Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 23
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.
Happy Hour: The Exchange Club of Highlandtown-Canton is holding a happy hour at Claddaugh Pub in O’Donnell Square on Wednesday, April 23, from 5-7 p.m. Come and bring a friend.

Thursday, April 24
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 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.

Saturday, 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.
Da del Nio: 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. April 26,11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friends of O’Donnell Square Clean-up: Please bring your children, friends, and neighbors and support your local community park project on April 26 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. in O’Donnell Square. We are implementing a new landscaping design. Lunch, refreshments, and gloves will be provided. We have some tools, but if you have shovels or rakes please bring, them.
Butchers Hill Clean-up: Meet at Chester and Fairmount, where a dumpster will be provided, and bring rakes, brooms and trash bags. Some tools will be loaned by the Friends of Patterson Park and the city will have some paper trash bags available. Trees will be planted and a cookout is planned for post clean-up.

Sunday, April 27
Patterson Park Pagoda Open: Visitors can visit every Sunday (except for holidays) from noon-6 p.m. Free.
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.
Highlandtown Wine Festival:   A fundraiser for the Highlandtown Community Association. April 27, 1–6 pm at Conkling and Claremont streets. A Southeast classic.
Dinner Bingo: St. Casimir Church Hall (Kolbe Center), 2736 O’Donnell Street, will have a non-smoking, handicap-accessible dinner bingo Sunday, April 27.  Doors open at 10 a.m.  Dinner begins at noon, bingo at 1 p.m. Cost is $20/person. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.  Call Marlene for reservations: 410-477-2959.

Monday, April 28
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 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

Wednesday, April 30
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:
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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