Community Calendar: April 11 – April 17

Wednesday, April 11
Bocce Gets Rolling: Action starts on April 11 at the Stiles Street bocce courts in Little Italy with the Little Italy Bocce League on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Spectators are welcome. The Thursday 7 p.m. doubleheader league begins in May and ends in September. 3 teams open now. Info/registration: Dino Basso 410-536-0886 to register a team.

Thursday, April 12
Family-Friendly Fun: The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, has Family Friendly 2nd Thursdays of each month from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for tours, crafts, movies and more for ages 2 and up. Kids are $5, accompanying parents are free, general public is $10. The next one is Thursday, April 12. Info: Gena Morris 410-727-4808 ext. 132,

Hampstead Hill: Hampstead Hill Association meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, in the library. Info: Jean Pula 410-370-2644,

Bingo! St Brigid’s Sodality, 900 S. East Avenue, has lunch and bingo on Thursday, April 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $10/person. Info: 410-563-1717.

Calling All Writers: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society holds its Writers Circle, in which writers can receive constructive criticism of their sci-fi or fantasy work. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at BSFS, 3310 E. Baltimore Street. The next will be April 12 and April 26. Info:


GOOD AND GOOD FOR YOU—The Baltimore Farmers Market is open again, from 7 a.m. till sellout (usually noon) on Sundays under the Fallsway. Photo by Bill Lear

Friday, April 13
For Art’s Sake: The Art Gallery of Fells Point, 1716 Thames Street, has a new show with W. Jaegar’s “Fells Point: Harbor Views” now through Sunday, April 29. Opening reception on Friday, April 13, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Info: 410-327-1272,

Tiny Tots: Audubon’s Tiny Tots program presents “Fabulous Frogs” on Friday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 can learn about amphibians and more. $5/child. Register in advance: 410-558-2473,
Audubon needs volunteers. Info:, 443-623-0717.

Calling Performers: Those who want to be family-friendly street performers at Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor can audition to do it. Application deadline is Friday, April 13. Info:

Saturday, April 14
Scouting for Food; The Boy Scouts of America, Baltimore Area Council (BAC, BSA) will collect food for the hungry and homeless in Central Maryland. Scouts will distribute food collection bags to homes in area neighborhoods on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. Residents are asked to fill the collection bags with non-perishable food items and to leave the filled bags outside their doors for the Scouts to collect on Saturday, April 21. Info:

Pinball Wizards: The new National Pinball Museum, 608 Water Street, has two courses to teach pinball lovers how to service machines, $25/person for each course. “Into to Electro-Mechanical” is offered Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-noon. “Pinball Maintenance 101” is offered Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Info/registration:, 443-438-1241.

Concert: The Dundalk Sweet Adelines will present a performance of barbershop harmony Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Point Government Center, Wise Ave. and Merritt Blvd. Tickets are $10. For tickets and info call 410-866-2288.

Sunday, April 15
Doughnut Dance: St. Casimir’s Holy name Society and the Polish American Heritage Committee host their Paczki (Doughnut) Dinner and Dance on Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Kolbe Upper Hall with live music, hot platter, buffet, soda, beer and more, $25/person, to benefit the school’s tuition assistance fund. Info: Bernardine Kordaz 410-675-0415.

Indoor Soccer! South Baltimore Youth Soccer league is forming a spring indoor co-ed league for ages 14-18. 40 players needed to start. All games start April 15 and will be played on Sundays, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at Myers Soccer Pavilion in Curtis Bay. Info: Cindy Curley, 410-332-0085; Darlene Padgett, 410-332-0130.

Farm-Fresh: The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar takes place on Sunday, April 15 and continues on Sundays starting 7 a.m. Located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets under the Jones Falls Expressway, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is open Sundays through December 23, 7 a.m. until sell-out, usually noon. Info:, 1-877-BALTIMORE.

Monday, April 16
Auditions! The Baltimore Playwrights Festival ( announces general guditions for its upcoming season to be held at The Vagabond Players (, 806 South Broadway, on Monday, April 16, 7 p.m. Come prepared with a memorized two-minute monologue, and should bring six copies of their headshot

Community Notebook
Sign-Up for Clean-Up: The city’s spring cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Neighbors are being asked to choose a location that needs a special cleaning and call 311 to register. Containers for debris collection will be available on a first call basis. Bags and brooms will be limited and must be signed for by the community leader.  All supplies must be returned to the Bureau of Solid Waste after the cleanup. Info: 311.

Sound of Music: “The Sky is the Limit” performing arts for disabled and non-disabled people alike holds performances of “The Sound of Music” on Thursday, April 26, 10 a.m. for groups, ticket price $5/person. Shows for the rest of the public will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $8 adults, $6 seniors and children (ages 12 and under). The theater is located at the North Point Government Center, 7701 Wise Avenue in Dundalk. Info: 410-887-5370.

FHMS Needs Volunteers: Federal Hill Main Street’s (FHMS) Spring Block Party, to be held on Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The festival will need volunteers to help take admission and sell beer. Info:

Roasts and Feasts: The Knights of Fatima Council is hosting a bull and shrimp roast on Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, 6400 E. Pratt Street. Games, full menu and more, including wine, beer and sodas. Advance tickets $35. Info: or 443-559-1538. Follow us at

United Evangelical Church has a bull and shrimp roast on Saturday, May 12, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at the UAW Hall, 1010 S. Oldham Street, $38/person. Tickets/Info: 410-276-0393,,
Run! Run! The following races will be held in the area. Info on all races, including rates, registraition and more, is available at

Sunday, April 15: Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, 9 a.m. from 635 W. Lexington Street.
Saturday, April 21: Sole of the City 10K, starts and ends from 1713 McHenry Row in Locust Point.
Saturday, April 21: Victim’s Fund Run in Patterson Park, 9 a.m. to raise money to support victims of crime in the city.
Saturday, April 29: Port to Fort 6K Family Run/Walk to and from the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 9 a.m., to support Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation.
Crime Prevention: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council holds COP walks as follows. Note: Unless otherwise specified, all walks are 7 p.m. Check the website for rules and policies, and for weather-related cancellations of walks. Info: Jack Baker, 443-831-0538,
Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Carrollton Ridge, meet at the Samuel F. B. Morse Recreation Center, Pulaski and Ashton Sts
Thursday, April 12, Sharp Leadenhall, meet at Sts Stephan and James, W Hamburg and S Hanover Sts
Monday, April 16, Hollins Roundhouse, meet at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St
Tuesday, April 17, Curtis Bay, meet at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, Curtis Ave and Filbert St
Wednesday, April 18, Locust Point, meet at the Himalayan House Restaurant, E Fort Ave. and Cooksie St.


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