Wednesday, January 11
Fells Prospect: Fells Prospect Community Association meets on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, 420 Chester Street. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation: Salem Lutheran Church, 1530 Battery Avenue, invites the community to join for silent prayer and meditation, followed by tea and cookies, at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in January (11, 18 and 25). People of all faiths and none are warmly welcomed. Info: www.salemsouthbaltimore.org.
Mulch Ado: DPW will have Christmas tree pickup now through Tuesday, Jan. 31. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day at the same location where their trash is collected. All tinsel and ornaments must be removed from trees before they are set out for curbside collection. Want your tree mulched and want the mulch back? DPW will provide Christmas tree mulching Monday through Saturday during the entire month of January from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Reedbird Avenue Citizen Drop-off Center, 701 Reedbird Avenue. Residents may bring their own bags or containers if they wish to collect mulch for their own use. Community groups are also encouraged to bring bags or containers and collect free mulch for neighborhood gardens while supplies last.
Toll Hikes: Vehicles with three or more axles are now subject to higher tolls throughout Maryland. These include harbor crossings, the Intercounty Connector, Key Bridge, Bay Bridge and more. Changes are extensive and vary by area and vehicle. A full listing is available on http://www.mdta.maryland.gov/
Thursday, January 12
Bingo! St Brigid’s Sodality, 900 S. East Avenue, has lunch and bingo on Thursday, Jan. 12 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $10 for lunch and package. Info: 410-563-1717.
Hampstead Hill: Hampstead Hill Association meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Avenue, in the library. Pizza will be served. Info: Jean Pula 410-370-2644, email@example.com.
Sing! A cappella Open House on Thursdays, Jan. 12, 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. at the North Point Government Center, Wise Ave. & Merritt Blvd. sponsored by the Star Spangled Chorus. Free voice lessons, in an ensemble setting, for women of all ages and all voice parts are available. Info: Doris 410-747-8032 or Bev 410-866-2288.
MLK Day: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on Monday, Jan. 16. Monday is not a scheduled trash or recycling day, there will be no bulk trash pickup, no street sweeping, and all landfills will be closed, as will all city buildings except police headquarters. Parking meters WILL be in effect. Info: www.baltimorecity.gov.
Saturday, January 14
Dog Whisperer In Town: Cesar Milan, the “dog whisperer,” comes to the Lyric Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale, starting at $38.75. Info: www.ticketmaster.com, 410-547-SEAT (7328), www.modellpac.com
Monday, January 16
Knitting Communities Together: The Bilingual Knitting Group meets on Mondays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Baker Rec Center in Patterson Park. The next is on Monday, Jan. 16. Learn to knit with Friends volunteer and local knitting guru, Nancy Newman. Meet new friends, brush up on Spanish or English. Free. Info/RSVP: Katie@pattersonpark.com.
MLK Parade: The 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 at noon, starting at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street,proceeds south on Martin Luther King Boulevard, Jr. and disbands at Baltimore Street. Be aware of detours and pedestrian traffic. Info: 1-877-BALTIMORE or www.promotionandarts.com.
Tuesday, January 17
Free Classes for Adults: Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Avenue, has free classes for adults. Info: Dr. Liz Obara 410-558-1230, ext. 374, LObara@pppcs.org.
Pre-GED Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. from Jan. 17-March 29.
Spanish Beginner: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., in session now through June 4.
Spanish Intermediate: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., in session now through May 29.
Computer Class: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Jan. 18-March 28
Fight Crime: Highlandtown holds its Citizens On Patrol (COP) walk every Tuesday, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. from the corner of Gough and Conkling streets. The next walks are on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and 24.
Thursday, January 19
Police and Community: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council meets on the third Thursday of each month. The next will be on Thursday, Jan. 19, with buffet opening at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern District Police Station, 10 Cherry Hill Road. Sign up now to host the buffet. Info: Jack Baker firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
Mark the calendar for…
War of 1812: The War of 1812 will be recapped in two 90-minute illustrated lectures by Jack Trautwein on Saturdays, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28, each at 1 p.m. Lectures are $10 each, free to Preservation Society members. Info: 410-675-6750, ext. 16.
Eco Conference: The American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, hosts its “State of the Earth 2012” Eco Conference on Sunday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. Info: 410-244-1900, www.avam.org
Wannabe Screenwriters: Write a new screenplay or dust off that timeless script and submit it for the 2012 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Deadline with $50 fee is Monday, Jan. 23. Info: www.baltimorefilm.com.
Bus Trip: The Senior Steelworkers of Local 9477 have a bus trip to Atlantic City on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., $23/person with $25 rebate. Info/tickets: Lena 410-633-7115.
School Open Houe: Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Avenue, hosts an open house for grades 1-8 on Sunday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Special tours can be made by appointment with the principal at 410-558-1230, ext. 355. Info, applications and more: www.pppcs.org
Southside Grants: The Southside Marketplace Grant offers an annual total of $10,000 to help fund the projects and services of community organizations that provide benefits to the residents of the South Baltimore peninsula. Grant applications are now being accepted for the 2012 year. These funds will be distributed in March of 2012. Info/application materials: Dave Hirst 410-986-0371, email@example.com. Deadline is Jan. 31, 2012.
Tax Time: The IRS has announced the due date for filing this year: Tuesday, April 17. (If a tax due date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the next business day becomes the due date. This year April 15 is a Sunday and Monday, April 16 is a federal holiday so the due date falls on Tuesday, April 17). Info: www.irs.gov.
Items for Community Calendar can be mailed (along with check or credit card information when appropriate) to The Baltimore Guide at 526 S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224, faxed to 410-732-6604, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for each week’s issue is Friday at noon of the week before. A contact name, phone number or e-mail must be included with all submissions.