Community Calendar: September 19 -25, 2012

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Wednesday, September 19
Graceland Park Meeting: The Graceland Park Improvement Association will hold a meeting 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. Info: “Babe” Grabowski, 410-288-4046.

Thursday, September 20
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.

Friday, September 21
Spaghetti and Bingo: McElderry Park Community Association hosts a dinner and bingo fundraiser at 611 N. Montford Ave. Dinner is from 6-7 p.m., and bingo is from 7-9 p.m. The cost for both is $18. Info: 410-585-8810.

Saturday, September 22
Bingo to Benefit Sweet Adelines: The Sweet Adelines will host a bingo to benefit its young quartets on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Hall, 6401 Beckley St. Liquid refreshments will be available for sale. You may bring in your own snacks but no alcohol. Price includes 20 bingo games. $20 in advance,  and $22.00 at the door. Info: Bev at 410-866-2288.

Sunday, September 23
Bingo: Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Church hosts a bingo on Sunday Sept. 23 at Conkling St. and Foster Ave. Bingo will begin at noon. $20 fee includes dinner at intermission. Info: 410-342-4336.
Crab Feast: The Dundalk K of C will host a crab feast on Sat., Sept. 23, from 1-6 p.m.,  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.

Monday, September 24
Free Spanish, Computer, and Pre-GED Classes: The Patterson Park Public Charter School has partnered with Baltimore City Community College to offer free adult education classes. Computer class will be held Mon. and Wed. evenings starting Sept. 24. Beginner Spanish classes, Mon. and Wed. evenings until Dec.19. Intermediate Spanish classes, Tues. and Thurs. evenings until Dec. 20. Pre-GED classes will be held Tues. and Thurs. evenings, starting Sept. 5. Classes are held at 27 N. Lakewood Ave. Info: Dr. Liz Obara, Patterson Park Public Charter School, 410-558-1230 x374 or


Just Polka... Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Hall, 6400 E. Pratt St. at Kane. Polka line dancing, polka couples dancing, polka fun dancing, and polka figure dancing. Reservations are required. Info: 443-969-4361.

Tuesday, September 25
Greektown Meeting: The Greater Greektown Neighborhood Association meets at 7 p.m. at John Rurah Elementary. Info:
Canton Community: The 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:

Community Notebook
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 more than two dozen courses including pasta-making, Italian card games, basic bocce, and Italian language at all levels. Info: 410-866-8494 or
Civil Marriage Forum: Civil marriage is on the November ballot as referendum Question 6. Messiah Lutheran Church will host a public forum on Thursday, Sept. 27  at 7 p.m. about what Maryland’s new civil marriage law does and doesn’t do. Del. Luke Clippinger of the 46th district will talk about why he introduced a bill for marriage 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 the campaign to support the bill and how to get involved; Messiah is representing a faith perspective on equal civil rights. Refreshments from the Yellow Dog (of Potomac St.) will be served. The public is welcome, and the forum will end promptly at 8 p.m. before the game. Messiah is located at the corner of Potomac and O’Donnell streets. Info: 410-342-4543 or
Tree and Bulb Planting: The O’Donnell Square Fall Community Clean Up will be held Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. We will be planting trees and bulbs and need some muscle. Lunch and beverages will be provided. Info:
Cancer Fair at Bayview: The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is hosting a free cancer fair for the community. The fair will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, outside the entrance to the Francis Scott Key Pavilion, 5300 Eastern Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-550-0128 or
Haz-Mats Drop-off: Household hazardous material drop-off days are being offered by DPW once again at the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson St., Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proof of city residency is required. Info: 311.
Fells Prospect Scavenger Hunt: Saturday Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 the day of the event. Scavenger Hunt 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Prizes awarded at 3 p.m. Starting point is Water for Chocolate (1814 E.Lombard) and finish point is Ale Mary’s (1939 Fleet St.) Proceeds benefit the Fells Prospect Garden Club. Info:
Patterson Park Fall Home Tour: The neighbors of Patterson Park open their historic homes to you during their Fall Home Tour, Saturday Sept. 29. Arrive anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 2838 E. Baltimore St. to begin this self-guided tour. Admission is $10 (cash at the door, or buy tickets with your credit card online) and includes snacks, beverages, and a chance to win a door prize. Info:
Congressional Consultation: A representative from Congressman Sarbane’s office visits the Southeast Anchor Library on the first Monday of the month from 3-4 p.m. to assist constituents with issues they are having with federal agencies, such as the IRS and Social Security. The next date is Monday, Oct. 1. Info: 410-832-8890.
Chicken Dinner: On Sat. Oct. 6, at 5 p.m., St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, at 900 S. East Ave., hosts a chicken dinner and games night. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Info: 410-388-1212.
Fire Department Thrill Show: On Oct. 6, the Baltimore City Fire Department Academy hosts a thrill show for children ages 3 and up. Kids will enjoy rides, games, demonstrations, food, and fun. The event will be held at 6720 Pulaski Highway from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
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.
Help For Homeless Pets: The Maryland SPCA collects supplies and toys for homeless cats and dogs, as well as supplies for the shelter itself. Needed are donations of kennel supplies (cleaning products, etc.), pet supplies (dog and cat toys, collars and leashes), and office supplies. Info: Maryland SPCA, located at 3300 Falls Rd. in Hampden: or 410-235-8826.

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