Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 29
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 30
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.
Mayor’s 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: 410-396-4804.

Friday, May 31
Mayor’s Budget Hearing: The May 31 hearing, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., will focus on the mayor’s budget request for the following departments: Health Department, Commission on Aging, Mayor’s Office of Human Services,  Visit Baltimore, and the Convention Center. The hearing will be held at City Hall. Info: 410-396-4804.
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: Fishing Festival (Not this kind of fishing)

Saturday, June 1
Fishing Festival: Fish with Rec & Parks, make a craft with Audubon, and play games run by the Friends of Patterson Park. Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Boat Lake in Patterson Park, Eastern and Milton avenues. The event is free and open to all families, with a focus on kids. No fishing license is required; bait is provided. A limited number of fishing rods are available. Info: 410-276-3676.
Patterson Park Pool is Open on Weekends:
The newly renovated Patterson Park Pool will be open beginning Memorial Day Weekend until June 9. On June 15, the pool will be open seven days a week and will close for the season on Sept. 2. Patterson Park Pool offers a toddler area, lap swim, aqua Zumba, swim lessons, and more. Info: 410-396-8975 or Recreation and Parks Aquatics Division at 410-396-3838.
Waterfront Walking Tour: A guided leisure walking tour along the Waterfront Promenade at 10 a.m. from Canton Waterfront Park (Water Taxi Site) to the Jones Falls part of the Inner Harbor. Walkers can stop along the way and discuss the historic past as well as developments taking place. Total estimated time is 2-3 hours. Info: Dr. Raymond Bahr at RDB60@aol.com.
Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market: The market will be held on June 1, from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Broadway Square.
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: www.laughingpint.com.
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 sessions will feature baseball and soccer. Info: 410-878-0563 or pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com.
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.
Blockenstein Yard Sale: Sponsored by the Highlandtown Community Association, the June 1 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.
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. Visit the new center and pick up a registration form. Info: 410-878-0563.

Sunday, June 2
Weekly Farmers’ Market: June 2, 7 a.m.-noon, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.

Monday, June 3
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.

Wednesday, June 5
Highlandtown Arts (HA!): Meets at the Laughing Pint, 3531 Gough St., at 7 p.m.
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.
Preschool Leaps: Wednesdays,11 a.m. Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Save the Date
June 7, Baltimore American Indian Center Quarter Auction, 113 S. Broadway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5. Proceeds benefit the American Indian Center. Info: 410-675-3535.
June 8-9, Italian Festival in Little Italy: Food, games, beer and wine, entertainment. Info: 410-675-7275.
June 9, Patterson Park Concert Series: The free series begins on June 9 with the Bellvederes. All concerts are held on Pagoda Hill and begin at 6:30 p.m. Info: http://pattersonpark.com/fun-in-the-park/events/concerts-in-the-park/.
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.
June 20, View the documentary film “The Screen Painters” at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, where it premiered. Meet the painters and filmmakers for stories and discussion. Also screening “Little Castles: The Story of Formstone” at 7:30 p.m.  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 contact Kate Creamer, volunteer coordinator at 443-623-0717.
State Arts Council Awards: The Maryland State Arts Council’s competitive Individual Artists Award 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.
Talent Wanted: The United Evangelical Church seeks talent for its Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show on June 30. The first rehearsal for the talent show is June 9. Info: Cissy Funk (jakco22@hotmail.com, 443-676-9957), Carolyn Noteware (cnote1113@verizon.net, 410- 288-1227).
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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