Community Calendar

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♦ City-wide
Spring Cleaning:  Community groups, businesses, and individuals across the city are participating in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Spring Cleanup this Saturday, April 20, starting at 9 a.m. See a list of Southeast activities and meetups on page 10. Contact your community association for more details.

♦ Patterson Park
Ilan-a-thon: A 5-K race to help fight peroxisomal disorder, a little-known and deadly disorder affecting young children. Race-day registration is Sunday, April 21, at 8 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m., and starts and ends at the Pulaski Monument in Patterson Park. Online registration is available until 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Info:

Wednesday, April 17
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, April 18
Live Baltimore Speed Date: Roommate Speed Date, on Thursday, April 18 from 7- 9 p.m. 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.” The pre-determined topics leave nothing undiscovered and ensure that everything—even the awkward stuff—is brought up. Info:
Southeast Schools Baseball Opening Day: Please join us on Opening Day for our Southeast Schools Baseball League. Opening Day is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Patterson Park. We will be meeting on Field 2 (corner of Baltimore and Linwood).
Little Italy Social: The Promotion Center for Little Italy Baltimore, is hosting its third annual Spring Social networking and fundraising event on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Dalesio’s in Little Italy, between 5-8 p.m.

Friday, April 19
Fell’s Point Privateer Festival: Fell’s Point, Broadway to Wolfe Street, Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 2. Celebrate the maritime history of Fell’s Point. Gain a glimpse into the history of the War of 1812, board and tour tall ships including the Pride of Baltimore II, witness a live “battle at sea,” stroll the craft and food market, and much more. For more information, visit
80s Bingo at FAST:  Play bingo & rock out to 80’s music at this fundraiser for Friendship Academy of Science and Technology. Funds raised will go to purchase a mascot for the school. Tickets are $10 at the door. 1980’s dress is optional but encouraged! Special bingo caller is Delegate Luke Clippinger. Friday, April 19, 801 S. Highland Ave., 6-8 p.m. Attending? Call 410-342-3234 or
Urban Ranger Walking Tour: Meet in front of City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., at noon on Friday, April 19. Picture ID required. Info: 410-235-4457.

Saturday, April 20
Clean Up O’Donnell Square:  Join the O’Donnell Square Stewards, a subcommittee of the Canton Community Association, in a cleanup of O’Donnell Square and the surrounding streets on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a..m-1 p.m.. We will meet in the Square. Food and drink donated by local establishments will be available afterward, and bottled water will be provided during the cleanup. We will be picking up and bagging trash and leaves, cleaning trash receptacles and benches, and touch-up painting benches and light posts. Please bring shovels, rakes, brooms and gloves. We greatly appreciate your help in keeping Canton clean and beautiful.
School Open House: 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. 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

Sunday, April 21
Ilan-a-thon: A 5-K race to help fight peroxisomal disorder, a little-known and deadly disorder affecting young children. Race-day registration is Sunday, April 21, at 8 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m., and starts and ends at the Pulaski Monument in Patterson Park. Info:
Farmers Market: Sunday, April 21, 7 a.m.–12 p.m., and every Sunday, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.
Highlandtown Wine Festival: Baltimore’s Highlandtown Community will open its streets on April 21 for a celebration of homemade wine, gourmet food, and music at the 10th Annual Highlandtown Wine Festival. The event is held from 1-6 p.m. at the Our Lady of Pompei Convent Garden, 3600 Claremont St. Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir wine glass and a selection of antipasti from DiPasquale’s. Info: 443-465-6076; Tickets available at DiPasquale’s and The Laughing Pint.
Dinner and Bingo: Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, 6400 E. Pratt St., $20.00
per person. Dinner at noon. Bingo starts at 1:00 p.m. 21 bingo games. Info:Kathleen Reinecke 443-695-4346
Kids’ Earth Day:  Kids’ Earth Day at United Evangelical Church, Sunday, April 21, 12-2:30 p.m.  Help us celebrate Earth Day and bring the little ones (ages 4-10, accompanied by an adult).  We will be stenciling storm drains around the church as well as other kid- and earth-friendly activities.  Lunch is provided.  Please call the church office (410-276-0393) or email to let us know how many kids (and their ages) you are bringing. 3200 Dillon St.
Earth Day Volunteers at Patterson Park: We’ll have lots of jobs for volunteers to help with from 9 a.m.-noon. 9-11a.m., help mulch trees. 10 a.m.-noon, help care for the gardens and clean the pagoda. 9 a.m.-5pm, We’re also happy to give you gloves and bags so you and your friends or family can pick up trash around the park. Sunday, April 21. For more information contact

Monday April 22
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.

Wednesday, 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

Save the Date:
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:
The Promotion Center for Little Italy Baltimore, is hosting its third annual Spring Social networking and fundraising event on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Dalesio’s in Little Italy, between 5-8 p.m.
May 1, Meeting on St. Patrick’s Day: Councilman Kraft would like to hold a follow up meeting about Saint Patrick’s Day to discuss what went well and what can be improved for next year. We are inviting all the city agencies who were involved with the weekend, as well as the businesses and residents. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the Grunwald Club in Canton, 2825 O’Donnell St.

Community Notebook
East Baltimore Leadership Academy: The East Baltimore Leadership Academy will equip East Baltimore City Residents with essential leadership, community engagement, and urban planning knowledge and tools they can use to strengthen their communities. It is specifically designed for the residents and nonprofits serving the communities of: Berea, Biddle Street, CARE, Darley Park, Dunbar-Broadway, East Baltimore Midway, Ellwood Park/Monument, Gay Street, Johnston Square, Madison-Eastend, McElderry Park, Middle East, Milton-Montford, Oldtown, Oliver, Pleasant View Gardens and South Clifton Park. Sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, CPHA, and the Baltimore City Department of Planning, the three -day series will provide training on community engagement and urban planning. Participants are encouraged to attend all three days. The Leadership Academy is free, but registration is required. For more information, call CPHA at 410-539-1369 x 107.

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