Community Calendar: August 22 – August 26, 2012

Patterson Park
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:

Butchers Hill
Get Your Fleas Together: The Butchers Hill Flea Market and Craft Fair will be held in Patterson Park, Sat., Sept. 15th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. by the Pagoda. Bargains, food and live music. The Pagoda will be open. Vendor spaces (15 x 15) are available. Info: or visit

Fell’s Point
Remembrance Ceremony:  Aug. 23. Two events are planned at Fell’s Point’s Broadway Pier, one at dawn (6 a.m.) and one at dusk (7:15 p.m.) to commemorate the deaths of those who crossed the Middle Passage. 

Wednesday, August 22

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.
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. 22 – “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 23
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: Eastern Ave. and Conkling St., 4-8 p.m., every Thursday, with local produce, foods, goods, and other items.
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
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 24
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. 24 – “When In Rome”


The Highlandtown Art Cart Derby is coming up, and seeking entrants. The Loading Dock, 2 N. Kresson St., is holding a special building day for entrants on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To reserve a spot in the workshop, which is free, contact Leanna Wetmore of Banner Neighborhoods at 410-585-8810, or

Saturday, August 25
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.
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 runs through Aug. 26. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Info:

Sunday, August 26
Sci-Fi Book Discussion: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society, 3310 E. Baltimore St., 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 Aug. 25 members will discuss “Parable of the Sower.”  Info: /

Community Notebook
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:
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.
Czech and Slovak Language and Culture Classes: The Czech and Slovak Heritage Association is now accepting registrations for language and culture classes. Children’s classes begin Friday, Sept.7 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. Adult classes begin Saturday, Sept. 8, at the R.W. Gribbin Center, 9317 Belair Rd. Info: 443-791-8427 or email (for children’s classes), for adult classes call 410‑243‑1710 or e-mail or visit
Free Back to School Party at the Creative Alliance: School is back in and it’s time for every student to celebrate. ‘DJ 5 Starr the General’ spins crazy fun dance hits. Glow sticks, hula hoops, and bubbles to ring in the new school year! A limbo contest, spelling bee and some math trivia w/ prizes to warm up the brain! Free popcorn and soda, 2-4 p.m. Suggested for ages 3-12 years old. Parents and teachers are encouraged to outdance their kids.
The Maryland State Fair: The State Fair opens Fri., Aug. 24 and runs through Mon., Sept. 3.  at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County. Admission to the fair is  $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors (ages 62 and older) and $3.00 for children (ages 6-11). Children five and under are admitted free. Rides are individually priced. Info:
Race to Little Italy: Several Little Italy restaurants are participating in the second annual Race to Little Italy during Grand Prix weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Little Italy will be transformed into a piazza with a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and outdoor dining. Festivities along the sidewalks of the neighborhood will include race cars, strolling musicians, background music and movies (as a backdrop) projected on the parking lot wall on Saturday night.
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. Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Rd., has a food pantry to help families in the community. Those in need or those wishing to donate food can call 410-288-5136, or Michael Fiorenza 410-633-3696.
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.

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