Community Calendar: August 1 – August 7, 2012

General
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. Info: Jack Baker jackbaker@sdpcrc.org, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
August 2 – West Federal Hill. Meet at the post office on Ostend St.
August 6 – Riverside. Meet at the Riverside Park gazebo, Riverside Ave & E Randall St.
Food Drives: The Maryland Food Bank is trying to fill its empty shelves. Help by donating items or by going online and making a donation. $10.50 feeds a hungry person for a week. Info: Maryland Food Bank, 2200 Halethorpe Farms Rd. Baltimore, MD, 21227-4551, www.mdfoodbank.org, 410-737-8282. South Baltimore Emergency Relief, 110 E. West St., is open to receive donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries (travel size or full size, new blankets (any size) and monetary donations, Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., or by appointment. Info: 410-752-1336.
Adult Learning: Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT), 900 S. East Ave., has small-group classes in reading, writing, math, and life skills for adults (ages 16 and over). Morning, evening and afternoon classes are held in the lower level of the former St. Brigid’s School. Classes for adults with learning difficulties, learning disabilities and learning challenges. Additionally, LIFT provides English writing and grammar instruction to the deaf/hard of hearing community and literacy instruction for adults who are blind or have low vision. Info: 410-522-1705 or email joanne@liftbaltimore.org.
Local Preschool Openings: United Evangelical’s PACT program (Parents and Children Together) has openings for preschoolers to learn through art, projects, and play. Info/classroom visits: Concetta Clark, 410-995-0118.

Wednesday, August 1
Weekly Walking Group: The Patterson Park area’s walking group meets at the pagoda on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., for a walk around the park. All are welcome (adults, kids, babies in strollers, etc.). Info: katie@pattersonpark.com, 410-276-3676.
Films on the Pier: Broadway and Thames St. Screening new releases at dusk at the end of Broadway on Wednesdays in August, beginning at 8:45 pm. BYO chair. Info: www.fellspointmainstreet.org.
August 1 –  “Crazy, Stupid Love”
Weedin’ Wednesdays: Help the Friends of Patterson Park care for the gardens near the pagoda, fountain and white house. Meet at the fountain at 8 a.m. Info: volunteer@pattersonpark.com.

Thursday, August 2
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: 4-8 p.m., Eastern Ave. and Conkling St. every Thursday through October, with local produce, foods, goods, and other items.
Family Fishing Nights: Free catch-and-release family fishing nights at the boat lake in Patterson Park, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  BYO fishing tackle or borrow a loaner. Bait is provided. Info: Mark Burke, 410-396-9392; weather cancellation  410-396-7078.
Flicks from the Hill: Free films screened on a 30-foot-wide screen on Federal Hill at The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater at 9 p.m. American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), 800 Key Highway. AVAM is open and free between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on flick nights. Movie rain location: inside AVAM.
August 2 – “High Anxiety”
Lunch for Seniors: Canton Baptist Church, 3302 Toone St., hosts a free lunch for seniors age 60 and older on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. All seniors are welcome. Info: 410-563-1177, or www.cantonbaptist.net.
Recovery Ministry: Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Rd., has a recovery ministry every Thursday at 7 p.m. for those with hurts, habits or hang-ups. Info: 410-288-5136.

Friday, August 3
Free Music at Harborplace: Free outdoor music every Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., during the summer. Info/inclement weather notes: www.harborplace.com.
August 3 – Victoria Vox (ukulele/contemporary, folk)
August 4 – Old Man Brown (Southern soul)
Cinema Al Fresco: Little Italy’s Open Air Film Fest is held each Friday in August at the corner of High and Stiles streets. Live music and dancing begin at 7 p.m.; movies begin at 9 p.m. BYO lawn chair.
August 3 –  “Letters To Juliet”
Following Sarah: Fells Point Corner Theatre and the XXXI Baltimore Playwrights Festival present “Following Sarah,” written by Rich Espey and directed by Anne Shoemaker. The play opens August 3 and runs through August 26. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Info: www.fpct.org.

Saturday, August 4
Dog Park Clean Up: The Canton Dog Park holds a regular clean-up on the first Saturday of every month starting  at 10 a.m.  Info: www.cantondogpark.org.
Fells Point Farmers’ Market: Farm, food, and craft vendors on Broadway Square, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., every Saturday through November 17.

Monday, August 6
Congressional Consultation: A staff representative from Congressman John Sarbanes’ office visits the Southeast Anchor Library on the first Monday of the month from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. to assist constituents with issues they are having with federal agencies, such as the IRS and Social Security.  Info: 410-832-8890.
Police and Community: The Southeast Police Community Relations Council meets at 7 p.m at the Southeastern District of the Baltimore Police Department, 5710 Eastern Ave. This meeting repeats the first Monday of each month.

Tuesday, August 7
Mosaic Construction: Everything Nancy Studios and Mosaic Makers, Inc., have partnered with the John Booth Senior Center to construct a mosaic at 401 S. Conkling St. in Highlandtown during the week of August 6-10. The project is funded through a grant from the Baltimore Community Foundation and will connect seniors and youth from the Highlandtown area to create an 8 x 10ft mosaic with a community inspired theme. Local seniors and youth are encouraged to participate on the building days, August 7-9 between 10 a.m. and noon. Info: njagelka@gmail.com or 202-557-1623.
Happy Hour: Highlandtown’s artists and neighbors hold a happy hour on the first Wednesday of each month, 4-8 p.m, at the Laughing Pint, 3531 Gough St.

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