Community Calendar

♦ Butchers Hill
Flea Market:
  Time (and space) is running out for those who want to sell their wares at the Butchers Hill Spring Flea Market & Craft Fair, Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; no rain date. Those interested in reserving a spot should visit www.butchershill.org and look for the “Special Events” column on the left. The cost is $30. Info: email bhfleamarket@yahoo.com.

Upper Fell’s Point
Dumpster Day: The Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association is holding a dumpster day for residents of the neighborhood on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the dumpster is full. NO construction material, appliances, propane tanks, old tires, air conditioners or hazardous waste. Info and volunteer: Email Ufpiabeautification@yahoo.com, or 410-499-6674.

Wednesday, April 10
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.
Fell’s Prospect Community Association: The association meets on Wednesday, April 10, 420 S Chester St, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, April 12
Craft-making Happy Hour: With Rachel Beckman at Baltimore Threadquarters Friday, April 12,  6-8 p.m., 518 S. Conkling St. Info: http://bmorethreadquarters.com/.
Summer Interns: The Baltimore Food Policy Initiative is seeking a 2013 summer intern to work on food access projects, including public markets, farmers markets, and the city’s Food Desert Retail Strategy. The internship will involve promoting these strategies, increasing communication among our partners, and promoting the work of partner organizations. Qualifications include strong technical writing skills, ability to multi-task, and a master’s degree or pursuing a master’s degree preferred. This is a paid, full-time position at the Baltimore City Department of Planning from 6/3-8/2. If interested, please send a short technical writing sample (non-academic), resume, and cover letter to Rachel.Yong@baltimorecity.gov by Friday, April 12.

Saturday, April 13
Dumpster Day: The Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association is holding a dumpster day for residents of the neighborhood on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the dumpster is full. NO construction material, appliances, propane tanks, old tires, air conditioners or hazardous waste. Info and volunteer: Email Ufpiabeautification@yahoo.com, or 410-499-6674.

Sunday, April 14
Farmers Market: Sunday, April 14, 7 a.m.–12 p.m., and every Sunday, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.
The Johns Hopkins Film Society Presents: The 17th Annual Johns Hopkins Film Festiva runs April 12-14. The Johns Hopkins Film Festival is an annual film festival sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Film Society, held in Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. The festival highlights films from independent, local, international, and student filmmakers, in addition to repertory screenings of important, influential films on 35mm prints. Admission is free for Johns Hopkins students and affiliates with an I.D. For the public, screening passes are $5, day passes are $10, and festival passes are $20. Tickets are available at any show and are valid for the entirety of this year’s festival. For more information and a complete schedule of the fest, visit the festival’s website at http://www.jhufilmfest.com/. All events will take place in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St.

Monday April 15
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.
Youth Karate: Mondays and Wednesdays, Session I (6yrs+) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ($40 per month), Session II (9yrs+) from 6:30-8p.m. ($20 per month). Virginia Baker Rec Center. For more information, please call 410.396.9156.

Save the Date
April 18, Live Baltimore Speed Date: Roommate Speed Date, on Thursday, April 18 from 7- 9 pm at The Fitzgerald, 1201 West Mt. Royal Ave. A speed dating-inspired event designed to match up homeowners with a spare room, renters looking to fill a house, or anyone looking to find a like-minded roommate with whom to split living expenses.The event will include food, drinks, and timed face-to-face sessions with each “dater.” Daters will complete a Match Sheet for each potential roommate during the face-to-face sessions covering topics such as price range, work schedule, recycling, furniture, smoking, and home décor preferences. The pre-determined topics leave nothing un-discovered and ensure that everything—even the awkward stuff—is brought up. Once the face-to-face sessions are complete, Live Baltimore staff will tally the Match Sheets and share contact information of compatible matches with daters. Info: www.livebaltimore.com.
April 20, St. Casimir Catholic School Open House for Prospective Parents: The community is invited to see why strong academics, a caring faculty and staff, successful students, and supportive parents make St. Casimir Catholic School a great educational choice. Join us for a school tour, and an opportunity to meet our faculty and principal and see first-hand what St. Casimir Catholic School can offer to your family. For further information, please call 410-342-2681 or visit our website at www.stcasimirschool.us.
April 24, Drain Stenciling Workshop: The Patterson Park Audubon Center is working with Blue Water Baltimore to hold a workshop at Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Ave., on Wednesday, April 24, 6-8 p.m. The workshop teaches how to lead a stenciling project in your neighborhood, and covers getting permission, selecting the right drains, paint, borrowing stencils, and more. Sign up at www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/events.
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 5 p.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 a well-known 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/.

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.bayplate.org for official rules and more information.

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