Baltimore Happenings (September 15 – 22, 2016) … From the Desk of City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke


September 15 – 22, 2016

And Beyond

Mary Pat Clarke 14th District Baltimore City Council




Democratic, Republican and Unaffiliated Parties (Independent) election judges

for the Presidential/Mayoral General Election on November 8, 2016

To Qualify:

Able to work at least 14 hours at an assigned location

Read, write, speak and understand the English language

Willing and able to follow instructions concerning election laws and the overall duties of staffing a polling precinct

Mandatory training session


$165 or $225 for the day


To register as an election judge, contact:

Baltimore City Board of Elections

417 East Fayette Street, Room #129


Baltimore City Board of Elections Website


Maryland State Board of Elections Website




5th Annual Grandparents Gathering

“Grandparents Keeping the Family Alive”

 Thursday– September 15

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Morgan State University Student Union Center – 1700 East Cold Spring Lane

 Sponsored by:

Baltimore City Health Department Division of Aging & CARE Services

In partnership with Morgan State University, School of Social Work

Topics include Sate of Grandfamilies in America, What children need to know

Support systems: health, legal, education and housing

Free parking located across from the Hughes Memorial Stadium

Includes breakfast and lunch

Call AIM if you need transportation 410-889-7915

To register:


Register and Learn More Here



Lunch & Learn – Home Safety Check List

Presentation by Keswick’s Flagship Occupational Therapy

Thursday – September 15

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Keswick Auditorium – 700 West 40th Street

Sponsored by Keswick Multi-Care and Action in Maturity

Simple ways to reduce risk of falling

Make the home/apartment safer

There will be time to discuss individual issues, go through a home safety check list

Opportunities for an Occupational Therapist to do a free assessment of needed modifications

Box Lunch Provided

RSVP 410-889-7915


One Maryland One Book

All American Boys

Thursday – September 15

6 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Hampden Branch – 3641 Falls Road

The powerful story of two high school boys brought together by injustice

won the 2106 Walter Dean Myers Award and was a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book





HIV & Hepatitis C, Blood Pressure and Diabetes Screenings

FridaySeptember 16

10 am – noon

Keswick Conference Room C – 700 West 40th Street

Please call AIM if interested in being screened and need transportation:


About 1 in 4 adults in the US who are living with HIV infection are aged 50 or older

A growing number of baby boomers (born 1946 to 1964, now 52 to 70 years old) are at risk for

Hepatitis C virus

Free confidential screening for both viruses performed by technicians for STAR Health

and the Baltimore City Health Department



Picnic in the Park

FridaySeptember 16

6 – 10 pm

Parks and People Foundation – 2100 Liberty Heights Avenue

The new campus is buzzing with life – literally!

Celebrate a successful first year in the home

Buy Tickets Here – Event Sells Out!



Art After Hours at The Baltimore Museum of Art

FridaySeptember 16

8 – 11 pm

The Baltimore Museum of Art – 10 Art Museum Drive


When the gallery lights go down, the party lights come up for Art After Hours:


  • Paint with DIY glowing light brushes
  • Gaze at the stars with #popscope
  • Enjoy late-night access to the galleries
  • Make a folded paper star
  • Take the Night Light art challenge to win tickets to a future Art After Hours
  • Eat, drink and dance!

Signature cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks, as well as lighter fare from Rouge Fine Catering are available for purchase

This event is for people aged 21 and older

$20 – members

$25 – non-members




Free Document Shredding Event

SaturdaySeptember 17

9 am – 1 pm

Montebello Elementary Middle School – 204 East 32nd Street

Free paper shredding is an opportunity for Baltimore City citizens to safely dispose of sensitive paper documents quickly, easily and securely ….

Cancelled checks, medical records, credit card information, utility bills, old tax returns and pay stubs are among the many items that should be destroyed by shredding.

Attendees must bring a driver’s license or other proof of residency and are allowed to bring up to two trash bags of documents.


Also available:

Popular, bright yellow recycling bins for sale

Bins $7 (regularly $12)

Lids for large containers $3

Smaller 18 gallon bins $4 (regularly $5)


Tour Clifton Mansion

SaturdaySeptember 17

10 am

Clifton Mansion – 2701 Saint Lo Drive

Join Baltimore Historian and educator Wayne R. Schaumburg for

An illustrated program entitled:
“The Star Spangled Town in 1814”

RSVP in advance to:

And pay $5 at the door


“Meet the Makers” at Waverly Bookfest

SaturdaySeptember 17

10 am – 3 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Waverly Branch – 400 East 33rd Street

Free, family event will feature tastings of locally produced food, face painting,

balloon sculpting and lots of children’s activities

Meet area craftspeople and browse the goods of local Makers

FEATURED GUESTS: Kim Cross and Carolyn Turgeon, creators of Maryland’s own Faerie Magazine




Hampden Fest

Saturday, September 17

11 am – 7 pm

800 – 1100 W 36th Blocks to Chestnut Avenue


Atomic Books Stage (36th & Falls Road)

Programmed by Benn Ray, Atomic Books

11 am – Go Dog Go

12 pm – Santa Librada

2 pm – Pure Junk

3 pm – Post Pink

4 pm – PLRLS

5 pm – Kurt Deemer Band

6 pm – Gateway to Hell


The ICON Stage (36th Street in front of Bank of America)

Programmed by Benn Ray, Atomic Books

11:15 am – School of Rock

12 pm – Expert of Nothing

1 pm – Holy Fingers

2 pm – Jumpcuts

3 pm – The Creepers

4 pm – Raindeer

5 pm – TT The Artist

6 pm – Wildhoney



Hidden Volume Stage (36th & Chestnut)

Programmed by Hidden Volume Records

11 am – The Get Smart

12 pm – Colora

1 pm

Dangerously Delicious Pie Eating Contest

1:30 pm – The Othermen (NY)

2:30 pm – Party Lights (NY)

3:30 pm – The Stents (BAL)

4:30 pm – Louie Louis (PHIL)
5:30 pm – The Above (NY)



Beer is by local brewers Brewer’s Art and Union Craft Brewing

There will also be an array of local artists, craft vendors, food vendors




Toilet Bowl Races on Chestnut!


Pizza Party and Make Studio Greatest Hits Karaoke

Particularly Festive Art Opening

SaturdaySeptember 17

11 am – 2 pm

Make Studio – Schwing Art Center – 3326 Keswick Road



Dance Across the Repertoire: mixed media works by Aimee & Dasha


Saint Johns in the Village Rectory Garden Reception

SaturdaySeptember 17

12 – 3 pm

Saint Johns in the Village Church – 3009 Greenmount Avenue


Meet the new Priest in charge, Fr. Jeffrey Hual and family

Hot dogs, hamburgers, other picnic foods and drinks provided


Back to School Block Party

SaturdaySeptember 17

1 – 5 pm

934 Gorsuch Avenue

School Supplies – Face Painting – Community Resources and More

Sponsored by United Church of Jesus Christ


“Ed Fest”

Community Music Festival

SaturdaySeptember 17

2 – 6 pm

The Y in Central Maryland

Weinberg Family Center Y – 900 East 33rd Street

Free food, giveaways, educational vendors

Contact DJ Major for more Information:






Sports Day at the Y!

SundaySeptember 18

9:30 am – 1 pm

Weinberg Y in Waverly – 900 East 33rd Street



Join the Y in Central Maryland and Morgan State University at the Bears’ Sports Day

Youth in grades K – 8 will spend the day participating in sports clinics with MSU teams

Including coaches and student athletes from various sports

Each participant will receive a free ticket to a Morgan State University Football game


Snacks and water will be available during the clinics

Register Here TODAY – space is limited



2016 Abell Community Street Fair

Sunday, September 18

Noon – 5 pm

3000 and 3100 blocks of Abell Avenue and 300 blocks of 31st and 32nd Streets

(One block west of Waverly Farmers Market)


The Book Thing will be giving away books – first time since the fire – so please spread the word!

Children’s Parade

Food & Bake Sale

Craft Vendors

Children’s Activities

Stoop Sale

Crab Feast

Live Music

Silent Auction


Francesca Anderegg, Violin

Community Concerts at Second

Sunday, September 18

3:30 pm

Second Presbyterian Church – 4200 Saint Paul Street


Lauded for her “exceptional performances” and “fiery interpretation”, Ms. Anderegg delivers elegant

and impassioned accounts of contemporary and classical music

Sponsored by M&T Bank



Free Estate Planning/Legal Counseling

MondaySeptember 19

10 am – 3 pm

Action in Maturity Office – 700 West 40th Street

Sponsored by AIM and Baltimore Senior Legal Services

Jordan Brookmeyer will be available to prepare free wills, advance medical directives and power of attorney

Also, counseling will be provided for low income taxpayers in disputes with the IRS and Comptroller of Maryland

Call AIM Office at 410-889-7915 for a one-on-one counseling appointment



Gertrude S. Williams Speaker Series With E.R. Shipp – Professor & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

MondaySeptember 19

7 pm

29th Street Community Center – 300 East 29th Street


Journalism as a Tool for Community Engagement

Register HERE by September 16




Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.:

Job Readiness Program

TuesdaySeptember 20

10:30 am

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Waverly Branch – 400 East 33rd Street

Free employment readiness, job search assistance and resume help


It’s Game Time

TuesdaySeptember 20

4 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Waverly Branch – 400 East 33rd Street




B’More Stormwater Tour 2016

WednesdaySeptember 21

8:30 am – 2 pm

Starting at 400 East Pratt Street

Ending at Patterson Park Library Branch – 158 North Linwood Avenue

Transportation Mode:

Walking and Shuttle Bus


A guided tour of some of Charm City’s sustainable stormwater management practices

Tour evaluates implanted, low-impact development practices that capture stormwater from

buildings, parking lots and surrounding roads and seeks discussion relative to design construction and maintenance

Roundtable discussion to follow with catered lunch, including an expert panel to discuss trends, insights and challenges

Continuing Education Credits Available

Must RSVP by September 14

RSVP via

Tour Contact: JoAnn Trach Tongson

Tour sponsored by:


Maryland Association of Landscape Architects and Baltimore RENEW

City Wide Community to Address Nuisance, Vacant Properties

WednesdaySeptember 21

6 – 8 pm

CC Jackson Recreation Center – 4910 Park Heights Avenue

Learn how to write a Nuisance Property Letter

Learn where to find property information, pick up a sample letter and more

Get questions answered during a panel discussion with Code Enforcement and Land Resources

Baltimore RENEW is a new coalition of individuals and groups, focused on addressing

Nuisance, vacant properties in Baltimore City

For more information, contact:

Renee Stainrod

410-366-0922 x 115



Lunch & Learn – Fall Prevention

Medications, Interactions and Risks of a Fall

Thursday – September 22

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Keswick Auditorium – 700 West 40th Street

Sponsored by Keswick Multi-Care and Action in Maturity

Given by Nurse Practitioner at MedStar’s Center for Successful Aging

Plenty of time to discuss individual concerns and questions


Sprout Houses

Thursday – September 22

3:30 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Waverly Branch – 400 East 33rd Street

Learn how seeds sprout and grow


The 21st Annual Baltimore Book Festival

Friday – September 23 through Sunday – September 25

11 am – 7 pm

Baltimore Inner Harbor Promenade from the Maryland Science Center

To the Inner Harbor Amphitheater

For a complete list of schedules, contact the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts:


All About The Baltimore Book Festival HERE


Marian House 5K Run – 5K Walk – 1 mile Family Fun Run

Saturday – September 24

7:30 am Registration

9 am Race

Lake Montebello – 3601 Lake Montebello Drive

Johns Hopkins is pleased to support the 8th Annual Marian House Race to Embrace Independence 5k Run and Walk on September 24th at 9am

This is Marian House’s only major fundraiser and this year’s fundraising is especially important

given that HUD recently cut $4M of funding to Baltimore City non-profits that provide transitional housing and supportive services. 

Marian House lost $202,000 from the cuts so raising $ through your registration helps.  

$40 per 5K Runner / 5K Walker / Family Fun Run (Adult)

$20 per Family Fun Run (Child – under 11), Children 2 years of age and under can participate for FREE. 

Register Here

To register, click the Registe Today button.

Fill out your individual information and submit payment. 

Please note that the shirts are Tech shirts and are guaranteed for first 500 adult registrants.

Shirts are fitted; order one size up if you prefer a loose fit.  

If you can’t participate but want to donate to support Team Hopkins,

please go to the following link

More Info on Team Hopkins Here

All funds support Marian House



The Magnificent Seven

Saturday – September 24

10:30 am & 4:30 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Roland Park Branch – 5108 Roland Avenue


Painter/ Printmaker

New Works by

Jack Livingston and Mary Swann

Saturday – September 24


Saturday – November 12

Gallery Hours 11 am – 7 pm Tuesday through Friday

11 am – 5 pm Saturday

Artist Reception – Saturday, October 1, 5 – 8 pm

Fleckenstein Gallery – 3316 Keswick Road



Crimson Twin Infinities by Jack Livingston
October 13th by Mary Swann


Discoveries…America: Geographical Virtual Road Trip USA

Saturday, September 24

2 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Hampden Branch – 3641 Falls Road

Travel through the States – visit Oregon!


Chamber Music by Candlelight

Sunday, September 25

7:30 pm

Second Presbyterian Church – 4200 Saint Paul Street

Prokofiev – Mignone – Beethoven

View Program Here


Teen Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Monday – September 26

5 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Waverly Branch – 400 East 33rd Street


Support Saint Mary’s Outreach Center


Donna’s Cross Keys Restaurant

Tuesday – September 27

11 am – closing

Please identify that you are there to support Saint Mary’s

Donna’s graciously gives 20% of your order’s revenue to

Saint Mary’s Outreach Center

Call for questions:



Tour and 16 mm Film Screening

Tuesday – September 27

6 pm

Whitehall Mill – 3300 Clipper Mill Road


Tour of the historic Whitehall Mill followed by a screening of the 16 mm film

“Baltimore’s Geography, Jones Falls, The Stream the Shaped a City” (1983, 20 minutes)

The screening will be outdoors (weather permitting) on the terrace behind the mill,

A few yards away from the banks of the falls

Tickets $15 – $25

Includes a reception with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres

Sponsored by the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance


Charles Village Civic Association Annual Meeting, Election and Awards

Wednesday, September 28

7 pm

Saints Philip and James Church Hall – 2801 North Charles Street, Enter downstairs

Meet your community

Central Baltimore Marketing Campaign

Explore the CORE! Preview video

Baltimore LINK System Update – Kevin Quinn, Director of Planning, MTA

Annual Awards & 2016/17 Board Election

Community Announcements



Lunch & Learn – Fall Prevention

Stepping On Program

Thursday – September 29

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Keswick Auditorium – 700 West 40th Street


Sponsored by Keswick Multi-Care and Action in Maturity

Multifaceted falls prevention program for the community residing elderly

About 30 % of older people who fall lose their self-confidence and start to go out less often

Inactivity lead to social isolation and loss of muscle strength and balance