Elizabeth Catlett: Artist As Activist Explores The Legacy of Renown Sculptor & Printmaker

— The Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s new special exhibition, Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist opens Saturday, October 26, 2019 and runs until March 1, 2020.

Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), a sculptor and printmaker, is widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century. The exhibition includes 20 prints and 14 sculptures by Catlett, as well as one print by her husband, Mexican artist Francisco Mora.

Throughout her career, Catlett used art in support of issues that mattered to her— freedom, race and ethnicity, feminism and maternalism— and fought oppression, racism, class and gender inequality.

An American and Mexican citizen, Catlett is best known for her depictions of African American women, the African American experience, and Mexican people who faced injustice. For Catlett, art was a tool for social and political change.

“I believe that art should come from the people and be for the people.” she said on in 1952.

While living in Mexico, Catlett was not afraid to use her art to confront the plight of the Mexican worker, especially sharecroppers, as well as injustices against African Americans during the Jim Crow era.

She continued her fight for equality in politically charged, black expressionist sculptures and prints created during the 1960s and 70s.

“I feel it’s extremely important for the museum to showcase the work of African American artists, who happen to be female, because they have steadfastly devoted their long careers to producing works that relate to black people and the black experience. They’ve always been there, but many were overlooked and neglected by the mainstream art world. As we celebrate the contributions of women, especially now, it’s important that we recognize the work of Elizabeth Catlett,” said Jackie Copeland, Executive Director and Curator, Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

Elizabeth Catlett was the recipient of numerous awards, recognitions, and honorary doctorate degrees, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in contemporary sculpture from the International Sculpture Center in 2003. She died at the age of 96 in her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is Maryland’s largest museum dedicated to the state’s African American experience. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is located at 830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore City. For more information, visit: lewismuseum.org.

Annapolis Towne Centre Hosts First Fall Fest

— As fall foliage appears, the Annapolis Towne Centre will hold its first Fall Fest on October 26, 2019 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. This fun, family-friendly event is overflowing with harvest-themed festivities. Let the kids run through a hay maze, try their hands at pumpkin decorating, take a train ride, or visit the petting zoo; all while parents enjoy a crisp drink at the Beer Garden presented by Gordon Biersch, or a range of upscale shopping options.

Lining the North East end of Towne Centre Boulevard will be Boutique Row. Here, guests can enjoy stylish, quality shopping from the many tenants at the Annapolis Towne Centre. Shop from South Moon Under, Scout & Molly, Lou Lou Boutique, J. Jill, Talbots, and more for the coziest trends this season. Stores will also be stocked up on goodies to celebrate Halloween a little early this year. Pick up a fall fest map and complete with a trick-or-treat trail at the Information Booth when you arrive.

“The Fall Fest is the perfect jumpstart event for new and familiar guests of the Towne Centre to see all of the exciting experiences we have planned at the property,” said General Manager,

Anthony Henry. “We want to bring something new to the area that the community will embrace for years to come.”

Food and beverage samplings to be provided by Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, Bin 201 and Newk’s Eatery. Additional food trucks will line the streets to provide an additional array of food options. Live music will be provided throughout the day by David Sparrow, along with a special live production by the Maryland Performing Arts Center.

This event falls in line with the Towne Centre’s mission of being a central gathering place for locals, visitors, and business professionals alike by offering next-level entertainment and events. The Towne Centre’s ability to provide direct access, an elevated atmosphere, and a strong depth of entertainment experiences makes them the newest competitor in community-focused events in the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County region. Paired with great shopping opportunities and plenty of dining options, the Annapolis Towne Centre is a step above the rest.

The inaugural Fall Fest is free and open to the public. Parking around the Towne Centre, as always, will be available at no cost. For more information, visit us at www.visitatc.com.

Celebrate The Witching Season With The “Official Drink Of Halloween”: Chocolate Milk

— More often than not, All Hallows’ Eve seems to fall on a weekday when most parents have worked “All Hallows’ Day.” And though we hope the energy of our little monsters becomes contagious, sometimes, that’s not the case. Have no fear! What’s bubbling in the witch’s cauldron is a magic potion— It’s chocolate milk and it’s scary good.

Chocolate milk is the “Official Drink of Halloween.” Finally, something neither children— nor adults— have to be afraid on October 31st. Parents can feel good knowing their little ghouls and goblins are getting a spine-chilling boost of energy they need to make it through the moonlit night, while they too can rediscover that chocolate milk has been an adult favorite for many years.

While you’re conjuring up a unique spirits menu for the adults on the Halloween trail, consider using chocolate milk as a mixer in some of your most enchanting “boo-zy” cocktails. But you don’t have to stop there. Imagine the look on your guests’ faces when they sink their fangs into otherworldly baked goods that have been infused with chocolate milk, proving that this devilish delight can be hauntingly good and enjoyed in a variety of ways.

And at the end of the night, when the guests have disappeared and the last little zombie has rung the doorbell, mummies and daddies can give their families a warm mug of nutrition in disguise as they all settle in to watch the full moon.

Any way you dress it up, chocolate milk is the drink that can make skeletons of any size happy and strong.

One-On-One With Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young

On Thursday, October 9, 2019, exactly six months to the day after being sworn in as the 51st Mayor of Baltimore City on Thursday, May 9, 2019, Bernard C. “Jack” Young took a brief trip back down memory lane.

“I grew up in East Baltimore,” said Mayor Young. “We made our own fun. We played skelly, and made our own tops by filling them with wax. We played hopscotch, jump rope, and played basketball. I also sold worms to a lady on Broadway Street, who gave me a quarter for each can of worms. I collected soda bottles and got two cents for each bottle. I also shined shoes and sold newspapers. All of those things taught me how to save.”

He added with a laugh, “I got my first job working as a bagger at a food market and would also take people their groceries. I got paid a quarter. I was doing food delivery long before Uber came along.”

Little did the “Young-ster” know at the time that these work experiences along with the others that followed, were all grooming him to one day become the Mayor of Baltimore City.

“I also worked as a stock boy and a meat cutter,” said Young. “I eventually went to work for the City of Baltimore as a trash man in 1973, and did that for a year.”

From working on a trash truck to overseeing the entire Baltimore City Department of Public Works, which is responsible for residential trash collection, Mayor Young’s ascension from East Baltimore to the city’s top elected seat, reads like a storybook. He became mayor after former mayor Catherine Pugh resigned from the position amid corruption allegations.

“Serving as mayor has been a real journey for me,” said Mayor Young. “I came into the position inheriting a budget that was not mine. On top of that, everything that could happen after I became mayor happened. I’ve had water main breaks, and the city’s network infected with ransomware. I have put together a great team. We have weathered the storm and gotten a lot done.

“What I like best about this job is that it allows me to do all the things I have always wanted to do to make things better in this city. It’s a great position to be in if you want to change the lives of people.”

Mayor Young talked about one of his biggest “giants”— crime. He believes that like David in The Old Testament defeated Goliath, crime can be brought down.

“We are looking at the total family, and the barriers in those families,” said Young. “We are looking at why kids aren’t going to school, and getting parents who are using drugs into treatment. Drug use affects the whole family. We need to connect the dots between social services, the school system, and job training, to ultimately try to figure out how do we heal our families. If we do that, we can drive crime down in our city.

“We also are working with the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks to look at opening rec centers on Saturday and Sunday. It will give our young people an opportunity to do something different. I am also working with Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, who has put together a strategic plan that had led to a reduction in shootings. If those numbers continue to go down, we will see our murder rate go down.”

Mayor Young also discussed Baltimore’s ‘squeegee kids,’ youngsters who wash windshields at busy intersections for money.

“I am working with Commissioner Harrison to devise an alternative squeegee plan,” said Mayor Young. “It’s dangerous for those youngsters to be in the streets. I am afraid they will get hurt weaving in and out of traffic. I’m also concerned some are doing it when they should be in school. We need to connect with the parents to find out why their children are squeegee kids, and what that parent needs.

“We also have panhandlers all over the city darting in and out of traffic for money. It’s also a safety issue for them. We’ve got a lot of work to do. As Mayor, my goal is to do all I can to ensure children and family success.”

Mayor Young served from 2010 to 2019 as the President of the Baltimore City Council, and for 14 years prior to that as a District Councilman.

“We want to drive development into neighborhoods that haven’t seen it,” he said. “We are doing major development across the city, including mixed income and affordable unit developments. I don’t believe in tearing everything down, because we tear down our history in Black neighborhoods. Development in our neighborhoods creates job and rebuilds our communities.

“We are also looking at how we can attract more grocery stores. But we can’t ignore the fact that they look at the prospect of people stealing. Stealing drives their profits down to zero. Merchants will not go into neighborhoods where they can’t meet their bottom line. Attracting and retaining neighborhood businesses is very important to the city.”

Just days after this interview, Mayor Young lost his longtime friend U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings. Cummings, 68, died on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from complications stemming from longstanding health challenges.

“With the passing of U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the City of Baltimore, our country, and people throughout the world have lost a powerful voice and one of the strongest and most gifted crusaders for social justice,” said Mayor Young, who reportedly plans to name the Courthouse East building in downtown Baltimore after Cummings. “Rep. Cummings, the son of sharecroppers whose ancestors were slaves, wasn’t afraid to use his considerable intellect, booming voice, and poetic oratory to speak out against brutal dictators bent on oppression, unscrupulous business executives who took advantage of unsuspecting customers, or even a U.S. President.

“He was, put simply, a man of God who never forgot his duty to fight for the rights and dignity of the marginalized and often forgotten. As we enter this period of mourning, let us remember his long legacy of justice as an example to us all of a life well lived.”

Part II of the series concludes next week.


One on One with Jack Young

Afterschool Program Uses ‘Universal Language’ Of Music To Educate Students

Robert Levine III says he recognized at a young age that music could help people express themselves in a way they otherwise could not.

Levine, the founding executive director of the Baltimore nonprofit, Beyond the Natural Foundation (BTNF), says music connects emotions and fosters bonds that can strengthen and motivate young people.

“Music is a universal language. I believe that in every facet of our lives, music plays an integral role,” Levine said.

BTNF uses music education in after-school programs to engage and empower students from Edmonson-Westside, Mergenthaler Vocational Technical and Paul Laurence Dunbar high schools.

BTNF programs, which serve about 500 students each year, are also held at various recreation and community centers in and around Baltimore.

“Students are learning the art of songwriting, production, and audio engineering as a platform for positive self- expression and promoting campaigns like anti-bullying and anti-violence,” Levine said.

BTNF believes arts education is an essential part of achieving success in school, work, and life. Arts engagement has a profound impact on unlocking the creativity needed for future generations of innovators.

Levine says expressive art methods of pure skill and focused sensitivity enhance one’s capacity for sharing thoughts, feelings, and experience. In this way, youth come to know themselves on a deeper level and they also become aware of their impact on those around them and allow them to encounter their world with compassion and presence.

The overall goal is to use music therapy to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication, and promote physical rehabilitation.

The students have responded, Levine said.

The lead single from one of this year’s project is a song written, recorded and produced by students called “Group Chat.”

“The song inspires peers to use technology in a positive way,” Levine said.

“I can honestly say, I had nothing to do with that.” Levine said. “They came up with that. We like to give them the autonomy to make decisions about what they create, but the song itself is about kids. You know, nowadays, they communicate primarily through social media and texting.

“It’s a song about promoting a positive environment. Making sure that kids aren’t using that platform to bully other kids, and making them feel bad in any way. They are responsible for the primary form of communication nowadays. So it’s really cool to see them take ownership and have fun with creating such a positive message.”

BTNF serves at-risk youth by engaging them in music education and performance to provide expressive therapy and inspiration for creating more significant life opportunities. As an organization, Levine says the goal is to be at the forefront of providing musical arts enrichment and music therapy for the youth of our communities.

The nonprofit provides hands-on education in the art of songwriting, producing, audio engineering, and musicianship while utilizing basic music curriculums and state-of-the-art equipment via BTNF’s flagship onsite program Music for F.U.N. — or Fundamental Understanding of Notes— and The E.A.R. Arts Institute.

“As a kid growing up, it was all about music for me, and the great music that my parents used to listen to,” Levine said. “I’ve been doing music all of my life in some way. So, if our students walk away from our program with creativity, collaboration, commitment, and community, then we will have accomplished what we set out to do.”

For more information, visit wwww.beyondthenatural.org.

Are Rude And Crude The New Norm Or Will America Bring Back Civility?

— Can we talk? Joan Rivers made that catchphrase popular decades ago but in 2019 the answer to the late comedian’s heartfelt query appears to be a resounding no. Whether it’s tweets on social media, pundits on TV, politicians in Washington or parents at a youth soccer match, much of the communication we engage in today is ill mannered, inconsiderate, vicious and sometimes downright cruel or violent.

In short, civility is taking a beating.

“Incivility occurs because we lose sight of what it means to be an ethical person,” says Dr. Steven Mintz, author of Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior. “Ethical people do not berate others. They certainly don’t promote violent behavior. Being willing to accept the ideas of others who may not agree with you is a sign of civil behavior. It values those with opposing views as members of humanity.”

Ellen DeGeneres made that point recently when she became the target of online outrage after she was seen enjoying a Dallas Cowboys football game with former President George W. Bush. Those taking umbrage with DeGeneres didn’t understand why she would hang out with someone whose beliefs and ideals are diametrically opposed to hers.

“When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean be kind to the people who think the same way you do,” DeGeneres told a studio audience. “I mean be kind to everyone.”

An annual poll by Weber Shandwick, a public relations firm, found that 93 percent of Americans believe there is a civility problem in the country, and Mintz says whether people realize it or not, we all pay a price.

“Incivility can negatively affect happiness and impact wellness,” he says. “It can harm mental and physical health, affect productivity in the workplace, inhibit civil engagement, and, taken to an extreme, cause violence in our streets, schools, and places of business.”

Who is at fault for the decline of courteous communication? The Weber Shandwick poll found that 57 percent of Americans lay the primary blame on social media and the Internet. Other culprits they point to include behavior in the White House (50 percent), politicians in general (47 percent), news media (40 percent), political and social commentators (38 percent) and Hollywood celebrities (30 percent).

Mintz says all is not lost, though. He offers these tips for how everyone can do their part to stem the rising tide of incivility:

  • •Think before speaking.
  • •Focus on facts rather than beliefs and opinions.
  • •Be open to others’ ideas without hostility.
  • •Disagree with others respectfully.
  • •Focus on the common good rather than one’s personal agenda.

“Finally, ask yourself how you would feel if the comments you are about to make or treatment of others went viral on social media,” Mintz says. “Would you be proud of it?”

Mintz is convinced the nation could use a good public debate on civility.

“Unfortunately, our leaders don’t seem to think it’s important enough to do,” he says. “The Democratic presidential debates haven’t touched on these issues, but what better way to address gun violence, workplace harassment and bullying than openly discuss how a lack of civility is tearing apart the basic fabric of society.”

Dr. Steven Mintz, author of “Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior” has frequently commented on ethical issues in society and business ethics. His Workplace Ethics Advice blog has been recognized as one of the top 30 in corporate social responsibility. He also has served as an expert witness on ethics matters. Dr. Mintz spent almost 40 years of his life in academia. He recently retired as a Professor Emeritus from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. For more information, visit: www.stevenmintzethics.com.

Drivers Reminded To Stop When School Bus Stops During National Bus Safety Week

To help ensure our children stay safe when getting on and off the bus, the Maryland Center for School Safety, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland State Police, Maryland Department of Transportation, and local school systems all teamed up for National School Bus Safety Week, October 21-25, 2019. This public education campaign focuses on the importance of school bus safety, especially when it comes to other drivers on the road.

More drivers in Maryland are obeying the law and stopping for school bus arms than in previous years, according to the latest survey of state bus drivers conducted by MSDE. However, officials are working together to continue to spread the school bus safety message far and wide across the state for all drivers.

“More than 641,000 of our students ride school buses in Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “As community members, we must work together to ensure our children are safe getting to and from school. I encourage our residents and visitors to our state to pay attention when driving, especially in school zones and school bus stops, and to stop when the bus stops.”

Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a school bus instead of traveling by car, according to the American School Bus Council. To recognize this and focus public awareness on student transportation, this year’s National School Bus Safety theme is My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation!

It is illegal to pass a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended when it has stopped to load or unload students. In Maryland the law states that if a school vehicle has stopped on a road and is operating the alternately flashing red lights, the driver of any vehicle following or approaching the school bus must stop at least 20 feet from the front or rear of the school vehicle. Failure to stop for the bus can result in up to a $500 fine, three points on a driver’s license, and increased insurance rates.

“One violation of the stop arm is one too many, because it puts children at risk of harm,” said Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools. “Each driver in Maryland has to do their part to maintain safe driving practices for the sake of our students.”

The Maryland Center for School Safety is doing its part to make sure drivers are aware of the law and the importance of school bus safety.

“We are requesting the help of our partners and the entire community in reminding all drivers about school bus stop arm safety,” said Maryland Center for School Safety Executive Director Kate Hession. “We have placed messaging in all of the Motor Vehicle Administration service centers throughout the state and launched a new school bus safety public service announcement on social media, television, and digital billboards to remind drivers to STOP for any school bus with its flashing lights on and stop arm extended.”

For more information on National School Bus Safety Week, visit www.napt.org/nsbsw.

Additional Assistance For Victims Of Hurricane Dorian

— In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas continue to struggle to rebuild their lives and reconstruct their beautiful islands.

We wish to thank our Baltimore Community for their overwhelming support and contribution to our initial City-Wide Relief Drive on Tuesday, September 24th. While we are extremely grateful for your efforts, our relief work is not yet over.

The committee of Caribbean organizations and supportive Baltimore entities headed by Dr. Elaine Simon, will coordinate yet another City-Wide Hurricane Relief Drive on Tuesday, October 29th , 2 pm–7pm. Donations will be accepted at Langston Hughes Community Resource Center, 5011 Arbutus Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Acceptable donation items include: Non-Perishable food items, first aid items, sheets, blankets, disinfectant, bleach, garbage bags, deodorant, mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste, aluminum foil, soap, lotions, hair brushes, combs, shampoo, disposable wipes, pampers (child), adult pampers (seniors), detergents, coffee, canned milk, towels, wash cloths, bedsheets, flashlights, (new) baby clothes, books, school supplies, pen and pencils, over the counter pain and fever medicine (pill and liquid form), medical and general supplies, children and adult vitamins.

For financial donation, you can visit https://www.cdra-inc.org/. You can also make checks payable to: CDRRA, Caribbean Disaster Relief and Recovery Alliance.

For additional information please call 443-869-1835. Please leave a brief message with your telephone number, if there is no immediate response to your call.

Organizations and Supportive Entities for The Bahamas Hurricane include: Trinidad and Tobago Association of Baltimore, The Barbados Nationals Trinidad Association of Baltimore, The Image Band, Senator Larry Young, Radio One 1010 AM, Reverend Michael Jenson, The Baltimore Times, The Langston Hughes Education Complex (George Mitchell), Antigua and Barbuda Sity Liters T-shirt Mas, The Arena Players, Reynold Small (Evolve), Print Works LLC, P and T Associates, Carlton Douglass Funeral Services, The Cultural News Page (Oswald Copeland), Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Neil Mattei and the WEAA FM 88.9 crew, Delegate Regina Boyce.

How You Feel About Money Impacts Your Spending

We all have a personal relationship with money, and it will often show in how we spend it. But our feelings about finance can sometimes lead to negative spending habits that can hurt us in the long run. To begin developing healthy spending habits, it can be helpful to start by identifying your emotional and psychological relationship with money.

Get to know your financial psychology

Being aware of your own psychological and emotional approach to money is the first step to developing healthy spending habits. Psychologists agree that these beliefs can start early. They may also come from other life experiences — whether you need to support a family, for example, or if you’ve had a negative history with unmanageable debt. It’s important to remember that your emotional outlook on money, regardless of where it comes from and what it may be, is not inherently right or wrong. Rather, it may influence you to make unwise decisions in certain financial areas, while setting you up to be great in others.

To understand your feelings toward money better, ask yourself:

  • How does being in debt make you feel?
  • How does disclosing your financial situation to others make you feel?
  • How willing are you to make bigger purchases (such as a car or a house)?
  • How willing are you to make smaller purchases (such as clothes or eating out)?
  • What purchases do you feel good about making? Which purchases do you not feel good about making?
  • How often do you make impulsive purchases?
  • How often do you feel compelled to check your bank statement?
  • How often do you find yourself thinking about money?
  • How does it make you feel to hear about the state of the larger economy?

This is the first step toward building a healthy relationship with money. Then carefully examine your responses.

Identifying your spending habits

Once you have a better sense of your feelings towards money, it can be useful to identify how these feelings have translated into spending behavior. Do this by taking stock of your bank statement from the last two months. If a bank statement isn’t available to you, start keeping tabs on your expenses moving forward with your receipts. Then begin looking for patterns. You might even consider working with a professional such as a financial coach, counselor, or advisor to help you identify your spending habits Ask yourself if your habits — frequently buying clothes, for example, or eating out multiple times in a week — make sense given the responses you gave to the questions above. This is the second step to developing healthy spending habits: moving beyond what you think your spending habits should be to which ones you actually practice. From here, you can begin focusing on ways you can improve your use of money.

Identify the spending habits that you can change

Think of ways you can make your financial habits healthier. This responsibility is twofold: not only should you focus on eliminating unnecessary purchases, but also on spending your money in ways that make you feel positive. For example, have you found that you too much of your paycheck goes towards clothes? That doesn’t mean you have to eliminate all of your shopping but maybe you can consider less expensive options such as your local thrift store. Does the thought of making a sizable purchase — such as a car — cause you stress, even if you know such a purchase will significantly improve your life? Set up automatic transfers from your checking account to a savings account so you can start working towards your goal in a way that doesn’t cause anxiety.

Cultivating awareness about your psychology surrounding money — and the kind of spending habits it promotes — can help you chart a financial path that works for you.

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Play Ball! Let Special Late-Night MARC Trains Take You To All The Action Of The 2019 World Series

— With World Series baseball returning to Washington D.C. after an 86-year absence, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) encourages baseball fans to take public transportation to all the fun and excitement of Games 3, 4, and 5 (if needed).

“The Washington Nationals are in the World Series for the first time in franchise history, and this is the first World Series to be played in Washington since 1933,” said Dean Del Peschio, MDOT MTA’s director of MARC Train. “MARC is pleased to offer additional rail service after the end of scheduled daily service, so Nationals fans can enjoy the games in full and be a part of baseball history.”

MARC Train’s Penn Line service enables riders to fully enjoy the experience by providing safe, reliable and affordable transportation to the action when the National League champion Washington Nationals play the American League champion Houston Astros.

World Series MARC Service:

 Passengers traveling to Games 3, 4, and 5 (if needed) can ride regularly-scheduled southbound service to Washington, D.C.

 The last scheduled northbound train will depart Washington on-time (10:55 p.m. Friday, 10:45 p.m. Saturday and 7:40 p.m. Sunday.)

 The World Series Special trains will depart for Union Station in Washington one hour after the last out is made for Games 3, 4, and 5.

 If there is a Game 5 Sunday that goes extremely late, the Special train will leave Washington no later than 3 a.m. to ensure train availability for the Monday morning rush- hour service.

 If the World Series ends in either games 4 or 5, the Special train will depart Washington one hour after the end of the trophy presentation ceremony.

All passengers must be in possession of a valid ticket to ride MARC Train. Monthly and weekly passes will be honored. Tickets will be collected or inspected as passengers board the Nationals World Series Special at Union Station and passengers without a ticket will be directed to the ticket machines inside Union Station or may use CharmPass, our mobile ticketing app, to purchase a ticket.

MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service and a comprehensive Mobility (paratransit) system. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world- class customer service. To learn more, visit mdot.maryland.gov or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.