Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 18
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.
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. One price gets you on all the rides.
Red Line Art in Transit Station Meeting: The Red Line Art in Transit Program aims to enhance the stations and environment along the corridor to make the Red Line more welcoming to riders and integrated into communities. Community input is an important element of the Art in Transit program. Learn about the artist selection process and art opportunities at stations.  June 18, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at  Hampstead Hill Academy Cafeteria, 500 S. Linwood Ave.

Thursday, June 19
Women’s Self Defense: The  Patterson Park Neighborhood   Association is offering a women’s self defense class on Thursday, June 19, at the Virginia Baker Rec Center in Patterson Park, from   6-8 p.m. Fee: $15.   Space is limited; contact Kristin Adams to register at  410-458-6196,  or email  kristinleeadams@gmail.com.
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. One price gets you on all the rides.
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. M.O.B.   plays June 19.

Friday, June 20
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. One price gets you on all the rides.

Saturday, June 21
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.
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.
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.
Latinofest, June 21-22: Join EBLO at its 34th annual festival  in Patterson Park. This music-filled weekend features live Latin music including salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, duranguense, mariachi, dancers in colorful costumes from their native lands, bomba and plena performances, salsa dancing and the hottest Latino DJs, Arts and Crafts displays, Latino cuisine from the Americas and the Caribbean, community support information booths, and family fun activities such as rock climbing walls, clowns, face-painting, two stages, and much more.12 -10 p.m.  Info: Latinofest.org.
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.

Sunday, June 22
Latinofest:  Join EBLO at its 34th annual festival in Patterson Park. This music-filled weekend features live Latin music including salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, duranguense, mariachi, dancers in colorful costumes from their native lands, bomba and plena performances, salsa dancing and the hottest Latino DJs, Arts and Crafts displays, Latino cuisine from the Americas and the Caribbean, community support information booths and family fun activities such as rock climbing walls, clowns, face-painting, two stages, and much more. 12 – 10 p.m.  Info: Latinofest.org.
Dinner Bingo: St. Casimir Church Hall  (Kolbe Center), 2736 O’Donnell Street, will have a non-smoking, handicap-accessible dinner bingo on June 22. Doors open at 10 a.m., dinner is served at noon, bingo begins at 1 p.m. $20/person. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.    Call Marlene for reservations: 410-477-2959.
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 23
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 24
Concert in Patterson Park: The Manly Deeds play at 6:30 p.m. at Pagoda Hill.  Rain date Wed. 6/25. Info: pattersonpark.com.

Save the Date
June 28, Urban Birdwatching: The Patterson Park Audubon Center is hosting an Urban Birdwatching Walk on Saturday, June 28, 8-9-30 a.m., starting at Patterson Park’s marble fountain, close to Patterson Park Ave. and Lombard St. Email for binoculars by Friday, June 20; otherwise, no registration necessary. Info: ppaudubon@gmail.com; 410-558-2473.

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.
Preschool Program: United Evangelical Church’s PACT preschool program (Parents and Teachers Together) has fall 2014 openings for 3-year-olds.   This program starts in September and classes are held two days per week. Please contact PACT’s director, Concetta Clark, at  410-995-0118.   United is located at 3200 Dillon St.(corner of Dillon Street and East Avenue) in Canton.
Vacation Bible School: Sacred Heart of Mary Church is holding vacation Bible school from July 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon., for students preK-8. The theme is “Saints of Our Time,” and there will be arts, crafts, films and music. The camp is at the parish office, 6727 Duluth Ave. Info: 410-633-2828.
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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