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Anne Arundel County, Pasadena: “Kinera Foundation, Pasadena Chapter Monthly Meetings”

March 19 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm EDT

Kinera Foundation, Pasadena Chapter

Meets:  3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Location: Cisco Center, 350 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Severna Park, MD

Information: Amy David, Amy@Kinera.org or www.kinera.org

Organizer

Amy David
Email:
amy@kinera.org
Website:
www.kinera.org

Venue

Cisco Center
350 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Severna Park, MD United States
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https://www.ppmd.org/venue/cisco-center-2/

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