Adult Learning: Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT), 900 South East Avenue, has small-group classes in reading, writing, math, and life skills for adults (ages 16 and over). Morning, evening and afternoon classes are held in the lower level of the former St. Brigid’s School. Classes for adults with learning difficulties, learning disabilities and learning challenges. Additionally, LIFT provides English writing and grammar instruction to the deaf/hard of hearing community and literacy instruction for adults who are blind or have low vision. Info: 410-522-1705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Shoes? Want to donate old shoes to someone in need? Drop them off at the donation bin at Holabird Sports, 9220 Pulaski Hwy. (410-687-6400).
Recovery Ministry: Dundalk Church of the Nazarene has a Recovery Ministry every Thursday at 7 p.m. for those with hurts, habits or hang-ups. All welcome. Info: 410-288-5136.
School Supplies: Breath of God Lutheran Church, 141 S. Clinton St., hosts Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-8 p.m. In addition to getting school supplies, students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about various community services and enjoy some entertainment. The event is for students in grades K-8. Register by Friday, July 20. Info: 443-834-3144 or 410-675-5616 (English), or 443-683-2582 (Spanish).
HeadStart Openings: HeadStart, a free pre-school program with meals for ages 3, 4 and 5, has openings at the Our Lay of Fatima site, 6400 E. Pratt Street. Info: 410-558-0919.
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.
Thursday, July 5
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: The market is on Thursday, June 28, 4-8 p.m., Eastern Ave. and Conkling St. It runs every Thursday into October, with local food goods and other items.
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 email@example.com, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
Thursday, July 5: West Federal Hill: meet at the post Office on Ostend St
Monday, July 9: Lakeland: suspended until September
Tuesday, July 10: Union Square: meet at W Lombard & S Stricker Sts
Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m., Carrollton Ridge: meet at the Samuel F. B. Morse Recreation Center, Pulaski & Ashton Sts.
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 you revitalize your vacant lot. Supplies are limited. Apply at www.parksandpeople.org. Want to adopt a vacant lot? Go to www.powerindirt.com.
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.
Family Fishing: On the first Thursday of each month, there’s free catch-and-release Family Fun Fishing nights at the boat lake in Patterson Park, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The next is Thursday, July 5. BYO fishing tackle or borrow a loaner. Bait is provided. Info: Mark Burke 410-396-9392. (Weather cancellation info: 410-396-7078).
American History Trivia Challenge: Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6, 2 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., 410-396-1580.
Craft of the Week: Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6, 3 p.m., Teen Department, Southeast Anchor Library 3601 Eastern Ave., 410-396-1580.
Lunch for seniors: Canton Baptist Church hosts a free lunch for seniors age 60 and up Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. All seniors are welcome. For info call 410-563-1177 or check www.cantonbaptist.net.
Friday, July 6
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 6, hear Kenny Wright Experience Jazz, and on Saturday, July 7, hear Unity Reggae Band Reggae. Info/inclement weather notes: www.harborplace.com.
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 begins at 7 p.m.; movies begin at 9 p.m. BYO lawn chair. The schedule is as follows:
July 6 Moonstruck
Saturday, July 7
Fells Point Farmers’ Market: The Fells Point Farmers’ Market runs on Saturdays from 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Art Exhibit: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, has a new art exhibit, “Magically Suspicious,” now through Saturday, Aug. 18. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 7, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Info: www.school33.org or call 443-263-4350.
Dog Park: 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 July 7. Info: www.cantondogpark.org.
Cats Don’t Dance: kids’ movie, Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., 410-396-1580.
Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows: Saturday, July 7, 1 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library.
Saturday Story TIme: Saturday, July 7, 3 p.m.
Games, Games, Games: Play board games, Tuesday, July 10, 2 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library.
Paws to Read: Read books with animals, Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m., Pratt Library, Light Street Branch, 1251 Light St., 410-396-1096.
Sunday, July 8
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.
Sunday, July 8 (rain date Wednesday, July 11): Elikeh with traditional polyrhythms from Togo.
Monday, July 9
Preschool Leaps: Monday, July 9, 11 a.m., Pratt Library, Patterson Park Branch, 158 N. Linwood Ave., 410-396-0983.
ZooZoo and the Wonderful Adventure: Monday, July 9, 3 p.m., Pratt Library, Patterson Park Branch.
Tuesday, July 10
Dog Park: The Canton Dog Park meetings are held eight times per year at 7 p.m. in Canton Cove’s conference room, 2901 Boston Street. The next is on Tuesday, July 10. Info: www.cantondogpark.org.
Send Us Your Events: The Baltimore Guide is looking for your lists of community events that will be held in 2012. This can include community association meetings, church dinners and more. Items can be mailed to The Baltimore Guide at 526 S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224, faxed to 410-732-6604, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.