Wednesday, May 21
Graceland Park Association: The Graceland Park Improvement Association will meet on May 21, at 7 p.m., at Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave. After a brief meeting, the association will have a 2013-2014 season-ending party. Residents of both Graceland Park and the Medford community are invited to enjoy food, refreshments, and desserts. Please R.S.V.P. to Celestine “Babe” Grabowski, 410-288-4046 or email@example.com, by May 14.
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 22
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.
Wine Tasting at Sunset: The 10th annual event, a fundraiser for the Friends of Patterson Park, is Thursday, May 22, 6-9 p.m., near the park’s Marble Fountain. Tickets are $50, and guests enjoy wine tastings and cuisine samplings from the Chesapeake Wine Company, DiPasquale’s, Bistro Rx, V-NO, Todd Conner’s, Plates, Beans and Grapes, and This Swine’s for You. Local musician Rob Fahey will be playing acoustic classics throughout the evening, and a silent auction will offer up items from local artists, Orioles tickets, a vacation get-away, and more. Tickets: pattersonpark.com or 410-276-3676.
Free Zumba: Thursdays through May 29, 6-7 p.m. Come and get a free workout in the park. No experience is necessary. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Extension Field, Patterson Park (between Ellwood and Linwood avenues). Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can Company Concert: 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., through September 11, with the exception of the first Thursday of every month, when WTMD First Thursdays shows are 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. Nelly’s Echo plays May 22.
Hampstead Hill Nights: May 22, Tony Berry and New Money, playing from the 60’s, and Up Break Entertainment – Out Too Late, an a cappella group. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Music from 6 – 8 p.m. No alcoholic beverages or pets permitted. Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Ave. (at Fleet and Linwood). Info: 410-396-9146.
Saturday, May 24
Book Discussion: Read and discuss “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything,” by Chris Hadfield. May 24 at 2 p.m., Southeast Anchor Branch, Enoch Pratt Library, 3601 Eastern Ave.
Free Saturday Sports Club on Utz Twardowicz Field: Youth ages 5 to 14 are invited to play quick ball. No equipment or experience necessary. 9 – 10:30 a.m. on May 24, 31, and June 7, June 21, and June 28. Adult fitness classes and yoga for children will be offered at that time as well at no cost. Located at the Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center, 200 S. Linwood Ave. Register at no cost on Saturday mornings. Call 410-878-0563 with questions.
Big Trucks Day: The Baltimore City DPW is holding its annual free Big Trucks Day on May 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on the grounds of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy. Big trucks and vehicles, giveaways, games, and more are the highlights of this annual event for kids big and small. Limited free parking available. Info: 410-545-6541.
Bird Watching: Two-hundred bird species have been to Patterson Park. Middle and high school students can join Audubon as citizen scientists, collect data on urban bird species, and share their findings with the greater scientific community. No experience necessary. May 24, 8-10 a.m. Registration is required. For directions or questions: email@example.com or 410-558-2473
Monday, May 26
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 31, Flea Mart: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3131 E Baltimore St. will have a flea mart on Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 6, Free Movie: John Waters’ “Hairspray” and music by Christylez Bacon on the East Ave. lot, outside, across from The Patterson. Grilled Burgers and Brats from the Marquee Lounge will be available for purchase (cash only). Bring your lawn chair and cooler. Meet your friendly neighbors. Watch “Hairspray,” a great film shot in Highlandtown in 1987. Christylez opens with whimsical raps for all. Free, at the Creative Alliance.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 8, Concert in Patterson Park: All Concerts are held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Pagoda Hill (enter the park at Lombard and Patterson Park Ave., near the Marble Fountain). June 8: Caleb Stine & the Brakemen.
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.