Community Calendar: May 2 – May 9, 2012

Wednesday, May 2
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, May 2.

Friday, May 4
Fallen Heroes: On Friday, May 4, 1 p.m., Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, will host Fallen Heroes Day to salute police, firefighters and others who have fallen in the line of duty. If in the area, be aware of the presence of motorcades, honor guards and more. Info: 410-666-0490,

Roasts and Feasts: The Baltimore Museum of Industry will host a bull roast Friday, May 4, 5-11 p.m. to benefit South Baltimore’s Police Explorer Post 9449 and Venture Crew 15. Tickets are $45; tables of 10 are $400. Purchase tickets online at or call Ofc. Butterbean Vaught, 443-681-0920.
Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Ave., will host a shrimp feast Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $35. Info: 410-633-2828.
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,,

MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT-Everything Nancy Studios will host a crafts workshop with Miss Dawn Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-noon at 401 S. Conkling St. Suggested donation $5; bring your own paper towel rolls. Make an owl (above) or animal trinket holder from recycled stuff. To register email Nancy Jagelka,, or call 202-557-1623.

Saturday, May 5
Dog Park: The Canton Dog Park holds a regular clean-up on the first Saturday of every month starting 10 a.m. The next will be held on May 5. Info:

In Shreds: There’s a free Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-noon. at the parking lot near the Canton Safeway, 2610 Boston Street. B.Y.O. papers, old bills and more, and guard against identity theft. Info: 410-732-2633.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: A Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held at the Field House on Boston Street, noon-8 p.m. Expect parking and pedestrian congestion and (most likely) post party action in the area. You’ve been warned.

For Art’s Sake: The Fells Point Art Gallery, 1716 Thames Street, has a new show for May, with the theme of “Maryland, My Maryland.” Free artist’s reception with Dex Westphal, whose work will be shown, on Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Info: 410-327-1272,

Sunday, May 6
Bach to you: The Bach Concert Series will present a free cantata Sunday, May 6, at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St. On the program is:
Bourrée I, Bourrée II, Minuet, and Badinerie from Overture for flute and strings (BWV 1067) by J.S. Bach
J. S. Bach Cantata 157: Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn performed by Taylor Armstrong, tenor, and Phillip Collister, bass
Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BWV 543) by J. S. Bach performed by Christopher Schroeder, organist. For info visit

Consider the Lilies of the Field: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has its annual flower sale, hosted by the Youth Group, on Sunday, May 6.

Monday, May 7
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, May 7. Info: 410-832-8890.

Police and Community: The Southeast Police Community Relations Council meets on Monday, May 7, 7 p.m at the Southeastern District of the Baltimore Police Department, 5710 Eastern Ave. This meeting repeats the first Monday of each month.

Tuesday, May 8
Dog Park: The Canton Dog Park meetings are held eight times per year at 7 p.m. in Canton Cove’s conference room, 2901 Boston Street. The next is on Tuesday, May 8. Info:

Wednesday, May 9
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.
Wednesday, May 9: Delaware Park slots
Wednesday, May 16: Midway Slots, includes free slot play and free buffet, reserve before May 5. Info for this trip only: 443-756-6604, or see Lee at Lemko House.
Thursday, June 2, “Resorts” in Atlantic City for slots and polka dancing

Thursday, May 10
At the Pratt: Madeline Albright, U.S. Secretary of State from 1997-2001, will discuss her book “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948” on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St. Free. Info:

Mark the Calendar for…
Blood Drive: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road, has a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, May 15, 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Ample parking, ADA-accessible. Info/appointments: Church office 410-866-8766, Dianne 410-391-0298.

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

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:

A Confirmation Reunion: United Evangelical Church, UCC, 3200 Dillon Street, holds its 50th class reunion for the UEC Confirmation Class of 1962. Reunion is on Sunday, May 27 with a celebration luncheon following the 10:30 a.m. worship. Class members are now being sought. Info: 410-276-0393,,

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.” Application deadline is June 15. Info: Patricia Herman 410-285-4550,

Community Notebook
Flea Markets: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 3131 E. Baltimore St., will host a flea market Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 410-675-2753.
Hampstead Hill, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, holds a flea market on Saturday, May 5, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Spaces $10, tables $5 extra. Also accepting donations of goods to be sold. Info/reservations: Ms. Swann 410-369-9146,
Butchers Hill Flea Market and Craft Fair comes to Patterson Park on May 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reserve space by May 5. There is no rain date. Info:

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 2, Camden Crossing, meet at Washington Blvd and Scott St
Thursday, May 3, West Federal Hill, meet at the post Office on Ostend St
Monday, May 7, Riverside/SBNA, meet at the Riverside Park gazebo, Riverside Ave and E Randall St
Tuesday, May 8, Union Square, meet at W Lombard and S Stricker Sts
Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., Carrollton Ridge, meet at the Samuel F. B. Morse Recreation Center, Pulaski and Ashton Sts
Thursday, May 10, Sharp Leadenhall, meet at Sts Stephan and James, W Hamburg and S Hanover Sts

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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