Community Calendar: May 9 – May 17, 2012

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. For further details check
Hampstead Hill: Hampstead Hill Association meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, in the library. Info: Jean Pula 410-370-2644,
Bingo! St. Brigid Church, 900 S. East Avenue, has bingo on Thursday, May 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $10/person. Info: 410-563-1717.
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 May 10 and May 24. Info:

Saturday, May 12
Feats of Clay: The Potters’ Guild of Baltimore will host a Spring & Garden Show starting Saturday, May 12, through the end of June. Opening reception is noon-5 p.m. Saturday at 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Meadow Mill complex. For info check or call 410-235-4884.
Roasts and Feasts: 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,,

Tuesday, May 15
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.
Upper Fells: The Upper Fells Point Improvement Association will meet Tuesday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Wolfe Street Academy, Wolfe and Gough streets. The association’s boundaries are Lombard to Eastern, Washington to Broadway. For info email
Fun for Kids: West Shore Park has free activities for kids starting May 15 and running through the summer, weather permitting. Fitness, dance, foreign languages, arts and crafts and more. Info:,

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,

Thursday, May 17
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,

Community Notebook
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
Thursday, June 2, “Resorts” in Atlantic City for slots and polka dancing
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
Other trips:
Sunday, Sept. 9, Polish Festival, Cherry Hill, N.J.
Sunday, Nov. 18, New York City, Ground Zero and Radio City Music Hall
Sunday, Dec. 9, Washington, DC-War memorials and Christmas lights.
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.”
Little Italy Bus Trips: The St. Anthony Society of St. Leo’s sponsors a trip to Shady Maple Smorgasbord (East Earl, PA) and Sight & Sound Theatre (Lancaster PA), to see “Jonah” on Thursday, June 14, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., $98/person. Info: Jerry Elliott 410-561-0199.
The Little Italy Lodge #2286 has a trip to Bronx Little Italy, NY on Thursday, June 21, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., $35/person.Info: Sue Spinnato-Walmsley 443-691-3046, John Kutz 410-952-2794.
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 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
Monday, May 14, Lakeland, meet at the Lakeland Recreation Center, 2921 Stranden Rd at Wegworth Lane
Tuesday, May 15, Curtis Bay, meet at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, Curtis Ave and Filbert St
Wednesday, May 16, Locust Point, meet at the Himalayan House Restaurant, E Fort Ave and Cooksie St
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 10, Sac au Lait, a Swinging Dixieland Jazz Band
Thursday, May 17, GoManGo, Rock and Roll
Thursday, May 24, Tony Berry and New Money, variety of music.
Flea Markets: Butchers Hill Flea Market and Craft Fair comes to Patterson Park on May 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no rain date. Info:
Nazareth Church, Bank Street and Highland Avenue, has a flea market on Saturday, May 12. Sign up to sell for $15/table, or come and browse. Info:
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.

Mark the Calendar…
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.
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. 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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