Community Calendar

Email your events to dsweeney@baltimoreguide.com. Events are due at noon on the Friday before publication.

Wednesday, February 27
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.

Crabcakes and Codfish for Lent: The St. Casimir School Home & School Association annual sale of homemade Lenten foods has begun and continues through Wednesday, March 27. Codfish cakes are $2.25 each un-fried and $2.50 each fried; crab cakes are $6.75 each un-fried and $7.00 each fried. Potato and macaroni salads and cole slaw are available at $3.00 per pound. Place your order for Lenten foods by Wednesdays at 3 p.m. All orders are picked up between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kolbe Center, directly behind St. Casimir Church on O’Donnell St. Orders will continue every Wednesday until March 20, with pickup on Fridays. The final sale is Wednesday, March 27, with orders taken through Friday, March 20. Please call Laureen Brunelli, 410-342-4975 until 5 p.m., or Carol Kramer, 443-414-6784 from 5 -8 p.m.  Questions and orders may also be directed to the school at 410-342-2681.

Mother Goose Baby Steps: Wednesdays,11:30 a.m. Interactive nursery rhyming with music and movement. Patterson Park Branch, Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983.

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

Preschool Leaps: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Thursday, February 28
Boys Basketball 13-16: Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center. Info: 410-396-9156.

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa: Canciones, rimas, cuentos y juegos para los niños (0-3 años). Thursdays, 11 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Science Thursdays: Explore science with a different project or experiment every Thursday at 4 p.m. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Budget Hearing: The Baltimore City Department of Planning will hold  a public hearing regarding a budget plan for capital improvement projects. This budget plan is also known as the Capital Improvement Program, or CIP. Every year, the Planning Commission prepares a six-year CIP, as required by the City charter. The public hearings will discuss the 2014-2019 CIP. Previous Capital Improvement Programs are listed on the city website and typically feature renovations to buildings, roads, parks, sewers, and other city facilities. The public is invited to attend this hearing on Thursday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Baltimore City Planning Department, 8th Floor, 417 E. Fayette St. Info: 410-396-7526.

Friday, March 1
Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.

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.

Saturday, March 2
Celtic Concert: Ring in Irish-American Heritage Month with some rocking music from The Publicans. The acoustic duo of Brad Dunnells and Eric Echols perform traditional Irish, country, and folk music. This group is an offshoot of The Donegal X-Press, a favorite of the Celtic Rock and Roots music scene who have been dubbed “Best Band” in the City Paper’s Reader’s Poll and “Artist of the Year” by New York City’s The Irish Voice. Saturday March 3 at 3 p.m. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Madagascar 3, Europe’s Most Wanted: Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple.  Free Family Flicks @ Pratt. Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

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.

Art Open House: The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House takes place Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 16 from 1- 5 p.m. Guests can view the studios of talented artists from the region and their art-making process, as well as purchase original artwork, such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures. In addition, tours of the clock room are offered at 1:30 p.m, 2:30 p.m, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is located at 21 S. Eutaw St.

Sunday, 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, $5.50 for children. 410-675-7275.

Monday, March 4
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.

Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.

Wednesday, March 6
Mother Goose Baby Steps: Wednesdays,11:30 a.m. Interactive nursery rhyming with music and movement. Patterson Park Branch, Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983.

Butcher’s Hill Association Meeting: Wed, March 6, 7–8:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Church on Chester and Lombard Sts.

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.

Preschool Leaps: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Save the Date:
Kindergarten Prep:
Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School, 8003 N. Boundary Rd., offers a kindergarten prep program to help your child learn the skills for kindergarten readiness. Full and half-day classes available for 3- and 4-year-olds. If you are interested in placing your child’s name on the pre-registration list and viewing the program, please contact Stephanie Vogan at 410-388-1924 or svogan@olhsl.com.

Flower Sale Fundraiser: The 4th grade at Patterson Park Public Charter School is raising funds to attend Medieval Times in May as a culminating activity for their Magical Middle Ages unit. During this unit, the students learn about the history of the Middle Ages through a variety of interdisciplinary activities. The school has partnered with Flower Power Online Fundraising. They offer an exciting line up of Spring flowers, including dinner plate-sized dahlias, fragrant freesias, old-fashioned bleeding hearts and a dozen other best-selling flower bulbs and bareroot plants are available. Orders will ship directly to the customer. You may check out the fundraising site by visiting the school webpage www. pppcs.org

March 7,  VA Benefits Seminar: The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System is hosting a VA Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility, and Veterans Benefits Seminar at the Baltimore VA Medical Center on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon. The program is free of charge and is designed to provide an overview of VA programs and services for community health care providers, social workers and counselors.Registration for the seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Baltimore VA Medical Center, 10 North Greene St. For more information, please contact the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Community Outreach office at 1-800-949-1003, extension 6071.

March 8, Job Fair: The Community College of Baltimore County, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, and the Baltimore County Government Office of Workforce Development are co-sponsoring Job Fair 2013 to be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, March 8, in the “K” Building Library Lobby at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Rd.  Job Fair 2013 is free and open to the public. No reservations needed.
March 13, My Big Fat Baltimore Wedding: “Mock Wedding” Fundraiser for Baltimore Art and Music Project. UAW Hall, 1010 S. Oldham St. Music, DJ, Food. Info:  http://www.baltimoreamp.com/.

Baseball Donations: Opening day is just around the corner for the 3rd season of the Southeast Schools Baseball League, started by 1st District Councilman Jim Kraft’s office in 2011. The league expects to field 10 teams this season.
In order to offer more schools the opportunity to participate in this league, Kraft’s office is seeking gently used youth baseball equipment—gloves, bats, balls, etc.—or monetary donations in the form of cash or check. These donations are tax deductible and will go directly to the purchase of equipment and transportation for the students.Please make checks payable to the Baltimore City Foundation with Southeast Schools Baseball League in the subject line. Checks can be mailed to 503 City Hall 100 N. Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202. Please contact Jim Kraft’s office at 410-396-4821 to arrange the pick-up of any equipment donations.

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