Crime Prevention: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council holds COP 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 of walks. Info: Jack Baker firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
Wednesday, July 25, Pigtown: meet at the Bath House, 904 Washington Blvd.
Thursday, July 26, Federal Hill/Federal Hill South: meet at Porter’s Pub, Riverside Ave. and E. Cross St.
Adopt-A-Lot: Those whose communities have adopted a vacant lot from the city can apply to get a $500 Home Depot gift card to help revitalize the vacant lot. Supplies are limited. Apply at www.parksandpeople.org. Want to adopt a vacant lot? Go to www.powerindirt.com.
Art Exhibit: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., has a new art exhibit, “Magically Suspicious,” through Saturday, Aug. 18. Info: www.school33.org or 443-263-4350.
Call for Artists: Harbor East is looking for artists to create window displays in the Harbor East shopping district. The theme is “Winter Wonderland: A Dickens Holiday.” Application deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 1. Info: www.promotionandarts.com, 410-752-8632.
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, July 25
Weekly Walking Group: The Patterson Park area’s walking group meets at the Pagoda on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., for a walk around the park. All are welcome (adults, kids, babies in strollers, etc.). Info: email@example.com, 410-276-3676.
Thursday, July 26
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: 4-8 p.m., Eastern Ave. and Conkling St. Every Thursday through October, with local produce, foods, goods, and other items.
Flicks from the Hill: The American Visionary Art Museum. 800 Key Highway. Free films screened on Federal Hill in The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater at 9 p.m. AVAM is open and free between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on flick nights. Movie rain location: inside AVAM.
July 26: “Vertigo”
Calling All Writers: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) holds its Writers Circle, where writers can receive constructive criticism of their sci-fi or fantasy work. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at BSFS, 3310 E. Baltimore St. Info: www.bsfs.org.
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. for those with hurts, habits or hang-ups. All are welcome. Info: 410-288-5136.
Friday, July 27
Cinema Al Fresco: Little Italy’s Open Air Film Fest is held each Friday in July and 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. July 27 “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell”
Live Music: West Shore Park continues its Summer Socials series with the Beach Bumz on Friday, July 27, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Beer and wine garden, food trucks and a family-friendly play area. BYO bathings suits and towels to play in the fountain. Info: www.waterfrontpartnership.org.
Free Music: Harborplace and the Gallery host free outdoor music every Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., during the summer. On Friday, July 27, hear Andy Poxon Blues, and on Saturday, July 28, hear Higher Hands Funk Fusion. Info/inclement weather notes: www.harborplace.com.
Lethal Injection: The Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, celebrates the Baltimore Playwrights Festival with the play “Lethal Injection.” The play will be shown on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and on Sundays at 2 p.m. through Aug. 5. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased at www.vagabondplayers.org. Info: 410-563-9135.
Saturday, July 28
Free Community BBQ: Dynamic Health Care (DHC) is sponsoring its 4th Annual DHC Community BBQ from noon to 7 p.m. at Patterson Park (Pavilion 2). Free food, fun, and games for the entire family. The event will be held rain or shine. Info: 410-864-8874.
Book Discussion: “Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E.L.James. Light Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1251 Light St., 3 p.m.
Stress Relief Techniques: Eiriu Eolas, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., 1 p.m.
Native Festival/Mini Powwow: The Baltimore American Indian Center (BAIC) at 113 S. Broadway holds a native festival/mini powwow and community health fair from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. Blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings, holistic health services, zumba, food, and more will be available. The health fair will have mobile units parked in front of the BAIC building, and the mini powwow will be held inside the community hall. The health fair is free, but the powwow costs $2 per person. Info: 410-675-3535.
Fells Point Farmers’ Market: Farm, food, and craft vendors on Broadway Square, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Every Saturday through November 17.
Tuesday, July 31
Greektown: The Greater Greektown Neighborhood Association meets at 7 p.m. at John Rurah Elementary, 701 S. Rappolla St., on the last Tuesday of each month. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music on the Hill: There’s “Music on Pagoda Hill” throughout the summer, with free concerts in Patterson Park, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BYO lawn chair or picnic blanket. Info: 410-276-3676.
July 31 (rain date Wednesday, Aug. 1): High Strung — eclectic bluegrass.
Send Us Your Events: The Baltimore Guide is looking for your lists of community events that will be held in 2012. These can include community association meetings, church dinners and more. Items can be mailed to The Baltimore Guide at 526 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, MD 21224, faxed to 410-732-6604, or e-mailed to email@example.com. The deadline for each week’s issue is Friday at noon of the week before. A contact name, phone number or e-mail must be included with all submissions. Note: The Community Calendar is for non-profit use; all activities must be open to the public and any admission fee must be less than $50.