Community Calendar: March 14, 2012

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Events in Southeast

Events in South

Wednesday, March 14

Want to Do Business? Baltimore Means Business offers networking events in Little Italy in March. On Wednesday, March 14, noon-1 p.m., there’s a brown bag lunch at its offices in Canton. On Tuesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., there’s a wind-down/happy hour at Heavy Seas Alehouse, 1300 Bank Street. Free for BMB members, $10 non-members including appetizers and bar specials. Info:, Christine Richardson 410-878-2018.Info:, Christine Richardson 410-878-2018.

Saving For College: The College Savings Plans of Maryland holds a free session to help parents embark on their plans to start putting money aside for their children’s higher education. The session is held on Wednesday, March 14, at T. Rowe Price Investor Group, 105 E. Lombard Street, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Sessions will also be held throughout March in other areas in Maryland). Info:

Shabbat Dinner: On Friday, March 16, Bnai Israel Congregation, 27 Lloyd Street, has a Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. with a Shabbat dinner beginning 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Gabriel Greenberg who will receive rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) Rabbinical School in NY, this spring. $14/person, RSVP by noon on March 14. Info: 410-732-5454,

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, March 14, 6:30 p.m., Carrollton Ridge: meet at the Samuel F. B. Morse Recreation Center, Pulaski & Ashton Sts

Monday, March  19, Hollins Roundhouse: meet at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St

Tuesday, March  20, Curtis Bay, meet at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, Curtis Ave & Filbert St

Wednesday, March  21, Locust Point: walk cancelled

Thursday, March  22, Federal Hill/Federal Hill South: meet at Porter’s Pub, Riverside Ave & E Cross St

Thursday, March 15

Police and Community: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council meets on the third Thursday of each month. The next will be on Thursday, March 15, with buffet opening at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern District Police Station, 10 Cherry Hill Road. Sign up now to host the buffet. Info: Jack Baker, 443-831-0538,

Tree Stump Carving: The city is seeking to commission a local professional artist for the Druid Hill Park Tree Stump Carving project. The artist will create artwork out of two existing tree stumps located at Druid Hill Park. The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2012 by midnight.  Applications are online at, or call 410-752-8632.

Saturday, March 17

Boating Safety: The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a boating safety course on March 17-18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Middle River Yacht Club, 200 Nanticoke Road, $25/person. Info: Arny Fox

Softball Sign-Ups: Fortview Community Softball, co-ed leagues for ages 5-17, currently have sign-ups every Saturday at the Du Burns Arena. The next will be on March 17. Sign-ups are held from 9 a.m.-noon now through March 31. Bring children’s birth certificate for proof of age, and be ready to pay registration fee. Info: Larry Vallerani 410-633-6672.

Anime Event: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society, 3310 E. Baltimore Street, holds an Anime/Manga event on March 17, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. with selected anime screenings and manga exhibits. Library open. Info:

Feast of the Irish: On Saturday, March 17,  6 p.m.-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1338 Hull Street, has a shrimp feast and bull roast with corned beef and cabbage, D.J. music, wheels and more, $40/person. Info: Micky 410-624-9807.

Sunday, March 18

Get Outta Town: There are bus trips to benefit the Sr. Julitta Siedlecka School for the Blind in Poland. Prices vary; call Gloria Weber, 410-276-1025 for details.

Sunday-Tuesday, March 18-20: Foxwoods Casino; lodging at Great Cedar Tower.

Thursday, April 5: Ocean Downs Casino, Ocean City

Bingo! St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church has bingo on Sunday, March 18 at noon. $20 for games and dinner. Info:

Greek Week: Celebrate the history, culture, and of course the food of the Greek Isles from Sunday, March 18-Sunday, March 25. Food special, lectures and more. The Green Independence Day Parade is from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in (where else?) on March 25 in Greektown. Info on the parade: Info on Greek Week:

Tuesday, March 20

Greektown: The Greektown CDC meets on Tuesday, March 20, 6;30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church, 520 S. Ponca Street. Info: Jason Filippou 410-327-3306.

Wednesday, March 21

GPIA Meeting: Graceland Park Improvement Assoc. will meet Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave. Representatives from the city police, housing, code enforcement and health departments will speak. Info:  Babe Grabowski, 410-288-4046.

Police and Community: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council meets on the third Thursday of each month. The next will be on Thursday, March 15, with buffet opening at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern District Police Station, 10 Cherry Hill Road. Info: Jack Baker, 443-831-0538,

Water Bill: The City Council will hold a hearing on the resolution to halt the practice of placing liens on properties with unpaid water or sewer charges. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 5 p.m. at City Hall.

Community Notes…

Italian Fare: Want to help vote for the movies in Little Italy this summer? Send in an e-mail to vote for something family friendly (PG-13 or lower, no R ratings) and either Italian in theme, actors or film. Info:

Mark the Calendar for…

Law and Order in Baltimore: There is a special “law and order” day on Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.-noon, at Hampstead Hill Elementary, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, with police and representatives of the State’s Attorney’s Office. Learn about evidence collection, police procedure, and meet the prosecutors who work in Southeast Baltimore.

Church Dinner: The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality of Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Avenue, Dundalk, is sponsoring a chicken dinner and bazaar on Palm Sunday, April 1 in the Msgr. Parks School Hall at 6736 Youngstown Ave., noon-5 p.m. $12 adults, $4 children. Info:

Doughnut Dance: St. Casimir’s Holy name Society and the Polish American Heritage Committee host their Paczki Dance on Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Kolbe Upper Hall with live music, refreshments and more. $25 admission benefits tuition fund. Info: Bernardine Kordaz 410-675-0415.


Lenten Calendar

Fish Fry! Knights of Columbus, 1338 Hull Street,has a fish fry every Friday in Lent, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,  $10/person. The next is on March 16. Info: 410-244-0690, 410-336-6068.

New Service Time: Nazareth Lutheran Church, 3401 Bank Street, has Lenten weekday services on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The church has changed its worship service time on Sundays to 11:15 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. This change is effective immediately.

Lenten Foods: St. Casimir School has its Lenten foods sale now through Wednesday, April 4. Place orders each Wednesday by 3 p.m. for pickup on Friday between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Codfish cakes are $2.25/unfried and $2.50/fried, and crab cakes are $6.25/unfried and $6.50/fried. Potato and macaroni salads and cole slaw are $2.50/pound. The final sale is Wednesday, April 4 (place order by Friday, March 30). Info/orders: Laureen Brunelli 410-342-4975 until 5 p.m.,  Carol Kramer, 443-414-6784 from 5 through 8 p.m. , or the school 410-342-2681.

Lenten Confessions: St. Brigid Church: Tuesdays from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. (Mass in the chapel at 4 p.m.)

Church of St. Leo The Great in Little Italy: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m.)

St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Our Lady of Pompei: Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

St. Patrick’s: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Highlandtown): Wednesdays after 8 a.m. Mass

Holy Rosary: Fridays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

St. Casimir: Sundays, 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. (Mass at 5 p.m.)

Lenten Services: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Lenten services as follows:

March 14, Matthew 5:17-20 “Law or Grace?”

March 21, Galatians 3:27-28 “All is washed away…”

March 28, Luke 23:34 “Father forgive them…”

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road, has noon and 7 p.m. services as well on all Wednesday in Lent including those shown above. Info: 410-866-8766,

Soup’s On: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has soup and bread every Wednesday, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. before Lenten services, with the next on March 14 and 21. Sandwiches $4, desserts $1.

Soup and Stations: Sacred Heart of Jesus, 600 S. Conkling Street, has soup and bread every Friday in Lent at 7 p.m. in the lower church hall, followed at 7:30 p.m. by Stations of the Cross in English in the church, and Bible reflections in Spanish in the lower church hall. The next is Friday, March 16.

St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Church, Bank Street and Broadway, celebrates Mass in English on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17) at 10 a.m.

Polish Easter Traditions: The following classes are offered at the Kolbe Center, O’Donnell Street and Kenwood Avenue. Info on either: Bernardine Kordaz 410-675-0415.

“Pisanski” (egg decorating) class: Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., $4/person.

Palm weaving class, Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., $3/person.

Items for Lenten 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 Deadline for each week’s issue is Friday at noon of the week before.

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 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. 

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