Community Calendar

♦ Fell’s Point
Farmers Market:  The market will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Broadway Square.

♦ Patterson Park
Day of Hope: The Southeastern Police District is holding a community event at Patterson Park (Linwood and Eastern avenues) on Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free food and refreshments, dollar raffles, snowballs and popcorn. Various local service providers will attend, including the Health Department and Rec and Parks. All-ages activities are planned as well. There will also be a softball game: Baltimore police officers versus local residents. Info: rosa.ramirez@baltimorepolice.org.

Wednesday, May 22
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, May 23

Event of the Week: Patterson Park Wine Tasting

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.
Patterson Park Wine Tasting: 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 are $50. Info: www.pattersonpark.com.
Women’s Bus Trip: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1803 Dundalk Ave., is sponsoring a bus trip to Kitchen Kettle Village, Good & Plenty Restaurant, and the American Music Theater to see “Broadway: Now and Forever.” Bus leaves the church at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, and returns at 7 p.m. Cost is $78, all-inclusive. Info: Call Erma Freburger, 410-284-0783.

Friday, May 24
Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.
Happy Hour and Fiber Arts Craft: Baltimore Threadquarters hosts a happy hour and craft (pasties)-making session from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes supplies and drinks. Threadquarters is located at 518 S. Conkling St. Free parking in the rear of the building. Info: 443-759-9627.
rand Dai and Baltimore Boom Bap Society: Grad Dai’s six-member “PowerSoul” band presents a collection of soul music with a more aggressive commercial edge that’s fused with rock, hip hop and more. 9:30 p.m., Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Tickets: 410-276-1651.
Audubon Tiny Tots Program: Friday, May 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages: 2-5. Meet at the picnic tables on the northeastern shore of the Boat Lake. Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program where kids make a craft, play games, and read a story. A $5 donation per child (with an adult) is suggested. Info: ppaudubon@gmail.com or pattersonpark.audubon.org.

Saturday, May 25
Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market: The market will be held on May 25, from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Broadway Square.
Day of Hope: The Southeastern Police District is holding a community event at Patterson Park (Linwood and Eastern avenues) on Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free food and refreshments, dollar raffles, snowballs and popcorn. Various local service providers will attend, including the Health Department and Rec and Parks. All-ages activities are planned as well. There will also be a softball game: Baltimore police officers versus local residents. Info: rosa.ramirez@baltimorepolice.org.
Free Youth Sports Clinics: Saturday mornings, for boys and girls ages 7-12 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Patterson Park Youth Sports and Education Center, 200 South Linwood Ave., Utz Twardowicz Field. Register online at www.goo.gl/TwDno, or visit the new center and fill out a registration form. Clinics are ongoing and registration is open. The June 22, 29, and July 6, 13, 20 clinic session will feature baseball and soccer. Info: 410-878-0563 or pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com.
Free Youth Lacrosse Clinic: Patterson Park Youth and Education Center at Utz Field offers sports clinics. Clinic runs five consecutive Saturdays for boys and girls ages 10-14. Students may join at any time. Register online at www.goo.gl/TwDno, or visit the new center and pick up a registration form. Info: 410-878-0563.

Sunday, May 26

Dinner Bingo: St. Casimir Church Hall (Kolbe Center), 2736 O’Donnell St., will have a non-smoking, handicap-accessible dinner bingo this Sunday, May 26. Doors open at 10 a.m., dinner at noon, bingo at 1 p.m., $20/person. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Call Marlene for reservations: 443-242-7074.

Weekly Farmers’ Market: May 26, 7 a.m.-noon, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.

Monday, May 27
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.

Tuesday, May 28
Canton Community Association Meeting: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments in the lower hall. The meeting will be held at the United Evangelical Church on S. East Ave. and Dillon St. (Enter on S. East Ave.)  Guest speakers include Bill Struever, who will discuss proposed improvements to the Can Company buildings; delegates Pete Hammen, Luke Clippinger, Brian McHale, and State Senator Bill Ferguson, who will discuss accomplishments from this year’s General Assembly session.Mayor’s Budget Hearing: The first of the mayor’s budget hearings. The Baltimore City Council will spend the coming weeks holding public hearings on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget request. This hearing, on May 28, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., will be held at City Hall. Info: 410-396-4804 or http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/.

Save the Date
May 30, City Budget Hearing: The May 30 hearing, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., will focus on the mayor’s budget request for the following departments: Planning Department, Department of Transportation, Department of Human Resources,Labor Commission, and Employees’ Retirement System. The hearing will be held at City Hall. Info: 410-396-4804June 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: blockensteinyardsale@gmail.com.
June 1, Free DIY Plumbing Class: Lombard Hardware, at 1747 E. Lombard St., offers a free DIY basic plumbing course at 9:30 a.m. on June 1. Info: 410-276-1294.
June 1, Pro Bono Legal Aid Day: June 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Maryland Legal Aid, 500 E. Lexington Street. This event is free. No registration is required. Participants can meet one-on-one for a brief consultation with a volunteer attorney on a variety of legal issues; including, housing, government benefits, expungement, bankruptcy, consumer debt, wills/advance directives, elder law, and divorce/custody/ child support. Please bring any relevant documents with you. Info: 410-951-7777.
June 1, Photography Fundraiser at Laughing Pint: Cheryl Atkins’s photography will be on sale for the month of June at the Laughing Pint, 3531 Gough St., and she is donating the proceeds to Patterson Park Public Charter School. The show’s opening will be held June 1, from 6-9 p.m. Info: http://www.laughingpint.com/.
June 17, Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival: Multicultural, family-friendly folklife festival, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Creative Alliance. 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651.

Community Notebook
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 www.pineboxartcenter.com/opportunities 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 kate.creamer@hotmail.com or call 443-623-0717.
State Arts Council Awards: The Maryland State Arts Council’s competitive Individual Artists Award (IAA) recognizes the value of artists and their work to the cultural vitality of Maryland. Through a partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the competitive Individual Artist Award program awards grants of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000, which are recommended by an out-of-state jury that reviews unanimous submissions solely on the basis of artistic merit. The IAA Program reviews 18 artistic disciplines, which are separated into three competition groups that are awarded once every three years. Info: http://www.msac.org.
Soup Kitchen: St. Peter Evangelical Church, 7834 Eastern Ave. across from Eastpoint Mall, has a soup kitchen on the last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Info: 410-288-0537.

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