Broadmead Residents Association (BRA)
This website presents activities, events, and information about the BRA, a resident organization, run by Broadmead residents for the benefit of the residents at Broadmead.
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IN THE NEWS
Employee Appreciation Fund (EAF) Appeal
Resident Participation as of 12/1: 79.3%
Check accepted through Sunday
The Train Garden Is Back
The Model Train and Railroad group has set up their Holiday Train Garden adjacent to the Library in the Community Center. Train group members will be with the layouts from about 11:30AM to 12:30 PM and again 4:30-5:30 PM. They can assist with questions and help you if you wish to try your hand as engineer with one of the hand-held controls. For more pictures and some background about this wonderful set up click here.
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New or Recently Updated (click on item to view)
- All Broadmead Art Show Starts
- Baltimore Museum of Art Trip
- Broadmead Journal - Fall 2023 NEW
- Broadmead Artists Gallery features Bob Heaton
- Broadway at Broadmead
- Classic Book Club Update
- Composting Poster
- Great Decision 2024 Program
- Henry James Book Study Offering
- Holiday Chorus Concert
- Model Train Holiday Garden
- Monthly Movie Musicals Schedule Thru June 2024
- Movie Schedule through December
- Mystery Book Club Book Changes
- Open Forum Speakers
- New Photo Exhibit
- The Voice - December, 2023
Photo Galleries & Music Concerts
More detail information about BRA activities
- Healthcare Committee
(go to Events for details)
Beads & Recycled Paper Art (starts 10/17)
Stiching Interest Group
Mexican Train Dominoes
NCR Trail Trips
Sew & So
Paint & Pastels Class
Intermediate Contract Bridge
- Ceramics Class
- Barn Sale Receiving
- IT Help & Information Sessions
Christian Men's Connection Group
Creative Arts Class
Free Bistro Happy Hour
Saturday movie: Schedule through Nov.
- Quaker Meeting
This Week and Beyond (chronologically)
(go to Events for details)
12/1: All Broadmead Art Show Begins (more)
12/2: New Photography Club Exhibit Starts -
The Holidays and Winter (more)
12/2: Movie Night - The Lost King
12/3: Music Committee - Baltimore Flute Choir
12/4: First Monday Book Club - The Marriage
Portrait, Maggie O'Farrell
12/4: Meet The Artist Reception - Bob Heaton
12/5: Holiday Sing Along (flyer)
12/6: Musical Movie Matinee - The King and I
12/7: Broadway at Broadmead - Les Miserable
12/8: Open Forum - Wireless Wars: China vs USA
12/9: Movie Night - Hester Street
12/11: Fireside Chat - Live & Zoom (link)
12/12: Movie Night (6:30 start) - Topsy Turvy
12/14: Holiday Chorus Celebration (flyer)
All Broadmead Art Exhibit
Starting December 1, the East Hall next to OPD will show the art of many Broadmead residents and team members. Enjoy the creations of your neighbors and admire their creativity.
New Photo Exhibit Starts December 2
The Photography Club's Holiday Exhibit starts December 2 on the ground floor of the Community Center. Its theme is The Holidays and Winter. Stop down and see the new photos, and while you are there take some time to enjoy the Model Train Group's Holiday Train Garden under the staircase, next to the Library area.
Art in the South Hall - Interim Exhibit
The Broadmead Arts Council cordially invites Broadmead residents, team members, their families and friends to see and enjoy a new art exhibition in South Hall. Called “Interim Exhibit,” the show consists of paintings from the permanent Broadmead Collection and paintings on loan from Arts Council members. It will be on view until interior construction on the new entrance begins early in January, 2024.
Broadway at Broadmead Music Program
Starting on November 8, the BRA will offer a series of four musical presentations featuring edutainer Ellen Katz. Ellen Katz is an experienced presenter and edutainer delighting audiences of all ages. With engaging videos, live performance and colorful costumes, she tells the stories of their creation, introduces the people who brought them to life, and showcases the unforgettable music. The four programs and dates are listed below and will take place in the Auditorium from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
November 8 - Hello Dolly (flyer)
November 29 - Mama Mia (flyer) rescheduled
December 7 - Les Miserables (flyer) rescheduled from November 22
December ? - The Best of Hamilton (flyer)
Reading the Bard Literary Group Sets Schedule
A new activity has started at Broadmead for those who are interested in the works of Shakespeare. The new Reading the Bard Literary Group will meet monthly on the second Thursday and third Tuesday of the month. The Thursday meetings will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Fireplace Room and the Tuesday meetings will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Auditorium. Because of the holidays, we will only meet once in December. We’re scheduled for December 19 in the auditorium, and will be reading The Merchant of Venice. All residents are welcome. For more information or if you have questions, contact Tom Sheye.
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 next on Monday, December 18 at 10 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. We will be discussing To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
Henry James, Book Study Offering
As some of you may know, an intrepid group in 2023 has succeeded in reading and discussing James Joyce's Ulysses. We are considering repeating our success in 2024 with another book that we started in high school/college but never got past page 65, Henry James' difficult masterpiece The Golden Bowl. It is filled with abstruse sentences and unending paragraphs but is much less difficult to read than Ulysses It will probably only take us (meeting monthly) 4-5 months. It's a compelling story of good and evil, flawed crystal, and challenged morals--with even a little sex.
If there is enough interest, we will probably meet on the fourth Monday of each month, pending members' approval. If you are at least interested, contact John Mattingly at 443-826-8660 or johnbosco3602gmail.com.
Mystery Book Club
There will be no meeting in December. The next meeting will be Monday, January 15 at 1:00 pm in the Community Room in the Upland building. The books under discussion will be Heaven's Prisoners and Light of the World both by James Lee Burk. Click here for the list of books we are currently reading. Questions? Contact Craig Smith. Everyone is welcome.
Old & New - News
The Old & New Shop has a good assortment of clothing. It also offers a wide selection of china, jewelry, greeting cards, accessories, furniture, and more and sells US postage stamps. The shop's hours are weekdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm closed on Holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays. NOTE: Credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted. Questions? Contact Connie McCulloch
NEW: The shop is getting ready for the holidays with a display of Holiday Merchandise and newly arrived boxed Holiday cards
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New Books in the Library
The library has a new batch of books thanks to our BRA support and your monthly donations. This month we have new novels in large print including Herman Diaz, Trust; R.F. Kuang, Yellowface; and Ann Patchett, Tom Lake. A new book by David Grann, the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, may be of interest; also in large print, it tells the story of the sinking of the British ship "The Wager" in 1740. We also have a new thriller by Harlan Coben, I Will Find You; a biography of Nancy Pelosi; and books by Patti Smith and Melinda Gates For more details about these acquisitions 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. The next book donation date is scheduled for Thursday, November 9. 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 www.broadmeadbra.org/barn-sale.
Broadmead Residents Assistance Fund Updates its Information
The Broadmead Residents Assistance Fund (BRAF) wants to remind residents who feel that they are reaching a point that they are going to have difficulty meeting all their obligations that they should reach out for assistance through Jennifer Schillp, Broadmead’s Chief Financial Officer. Jennifer will be happy to review your situation and to advise you as to when would be the right time to ask for BRAF support. For more information about the BRAF, click here
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.
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
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