Community Calendar: August 29-September 1, 2012

Wednesday, August 29
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: katie@pattersonpark.com or 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 p.m. BYO chair. Info: www.fellspointmainstreet.org.
Aug. 29 – “Moneyball”
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. through the end of August. Info: volunteer@pattersonpark.com.

A Public Hearing Regarding Incinerator in Curtis Bay, 46th Legislative District. The hearing’s purpose is to take public comment regarding the application for the construction a 120-megawatt generating facility in Baltimore. It is a trash incinerator. The hearing will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1620 Filbert St., Curtis Bay, at 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 30
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 www.cantonbaptist.net.
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 31
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. 31 – “Cinema Paradiso”

Saturday, September 1
Dog Park Clean up: The Canton Dog Park holds a regular clean-up on the first Saturday of every month starting 10 a.m. The next will be held on Sept. 1. Info: www.cantondogpark.org.

Sunday, September 2

Defenders Day at Fort Howard Park: The celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 shifts to the Battle of North Point on Sunday, Sept. 2. Two historically correct reenactments of the Battle of Northpoint will take place at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Ten museums will display artifacts that explain the War of 1812. The event, sponsored by the Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society, is free and open to the public with free parking. Info: 410-284-2331 or 410-592-8602

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: katie@pattersonpark.com.
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: katie@pattersonpark.com.
Register Early for Free Prostate Exams: During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Brady Urologic Institute at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. The screening consists of a free digital rectal exam and a PSA blood test for the disease. Every man over 50 should be screened annually for prostate cancer. Register early. Space is limited. Info: 410-550-9135 or 410-550-7739.
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 marketa.traband@gmail.com (for children’s classes), for adult classes call 410‑243‑1710 or e-mail LHybl@verizon.net or visit www.czslha.org.
The Maryland State Fair: The State Fair runs through Mon., Sept. 3,  at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County. Admission to the fair is  $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (ages 62 and older) and $3 for children (ages 6-11). Children five and under are admitted free. Rides are individually priced. Info: www.marylandstatefair.com.
Help For Homeless Pets: The Maryland SPCA and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter collect supplies and toys for homeless cats and dogs, as well as supplies for the shelters themselves. Full lists can be found on the groups’ web sites. The Maryland SPCA, located at 3300 Falls Rd. in Hampden: www.mdspca.org or 410-235-8826.
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.
Get Your Fleas Together: The Butchers Hill Flea Market and Craft Fair will be held in Patterson Park, Sat., Sept. 15, 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: bhfleamarket@yahoo.com or visit www.butchershill.org.
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.pe Farms Rd. Baltimore, MD, 21227-4551, www.mdfoodbank.org, 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.
Send your calendar items to dsweeney@baltimoreguide.com.

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