Community Calendar: November 14-20, 2012


EVENT OF THE WEEK: War of 1812 Tree Planting: In celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Friends of Patterson Park is going to plant 1,812 trees by the end of 2014. Help them kick it off right with a ceremony, entertainment, a KidsZone, and a War of 1812 tour. Meet at the Patterson Park Pagoda on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. To volunteer, contact the Friends of Patterson Park at 410-276- 3676 or

Wednesday, November 14
Butchers Hill Association Meeting and Art Night: The next Butchers Hill Association meeting will be at St. Andrew’s Church, 2028 E. Lombard St. The meeting will be short as it is also the organization’s Art Night, featuring 20 local artists. Art will be raffled off to benefit the Black Knights Youth Football team. Info:

Thursday, November 15
School Open House:  St. Casimir Catholic School, 1035 S. Kenwood Ave., is holding an open house for prospective parents from 9–11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. Join them for a school tour, classroom visits, light refreshments, and an opportunity to meet their principal. Info: 410-342-2681 or
Kindergarten Visiting Days at PPPCS: Parents who are interested in sending their children to Patterson Park Public Charter School this coming fall will have opportunities to see the kindergarten classrooms, meet teachers, and meet the principal. Parents may visit Nov. 15 at 9 a.m., Nov. 16 at 9 a.m., or Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. The school is located at 27 N. Lakewood Ave. Please visit to learn more. Hablamos español.
Women in Law Enforcement Career Night: The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will host its fourth Women In Law Enforcement Career Night from 5-7:30 p.m. at the MDTA Police Headquarters, 4330 Broening Highway. Info: 877-890-8827 or and click on the link for Women In Law Enforcement Career Night.

Friday, November 16
Love, Loss, and What I Wore:  “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” a play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, directed by Steve Goldklang, runs through Dec. 9, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Fell’s Point Corner Theater, 251 South Ann St. Tickets: $12 to $17. Info:
Audubon Tiny Tots Camouflage: Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program for kids ages 2-5. This month, kids will see how animals blend in with their environment and how camouflage is important for predators and prey. Meet at the picnic tables on the northeastern shore of the Boat Lake at 10:30 a.m. There is a $5 suggested donation per child. Please register at least two days before the program. Info: 410-558-2473 or
Basket Bingo: St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 1803 Dundalk Ave., will hold a basket bingo at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Twenty games plus door prizes. Info: 410-284-0783.
Pinball Tournament: Join the National Pinball Museum for its first pinball tournament from 8 p.m. to midnight. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. at 608 Water St.  Admission is $12. The registration fee for the tournament is $5. Tournament players must be at the museum and registered by 8 p.m. Info:

Saturday, November 17
Decorate Main Street: Transform Highlandtown into a beautiful, winter destination. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, 500 S. Highland Ave. Help hang wreaths on Eastern Ave., and enjoy treats and coffee. RSVP to Amanda: 410-342-3234 X26
Christmas Bazaar: St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a holiday bazaar at 7834 Eastern Ave. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Crafts, flea market, breakfast, lunch, and Santa. Info: 410-288-0537.
Last Day for the Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market: The market is held on the Square from 7:30 a.m. until noon.
Pow Wow: The Baltimore American Indian Center (BAIC) will hold its 38th Annual Pow Wow on Nov. 17 and 18 at Patterson High School, 100 Kane St. The festival is open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 -12, and free for children 3 and under. More than 70 tribes will participate in this event to commemorate November as Native American Heritage Month. Info:
Baltimore Songs: Baltimore has inspired some of the most famous songs in American music, from Harlan Howard’s “The Streets of Baltimore” and Hoagy Carmichael’s “Baltimore Oriole,” to Bob Dylan’s “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.” No one can do these tunes more justice than Baltimore’s finest singer-songwriters. On this night, ten of those artists will sing Baltimore songs that they’ve written and/or loved in a benefit concert hosted by Geoffrey Himes, at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at 3134 Eastern Ave. Tickets are $17, $12 for members, or in advance. All proceeds benefit the Baltimore College Peace Network, the Roots Café, and the Creative Alliance. Info: 410-276-1651.
Roller Derby Home Game: The Charm City Roller Girls’ home team season reaches an unexpected cliff-hanger as the league’s undefeated teams face off. The first whistle is at 6:30 p.m., with the second bout starting at approximately 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15, but it’s recommended that patrons buy online at; kids under 12 are $5; general admission is $12; and VIP tickets are $25. Street parking is plentiful, and paid parking lots are within walking distance of the venue.

Sunday, November 18
Annual Bazaar and Dinner: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 2638 E. Baltimore St., celebrates the feast day of St. Elizabeth with Mass at 10 a.m., dinner starting at noon, and activities until 4 p.m. Finish your Christmas shopping, bring the kids for some holiday crafts, and try your chance at a $500 raffle. Admission is free with a suggested donation to the church’s food pantry. Pork dinner optional: adults $12, children $6. Cash bar. Info: 410-675-8260.

Save the Date:
Nov. 27 Bus Trip to Atlantic City: The Senior Steelworkers Local 9477 is sponsoring a bus trip to Atlantic City. Bus leaves 550 Dundalk Ave. at 10 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m. Tickets are $23. Info: 410-633-7115.
Nov. 28 Residential Permit Parking Work Session: A City Council Work Session has been scheduled for two Council bills related to residential permit parking. The two bills are: Bill 12-0125 (this bill addresses RPP Area 43, including whether it should be approved, discontinued, and/or extended.) and Bill 12-0102 (this bill rewrites the residential permit parking area statute.) More details on these bills can be found at The Work Session will be held at 5 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor.
Dec. 1 Fell’s Point Egg Nog Contest: This year’s contest will be held from noon to 5 p.m..This free event is part of Fell’s Point Main Street’s Olde Tyme Christmas Holiday weekend. Last year, over 15 restaurants, taverns, and retailers participated in the contest, offering a taste of their very best eggnog to visitors and residents. Visitors will again pick up their ballots at the Fell’s Point Main Street booth on Broadway Square and head out to local establishments to sample their special eggnog recipe.
Dec. 2 Merry Mart: Merry Mart is an annual juried holiday craft show that showcases high-quality handmade arts and crafts from indie crafters, including members of the Charm City Craft Mafia, the Baltimore Etsy Street Team and fine artists and crafts people from Highlandtown and across the region. Shoppers will find one-of-a-kind gifts. The event will be held from 11 a.m . – 5 p.m. at the Creative Alliance, at 3134 Eastern Ave.
Dec. 7 Little Italy Tree Lighting: The Little Italy Christmas Tree Lighting is sponsored by the Original Little Italy Restaurant Association and will take place at 7 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner Stiles and High streets. This is a free family event. Christmas carols will be performance by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.  Santa Claus will visit with treats for the children. Complimentary hot apple cider, hot chocolate, Italian cookies, and roasted chestnuts (while supplies last). Info:

Community Notebook
Lights! Camera! Action!: The Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting entries for the eighth annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Winners receive cash prizes, all-access passes to the 2013 Maryland Film Festival, and passes to local movie theaters. Eligible screenplays are given valuable coverage and critique.The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 30, 2013. An application form is online at
Eastpoint Soup Kitchen: St. Peter Lutheran Church, at 7834 Eastern Ave. offers a free soup kitchen on the last Saturday of every month, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It is open to everyone who needs food or warm clothing.
Bagged Leaf Collection: Leaf collection continues through Jan. 14. Up to 20 bags of leaves will be collected from every address every Monday. Residents must call 311 before Sunday at 10 p.m. for the next day collection to schedule a pickup. Solid Waste will also continue to collect bagged leaves on citizens’ regularly scheduled trash collection day—up to five bags of leaves from each address every week. Leaves must be in clear or labeled bags and placed at regular refuse collection locations, not in the public right-of-way.
Local Preschool Openings: United Evangelical’s PACT program (Parents and Children Together) has openings for preschoolers to learn through art, projects, and play. Info/classroom visits: Concetta Clark, 410-995-0118
Adult Learning: Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT), 900 S. East Ave., 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. Info: 410-522-1705 or email

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