Community Calendar: March 21 – March 28, 2012

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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. For info call Babe Grabowski, 410-288-4046.

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.

Thursday, March 22

Quarter Auction:  Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, 214 Wise Avenue, hosts a quarter auction on Thursday, March 22 at 7  p.m. (opening 6 p.m.) Admission 3 Paddles for $5, to benefit Wise Avenue VFC. Refreshments will be on sale.

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 March 22. Info:

Saturday, March 24

Come to the Ball: The DigiBall, a fund raiser for Digital Harbor High School, will be held March 24, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry,  with a silent auction, music, food and more, $75/person. Info:

Where’s The Beef: The Women of Salem Luthern Church present a sour beef and dumplings or roast beef and mashed potatoes spring fund raising dinner on Saturday, March 24, at Salem-Baltimore Hispanic United Methodist Church, 3405 Gough Street, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. $14/adults, $7 under age 12, carry-outs 50 cents extra. Limited tickets at the door. Info/tickets: Vivian 443-392-0325.

Dinner and a Show: Salem Lutheran Church and Riverside Stage feature a dinner theater on Saturday, March 24  with a cabaret performance of songs and scenes from the classic Broadway musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.” Baked chicken dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by show. Tickets $15 with reservations, $18 at door. Children under 9 $6. Info/reservations: 410-576-0487.

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 24. 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.

Flea Market: Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave., will host an indoor flea market Saturday, March 24, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. in the hall. Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit the church.

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 work in Southeast Baltimore. All are welcome.

Sci-Fi Reading: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society, 3310 E. Baltimore Street,  is pleased to announce its book discussion reading list. The book group meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m. All book lovers are welcome. On March 24, discuss Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Red Mars.”On April 28, it’s George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones.” On June 23, there’s Paolo Bacigalupi’s “The Windup Girl.” On July 28, it’s Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings.” On Aug. 25, it’s “Parable of the Sower.” On Sept. 22, Nnedi Okorafor’s “Who Fears Death.” Info: /

Crafters & Vendors: Sacred Heart of Mary in Dundalk hosts its spring boutique on March 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables are $25 each. Info: 410-633-2828.

Harbor Masquerade Ball: The Harbor Ball is held on Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at the Polish Home Club.

The Hatton Center will be closed Tuesday, April 3, for Primary Election Day.

Tree Team: Want to help grow trees in Patterson Park? On Saturday, March 24 at 9 a.m., meet at the Friends office (the white house in the park) to talk about activities for the upcoming year. Then we’ll mulch some trees in the Northwest corner of the park. Join in if you have been or want to be part of the tree team.

Sunday, March 25

Sports of the Irish: The Baltimore Gaelic Athletic Association conducts a free Irish Sports 101 clinic on Sunday, March 25 at Latrobe Park. The clinic is free and open to anyone interested in learning how to play Irish sports. Hurling/Camogie will be taught from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and Gaelic football from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Info:, 410-929-1422.

Fun For Kids: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, holds Kids Fun Day on  Sunday, March 25, noon-2 p.m. for ages 10 and under, including an egg hunt, Simon Says, Musical Chairs and more fun. Prizes for all game winners. All are welcome. RSVP to 410-276-0393,,

Tuesday, March 27

For Art’s Sake: The Art Gallery of Fells Point, 1716 Thames Street, has a new show with W. Jaegar’s “Fells Point: Harbor Views” from Tuesday, March 27-Sunday, April 29. Opening reception on Friday, April 13, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Info: 410-327-1272,

Canton Community: Canton Community Association meets on Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m. at United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, opening 6:30 p.m. Info:

Thursday, March 29

Open House: There is an open house at The Martin Pollak Project, 3701 Eastern Avenue on Thursday, March 29, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Join us to learn how we can be a resource to families and children in Highlandtown. Refreshments provided. Info/RSVP: Blanca Tapahuasco at 443-540-4360. Se habla Español.

Community Notebook

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 21, Locust Point, meet at the Himalayan House Restaurant, E Fort Ave and Cooksie St

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

Monday, March 26, Mt. Winans, meet at S Paca St and Hollins Ferry Rd

Tuesday, March 27, Brooklyn, meet at the Hargrove District Courthouse, 700 E Patapsco Ave

Wednesday, March 28, Pigtown, meet at the Bath House, 904 Washington Blvd

Monday, April 2, Riverside/SBNA, meet at the Riverside Park gazebo, Riverside Ave and E Randall St

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Roasts and Feasts: The Knights of Fatima Council is hosting a bull and shrimp roast on Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, 6400 E. Pratt Street. Games, full menu and more, including wine, beer and sodas. Advance tickets $35. Info: or 443-559-1538. Follow us at

United Evangelical Church has a bull and shrimp roast on Saturday, May 12, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at the UAW Hall, 1010 S. Oldham Street, $38/person. Tickets/Info: 410-276-0393,,


Lenten Calendar

Shrimp on Friday! Knights of Columbus, 1338 Hull Street, has a Lenten meal every Friday in Lent, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.,  $12/person. The next is a meal of fried shirmp on March 23. Free delivery in selected areas. Includes beverage and dessert. Info: 410-244-0690, 410-336-6068.

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 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 21 and 28. Sandwiches $4, desserts $1.

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 23. Free delivery in selected areas. Includes beverage and dessert. Info: 410-244-0690, 410-336-6068.

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.

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 23.

Something Fishy! St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, 4708 Prudence Street in Curtis Bay, has a Lenten fish fry on Friday, March 30, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for $13 adults, $5 for ages 7-12 and free for ages 6 and under. Carry-out is $13. Raffles, wheels, bingo and more. Info/tickets: Eleanore 410-360-1318, parish office 410-355-5740. Tickets also available before and after Mass.

Ukrainian Easter: There is a Ukrainian Easter egg bazaar with pyrohy/pierogi as well as homemade breads, sausage and more available for sale on Saturday, March 31 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sunday, April 1 (noon-3 p.m.) at St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2401 Eastern Avenue. Easter bunny, crafts and novelty vendors present. Pierogi pre-orders accepted via e-mail until Friday 5 p.m. Info:, Jullie 410-967-4981.

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