacy of our residents, no one's email or phone number is published on this site without verbal or written permission or unless contained in correspondence intended for publication.  Should this inadvertently occur please contact the webmaster at,

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