Community Calendar: June 13 – June 19, 2012

Wednesday, June 13
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.
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.
Help the Homeless: The Church of St. Leo the Great in Little Italy is collecting toiletries for the homeless. Soap, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Drop off items at parish office, 227 S. Exeter Street.
Summer Peace Camp: The Julie Community Center has slots for 35 campers ages 6 to 14 at its Summer Peace Camp, from July 2-27, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at 100 S Washington St. First come, first served. Registration and info: 410-675-6300.
The 4th In 21222: The 78th Annual Dundalk Heritage Parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4 beginning 8:15 a.m., stepping off at the Logan Village Shopping Center on Dundalk Avenue. The theme for the parade this year is “Welcome Home Our Troops.” Entries must be decorated to reflect this theme in order to be considered for an award in one of 13 categories and/or the Theme Award. Another award is given will be given to the entry that best exhibits Youth Spirit and Participation. Applications for the parade are available at the North Point Public Library on Merritt Blvd and at the Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society on Center Place across from the Dundalk Post Office. Application deadline is June 15. Info: Patricia Herman 410-285-4550, DundalkParade@comcast.net.
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 joanne@liftbaltimore.org.
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 jackbaker@sdpcrc.org, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
Wednesday, June 13: 6:30 p.m., Carrollton Ridge: meet at the Samuel F. B. Morse Recreation Center, Pulaski & Ashton Sts
Thursday, June 14: Sharp Leadenhall: meet at Sts Stephan & James, W Hamburg & S Hanover Sts
Monday, June 18: Hollins Roundhouse: meet at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St
Tuesday, June 19: Curtis Bay: meet at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, Curtis Ave & Filbert St
Wednesday, June 20: Locust Point: meet at the Himalayan House Restaurant, E Fort Ave & Cooksie St
Monday, June 25: Mt. Winans: meet at S Paca St & Hollins Ferry Rd
Tuesday, June 26: Brooklyn: meet at the Hargrove District Courthouse, 700 E Patapsco Ave
Wednesday, June 27: Pigtown: meet at the Bath House, 904 Washington Blvd
Thursday, June 28: Federal Hill/Federal Hill South: meet at Porter’s Pub, Riverside Ave & E Cross St
Monday, July 2: Riverside/SBNA: meet at the Riverside Park gazebo, Riverside Ave & E Randall St
Tuesday, July 3: New Southwest Mt. Clare: meet at the Wilkens Avenue Mennonite Church, 1616 Wilkens Ave
Wednesday, July 4: Camden Crossing: meet at Washington Blvd & Scott St
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
Thursday, July 12, Sharp Leadenhall: meet at Sts Stephan & James, W Hamburg & S Hanover Sts
Monday, July 16, Hollins Roundhouse: meet at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St
Tuesday, July 17, Curtis Bay: meet at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, Curtis Ave & Filbert St
Wednesday, July 18, Locust Point: meet at the Himalayan House Restaurant, E Fort Ave & Cooksie St
Monday, July 23, Mt. Winans: meet at S Paca St & Hollins Ferry Rd
Tuesday, July 24, Brooklyn: meet at the Hargrove District Courthouse, 700 E Patapsco Ave
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 & E Cross St.
Carnival! St. Brigid Church holds its summer carnival June 13-16, 7 p.m. daily.
Vets Need Rides: WWII veterans are looking for convertibles, open Jeeps and other appropriate transportation so that they can take part in Dundalk’s parade on Wednesday, July 4, starting at 8:15 a.m. from the Logan Village Shopping Center on Dundalk Avenue. Info/to volunteer a ride: Don Mason 410-284-6835 or 410-215-0814.

Thursday, June 14
Family-Friendly Fun: The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, has Family Friendly 2nd Thursdays of each month from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for tours, crafts, movies and more for ages 2 and up. Kids are $5, accompanying parents are free, general public is $10. The next one is Thursday, June 14. Info: Gena Morris 410-727-4808 ext. 132, gmorris@thebmi.org.
Free Zumba: There’s free Zumba (a fitness program to Latin dance rhythms) on Pagoda Hill, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., in Patterson Park, on Thursday, June 14. Info: katie@pattersonpark.com
Hampstead Hill: Hampstead Hill Association meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, in the library. Pizza will be served. Info: Jean Pula 410-370-2644, jppula@gmail.com.
Little Italy Bus Trips: The St. Anthony Society of St. Leo’s sponsors a trip to Shady Maple Smorgasbord (East Earl, PA) and Sight & Sound Theatre (Lancaster PA), to see “Jonah” on Thursday, June 14, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., $98/person. Info: Jerry Elliott 410-561-0199.
The Little Italy Lodge #2286 has a trip to Bronx Little Italy, NY on Thursday, June 21, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., $35/person.Info: Sue Spinnato-Walmsley 443-691-3046, John Kutz 410-952-2794.
Calling All Writers: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society holds its Writers Circle, in which 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 Street. The next will be June 14 and June 28. Info: www.bsfs.org.

Friday, June 15
Free Music: Harborplace and the Gallery host free outdoor music every Friday and Saturday during the summer, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.  On Friday, June 15 hear U.S.  Navy Cruisers Rock Ensemble Rock and on Saturday, June 16, hear Maryland Defense Force Band Military/Brass. Info/inclement weather notes: www.harborplace.com.
Wine & Wag: The SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, has a Wine & Wag Happy Hour on Friday, June 15, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., $10/person (adults or kids pay the same admission) with one pet, $15 at the door. Info/tickets: www.mdspca.kintera.org/wag,Tami Gosheff tgosheff@mdspca.org or 410-235-8826, ext. 138.

Saturday, June 16
BARCS Cleanup Day: On Saturday, June 16, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, 301 Stockholm Street, holds a volunteer clean-up of the shelter grounds and watershed areas. Volunteers or community groups interested in helping out can contact Denise at DSmallman-Chilcoat@BARCSanimalshelter.org.
Flea Market: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, has a flea market on the front lawn on Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., $10/space. Info/reservations: 410-866-8766, wwwpoplutheranbaltimore.org.
Summer Solstice: Celebrate the return of summer at the free Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday, June 16, noon-5 p.m. in Chesterwood Park, 2200 Chesterwood Road in Dundalk. Live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, local non-profits and schools, food, beer and more. Info: www.baltimoreamp.com, pmiursa@yahoo.com, 410-288-0610.
Looking for Volunteers: Sail Baltimore is looking for young professionals to socialize with the crews that are coming in for ‘Sailabration’, June 13-19, 2012.  The specific event is ‘crew night’ on Sunday, June 17, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at The Soundstage at Power Plant. They need to be 21. Info: Clare.sailbaltimore@gmail.com, 410-522-0385
Rec and Parks is looking for volunteers to assist with a softball and soccer tournament in Patterson Park on Saturday, June 16. Info/to volunteer: Bob Wall Robert.wall@baltimorecity.gov, www.starspangled200.com.

Sunday, June 17
Anniversary celebration: St. Rita Church in Dundalk will celebrate its 90th anniversary Sunday, June 17. Bishop Denis J. Madden will officiate at Mass at 11:15 a.m. followed by a buffet dinner at Dundalk Knights of Columbus Hall. Dinner tickets are $25. To reserve, call 410-284-0388 ext. 25.

Monday, June 18
Battle of North Point Exhibit: The Dundalk Historical Society & Museum opens its Battle of North Point exhibit on Monday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m., 4 Shipping Place, across from the Dundalk Post Office. Attendees are invited to gather from 6-7 p.m. At 7 p.m., a reenactment of the U.S. Declaration of War, as read by 1812 Attorney General William Pinkney, will occur, followed by the opening of the new exhibit with a ribbon-cutting. Free admission. Info: 410-284-2331.
Parish Carnival: The annual Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Carnival takes place on the parish grounds, 600 South Conkling St., Monday, June 18, to Saturday, June 23. The event includes food, rides, games, and a flea market. Schedule: Monday through Thursday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 6-10 p.m. Info: 410-342-4336.

Tuesday, June 19
New Mom 101: New moms cancome out and meet other new moms (adoptive and biological) and talk over those first weeks of life with Sara Groves, R.N. every Tuesday, now through July 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1025 South Potomac Street (on O’Donnell Square) in Canton.Info: Sara 443-750-1636, church410-935-3696.
Greektown Forum: Greektown Community Development Corp. is holding a public forum on Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m., at St. Nicholas Church, 520 S. Ponca St. All are welcome. Info: Jason Filippou 410-327-3306, greektowncdc@aol.com.

ETHNIC FESTIVALS

June 23-24: LatinoFest
Location: Patterson Park
Hours: Saturday from noon-10 p.m., Sunday from noon-9 p.m.,
Nominal admission.
Info: 410-563-3160, www.latinofest.org.

July 7-8: African American Festival
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Lots B&C
Hours: Saturday from noon-10 p.m and Sunday from noon-9 p.m.,
Free admission
Info: 410-244-8861, www.africanamericanfestival.net.

July 13-15: Caribbean Carnival
Location: Clifton Park
Hours: Friday from 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon-9 p.m.
Nominal admission
Info: 410-362-2957

Note: The Polish Festival is held July 21-22 at the Maryland Fairgrounds in Timonium. Info: http://pcamaryland.org.

Aug. 4-5: International Festival
Location: Poly/Western High School
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Free admission.
Info: 410-396-3141

Sept. 8-9: Ukrainian Festival
Location: Patterson Park
Hours: Saturday noon-9 p.m., Sunday noon-7 p.m.
Free admission
Info: 410-967-0501, www.ukrainianfest.net.

Items for Community Calendar can be mailed to The Baltimore Guide at 526 S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224, faxed to 410-732-6604, or e-mailed to editor@baltimoreguide.com. 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. Community Calendar is limited to non-profit organizations holding events that are open to the public. All admission prices must be less than $50/person.

 

 

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