Community Calendar

♦ Canton
Shred-A-Thon:  Mobile shredding trucks will destroy confidential documents on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon, at Canton Safeway, 2610 Boston St. Don’t be a victim of identity theft. This annual event, sponsored by Partnership Wealth Management of Fell’s Point, is free and open to all. Info: 410-732-2633.

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♦ Highlandtown
Teen Screen Printing Workshop: Students ages 12 and up will learn about the history of Globe Poster and the printing press through a trip to the Maryland Institute College of Art print studio. Later, students will print a Globe-inspired poster. The free trip and workshop leaves from the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. To register, call 410-276-1651.

Wednesday, May 1

St. Patrick’s Day Follow-up: Councilman Kraft is holding a follow-up meeting about Saint Patrick’s Day to discuss what went well and what can be improved for next year. Wednesday, May 1, 2:30 p.m., at the Grunwald Club in Canton, 2825 O’Donnell St. Info: 410-396-4821.

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.

Butchers Hill Association Meeting: The Butchers Hill Association will meet on Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Church, at Lombard and Chester streets. Discussion will include the new stormwater fee to be added to water bills. Blue Water Baltimore will update the association on three projects in the neighborhood, and Kate Andries, a University of Maryland graduate student, will conduct a survey on Baltimore’s disaster preparedness.

Thursday, May 2

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa: The popular Mother Goose Baby Steps program in Spanish. Canciones, rimas, cuentos, y juegos, para los ninos (0-3 anos) y los padres o cuidadores. Thursday, 11 a.m. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Found Footage Film Festival: The acclaimed showcase of found videos will debut a special show at the Creative Alliance with Maryland’s own Jeff Krulik (Heavy Metal Parking Lot). Together with Krulik, the Found Footage Festival will present the greatest public access television footage from over 20 years of collecting, some of it originating from the Maryland area. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $11. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave.

Friday, May 3

Tiny Tots, Signs of Spring: Friday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Young children learn about springtime in Patterson Park.
Meet at the Boat Lake. Email to register.

Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.

Event of the Week – FlowerMart: May 3-4, both days, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Flowers, food, and fun in Mount Vernon Plaza around the Washington Monument. More than 100 vendors will be selling flowers and providing information about their causes. Special children’s and crafting workshops. Info:

Saturday, May 4

Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market Opening Day: The first market of the season runs from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m on Broadway Square. This year the market will have 42 vendors.

Free Comic Book Day: Nationwide comic book giveaway day .  Locally, visit Canton Games at 2101 Essex St. Info: (410) 276-2640.

Kinetic Sculpture Race: The American Visionary Arts Museum’s annual human-powered race through the city will be held May 4. The splashdown at Canton Waterfront Park will take place from approximately 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Info:

Audubon’s Youth Bird Watching: Bird watching from 8-10 a.m. on May 4. Middle and high school students only. Please register in advance at or 410-558-2473.

Audubon Habitat Team: Volunteers are needed to finish the wetland garden expansion and remove weeds. The project will keep a healthy habitat for local birds and insects. Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-noon. No registration necessary. Meet at the Patterson Park Audubon Center. Info: 410-558-2473 or

FlowerMart: The event continues on May 4,11 a.m.-8 p.m. Flowers, food, and fun in Mount Vernon Plaza around the Washington Monument. More than 100 vendors will be selling flowers and providing information about their causes. Special children’s and crafting workshops. Info:

Sunday, May 5

Weekly Farmers’ Market: Sunday, May 5, 7 a.m.-noon, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.

Monday, May 6

Zumba: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Seven dollars per class; all levels and drop-ins welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 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.

Police Community Meeting: The Southeastern Police District Community Relations Council is meeting on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Southeastern District station, 5710 Eastern Ave. Info: Joyce Adamski at 443-416-8828 or

Art Opening at Roman’s Place: Local Artist Kini Collins will be showing artwork at Roman’s Place and donating 20 percent of sales to the Patterson Park Neighborhood Association’s Ginny Dobry Fund. LandSCRAPes opens May 6, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Roman’s, 2 S. Decker Ave. (410) 342-5226.

Meeting to Address Canton’s Trash Problem: Join Councilman Jim Kraft and the Canton Community Association in a meeting to discuss trash and litter issue in Canton on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Du Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St.

Tuesday, May 7

Teen Chef, Cooking for Fun: Cooking class for teens at the Southeast Anchor Library. May 7 at 3:30 p.m. 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Save the Date:

May 10, Art Reception: FLUTTER and Our Journey: Survivor Empowerment Project. Join Pinebox Art Center, 101 S. Haven St., on May 10 for a reception of recent works and custom installations by School 33 resident artist, Jowita Wyszomirska in its main gallery from 7-9 p.m. Its classroom space will have a special installation of a collaborative project created by refugee survivors of torture. Info:

May 11, Dundalk Art Show and Sale: Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Veteran’s Park in the Dundalk Shopping Center, 4 Center Pl., across from the post office. The art show is also seeking artists. Info and registration: 410-284-2331.

May 11, Spring Sidewalk Sale-a-Thon: Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon St. Clean out your garage, basement, and attic. Table fee is $10 before May 3, $15 after May 3. To reserve a table, call Rose Chaney at 410-282-1342 or email Cissy Funk (, Barb Matthew ( or Pam Sartori (

May 11, Butchers Hill Flea Market: The Flea Market and Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the northwest corner of the park, near the pagoda.

May 11, Mommy and Me Tea and Dollmaking: An all ages event, 3-5:30 p.m. Make a doll with your mom or mommy figure and enjoy tea and pastries. A pair of tickets costs $25.  Baltimore Threadquarters. 518 S Conkling St. 443-759-9627

May 12, 42nd Annual Historic Harbor House Tour:  Sunday, May 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $25 on the day of the event. They may be purchased at the Fell’s Point Visitor Center, 410-675-6750 x16, or at

May 23, Park Wine Tasting: Thursday, May 23, 6-9 p.m. at the marble fountain. Wine and food pairings from Chesapeake Wine Company, V-NO, Bistro Rx, DiPasquale’s, Todd Connor’s, and more. Tickets before April 30, $45. After April 30, $50. Info:

June 1, Blockenstein Yard Sale: Sponsored by the Highlandtown Community Association, the yard sale will be held on the 3100 and 3200 blocks of Bank St. between S. East Ave. and S. Ellwood Ave. Info/seller registration:

Community Notebook

Blockenstein Seeks Sellers: Blockenstein, a monster community yard sale sponsored by the Highlandtown Community Association, scheduled for June 1 at 3100 and 3200 blocks of Bank St. between S. East Ave. and S. Ellwood Ave., is seeking vendors. To register as a seller, email

Pinebox Open Call: Submit designs for an art cart, (sponsored by Pinebox Art Center), which will then be raced in the Art Cart Derby in September. A stipend will be awarded. Visit for details.

Volunteer With Audubon: Time to spare? Audubon would love your help making environmental education programs successful. Please email Kate Creamer, volunteer coordinator, at or call 443-623-0717.

Clean Your Files Day, Register by May 7: Clean Your Files Day is focused on promoting workplace recycling. Instead of throwing away old files, the Department of Public Works (DPW) encourages businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to take a more sustainable approach to managing waste through recycling. Clean Your Files Day is another event in the department’s “Drive to 35 Campaign” to increase Baltimore City’s recycling rate to 35 percent. Participants must call or email to register by Tuesday May 7. Place old files in paper bags, boxes, recycle bins, or marked containers, and DPW’s Bureau of Solid Waste will come by on May 21 to collect your materials. To register, please call 410-396-4511 or email

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