Merchants post new video online [Hampden]

Hampden Column

November 04, 2013|By Benn Ray,

The Hampden Village Merchants Association has filmed and posted a promotional video that I guarantee will show you a side of Hampden you haven't already seen.

The video can be viewed on the front of the HVMA website at and shows a typical day enjoying businesses on and around The Avenue, as well as the neighborhood in general, shot from a first person perspective that's designed to put the viewer into the video.

Filmed by Baltimore agency Exit10, the three-minute short features music by The Oranges Band, a beloved Baltimore group.

Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving? In fact, time has almost run out if you want a delicious free range, all-natural turkey from the Mill Valley General Store, 2800 Sisson St.. You have until Sunday, Nov. 10, to get Mill Valley your order for a turkey from Maple Lawn Farm. Turkeys are $2.79 per pound, with a deposit required. They have to be picked up on Nov. 27 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Questions? Call 410.235.0000.

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, there's a decent lineup of music at the Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St. You can check out Crown Larks, Dungeon Kids, Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Mountainwolf. And the show is all ages!

On Friday, Nov. 15, from 5-7 p.m., head over to the Wine Source, 3601 Elm Ave., for a spirits tasting with Caledonia and Barr Hill of Vermont. I've tried their gin before, and I really recommend you sample it for yourself. Founder Todd Hardie brings a beekeeper/naturalist approach to the beverages, which is truly unique.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the 510 Series hits Minás Gallery & Boutique, 815 W. 36th St., with Michael Landweber, Joanna Luloff, Julie Wakeman-Linn and Melissa Wyse McCaul. It starts at 5 p.m. and is free to the public. The event is hosted by Jen Michalski and there is an after-party at Frazier's On The Avenue, 919 W. 36th St.

On Sunday, Nov. 17, Minás hosts a Town Square Open Mic, featuring Brandon Dean Lamson and Rachel Adams. The event starts at 4 p.m. and is free to the public.

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