Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 3
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.
Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.
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 Pinata Class: Learn to make and decorate pinatas. 6 p.m., Virginia S. Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. To sign up, contact katie@pattersonpark.com.

Friday, April 5
Altered Dolls: Gallery 1448 is holding the opening reception for its exhibit Changelings: Altered Dolls on Friday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m. The gallery is located at 1448 E. Baltimore St. Info: 410-327-1554.
Les Belles Soeurs (The Sisters in Law) at FPCT: It’s 1963 here in Fells Point. 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. A touching, hilarious, and poignant play,Les Belles Soeurs tells a working-class Baltimore story of sisterhood, betrayal, and bingo! Performances of Les Belles Soeurs are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through April 7. Admission: Fridays and Saturdays – $17, Sunday matinees, $15. For tickets, please go to www.fpct.org.

Saturday, April 6
♦ Fell’s Point/Canton – Pierogi Sale:  Your choice of meat, cheese, sauerkraut, or potato. A Southeast tradition. Get ready for the upcoming holidays, or just purchase a few dozen for yourself. Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Holy Rosary Church, 408 S. Chester St., in the School Hall. Cash only, $8 or $10 per dozen. Info: 410-732-3960.
Patterson Park – Annual Fishing Rodeo: Patterson Park Boat Lake, Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Rodeo is open to ages 15 and under. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All fish must be reeled in by children. For information please call 410-396-9392 or 410-396-6136, or Robert.Wall@baltimorecity.gov or mark.burke@baltimorecity.gov.
Spring Fishing Rodeo: Patterson Park Boat Lake, Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Rodeo is open to ages 15 and under. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All fish must be reeled in by children.  Info: 410-396-9392 or 410-396-6136, Robert.Wall@baltimorecity.gov or mark.burke@baltimorecity.gov.
Bonanza Bingo: Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, at Conkling St. and Foster Ave., is holding Bingo on Saturday, April 6, beginning at noon. Tickets are $20 and include dinner and a package deal. To reserve tickets contact the rectory: 410-342-4336.

Sunday, April 7

Event of the Week: Farmers Market Opens

Event of the Week – Farmers Market Opens: Sunday, April 7, 7 a.m.–12 p.m., and every Sunday, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.

Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra: Concert at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Rd, 4 p.m., $5. Info: 410-866-8766.
Paczki 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, 1-6 p.m. Music, hot buffet, soda, and beer. Event benefits St. Casimir Catholic School Tuition Assistance. Tickets are $25. Info: Bernadine 410-675-0415.

Monday April 8
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. 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.
Patterson Place Association Meeting: 7 p.m., Morning Edition Cafe, 153 N. Patterson Park Ave.

Tuesday, April 9
Bayview Community Association Meeting: 7 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, Pratt and Kane Sts.
Save the Date

April 11, Puppet Window Installation: Art Opening for Austin Weitzel, a current MICA sculpture student. Peek into a tree- lined landscape of furry monsters and glowing fire flies. Come see our window installation change and welcome a new exhibit. 6- 8 p.m., Baltimore Threadquarters, 518 S. Conkling St.

April 28, Bull and Oyster Roast: Join GiveCorps and Heavy Seas Alehouse for their first Beer, Bull & Oyster Roast on Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5p.m. Enjoy Heavy Seas beer, pit beef, oysters and more while soaking up the fine Baltimore spring sunshine in the beer garden.  Silent auctions and raffles too. Rumor has it that we’ll be raffling off a private dinner with Chef…  All of this while helping to raise money for two great causes: The Oyster Recovery Program and Moveable Feast. Heavy Seas Ale House, 1300 Bank St. Tickets:  http://heavyseasalehouse.com/product/beer-bull-oyster-roast/.

Community Notebook:  

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 schools 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.

Name Our Bird: The Chesapeake Bay Trust is sponsoring a contest to name the blue heron that is both the agency’s logo and seen on “Treasure the Chesapeake” license plates. The contest begins April 1; submission deadline is April 15. Visit www.bayplates.org for official rules and more information.

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