Community Calendar: Week of October 26

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THE ART OF THE PIT-”Commit to a Pit,” a benefit art event, takes place at the Robert McClintock Studio & Gallery, 1809 Thames Street in Fells Point. See below for information. Image courtesy of Robert McClintock.

Wednesday, October 26
Fells Point History: The Preservation Society Visitor Center, 1724 Thames Street, has a lecture series on “Secrets of a Seaport” continuing on Wednesday, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., presented every Wednesday through Nov. 16. Lectures are 1-1/2 hours long. $10 each or $50 for whole sesslon. Info:, Barbara Cromwell 410-675-6750, ext 16.

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, 443-831-0538,

Wednesday, Oct. 26, Pigtown: meet at the Bath House, 904 Washington Blvd  

Thursday, Oct. 27, Federal Hill/Federal Hill South: meet at Porter’s Pub, Riverside Ave and E Cross St.

Thursday, October 27
Farmers Market: There’s a farmer’s market on the fourth Thursday of each month, noon-4 p.m., on Harbor Hospital’s South parking lot, 3001 S. Hanover Street. The last of the year is Oct. 27. Info: Call 410-350-8271,

Friday, October 28
Roasts and Feasts: St. Casimir Home & School Association has a bull and oyster roast on Sunday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the UAW Hall on Oldham Street. Wear Ravens gear and receive a complimentary 50/50 ticket at the door. ticket deadline Oct. 28. Info/tickets: Jen 443-570-0705, or the school office 410-342-2681.

Saturday, October 29
Breaking News from Banner: The following activities are taking place in Banner Neighborhoods. Info: Beth Myers-Edwards 410-585-8810 ext. 104,

Saturday, Oct. 29: Habitat for Humanity Orientation Session, 2424 McElderry St., 10 a.m.

Fall Flea Market: Good Shepherd Church, 3103 Sollers Point Road in Dundalk, has a fall flea market on Oct. 29 (rain date Nov. 5), 7 a.m.-noon, vendor spaces $10 ea. Info:, 410-282-5355.

Tuesday, November 1
Art In Fells: The Art Gallery of Fells Point, 1716 Thames Street, has its “affordable art show” from Tuesday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Jan. 1. On Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the gallery will host an all day opening celebration with light refreshments and a festive atmosphere. Info: 410-327-1272,

Overeaters Anonymous: OA, which endorses a 12-step program similar to that of Alcoholics Anonymous, holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7834 Eastern Avenue. No fees or dues. All are welcome. Info: Bob 410-335-7748,
Benefit concert: Pianist Lafayette Gilchrist and saxophonist Wit Williams will present “Freedom Finds Its Voice”, a concert of African-American bay songs and stories Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Morgan Stanley Building, 1300 Thames St. Tickets are $25. Info: Preservation Society, 410-675-6750 x 16.

Wednesday, November 2
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, Nov. 2.

Thursday, November 3
Bus Trips: The following trips benefit Sr. Julitta’s Children’s School for the Blind in Izabellin, Poland. Info/tickets: 410-276-1025.
Thursday, Nov. 3: Delaware Park
Friday, Nov. 18: Green Dragon, Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Saturday, Dec. 10: New York City

Mark the Calendar for…
Help A Pit: Artist Robert McClintock and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) present the “Commit to a Pit” fundraising event to benefit BARCS “Pit Crew” which will be held at the Robert McClintock Studio & Gallery, 1809 Thames Street in Fells Point. An opening party will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The fund raiser concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6.  The event includes a silent auction of a commissioned pet portrait (valued at $1,800) to be awarded on Sunday, Dec. 4. Info:

Ronnie Dove: The Dundalk Knights of Columbus presents entertainer Ronnie Dobe on Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. with dinner, draft beer, sodas and wine, $35/person. No BYO. Info: Joe Witomski 410-409-8173, 410-285-6660.

Best bets for your Halloween weekend

Fall Fund Raiser: The “Ghoul at School Fundraiser,” with pizza, cider and games, will be held at Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 Lakewood Avenue, on Friday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., free admission. Info: Blanca 443-531-9082.

Bar Crawl: There is a Halloween-themed bar crawl in Fells Point on Saturday, Oct. 29. Be aware of the potential for increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Fall Flea Market: Good Shepherd Church, 3103 Sollers Point Road in Dundalk, has a fall flea market on Oct. 29 (rain date Nov. 5), 7 a.m.-noon, vendor spaces $10 ea. Info:, 410-282-5355.

This Little Light Of Mine: The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, is seeking donations of materials to be used in the fall’s new parade of lights (scheduled for Oct. 29) in Patterson Park. Enjoy the Harvest Hootenany first from 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (family-friendly fun including lantern-making, a pumpkin patch, music and more), and then the parade, from 7 p.m. on. Info:, 410-276-1651.

Trick or Trot: The Trick or Trot 5K Run and One-Mile Walk takes place on Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. It starts at O’Donnell Square in Canton, and will raise awareness of and funds for foster care youth.

Register as a team and raise funds for foster care youth; the top three fundraising teams win prizes. You can also be a “Snooze Button Runner” and sign up, but sleep in. Entry fees are $35 for runners, and $20 for walkers. Info:, or 410-308-1870. Note: Race events include a pre-race party on the square on Friday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., After the race, enjoy food and Halloween fun for adults and kids.

Trick or Treat: Take a stroll around the park in costume and then do some trick-or-treating in some of Patterson Park’s Halloweeniest neighborhoods. Meet at the Pagoda at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Info: Adults can dress up too.

We Want Your Blood! Make your inner vampire happy by donating blood. Make an appointment at a Baltimore donor center by calling 800-448-3543 (800-GIVE LIFE).

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