Wednesday, March 7
Want to Do Business? Baltimore Means Business offers networking events in Little Italy in March. On Wednesday, March 7, there’s lunch at Ciao Bella, 236 S. High Street, noon-1:30 p.m., $20/person. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, Happy Hour: Highlandtown’s artists and neighbors hold a happy hour on the first Wednesday of each month, 4 p.m.-8 p.m at the Laughing Pint. The next is Wednesday, March 7.
Thursday, March 8
Family-Friendly Fun: The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, has Family Friendly 2nd Thursdays of each month from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for tours, crafts, movies and more for ages 2 and up. Kids are $5, accompanying parents are free, general public is $10. The next one is Thursday, March 8. Info: Gena Morris 410-727-4808 ext. 132, email@example.com.
Hampstead Hill: Hampstead Hill Association meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo! St Brigid’s Sodality, 900 S. East Avenue, has lunch and bingo on Thursday March 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $10/person. Info: 410-563-1717.
Calling All Writers: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society holds its Writers Circle, in which writers can receive constructive criticism of their sci-fi or fantasy work. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at BSFS, 3310 E. Baltimore Street. The next will be March 8 and March 22. Info: www.bsfs.org.
Friday, March 9
For Girl Scouts: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center will host a one-day seminar for girls in Junior and Cadette troops and their leaders. “It’s a Girl Thing!” will be held Saturday, March 24, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. with classes on nutrition, peer pressure exercise and other topics. $10 registration fee includes lunch. Registration deadline is March 9. Call April Meise, 410-550-6958 to register.
Saturday, March 10
Bar Crawls: Community members should be aware of an upcoming bar crawl on Saturday, March 10 that will cause traffic congestion and tighter-than-usual parking issues in Federal Hill.
Softball Sign-Ups: Fortview Community Softball, co-ed leagues for ages 5-17, currently have sign-ups every Saturday at the Du Burns Arena. The next will be on March 10. Sign-ups are held from 9 a.m.-noon now through March 31. Bring children’s birth certificate for proof of age, and be ready to pay registration fee. Info: Larry Vallerani 410-633-6672.
Roast Beef! St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1803 Dundalk Ave., will host an all-you-can-eat dinner of roast beef on Saturday, March 10, 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $11 adults, $5 children under 12. Kids under 6 eat free. Info: 410-282-3458.
Sunday, March 11
Jewish Culture: Discover Jewish connections at local cultural institutions, connect with clergy and more. Info: www.cjebaltimore.org/pjtown
March 11: The Sports Legend Museum
April 29: Irvine Nature Center
June 3: Spirit Cruises
Raffle: The Knights of Columbus hold a premium raffle (cash payout prizes) for $50/ticket, with all ticket holders receiving admission to a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed dinner and performance by an Irish dance troupe on March 11, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., at St. Leo’s School Hall. Drawing at the event. Info: Fran Blattermann 410-207-7075.
New Service Time: Nazareth Lutheran Church, 3401 Bank Street, has changed its worship service time on Sundays to 11:15 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. This change is effective immediately.
Wednesday, March 14
Want to Do Business? Baltimore Means Business offers networking events in Little Italy in March. On Tuesday, March 14, noon-1 p.m., there’s a brown bag lunch at its offices in Canton. Info: email@example.com, Christine Richardson 410-878-2018.
Thursday, March 15
Tree Stump Carving: The city is seeking to commission a local professional artist for the Druid Hill Park Tree Stump Carving project. The artist will create artwork out of two existing tree stumps located at Druid Hill Park as part of the Druid Hill’s Earth Month and Arbor Day in April. The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2012 by midnight. Applications are online at www.promotionandarts.com, or call 410-752-8632.
Police and Community: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council meets on the third Thursday of each month. The next will be on Thursday, March 15, 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…
St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Church, Bank Street and Broadway, celebrates Mass in English on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17) at 10 a.m.
Quarter Auction: Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, 214 Wise Avenue, hosts a quarter auction on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. (opening 6 p.m.) Admission 3 Paddles for $5, to benefit Wise Avenue VFC. Refreshments will be on sale
Harbor Masquerade Ball: Save the date for the Harbor Ball, to be held on Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at the Polish Home Club.
SBLC Gala: The South Baltimore Learning Center Gala, with its “cabaret” theme, is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. with a live band and dancing, refreshments and silent auction, at Montgomery Park. Info: 410-625-4215, email@example.com, www.southbaltimorelearns.org.
Sign-Up for Clean-Up: The city’s spring cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Neighbors are being asked to choose a location that needs a special cleaning and call 311 to register. Containers for debris collection will be available on a first call basis. Bags and brooms will be limited and must be signed for by the community leader. All supplies must be returned to the Bureau of Solid Waste. Info: 311.
To Benefit Kids: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, Inc., which helps support and advocate for kids in foster care, holds a benefit art auction and reception on Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at Loads of Fun in Station Arts District, 120 W. North Avenue, $25/person for art, light fare, beer/wine and music. Info: www.casabalt.org
Crime Prevention: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council holds COP walks as follows. Note: Unless otherwise specified, all walks are 7 p.m. Check the website for rules and policies, and for weather-related cancellations of walks. Info: Jack Baker firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
Wednesday, March 7, Camden Crossing: meet at Washington Blvd & Scott St
Thursday, March 8, Sharp Leadenhall: meet at S Sharp & W Henrietta Sts
Monday, March 12, Lakeland, meet at the Lakeland Recreation Center, 2921 Stranden Rd at Wegworth Lane
Tuesday, March 13, Union Square: meet at W Lombard & S Stricker Sts
Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., Carrollton Ridge: meet at the Samuel F. B. Morse Recreation Center, Pulaski & Ashton Sts
Get Outta Town: There are gambling bus trips throughout the year to benefit the Sr. Julitta Siedlecka School for the Blind in Poland. Prices vary; call Gloria Weber, 410-276-1025 for details.
Thursday, March 8: Harrington Casino, Harrington, Del.
Sunday-Tuesday, March 18-20: Foxwoods Casino; lodging at Great Cedar Tower.
Thursday, April 5: Ocean Downs Casino, Ocean City
Greek Week: Celebrate the history, culture, and of course the food of the Greek Isles from Sunday, March 18-Sunday, March 25 across Baltimore City and County. Food special, lectures and more. The Green Independence Day Parade is from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in (where else?) on March 25 in Greektown. Info on the parade: www.GreekParade.com. Greek Week Info: www.BaltimoreGreekWeek.com.
Items for Community Calendar can be mailed to The Baltimore Guide at 526 S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224, faxed to 410-732-6604, or e-mailed to email@example.com. 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.