Community Calendar: October 24-31, 2012

Wednesday, October 24
Sip, Savor, and Stroll: From 6-10 p.m., guests will visit a total of five Harbor East restaurants and bars throughout the evening, choosing from: BIN 604, Bond Street Social, Kozmo’s Lounge at the Marriott Waterfront, Lebanese Taverna, PABU, Taco Fiesta, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, Talara and Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina. Each $45 ticket includes one drink and an array of appetizers at each destination, plus a complimentary welcome cocktail at registration. Info:  http:/harboreastsipsavorstroll.eventbrite.com.
Sour Beef Dinner at Zion Church: Enjoy a traditional sour beef (sauerbraten) dinner with homemade potato dumplings, red cabbage, green beans, rolls, and cake. This year’s dinner is hosted in the church’s dining room on both Wednesday (4:30-7:30 p.m.) and Thursday (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and will feature beef from Hickory Chance Farm and  local produce. The beer hall will be open both days from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Beer and wine from The Wine Source will be available. The cost is $15  for adults, $8 for children for the dinner.  The church is located at 400 E. Lexington St. Info: 410-727-3939 or www.zionbaltimore.org.

Thursday, October 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. 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.
Network with the Italian Community: Fall Social hosted by the Promotion Center for Little Italy, 5-8 p.m., $5 donation before event and $10 donation at the door. appetizers, live music, networking. Da Mimmo Ristorante 217 S. High St. Info: 410-727-6876.

 

Audubon's Tiny Tots: Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program where kids ages 2-5 make a craft, play games, and read a story. This month, we will learn what it's like to be an owl hunting at night. Friday, Oct. 26 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tiny Tots is also scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 27 10 -11a.m. Meet at the picnic tables on the northeastern shore of the Boat Lake. $5 suggested donation per child, with an adult. Registration required: 410-558-2473 or PPAudubon@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 27
Kerplunk! Free Family Art: Open to families and kids of all ages. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youths 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.
Howl-O-Ween: The Can Company, 2400 Boston St., hosts a dog costume competition and festival from 1-5 p.m. to benefit the Baltimore Humane Society. More than 100 imaginatively dressed dogs and their owners compete for prizes. Dog owners can register their pets on the day of the event. The registration fee is $20. Proceeds from the event assist the Baltimore Humane Society in providing temporary homes and care for homeless animals. Info: www.crossstpartners.com/Howl_0_Ween.html.
Beer Taps and Homebrew, Made in Baltimore: Did you know that Duclaw, Oliver, Brewer’s Art, Stillwater Artisanal, and Raven Beer taps are all made right here in Baltimore?  Stop by Mark Supik & Co. woodturning shop and watch tap handles being turned, sculpted, painted, and labeled. Local homebrew club members  will be on hand to demonstrate beer making (and tasting). Raven Beer has donated some great door prizes for us to give away. Hundreds of taps on display in our Beer Tap Museum. This Baltimore Beer Week event will be held at Mark Supik & Co. Taphandles, 1 N. Haven St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.marksupikco.com/beertaps/custom/baltimorebeerweek.
Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival: The Creative Alliance hosts a festival at Eastern and Linwood Avenues with hayrides, a costume contest, and music at 3:30 p.m. The annual lantern parade begins at 7 p.m. Info: www.creativealliance.org or 410-276-1651.
Halloween Dance: The American Legion Post and Auxiliary at 3300 Dundalk Ave. hosts a dance and costume contest with games, music, and prizes. This is an over-21 event. Bring your carved pumpkin. You may win a prize. 3300 Dundalk Ave. 8 p.m. – midnight. Tickets are $15. Info: 410-285-6414.
Trick or Trot: Grab your running shoes and maybe a costume and get ready for a spirited time at the Third Annual KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk. All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington, D.C. The race begins and ends in O’Donnell Square (at the corner of O’Donnell and Linwood Avenues in Canton). Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The race kicks off at 9 a.m., and the fun walk starts at 9:05 a.m. It’s $40 to register for the race, and $20 per family to walk. Info: Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or gina.seyfried@kidspeace.org.

Sunday, October 28
“Trunk or Treat” at Prince of Peace: The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 8212 Philadelphia Rd. is hosting a fall celebration with games, food, a costume contest, and candy from the trunks of church members’ cars around the parking lot. No scary costumes or costumes with weapons. Info: 410-866-8766.
Oktoberfest:  The United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon St., is having its Oktoberfest on Sunday Oct. 28. Not on Saturday, and not on Oct. 21. The event runs from noon-5 p.m., and marks the 140th anniversary of UEC. For more information, contact Abby Markowitz: 410-276-0393.
Cornhole Tournament: The Northern Baltimore County Junior Chamber hosts its 2nd Annual Cornhole tournament on Oct. 28 to benefit Special Olympics of Maryland at the Hard Yacht Café, 8500 Cove Rd. Registration begins at 1 p.m., with play starting at 2 p.m. Registration for the social tournament is $30 in advance, $40 the day of the event. Entrants must be at least 18. To reserve a tournament spot or to get more information, email nbcjayceecornhole@gmail.com or call 410-236-5753.
Dinner Bingo: St. Casimir Church Hall (Kolbe Center), 2736 O’Donnell Street, will have a non-smoking, handicap-accessible dinner bingo this Sunday, October 28,opening 10 am, $20/person. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Call for reservation: 443-242-7074.

Monday, October 29
How Children Succeed: Patterson Park Public Charter School hosts an evening with Paul Tough, author of the new book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.” Tough has written extensively on the social forces in education, as well as the evaluative techniques used in the classroom and is longtime critic of evaluating student success on grades alone. This is a free, ticketed event. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 2700 E. Baltimore St. Tickets can be reserved at www.pppcs.org. Please reserve tickets early, as space is limited.
Indoor Zumba at the Rec: If you liked zumba outside, don’t miss Malindi’s indoor zumba class at the Patterson Park Rec Center (Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $5 per class). All levels welcome. For adults and kids ages 12 and up (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). No registration is necessary. Just come out and give it a try. Info: katie@pattersonpark.com.

Tuesday, October 30
Greektown Neighborhood Association: 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 Oct. 30. Info: ggna.baltimore@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 31
Trick or Treat on Highlandtown Main Street:  Trick or treat in costume from 3-6 p.m. at local businesses along Eastern Ave. from Robinson St. to Haven St, 400 and 500 blocks of Conkling St. and Highland Ave. Info: 410-342-3234.
Highland Community Church Event: Inflatable moon bounces, face painting, balloon man, free food and drinks, carnival games, candy, outdoor movie. 6-8 p.m. 3930 Fleet St. at Grundy. Info: www.highlandcommunity.org

Save the Date
Nov. 3 Residential Permit Parking Hearings: Councilman Kraft’s office has announced a series of City Council hearing dates for two council bills related to Residential Permit Parking. The two bills to be heard are: Bill 12-0125, which is for the purpose of approving the RPP Area 43, and Bill 12-0102, which is for the purpose of modifying the procedures and requisites for Residential Permit Parking areas. More details on these bills can be found at http://legistar.baltimorecitycouncil.com/mattersearch/. The hearing dates will be:
Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon St.
and Wednesday, Nov. 7 , at 2 p.m. at City Hall.
Nov. 3 State of the Watersheds Conference: Come learn about Maryland’s new stormwater rules and regulations, enhance your understanding of toxicity loads from trash, learn how outreach with residents can effectively engage communities, hear about innovations in water quality treatment practices, and contribute to the connections among watersheds, public health, recreation, and stewardship. Notre Dame of Maryland University 4701 N. Charles St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: Jennifer Dowdell at jdowdell@biohabitats.com.
Nov. 11 Centennial Celebration at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church: Liturgy and banquet. 2401 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-675-7557.
Nov. 12 Patterson Park Neighborhood Association Meeting: PPNA meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Church Hall at Baltimore St. and Lakewood Ave. (Use the stairs down to the basement hall on Lakewood Ave.) Info: www.pattersonparkneighbors.org.

Community Notebook
Canton Baptist Food Drive: Canton Baptist, 3302 Toone St., is trying to keep the shelves of its food pantry full. To donate, call 410-563-1177 or stop by the church.
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, or Michael Fiorenza at 410-633-3696.
St. Leo Helps the Homeless: St. Leo the Great in Little Italy is collecting toiletries for the homeless. Soap, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Drop off items at the parish office, 227 S. Exeter St.
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 joanne@liftbaltimore.org.

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