Community Calendar

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Wednesday, September 25
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.
First Meeting Greater Medford Family Coalition: The group will meet at 7 p.m. at Holabird Academy at 1500 Imla St. This group will be the new community association for the Medford neighborhood, which is located roughly within the boundaries of Hudson St., Anglesea St., Holabird Ave., Imla St., Boston St., and Dundalk Ave. The group will meet the last Wednesday of every month. Info: Mike Bradshaw:  410-215-5627
Bilingual Community Yoga: Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.
Community Clean-up: Beans and Bread hosts a community clean-up in Fell’s Point on Sept. 25, from 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 beansandbreadcommunitycleanup.eventbrite.com.
Preschool Leaps: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Thursday, September 26
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.
Cancer Fair: The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus is hosting a cancer fair for the community on Thursday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. outside the entrance to the Francis Scott Key Pavilion at Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. It is free and open to the public. Exhibitors include American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Wellnet, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, All Shades of Pink, Inc., Johns Hopkins Bayview respiratory therapy and oncology departments and services. Some of the free services available at the Fair are a lung age calculator test, blood pressure screenings, body mass index calculation, glucose test and cholesterol test.
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. 26, North Point Branch, Baltimore County Library,1716 Merritt Blvd. Info: 410-887-7255.
O’Donnell Square Park Fundraiser: 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 carol-nickerson1@hotmail.com; Tricia Sutherland, 443-517-7495 or tsutherland@moii.com.

Friday, September 27
Grand Opening of Highlandtown Gallery: 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.”
“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. Info and tickets: www.fpct.org.
Youth Birding in Patterson Park: Sept. 27, 8-10 a.m. Grades 6-12. More than 180 bird species have been to Patterson Park, and fall migration is the time to find them. Collect data on urban bird species and share your findings with the greater scientific community. No experience necessary. Registration is required: ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410-558-2473.

Saturday, September 28
Zoning Rewrite: The City Council has begun hearings on proposed changes to the Baltimore City Zoning Code. This public hearing on Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., at Clarence J. Mitchell’s Engineering Building at Morgan State University will cover open space & environmental districts as well as detached and semi-detached residential districts.
Help First Responders: The Central Alarmers Rehab, who respond to emergency police and fire calls to help the first responders with support and refreshments, are holding a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Setup begins at 5 a.m.; take-down concludes at 4 p.m. The flea market is at the Dundalk Moose Lodge, 2800 Sollers Point Rd., Dundalk. In addition to vendors with various wares, the flea market includes a DJ, pit beef, turkey, hamburgers, beverages, raffles and crafts. Vendors and craft vendors are wanted; spaces cost $10 each or three for $25. For more information or to buy spaces, contact Dave: 410-635-3843 or mprt40@yahoo.com.
Free Sports Clubs: Free sports clubs for boys and girls ages 6-14 are 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 pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com to register.
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.
Fell’s Prospect Scavenger Hunt:  The event will start and finish at Ale Mary’s (1939 Fleet St.) on Sept. 28. Start time is 11 a.m.; finish time is 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams with the most correct answers. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $15 on the day of the event. Info or to purchase  tickets: www.fellsprospect.org/Scavenger_Hunt.html.
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.
Farmstand at FutureCare: Farmstand Saturdays are held at FutureCare, 1300 S. Ellwood Ave,. from 9 a.m.–noon.

Sunday, September 29
Painted Screens Centennial Event: Unveiling of a commemorative marker identifying the location of the first screens painted in Baltimore by William Oktavec for his grocery and the parlor window of his next door neighbor. The event will take place on the 800 block of N. Collington Ave. on Sept. 29 from 12-4 p.m. Info: Elaine Eff at the Painted Screen Society 410-935-3858 or paintedscreens@verizon.net.
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 30
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.

Save the Date:
Oct.4, Movies in the Park: Movies will be shown at the Patterson Park Extension (Bank St. and Ellwood Ave.). Presented by Verde pizza. Bring a blanket and enjoy Patterson Park’s screening of “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” Info: friends@pattersonpark.com.
Oct. 5, Police and Community Crab Feast: The Southeastern District Police Community Relations Council is holding its annual crab feast on Sat., Oct. 5, 4-8 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, 7401 Bayfront Rd., Edgemere. $35 gets you crabs, crab soup, chicken, pit beef, ham, hot dogs, salad, dessert, coffee, draft beer, soda and tea. Purchase tickets from Joyce Adamski, 443-416-8828 or snipperann1@hotmail.com; Angie Thomas, 410-675-6602 or athomas@chesapeakebank.com; or Lenny Adamski, 410-633-8624 or lennyadamsband@yahoo.com.

Community Notebook:
Pandola Classes: Fall classes at the Pandola Center will begin soon. The center, which offers classes in Italian cooking, language, and culture for children and adults, is located at 912 Stiles St. in Little Italy. Info: pandola.baltimore.md.us
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  pattersonparkinfo@gmail.com 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  kcoleman@pppcs.org.
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 www.pppcs.org or by phone. Info: Melissa Logan, 410-558-1230 ext 327, or MLogan@pppcs.org.
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  debphil311@aol.com.
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.
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 www.stevenscottgallery.com.

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