Community Calendar: June 27 – July 5, 2012

Wednesday, June 27
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: or call 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:, 410-752-8632.
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.
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
Hearing on Fee Hike: The Baltimore City Department of Public Works will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 27 to review a recommended increase of 9.0% for water/sewer rates and fees for Baltimore City customers. This rate increase, if approved by the Board of Estimates, will raise the annual water and sewer bill for a family of four by approximately $97.
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, 443-831-0538,
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
Food Drive: The Maryland Food Bank is trying to fill its empty shelves in order to help hungry residents find food. Help by donating items, or by going online and making a donation. $10.50 feeds a hungry person for a whole week. Info: Maryland Food Bank, 2200 Halethorpe Farms Rd. Baltimore, MD 21227-4551,, 410-737-8282.
South Baltimore Emergency Relief, 110 E. West St., is open to receive donations of non-perishable food items, toiletires, new blankets and monetary donations, from Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., or by appointment by calling 410-752-1336.
Canton Baptist Church, 3302 Toone St., is trying to keep the shelves of its food pantry full. To donate, call 410-563-1177 or stop by the church.
Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Road, has a food pantry to held families in the community. Those in need, or those wishing to donate food, call: 410-288-5136, Michael Fiorenza 410-633-3696.

Thursday, June 28
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
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.
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 28. Info:

Friday, June 29
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, June 29, hear The Crawdaddies Zydeco/Roots Rock, and on Saturday, June 30, hear Rumba Club Latin. Info/inclement weather notes:
Haz-Mats: Household hazardous material drop-off days are being offered by DPW once again at the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson Street. Household haz-mats include oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, drain cleaners, etc. Residents can take these items to the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center (proof of city residency required) on the last Friday and Saturday of every month from April through November. Info: 311.
Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 30
Cruising Into History: The S.S. John W. Brown, one of only two remaining liberty ships, will offer a living history cruise on Saturday, June 30. Get tickets now. Info: 410-558-0646,
Pratt Library Activities: Patterson Park Garden Club helps design, plant and maintain the garden and flower beds, 158 N. Linwood Ave., 11 a.m., Saturday, June 30.
The film Sense and Sensibility will be shown at Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., Saturday, June 30, 1 p.m.
Saturday Storytime, with stories for the whole family, is Saturday, June 30, 3 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave.
Pinball, Pizza, and Beer: The National Pinball Museum, 608 Water Street, is hosting an evening of pinball, beer, and Joe Squared pizza on Saturday, June 30, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets are $30; the event is 21+. Info/purchase:, 443-438-1241.
Grown-Up Prom: On Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., there’s a grown-up prom and shrimp feast at UAW Hall Local #239, 1010 S. Oldham Street, to raise money for a new playground at the school. $35/person, $40 after June 1. Dress code: Smart casual to formal. Info/tickets: Kim 410-396-9125 or 410-396-9126. Maria 410-713-7076.

Sunday, July 1
Celebrate The Market: The Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar holds its 35th Anniversary Celebration with live music, cooking demos, giveaways and the introduction of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and new Welcome Center at the market, on Sunday, July 1, 9 a.m., underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.

Monday, July 2
Congressional Consultation: A staff representative from Congressman John Sarbanes’ office visits the Southeast Anchor Library on the first Monday of the month from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. to assist constituents with issues they are having with federal agencies, such as the IRS and Social Security. The next date is Monday, July 2. Info: 410-832-8890.
Police and Community: The SouthEast Police Community Relations Council meets on Monday, July 2, 7 p.m at the Southeastern District of the Baltimore Police Department, 5710 Eastern Ave. This meeting repeats the first Monday of each month.
Teen Trivia: The American History Trivia Challenge, a teen activity, will be held on Monday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 3, at 2 p.m. at the Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave.

Tuesday, July 3
Special Concert: Light, a mixed singing ensemble from California Baptist University School of Music, will perform a special concert at Canton Baptist Church, 3302 Toone St., Tuesday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the church: 410-563-1177.
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.
Teen Crafts: Teens are invited to participate in Craft of the Week, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., Tuesday, July 3, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 4
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.” Info: Patricia Herman 410-285-4550,

Thursday, July 5
Family Fishing: On the first Thursday of each month, there’s free Family Fun Fishing nights at the boat lake in Patterson Park, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The next is July 5. BYO fishing tackle or borrow a loaner. Bait is provided. Info: Mark Burke 410-396-9392.

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