Community Calendar: January 9 – January 15, 2013

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Wednesday, January 9
Lunch Hour Runs: Every Wednesday, 12:15 p.m., World Trade Center Baltimore. Nine-minute/mile pace. Sponsored by Charm City Run. Info: Deirdre Weadock, deirdre@charmcityrun.com. Free.
Fell’s Prospect Community Association Meeting: The association meets on Wednesday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Cristo Rey High School, 420 S. Chester St.
Bilingual Community Yoga: Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. at the VIrginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.
Preschool Leaps: Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580. Also on Wednesday, January 16, same time.
Mother Goose Baby Steps: Interactive nursery rhyming with music and movement, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 11:30 a.m., Patterson Park Branch, Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983. Also on Wednesday, January 16, same time.
Craft of the Week: Library provides supplies; you provide creativity. Wednesday, January 9, 3 p.m., Teen Room, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Adventures in Engineering: If you build it, fun will come. Wednesday, January 9, 4 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Thursday, January 10
Hampstead Hill Association Meeting: The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, in the library (now located on the first floor) of the Hampstead Hill Academy, located at Linwood and Eastern avenues. A representative from the City’s Office of Recycling will speak.
Muralists Wanted—Deadline: The S. Durham St. Billie Holliday Project is seeking muralists to design and paint on one of the five walls of buildings on the 200 block of S. Durham St. Billie Holliday grew up here; murals should tie into her life, music, and lyrics. The Billie Holliday Project is a community arts project dedicated to building connections on the street and improving the appearance of the block. “We are really hoping to transform this block and highlight the historical connection with Billie Holliday,” says project leader Steve Schwei. Proposals are due Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. Complete requirements can be obtained through Schwei at 262-784-4022, or steveschwei@yahoo.com.
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa: Canciones, rimas, cuentos y juegos para los niños (0-3 años). Thursday, Jan. 10, 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.
Craft of the Week: Library provides supplies; you provide creativity. Thursday, January 10, 3 p.m., Teen Room, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Girls Basketball: Lady Knights Basketball A new art center opens, Friday, January 11, 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public; refreshments provided. Info: pineboxartcenter@gmail.com.es 13-16. Info: 410-396-9156.

Friday, January 11
Urban Birdwatching Walk: Sponsored by the Audubon Society. Meet at the fountain at the northwest corner of Patterson Park on Friday, January 11, 8 a.m. Walk runs until 9:30 a.m. Info: 410-558-2473 or ppaudubon@gmail.com.
Senior Tec: Seniors communicate using a computer. Friday, January 11, 10 a.m., Pratt Center for Technology Training, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
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.
Live Music at the Market: Every Friday and Saturday, noon, at Lexington Market. Info: 410-685-6169.

Saturday, January 12
If You Give a Moose a Muffin: Special morning storytime on Saturday, January 12, 10:15 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Dracula: The classic vampire story with Frank Langella and Sir Laurence Olivier, Saturday, January 12, 1 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., 410-396-1580.
PAWS to Read: Read with dog friends from Pets on Wheels. Saturday, January 12, 2 p.m., Pratt Library, Patterson Park Branch, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983.
Saturday Storytime: Family stories involving movement, Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Family Skating: Saturdays 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Family Skating Center, Patterson Park. Also Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-396-9392.

Sunday, January 13
Dinner and Dance: St. Casimir’s Church in Canton is holding a dinner and dance on  Sunday, January 13, from 1-6 p.m. at the Kolbe Center, 2736 O’Donnell St. Hot meal, music by Joy, and “all the trimmings.” $25. Info and tickets: Bernadine Kordaz 410-675-0415.

Monday, January 14
Patterson Park Neighborhood Association: The association meets on Monday, January 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church Hall, 27 N. Lakewood Ave.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel: Use spreadsheets to do basic formulas, sorting, and professional charts. Monday, January 14, 1 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Mother Goose Baby Steps: An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. Monday, January 14, 11 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Preschool Leaps: Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Monday, January 14, 10:30 a.m., Patterson Park Branch, Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983.
Youth Karate: Kids 6 and up can learn karate at the Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Kids 9 and up Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Info: 410-396-9156.

Tuesday, January 15
Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association: Join us on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Wolfe Street Academy at 245 S Wolfe Street. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month (except none in December). More info at www.upperfellspoint.org.
Baltimore Playwrights Festival: A board meeting, open to the public, is followed by a reading of “The Senior and the Computer” by Nancy Henley. Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15; reading is at 8:30 p.m. followed by discussion with audience members. Fell’s Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., 410-276-7837.
Introduction to Microsoft Word: Learn how to open, edit, and save in Microsoft Word. Tuesday, January 15, 10 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Hats Off Trivia: It’s National Hat Day, so test your knowledge of famous literary hat wearers. Tuesday, January 15, 3 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library. Info: 410-396-1580.

Wednesday, January 16
Parking Hearing: The RPP and Area 43 Work Group and possible vote has been rescheduled for Jan. 16 at 1:15 p.m. at City Hall.  This is the Work Session for: Bill 12-0125 (which addresses RPP Area 43, including whether it should be approved, discontinued, and/or extended) and Bill 12-0102 (which rewrites the Residential Permit Parking Area statute).

Save the Date
Feb. 2 Shrimp Feast: The St. Casimir Home & School Association will host its annual Shrimp Feast on Saturday, February 2, from 7-11 p.m. at the UAW Hall on Oldham Street. In addition to steamed shrimp, the menu will include Homemade Crab and Shrimp Soup, pit beef, pit turkey, sweet Italian sausage on the pit, shrimp Creole, pulled pork barbecue, loaded potato casserole, sauerkraut and kielbasa, seasoned green beans, Greek salad with feta, creamy cole slaw, dessert, draft beer, soda, and coffee and tea. Tickets are $35 per person and tables of ten may be reserved.
There will be music, wheels, raffles, door prizes, and games for your enjoyment.
For tickets or information, please call Denise, 443-799-1578, email denisebates04@yahoo.com, or contact the school office, 410-342-2681.  Ticket deadline is January 25.  All guests must be 21 years of age and NO tickets are sold at the door.

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

A NATURALIST IN EVERY CITY NEIGHBORHOOD-BCRP & The Natural History Society of Maryland are looking for people interested in discovering more about nature in their neighborhoods and parks. Contact us 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 meet with other members of the network to learn animal and plant identification skills and compare nature observations among neighborhoods and 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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