Community Calendar: October 31 – November 5, 2012

Events are due at noon on the Friday before publication. Note: Check for cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy. 

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:

Fell’s Point Halloween: 98 Rock hosts a Halloween party on Broadway Square from 3-10:30 p.m. Residents of the area affected by road closures may obtain a free voucher to park their car in the Fleet and Eden St. parking garage from 5 p.m. Wed. until 8 a.m. Thurs. Obtain vouchers through either the Fell’s Point Residents Association or the Fell’s Point Community Organization.

Friday, November 2
Skating in Patterson Park: The Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Family Skating Center (a.k.a. the Patterson Park Ice Rink) is opening to the public on Friday, Nov. 2.
Starting Friday, public skating will available on Fridays from 7-9 p.m.; Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Sundays from 3-5 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The admission for public sessions is $4; skate rentals are $2.
Skating lessons are also available on Saturdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
For more information, call 410-396-9392.

Saturday, November 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.  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.

State of the Watersheds Conference: Come learn about Maryland’s new storm water 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

Sunday, November 4
Free to Breathe Yogathon: This family-friendly event brings the community together to inspire hope and create change for everyone affected by lung cancer. Sunday, Nov. 4, starting at 1 p.m., Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville. Online registration closes Oct. 31. Fee is $30. Event day fee is $35. Info:

Monday, November 5
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 are 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:

Save the Date
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:
Nov.15  Open House: St. Casimir Catholic School, 1035 S. Kenwood Ave., is holding an Open House for prospective parents on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m.  Join them for a school tour, classroom visits, light refreshments, and an opportunity to meet their principal and see what St. Casimir Catholic School can offer to your family. Info: 410-342-2681 or
Nov.17 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 7p.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:
Nov.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.

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 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

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