Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 16
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  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.
Graceland Park Improvement Association Meeting: The meeting will be held April 16, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave.

Thursday, April 17
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.
Condition U: Condition U is an athletic training program for students in grades 5-8. Coach Hubbard and trainers from the  Baltimore Orioles will bring your athletic abilities to the next level through strength and conditioning workouts, nutrition education, and additional team building activities. Program runs from 5-6 p.m. and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 200 S. Linwood Ave.  Email:  bhubbard@livingclassrooms.org  to sign up.

Friday, April 18
Lenten Fish Fry: Friday from 12-6 p.m. at 2111 Eilers Ave. Alaskan pollock platters with sides are $11. Call Joe Witomski at  410-409-8173  or  410- 284-9629.

Saturday, April 19
Family Playground Clean-Up and Social Hour: April 19 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Castle Playground  in Patterson Park. We will provide the cleaning supplies, but come dressed to get a bit dirty. Older children will have the opportunity to volunteer with an environmental event in the park, while younger kids will enjoy supervised play time near the clean-up. Afterwards we’ll celebrate together. The Friends will provide beverages and snacks for everyone. Advanced registration is requested. To make sure we have appropriate supervision for the kids, please let us know you’re coming and the ages of your children by emailing  volunteer@pattersonpark.com.
Casino Job Fair:  Councilman Kraft is hosting a job fair for the new Horseshoe Casino on April 19 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Holabird Academy, at 1500 Imla St. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will be on site to answer questions, assist folks with the online application process, and discuss next steps. There are hundreds of different positions available, from security to transportation, food and beverage, cashiers, management, and office staff.  Anyone interested is invited to attend. More information can be found at HorsehoeBaltimore.com.

Sunday, April 20
Patterson Park Pagoda Opens for Visitors: April 20 is the opening day for the Patterson Park Pagoda. Visitors can visit from noon to 6 p.m. It will be open every Sunday (except for holidays) noon-6 p.m. as well.

Monday, April 21
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.

Tuesday, April 22
Eastwood Community Association Meeting: The association meeting will be held from 7–8:30 p.m. at Eastwood Elementary Magnet School, 428 Westham Way.

Wednesday, April 23
Greater Medford Family Coalition Meeting: The meeting will be held from 7–8:30 p.m. at Holabird Academy, 1500 Imla St.
Happy Hour: The Exchange Club of Highlandtown-Canton is holding a happy hour at Claddaugh Pub in O’Donnell Square on Wednesday, April 23, 5-7 p.m. Come and bring a friend!
Condition U: Condition U is an athletic training program for students in grades 5-8. Coach Hubbard and trainers from the  Baltimore Orioles will bring your athletic abilities to the next level through strength and conditioning workouts, nutrition education, and additional team building activities. Program runs from 5-6 p.m. and meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Email:  bhubbard@livingclassrooms.org  to sign up.

Save the Date:
April 25, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Annual Fundraiser for the Baltimore Curriculum Project. The fun-filled evening will also feature gourmet food, live music, and a silent auction. The event will raise money to support a variety of programs and services that empower BCP students, teachers, and administrators with the tools they need to succeed. The gala will be held Friday, April 25, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
April 26, GGNA Clean-up: Join us at the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup on April 26.    We will meet at the intersection of  Macon St. and Foster Ave. at 10 a.m.    Bring gloves, shovels (if you have them), water, and a smile.  Neighbors and friends of all ages and abilities are welcome to join.  For more information about GGNA and this event, email  ggna.baltimore@gmail.com.
April 26, Dia De El Nino: Bling out your bike during the fourth-annual family festival. Creative Alliance presents a Bikeadelic Workshop, when families bring their own bikes to funkify with community artist, Andy Dahl. At noon, watch a special Latino artist perform with kids from the audience. Visit our tent on Pagoda Hill in Patterson Park, when we celebrate the Day of the Child, themed after Mexico’s holiday. Pinata breaking, face painting, and a book exchange too. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  FREE
April 27, Bocce: The Annual Wine Tasting Bocce Tournament will be held in Highlandtown on April 27, at Our Lady of Pompeii. The cost for entry into this four-person-team tournament is $120 per team, which includes a free ticket to the wine festival. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call Bryan,  410-299-1900.
April 29, Merchants Clean up Day: Highlandtown Merchants Association presents a spring cleanup day. A dumpster will be placed near the pawn shop on 3517-19 Eastern Ave. on Tuesday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. This is free for all merchants. Questions? Email the Highlandtown Merchants’ Association at:  highlandtownmerchants@gmail.com  or call:443 220-1566
May 10, Butchers Hill Flea Market: The Flea Market and Craft Fair in Patterson Park will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

Community Notebook
Dance Class for Kids, ages 7-12: Sheena Black returns to introduce the fundamentals based on traditional African dances. Participants will be exposed to African-influenced movements based on African traditions in Cuba, The Congo, Haiti, and southern slave plantations in United States. All levels of dance experience from beginner to advanced are welcome. Come prepared with comfortable attire, bare feet, positive energy, and determination.  Class is held for eight Saturdays: May 3 – June 21,
 from  10-11 a.m., and cost is $85. Info: Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., info@creativealliance.org; 410-276-1651.
Free Saturday Sports Club on Utz Twardowicz Field: Featuring lacrosse with Charm City Youth Lacrosse League coaches. Youth ages 6 to 14 will develop lacrosse skills through instruction and play, as well as learn valuable life lessons from inspiring civic leaders. No equipment  or experience necessary. Adult fitness classes and yoga (for the tiny tots) offered at the same time as well. Time: 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Field is located at 200 South Linwood Ave. Email:  pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com  to sign up today!
Patterson Park Club Lacrosse Team Needs You: Girls and boys in grades 6-8   who are interested in playing lacrosse at the club level are invited to join  our teams. Girls practice Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:   3:30-4:30 p.m.(homework help), 4:30-5:30  p.m.  (field time). Boys practice Tuesday   and   Wednesday: 4:30-5 p.m.  (homework help),   5-6:30  p.m. (field time). We are located at   200 S. Linwood Ave. Email:  pattersonparkinof@gmail.com  to sign up.
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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