Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 20

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

Wildlife Gardening Workshop: Audubon experts share practical tips and scientific support for gardening with native plants outside urban homes. The first 20 registrants receive one free native plant. Wednesday, March 20, 8:30-10 a.m., Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Ave. Info and registration: 410-558-2473, ppaudubon@gmail.com.

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 each fried. 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.

Thursday, March 21

Wildlife Gardening Workshop: Audubon experts share practical tips and scientific support for gardening with native plants outside urban homes. The first 20 registrants receive one free native plant. Thursday, March 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Ave. Info and registration: 410-558-2473, ppaudubon@gmail.com.

Community Greening: Seasoned experts will help identify potential problems and tried-and-true solutions for the common hurdles in establishing a site for a community garden. Thursday, March 21, 6-7:30 p.m., 1212 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore. Info and RSVP: valerie.shane@parksandpeople.org or 410-488-5663 X111.

Planning Commission Vote on Rewrite Baltimore: At this hearing the Planning Commission will vote on amendments and the entire bill to prepare its final report on City Council Bill #12-0152/Comprehensive Rezoning for City Council.  No additional testimony will be heard at this meeting. Time, TBD, Department of Planning, 417 E Fayette St. *Hearings subject to change; please check www.baltimorecity.gov.

Friday, March 22

Stations of the Cross at St. Casimir: The eighth grade class will create living montages that re-enact the Stations of the Cross. This journey begins with Christ’s arrest and condemnation at the hands of Pilate and ends with his death on Calvary. Students will bring to life pictures that commemorate the steps Jesus took on his way to crucifixion. The Living Stations will begin at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22  at St. Casimir Church, O’Donnell St. and S. Kenwood Ave. For additional information, please call the school at 410-342-2681.

A Bug’s World: See how big our world can be when you look at it from a bug’s perspective. Friday, March 22, 10-11 a.m., Patterson Park Audubon Center, 2901 E. Baltimore St. Info: 410-558-2473.

The Prostate Monologue-Tales of the Tellywacker: Upper Fell’s Point resident and storyteller Jon Spelman had a prostate cancer scare and wrote the humorous The Prostate Monologue: Tales of the Tellywacker , about the experience. He performs it March 22 at Creative Alliance at 8 p.m. He recounts stories about the experience including: a funny baseball disaster on the playground, tail-dragging through Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a spiritual trek through Spain. Info: http://www.creativealliance.org/

Palm Weaving: St. Casimir’s Church is having a palm-weaving class on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. The class is at the Kolbe Center, 2736 O’Donnell St. To register, contact Bernadine Kordaz at 410-675-0415.

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, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and beverages. $11 eat in, $12 carry out. Info: 410-409-8173 or 410-285-6660.

Saturday, March 23

Urban Birdwatching Walk: Spring’s arrival—Meet at the fountain in the northeast corner of Patterson Park. Free event; binoculars available or bring your own. Saturday, March 23, 8-9:30 a.m. Info: 410-558-2473.

Family Skating: Saturdays 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Mimi DiPietro Ice Rink, 200 S. Linwood Ave., Patterson Park. Also Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-396-9392.

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.

Sunday, March 24
Bull and Shrimp Feast: Benefits the American Cancer Society. Sunday, March 24, 1-6 p.m. Food served from 1:30-4:30 p.m. UAW Hall, 1010 S. Oldham St. $36 includes food, beer, soda, coffee, tea and lemonade. BYOB also OK. Dancing with variety music, raffles and silent auctions. Info and tickets: Kathleen, 410-866-3740, or Sis, 410-766-3664.

Monday March 25

Spring Break Kids’ Workshop:  Kids ages 6-10 will learn how to use a child-sized plastic needle and yarn to sew together the edges of a plastic canvas box and decorate it as they see fit with yarn and buttons. 12-2 p.m. Cost is $20. To register by phone call 443-759-9627 or online at http://canvasboxes.eventbrite.com. Free parking in rear of building at Baltimore Threadquarters, 518 S. Conkling St.

Give Blood: Johns Hopkins Bayview urgently needs blood and is sponsoring a blood drive on March 25 and 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All participants receive a parking pass, a meal coupon and a free gift, as well as the satisfaction of saving up to three lives. Francis X. Knott Conference Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview. Info: 410-550-0289.

Canton Community Association Public Meeting: March 25, at 7 p.m. in the United Evangelical Church on South East Ave. and Dillon St. Enter on S. East Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments in the lower hall.  The following guests are scheduled to speak: Lisa Doyle, Baltimore Heritage, will be speaking about their Centennial Homes Program; Jacqui Bonomo, Audubon Maryland-DC, Executive Director and VP, will be speaking about a project in Patterson Park; Ben Peterson, an artist with Blue Water Baltimore, will be speaking about an art project in Patterson Park about the history of Harris Creek creating awareness on watershed conservation; and Barry Vanderable will be speaking about a New Zipcar location in the 3100 block of Fleet St.

Tuesday, March 26

Yoga: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon St., has a weekly “Easing Into Yoga” class from 5-6 p.m. every Tuesday. Enter through the red door on East Ave. Donations accepted in exchange for attendance. The next class, “Yoga Basics,” is held from 6:30.-7:45 p.m. and is $12/session. Info: Linda Howard, instructor, 410-947-8796 or easingintoyoga.com, linda@easinginto yoga.com.

Spring Break Kids’ Workshop: Children ages 6-8 will create a small hand-stitched pillow with a little pouch for the Tooth Fairy. We will follow a pattern, cut fabric, and practice hand sewing for construction. Cost is $20. Tuesday, March 26,10-11:30 a.m. To register by phone call 443-759-9627 or online at http://toothpillow.eventbrite.com.  Free parking in rear of building at Baltimore Threadquarters, 518 S. Conkling St.

Give Blood: Johns Hopkins Bayview urgently needs blood and is sponsoring a blood drive on March 25 and 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All participants receive a parking pass, a meal coupon and a free gift, as well as the satisfaction of saving up to three lives. Francis X. Knott Conference Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview. Info: 410-550-0289.

Wednesday, March 27

Give Blood: Johns Hopkins Bayview urgently needs blood and is sponsoring a blood drive on March 25 and 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All participants receive a parking pass, a meal coupon and a free gift, as well as the satisfaction of saving up to three lives. Francis X. Knott Conference Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview. Info: 410-550-0289.

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.
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.

Community Notebook

 

City Seeking Artists for Bromo Seltzer Tower: The city of Baltimore, the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, are seeking an artist or artist team for the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District Crosswalk Project. The selected artist(s) would assist with the replacement of old crosswalks within the new Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District with a distinctive artist-design that would be compliant with traffic and safety regulations. The project goal is to improve the pedestrian experience, give better definition to the district, and add an additional public art experience in the city’s third arts and entertainment district. Artists 18 years of age and older and who work within 250 miles of Baltimore City can apply. The application deadline is Monday, April 1, 2013. An application can be downloaded online at www.promotionandarts.org; click the “City Arts” tab.

Baltimore Wake Up: Join actors Sonja Sohn (played Det. Kima Greggs in The Wire) and Charles “Roc” Dutton at the second annual Empowerment Forum to recruit and train hundeds of community residents in civic engagement and community building skills to create long-term sustainable change in their own neighborhoods. Saturday, March 30, 8:30 a.m. to 1`p.m., University of Maryland Carey Law School, 500 W. Baltimore St. For more info and registration (limited spaces), please visit www.baltimorewakeup.org.

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