Wednesday, October 19
Graceland Park: The Graceland Park Improvement Assoc. will meet Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. to discuss fire safety, a housing project planned for Holabird Ave., and the possibility of starting Citizens on Patrol. The meeting will be held at Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave. Info: Babe Grabowski, 410-288-4046.
Breaking News from Banner: The following activities are taking place in Banner Neighborhoods. Info: Beth Myers-Edwards 410-585-8810 ext. 104, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bannerneighborhoods.org
Wednesday, Oct. 19: McElderry Park Community Meeting, 611 N. Montford Ave., 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29: Habitat for Humanity Orientation Session, 2424 McElderry St., 10 a.m.
Fells Point History: The Preservation Society Visitor Center, 1724 Thames Street, has a lecture series on “Secrets of a Seaport” continuing on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 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: email@example.com, Barbara Cromwell 410-675-6750, ext 16.
Thursday, October 20
Police and Community: The Southern District Police Community Relations Council meets on the third Thursday of each month. The next will be on Thursday, Oct. 20, with buffet opening at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern District Police Station, 10 Cherry Hill Road. Info: Jack Baker firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-831-0538, www.sdpcrc.org.
Friday, October 21
Special Olympics Benefit: The Northern Baltimore County Junior Chamber hosts its inaugural cornhole tournament to benefit Special Olympics of Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Hard Yacht Café in Dundalk. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with play starting at 11:30 a.m. Info/registration: email@example.com or call 410-236-5753, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polish Craft: The Polish American Heritage Committee of St. Casimir Church will hold a Polish paper-cutting class Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Kolbe Center, O’Donnell St. and Kenwood Ave. Cost is $3 per person. To register call Bernadine Kordaz, 410-675-0415.
Saturday, October 22
Book Signing: Vincent Gisriel, Jr. will meet the public and sign his book, “Hearts Away, Bombs Away,” a love story set in the WWII era in Baltimore, on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Fells Point Visitor Center, 1724 Thames Street, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Info: 410-675-6750, ext. 16, www.heartsawaybombsaway.com.
Sci-Fi: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society, 3310 E. Baltimore Street, meets on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. and is looking for new members. Info: www.bsfs.org, 443-310-4080.
Learn to Make Ravioli! Volunteers are needed to help make ravioli for St. Leo’s annual dinner. Come to the school hall, 914 Stiles Street, on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. Beginners are welcome and no advance registration necessary. Want to help out even more? Meatball-making is Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. And then show up and eat! St. Leo’s annual Ravioli dinner is Sunday, Nov. 6, noon-6 p.m., $11 adults, $5.50 kids. Carry-outs 50 cents extra.
The Greater Greektown Neighborhood Association will meet at the Lehigh/Gough Park at 9:30 a.m.
To see whether your neighborhood has scheduled a clean-up, contact the appropriate community association, or call 311 for information. Those whose neighborhoods have no set plans are encouraged to perform individual clean-up work in local parks.
Veterans Benefits Forum: Saint Casimir Catholic War Veterans Post 1764 and the Maryland State Department of Veterans Affairs will sponsor a Veteran Benefit Forum on Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Saint Casimir Church, Saint Anthony Hall, O’Donnell Street and Kenwood Avenue. Info: Gil Baker 410-299-7283.
Sunday, October 23
Halloween lanterns: Help make lanterns for the Great Big Halloween Parade of Light & Luminaria by attending a workshop and making a lantern! Workshops will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2-5 p.m. at Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Ave., and Sunday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-noon, 12:30-2:30 or 3-5 p.m. at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Advance registration is required for the Creative Alliance workshops: call 410-276-1651 for info and to register. The CA is also collecting clean 1 and 2-liter plastic bottles and old umbrellas —drop them off at the Creative Alliance lobby.
Vino! There’s Italian wine tasting in Little Italy on Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at St. Leo’s School Hall, 914 Stiles Street, $35/person includes wine and food. Benefits Little Italy Hands and Hearts to feed the homeless and sick of Baltimore. Raffles and door prizes too. Info: Ashley Marzzacco email@example.com
Oktoberfest! United Evangelical Church, East Avenue and Dillon Street, has Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 23, noon-5 p.m. with outdoor beer and wine garden, live German music, all kinds of German food, raffles, wheels, face-painting, balloons and more. Info: 410-276-0393.
Tuesday, October 25
Eastwood: The Eastwood Community Civic Association meets on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. at Eastwood Elementary School, 428 Westham Way Infot Dapp 410-633-3995.
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, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Atlantic City: Senior Steelworkers have a bus trip to Atlantic City Tuesday, Oct. 25. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m. Tickets are $23. Info: Lena, 410-633-7115.
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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 with full menu, music, wheels, raffles and games. 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.
Flea Market: Good Shepherd Church, 3103 Sollers Point Road in Dundalk, has its fall flea market on Oct. 29 (rain date: Nov. 5). Spaces are $10 each. Info: GSChurch.Dundalk@gmail.com, 410-282-5355.
Trick or Treat: Send your haunted events and happenings to the Baltimore Guide for publication in next week’s paper. Events must be open to the public and either free or have a non-profit benefit. Deadline is Friday, Oct. 21. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronnie Dove: The Dundalk Knights of Columbus sponsor a show by entertainer Ronnie Dobe on Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. with dinner, draft beer, sodas and wine, $35/person. Cash bar, no BYO. Info: Joe Witomski 410-409-8173, 410-285-6660.
Open House: St. Casimir Catholic School, 1035 S. Kenwood Avenue, hosts an open house for parents of prospective students on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. Students of all faiths from PreK-3 to 8th grade with after school and before school care available. Info: 410-342-2681, www.stcasimirschool.us.
Got books? The Friends of the Light Street Branch (1251 Light St.) are looking for gently used books, DVDs and CDs to sell at their November book sale. All proceeds go to library activities. Drop donations at the library’s front desk. No textbooks or encyclopedias please.
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.
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, Oct. 19, Locust Point: TBA
Monday, Oct. 24, Mt. Winans: meet at S Paca St and Hollins Ferry Rd
Tuesday, Oct. 25, Brooklyn: meet at St John’s Lutheran Church, 3rd St and Washburn Ave
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
Wood Chips! Get free wood chips for garden mulch and more at the following locations, every day from dawn to dusk at the following locations. Info: MichelleF.Hughes@baltimorecity.gov, 410-396-7931. Note: Call if any pile gets low:
Gwynns Falls Leakin Park: Parking lot at Eagle Drive and Windsor Mill Road.
Carroll Park: Parking lot inside Carroll Park. Enter from Washington Boulevard and drive straight to back of park.
Middle Branch park: End of parking lot in front of Rowing Club. Enter from Waterview Avenue.
Cimaglie Park (Fort Holabird): Parking lot. Enter from Pine Avenue off of Dundalk Avenue.
Clifton Park: West side of St. Lo Drive, 250 yards north of Sinclair Lane, just north of railroad viaduct.