Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 9
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.
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 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 Sept. 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.
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.
Youth Birding:  This free service-learning event on July 10, from 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.
Programas Sobre Naturaleza en Español:  Observación y monitoreo de aves en Patterson Park.  Jueves, 10 julio    8 -10 a.m. Se invitan a los chicos de middle y high school.   Programa es gratuito pero hay que registrarse antes. Empezamos en la fontaña, al lado de la Pagoda.

Friday, July 11
Urban Birdwatching:  Meet Patterson Park Audubon at the marble fountain in Patterson Park. The walk is 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: email ppaudubon@gmail.com   or call   410-558-2473.
Light: On July 11, at 7 p.m., the California Baptist University’s singing ensemble Light will perform at the Canton Baptist Church, at 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.

Saturday, July 12
Mexican Folktales and Dance for Kids:  This class is for kids ages 2-4. 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. Creative Alliance, Eastern and East avenues. Info: 410-276-1651 or info@creativealliance.org.
Cuentos y Bailes Folclóricos Mexicanos para Niños:  Clases para niños de 2 a 4 años de edades. 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. Creative Alliance, Eastern and East avenues. Info: 410-276-1651 or info@creativealliance.org.
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 Hwy.
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.
Join the Habitat Team: Weed, mulch, and/or plant in the native gardens in Patterson Park.  July 12, 9-10:30 a.m. Water, snacks, and tools will be provided.  If you’d like to organize a corporate or community group, email us: ppaudubon@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 13
Urban Honey Bee Project: Learn about the evolving and unstable status of the Honey Bee in our food production. July 13, 1 p.m., lower level, The Church on the Square (formerly Messiah Lutheran Church, 1025 S. Potomac St.) Free.
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 14
Canton Community Association Meeting: The monthly meeting of the Canton Community Association’s Economic Development Committee will be held July 14 at 6:30 p.m. The agenda for this meeting consists of the following:  900 S. East Ave. (SW corner of Hudson St. and S. East Ave.). AB Associates will be presenting plans for the redevelopment of the St. Brigid’s School property into 37 apartments, and the construction of four new town homes. 2823 O’Donnell St. The owner of Portside Tavern, (NE corner of O’Donnell St. and S. Streeper St.), has purchased the property next door and will present plans for the renovation of this property into a restaurant facility. 3201 Elliott St.(SE corner of Elliott St. and S. East Ave.). Mike Engler, the owner of Community Pride Wealth, a financial services firm, will be moving his business to this location, a former bank building that has been vacant for several years. He will present plans for certain exterior improvements he would like to make.1000 S. Linwood Ave. (SW corner of S. Linwood Ave. and Dillon St.). The Taylor Property Group will present revised plans for the development of this property with a five-story apartment and office building and a proposal to rezone the property from B2-2 to B2-3. The meeting room is on the second floor of the Broom Factory Building (3500 Boston Street). There is a keypad next to the entry in the middle of the building facing the parking lot on Boston Street. Press to CCA and then enter 2-3-5, which will ring us. We will then buzz you in. You proceed into the building and will find steps on your right. Take steps to the second floor  and follow around to your left and down the hall to our meeting room on your left.
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 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.
Art Show, July 28:  Join us from 7- 9:00 p.m. for an art show and artist meet and greet with wine and cheese to be served. We look forward to meeting our Highlandtown neighbors. Two Tone Artistry and Vapors,  3308 Eastern Ave.

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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