Community Calendar: April 25 – May 2, 2012

Wednesday, April 25
Downtown Cycling: On Wednesday, April 25, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., there’s “Cycle Plaza in Center Plaza” featuring bike tune-ups from Race Pace Bicycles, info from Bike Baltimore and Bikemore, commuter workshops with Bike Maryland, and short bike tours of Downtown bike lanes. It all takes place in in Center Plaza, located between Charles Street, Liberty Street, and Fayette Street. Info on all events: www.GoDowntownBaltimore.com.

Thursday, April 26
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.

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 26. Info: www.bsfs.org.

Friday, April 27
Bingo! St. Brigid Church, 900 S. East Avenue, has bingo on Friday, April 27, opening 6 p.m., games beginning 7:30 p.m. $18 advance, $20 door.
The church also offers bingo on Thursday, May 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $10/person. Info: 410-563-1717.
Sacred Heart of Jesus will host bingo Sunday, April 29, in the new church hall, Conkling St. and Foster Ave. Bingo begins at noon; dinner included in the ticket price. Tickets are $20, advance only. For tickets and info call 410-342-4336.
The Dundalk Sweet Adelines along with the Barbershop Boosters are sponsoring bingo on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Hall, 6401 Beckley St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Profits will benefit youth quartets in the Dundalk Chorus. Info: Bev 410-866-2288.

Saturday, April 28
Sci-Fi Reading: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society, 3310 E. Baltimore Street,  is pleased to announce its book discussion reading list. The book group meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m. All book lovers are welcome. On April 28, it’s George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones.” On June 23, there’s Paolo Bacigalupi’s “The Windup Girl.” On July 28, it’s Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings.” On Aug. 25, it’s “Parable of the Sower.” On Sept. 22, Nnedi Okorafor’s “Who Fears Death.” Info: /www.bsfs.org.

Sunday, April 29
Dinner Dance: Our Lady of Fatima Church will host a Hawaiian dinner dance Sunday, Apr. 29, 1-6 p.m. at the school hall, 6400 E. Pratt St. Music by the Tommy Thomas Trio. Tickets are $18. Call 443-969-4361 for tickets and info.
Jewish Culture: Discover Jewish connections at local cultural institutions, connect with clergy and more. Info: www.cjebaltimore.org/pjtown

Jewish Deli 101: On Sunday, April 29, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, has a discussion, “Ted Merwin: The Jewish Deli,” at 2 p.m. Lecutre is free with museum admission. Info: 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.

Go for a Walk! The Maryland SPCA offers its March for the Animals on Sunday, April 29 in Druid Hill Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds support homeless pets. Get sponsors and go for a 1-1/2 mile walk, see a demo of agility dogs, pet costume contest and more. Info:  Tami Gosheff 410-235-8826, ext. 138, www.mdspca.org.

Pancakes at the Church: United Evangeliecal Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has a pancake breakfast in the followship hall on Sunday, April 29, 9 a.m., $7/person as a fund raiser for the bull roast.

Wednesday, May 2
Happy Hour: Highlandtown’s artists and neighbors hold a happy hour on the first Wednesday of each month, 4 p.m.-8 p.m at the Laughing Pint. The next is Wednesday, May 2.

Community Notebook
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 jackbaker@sdpcrc.org, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
Wednesday, April 25, Pigtown, meet at the Bath House, 904 Washington Blvd
Thursday, April 26, Federal Hill/Federal Hill South, meet at Porter’s Pub, Riverside Ave and E Cross St
Tuesday, May 1, New Southwest Mt. Clare, meet at the Wilkens Avenue Mennonite Church, 1616 Wilkens Ave
Wednesday, May 2, Camden Crossing, meet at Washington Blvd and Scott St
Thursday, May 3, West Federal Hill, meet at the post Office on Ostend St

Run! Run! The following races will be held in the area. Info on all races, including rates, registraition and more, is available at www.charmcityrun.com.
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.
MCVET 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run: Sunday, May 27, 7:30 a.m. (5K), 8:30 a.m. (10K), starting from War Memorial Plaza.

Mark the Calendar for…
Bull Roast: The Baltimore Museum of Industry will host a bull roast Friday, May 4, 5-11 p.m. to benefit South Baltimore’s Police Explorer Post 9449 and Venture Crew 15. Tickets are $45; tables of 10 are $400. Purchase tickets online at 111.bcsexplorers.webs.com or call Ofc. Butterbean Vaught, 443-681-0920.

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