Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 11
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.
Mayor’s Public Safety Forum: The mayor will host her public safety forum for the Southeast Police District on June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Virginia S. Baker Recreation Center in Patterson Park. Also in attendance will by Police Commissioner Anthony Batts to take questions from residents.

Thursday, June 12
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., 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. Regal Beagles play June 12.

Friday, June 13
Tiny Tots, Baby Animals: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Find out how babies and their parents survive in Patterson Park. Meet at the picnic tables on the northeastern shore of the Boat Lake. For children ages 2-5. $5 suggested donation per child, with an adult. Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program where kids make a craft, play a game, and read a story around a nature theme. Join Audubon to discover Patterson Park as an outdoor classroom. Please register in advance: ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410-558-2473.

Saturday, June 14
Neighborhood Resource Fair and Trash Blast: 12-3:00 p.m. Neighborhood resource fair and trash blast at Library Square. Block clean ups, games, cook out, Patterson Park Audubon planting, and live music. Info: abudros@gmail.com.
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival: Indoor and outdoor stages showcase a spectrum of performances, featuring Colombia Tropical (vallenato), Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddys, and Billy McComiskey (Irish traditional).   Piñata making, Huichol Indian yarn painting, Ukrainian egg decorating, Baltimore screen painting, duck decoy carving,  African-American storytelling,  Chinese brush painting, and more.  Distinctive Maryland food and locally brewed beer served. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free parking and wheelchair-accessible shuttles. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., info@creativealliance.org or 410-276-1651.
Councilman Kraft’s 10th  Annual Breakfast: The breakfast will be held at Eichenkranz in Highlandtown at 611 S. Fagley St., June 14, 9-11:30 a.m. Registration will be from 9 -10 a.m., followed by the councilman’s remarks and questions.
Free Saturday Sports Club on Utz Twardowicz Field:   On June 21 and 28, children ages 5 to 14 are invited to play quick ball,   a fun, fast-paced game combining baseball and softball skills where teamwork is key. No equipment or experience necessary. 9 -10:30 a.m. Adult fitness class and yoga for children are offered concurrently at no cost. Located at the Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center, 200 S. Linwood Ave. Call 410-878-0563 with questions. Register at no cost on Saturday mornings.
BMI Farmers’ Market: The Museum of Industry’s farmers’ market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on the grounds of the museum, at 1415 Key Highway.
Waterfront Wellness at Westshore Park: Free boxing boot camp at 8 a.m. and Zumba at 9 a.m. The 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 website:  waterfrontpartnership.org. Please note, you only need to register one time for the entire series.
World Cup Day in Patterson Park: Youth World Cup in Patterson Park. 5–11 p.m. Utz Field.  Youth soccer tournament for kids ages 6-12. Live screening of a World Cup game on Utz Field starting at 9 p.m. Kids Zone for kids under 6. To register for the youth tournament, call 410-276-3676 or email Kellie@pattersonpark.com.

Sunday, June 15
Waterfront Wellness at West Shore Park: Yoga at 8 a.m. and Parkour at 9 a.m. The 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 16
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.

Tuesday, June 17
The Bayview Community Association:  Will be celebrating the retirement of its acting secretary, Gayle Adams. Gayle has served not only the Bayview community, but all of the surrounding communities in southeast Baltimore for 40 years. The association will host the celebration on June 17, , 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, 6400 E. Pratt St.

Save the Date:
June 17-21, Church Carnival: Sacred Heart of Jesus Church is holding its annual carnival at the corner of Fleet and Conkling streets, with food, games and rides. The carnival is Tuesday through Thursday, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, 7-11 p.m.; and Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Once price gets you on all the rides.
June 18, Women’s Self Defense: The Patterson Park Neighborhood  Association is offering a women’s self defense class on  Thursday, June 19, at Virginia Baker Rec Center in Patterson Park 6-8 p.m. Fee $15.  Space is limited; contact Kristin Adams to register at 410.458.6196, or email kristinleeadams@gmail.com
June 21, Crab Feast: Banner Neighborhoods is holding its 2nd Annual “Old School Crab Feast” to raise capital funds to renovate the new Banner Neighborhoods Community Center. Join Banner from 1-4 p.m. in their yard at 2900 E. Fayette St. for all you can eat crabs, corn, hush puppies, watermelon, and beer. The festivities will also include games, raffles, music, and more. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For tickets, call 410- 585-8810 or email   info@bannerneighborhoods.org.

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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