Community Calendar

Artist Michael Owen adds the finishing touches to a new mural on the north side of the Hoehn's Bakery building in Highlandtown. The girl in the mural looks through donut holes and sees the neighborhood in a new light. Owen finished the mural last week. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Wednesday, July 24
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.
Films on the Pier: Showing new releases at dusk at the end of Broadway in Fell’s Point on Wednesdays in July and August, starting at 8:45 p.m. Bring your own chair.

Thursday, July 25
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: The market has moved inside the grass 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.
Free Sale at Highlandtown Elementary: All are welcome, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items free of cost, courtesy of Gallery Church. Info: Blanca at 443-531-9082.
Can Company Music Series: Free live music, every Thursday through Aug. 29, at the Can Company, 2400 Boston St. This week: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Info: www.thecancompany.com.
Block Party in Little Italy: Little Italy is expecting about 1,000 firefighters to join in a block party on July 25 along a portion of S. High St. (closed to traffic between Stiles and Fawn). Firefighters will be in Baltimore attending the Firehouse Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. This event will raise money for the Midatlantic Children’s Burn Camp and is hosted by Central Maryland FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society), an organization established in 1995 by a group of firefighters. Info:info@littleitalymd.com.
Drop-in Crafternoons at Threadquarters: Drop-in fiber skills and crafts from 1-2:30 p.m. on July 25 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.

Friday, July 26
Get Crunk For God: This youth rally event will feature games, free food and drinks, Christian rap and worship, and a guest speaker. July 26, 7-10 p.m., at Metropolitan Church of God, 4815 Eastern Ave.
Youth Bird Monitoring: More than 180 bird species have been to Patterson Park. Middle and high school students now have the opportunity to be citizen scientists, collecting data on bird species and sharing what they find with the greater scientific community. No experience necessary. 8-10 a.m. Registration is required: ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410-558-2473.
Little Italy Open Air Film Festival: Held at the corner of High and Stiles streets.  “Marriage Italian Style” begins at 9 p.m. Info: /www.littleitalymd.com/Cinema_al_Fresco.htm.

Saturday, July 27
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. Info: 410-878-0563.
Kerplunk! The Creative Alliance’s free family art drop-in is back, Saturdays through Aug. 10, noon-3 p.m. Kids accompanied by adults are invited to stop in for a quick visit or stay the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. No registration is required. 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651.
Farmstand at FutureCare: Farmstand Saturdays are held at FutureCare at 1300 S. Ellwood Ave. from 9 a.m.–noon.

Sunday, July 28
Surf and Skate Film Fest: The Creative Alliance is hosting Baltimore’s first Surf and Skate Film Fest all weekend. Three surf/skate films will be shown on Sunday at 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651 or www.creativealliance.org.

Monday, July 29
Councilman James Kraft is planning a Broadway Corridor Improvement Meeting for Monday, July 29 from 7- 9 p.m. at the Polish Home Club at 510 S. Broadway. The meeting will focus on the loitering, littering, drugs, and public drunkenness that take place on Broadway between Pratt and Eastern. Local businesses, neighbors, police, and other city agencies will be in attendance.
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 29 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 30
Code Enforcement Meeting: The meeting, organized by Fell’s Point Main Street, will be held on July 30 at 8 a.m. in the 5th floor meeting room of the Admiral Fell Inn in Fell’s Point. The focus of the meeting will be on code enforcement. The guest speakers will include Eric Booker, Chief of Code Enforcement for the city. Please RSVP to info@fellspointmainstreet.org
or call 410-675-8900.
Disaster Preparedness Meeting: The City of Baltimore is hosting a town hall event on July 30, 6-8 p.m. at the War Memorial Building in downtown Baltimore at 100 N. Gay St. This meeting will be an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft list of goals, strategies, and actions drafted by the Disaster Preparedness and Planning Project (DP3) Advisory Committee. There will also be presentations about the DP3 project, modeling of predicted worst case scenarios, and how to prepare for disaster events.
Farmstand at FutureCare: Farmstand Tuesdays are held at FutureCare at 1300 S. Ellwood Ave. on Tuesdays from 2:30-6:30

Wednesday, July 31
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.

Save the Date:
Aug 10, Hampstead Hill Association Dumpster Day: For Hampstead Hill residents. If you have questions and/or want to volunteer, please call Jean at 410-370-2644 or e-mail atjppula@gmail.com

Community Notebook:
Free Summer Camps: A weeklong summer camp will be held at the Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Space is limited. 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.
St. Casimir School Openings: The school, at 1035 S. Kenwood Ave. in Canton, has a limited number of openings for the upcoming school year. St. Casimir serves students of all faiths in grades Pre-K3 through grade 8. All new students must be registered by Friday, August 23. To arrange a school tour, call 410-342-2681, or visit  www.stcasimirschool.us.
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 2-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.

Send your events to Danielle Sweeney, dsweeney@baltimoreguide.com. Events are due at noon the Friday prior to publication.

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