WEEKEND HAPPENINGS: March 29 – April 5, 2018 And Beyond :: Mary Pat Clarke, 14th District Baltimore City Council

Please submit items requested for Weekend Happenings to editor cindy.leahy@baltimorecity.gov

by Tuesday 5pm before each week’s Thursday publication.




Nursing & Allied Health Career Fair

Thursday – March 29

10 am – 2 pm

Employment Connection Center – AFSCME UNION HALL, 1st Floor – 1410 Bush Street



Monday – Friday

8:30 – 11:30 am

1410 Bush Street

Job Fair Tips:

  • Professional Attire
  • Bring 10+ Resumes
  • Hirable Personality 


Open Healthcare Positions:

Ø Registered Nurses

Ø LPN Nurses

Ø Certified Medical Assistants (CMA)

Ø Certified Medicine Aide

Ø Certified Nursing Aide (CNA)

Ø Geriatric Nursing Aide (GNA)

Ø Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)

Ø Sitters/Companion Aides

Ø Patient Care Technicians

Ø Medical Coding/Billing

Ø Phlebotomy Technicians

Ø Pharmacy Technicians

Ø EKG Technicians

Ø Home Health Care Aides





Spring Training Day for Audubon Volunteers

Thursday – March 29

12 – 4:30 pm

2901 East Baltimore Street – 2nd floor


Learn how to see the park through the Audubon lens, learn about mission,

programs and gain valuable group management and education skills

Learn how to help birds and your community


Erin Reed, Education Manager”




Lawyer in the Library

Thursday – March 29

1 pm

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

Lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid provide one-on-one legal services





Adult Painting Workshop

Thursday – March 29

6 pm

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

Presented by artist Melku Tafari

Call 410-396-6053 to register




Spring Better Waverly Community Organization General Meeting

Thursday – March 29

6:30 pm

Serenity Place – 932 Gorsuch Avenue

Featuring guest presenters and refreshments





City government Is closed Friday, March 30


Trash and recycling will NOT be collected

Make-up collections are Saturday, March 31

NO bulk trash collections are scheduled

Drop-off centers and yards will be CLOSED

Mechanical street sweeping will NOT take place

Parking meters WILL be in effect


Citizens will be unable to access city offices for bill payments or permits.  Some bills can be paid online.

Please visit www.baltimorecity.gov



Art & Community Fest

Saturday – March 31

7 am – noon

32nd Street Farmers Market – 400 East 32nd Street

Featuring 30 + local guest vendors, great food, festive decorations

Face Painting, live music and more








Family Crafts

Saturday – March 31

10:30 am

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





Films @ The Pratt

His Girl Friday

Saturday – March 31

10:30 am though 4:30 pm






Family Literacy Day

Saturday – March 31

12 pm – 4 pm

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

Featuring children’s and adult books written by African American Authors

First 25 families receive FREE autographed books

Special workshop for children hosted by award winning children’s book author and illustrator Jerry Craft

Register HERE

Hosted by Dare to Be King Project & Education

Enoch Pratt Free Library





  Walk-In Tutoring

Saturdays in March (the 31st)

Noon – 4 pm

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

Free drop in homework assistance for grades K – 12

Provided by Youth Library Tutorial, a Johns Hopkins University student group



Sunrise Walk in Druid Hill

Sunday – April 1

5 – 7 am

Meet in front of Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park

** This hike includes significant walking


$10 per person – all proceeds benefit the FREE programs at the Druid Hill Farmers Market

Registration is strongly encouraged

Register HERE


Family STEM: Soap Powered Boat

Monday – April 2

4:30 pm

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


Hands on Holidays

Tuesday – April 3

10:30 am

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

Ages 5 and younger

Presented by the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore





Hanway Lecture in Global Studies

Tuesday – April 3

5:30 pm

Loyola University Maryland – Andrew White Student Center – 4th Floor Program Room


Paul Hawken, American Environmentalist and author will deliver Loyola’s sixth Hanway Lecture in Global Studies

“Drawdown: 100 Solutions for Global Warming”



2018 Annual Taxpayers’ Night

Budget for a Better Baltimore

Wednesday – April 4

6 – 8 pm

War Memorial – 101 North Gay Street – 1st Floor

Mayor Pugh and the Board of Estimates invite you to a public hearing on the Preliminary 2019 Budget


In My Own Words

Thursday – April 5 & 19

4 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Northwood Branch – 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard

Learn to create different kinds of poetry in this two part workshop




Education and Youth Committee Hearing on

Council Resolution 18-0072R Supporting CollegeBound Expansion 18-0072R


Thursday – April 5

5:00 pm

City Council Chambers, 4th floor

City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street

(Picture ID required for admission to City Hall)



FOR the purpose of calling on all stakeholders to join together to support college education

as a positive and achievable goal for a majority of our school system’s high school students

and their families by providing the funding required for expansion to 33 high schools


If unable to attend, please email your comments to the following

Education and Youth committee members:


Zeke Cohen, chair Zeke.Cohen@baltimorecity.gov

Mary Pat Clarke, vice chair MaryPat.Clarke@baltimorecity.gov

John Bullock, John.Bullock@baltimorecity.gov

Kristerfer Burnett, Kristerfer.Burnett@baltimorecity.gov

Ryan Dorsey, Ryan.Dorsey@baltimorecity.gov


Larry Greene, staff Larry.Greene@baltimorecity.gov




Audubon’s Bird Friendly Garden Design

Thursday – April 5

5:30 pm

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

For more advanced gardeners

Please register in advance:




Finding Grants: Foundation Directory Online

Thursday – April 5

6:15 – 7:45 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Northwood Branch – 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard





Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7

9 am – 5 pm

Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson Street


Household Hazardous Waste collection season runs from April to October

The first consecutive Friday and Saturday of the month

Next dates:

May 5 & 6

9 am to 5 pm




Northeast Baltimore Town Hall Meeting

Friday – April 6

4 – 7 pm

The League for People with Disabilities – 1111 East Cold Spring Lane

Morgan State University Department of Sociology & Anthropology & School of Social Work

Present a Morgan Community Mile Town Hall Meeting discussing:

How to Reduce:

“Larceny and Auto Theft” & other Petty Thefts in MCM Communities

Food & Refreshments will be provided

MCM Contact:

Marvin J. Perry


303-246-2077 direct

Remember to STAY W.O.K.E.  “Watch Out and Know Your Environment”





Bloom Battle Competition

Designing (Contestants only) – Friday – April 6, 7 – 9 pm

Judging (Open to the public) – Saturday, April 7, 9 am – 12 pm

Local Color Flowers – 3100 Brentwood Avenue





Rise & Shine, Waverly

Waverly Neighborhood Lights

Friday, April 6 to Sunday April 8

8 pm

Waverly Main Street Offices – 3302B Greenmount Avenue


Audio & Light Installation, Podcast and Special Waverly History Series






Trails Opening Day

Saturday – April 7

9 am

Cylburn Arboretum – 4915 Greenspring Avenue

Department of Recreation and Parks, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Friends of Druid Hill Park

Opening ceremony to kick off the spring trail season and acknowledge

all the work that has gone into making the Jones Falls Trail possible

The Friends of Druid Hill Park will be leading a hike starting at 9:30 am




Money Power Day 2018

Saturday – April 7

9 am – 3 pm

Poly-Western High School – 1400 West Cold Spring Lane


Boost your financial fitness at this FREE ONE DAY Event

Workshops – small business, home ownership, planning for retirement,

conquering debt, planning for the unexpected and more


Credit Café – get a FREE credit score, pull your credit report,

receive one-on-one counseling from certified counselors


Small Business Zone – one on one advice from entrepreneurship experts


Free Tax Preparation


College & Career Access Zone


Late on Water Bill or Property Taxes?

Meet with a pro bono lawyer for tax sale advice

Sign up for an appointment with a lawyer by calling 443-703-3052






Games Galore

Saturday – April 7

1 pm

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



FREE Family Flicks


Saturday – April 7

2:30 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Northwood Branch – 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard





“An Evening with the Dave Stryker Quintet”

Sunday – April 8

5 pm

Baltimore Museum of Art – 10 Art Museum Drive


Tickets $45 general admission, $43 seniors over 65 & BMA Members

$10 students





Are you behind on your property taxes or water bill?

FREE LEGAL HELP is available

Monday – April 9

10 am – 2 pm

Clifton Mansion – 2701 Saint Lo Drive

Co-sponsored by Civic Works


Waverly Escape Room

Monday – April 9

4:30 pm

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

Join a tem and try to solve the mystery of Waverly’s locked room

Call 410-396-6053 to register





3rd Annual Ingenuity Idea Summit:

Monday – April 9

5:30 – 8:30 pm

American Visionary Arts Museum – 800 Key Highway


TED-Style talks by Ingenuity students and alumni designed to foster learning,

inspiration and wonder – and promote conversations that matter


Front table seat – $90/person

General table seat – $80/person

Table of 10 – $750

Student and Alumni – $30/person

Catered hors d’oeuvres and desserts

Beer and wine included


Buy Tickets HERE




Bonnie Bessor’s Birthday Party

Wednesday – April 11

5 – 9 pm

Peabody Heights Brewery – 401 East 30th Street


Bonnie is raising money for Rebuilding Together for her birthday this year

The brewery will donate a portion of all beer sales to Rebuilding Together Baltimore

Also selling raffle tickets for amazing prizes, including a $150 gift card for Birroteca, power tools and more






Annual Sustainability Open House

Wednesday – April 11

6 – 8 pm

War Memorial – 101 North Gay Street

Learn, Engage, Connect and Be Heard

Review the updated citywide sustainability plan for a more equitable Baltimore





For Events City-Wide

Culture Fly Baltimore


Green Events Baltimore


Baltimore Police Website

Employment Opportunities Housing Authority Baltimore City

Assistant Asset Manager (2) – Housing Operations – Salary, $60,000 – Closing Date 4/06/2018

Board Liaison/Legal Assistant – Legal Affairs – Salary, $42,000 – Closing Date 3/31/2018

Child Development Teacher (2) – Office of Resident Services – Salary $15.59 per hour – Closing Dare 4/13/2018

Maintenance Clerk II (2) – Housing Operations – Salary $15.64 per hour – Closing Date 4/13/2018

Superintendent of Scattered Sites – Housing Operations – Salary $52,004 – Closing Date 3/31/2018

Supervising Technician, Heating & Plumbing – Housing Operations – Salary $59,000 – Closing Date 3/31/2018

External candidates should apply via http://www.baltimorehousing.org/ –

click on Human Resources, on the right side of the screen for HABC.


Additional questions – please contact Stacie Beverly – 410-545-1744

Tell Baltimore National Heritage Area Why Your Neighborhood Matters

Complete Online Survey HERE

Neighborhoods with 50 or more unique survey responses qualify for a $250 mini-grant

for community based projects such as beautification and streetscape improvements, signage and festivals

All surveys must be complete by April 4, 2018

Mini-grants will be awarded in June

Mary Pat Clarke

550 City Hall

100 North Holliday Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

410-396-4814 office

410-545-7585 fax