Community Calendar: September 27 – October 1, 2012

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Thursday, September 27

Ravens Melanoma Screening: The Ravens host free melanoma screenings from 4-8:20 p.m. before the Thursday night game on the AAA Ravens Walk—the walkway leading from Oriole Park to M&T Bank Stadium, between lots B and C. You do not need to have a ticket to the game to obtain a screening.

Civil Marriage Forum: Civil marriage is on the November ballot as referendum Question 6. Messiah Lutheran Church, at the corner of Potomac and O’Donnell Streets, 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, Equality Maryland, and Marylanders for Marriage Equality will talk about the bill. 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. Info: 410-342-4543 or

Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: Eastern Ave. and Conkling St., 4-8 p.m., every Thursday with local produce, foods, goods, and entertainment.

New Lens, New Generation Jobs: Film screening, panel, and discussion about youth employment  at the Charles theater, located at 1711 N. Charles St., from 7-8:30 pm. Free admission. Videos by and about youth, a panel featuring Michael Thomas from Baltimore City Public Schools, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and youth leaders. The panel will be moderated by Baltimore radio host Marc Steiner with a Q&A moderated by Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. Please R.S.V.P at 410-383-7200.

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 28

Spaghetti and Bingo: The 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 29

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. Youths must be accompanied by an adult — to enhance that special bond between adult and child. Kerplunk runs every Saturday through Dec. 1, 12-3pm, Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651.

Tree and Bulb Planting: The O’Donnell Square Fall Community Clean Up will be held at 9 a.m. We will be planting trees and bulbs and need some muscle. Lunch and beverages will be provided. Info:

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. Household haz-mats include oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, drain cleaners, etc. 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 end 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. Arrive anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 2838 E. Baltimore St. to begin this self-guided tour.  Most of the homes will have food and (non-alcoholic) beverages. 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. There will be eight homes on the tour in Patterson Park, which is the neighborhood directly north and east of the park itself. Open homes will be on E. Baltimore St. and on the unit and 100 blocks of North & South Linwood Ave, N. Kenwood Ave., N. Streeper St, and N. Ellwood Ave. At 3 p.m, visitors and event organizers will gather at Bistro RX (2901 E. Baltimore Street). We will have a raffle for door prizes there, including gift certificates to Bistro RX, Blue Hill Tavern, and a $100 airline gift certificate. More information about the event is at our website: The event is sponsored by the Patterson Park Neighborhood Association and Banner Neighborhoods. Info:

Sunday, Sept. 30

Habitat for Humanity’s 30th Anniversary: Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is celebrating 30 years of serving families in Central Maryland with a family friendly event. The celebration includes side walk chalk, Ravens raffle door prizes, food and dessert, family photos,music, mural painting, and other activities on Baltimore St. between Luzerne Ave.  and Lakewood Ave. from 3 – 5p.m. Info:

Tour Du Port: Bring your family and friends to experience Baltimore’s premier bicycle tour – the Tour du Port! Tour du Port is a bike tour, with distances of 12 to 65 miles, that travels though historic neighborhoods and beautiful parks throughout Baltimore city and county. Walk-in registration is $60. Info:

Monday, Oct. 1

Meeting Regarding Parking in the Park: At the request of Recreation and Parks and the Health Department, Councilman Kraft will be hosting a series of open community meetings to discuss the recent proposals related to additional vehicles in Patterson Park. Recreation and Parks has proposed the creation of a loop road and 96 additional parking spaces in Patterson Park. The meetings will include a brief presentation by city officials and an opportunity for community feedback. The first meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Virginia Baker Rec Center in Patterson Park.

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.

Police and Community: The Southeast Police Community Relations Council meets at 7 p.m at the Southeastern District of the Baltimore Police Department, 5710 Eastern Ave.

Congressional Consultation: A staff representative from Congressman John Sarbanes’ 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.  Info: 410-832-8890.

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, cheese-making, Italian card games, basic bocce, and Italian language at all levels. 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 ext 209.

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.

Save the Date

Oct. 2, Peace Corps in Baltimore: The Peace Corps will host an informational meeting from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 the Enoch Pratt Central Library (Poe Room, 2nd Floor) at 400 Cathedral St. for those who are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities worldwide. Returned Peace Corps volunteer Janet Schuhl will give an overview of Peace Corps volunteers’ work, explain the requirements to serve, and answer questions. Info: 202-692-1053

Oct. 4, 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 from10 a.m. – 2 p.m., K-100 (K Building ) CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Rd. 443-840-4435. Bring multiple copies of your résumé. No pre-registration is required.

Oct. 4, Family Fishing: Free catch-and-release family fun fishing nights on the first Thursday of each month at the boat lake in Patterson Park, from 6-8 p.m. BYO fishing tackle or borrow a loaner. Bait is provided. Info: Mark Burke 410-396-9392. (Weather cancellation info: 410-396-7078).

Oct. 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:

Oct. 6, Pet Blessing: St. Peter Evangelical holds its annual pet blessing Saturday Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at 7834 Eastern Ave., across from Eastpoint Mall. Bring your pet (cat, dog, reptile, amphibian, bird). Info: 410-288-0537.

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

Oct. 6, 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:

Oct. 6, Chicken Dinner: St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, at 900 S. East Ave., hosts a chicken dinner and games night at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Info: 410-388-1212.

Oct. 7, Columbus Day Parade: the Columbus Day Parade and Commemoration will be presented by the AIAC on Sunday, Oct. 7. The Parade begins at the corner of Key Highway and Light St. and continues down Pratt St. to Columbus Piazza in Little Italy. Info:
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