Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 19
Meeting with Gregg Bernstein: The community meeting hosted by Delegate Luke Clippinger with State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein and Secretary of Juvenile Services Sam Abed, is scheduled for March 19 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 2638 E. Baltimore St., at 7 p.m.
Boot Camp: Get ready to sweat at Patterson Park Sports & Education Center Monday and Wednesday at 6 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. for a high-intensity, hour-long workout with ACE-certified trainer Jeff Morton. $100 for eight sessions (one session per week) or $180 for 16 sessions. Contact pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com or 410-878-0563 to sign up.
St. Casimir’s Lenten Food Sale: The Home and School Association of St. Casimir School will  offer homemade Lenten foods through April 16. Codfish cakes are $2.25 each unfried and $2.50 each fried, and crab cakes are $6.75 each unfried and $7 each fried. Potato and macaroni salads and cole slaw are available at $3.00 per pound. Place your orders by Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Orders are picked up on Fridays. Call Laureen Brunelli at 410-989-3767 until 5 p.m., or Carol Kramer at 443-414-6784 from 5 until 8 p.m. or by email at lentenfoods@gmail.com. Questions and orders may also be directed to the school at 410-342-2681 or faxed to 410-342-5715.
Mother Goose Baby Steps: Wednesdays. 11:30 a.m. An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months of age with their caregivers. Patterson Park Branch, Enoch Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983.

Thursday, March 20
Mother Daughter Group Informational Meeting: The intention of this group is to support each other as women and mothers, nurture our relationships with our daughters, and help them thrive as girls and young women. Mothers who have daughters between the ages of 7-10 and 11-14 are invited to attend on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center, at 200 S. Linwood Ave.  R.S.V.P. at dritchie@livingclassrooms.org or call 410-878-0563.
Mechanical Street Sweeping Meeting: The city’s new plan will allow for street sweeping at least once a month in every neighborhood. Those located in the Central District will receive weekly mechanical street sweeping. The DPW’s Central District includes such neighborhoods as Butchers Hill, Patterson Place, PPNA, Highlandtown, and Baltimore Highlands. The remainder of the southeast will have monthly sweeps, with the odd sides of the streets serviced on the first Wednesdays and the even sides on the second Wednesdays. The meeting will be held at the Southeast Anchor Library, at 3601 Eastern Ave. at 6 p.m.
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, March 21
Bumper Jacksons at the Creative Alliance: Baltimore/DC-based American roots group Bumper Jacksons celebrates the release of their album “Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In” at the Creative Alliance on March 21. The Bumper Jacksons will be performing alongside local favorite, the Blue Moon Cowgirls. Tickets: $15. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. 410-276-1651.
Fish Fry: The Dundalk Knights of Columbus are holding their annual fundraiser with proceeds going to multiple charities. It runs every Friday through Good Friday, April 18. The Knights will be serving fried fish from 12-6 p.m. at 2111 Eilers Ave. Eleven dollars buys Alaskan pollock, steak fries, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and beverages. Take-out also available for $12. Info: Call Joe Witomski, 410-409-8173 or 410-284-9629.

Saturday, March 22
Kerplunk!: Open to families and kids of all ages. Tour galleries and design unique art projects linked to the exhibitions. Stop in for a quick visit, or stay for the entire afternoon exploring art materials and let your creativity soar. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Noon-3 p.m. Free. No registration required. Saturday, March 22. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. 410-276-1651.
Veterans: The Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System is hosting an open house and information fair on Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 10 N. Greene St., first floor. Info: 800-949-1003 x6071.
Comedy/Improv:  Former Highlandtown resident Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowdki is starring in a one-night comedy/improv show, “Stand Up and Laugh: Thank God It’s Finally Spring Edition” on Saturday, March 22, 8:30 p.m., The Bowman restaurant, Parkville. Info and tickets: SullysComedyCellar.com or 410-665-8600.

Sunday, March 23
Oyster Roast: On Sunday, March 23, from 1-5 p.m., Saint Francis of Assisi, at 3615 Harford Rd., is hosting an all-you-can-eat oyster roast in the church hall. Menu includes oyster stew, oysters on the half shell, padded/fried oysters, pit beef, sausages, and salads. Beer, soda, and desserts available at no additional cost. The price is $40 and must be paid in advance. To reserve call 410-235-5136. For questions, please call Barbara Jo, 410-488-3162.
Sunday Morning Health Fair: Doctors from Johns Hopkins, Bayview, will conduct a free health fair on March 23 after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses at St. Casimir’s in Canton. The fair will have stations where guests may circulate, look at the displays, and talk with the doctors. The fair will be held in the Kolbe Center, the hall just behind the church, which is accessible to the handicapped. Healthy snacks will be provided.  Information: 443-682-8257.

Save the Date:
March 26, Student Brass Culmination Concert: The performance will be held in the cafeteria at Highlandtown Elementary/ Middle School,, 3223 E. Pratt St. from 5 -5:30 p.m. Contact: klord@bsomusic.org.
March 28, Yappy Hour: Charm City Veterinary Hospital, a new veterinary service facility at the Natty Boh Tower, 3600 O’Donnell St., Suite 160, is hosting a happy hour for dogs and owners at the Brewer’s Hill Dog Park, Toone St. and Eastern Ave., from 5-7 p.m. There will be wine, beer and snacks for owners as well as treats for dogs, games and raffles. Rain date is April 11.
March 29, Fishing Rodeo: Patterson Park’s premier fishing event begins with registration at 9 a.m. at the Boast Lake. Fishing starts at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians. The derby is catch and release; participants must bring their own rods, though a few loaners will be available. Bait will be provided; no fishing licenses required. Info: 410-396-9392. Inclement weather hotline: 410-396-7078.
March 29, Park Clean-Up and Food Drive In O’Donnell Square Park:  Bring your children, friends, and neighbors for a morning in your community park. Refreshments, tools,and gloves provided.10 a.m. -12 p.m.
March 31, Singing Through History with Adam Miller: Folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller will present a program of tall tales, traditional American folksongs, and autoharp instrumentals. 6:30 p.m. at the Southeast Anchor Library 3601 Eastern Ave.

Community Notebook
Senatorial Scholarships: The scholarship application deadline is almost here. If you are attending, or plan to attend, a Maryland college or university in the fall and you live in the 46th legislative district, applications are due by April 4 . Info: http://www.billforbaltimore.com/scholarship .
Steven Scott Gallery: Winter preview featuring Robert Andriulli, Kristin Helberg, Ellen Hill, Sheep Jones, Amy Lamb, Kathryn O’Grady, Alison Saar, and Frank Trefny. Through March 29, at 808 S. Ann St. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday,12-6 p.m. Info: 410-902-9300, www.stevenscottgallery.com.
Free Adult Education Classes at PPPCS: Patterson Park Public Charter School offers the following classes: beginner Spanish Mon/Wed; intermediate Spanish Tues/Thurs; computer literacy Mon/Wed; pre-GED Tues/Thurs. All classes are free and open to the community and are held at PPPCS (27 N. Lakewood Ave).Classes start the week of Jan. 27 and run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Classes will run until the end of the year, and a new semester will start in fall 2014. Please preregister on the website (www.pppcs.org) or by calling Melissa Logan, 410-558-1230 ext. 327, or MLogan@pppcs.org.
Free Saturday Sports Club at Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center: Five Saturdays ( 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, and 4/26) from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Please join us and the Charm City Youth Lacrosse League for an exciting five-week sports club where boys and girls ages 7 to 14 will develop lacrosse skills through instruction and play as well as learn valuable life lessons from inspiring civic leaders. No equipment necessary. Register online at  www.charmcityyouthlax.com from the drop- down “play” menu (select “Patterson Park Site”)  or call 410-878-0563 or email pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com for more information. The center is located at 200 S. Linwood Ave.
After-school Programming: The Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center, at 200 S. Linwood Ave.,  is enrolling students in grades 6, 7, and 8 for after-school programming, Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. Homework assistance provided daily. Info: 410-878-0563 or email pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com to sign up.
Free Program for 2-year-olds: United Evangelical Church, at 3200 Dillon St., is offering a program for 2-year-olds and their parents. Info: Concetta Clark at 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, at 443-623-0717.

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