Community Calendar: August 15 – August 19, 2012

Community Notebook
Friends of Patterson Park Youth Soccer: We are looking for volunteer soccer coaches to join our team. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., starting Sept. 6. Info:
Patterson Park Elementary Soccer League: The Patterson Park Elementary Soccer League is looking for volunteer coaches for the fall season: Sept. 25 – Nov. 15: Tuesdays and Thursdays. 3-5 p.m. Info:
Volunteers Needed for St. Gabriel Festival: Volunteers are needed for the St. Gabriel festival (Aug. 18 and 19), to help prepare food the Wednesday before the festival, to set up the Friday before the festival, to work the stands during the festival, and to help clean up after the festival. Info: Sue Corasaniti  410-321-7765 or
A Capella Open House: Aug. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Government Center on Wise Ave. and Merritt Blvd. Voice lessons are available in an ensemble setting. Info: Doris Passaro 410-747-8032.
Help the Homeless: The Church of St. Leo the Great in Little Italy is collecting toiletries for the homeless. Soap, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Drop off items at the parish office, 227 S. Exeter 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,, 410-737-8282. Canton Baptist Church, 3302 Toone St., is trying to keep the shelves of its food pantry full. To donate, call 410-563-1177 or stop by the church.
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
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 15
Weekly Walking Group: The Patterson Park area’s walking group meets at the pagoda on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.-7 p.m., for a walk around the park. All are welcome (adults, kids, babies in strollers, etc.). Info:, 410-276-3676.
COP Walk: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council holds
COP (Citizens on Patrol) 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 at or 443-831-0538,
Aug. 15 – Locust Point COP meets at the Himalayan House Restaurant, E. Fort Ave. and Cooksie St.
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:
Aug. 15 – “The Hunger Games”
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:

Thursday, August 16
Police and Community: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council meets on the third Thursday of each month, with buffet  at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern District Police Station, 10 Cherry Hill Rd. Info: Jack Baker, 443-831-0538,
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: Eastern Ave. and Conkling St., 4-8 p.m., every Thursday, with local produce, foods, goods, and other items.
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.
Aug. 16 –  “Blue Hawaii”
Recovery Ministry: Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Rd., has a recovery ministry every Thursday at 7 p.m.  Info: 410-288-5136.

Friday, August 17
Free Music at Harborplace: Free outdoor music every Friday and Saturday, 6 – 8 p.m., during the summer. Info/inclement weather notes:
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.
Aug. 17 –  “The Talented Mr. Ripley”
Following Sarah: Fells Point Corner Theatre and the XXXI Baltimore Playwrights Festival present “Following Sarah,” written by Rich Espey and directed by Anne Shoemaker. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Info:

Saturday, August 18
Fells Point Farmers’ Market: Farm, food, and craft vendors on Broadway Square, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., every Saturday through Nov. 17.
Summer Fun Fest: Greek food and live Greek music. Plateia of St. Nicholas, 701 S. Ponca St. Noon-11 p.m. $10 entry, children under 5 free.

Sunday, August 19
Polish Festival: Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Ave. 12- 5 p.m.
Polish foods, drinks, desserts. Info: 410-633-2828.
Music on the Hill: Free concerts on Pagoda Hill in Patterson Park, 6:30. – 8:30 p.m. BYO lawn chair or picnic blanket. Info: 410-276-3676.
Aug. 19 – Swingin’ Swamis
Pageant Baltimore: Christian pageant for women 50 and older. Three rounds—favorite scripture, talent, best gown. Dress code classy and upscale. Free admission for contestants, general admission $15. Aug. 19, 3 p.m., Eichenkranz, 611 S. Fagley St. Info: Ms. Tee at 443-642-1839.
Summer Fun Fest: Greek food and live Greek music. Plateia of St. Nicholas, 701 S. Ponca St. Noon-11 p.m. $10 entry, children under 5 free.

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