Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 30
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, May 1
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.
St. Helena Community Association Meeting: The association meets May 1, 7–8:30 p.m., at the St. Helena Community Center at 6509 Colgate Ave.

Friday, May 2
Canton Dog Park Yappy Hour: The Canton Dog Park’s Yappy Hour is right around the corner. The event is being held from 4-6 p.m. on May 2 at Bo Brooks, 2780 Lighthouse Point. Discounts, raffles. Humans and dogs welcome. All proceeds benefit the dog park.

Saturday, May 3
Son Tres y Mas: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the sounds of Latin artists Son Tres y Mas, Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m., at the Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., 410-396-1580.
Audubon’s Habitat Team: Build bird habitats in Audubon’s native plant gardens in Patterson Park from 9–10:30 a.m.  Weed, mulch, and/or plant while spending a relaxing morning outdoors with friends, family, and Audubon. For directions or questions: ppaudubon@gmail.com  or  410-558-2473.
Waterfront Fiesta: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the 16th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race at Baltimore’s Waterfront with live music by Mambo Combo and DJ J. Gray. Festive food. Premium drinks. Kid -friendly attractions.  Pierce’s Park, Pier 5, Eastern Ave. from 1: 30 – 6:30 p.m. Food and beverage packages for adults and kids available at www.bsceneevents.com.
Cinco de Mayo Festival: 500-block South Broadway, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Saturday. Music, food, entertainment, activities and free admission.
Free Saturday Sports Club on Utz Twardowicz Field: May 3, 10, and 17, featuring lacrosse with Charm City Youth Lacrosse League coaches. Kids 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.   8:45-11:00 a.m. Adult Fitness Classes and Yoga (for kids six years old and younger) will be offered concurrently. The center is located at 200 S.Linwood Ave. Register at the center on Saturday mornings.

Sunday, May 4
Tour the Patterson Park Pagoda: Visit every Sunday (except for holidays) from noon-6 p.m. Free.
Cinco de Mayo Festival: Five-hundred block south Broadway, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. Music, food, entertainment, activities and free admission.
Baltimore Songwriters Association Songwriters Serenade: The Best of the BSA CD release event will be held May 4, at 6 p.m. at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Tickets: $12 and $15. Info: info@creativealliance.org or 410-276-1651. www.creativealliance.org.

Monday, May 5
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.

Wednesday, May 7
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 9, Audubon Bird Walk: Bring the family to Patterson Park to see spring migrants including warblers.  Audubon experts will lead us in search of feathered friends.  If you would like to borrow binoculars, drop us an email – we have plenty to share.  To borrow binoculars:  ppaudubon@gmail.com  or 410-558-2473.
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, near the Pagoda.

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.
Badges to Baseball Program for 4th and 5th Graders: Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center, located at 200 South Linwood Ave., hosts Badges to Basefall on Fridays:  May 16, 23, 30, and June 6, 13, and 20  from:  4- 5 p.m. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Badges to Baseball programs is a character development program that brings law enforcement volunteers and students together through sports to teach vital life skills lessons like responsibility and teamwork. Info: 410-878-0563 or email pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com.
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.
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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