Community Calendar: May 16 – May 23, 2012

Wednesday, May 16
Graceland Park: The Graceland Park Improvement Association meets on Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m. at the Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Avenue. Info: Babe Grabowski 410-288-4046,
Play Ball! On Wednesday, May 16, Councilman Kraft hosts the opening ceremony for the Southeast Schools Baseball League at 4 p.m. in Patterson Park.  This is the second year of the league, which is made up of teams of 4th and 5th graders. Games will be played Tuesdays and Wednesdays from4 p.m.-6 p.m. in Patterson Park. The last day of games is June 6. Info: Kristyn Oldendorf 410-396-4821,
Here, Froggy, Froggy: Patterson Park reminds individuals to mark their calendars for the 46th annual Preakness Frog Hop, to be held on Wednesday, May 16 at the Pulaski Monument, noon-1 p.m. Find a sweet frog-hunting spot now and stake it out so you have an entrant for the event. Info: 410-396-6136, 410-396-9392, or
Thursday, May 17
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, starting May 17. Future dates will be May 31, June 7 and June 14. Info:
Hampstead Hill Nights: The 8th Annual Hampstead Hill Nights, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, with free outdoor live music, are scheduled. Note: All concerts begin at 6 p.m. (gates operning 5:30 p.m.), no alcohol is allowed, all children must be accompanied by an adult, food will be sold. BYO lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Info: 410-396-9146.
Thursday, May 17, GoManGo, Rock and Roll
Thursday, May 24, Tony Berry and New Money playing a variety of songs from soul to pop and everything in between.
Police and Community: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council meets on the third Thursday of each month. The next will be on Thursday, May 17, 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,
Friday, May 18
Night of 1000 Dylans: The Creative Alliance, East and Eastern avenues, will host a benefit concert Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m.  by: The Stone Hill All-Stars (featuring alums of the Polkats and Two Legs); Bruce Springstone’s Tom Chalkley and Craig Hankin; and the Junkyard Saints’ Brian Simms, Howard Markman and Sandy Asviratham. Geoffrey Himes of Roots Cafe will host. The groups will perform the songs of Bob Dylan. Tickets are $16/$11 members or in advance. Proceeds benefit the American Friends Service Committee, Roots Cafe and the Creative Alliance. For tickets visit
Feasts and Roasts: Thomas Johnson Elementary sponsors a shrimp feast and bull roast on Friday, May 18, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1338 Hull Street, with full menu, wheels, raffles, silent auction and more, $40/person.

Saturday, May 19
Art In Dundalk: The Dundalk Art Show and Sale will take place on Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Veterans Park in front of Dundalk Village Shopping Center with various forms of art, live music, puppet shows, puppet-making workshops, face-painting, clowns and more. Entry forms are now available. Info: Jean Walker 410-284-2331.
Baby Fest: Baby Fest, a free event, with games, face painting, music, raffles, a baby parade and more, is held at the Virginia S. Baker Rec Center in Patterson Park on Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. sponsored by B’More for Healthy Babies.
Stroke prevention: There are several ways to help prevent stroke: keeping track of blood pressure; exercising regularly; controlling weight; and quitting smoking. The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions are sponsoring the “Power to End Stroke” jazz brunch food tasting, featuring health screenings, counseling and education. Free; at the Frederick Douglass Museum, 1417 Thames St., Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Plant Trees: There will be a tree planting in McElderry Park on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All participants will meet outside of 400 N. Luzerne Ave. before planting. To RSVP call Beth at (410) 585-8810.
Pinball Wizards: The National Pinball Museum, 608 Water Street, has two low-cost workshops for pinball machine owners or managers. “Pinball Restoration Techniques” is held on Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-noon. “Pinball Maintenance 101” is held Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.-noon. Each session is $25/person ($20 with annual pass). Info:, 443-438-1241.
Sunday, May 20
Meeting at the Church: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has a special congregational meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20 to discuss handicap accessibility for the church. There will be only one service that day.
Film in the Park: Don’t miss the screening of “Olmsted & America’s Parks “ on Sunday, May 20, at Pagoda Hill, 8 p.m. Info:
Pasta! Sacred Heart of Mary Holy Name Society will host a spaghetti dinner with games and booths Sunday, May 20, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the church hall, 6736 Youngstown Ave. Tickets are $8 adults, $3 children. Carryouts $1 extra. For info call 410-218-5962.
Free Fitness: West Shore Park has free 8:30 a.m. yoga, 9:30 a.m. boot camp, 10:30 a.m. barre and 11:30 a.m. zumba on most Sundays, starting May 20. Info:,
Tuesday, May 22
Canton Community: Canton Community Association meets on Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m. at United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, with doors opening 6:30 p.m. Info:
Bus Trip: Senior Steelworkers Local 9477 will go to Atlantic City Tuesday, May 22. Bus leaves from the local, 550 Dundalk Ave., at 10 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m. Tickets are $23. Info: Lena 410-633-7115.
Wednesday, May 23
Bingo! Fatima Jolly Club, 6420 E. Pratt Street, has lunch and bingo on Wednesday, May 23, openiong 10 a.m., lunch served 11:15 a.m., bingo follows 12:15 p.m., $18/person. Advance tickets only, none at door.Info/tickets: Pat 410-391-5627.

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, May 16, Locust Point, meet at the Himalayan House Restaurant, E Fort Ave and Cooksie St
Monday, May 21, Hollins Roundhouse, meet at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St
Tuesday, May 22, Brooklyn, meet at the Hargrove District Courthouse, 700 E Patapsco Ave
Wednesday, May 23, Pigtown, meet at the Bath House, 904 Washington Blvd
Thursday, May 24, Federal Hill/Federal Hill South, meet at Porter’s Pub, Riverside Ave and E Cross St

Mark the Calendar for…
Wine, Wine, Wine: Patterson Park holds “Wine Tasting at Sunset” near the pagoda on Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., $50/person. Info:
Mark The Calendar: Federal Hill Main Street holds its Federal Hill Jaz & Blues & Wine & Art Fest on Sunday, June 3. Live music, refreshments, art, a kids’ area and more. Volunteers needed. Info: Jane Seebold 410-727-4500,
Be A Ref: The Central Maryland Soccer Association is currently recruiting men and women 18 years of age and older who would like to become certified soccer officials.  Training provided. Info: Skip Apple 410-363-8610, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
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 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,

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