Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 26
Student Brass Culmination Concert: The performance will be held in the cafeteria at Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School, on March 26 at 3223 E. Pratt St. from 5-5:30 p.m. Contact:
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 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, crab cakes, Potato and macaroni salads, and cole slaw are available. 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 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 27
Archeological Show and Tell: On Thursday, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Dr. Tim Horsley will be giving a “show and tell” of the advanced, non-invasive archeological techniques he will be using to inform where to dig for 1812 artifacts in Patterson Park. The event, which includes light refreshments, will be held at the Patterson Park White House, 27 S. Patterson Park Ave., near the intersection of Lombard St. and Patterson Park Ave. No registration is necessary. Info: Contact Baltimore Heritage at 410-332-9922 or
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.

Saturday, March 29
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 29. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. 410-276-1651.
Fishing Rodeo: Patterson Park’s premier fishing event begins with registration at 9 a.m. on March 29 at the Boat 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, although a few loaners will be available. Bait will be provided, and no fishing licenses required. Info: 410-396-9392. Inclement weather hotline: 410-396-7078.
Park Clean-Up and Food Drive In O’Donnell Square Park: Bring your children, friends, and neighbors on March 29 for a morning in your community park. Refreshments, tools, and gloves provided. 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Urban Bird Watching Walk: A documented 190+ bird species have visited Patterson Park. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a morning stroll in the park while searching for early spring migrant bird species. All ages and abilities are welcome. This free walk is led by bird experts from Audubon MD-DC and the Patterson Park Audubon Center. Meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of Patterson Park. March 29 from 8-9:30 a.m. No need to RSVP, but email or call 410-558-2473 to borrow binoculars.

Sunday, March 30
Live Young Blood: Raw and honest, this film delves into the struggle to reduce gun violence in Baltimore City. Directors Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden go deep inside urban communities wrestling with ways to change a culture of violence. March 30, 4 p.m. Tickets: $12. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. 410-276-1651.

Monday, March 31
Singing Through History with Adam Miller: Folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller will present a free program of tall tales, traditional American folk songs, and autoharp instrumentals. 6:30 p.m. at the Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave.

Save the Date:
April 5, Self Defense Class: A self defense class sponsored by the Highlandtown Community Association will be held on April 5. This class covers basic self defense and danger-avoidance techniques. Register early to guarantee a spot by contacting Kristin at 410.458.6196 Class will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. at 101 Ellwood Ave. The entrance is on Pratt St.
Cost: $15.
April 3, Meeting to Discuss New School for Southeast Baltimore: Join Baltimore City Public Schools for a conversation about a new school for  Southeast Baltimore from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Come and share your ideas about building a new elementary/middle school for the Southeast Baltimore community. Questions: Contact Nicole Price at or Jessica Lawrence
April 4, Egg Decorating: The Polish-American Heritage Committee of St. Casimir’s Church will hold a “pisanki” egg decorating class on April 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kolbe Center, at O’Donnell St. and Kenwood Ave. The cost is $4 per person. To enroll, contact Bernadine Kordaz, 410-675-0415.
April 5, Billie Holiday Festival: Enjoy free children’s activities and live music from the Rhonda Robinson Quartet (including a Billie Holiday tribute singer), food from local restaurants, and a variety of vendors. In case of inclement weather, the music will be inside the nearby Fell’s Point Corner Theater. 12:30-4:00 p.m. at Gough St. between Ann and Wolfe (1800 block), and the 200 block of S. Durham St, in Upper Fell’s Point. Contact for more information or visit the Baltimore Billie Holiday Project Facebook page.
April 5, Patterson Park Public Charter School Fundraiser: Spring Into Art is a unique art exhibition, auction, and sale showcasing the work of PPPCS students and local artists. On April 5, volunteers will transform the PPPCS cafeteria into a glamorous art gallery. Opening celebrations from 7 – 9:30 p.m.: Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live music, and admission to art auction and sale. VIP tickets available as well. Purchase your tickets online at or from a PPPCS board member.

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: .
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,
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 ( or by calling Melissa Logan, 410-558-1230 ext. 327, or
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. No equipment necessary. Register online at From the drop-down “play” menu select “Patterson Park Site”  or call 410-878-0563 or email 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 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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