Community Calendar: October 10-15, 2012

Wednesday, October 10
Tour the “USCGC Taney”: Part of “Free Fall Baltimore,” a monthlong series of free events all over the city. Museum educator Ryan Szmanski leads a walking tour of the USCGC Taney, focusing on the massing of the Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI, and the subsequent attack on the naval station by imperial Japan. Pier 5. 6 p.m. This event is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required. R.S.V.P. to 410-539-1797 x422 or to reserve your place.

Thursday, October 11
Zumba: Free zumba every Thursday, Sept 6 – Oct. 18, at the Patterson Park Extension, between Linwood Ave. and Ellwood Ave. All levels welcome. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Hampstead Hill Association: The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Ave., in the library. Pizza will be served. Info: Jean Pula 410-370-2644,
Schooner Race: Schooners will cast off lines for the start of the 23rd Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race just south of the Bay Bridge at 1:30 p.m. The schooners will sail 127 nautical miles down the Chesapeake Bay to Portsmouth, Virginia. Info: or “like” the GCBSR on Facebook at

Saturday, October 13
Kerplunk! Free Family Art: Open to families and kids of all ages. Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art-making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult — to enhance that special bond between adult and child. Kerplunk runs every Saturday through Dec. 1, 12-3 p.m., at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651.
Charm City Roller Girls: The Charm City Roller Girls’ eighth home team season continues with another high-octane doubleheader.   Clarence “Du” Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The first whistle is at 6:30 p.m., and the second bout starts at approximately 8 p.m. This event is family friendly and wheelchair accessible.  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 (in advance). Street parking is plentiful, and paid parking lots are within walking distance of the venue.
Help Plant Trees: Volunteers are needed to help plant trees in the McElderry Park neighborhood on Saturday  Oct. 13
Meet at 9 a.m. at William Paca Elementary School at 200 N. Lakewood Ave. No experience necessary Gloves and tools will be provided. Info:
Natty Boh Car Show: Exotic, muscle, and collector car show to benefit “Believe in Tomorrow.” 1501 S. Clinton St., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, October  14  
Our Lady of Pompeii Feast Day: A concert and dinner featuring Elio Scaccio, Noon-4 p.m. at  210 S. Conkling St. $30 per person. Info: 410-675-7790

Monday, October 15
Just Polka: Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Hall, 6400 E. Pratt St. at Kane. Reservations are required. Info: 443-969-4361.

Save the Date
Oct. 19  “A Beheading in Spokane”: opens at the Fells Point Corner Theater. Info:
Oct. 19  Dundalk Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: 2111 Eilers Ave., next to the firehouse. Noon – 6 p.m. Pollack, steak fries, cole slaw, rolls, dessert, coffee. $11 per platter. Info: 410-409-8173.
Oct. 20 Harbor Harvest: The Annual Harbor Harvest will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Shore Park. This free, family-friendly event will feature live music by Recess Monkey, an IKEA urban pumpkin patch, a hay maze, pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, face painting, games, arts and crafts, food trucks, drinks and more. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 21. Info:
Oct. 20 Fall Fling: The Fall Fling will take place from 2:30 – 8 p.m. at West Shore Park. This free event will feature some of the city’s best food trucks, beer, wine, mixed drinks, live music, corn hole, and a Waterfront Kids play area. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 21. Info:
Oct. 20 BARCStober Fest: BARC’s annual BARCStober Fest, featuring the “Ready, Set, Sniff” 5 K run. The fun begins at 11 a.m. in Patterson Park near the pagoda. BARCStober Fest includes: pet contests (including costume), pet health and welfare specialists, pet blessings, pet micro-chipping, stage entertainment, food vendors, local artists, silent auction, raffle, other area animal rescues and more. Info:
Oct. 25 Race for Education: The St. Casimir School will sponsor their annual Race for Education (rain date October 26) in the circle park adjacent to St. Casimir Church from 8:15 a.m. to noon. All students, faculty, and staff will run, jog, sprint and walk laps to help raise funds for essential educational needs and new after school care programs. Info: Jennifer Anderson, 443-570-0705.
Oct. 28 Oktoberfest: The United Evangelical Church (UEC), at 3200 Dillon St., has its Oktoberfest from noon-5 p.m., to mark the 140th anniversary of UEC. Food, beer, live music, raffles. and prize wheels.

Community Notebook
Classes in Italian Language, Culture, and Cooking: The Rev. Oreste Pandola Adult Learning Center at St. Leo’s Church, located at 914 Stiles St., offers more than two dozen courses. Info: 410-866-8494 or
2012 Lantern Parade Call for Volunteers: The Creative Alliance invites the community to volunteer as parade marshalls, float makers, lantern workshop assistants, and plastic bottle collectors. Please drop off clean plastic bottles (which will be made into lanterns) at 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: or 410-276-1651.
Public Meetings on Baltimore’s Pools: Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is working on a long-term plan for its pool system. “Dive In, Baltimore!” will hold public meetings to discuss the conditions of the pool system, examine the aquatics facilities and programming of other comparable cities, and determine priorities for a long-range aquatics program for Baltimore residents. Join them for one of four public meetings. Info: or
Canton Baptist Food Drive: Canton Baptist, 3302 Toone St., is trying to keep its food pantry full. To donate, call 410-563-1177.
Dundalk Food Pantry: The Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Rd., has a food pantry to help families in the community. Those in need or those wishing to donate food can call 410-288-5136..
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.

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