Community Calendar

Wednesday, January 20

Winter Coat and Fundraising Drive: 6-9 p.m. Langermann’s, 2400 Boston St. A happy hour to benefit the St. Francis Neighborhood Center in West Baltimore. Donations of outerwear, blankets, snacks, and hygiene essentials encouraged. Info: stfranciscenter.org.

Paint Night: 6:30-9 p.m. QuarterHouse Tavern, 801 S. Decker Ave. Learn how to paint the iconic Domino Sugars sign with instruction from artist Todd Conway. To reserve a seat, go to www.toddconwayarts.com.

Thursday, January 21

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa: Todos los jueves. Canciones, rimas, cuentos, y juegos, para los niños (0-3 años) y los padres o cuidadores. 11 a.m. at the Southeast Anchor Branch, Enoch Pratt Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Friday, January 22

Bingo Fundraiser: doors open at 9 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m. Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Ave. $10 to play, includes 3 bingo cards. 50/50 raffle and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit PPPCS.

Family Bird Watching Walks: 8 a.m. Presented by the Audubon Center. Meets by fountain in Patterson Park.  Free, and all ages and abilities are welcome.

Tiny Tots in Patterson Park: 10:30-11:30 a.m., meets at picnic tables on the northeastern shore of the Boat Lake. $5 donation is suggested per child. Presented by the Audubon Center. Info: 410-558-2473.

Saturday, January 23

Duckpin Bowling: 1-3 p.m. Patterson Bowling Center, 2105 Eastern Ave. An afternoon of duckpin bowling, food, and friendship followed by worship at Church on the Square. $10-20 per person.

Flapjack Fundraiser for Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School: 8-10 a.m. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 7760 Eastpoint Mall. $10 per person, $5 for children under 10. Proceeds benefit the school. For info or tickets, contact: 410-396-9381.

Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In: An all ages events where children are encouraged to explore the art exhibit and delve into their own creativity with help from the art supplies around the building.  Saturday, 12-3 p.m., at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. FREE. Info: www.creativealliance.org/events/2015/kerplunk-free-family-art-drop.

Sunday, January 24

Winter Circus Brunch: 1:30 p.m. Ikaros Restaurant, 4901 Eastern Ave. A winter themed dance and circus show with a Greek brunch buffet. There will be dancing, juggling, live painting, hula-hooping, ribbon twirling and much more. $25 per person. Tickets/info: www.eventbrite.com/e/snowball-a-winter-circus-brunch-featuring-the-lindsey-golden-project-tickets-20088643674.

Bingo Fundraiser: doors open at 10 a.m., dinner at noon, bingo at 1 p.m. St. Casimir Church Hall Kolbe Center, 2736 O’Donnell St. $20 per person. Proceeds benefit the school’s scholarship fund. For reservations, contact 410-477-2959.

Wednesday, January 27

Greater Greektown Neighborhood Association Meeting: 7 p.m. Mora Crossman Rec center, located on the right side of of John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School, 701 S. Rappolla St.

Mother Goose Baby Steps: Mondays, 11 a.m. An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months of age with their caregivers. Southeast Anchor Branch, Enoch Pratt Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.


Community Notebook

Build Baltimore Project JumpStart Gala: January 30, 6-11 p.m. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St. Celebrate ten years of success with keynote speaker, Mike Rowe. Info: www.abcbaltimore.org/gala/.

Broken Hearts Club Anti-Valentine’s Day Drag Brunch: February 7, 12-4 p.m. Ikaros Restaurant, second floor, 4901 Eastern Ave. Enjoy a fabulous brunch while watching a comedy drag performance as you celebrate being or not being in love. Ticket $25 pre-sale, $27 at the door.

Grand Reopening of the Canton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library: February 12, 10 a.m. Canton Library, Ellwood Ave. and O’Donnell St.  Celebrate the reopening and renovation of the library.

2nd Annual Chili Cook Off: February 27, 1-3 p.m. Knotty Pine, 801 S. Conkling St. Donate $5 to the House of the Ruth to be a judge and taste all the entries. To compete, sign up at Knotty Pine or e-mail joymarch717@gmail.com. $15 entry fee. Portion of proceeds benefit House of Ruth MD.

Parents and Teachers Together: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street. Pre-school program for children ages 2-4 and their parents. Info: 410-995-0118.

Volunteer With Audubon: Time to spare? Audubon would love your help making environmental education programs in Patterson Park successful. Please contact Kate Creamer, volunteer coordinator, 410-558-BIRD.

Email your events to editor@baltimoreguide.com. Events are due at noon on the Friday before publication.

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