Community Calendar: January 30 – February 5, 2013

Email your events to dsweeney@baltimoreguide.com. Events are due at noon on the Friday before publication.

Wednesday, January 30
Bilingual Community Yoga: Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. at the VIrginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.
Intro to Facebook: Learn how to use Facebook, one of the most popular social networking websites today. Wednesday, January 30 and February 6, 1 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Preschool Leaps: Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Mother Goose Baby Steps: Interactive nursery rhyming with music and movement, Wednesday, Jan. 30 and February 5, 11:30 a.m., Patterson Park Branch, Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983.
Adventures in Engineering: If you build it, fun will come. Every Wednesday, 4 p.m. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Lunch Time Runs: Meet at 12:15 p.m., World Trade Center, Inner Harbor. Presented by Charm City Run, 410-65-8266.

 

EVENT OF THE WEEK: Crime Meeting, Part Deux: As a follow up to the Nov. crime meeting that was held in Fell’s Point at Max’s Tavern, State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein is meeting with residents to give an overview of his office’s activities and take questions. The meeting is Thursday, January 31, 7 p.m., at the Admiral Fell Inn, 888 S. Broadway, Admiral’s Room, fifth floor. Info: Call Councilman Kraft’s office: 410-396-4821.

Thursday, January 31
Play Wii Free: Open gaming session for kids 8 and up. Thursday, January 31, 3 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Art Day: Learn to appreciate art; make a masterpiece to take home. Thursday, January 31, 4 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Free Salsa: The dance, not the condiment. Free classes every Thursday through February 7 at the Virginia Baker Recreation Center, Patterson Park. Class from 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by open dance until 9 p.m. For adults and youth over 12. All levels welcome; to RSVP or for more information, please email katie@pattersonpark.com.
Girls Basketball: Lady Knights Basketball League, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. 13 and under. Cost is $10/month for travel and registration expenses. Info: 410-396-9156, or email dot.mann@baltimore.gov.
Boys Basketball 13-16: Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, ages 13-16. Info: 410-396-9156.
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa: Canciones, rimas, cuentos y juegos para los niños (0-3 años). Thursday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Science Thursdays: Explore science with a different project or experiment every Thursday, 4 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Friday, February 1
Ravens Rink Rally: Face-painting, refreshments, balloon artists, a candy guessing game, and more. Get psyched on ice for the big game! Friday, February 1, 7-9 p.m., Mimi DiPietro Ice Rink, 200 S. Linwood Ave., Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9392.
Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Ages 8-12. Info: 410-396-9156.
Blood Red Kisses: And White Hot Thrills. A night of torch singing by JenTydings of the Motorettes with pianist Erica Patoka, followed by mingling with actors in 40s period costume. It’s all a preview of the Creative Alliance’s Marquee Ball, Baltimore’s biggest costume party. Friday, February 1, 7 p.m. cocktail, 8 p.m. show. $15 non-members, the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651.
Live Music at the Market: Every Friday and Saturday, noon, at Lexington Market. Info: 410-685-6169.
Senior Tec: Communicate using the computer. For seniors. Friday, January 31, 10 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Saturday, February 2
Kerplunk! Family Art: A free drop in for families and kids of all ages. Visit the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art-making fun. Make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Stop for a quick visit or stay for the whole afternoon. Youth should be accompanied by an adult; no reservations required. Saturdays through March 23, noon-3 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: rachel@creativealliance.org, 410-276-1651.
Family Skating: Saturdays 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Mimi DiPietro Ice Rink, 200 S. Linwood Ave., Patterson Park. Also Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-396-9392.
Brave: See the film as part of Pratt’s Free Family Flicks. Saturday, February 1, 11 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Groundhog Day: A party for Punxsutawney Phil. Saturday, February 2, 3 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Both Sides of the Fence: Meet local author M.T. Pope as he talks about his Both Sides of the Fence novels. Saturday, February 2, 3-4:30 p.m., Pratt Library, 1531 W. North Ave. Info: 410-396-0399.
Saturday Storytime: Family stories involving movement, Saturday, February 2, 3 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Monday, February 4
Friendship Academy Reaches Out: Friendship Academy is holding a neighborhood happy hour on Monday, February 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Cardinal Tavern, 901 S. Clinton St. Neighbors and residents living near the school will have the opportunity to talk to teachers and staff. Info: Tim Shea, 203-710-4633.
Black History Month Scavenger Hunt: Test your knowledge of African American history as well as your sleuthing skills. Monday, February 4, 3 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Mother Goose Baby Steps: Interactive nursery rhyming with music and movement. Monday, February 4, 11 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 396-1580.
Preschool Leaps: Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Monday, February 4, 11 a.m., Patterson Park Branch, Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983.

Tuesday, February 5
Intro to MS Office: An introduction to Microsoft Office and computer basics. Tuesday, February 5, 10 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Wednesday, February 6
Chinese New Year: A special storytime for kids. Wednesday, February 6, 11 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Emily Raboteau: Her new book, Searching for Zion, takes readers around the world on an unexpected journey of faith. Wednesday, February 6, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Info: 410-396-5430.
New and Expecting Parents: The Downtown Family Alliance is holding its New and Expecting Parent Social on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6-7:30 p.m., at the alliance’s new parenting center at 1118 Light St., Suite D, in Federal Hill. Wine, appetizers, and more. Seasoned parents will be there to answer your questions about strollers, schools, sleep training, daycare, playgroups, and so forth. Parents, babies, and parents-to-be are all welcome. More info at dbfam.org.

Save the Date
Feb. 6—New and Expecting Parents: The Downtown Family Alliance is holding its New and Expecting Parent Social on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6-7:30 p.m., at the alliance’s new parenting center at 1118 Light St., Suite D, in Federal Hill. Wine, appetizers, and more. Seasoned parents will be there to answer your questions about strollers, schools, sleep training, daycare, playgroups, and so forth. Parents, babies, and parents-to-be are all welcome. More info at dbfam.org.
Feb. 10—All Things Italian: The Reverend Oreste Pandola Learning Center, housed in the former St. Leo School, is gearing up for the spring semester. Classes are available on everything from the Italian Language to making sausage. After Masses at St. Leo’s on Sunday, Feb. 10, staff and teachers from the school will be available at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to answer questions about the school and classes. Info: www.pandola.baltimore.md.us

Community Notebook

Greening University: Baltimore Green Space and the CPHA offer courses in best practices for gardening and managing open spaces. Courses include beekeeping and animal husbandry, fruit trees 101, and stormwater management for community green spaces. Info: www.cphabaltimore.org

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and the Natural History Society of Maryland are looking for people interested in discovering more about nature in their neighborhoods and parks to participate in their A Naturalist in Every Neighborhood program. Those interested should contact representatives of the program by January 15 if interested.
Contact Charlie Davis, (410-882-5376, nhsm@verizon.net), Fran Spero (fspero@baltimorecity.gov, 410-396-7012) or Molly Gallant (Molly.Gallant@baltimorecity.gov, 443-984-4058) for more info.
Participants in the network will learn about specific animals and plants in their neighborhood and nearby park, as well as meet with other members of the network to learn animal and plant identification skills and compare nature observations among neighborhoods. Participants will be encouraged to share their discoveries with children, young adults, and other neighbors.

Lights! Camera! Action!: The Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting entries for the eighth annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Winners receive cash prizes, all-access passes to the 2013 Maryland Film Festival, and passes to local movie theaters. Eligible screenplays are given valuable coverage and critique. The deadline for submission is January 30, 2013. An application form is online at www.baltimorefilm.com.

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