Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 30
Films on the Broadway Pier: Films On The Pier is a free film series presented at the end of the Thames Street Pier in Fell’s 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”
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.
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: 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. Info:    thecancompany.com. July 31: New Romance (80’s Tribute)  plays.
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, August 1
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. August 1: King Kong (Unrated; 1933).

Saturday, August 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.
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.
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.

Sunday, Aug. 3
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, August 4
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
Aug. 7, Back to School Night: On August 7 Breath of God Lutheran Church will host Back to School Night at 141 S. Clinton St. from 6:30–8 p.m. Registrations are being taken thru July 30 by phone for children in grades K–8 to receive a set of school supplies. English speaking parents can call 410-675-5616. Padres hispanohablantes pueden llamar 443-683-2582 para registrar. In partnership with the Exchange Club of Highlandtown & Canton.
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
Softball League Registration: Baltimore Recreation and Parks’ 2014 fall softball league registration is now open. Please see  city’s league list for each one’s projected start date, format and other details.  Games start as early as 6 p.m. and, occasionally, as late as 10 p.m. One-hour time limit per game. Monday through Thursday leagues have at least six-week schedules, and all teams qualify for  
postseason tournament. Start dates are approximately the first week of September, but dependent on summer season makeup schedule. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday doubleheader leagues will  have at least eight-week schedules, including a postseason tournament. Leagues are to begin second week of August. Registration nights will be inside the Patterson Park Ice Rink at   200 S. Linwood Ave, July 31, 6-8:30 p.m., and  Monday, Aug.11, 6-8:30 p.m.. Info: ryan.hurd@baltimorecity.gov;  http://www.bcrpsoftball.com.
Scholarships for BCCC Attendees: Councilman Kraft’s office is currently accepting scholarship applications for first district residents attending Baltimore City Community College. To apply, please send the following to james.kraft@baltimorecity.gov:  a  copy of your transcript;  a copy of your resume;  a brief (500 words or less) essay describing your academic and professional aspirations. If you have any questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact the office at 410-396-4821.
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.
Patterson High Reunion: Patterson Park High School 55-year reunion. February and June classes of 1959 reunions will be held October 4, from noon to 5 p.m. at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. $35.00 per person. Call Murt Stack at 410-866-8281 for more details. Payment due Sept. 1.

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