Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 2
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.
Learn to Make Ice Cream: Celebrate America’s independence by learning to make homemade ice cream.  July 2 from 2-  3 p.m. at the  Patterson Park Branch  of the Enoch Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info:  410-396-0983.
Eastpoint Mall Farmers Market: Purchase fresh food from local farmers, every Wednesday through Oct. 9. The farmers market is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the parking lot across from McDonald’s.

Thursday, July 3
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.
John W. Brown in Fell’s Point: The Liberty Ship hosts a Family Fun Weekend July 3-6. Tours, demos, displays. The ship docks at Fell’s Point’s Broadway Pier on Thursday, July 3. Info: www.ssjohnwbrown.org.

Friday, July 4
John W. Brown in Fell’s Point: The Liberty Ship hosts a Family Fun Weekend July 3-6. Tours, demos, displays. The ship docks at Fell’s Point’s Broadway Pier on Thursday, July 3. Info: www.ssjohnwbrown.org.
Fourth of July Celebration: Live musical performances begin at 4 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, Pratt and Light streets. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. and may be viewed from downtown, Federal Hill, Fell’s Point and Harbor East. Info: promotionandarts.com.

Saturday, July 5
John W. Brown in Fell’s Point: The Liberty Ship hosts a Family Fun Weekend July 3-6. Tours, demos, displays. The ship docks at Fell’s Point’s Broadway Pier on Thursday, July 3. Info: www.ssjohnwbrown.org.
Mexican Folktales and Dance for Kids: This class is for kids ages two- four. Young ones learn storytelling and movement while listening to Latino folktales like “Tio Juan,” the Mexican version of “Old MacDonald.” 11-11:50 a.m. $40 for the entire session, $5 per class.
Cuentos y Bailes Folclóricos Mexicanos para Niños: Clases para niños de 2 a 4 años de edad
n Alexandra Gonzalez,  edades 2-4, June 28-Aug. 23. Los pequeños aprenderan historias y movimientos mientras escuchan cuentos, como el de “Tio Juan”, la version Mexicana de “Old MacDonald”, entre otros. 11-11:50 a.m.  $40 for the entire session; $5 per class.
BMI Farmers Market: The Museum of Industry’s farmers market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on the grounds of the museum, 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.

Sunday, July 6
John W. Brown in Fell’s Point: The Liberty Ship hosts a Family Fun Weekend July 3-6. Tours, demos, displays. The ship docks at Fell’s Point’s Broadway Pier on Thursday, July 3. Info: www.ssjohnwbrown.org.
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, July 7
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:
July 10, Youth Birding: This free service-learning event on Thursday, July 10, 8-10 a.m., is for students in grades 6-12. Join Audubon as citizen scientists. Collect data on urban bird species and share your findings with the greater scientific community. No experience necessary. We have binoculars to lend you and are happy to sign community service hours. Registration is required:  ppaudubon@gmail.com  or 410-558-2473.
July 10, 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. Sons of Pirates plays July 10.
July 11, Urban Birdwatching: Meet at the marble fountain; walk is Friday, July 11, 8-9:30 a.m.  If you would like to borrow binoculars, drop us an email.There is no need to RSVP for this event, just arrive ready to explore. To borrow binoculars:  ppaudubon@gmail.com  or  410.558.2473.
July 11, Light: On Friday, July 11, 7 p.m., California Baptist University’s singing ensemble Light will perform at the Canton Baptist Church, 3302 Toone St. Light is comprised of eight students from the Collinsworth School of music, whose mission is to minister through music. Info: 410-563-1177.
July 17-27, “Heinie Goochems”: The Fell’s Point Corner Theater presents an original comedy, written by veteran Baltimore actor Larry Malkus.”Heinie Goochems” is the story of Junior, a 40-year-old man, who, after being laid off from his marketing job, finds himself thrust into the role of stay-at-home dad. Junior’s wife Kelly, the new breadwinner of the family, wants another baby, and their basement tenant, Carlos, seems to be growing something down there. When a handsome concierge veterinarian shows up to perform a procedure on the family cat, things don’t go quite as expected. Heinie Goochems is directed by Raine Bode, who has directed numerous productions for a wide range of theater companies. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8  p.m., and Sundays at 2  p.m. Tickets to all performances are $15. Info:  www.fpct.org.

Community Notebook
City Pools: 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. Pools remain open until September 1 (Labor Day).
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
Call for Designs, Great Halloween Lantern Parade: The parade’s theme is kaleidoscope. The Creative Alliance is commissioning light sculptures and wants your designs. A new and more dramatic parade route starts at the Boat Lake, across Linwood Ave, into the Annex Park, and back to the Pulaski Monument. The lantern parade will be held Oct. 25. The Creative Alliance is looking for big, bright (over 10 feet tall) multicultural floats and performances for the Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Patterson Park. The top ten proposals will be awarded $250. The top two proposals will be awarded $400 each and a Neighborhood Halloween Parade Studio at Patterson Park’s Pool House  or the Crown Industrial Park in the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District. Call  410-276-1651  for more information. Proposal deadline is July 15 at 6 p.m.

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