Community Calendar

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♦ Patterson Park
33rd Annual Latino Fest:  June 22 and 23, Pulaski Monument Area, Patterson Park. Experience the diversity of all the countries that have contributed to the fabric of Baltimore’s Latino community. Music, food, culture and art. Info: www.latinofest.org.

Free Zumba on Pagoda Hill: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info: katie@pattersonpark.com.

♦ Highlandtown
Highlandtown Farmers Market Opens: The market has moved inside the parking lot of the Abbott Memorial Church at Bank St. and Highland Ave. Thursday, June 20, 4-8 p.m., and all Thursdays through Oct. 31. Info: facebook.com/HighlandtownFarmersMarket

Wednesday, June 19

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, June 20
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.
Free Zumba on Pagoda Hill: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info: katie@pattersonpark.com.
Screen Painters’ Film at Creative Alliance: June 20, at 7:30 p.m.  A screening of “The Screen Painters.” 3134 Eastern Ave. Fee. Info: 410-276-1651.
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market Opens: The market has moved inside the parking lot of the Abbott Memorial Church at Bank St. and Highland Ave. Thursday, June 20, 4-8 p.m., and all Thursdays through Oct. 31.

Friday, June 21
Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.
Family Fun Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo begins promptly at 6 p.m. Play 20 Games for $10. Food—nachos, hot dogs, burgers, pretzels, etc.—available. June 21, United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon St. Info: 410-276-0393 or uecucc@verizon.net
Summer Social at West Shore Park: The Summer Social Series at West Shore Park returns on June 21 from 5-8 p.m. Music from local bands, cold beverages, food trucks, a waterfront kids play area, and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. Info: www.waterfrontpartnership.org.

Saturday, June 22
Foster Care Meeting: Concerned citizens are invited to attend a meeting on how to help older foster care youths attain success. Older youths in foster care need enhanced community involvement for lasting success in the new world. The meeting is Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: Contact Richard Norman, 410-685-2525 or rnorman@mppi.org.
Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market: The market will be held on June 22, from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Broadway Square.
Fundraiser Crab Feast for Banner Neighborhoods: On Saturday, June 22, 1-4 p.m., in the yard at 2900 E. Fayette St., Banner Neighborhoods will be hosting an all-you-can-eat crab feast; proceeds will go toward the new Banner Neighborhoods Community Center. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Info: www.bannerneighborhoods.org.
World Refugee Day at the Walters: Baltimore’s World Refugee Day at the Walters Art Museum, presented by the Creative Alliance, the Baltimore Resettlement Center, and BCCC’s Refugee Youth Project.  An international showcase celebrates Baltimore as the proud home to talented refugees and immigrants. 600 N. Charles St, 1-3:30 p.m.  RSVP baltimoreresettlement@gmail.com or 410-558-3167.
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, and 20 clinic sessions will feature baseball and soccer. Info: 410-878-0563.
Painted Screens Walking and Bus Tour: Join screen painters and expert Elaine Eff for the Painted Screen Pilgrimage, a bus and walking tour of landmarks including the birthplace of painted screens, historic and modern versions. Meet at The Patterson Theatre, 3134 Eastern Ave. Reservations a must. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee. 410-276-1651.
Latino Fest: June 22 and 23, Pulaski Monument Area, Patterson Park. Experience the diversity of all the countries that have contributed to the fabric of Baltimore’s Latino community. Music, food, culture and art. Info: www.latinofest.org.
Tree Team: Meet in the southwest corner of the park on June 22 from 9-10:30 a.m. near the entrance at Gough St. and Patterson Park Ave. to help mulch and weed young trees. Info: volunteer@pattersonpark.com.

Sunday, June 23
Weekly Farmers’ Market: June 23, 7 a.m.-noon, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.
Latino Fest: Patterson Park, Pulaski Monument Area, June 23. Experience the diversity of all the countries that have contributed to the fabric of Baltimore’s Latino community. Music, food, art and culture. Info: www.latinofest.org.
St. Casimir Bingo: St. Casimir Church, at 2736 O’Donnell St., will have a non-smoking, handicap-accessible dinner and Bingo event on Sunday, June 23. Doors open at 10 a.m. Dinner is at noon, and Bingo begins at 1 p.m., $20/person. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Call Marlene for reservations: 443-242-7074.

Monday, June 24
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, 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/.

Wednesday, June 26
Guest Chef Dinner to Benefit Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults: Five courses, five chefs, 12 beverages. Info: http://heavyseasalehouse.com.

Save the Date:
July 2, Art on the Walls: Artists’ Reception for “Bike Show” exhibit at Roman’s. 2 S. Decker Ave.
July 5-July 21, Baltimore Playwrights’ Festival: The Rainbow Plays, by Rich Espey. Info: Fell’s Point Corner Theater, 251 South Ann Street, www.fpct.org.
July 5, Little Italy Open Air Film Festival. At the corner of High and Stiles streets. Movie begins at 9 p.m. Info:   http://www.littleitalymd.com/Cinema_al_Fresco.htm

Community Notebook
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), semester-long 45-minute classes offered on Monday afternoons focused on subject matter outside of the regular curriculum. Elective courses run weekly for the duration of the fall semester – beginning Monday, September 9, 2013 and ending Monday, January 13, 2014.  Some examples of electives offered in the past by volunteer partners are Journalism, Photography, Community Murals, Crafting 101, Cooking, and Archery. Info: PPPCS assistant principal Emily Augustine at eaugustine@pppcs.org.
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.
Fort McHenry Boat Tour: Journey back to 1814 and experience the Battle of Baltimore from the viewpoint of Francis Scott Key, the writer of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Tours on the hour every weekend through September 15.  Tickets and departures dockside at Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave. Cost: Adults $10, children $5 (ages 3-10). No advance reservations. Info: www.friendsoffortmchenry.org, 410-962-4290 ext 850
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.

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