Communtiy Calendar

♦ Little Italy
Saint Anthony Italian Festival: 
The annual Little Italy blowout is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Little Italy. The street festival includes family and children’s games, food, wine and fun. Check out an exhibit by the Guide’s own photographer, Thomas Scilipoti, in the basement of St. Leo’s Church,  227 S. Exeter St. The festival is in the streets surrounding the church. Info: 410-675-7275.

Wednesday, June 5
Unveiling of Gateway Welcome Screen:
Join Highlandtown Main Street, the Painted Screen Society, and local residents and merchants on June 5 for an unveiling of painted screens, which will be installed on Highlandtown’s Main Street and the Southeast CDC building. The unveiling will take place at 3517 Eastern Ave. at noon. Info: 410-342-3234 ext. 26, or e-mail
Mother Goose Baby Steps: Wednesdays,11:30 a.m. Interactive nursery rhyming with music and movement. Patterson Park Branch, Pratt Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. Info: 410-396-0983.
Friends of Patterson Park Happy Hour:  Wednesday, June 5, 6-8 p.m., Moonshine Tavern, 2300 Boston St. A free drink for new and rejoining members that sign up that night.
Bilingual Community Yoga: Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.
Mayor’s Budget Hearing: The June 5 hearing, from 4-8 p.m., will focus on the mayor’s budget request for the following departments: Fire Department, Police Department, and Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. The hearing will be held at City Hall. Info: 410-396-4804.
Preschool Leaps: Wednesdays,11 a.m. Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.

Thursday, June 6
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa: The popular Mother Goose Baby Steps program in Spanish. Canciones, rimas, cuentos, y juegos, para los ninos (0-3 anos) y los padres o cuidadores. Thursday, 11 a.m. Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-396-1580.
Highland Ave. Development: The Canton Community Association will be hosting a meeting with the developer of the newly proposed 64-unit apartment building being planned for 1207 S. Highland Ave. This meeting will be held in the CCA conference room (Suite 235) within the Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston St., on June 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Friday, June 7
EVENT OF THE WEEK – The Gathering: This Friday, June 7, The Gathering (of Baltimore area food trucks) will be held in Canton at Du Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St., 5-10 p.m. Several of the winners from Saturday’s Taste of Two Cities event will be on there as well as other great local trucks. Info:

Baltimore American Indian Center Quarter Auction: June 7 at 113 S. Broadway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5. Proceeds benefit the American Indian Center. Info: 410-675-3535.
Mayor’s Budget Hearing: The June 7 hearing, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., will focus on the mayor’s budget request, and agencies will be called for follow up questions. The hearing will be held at City Hall. Info: 410-396-4804.
Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.

Saturday, June 8
South Sector Clean-up: Meet your neighbors at 10 a.m. at the corner of Lombard and Curley streets on June 8 to clean up the South Sector. The Patterson Park Neighborhood Association will have gloves and tools for you to use. BBQ and socializing at noon.
Habitat Garden Volunteers: June 8, 9 -10:30 a.m. Work in Audubon’s native habitat gardens in the park. Tools, gloves, and water are provided. Info: 410-558-2473.
Italian Festival in Little Italy: June 8 (and June 9). Food, games, beer and wine, entertainment. Info: 410-675-7275.
Patterson Park Pool is Open on Weekends: The newly renovated Patterson Park Pool will be open weekends until June 9. On June 15, the pool will be open seven days a week. Patterson Park Pool offers a toddler area, lap swim, aqua Zumba, swim lessons, and more. Info: 410-396-8975 or call the Recreation and Parks Aquatics Division at 410-396-3838.
Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market: The market will be held on June 8, from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Broadway Square.
Free Youth Sports Clinics: Saturday mornings, for boys and girls ages 7-12 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Patterson Park Youth Sports and Education Center, 200 South Linwood Ave., Utz Twardowicz Field. Register online at, or visit the new center and fill out a registration form. Clinics are ongoing and registration is open. The June 22, 29, and July 6, 13, 20 clinic sessions will feature baseball and soccer. Info: 410-878-0563 or

Sunday, June 9
Tour Dem Parks: The annual bike ride winds through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run, and Druid Hill Park. Proceeds support Baltimore’s parks, environment, and cycling groups. Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd.,7 a.m – 3 p.m. Fees and registration:
Italian Festival in Little Italy: June 9 (and June 8). Food, games, beer and wine, entertainment. Info: 410-675-7275.
Patterson Park Concert Series: The free series begins on June 9 with the Bellvederes. All concerts are held on Pagoda Hill and begin at 6:30 p.m. Info:
Weekly Farmers’ Market: June 9, 7 a.m.-noon, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.

Monday, June 10
Zumba: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Seven dollars per class; all levels and drop-ins welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 410-276-3676.
Boys Basketball 8-12: Mondays and Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., Virginia Baker Rec Center, Patterson Park. Info: 410-396-9156.

Tuesday, June 11
Fell’s Point Community Organization Meeting: 7 p.m., 606 S. Ann St., in the EBLO Building.

Save the Date
June 17, Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival: Multicultural, family-friendly folklife festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Creative Alliance. 3134 Eastern Ave. Info: 410-276-1651.
June 20, View the documentary film “The Screen Painters” at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, where it premiered. Meet the painters and filmmakers for stories and discussion. Also screening “Little Castles: The Story of Formstone” at 7:30 p.m. Info: 410-276-1651.

Community Notebook
Pinebox Open Call: Submit designs for an art cart, (sponsored by Pinebox Art Center), which will then be raced in the Art Cart Derby in September. A stipend will be awarded. Visit for details.
Summer Camp: The Julie Community Center, 100 S. Washington St., announces its Summer Peace Camp, July 1 to July 29, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration on Thursday, June 13, 3-6 p.m., at the center. Info: 410-675-6300.
Volunteer With Audubon: Time to spare? Audubon would love your help making environmental education programs successful. Please contact Kate Creamer, volunteer coordinator at 443-623-0717.
Talent Wanted: The United Evangelical Church seeks talent for its Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show on June 30. The first rehearsal for the talent show is June 9. Info: Cissy Funk (, 443-676-9957), Carolyn Noteware (, 410- 288-1227).
Photography Fundraiser at Laughing Pint: Cheryl Atkins’s photography will be on sale for the month of June at the Laughing Pint, 3531 Gough St., and she is donating the proceeds to Patterson Park Public Charter School.  Info:
State Arts Council Awards: The Maryland State Arts Council’s competitive Individual Artists Award recognizes the value of artists and their work to the cultural vitality of Maryland. Through a partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the competitive Individual Artist Award program awards grants of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000, which are recommended by an out-of-state jury that reviews unanimous submissions solely on the basis of artistic merit. The IAA Program reviews 18 artistic disciplines, which are separated into three competition groups that are awarded once every three years. Info:
Soup Kitchen: St. Peter Evangelical Church, 7834 Eastern Ave., across from Eastpoint Mall, has a soup kitchen on the last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Info: 410-288-0537.

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