Community Calendar

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Wednesday, September 18
Graceland Park Meeting: The Graceland Park Improvement Association meets on Wed., Sept. 18, 7 p.m., at the Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave. Guest speakers include Mr. E. Brooks, deputy for Baltimore City Code Enforcement,  Mr. L. Dommelen, chief of Baltimore County Code Enforcement, and Mr. Frank Culotta with DPW, who will give an update on the Dundalk Ave. streetscape. Info: Celestine “Babe” Grabowski, 410-288-4046 or
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, September 19
Highlandtown Farmers Market: The market is held inside the grass lot of the Abbott Memorial Church at Bank St. and Highland Ave. from 4-8 p.m., every Thursday through Oct. 31.
Thursday Night Knit and Stitch: For needlecrafters ages 13 years old and older. Bring your latest knitting, crocheting, or needlecraft project and learn from each other. All levels of experience are welcome. 6:30 p.m., Sept. 19, North Point Branch, Baltimore County Library,1716 Merritt Blvd. Info: 410-887-7255.

Friday, September 20
Durang, Durang: Performances of “Durang, Durang,” an evening of live music, mixed media, and laugh-out-loud lampoonery at Fell’s Point Corner Theater, are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be two Thursday performances on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. Info and tickets:


EVENT OF THE WEEK: Saturday, September 21 - TBI Awareness and Prevention Picnic. Dundalk resident Scott Collier has organized a picnic for Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk campus. The event will take place on the athletic on Merritt Blvd., between Searles Rd. and Moorgate Rd. Collier and others will discuss the importance of knowledge when it comes to traumatic brain injuries, which Collier himself suffered in 2007. He is still fighting to get his life back. Attendees should bring their own picnic lunches. No grills, alcohol, or smoking. For more information, contact Scott at 410-818-9733.

Saturday, September 21
Art Cart Derby: The Art Cart Derby and Art by the Pint show will be held from
2-6 p.m. at Conkling and Gough streets, on the corner near The Laughing Pint at 3531 Gough St. This annual event will be a blast for the whole family.
Butchers Hill Flea Market and Craft Fair: The event, which benefits the Butchers Hill Association, is located in the northwest corner of Baltimore’s Patterson Park near the Pagoda. Vendors and artisans will be selling their wares on Saturday, Sept. 21,  9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Paddy Wagon Party: The Police Emerald Society hosts its annual “Paddy Wagon Party” at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 730 Wampler Rd., Middle River. The date is Sept. 21, from 6-10 p.m.  For tickets, call 410-929-0801.
Free Sports Clubs: Free sports clubs for boys and girls ages 6-14 will be offered at the Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center. Clubs run from 9-10:30 a.m. and continue  every Saturday through Sept. 28. Choose from soccer, lacrosse, or flag football. The center is located at 200 South Linwood Ave. (next to the ice rink and pool). Info: 410-878-0563 or email to register.
Flea Mart: Emmanuel Lutheran Church will hold a flea mart on Sept.21, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 3131 E. Baltimore St.
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.
Bingo in Fell’s Point: The Polish Home Club is holding a bingo event on Sept. 21 at the club, 512 S. Broadway. Lunch begins at 2 p.m.; Bingo begins at 3 p.m. Cost is $10. Info: Theresa, 410-276-0527.
Dundalk Village Farmers Market: Saturdays, June 8-Nov.16, 6 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Shipping Place at Dunmanway (park behind Dundalk Post Office), 45 Shipping Pl. Info: 410-282-2540.
Cantastic Fest: Celebrate the last day of summer and get the first taste of the new season at the Can Company’s Cantasatic Fest, Sat., Sept. 21, 2-5 p.m., 2400 Boston St. Live music by Outbreak, a cider sampling, beer, pumpkin painting, smoked and grilled food and much more. Sponsored by F.P. Winner, this event is free and open to the public.
Farmstand at FutureCare: Farmstand Saturdays are held at FutureCare, 1300 S. Ellwood Ave,. from 9 a.m.–noon.

Sunday, September 22
Dinner Bingo: St. Casimir Church, at 2736 O’Donnell St., will have a non-smoking, handicap-accessible dinner bingo on Sept. 22. Doors open at 10 a.m.; dinner is at noon; bingo begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $20. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Call Marlene for reservations: 443-242-7074.
Essex Moose Market: The Essex Moose Lodge, 7418 A Eastern Ave., across from the cemetery, is holding a flea market on Sun., Sept. 22, 8 a.m.-noon. $10 per space. Call Veronica at 443-500-5023 to reserve.
Kidz Korner: The Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Rd., offers dinner and activities for children every Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m. After dinner is a Bible lesson, followed by crafts and games. Info: 410-288-3686.

Monday, September 23
Zumba: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Cost is $7 per class; all levels and drop-ins welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Info:410-276-3676.

Tuesday, September 24
CCA Public Meeting: The Canton Community Association will host a public meeting on Sept. 24  at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments in the lower hall of United Evangelical Church, on the corner of South East Ave. and Dillon St.  Guest speakers include Dawn Burks from Hampstead Hill Academy; Rabiah Bowman from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; and Michael Snidal from the CPHA.
Atlantic City Bus Trip: The Senior Steelworkers of Local 9477 are planning the trip for Sept. 24. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m. Tickets are $23; rebate $25. Info: Sharon, 410-383-1109.
Farmstand at FutureCare: Farmstand Tuesdays are held at FutureCare at 1300 S. Ellwood Ave. on Tuesdays from 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25
Community Clean-up: Beans and Bread hosts a community clean-up in Fell’s Point on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8-11 a.m. at Beans and Bread, 402 S. Bond St. IN partnership with Perkins homes, the homeless day resource program encourages residents, businesses and partners to help clean up the streets from S. Eden to S. Ann and Lombard to Fleet St. Sign up at

Save the Date:
Sept. 26, O’Donnell Square Park: A fundraiser to support the park will be held at the Grunwald Club, 2825 O’Donnell St., from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. Thirty-five dollars per person for food, music, and a cash bar. Proceeds will support flower planting, mulching, tree and grass planting, and enhanced beautification of O’Donnell Square Park. Info and tickets: Carol Nickerson, 443-924-8869 or; Tricia Sutherland, 443-517-7495 or
Sept. 27,  Grand Opening: The Highlandtown Gallery will hold its grand opening on Sept. 27  from 6-9 p.m. at 248 S. Conkling St. The opening will showcase local artists and present its first exhibit: “History of Highlandtown.” Info:
Sept. 28, Turner Station Community Tree Planting Day: From 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Fleming Park, 698 Main St., join the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation to plant native trees along the shoreline of the Bear Creek. After planting, volunteers will celebrate with free food and drink. RSVP to Phillip at 410-282-0261 or

Community Notebook:
After-school Programming: Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center is now enrolling students in grades 6,7, and 8  for after-school programming, Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. Homework assistance provided daily. Info: 410-878-0563 or email to sign up today.
Patterson Park Public Charter Fundraiser: In partnership with Nightmare Graphics and Holabird Academy, the school will be selling raffle tickets for a photo-to-canvas print of Joe Flacco and Ray Lewis, signed by both athletes and certified by the NFL. Tickets are $10 each, or three for $20. Nightmare Graphics is donating all profits to Holabird Academy and PPPCS. Proceeds will benefit the biennial field trip to Spain. If you are interested in either purchasing raffle tickets or selling tickets at your place of work, contact Kim Coleman at
Free Adult Education Classes at Patterson Park Public Charter School: Beginner Spanish Mon/Wed; Intermediate Spanish Tues/Thurs; Computer Literacy Mon/Wed; Pre-GED Tues/Thurs. All classes are free and open to the community and are held at PPPCS at 27 N. Lakewood Ave. Classes start the week of Sept. 23 and run from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Classes will run until the end of the year, and a new semester will start in January. Please pre-register at ( or by phone. Info: Melissa Logan, 410-558-1230 ext 327, or
Patterson High School Classes 1972-1973 40th Reunion: The reunion will be held November 16, from 7-11 p.m. at 1010 Oldham St. (the old UAW Hall). Tickets are $45. Please contact Charmaine at 410-967-3873 or char.gdza@gmail, or Debbie Bading Keiter at 410-282-7490 or
Steven Scott Gallery: Through Sept. 28, “Regarding Nature,”: 25th Anniversary Summer Group Exhibition featuring Robert Andriulli, Gary Bukovnik, Kristin Helberg, Sheep Jones, Amy Lamb, Kathryn O’Grady, Katja Oxman, and Tracie Taylor. 808 South Ann St. Info: 410-902-9300 or
Free Program for 2-year-olds: United Evangelical Church, at 3200 Dillon St., is offering a program for 2-year-olds and parents. Info: Concetta Clark at 410-995-0118.
Volunteer With Audubon: Time to spare? Audubon would love your help making environmental education programs in Patterson Park successful. Please contact Kate Creamer, volunteer coordinator, at 443-623-0717.

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