Community Calendar: June 6 – June 14, 2012

Red Line: Red Line open houses are scheduled to show the latest plans, meet advisory committee members and more. Meetings address different areas of town; check the online agenda to make sure you attend the appropriate meeting(s). Info: www.baltimoreredline.com.
Wednesday, June 6: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4 p.m.-7 p.m.: University of Maryland-Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A&B, 621 W. Lombard Street.
Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Hampstead Hill Academy cafeteria, 500 S. Linwood Avenue.
Tuesday, June 12. 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Woodlawn High School cafeteria, 1801 Woodlawn Drive.
Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Lockerman Bundy Elementary School gymnasiu, 301 N. Pulaski Street.
Wednesday, June 6
Bus Trips from the Church: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has two bus trips coming up. Info/tickets: Arlene Pate 410-327-3211.
June 6 to Bird In Hand Restaurant to see “The Confession” ($10 deposit being accepted now)
Dec. 6 to Toby’s Dinner Theatre to see “The Sound of Music.”
Happy Hour: Highlandtown’s artists and neighbors hold a happy hour on the first Wednesday of each month, 4 p.m.-8 p.m at the Laughing Pint. The next is Wednesday, June 6.
Vigil for Victims: A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday, June 6 from 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m. in front of the former Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School,1530 E. Fort Avenue. The vigil will remember the victims of a convicted child sex offender who once taught at the school. Info: Marsha Wise 443-306-3369.

Thursday, July 7
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, June 7. BYO fishing tackle or borrow a loaner. Bait is provided. Info: Mark Burke 410-396-9392. (Weather cancellation info: 410-396-7078).
Free Zumba: There’s free Zumba (a fitness program to Latin dance rhythms) on Pagoda Hill on Thursdays, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., in Patterson Park, on June 7 and June 14. Info: katie@pattersonpark.com

Friday, June 8
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 8, it’s Junk Yard Saints Zydecoand on Saturday, June 9 it’s 8 Ohms Band Funk. Info/inclement weather notes: www.harborplace.com.
Piano and Dessert: On Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m., there is a piano recital by Andrew Engebrecht, performing works by Modeste Moussorgsky, Erik Satie, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin and others.   Dessert reception follows, all at Salem-Baltimore Hispanic United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 3405 Gough Street. Info: 410-276-8460. Free-will offerings accepted to benefit the Vacation Bible School program.

Sunday, June 9
Brew 101: Baltimore historian Maureen O’Prey will give a talk about the history of brewing Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m. at the Southeast Anchor Library, Eastern Ave. and Conkling St. This is not simply the history of Brewers Hill—O’Prey will talk about the brewing trade in colonial times as well. Mary Pickersgill, who made the Star-Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry during the British bombardment in September 1814, sewed the huge flag on the floor of Brown’s Brewery. The presentation is free and sign language interpreters will be present. For info check www.prattlibrary.org/calendar.
Hook, Line and Sinker: On Saturday, June 9, there’s a family fun fishing festival in the  Patterson Park Boat Lake, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free to the public. Geared toward kids, but everyone is welcome at the fishing festival. BYO rod and tackle, or borrow one of a limited number of poles.There will also be games to play and crafts to take home.
Flea Markets: On Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., there’s a flea market and health fair at Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park. Vendors and health providers are welcome, but registration is required. Info: 410-396-7459.
Strawberry Fest: St. Francis of Assisi Sodality, 3615 Harford Road, has its strawberry festival on June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: barbarajowuest@aol.com.

Sunday, June 10
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, June 10 (rain date Wednesday, June 13): Patrick Alban and Noche Latina (Latin rhythms).
Tuesday, June 26 (rain date Wednesday, June 27): Strykers Posse with dancehall and roots-and-culture reggae.
Bike Tour: On Sunday, June 10, it’s Tour Dem Parks, a bicycle tour of Baltimore’s park system, running from 7:30 a.m.-noon. The annual tour has several routes, and all begin and end in Carroll Park. There will be a rest stop in Patterson Park. Info: www.tourdemparks.org.

Tuesday, June 12
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.
Yappy Hour: The Lighthouse Tavern, Toone and Clinton streets, hosts a humans-only happy hour to benefit Friends of Canton Dog Park on June 12, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Activities include a a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and happy hour specials. The next Friends meeting will be at 7 p.m., immediately following the happy hour event. Info: info@cantondogpark.org.
Yoga Class: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street,  has a weekly “Easing Into Yoga” class from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. every Tuesday. Donations accepted in exchange for attendance. The next class, “Beginner’s Yoga,” is held from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. and is $10/session. Info: Linda Howard, instructor, 410-947-8796.

Wednesday, June 13
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.
Blood Drive: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road, has a Red Cross blood drive on Wenesday, June 13, 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Appointments/info: Church 410-866-8766, Dianne 410-391-0298. Directions: www.poplutheranbaltimore.org.
Carnival! St. Brigid Church holds its summer carnival June 13-16, 7 p.m. daily.

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.
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.

Community Notebook…
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.
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. 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 6: Camden Crossing: meet at Washington Blvd & Scott St
Thursday, June 7: West Federal Hill: meet at the post Office on Ostend St
Monday, June 11: Lakeland:  suspended until September
Tuesday, June 12: Union Square: meet at W Lombard & S Stricker Sts
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
Get Outta Town: There are gambling bus trips throughout the year to benefit the Sr. Julitta Siedlecka School for the Blind in Poland. Prices vary; call Gloria Weber, 410-276-1025 for details.
Thursday, June 7: Atlantic City: Resorts
Thursday, July 12: Hollywood Casino, Charlestown, W.Va.

Mark the Calendar….
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.
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.

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