Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 7
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 8
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.
Can Company Concerts: The Can Company expands its free Thursday night outdoor concert series in 2014, with double the number of live performances. Bring your chairs and celebrate the summer while enjoying live music, festival food, happy hour specials, and family activities. Thursdays, 6 – 9 p.m., May 8 through September 11, with the exception of the first Thursday of every month (WTMD First Thursdays show will be held at Canton Waterfront Park). The Can Company participants include: Langermann’s, Chesapeake Wine Company, Cold Stone Creamery, Outback Steakhouse, Soyombo Grille, Pasticcio’s, Vircity, and more. Info: thecancompany.com or  visit the Can Company’s Facebook page.
Hampstead Hill Association Meeting: The association will next meet on May 8.The Hampstead Hill Academy will have its Hampstead Hill Nights, so we will most likely meet on the 3rd floor. Info: call Jean at 410-370-2644.

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

Saturday, May 10
Audubon Native Plant Sale: Jump-start your bird-friendly habitat at home by planting native plants that feed birds and insects. Find Audubon at the Butchers Hill Flea Market May 10 in the northwest corner of Patterson Park, 8:00 a .m.–sellout.  For directions or questions email ppaudubon@gmail.com or call 410-558-2473.
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.
Free Community Shred Day:  May 10, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Parking Lot) at 1400 W. Coldspring Lane.
Free Saturday Sports Club on Utz Twardowicz Field: May 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 11
Historic Harbor House Tour: Explore some of the unique and historical homes in Fell’s Point from 11 a.m –5 p.m. This tour will consist of such perennials as the Robert Long House and Colonial Garden, the Thomas Lamdin House, and “The Palace on Dallas.” Other not-seen-before homes will include an assortment of Fell’s Point residences ranging from cozy historic houses with beautiful urban gardens to dramatic, light-filled contemporary homes. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour and can be purchased in person at the following locations: Visitor Center at 1724 Thames St. on Saturdays and Sundays; Long & Foster at 701 S. Broadway, or Visit Baltimore at 401 Light St., or online at www.PreservationSociety.com. The tour is a fundraiser for the Preservation Society.
Tour the Patterson Park Pagoda: Visit every Sunday (except for holidays) from noon-6 p.m. Free.

Monday, May 12
The Patterson Place Association: Meeting May 12 at 7 p.m. at the White House in Patterson Park. The upcoming construction project will be presented.  Questions: call 410-276-3766.
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: call  410-396-1580.

Save the Date:
May 18, Music Festival: St. Peter Lutheran Church, 7834 Eastern Ave, holds its Annual Music Festival on Sunday, May 18, 3-5 p.m. The festival combines musicians from churches in the Dundalk, Essex/Middle River and Rosedale areas, performing traditional, contemporary and jazz church music.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.  A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the ELCA World Malaria Campaign. Info; 410-288-0537.
May 18, Old Time Jam Session: Featuring Ken Kolodner and Brad Kolodner. Local musicians are invited to join in this Old Time Jam Session in the waterfront pavilion at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Ken and Brad will accompany a dance caller who will lead old-time communal dances for audience participation…no experience necessary! Includes museum admission to see our newest exhibit Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore & Beyond. Bring the whole family and enjoy refreshments from food, dessert, and beer trucks. $12 per person, $10 BMI Member. Info: theBMI.org.
May 21, Graceland Park: The Graceland Park Improvement Association will meet on Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m., at Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave. After a very, very brief meeting, we will have a 2013-2014 season-ending party. Residents of both Graceland Park and the Medford community are invitted to enjoy food, refreshments and desserts. Please RSVP to Celestine “Babe” Grabowski, 410-288-4046 or gpiamd@verizon.net by Wednesday, May 14.
June 7, Flea Market: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church is hosting its annual outdoor flea market at the corner of Lakewood Ave. and Baltimore St. on  June 7 from 8 a.m. -1  p.m. Rain date: June 14. $10 per space outside (bring your own table). Proceeds support one-year-old Giovanna who has been hospitalized from birth. Questions?  Call or email Curtisha Charles 443- 226- 5029 or carbble@hotmail.com.

Community Notebook
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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