Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 28
Candidates’ Forum: Candidates for the 46th Legislative District will be available to answer residents’ questions in a forum format on Wednesday, May 28, 6-8 p.m., at Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Ave. Be an informed voter. Primary election is on June 24; general election is Nov. 4.
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 29
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.
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: katie@pattersonpark.com.
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., 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. Junkyard Saints (Zydeco) play May 29.

Friday, May 30
Pop-up Art Installation: Ever wonder what it is like to suddenly experience a new culture and not understand the language, customs, products, or food? Artist Victor Torres invites you to his mock design agency, where products are developed and marketed–but for a fictitious civilization created by the artist through his research around culture and the origins of language. Get ready for some fun as you explore a world that seems almost familiar…but not quite.  On May 30,Torres will curate local performance artists Hoesy Corona, Sarah Tooley, Kata Frederick, and others to transform the temporarily unoccupied space at 3320 Eastern Ave. into an all-immersive art installation. Guests are invited to explore this fictitious design agency as both passersby and as interactive participants inside the world of this newly created culture. The pop-up event will be held from  3-5 p.m. The  event is made possible through a partnership of Highlandtown Main Street, Highlandtown Arts District, and UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) promoting arts and performance and the potential of unoccupied storefronts along Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown’s Main Street district.

Saturday, May 31
BMI Farmers’ Market: The Museum of Industry’s farmers’ market opens Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on the grounds of the museum. Opening day includes special games, crafts and giveaways.
Flea Mart:  Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3131 E. Baltimore St., will have a flea mart on Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Waterfront Wellness at Westshore Park: Free boxing boot camp at 8:00 a.m. and Zumba at 9:00 a.m. Waterfront Partnership is committed to health and wellness and is excited to offer this free series to residents, employees, and visitors of Baltimore. All participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.  To register, visit the Waterfront Partnership web site: waterfrontpartnership.org. Please note, you only need to register one time for the entire series.

Sunday, June 1
Waterfront Wellness at Westshore Park: Yoga at 8:00 a.m.and Parkour at 9 a.m. Waterfront Partnership is committed to health and wellness and is excited to offer this free series to residents, employees, and visitors of Baltimore. All participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.  To register, visit the Waterfront Partnership web site: waterfrontpartnership.org.  Please note, you only need to register one time for the entire series.

Monday, June 2
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:
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 Mart: Nazareth Lutheran Church, at Highland Ave. and Bank St., will hold a flea mart with food on Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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.
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
June 14, World Cup in Patterson Park: The Friends of Patterson Park are holding World Cup events in Patterson Park’s Utz Twardowicz Field on Saturday, June 14. From 5-8:30 p.m., kids ages 6-12 may participate in a soccer tournament. Contact Kellie at kellie@pattersonpark.com to register. From 9-11 p.m., there will be a live screening of a World Cup game on Utz Field. Come enjoy a beautiful night watching World Cup soccer in Patterson Park.

Community Notebook
City Pools: Weekend  hours for city pools are Saturdays 12-7 p.m. and Sundays 1-6 p.m., per Rec and Park’s web site. Starting the weekend of June 21, all pools will open weekdays and remain open until September 1 (Labor Day). Park Pool hours: Monday – Friday 12:30-7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 12:30- 7 p.m. Pool admission fees for the 2014 swim season are $2 for park pools. Rec and Parks also offers Summer Season Passes for park pools for $30.
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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