Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 27

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.

History Walking Tour: Begins in front of City Hall, 100 Holliday St., at noon. Free; picture ID required. Info: 410-235-4457.

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.

Spring Break Kids Workshop: Drawstring pouches for ages 5-10, 2-4 p.m. This is a fun and easy project that builds confidence in simple stitching and the finished product has all their own personality built in. To register by phone call 443-759-9627 or online at http://drawstringpouch.eventbrite.com.  Baltimore Threadquarters, 518 S. Conkling St.  Wednesday, March 27.  Free parking in rear of building.

Thursday, March 28

Les Belles Soeurs (The Sisters in Law) at FPCT: It’s 1963 here in Fells Point, Hon! Come join the “pasting party” when a greedy matriarch wins a million green stamps and enlists all of her neighbors to help. Gossip is shared, accusations are made, and a surprise visit from a long-lost sister threatens to expose more than the women’s dirty laundry. Performances of Les Belles Soeurs are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2pm*, through April 7. No show on Easter. Admission: Fridays and Saturdays – $17, Sunday Matinées , $15, Cheap Seat Thursday (March 28 at 8 p.m.) , $12. For tickets, please go to www.fpct.org.

Friends of Patterson Park Happy Hour. Thursday, March 28, 6-8pm. Johnny Rad’s, 2108 Eastern Ave. New and rejoining members receive a free drink!

QueenEarth at the Creative Alliance: From acoustic folk to electric funk, three talented, emerging singer-songwriters serve up their best songs. All three are backed up by a full ensemble of percussion, bass, and keys. QueenEarth enchants us with acoustic folk storytelling. Eclectic soul diva Janice B. offers her smooth, harmony-filled songs. Brooks Long amps it up with his original neo-funk trio The Mad Dog No Good. A portion of proceeds benefit Musicians of Mercy, a musicians collective that raises money for charitable giving 8pm. $15, $10 mbrs. Info: 3134 Eastern Ave. info@creativealliance.org.

Saturday, March 30

Event of the Week

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.

Sunday, March 31

Coast Guard Cutter: Visit the Hawk for free. Times vary; Pier 4, Inner Harbor. Ship will be docked through Tuesday. Info: 410-522-7300.

Monday,  April 1

Southeastern District Police Community Relations: Police Station 5710 Eastern Ave. Parking is in the rear of the building – If you are looking at the rear of the building from the parking lot, you should walk towards the courtyard looking area, and use the door on the left. There will be an officer at that door to open it for you. Monday, April 1, 7 p.m.

Civil War Museum: Free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, April 1, 601 S. President St. Ongoing. Info: 410-461-9377.

Microbrewery tour: Monday, April 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Apil 1, 1000 Lancaster St. Ongoing. Info and reservations: 410-230-9501.

Wednesday, April 3

Fell’s Point Residents Association Meeting: 7 – 8 p.m., Bertha’s Mussels (2nd Floor) 734 S. Broadway.

Highlandtown Arts Monthly Meeting:  7-8 p.m., The Laughing Pint, 3531 Gough St.

Butcher’s Hill Association Meeting: 7- 8:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Church, Chester and Lombard Sts.

Lunch with the Elephants! Free, Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., noon, Wednesday, April 3. Info: 410-685-6169.

Thursday, April 4

Free Bilingual Piñata Class: Come and practice Spanish as Doña Aurelia teaches us how to make and decorate piñatas! Everything we make will be used for our annual Día del Niño celebration (April 27th). 6p.m., Virginia S. Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. To sign up, please contact katie@pattersonpark.com.

Save the Date

April 7-Doughnut Dinner: St. Casimir’s Holy Name Society and the Polish American Heritage Committee of St. Casimir’s Parish will host a paczki (doughnut) dinner and dance on Sunday April 7  in the upper hall of the Kolbe Center from 1-6 p.m. Music, hot buffet, soda, and beer. This event benefits St. Casimir Catholic School Tuition Assistance. Tickets are $25. Info: Bernadine 410-675-0415.

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 artists) 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.

Senatorial Scholarship, 46th District: Criteria for selection are based on academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to higher education. The minimum annual award is $400 and the maximum award is $2500. Most scholarship awards are granted for four years for full-time college students (or eight years for part-time students), without the need to reapply (see below). You may hold the Senatorial Scholarship along with all state awards. The total dollar amount of all state awards may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office or $19,000, whichever is less. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students. Deadline is April 5.  Info: http://www.billforbaltimore.com/scholarship.

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