Community Calendar

Written by on February 20, 2013 in Community Calendar, Neighborhood News - Comments Off

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Wednesday, February 20
Wednesday Walking Group: Sick of winter keeping you inside? Join us for a walk around Patterson Park. Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. Meet at the corner of Ellwood and Eastern Ave. Info: katie@pattersonpark.com.

Bilingual Community Yoga: Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.

Friday, February 22
Dog Party: The kick-off party for the Maryland SPCA’s 18th annual walk-a-thon and festival is Friday, February 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Downtown Dog Resort and Spa, 200 W. McComas St. Festivities include beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and Papa John’s pizza, plus off-leash play in doggie daycare, bobbing for hot dogs, and a canine indoor pool party for the dogs. For tickets, visit www.mdspca.or/kickoff. For more information on the walk-a-thon and festival, visit www.marchfortheanimals.org.

Family Fun Bingo Night: Friday, February 22 at United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo begins promptly at 6 p.m. Twenty games for $10. Food and drink for sale.

What Egg Did You Come From?:  Did you hatch from an egg? Come learn which animals lay eggs and discover the variety of beautiful eggs in nature. ·Friday, February 22 ,12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Patterson Park Audubon.

Saturday, February 23
Canton Memories: Historian Maureen O’Prey, author of “Brewing in Baltimore,” will speak about the rich brewing tradition in Baltimore and Canton, with a slideshow presentation followed by a question and answer session. Bring your Canton and Southeast Baltimore memorabilia to show and tell. Refreshments will be served. February 23, 2 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 1025 S. Potomac St. Info: 410-558-1881.

Kerplunk! Family Art: A free drop in for families and kids of all ages. Visit the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art-making fun. Make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Stop for a quick visit or stay for the whole afternoon. Youth should be accompanied by an adult; no reservations required. Saturdays through March 23, noon-3 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: rachel@creativealliance.org, 410-276-1651.

Urban Bird Watching: Meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of the park. 8 – 9:30 a.m. No need to register. All ages welcome.
Charm City SCUBA: Discover SCUBA with Rec and Parks. Join the Charm City SCUBA Club this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2-5:50 p.m. for this free program. Learn the basics during this one-hour session. Class is for ages 10 and older. Held at the Chick Webb Pool, 623 N. Eden St. Info: 443-814-9227 .

Black History Month Open House: Enjoy a day of history, culture, literature, art and more, February 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Free admission to Reginald F. Lewis Museum all day. The museum is located near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the corner of Pratt and President Streets. For more information, please call 443-263-1800 or visit the museum’s website at www.RFLewisMuseum.org.

Monday, February 25
Knitting Group: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Open to all ages, levels, and language backgrounds. Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Free.

Zumba: Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia S. Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Five dollars per class; all levels and drop-ins welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 410-276-3676.

Tuesday, February 26
AARP Finances: Free financial classes for adults 50 and over. Tuesday, Feb., 26, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info and signup: aarp.cvent.com/d/kcqcg1

Wednesday, February 27
Fish Fry: Every Friday through Good Friday. Food is served from 12 – 6 p.m., Dundalk Knights of Columbus Hall, 2111 Eilers Ave.  Alaskan Pollock, fries, slaw, roll, dessert, and beverages. $11 eat in, $12 carryout. Info: 410-409-8173 or 410-285-6660.

Bike Symposium: Bike Maryland hosts the 16th annual Bicycle Symposium. Attendees learn from experts on Bike Maryland’s legislative agenda, bike-share’s, bike-minded programs, the new Maryland Bike-Ways program and more. Wednesday, February 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD. Info: Carol Sildorff at 410-960-6493.

Save the Date:
Feb. 28—Budget Hearing: The Baltimore City Department of Planning will hold  a public hearing regarding a budget plan for capital improvement projects. Thursday, February 28, at 1:30 p.m. at the Baltimore City Planning Department, 8th Floor, 417 E. Fayette St. Info: 410-396-7526.

March 3—Spaghetti Ravioli Dinner: St. Leo’s Church, 908 Stiles St., Little Italy, holds its annual Ravioli Dinner on Sunday, March 3, from 12-6 p.m. Imported spaghetti, homemade ravioli, and homemade meatballs. Tickets are $11 for adults,

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