EVENT OF THE WEEK – St. Brigid’s Carnival, June 12-15: Carnival at 900 S. East Ave. 7- 10 p.m. Wed.- Fri.; 6-10 p.m. on Sat., with food, beer, entertainment, raffles, and games. Free admission. Info: 410-563-1717 or www.saintbrigid-canton.com.
Wednesday, June 12
Fells Prospect Community Association: The association meets on Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 p.m., at Cristo Rey High School, 420 S. Chester St. Liquor Commissioner Elizabeth Smith will be attending to answer questions about the Liquor Board.
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.
St. Brigid’s Carnival, June 12-15: Carnival at 900 S. East Ave. 7- 10 p.m. Wed.- Fri.; 6-10 p.m. on Sat., with food, beer, entertainment, raffles, and games. Free admission. Info: 410-563-1717 or www.saintbrigid-canton.com
Thursday, June 13
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.
Friday, June 14
Pause for the Pledge: Flag Day event at Fort McHenry at 5:30 p.m., includes entertainment and fireworks. Info: www.americanflagfoundation.org.
Bird Watching Walk: Bring the family to Patterson Park to learn about birds that live in Maryland in the summer. Meet at the fountain at 8 a.m.There is no need to RSVP for this event, just arrive ready to explore firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Brigid’s Carnival, June 12-15: Carnival at 900 S. East Ave. 7- 10 p.m. Wed.- Fri.; 6-10 p.m. on Sat., with food, beer, entertainment, raffles, and games. Free admission. Info: 410-563-1717 or www.saintbrigid-canton.com.
Saturday, June 15
Super Summer Swim Safely Session at Patterson Park Pool: June 15 at 11 a.m. (Rain date Sunday, June 16). Enjoy a safety-oriented kickoff to this year’s swim season. Free ice cream will be given to the first 50 swimmers. Info: 410-396-3838.
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival: Multicultural, family-friendly folklife festival. Live performances, master workshops (blacksmithing, banjo making, boat building, screenprinting), and food. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Creative Alliance. 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651.
Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market: The market will be held on June 15, from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Broadway Square.
Baltimore Family Bike Party: June 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cyclists meet at the Hampstead Hill Elementary School playground on S. Linwood Avenue and Fleet St. Riders will ride east on quiet streets and bike lanes past formstone-covered row houses, take a quick break at Di Pasquale’ for coffee and snacks, and head back through Patterson Park on mixed-use paths. The destination is the Creative Alliance, Eastern and East avenues, for the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. RSVP Highlandtown Family Bike Party on Facebook.
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.com.
Sunday, June 16
Weekly Farmers’ Market: June 16, 7 a.m.-noon, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.
Monday, June 17
Highlandtown Community Association: The association meets Monday, June 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3403 Gough St.
Patterson Place COP: Patterson Place Neighborhood holds its Citizens on Patrol walk on the third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. Meet at Patterson Park Ave. and Baltimore St. Info: email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday, June 18
Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association: The association meets on Tuesday, June 18, 7:30-9 p.m., Wolfe Street Academy, 245 S. Wolfe St.
Save the Date
June 21, Family Fun Bingo: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street., 5 p.m. Contact Cissy Funk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 443–676-9957.
June 21, Summer Social at West Shore Park: The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore presents the return of the Summer Social Series at West Shore Park from 5-8 p.m. Music from local bands, cold beverages, food trucks, a waterfront kids play area, and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. For more information or a list of events, visit www.waterfrontpartnership.org.
June 21, Kids’ Drawstring Pouch Workshop: Ages 5-10. A fun and easy project that builds confidence in simple stitching, and the finished product has all their own personality built in. Baltimore Threadquarters, 518 S. Conkling. Free parking in rear. Info and tickets: 443-759-9627.
June 25, Patterson Park Concert–The Bumper Jacksons: All concerts are free and 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 26, Guest Chef Dinner for Ulman Cancer Fund: Five courses, five chefs, 12 beverages. Info: http://heavyseasalehouse.com.
Volunteer Inspiration Leaders Needed: Interested in sharing your love of a hobby or subject expertise with Patterson Park Public Charter School middle school students? PPPCS is in search of elective partners for the fall 2013 semester. Electives are small mixed-grade (6th-8th) classes offered on Monday afternoons focused on subject matter outside of the regular curriculum. Courses begin Monday, September 9, 2013 and end Monday, January 13, 2014. Some examples of electives offered in the past by volunteer partners are Journalism, Photography, Community Murals, and Crafting 101. Info: PPPCS assistant principal Emily Augustine at email@example.com.
Teen Driving Course: The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Experience gives new drivers in Baltimore a chance to learn vital driving skills in a closed-course environment, led by highly-trained instructors, many of whom have motorsports experience. The half-day workshop, available on June 22 and 23 at either 8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m., is free. Visit www.teensdrivesmarttour.com for more information. The course will be held at Camden Yards.
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.
Summer Camp: The Julie Community Center, 100 S. Washington St., announces its Summer Peace Camp, July 1 to July 29, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration on Thursday, June 13, 3-6 p.m., at the center. Info: 410-675-6300.
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.
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. Info:www.laughingpint.com.
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.