Columbus Day: There will be no collection of trash, bulk or recycling on Monday, Oct. 12, in observance of Columbus Day. Parking meters must be fed and all parking regulations must be observed.
Did you know: …that there are Baltimore orioles in Baltimore? …that over 150 bird species have been recorded in Patterson Park? …that Fort McHenry is a birding location as well as a historic site? …that there is someone who will (and can) show you all these things and more? Mike Hudson is providing one hour long bird tours of three of Baltimore’s best birding locations (Fort McHenry, Patterson Park, or Riverside Park) and partial proceeds benefit an exchange program at Greenmount School. Bird tours are $10/person. No experience necessary. Info/schedule a tour: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gotta Green Thumb? Or just love gardening? The Southeast Anchor Library is looking for a few good volunteers to help come up with ideas for, and help plant, the exterior of the library. All are welcome. Info: Amanda 443-984-3904, email@example.com.
Leaf It: Baltimore City leaf collection has begun and will continue through Friday, Jan. 29. Leaves and yard waste will be picked up on residents’ trash collection day. Put leaves in clear or labelled bags. No more than 10 bags per collection day and no leaves in the right-of-way. Bagged leaves can also be dropped off at specific Bureau of Solid Waste locations from Monday through Friday. For locations and hours, call 311.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Blessing of the Pets: On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, holds its blessing of the pets at its outdoor chapel. Bring your pet or a picture of a pet for a blessing. The offering will be taken for the Humane Society of Baltimore. Info: 410-866-8766, www.princeofpeace-md.org.
Happy Hour: Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District sponsors a happy hour on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Laughing Pint. Meet fellow artists and neighbors. (Note: This event runs on the first Wednesday of each month.)
Matchmaker, Matchmaker… The Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, has a film screening on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., “Match and Marry,” a documentary that takes a fresh look into the tradition of matchmaking that dates back thousands of years. Info/reservations: 410-732-6400, ext. 214, or firstname.lastname@example.org. JMM Members; Free, Non-Members; $5.
To Your Health: Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover Street, holds the following classes. Registration is required for all events. Info/RSVP: 410-350-2563, www.harborhospital.org/classes
Blood Drive on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment: 410-350-3602.
Back Pain (causes and treatment options), on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. dinner; 6 p.m. seminar
Soccer for Kicks! The following activities are offered at the William J. Myers Soccer Pavilion, 4300 West Bay Avenue. Info/registration: Kay Overton after 12 noon, 410-396-5782.
Myers Soccer Tots, for ages 3-6, starts on Thursday, Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and continues for 7 weeks, $50/child.
“In-House Drop-In Soccer League” for ages 8-13 starts Wednesday, Oct. 7, and continue every Wednesday to Dec. 9, $5/child.
“In-House Drop-In Soccer League” for ages 14 and over has begun, and will continue every Monday to Nov. 23, $5/person.
Halloween in the Southeast: All kinds of activities are available for those who want to celebrate Halloween in a big way. On Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., and on Wednesdays, Oct. 7 and 14, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., there are stilt-walking workshops. Take all four workshops. Stilts are $35/pair.
Community lantern-making workshops are Sundays, Oct. 11 and 18, at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue, 10 a.m, 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., and kids must be accompanied by adults.
An advanced lantern-making workshop is held Sunday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in the parade studio, 3323 Eastern Avenue.
A neighborhood lantern-making workshop is held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m.-6 p.m, and Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood. Kids and adults welcome.
A Volunteer Build Day is held on Saturday, Oct. 17 for adults only (no children, please) in the parade studio, 3323 Eastern Avenue, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: www.lanternparade.org.
Crime Prevention: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council holds COP walks as follows. Note: Unless otherwise specified, all walks are 7 p.m. Check the website for rules and policies, and for weather-related cancellations of walks. Info: Jack Baker email@example.com, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Barre Circle/Camden Crossing, meet at Washington Blvd. and Scott Street
Thursday, Oct. 8: Otterbein/Sharp Leadenhall: meet at S. Sharp and W. Henrietta streets
Friday, Oct. 9: (DAYTIME COP – 1 p.m.): Barre Circle/Camden Crossing, meet at Washington Blvd. and Scott Street.
Monday, Oct. 12: Federal Hill/Federal Hill South: meet at Porter’s Pub, E. Cross Street and Riverside Avenue
Tuesday, Oct. 13, Curtis Bay: meet at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, Curtis Avenue and Filbert Street
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m., Carrollton Ridge: meet at the Samuel F. B. Morse Recreation Center, Pulaski and Ashton streets
Thursday, Oct. 8
Yoga For Adults: Mora Crossman Rec Center, located in School 228, 701 S. Rappolla Street, offers yoga for adults on Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m., $8/class, or $50 for 8-week session. Pay instructor upon arrival. Info: 410-396-9222, weekdays 2 p.m.-9 p.m.
Hampstead Hill: The Hampstead Hill Association will meet on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the library (now located on the first floor) of the Hampstead Hill Academy , 500 S. Linwood Avenue. Info: Jean Pula JPPula@gmail.com, Joe Manfre firstname.lastname@example.org, hampsteadhillassociation.com.
Facing Bankruptcy? Those who are planning to file for bankruptcy, and who do not have a lawyer, should know that Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), 1 N. Charles Street, will be conducting self-help classes for those with limited income and who are planning to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Classes will be offered on Thursdays, Oct. 8 and Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 fee for materials. Info: 410-547-6537.
Friday, Oct. 9
Hey Artists! Want free studio space for two years, in the Bromo Seltzer Tower, no less? It’s being offered to one emerging visual artist. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an established artistic practice by presenting a CD of representative work and a resume. In addition, applicants must submit a completed application and a $25 non-refundable application fee. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 9. Application: bromoseltzerartstower.com. Info/questions: 410-752-8632.
Golf! On Friday, Oct. 9, there’s a golf tournament at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course (River Course), starting at 9 a.m. with a Bloody Mary breakfast at Ryleigh’s Oyster, 36 E. Cross Street, and a 10 a.m. bus to the tournament, which begins 1 p.m. At 6 p.m., return to Ryleigh’s. Box lunch, beverages and more. $150/person. Info: email@example.com
Polish Paper Cutting Class: The Polish American Heritage Committee of St. Casimir Church will host a Polish paper-cutting class Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Kolbe Center, O’Donnell St. and Kenwood Ave. Cost is $3 per person. To register call Bernardine Kordaz, 410-675-0415.
Home-Cooked Dinner! The Ladies Auxiliary of Dundalk Memorial VFW Post 6694, 3718 Pine Avenue, will offer a dinner on the second Friday of each month. The next, which will feature pork loin, potatoes, sauerkraut and more, is held on Friday, Oct. 9, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., $10/person. Info: Nancy 410-282-2505.
Bingo! St. Brigid, 900 S. East Avenue, has bingo every Tuesday at 6 p.m. to benefit the Tuition Assistance Fund. Packages are $9 and $15. Info: Mary Claire or Jo Ellen at 410-563-1717.
St. Francis of Assisi Sodality, 3615 Harford Road, has handicap-accessible bingo on Oct. 9, $15/person in advance, $20 at door. Food sold, raffles, specials extra. Info: 410-235-5136.
Holy Rosary Church will host lunch and bingo Saturday, Oct. 10, in the church hall, 408 S. Chester St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; lunch is at noon. $10 covers games and crab imperial platter. For tickets and info call Marie, 410-484-2068.
St. Casimir Church Hall (Kolbe Center), 2736 O’Donnell Street, has non-smoking, handicap-accessible bingo every Saturday, opening 11 am, refreshments sold, $8/person. The next is Oct. 10. Proceeds benefit the school. Info: 410-360-9591.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Benefit Party: The Tyanna Foundation presents Breastfest, a party with proceeds to benefit breast cancer research, services, education, treatment and patient care, at Nick’s Fish House, 2600 Insulator Dr., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 3-8 p.m. Tickets are $50 advance, $60 at the door. Volunteers get tickets at half price but must volunteer for at least 2-1/2 hours. To volunteer email Barb, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are available online at www.breastfest.org or at 2910 on the Square in Canton; Vircity at the Can Company; the Healing Path in Federal Hill; Su Casa, Fells Point; and The Edge on Central near Inner Harbor East.
Canton Clean-Up: The next monthly clean-up in Canton is held on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. Info: 410-342-0900 (24 hour voice mail), www.cantoncommunity.org.
Reunions: Dunbar Alumni Association sponsors a prayer breakfast for all classes on Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon at the New Psalmist Fellowship Hall, 4501-1/2 Old Frederick Road, $20/person. Info: Joyce Gibbs 410-426-9063, email@example.com
Oktoberfest: The Knights of Fatima will host Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 10, 6-11 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Hall, 6400 E. Pratt St. Tickets are $25 and will not be sold at the door. German foods, beer, games and prizes; music by Lenny Adams Trio. For tickets call Fred Reinecke, 443-695-4347.
Fall Festival! There will be a family-friendly Fall Fest at Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, on Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Moon bounce, games, food, face painting and a dunking booth. The Creative Alliance will also be hosting a Lantern Making Workshop for the Great Halloween Parade in the building from 11 a.m.- p.m. The festival is sponsored by the HHA-PTO and all proceeds will benefit the school.
Harvest Festival: The Knights of Fatima will host a fall harvest festival and flea market Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the front parking lot of Our Lady of Fatima Church, 6400 E. Pratt St. Fresh fruits, pies, decorations, chrysanthemums and honey will be sold. Kids’ activities and refreshments available. Flea market tables are $10 advance or $15 day of event. Info/table reservations: Fred Reinecke 443-695-4346.
Here’s the Beef: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, holds a sour beef, or roast beef, and dumplings dinner on Saturday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Adults $13, ages 6-12 $7, free for ages 5 and under. Raffles and bake table. Advance tickets only: 410-866-8766, www.princeofpeace-md.org.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Flu Shots! St. Paul Lutheran Church, 141 S. Clinton Street, has the seasonal flu vaccine for ages 18 and up on Sunday, Oct. 11, noon-2 p.m., free if you bring your medicare card, or $15 otherwise. Limited supply available, so call 410-308-3545 to register in advance.
Perk Up the Pagoda: On Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, meet at the Pagoda to clean windows, sweep stairs and beautify the gardens. Coffee and donuts offered. Want to volunteer for less time? Come on out anyway and we’ll put you to work for 15 minutes, 30, whatever you have. Then on Sundays, noon-6 p.m., now through the month of October, climb the Pagoda and check out the view. Info/RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-276-3676.
Dinner Dance: The Polish Home Club, 512 S. Broadway, will host a Polish heritage dinner-dance Sunday, Oct. 11, 1-6 p.m. Music by Joy of Maryland. $19 ticket includes dinner, beer, open bar. Info/tickets: Barb 410-342-2865.
Schooners Galore: The schooners are coming to Fells Point for the 20th Anniversary Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race from Oct. 13-17. On Sunday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m., there’s the blindfolded Dinghy Race Fundraiser. Enter for $25/boat, sponsor a boat for $50 each, or join the cookout afterwards for $5/person. Info: 410-327-0445. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., hear a free concert, “Schooners and Crooners” on Broadway Square in Fells Point. On Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m., don’t miss the Parade of Sail, featuring all of the beautiful schooners in the 20th Anniversary Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
Monday, Oct. 12
Be A Friend: The Friends of the Canton Library meet on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 1030 S. Ellwood Avenue. New Friends are always needed. The next meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 12. Info: email@example.com.
Community Yoga: Salem Lutheran Church, 1530 Battery Avenue, has yoga classes open to the community, to promote stress release, flexibility and more. Six-week session has already begun and will be held on Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. (arrive a few minutes early) running through Oct. 19, $10 per class for drop-ins. No previous yoga experience required. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Info: Renee Conway CONSCOTT@aol.com , 410-752-5311.
Patterson Place: Patterson Place Neighborhoods meets at 7 p.m., at the Morning Edition Cafe, 153 N. Patterson Park Avenue. The next meeting is Oct. 12. Info: Summer Foust firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Coffee For Heroes: Know a firefighter or paramedic? Local Dunkin’ Donuts stores are honoring these workers by offering them a free medium coffee every Tuesday during the month of October. Just show work I.D. at a participating Greater Baltimore area Dunkin’ Donuts upon visiting. Info: www.dunkindonuts.com.
Dog Park: The Canton Dog Park holds monthly Dog Park Committee meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Canton Cove Condominium Inc., 2901 Boston Street. The next will be Tuesday, Oct. 13. Info: email@example.com, http://cantondogpark.org
Gymnastics and Dance: Mora Crossman Rec Center, located in School 228, 701 S. Rappolla Street, offers children’s classes including Tumbling/Gymnastics beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 4 p.m.-5:45 p.m., and Tap/Ballet beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 4:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Classes will continue for those weekdays. $100/child for each class, $150 if child signs up for both classes. Money order only, please. Info: 410-396-9222.
Come to Dinner: The Southern District Baltimore Police Community Relations Council holds its “Welcome Back” dinners for officers and community members, since officers have been away at training. Dinners are held on Oct. 13 and 14, at Digital Harbor High School, 1101 E. Covington Street. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Info: Officer Dena Roney 410-354-5169, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
CHICA Meeting: The Canton-Highlandtown Community Association will meet Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at St. Brigid Hall, 900 S. East Ave. A mayor’s representative will speak about the green neighborhoods initiative and give a Red Line update. For info call 410-732-3102.
Blood Drive: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road, has a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Info/to schedule a donation: Dianne 410-391-0298.Fells Prospect: Fells Prospect Community Organization meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the meeting hall of Holy Rosary Church, Chester and Bank streets. Info: Kate Richardson email@example.com.
Mark the Calendar for…
Walk the Dog: Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will hold its annual BARCStoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 17 (rain date Oct. 18) in Patterson Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with silent auction, costume contests, vendors, adoptable pets and more. Sign up now for the Strut Your Mutt fund raising walk to raise money for the shelter. (Vendors and sponsors still welcome, too). Info: 410-396-4695, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fleas On The Sidewalk: Residents can make reservations now to participate in the free Highlandtown Merchants Association flea market on Eastern Avenue, to be held in conjunction with the Fall Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call and be assigned a premium space in front of a vacant store, and be ready to reap the benefits of all the foot traffic while cleaning out your attic and making an income. Collect shopping receipts from participating merchants and get a free pumpkin. No charge to participate in flea market. Info/RSVP: Claire at 410-342-3234, ext. 25.
Houses On Parade: The 32nd annual Butchers Hill House Tour takes place on Sunday, Oct. 18, noon-5 p.m. Nine homes throughout the historic neighborhood will be open to touring. The tour begins at Patterson Park’s “White House” where East Lombard Street meets South Patterson Park Avenue. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour for $15 or in advance for $12. Advance sales are available at Blue Door, 2023 E. Baltimore Street; at Long & Foster Realtors, 701 S. Broadway (Fells Point); and Coldwell Banker, 808 S. Broadway (Fells Point). Info: 410-522-6773, http://butchershill.org.
Items for Community Calendar can be mailed to The Baltimore Guide at 526 S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224, faxed to 410-732-6604, or e-mailed to email@example.com. Deadline for each week’s issue is Friday at noon of the week before. In case of inclement weather, call the contact numbers listed for information on whether the event is still being held.