Community Calendar: May 30 – June 6, 2012

Red Line meetings: The following Red Line open houses are scheduled locally, to show the latest plans, meet advisory committee members and more. Meetings address different areas of town. Info:
Wednesday, June 6: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4 p.m.-7 p.m.: University of Maryland-Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A&B, 621 W. Lombard Street.
Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Hampstead Hill Academy cafeteria, 500 S. Linwood Avenue.
Tuesday, June 12. 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Woodlawn High School cafeteria, 1801 Woodlawn Drive.
Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Lockerman Bundy Elementary School gymnasium, 301 N. Pulaski Street.
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 on your own pizzelle iron. Donations of assorted other types of Italian cookies can be brought to the rectory closer to thefestival. 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:
Dual Citizenship: The Italy/America Chamber of Commerce has a free seminar on how to obtain Italian dual citizenship, presented by Dr. Francesco Luigi Legaluppi, Consul General of Italy Baltimore, on Wednesday, June 13, 7 a.m.-9 a.m. (continental breakfast included) at the Consulate General of Italy Baltimore, 19 E. Fayette Street, 2nd Floor. Pay parking available in St.Paul Place garage, 210 St. Paul Place. RSVP by May 31 to or 410-631-7567.
Walk The Walk: On Thursday, May 31, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue, hosts a meeting for adults age 50+ who walk Eastern Avenue and Conkling Street, to develop ideas that improve the public spaces around the iarea. Info/registration: Kari 410-342-3234.

Friday, June 1
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,now through Sunday, June 24. Free artist’s reception on Friday, June 1, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Info:, 410-327-1272.
Free Music: Harborplace and the Gallery host free outdoor music every Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., during the summer. On June 1, it’s Chopteeth Afro Funk and on Saturday, June 2, it’s  Frederick Rock School Rock/Pop. Info/inclement weather notes:

Saturday, June 2
Canton Farmers’ market: Get fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, beginning June 2 at the new Canton Farmers Market to be held in the back parking lot of FutureCare Canton Harbor, 1300 S. Ellwood Ave., near Boston Street and the DuBurns Soccer Arena. Market Manager Hector de Lorimier says the vegs will be fresh and locally sourced. Info: or check
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 June 2. Info:
Flea Market: Blockenstein, the monster community yard sale of Highlandtown, takes place June 2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 3100 and 3200 blocks of Bank Street between S. East Avenue and S. Ellwood Avenue. BYO table and chair. Info/reservations: Agnes Arnold, 410-209-7995.
St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church, Chester and Lombard streets, holds a flea market on Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bake sale will also be held, and refreshments such as pieroghi, stuffed cabbages, home made soup and hot dogs will be available. Info: 410-248-0187.
Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Road, has a flea market on Saturday, June 2, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., $10/space, $15 with table. Info: 410-288-5136, 410-633-3696.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, has a flea market on the front lawn on Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., $10/space. Info/reservations: 410-866-8766,
Revival: There is a revival in Patterson Park on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Health and lifestyle information. Info:

Sunday, June 3
Jewish Culture: Discover Jewish connections at local cultural institutions, connect with clergy and more. Info:

Monday, June 4
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, June 4. Info: 410-832-8890.
Police and Community: The SouthEast Police Community Relations Council meets on Monday, June 4, 7 p.m at the Southeastern District of the Baltimore Police Department, 5710 Eastern Ave.

Tuesday, June 5
New Mom 101: New moms can come out and meet other new moms (adoptive and biological) and talk over those first weeks of life with Sara Groves, R.N. every Tuesday, from June 5-July 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1025 South Potomac Street (on O’Donnell Square) in Canton.Info: Sara 443-750-1636, church410-935-3696.
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 410-947-8796.

Wednesday, June 6
Bus Trips from the Church: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has two bus trips coming up. Info/tickets: Arlene Pate 410-327-3211.
June 6 to Bird In Hand Restaurant to see “The Confession” ($10 deposit being accepted now)
Dec. 6 to Toby’s Dinner Theatre to see “The Sound of Music.”
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, June 6.

Community Notebook…
Help the Homeless: The Church of St. Leo the Great in Little Italy is collecting toiletries for the homeless. Soap, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Drop off items at parish office, 227 S. Exeter Street.
Adult Learning: Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT), 900 South East Avenue, has small-group classes in reading, writing, math, and life skills for adults (ages 16 and over). Morning, evening and afternoon classes are held in the lower level of the former St. Brigid’s School. Classes for adults with learning difficulties, learning disabilities and learning challenges. Additionally, LIFT provides English writing and grammar instruction to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community and literacy instruction for adults who are blind or have low vision. Info: 410-522-1705 or email
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,
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
Wednesday, June 6, Camden Crossing, meet at Washington Blvd and Scott St
Thursday, June 7, West Federal Hill, meet at the post office on Ostend St
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.
Thursday, June 7: Atlantic City: Resorts
Thursday, July 12: Hollywood Casino, Charlestown, W.Va.
Thursday, Sept. 6, Sugarhouse Casino, Philadelphia
Sunday, Oct. 7, Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City
Thursday, Nov. 8, Harrah’s Casino, Chester, Pa.
Thursday, Dec. 6, Arundel Mills
There are also shopping and sightseeing trips:
Sunday, Nov. 18, New York City, Ground Zero and Radio City Music Hall
Sunday, Dec. 9, Washington, DC-War memorials and Christmas lights

Mark the Calendar….
Family Fishing: On the first Thursday of each month, there’s free catch-and-release Family Fun Fishing nights at the boat lake in Patterson Park, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The next is Thursday, June 7. BYO fishing tackle or borrow a loaner. Bait is provided. Info: Mark Burke 410-396-9392. (Weather cancellation info: 410-396-7078).
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/to volunteer:
Vets Need Rides: WWII veterans are looking for convertibles, open Jeeps and other appropriate transportation so that they can take part in Dundalk’s parade on Wednesday, July 4, starting at 8:15 a.m.  Info/to volunteer a ride: Don Mason 410-284-6835 or 410-215-0814.

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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