Interest Groups

Baltimore Adventures

A group that explores the Baltimore area for fun-filled kid-related activities and places. Email

Community Service

Is committed to participating in community service events in the Baltimore area that will help to enrich our local community. Email

SELF Forum

A group interested in sustainability, ecofriendly practices, and locally grown food. Email

Play Groups

Small groups of parents and children of similar ages who meet once a week at a member’s house, park, or place of common interest where children learn social skills and moms or dads enjoy the company of other adults. Email

Book Club

Meets to discuss each book, pick the next book, and enjoy the food and socializing that go along with most JHMA events. Email

Dinner Outreach

Arranges for members to provide meals to other members who are experiencing a life-changing event, such as a new baby or sudden illness in the member’s family. Email

The Murmur (sample)

The official bimonthly newsletter of the JHMA includes dates to remember, invitations to auxiliary events, interesting articles, interest group updates, and various other tidbits of information. Email

Running Club

A group of members who are interested in getting together for some good ol’ exercise. We run informally or as part of an established race. Email


Meets to have dinner, throw some dice, gab and win prizes. Email

Expecting Parents

A listserv set up to share information and questions about becoming a parent with get-togethers from time to time. Email

New Parents Group

A playgroup for children under age one and their parents. Each week we meet at  a member’s house or outdoor park. It’s a great way for those with new babies to interact–plus we have an active listserv. Older siblings are also welcome to join the fun. Email

Social Committee

Organizes special events for the families of JHMA members including fall, holiday, and spring parties. Email

Interest Groups Reimbursement Form (doc) or pdf:

Fill out and save receipts, scan/email or mail to treasurer.


Charity Night

Meets to make or gather items to benefit charity. We’ve made handmade items for women coming out of mastectomy surgery at the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Email

Gourmet Night

Allows members to socialize in each other’s homes on a monthly basis while sampling a variety of pot-luck food themes. This is a great events for couples, but there are certainly plenty of members whose medical spouse has to work that night. Email

Night on the Town

A monthly night out organized by a different person each month doing something fun like wine-tasting, bowling, skating, dining. It’s a great event to make new friends and explore Baltimore’s nightlife! Email

Toddler Co-op

A drop-off pre-preschool program that meets weekly where children enjoy stories, songs, a provided snack, and time with friends while mom or dad gets two hours to herself or himself. Email