The Taste of Pikesville brings together more than 30 of the area's assorted eateries, whisking guests on a culinary voyage to Latin America, Asia, the United States with savory and sweet fare. Pairs can wander the room making conversation as they nibble on bite-size portions of samples such as charred steaks and chops made famous by Ruth's Chris Steak House or simmering Peruvian-style chicken or Cuban-inspired meat dishes from Mari Luna Latin Grille. Area enophiles from Boordy Vineyards showcase wines that may include bottlings from their Landmark Series, sourced from 100% Maryland-grown grapes. Sweet treats will also be on hand, such as red velvet cakes and fruity rainbow cupcakes from Many Mini Cakes. Dessert bites can be paired with a brewed cup of locally roasted or organic coffee poured by Coffee with T.
A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefit the Baltimore County Police Community Relations Councils (PCRC). The councils harbor an open forum between the police and the community, a dialogue that occasionally leads to ride-along programs that allow community members to ride along in police cars and turn on the siren any time they witness a squirrel jaywalking.
It doesn't take much to excel at one of Twisted Paint's painting classes. The instructors only have three requirements for their students: have fun, smile, and be creative. With those objectives in mind, students station themselves at canvases with brush, paint, and a glass of wine, and follow along as the teachers provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for creating a finished work of art. And the projects aren't limited to paintings either; students can also unleash their creativity onto bracelets, wine glasses, sleeping friends, or articles of clothing.
Helmed by Eddie Hall, a seasoned personal trainer and semifinalist in the 2011 Yoga Asana National Championship, Baltimore Fitness & Tennis sculpts strong, fit physiques with a collection 30 weekly exercise classes for all fitness levels. Available by reservation, four types of spin sessions, including yoga and muscle-toning variations, partner exercisers with stationary bikes to elevate energy levels more than a pedal-powered espresso machine. Latin-inspired choreography and rhythmic world music inspire students of all levels to sweat during Zumba workouts, and Hatha yoga classes cultivate flexibility through poses that bulk up both strength and serenity. In addition to building cardiovascular endurance, Turbo Kick’s kickboxing moves burn up calories quickly and without accusations of calorie insurance fraud.