Community Calendar: September 5 – 12, 2012

Wednesday, September 5
Happy Hour: Highlandtown’s artists and neighbors hold a happy hour on the first Wednesday of each month, 4-8 p.m at the Laughing Pint,  3531 Gough Street.

Thursday, September 6
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market: Eastern Ave. and Conkling St., 4-8 p.m., every Thursday, with local produce, foods, goods, entertainment, and other items.
Lunch for Seniors: Canton Baptist Church, 3302 Toone St., hosts a free lunch for seniors 60 and older on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. All seniors are welcome. Info: 410-563-1177 or
Family Fishing: On the first Thursday of each month, there’s a free catch-and-release family fun fishing night at the boat lake in Patterson Park, 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.
Zumba: Free Zumba every Thursday Sept 6 – Oct. 18 at the Patterson Park Extension, between Linwood Ave. and Ellwood Ave. Info:

Friday, September 7
Roller Derby Documentary: The Charm City Roller Girls and One Rock Studio will present a screening of “Derby Baby” at The Creative Alliance at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. “Derby, Baby” is the first feature-length documentary about the global women’s roller derby scene. It is narrated by Juliette Lewis. Tickets are available at the Creative Alliance box office, 3134 Eastern Ave., by phone, 410-276-1651, or online, Tickets are $10 for general public and $5 for Creative Alliance members.


Mobtown Moon Preview: “Mobtown Moon” is a group of local musicians’ take on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” It includes “found sounds” from Baltimore streets. For more information on the project, visit The Patterson Theater offers a preview of “Mobtown Moon” on Saturday, Sept. 8. Doors open at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit, or call 410-276-1651.

Saturday, September 8
Canton Roller Derby: Charm City Roller Girls Double Header: In the opener, the Mobtown Mods plan to take a bite out of the previous season’s Donaghy Cup Champions, the undefeated Night Terrors. Join the fun at the Clarence “Du” Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave.,  Saturday, Sept. 8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15, but it’s recommended that patrons buy online at Kids under 12 are $5. General admission is $12 and VIP tickets are $25.
Constituents’ Picnic: Councilman Jim Kraft would like to invite all First District residents to his annual cookout on September 8. The cookout will be on the Captain James Crab Deck (2127 Boston St.) from 4-6 p.m. This is a free event and is open to all First District residents, so please spread the word. To RSVP please call 443-635-9819 or email
Flea Market: The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 8212 Philadelphia Rd. in Rosedale is holding a flea market Sept. 8 on the front church lawn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 410-866-8766.
Audubon’s Garden Team: Meet at the Audubon pollinator garden, on the west side of the boat lake. Flex your green thumbs while helping take care of native plant gardens in Patterson Park. We need volunteers to make sure healthy habitats remain for the park’s birds, bees, and butterflies. Practice gardening techniques, learn identification skills, and spend a nice morning outdoors. We’re happy to sign community service hours for helpful students. Tools, gloves, and water provided. No need to register. Saturday, Sept. 8, 9-10:30 a.m. Info: or 410-558-2473.
“The Hunger Games”:  Saturday at 1 p.m. Just for teens at the Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Ukrainian Festival: Sept. 8 and 9 in Patterson Park at S. Linwood Ave. and Eastern Ave. Music, dance, food, culture. Saturday 12-9 p.m. Sunday 12-7 p.m. Free admission. Info:

Tuesday, September 11
Canton Dog Park: The Canton Dog Park meetings are held eight times per year at 7 p.m. in Canton Cove’s conference room, 2901 Boston St. The next is on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Info:

Wednesday, September 12
Hampstead Hill Association: It meets on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m., at Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Ave. Other meetings will be held in November, January, March, and May. Info: Please call Jean Pula, 410-370-2644.


City offers free smoke detectors. The Board of Fire Commissioners would like to remind residents that the Fire Department will install smoke detectors, free of charge, for those who need them. Please call 311 to request smoke detector installation.

Community Notebook
Register Early for 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.  Register early. Space is limited. Info: 410-550-9135 or 410-550-7739.
Czech and Slovak Language and Culture Classes: The Czech and Slovak Heritage Association is now accepting registrations for language and culture classes. Children’s classes begin Friday, Sept. 7, at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. Adult classes begin Saturday.

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