Community Calendar: May 23 – May 31, 2012


WILD RIDE-In 2008, Nathan Hohman and Jeffery O’Conner enjoyed the rides at Our Lady of Fatima’s carnival. The carney returns this week with rides, seafood, games and more. Photo by Anna Santana

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.

Thursday, May 24
Audubon Adventures: The Friends of Patterson Park offer the following programs through the Audubon Society. Info/RSVP:410-558-2473 or
“Audubon’s Tiny Tots: May Flowers:” Thursday, May 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.-11 am. Ages 2-5 with an adult can meet at the picnic tables on the northeastern shore of the Boat Lake. $5 suggested donation per child. Hike through the park and see the flowers, learn how they give food to insects and more.
Fells Point Meeting: Fells Point Main Street holds a special annual members meeting on Thursday, May 24, 8 a.m. Info:, 410-675-8900.
Hampstead Hill Nights: The next Hampstead Hill Night, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, with free outdoor live music by Tony Berry and New Money will be held on Thursday, May 24. 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.
Hire A Hero: A hiring and employment event for veterans and military spouses is held on Thursday, May 24 at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell Street. A free resume-writing/mentoring session is held 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Info/registration:
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 is May 24. Info:

Friday, May 25
Crab Feast: The Bayview Business Association, Inc., is having an all-you-can-eat crab feast on Friday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Michael’s Steak and Lobster House, 6207 Eastern Avenue, $30/person, to benefit the continuing beautification of the Bayview Gateway Park. Info:, 410-984-6826.
Haz-Mats: Household hazardous material drop-off days are being offered by DPW once again at the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson Street. Dates and hours are as follows:
Residents can take these items to the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center (proof of city residency required) on the last Friday and Saturday of every month through November. Info: 311.
Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 26
Watch The Birdie: Audubon holds a free urban bird-watching walk on Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., open to all ages. Meet at the fountain in Patterson Park, closest to E. Lombard St. and S. Patterson Park Avenue. need binoculars? Send an e-mail and use a loaner pair.Info: Kate Creamer, 443-623-0717.
Pinball Wizards: The National Pinball Museum, 608 Water Street, has a workshop for pinball machine owners or managers. “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 27
Bingo! St. Casimir Church Hall (Kolbe Center), 2736 O’Donnell Street, has non-smoking, handicap-accessible dinner bingo on Sunday, May 27, opening 10 a.m., $20/person. Proceeds benefit the building fund. Info/reservations: 410-276-4412.
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.
Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, has one service on Sunday, May 27, 10 a.m., in honor of this year’s Confirmands and their families.. Info: 410-866-8766,
Run! Run! MCVET 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run: Sunday, May 27, 7:30 a.m. (5K), 8:30 a.m. (10K), starting from War Memorial Plaza. Info:

Tuesday, May 29
For Art’s Sake: The Art Gallery of Fells Point, 1716 Thames Street, has a new show with Joe Krastel’s acrylics and oils of local sports figures and scenes, from Tuesday, May 29-Sunday, June 24. Free artist’s reception on Friday, June 1, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Info:, 410-327-1272.
Greektown: The Greater Greektown Neighborhood Association meets at 7 p.m. at John Rurah Elementary on the last Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is May 29. Info:
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, May 30
Fun At Fatima! Our Lady of Fatima, 6400 E. Pratt Street, has its Fun Fest from Wednesday to Saturday, May 30, May 31, June 1 and June 2, starting 7 p.m. on Wenesday, Thursday and Friday, and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Rides, seafood, live music and more. Info:, 410-633-9393.

Thursday, May 31
Notes From Little Italy: There’s a meeting for those interested in helping plan the Columbus Day Parade (to be held Sunday Oct. 7) on Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Italy Lodge, 905 E. Pratt Street.
The St. Anthony Festival (to be held June9-10) needs cookies and volunteers. for those with pizzelle irons, Little Italy provides the pizzelle batter, you do the cooking. To volunteer at one of the festival booths, email or call Sue Corasaniti at 410-321-7765 or
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 May 31, June 7 and June 14. Info:

Mark the Calendar for…
Soccer in Patterson Park: Patterson Park’s Panteras could use some volunteer coaches for the next session, starting Thursdays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. on June 21. Info:
Festival in Federal Hill: Federal Hill Main Street holds its Federal Hill Jazz & 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,
Bocce Tournament! The St. Anthony Festival will be held in Little Italy on Sunday, June 9-10, noon-8 p.m. The bocce tournament is now accepting sign-ups. On Saturday, there will be 16 doubles; on Sunday, there will be 16 four-person teams. Info/registration: Dino Basso 410-536-0886.
Cruising Into History: The S.S. John W. Brown, one of only two remaining liberty ships, will offer a living history cruise on Saturday, June 30. Get tickets now. Info: 410-558-0646,

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 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
Monday, May 28, Mt. Winans, meet at S Paca St and Hollins Ferry Rd
Monday, June 4, Riverside/SBNA, meet at the Riverside Park gazebo, Riverside Ave and E Randall St
Tuesday, June 5, New Southwest Mt. Clare, meet at the Wilkens Avenue Mennonite Church, 1616 Wilkens Ave.


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