Community Calendar: October 3-8, 2012

Wednesday, October 3
Fried Chicken Dinner: The Knights of Columbus will hold a chicken dinner at 1338 Hull St. from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Menu includes chicken, macaroni and cheese, string beans, cobbler and beverage. Tickets are $10. Free delivery. Info: 410-244-0690.

Thursday, October 4
B’more for Healthy Babies: The event honoring Baltimore’s families will be held at the National Aquarium at 501 E. Pratt St. from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Bring your children, friends, and family members. Free tours, refreshments, childcare, and information booths. Info:
 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.
Job Fair at CCBC: The Community College of Baltimore County Career Development and Counseling Services, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, and the Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development will be sponsoring Job Fairs on CCBC campuses throughout Baltimore County from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., K-100 (K Building) CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Rd. Bring multiple copies of your résumé. No pre-registration is required. Info: 443-840-4435.
Healthy Harbor Report Card: Join The Waterfront Partnership on Oct.4 at 10:30 a.m. at a community park, located at 2201 McElderry St., for the release of the 2nd Annual Healthy Harbor Report Card. Speakers from Waterfront Partnership, Blue Water Baltimore, and EcoCheck will present the results of the report card, discuss progress towards a swimmable/fishable Baltimore Harbor, and forecast the future actions needed to create a cleaner, green future for Baltimore’s neighborhoods, streams, and harbor. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the McElderry Park Resource Center at 611 N. Montford Ave. Info:
Hopkins Best Dressed Sale/ Presale with Cocktails and Buffet: Featured favorites include new designer clothing, vintage apparel, furs, shoes, and wedding gowns. The presale takes place on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4-8 p.m. at the Carriage House at Evergreen Museum & Library, at 4545 North Charles St. Admission to the presale is $45 in advance or $55 at the door. The event continues with free admission on Friday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (when most items will be half price). Info: or call 410-955-9341.

Friday, October 5
Hopkins Best Dressed Sale: See Thursday’s calendar entry.


Fire Thrill Show...On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Baltimore City Fire Department will sponsor a thrill show with fire engine rides and fire prevention lessons. Kids receive a fire prevention packet. The event will take place at 6720 Pulaski Highway from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, October 6
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., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651.
Hopkins Best Dressed Sale: See Thursday’s calendar entry.
Highlandtown Mosaic Dedication: The Highlandtown Intergenerational Mosaic Project (HIMP) at Bank and Conkling streets (across from Hoehn’s Bakery), dedicates its mosaic from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event features children’s activities, a community storytelling booth, and light refreshments. (HIMP) is the creative partnership of Anthony’s Park Mobile Arts Recycle Center, Mosaic Makers, Inc., and the John Booth Senior Center. Info: Nancy Jagelkak,  202-557-1623 or njagelka
Blessing of the Animals at St. Casmir Church: Blessing of animals in front of the church at noon at 2736 O’Donnell St. Info: 410-276-1981.
Humane Society’s Dogfest: A celebration of all things canine. Celebrity judges on the Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Dancer, or Best Owner/Pet Look-Alike.  Remember to bring the kids. Crafts, moonbounce, face painting by Fantasy Faces, and Shakespeare animal scenes acted by The Shakespeare Factory. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. rain or shine. $10 admission. 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown.
Poe Bus Tour: Hop on the Poe Bus Tour with David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe. The tour leaves from the Annabel Lee Tavern on a coach bus at 2 p.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Learn about Poe’s beginnings as an award-winning author of horror tales; pass along the streets where he walked, and see what is still there today. For ticket prices, please visit
Canton Dog Park Clean-up: The Canton Dog Park holds a regular clean-up on the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. Info:
Art Show: Show featuring seven Baltimore artists, celebrates spooky visions of Baltimore. Swing by after an afternoon at the Fells Point Fun Festival  (6-9 p.m.) or catch the show as part of the School 33 Open Studio Tour on the weekend of October 20 and 21, 1-6pm. The galleries are located at the crossroads of E. Baltimore and Caroline streets, 1448 and 1452 E. Baltimore. Info: 443-956-2459.
Pet Blessing: St. Peter Evangelical holds its annual pet blessing at 5 p.m. at 7834 Eastern Ave., across from Eastpoint Mall. Bring your pet (cat, dog, reptile, amphibian, bird). Info: 410-288-0537.

Sunday, October  7
Columbus Day Parade: The Columbus Day Parade and Commemoration will be presented by the AIAC on Sunday, Oct. 7.  The Parade begins at 2 p.m. at the corner of Key Highway and Light St. and continues down Pratt St. to Columbus Piazza in Little Italy. For a full schedule of events, visit
Hopkins Best Dressed Sale: See Thursday’s calendar entry.

Monday, October 8
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. 11 Hampstead Hill Association: The association meets on the second Thursday of each month. 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,
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. Harbor Harvest is sponsored by IKEA and Harborplace & The Gallery. 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 by the 8 Ohms Band and the Kelly Bell Band, corn hole, and a Waterfront Kids play area. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 21. Info:
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. Great 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, 914 Stiles St., offers more than two dozen courses including pasta-making, cheese-making, Italian card games, bocce, and Italian language. 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 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 410-633-3696.
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
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.
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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