Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 23
Films on the Broadway Pier:  Films On The Pier is a free yearly film series presented at the end of the Thames Street Pier in Fells Point. Each film begins at dusk on Wednesday evenings starting in July through the end of August. Bring a chair, bring some friends, and enjoy your summer evenings with us. July 23: “Lone Survivor.”
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 24
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. Rob Byer Band (Country) plays July 24.
“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., through July 27. Tickets to all performances are $15. Info:  www.fpct.org.
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.

Friday, July 25
Little Italy Film Festival: Every Friday through September 5, at the corner High and Stiles streets. Live entertainment at 7 p.m. Movie starts 9 p.m. Free event. Free popcorn sponsored by Colombo Bank. July 25: “Big Night.”

Saturday, July 26
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.
Book Discussion: Read and discuss “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand at 2 p.m. on July 26 at the Southeast Anchor Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
The Cartography of Imaginary Places:  Karlo Yeager, of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, will talk about the history of science fiction and how it has offered modern society a language for recent innovations and a scaffolding upon our visions of utopia.  July 26, 3-4.p.m., 33601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
The Cartography of Imaginary Places:  Karlo Yeager, of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, will talk about the history of science fiction and how it has offered modern society a language for recent innovations and a scaffolding upon our visions of utopia.  July 26, 3-4.p.m., 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: call 410-396-1580.
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.

Sunday, July 27
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 website:  waterfrontpartnership.org. Please note, you only need to register one time for the entire series.

Monday, July 28
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.
Art Show:  Join us from 7-9:00 p.m. on July 28 for an art show and artist meet-and-greet with wine and cheese. We look forward to meeting our Highlandtown neighbors. Two Tone Artistry and Vapors, 3308 Eastern Ave.

Wednesday, July 30
Baltimore Guide Cookout: Join us for a customer appreciation cookout, with free giveaways, on Wednesday, July 30, 12-2 p.m., 526 S. Conkling St. Info: 410-732-6600.

Save the Date
Aug. 2, O’Donnell Square Park Cleanup and Community Food Drive:  8 a.m.-noon. Canton restaurants will provide refreshments and lunch for park volunteers. This is a Canton Community Association Project.
Aug. 2, Antiques Appraisal Benefit:  Dundalk Antiques Appraisal Day,  benefiting the St. Helena Community Association, will be held Aug. 2. The event features a panel of accredited appraisers and national experts in the areas of American furniture, folk art and primitives, glassware and porcelain, silver, pewter, jewelry, coins, and clocks, who will examine your item and give you a verbal approximation of its value. St. Helena Community Building,  6509 Colgate Ave.  10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee for appraisal. Info:  www.sainthelena.com.
Aug. 16 and 17, Feast of St. Gabriele Italian Festival: Festival along Stiles and Exeter streets in historic Little Italy. Aug. 16, noon to 8 p.m.; Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live stage entertainment, dancing, games of chance, kids area, pizza, vino, beer, calzone, porchetta, Italian sausage, cannoli, pasta, vendors, fried dough, Italian cookies, bingo in the lodge hall, pasta dinner, a bocce tournament, old-fashioned camaraderie. $1 admission. Along Stiles and Exeter streets. Info: Contact St. Leo’s parish office, 410-675-7275.

Community Notebook
Little Italy Film Festival: Every Friday through September 5, at the corner High and Stiles streets. Live entertainment at 7 p.m.; Movie starts 9 p.m. Free event. Aug. 1: ”King Kong” (1933); Aug. 8 “Moonstruck.”
Films on the Broadway Pier:  Films On The Pier is a free yearly film series presented at the end of the Thames Street Pier in the heart of historic Fells Point. Each film begins at dusk on Wednesday evenings starting in July through the end of August. Bring a chair, bring some friends, and enjoy your summer evenings with us. July 30: “American Hustle”.
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 St. and East Ave.) in Canton.
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, 410-558-BIRD.

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