Community Calendar: September 12 – 17, 2012

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Wednesday, September 12
Community Meeting: The Hampstead Hill Association meets from 6-8 p.m. at Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Ave. Info: Jean Pula at 410-370-2644.
Fells Prospect: The Fells Prospect Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Cristo Rey High School, 420 Chester St, Between Bank St. and Eastern Ave. The guest speaker is City Council president “Jack” Young.

Thursday, September 13
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: Eastern Ave. and Conkling St., 4-8 p.m., every Thursday with local produce, foods, goods, entertainment, and other items.
Zumba: Free zumba every Thursday, Sept 6 – Oct. 18, at the Patterson Park Extension, between Linwood Ave. and Ellwood Ave. Info:

Saturday, September 15
Pierogi and more:  Holy Rosary Church, at 408 S. Chester St.,  is hosting a Polish Fall Festival Sept. 15-16, from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission. Music, dance, kids’ activities, homemade Polish food, beer garden, kids’ activities. Info:, 410-732-3960.
Frank Zappa Day: The Southeast Anchor location of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., is hosting a forum on free speech in honor of Frank Zappa, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Doors open at noon. Join Pratt CEO Dr. Carla Hayden and special guests. Free tickets available through MissionTix; donations to the Frank Zappa Day Fund are encouraged. Info:, 410-396-1580.
Patterson Park/Fell’s Point: Trash Pickup and Happy Hour: Baltimore Trash Talk hosts a trash pickup and happy hour from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. Meet at the southwest corner of Patterson Park at 3 p.m. We’ll spread out from there and work our way through the neighborhood to end up at John Stevens Ltd. at 4 p.m. Info: Visit Baltimore Trash Talk on Facebook.

Sunday, September 16
Crab Feast: The American Legion Auxiliary and SAL host a mini crab feast on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2-6 p.m. Crabs, crab soup, corn on the cob, soda, BYOB. Cost is $30. No minors. 3300 Dundalk Ave. Info: 410-285-6414 or 410-288-2297.

Monday, September 17
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.

Community Notebook
Marriage Equality Forum: The Messiah Lutheran Church, on O’Donnell Square in Canton, will host a public forum on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., regarding Maryland’s new civil marriage law. Del. Luke Clippinger of the 46th district will talk about why he introduced a bill for equality into the General Assembly; Equality Maryland will talk about its efforts to bring the issue to public attention; Marylanders for Marriage Equality will talk about how to get involved. Messiah will represent a faith commitment to equal rights. Info: 410-935-3696 or
Canton Community: Canton Community Association meets on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon St., with doors opening 6:30 p.m. Info:
Free Prostate Exams: During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Brady Urologic Institute at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5-8 p.m. The screening consists of a free digital rectal exam and a PSA blood test for the disease. Space is limited. Info: 410-550-9135 or 410-550-7739.
Crab Feast in Dundalk: The Dundalk Knights of Columbus will host a crab feast on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1-6 p.m. at 2111 Eilers Ave. Crabs will be steamed on site. The $40 ticket includes corn, crab soup, hot dogs, sausages, sides, cold melon, draft beer and soda. Info: 410-294-9888.
Classes in Italian Language, Culture, and Cooking: The Rev. Oreste Pandola Adult Learning Center at St. Leo’s Church recently posted its fall schedule of classes in Italian culture and language. The center, located at 914 Stiles St., offers courses on pasta-making, cheese-making, Italian card games, basic bocce, Italian language at all levels, and more. Info: 410-866-8494 or
Graceland Park Meeting: The Graceland Park Improvement Association will hold a meeting on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Graceland United Methodist Church,  6714 Youngstown Ave. This month’s guest speaker is Sgt. Edward Davis of the Baltimore City Police. John Kutz, the project superintendent for the Dundalk Avenue Streetscape, will also be in attendance. Info: “Babe” Grabowski, 410-288-4046.
U.S. Naval Academy Band Concert: The band will present a free concert Saturday, Sept. 15, at Dundalk Middle School Auditorium,  7400 Dunmanway. The concert is part of the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society’s Bicentennial program on the War of 1812. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Info: 410-284-2331.
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.
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
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.
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.

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One Comment on "Community Calendar: September 12 – 17, 2012"

  1. Art Lisowsky, Festival Chairman, 410-206-0073 September 22, 2012 at 5:33 am · Reply

    Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church presents
    Baltimore’s Showcase of Nations’
    39th Annual Russian Festival
    October 19, 20, 21, 2012

    We hope that you will join us as we celebrate the cultural heritage and rich history of our parish.

    Friday Oct. 19 – 11AM to 9PM Saturday Oct 20 – Noon to 9PM
    & Sunday Oct 21 – Noon to 6PM
    Broadway and 1723 E. Fairmount Ave
    During this festive weekend, we invite you to sample the many foods, souvenirs and entertainment offered at our Russian Festival. All of the food – ranging from the hot dishes and breads to the many desserts – were prepared by our own parishioners.

    Most of the souvenirs have been imported directly from Russia. Beautiful icons fashioned by the faithful in Russia, dolls, pins, paintings are just some of the beautiful expressions of faith and love witnessed today in Holy Rus’.

    And the entertainment – dance groups, choirs and music ensembles – we hope will make your feet tap and your hearts sing. Featuring East Baltimore’s Famous Lyman Ukrainian Dancers on Saturday and Sunday and the 25 piece Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra Concert Saturday evening at 6PM.

    Come and enjoy. Acquaint yourselves with our Russian heritage, make new friends and celebrate with us as we conduct the Russian Festival 2012 !!! 410-276-6171

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