Community Calendar

♦ Citywide
African American Festival:  The festival is a celebration of African American life, music, and culture. Saturday, July 6, noon–10 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, noon-8 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium, Lots B and C between Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 1101 Russell St. The festival is a celebration of African American life, music, and culture. Performances by Patti LaBelle and Fantasia. Info: visit www.africanamericanfestival.net..

♦ Little Italy
Outdoor Films in Little Italy: A Southeast Baltimore tradition! The free film festival begins on Friday, July 5, 9 p.m., with “Moonstruck.” The films are shown at the corner of High and Stiles streets. Info and schedule: http://www.littleitalymd.com/Cinema _al_Fresco.htm

Wednesday, July 3
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, July 4
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: The market has moved inside the parking lot of the Abbott Memorial Church at Bank St. and Highland Ave. Thursday, July 4, 4-8 p.m., and all Thursdays through Oct. 31.
Fireworks at the Inner Harbor: Visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Independence Day for live music and a spectacular fireworks show. Visitors can listen to live entertainment from Electric Brigade at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets. At 9:30 p.m. colorful fireworks will ignite the sky above downtown Baltimore during an approximately 18-minute show. The 2013 Fourth of July Celebration is presented by Mayor Rawlings-Blake and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Friday, July 5
Light: A small, mixed ensemble, Light, will perform at Canton Baptist Church, 3302 Toone St., on Friday, July 5, at 7 p.m. Light is comprised of eight very talented students from the Collinsworth School of Music in California. It is the school’s mission to minister through music. Info: Contact the church at 410-563-1177, or the Collinsworth School at 800-782-3382 ext. 4949.
Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info:410-396-9156.
July 5-July 21, Baltimore Playwrights’ Festival: “The Rainbow Plays,” by Rich Espey. Fell’s Point Corner Theater, 251 S. Ann St. Info: www.fpct.org.
Little Italy Open Air Film Festival: Held at the corner of High and Stiles streets. Movie begins at 9 p.m. on July 5. Info: http://www.littleitalymd.com/Cinema_al_Fresco.htm
Pinebox Art Opening: UnHeard–Anita Schreibman & Claire Girodie: The two-person show opens Friday July 5. Opening is from 7-9 p.m. Schreibman and Girodie are both MFA candidates from Towson University.

Saturday, July 6
Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market: The market is held on Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Broadway Square. Music, food, farms, and fun.
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 July 6, 13, and 20 clinic sessions will feature baseball and soccer. Info: 410-878-0563.
2013 African American Festival: July 6, noon–10 p.m. and July 7, noon-8 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium, Lots B and C between Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 1101 Russell St. The festival is a celebration of African American life, music, and culture. Info: visit www.africanamericanfestival.net.
Habitat Garden Volunteers: 9-10:30 a.m. on July 6. Meet at the pollinator garden in Patterson Park. Info: 410-558-2473.
Dumpster Saturdays: On July 6, a dumpster will be placed on the unit block of S. Chester St. for Butchers Hill residents. Info: www.butchershill.org.

Sunday, July 7
2013 African American Festival: Noon- 8 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium, on Lots B and C between Oriole Park at Camden Yards, at 1101 Russell St. The festival is a celebration of African American life, music, and culture. Info: visit www.africanamericanfestival.net.

Monday, July 8
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.
Drop-in Crafternoons at Threadquarters: Drop-in fiber skills and crafts from 1-2:30 p.m. on July 8 for summertime fun. The cost is $8 per child, age six and over, or under six with a parent. 518 S. Conkling St. Free parking in rear. Info: (443) 759-9627.

Tuesday, July 9
Farmstand at FutureCare: Farmstand Tuesdays and Saturdays are held at FutureCare on 1300 S. Ellwood Ave. on Tuesdays from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.–noon.

Wednesday, July 10
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.
Park Stewards Meeting: There will be a Friends of O’Donnell Square Park Stewards (project sponsored by CCA) meeting at 6:30 p.m. on July 10 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 1035 S. Potomac St. (enter on O’Donnell St.).
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.

Save the Date:
July 11, Can Company Music Series: Every Thursday, 6-9 p.m., July 11 through August 29, at the Can Company, 2400 Boston St. Info: www.thecancompany.com.
July 13, Crab Feast to Benefit Southeast CDC: All you can eat crabs, beer, and buffet. Tickets: 410-342-3234.
July 13, Mulching Event: Friends of O’Donnell Square Park Stewards (sponsored by the CCA) will be having a mulching event for the park trees on July 13, at 1021 S. Linwood Ave., from 8 a.m.-noon. Bring shovels. Rain date is 7/27.

Community Notebook
Free Summer Camps: Three week long camps, at Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Space is limited. Participants may sign up for a maximum of two weeks.Camp Invention invites children to let their imaginations run wild through encouraged team work, creative problem solving, and inventive thinking. The camp runs July 15 -19. At Camp Inspiration, a group of young activists will be led using games, dynamic activities, and discussions, to raise awareness and strategize action. The camp runs July 22-26. At Camp Creation, students will engage in activities to ignite their creative spirits. The camp runs July 29-Aug 3. Download an application at http://tinyurl.com/nfjhlf2 and email the application to pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com or drop it off at the center, located at 200 S. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-878-0563.
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 Tours: 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 X850.
Free Program for Two-year-olds: United Evangelical Church, at 3200 Dillon St., is offering a program for two-year olds and parents together. Info: Concetta Clark at 410-995-0118.
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.

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