Baltimore Government and Community Events 9/21/22-10/5/22
Wednesday September 21
Local Community Advisory Council Outreach Meeting: This event is part of a series of meetings held to inform residents of a charter amendment that would return local control of the Baltimore City Police Department to the City of Baltimore. Virtual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit: mayor.baltimorecity.gov/bc/boards/local-control-advisory-board or call 410-396-3100.
Western Wednesdays: Learn about the ongoing fight for police accountability in the Tyrone West case and for all victims of police misconduct. 6:30 p.m. This event takes place every Wednesday. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/justicefortyronewest/.
Thursday September 22
Back-to-School Passport Tour: A free family learning event with books, giveaways, performances and more. 5-8 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt Street. For more information, visit: www.baltimorecityschools.org/calendar or call: 443-984-2000.
Friday September 23
Napkin Network Baltimore Chapter Napkin Network Collecting and Launching: Donate diapers to celebrate the launch of the Napkin Network, an organization dedicated to donating baby items to moms in need. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Karma, 1500 Riderwood Drive, Timonium, MD 21093. For more information, visit: www.thenapkinnetwork.com.
Saturday September 24
Cancellation of Criminal Record, Reinstatement and Resource Lounge: Clear your eligible criminal record and get a fresh start. Free information will be available on housing, employment, addictions, mental health, reintegration resources, and COVID-19 testing and vaccines. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Daily Bread Employment Center, 725 Fallsway. For more information, call 410-971-4492.
Southwest Baltimore Community Resource Fair: The non-profit Rebuilding Together Baltimore hosts community organizations and municipal agencies in the Poppleton neighborhood. Food, fun and activities for children will be available. noon to Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High School, 1001 Saratoga Street West. For more information, visit: www.rtbaltimore.org or call 410-889-2710.
Children of Heavenly Parents and Parents of Heavenly Children Say Their Names Poetry Event: Read a poem, sing a song, dance or read a letter in memory of loved ones. 4-7 p.m. at Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive. For more information, call 443-986-5548.
Monday, September 26
Food Rescue x Open Heart Sanctuary: Free and nutritious food for the community. Bring a bag, take what you want. 5-6 p.m. at Open Heart Sanctuary, 4315 Garrison Boulevard. For more information, visit: foodrescuebaltimore.org/#locations.
Tuesday, September 27
Meet and greet candidates for the Baltimore City School Board: An opportunity to learn more about the candidates and to meet educators and equity advocates. 5 to 7 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 3224 Saint-Paul Street. For more information, visit: www.beequity.org or call(410) 497-7114.
Wednesday, September 28
Towards a National Blueprint for Equity and Excellence in K-12 Education: A one-day symposium designed to form a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to eliminating disparities in educational outcomes. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Morgan State University, Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, 4200 Hillen Road. For more information, visit events.morgan.edu/event/toward_a_national_blueprint_for_equity_and_excellence_in_k-12_education or call: 443-885-3385.
Baltimore City Council: Public Safety and Government Operations Committee Meeting: Quarterly meeting to review Baltimore Police Department crime statistics and to track progress of the two-year violence prevention plan. 1 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holiday Street. For more information, visit: www.baltimorecitycouncil.com or call 410-396-4804.
Job and Resource Fair: Connect with recruiters from some of the largest employers in the Baltimore area. 4-7 p.m., Racheal Wilson Memorial Park, 145 South Calverton Road.
Communities United Members Meeting: Meeting of grassroots groups committed to radical change. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul Street. For more information, visit: marylandcu.org or call 410-212-2225.
Civic engagement training: Learn how to identify and resolve issues in the community with Out For Justice, Inc. and Citizens Policing Project. In person and virtual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1400 Federal Street. For more information, visit: out4justice.org or call 443-563-2123.
Thursday September 29
Symposium on Protecting Family Integrity: Author Dorothy Roberts and Founder and Executive Director of the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Andrea James will deliver the keynote address at this event which will focus on some of the causes and consequences of family separation in our country. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Baltimore John and Frances Angelos Law Center, 1401 North Charles Street. For more information, visit: law.ubalt.edu/centers/cfcc/ or call: 410-837-4468.
Greater Baybrook Alliance annual tree and mulch celebration and distribution: The City of Baltimore Public Works Department will provide trees and mulch free of charge. Also, refreshments and activities. 4-7 p.m. at Duane Avenue Park, Duane Avenue and 6th Street. For more information, visit: Greaterbaybrookalliance.org or call 410-929-2270.
Preservation for the People: The Struggle for Development Without Displacement: Nicole King, a professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, gives a lecture on the fight to save Baltimore’s Poppleton neighborhood from redevelopment. 6 to 7 p.m. at MICA Brown Center/Falvey Hall, 1300 Mont-Royal Avenue. For more information, visit: www.doorsopenbaltimore.org.
Friday September 30
perched night: Informal Q&A sessions with members of the Penn Station development team. 6-8 p.m. at Baltimore Penn Station, 1500 North Charles Street, Baltimore. For more information, visit: baltimorepennstation.com/press-releases/community-stoop-nights-announced-for-baltimore-penn-station.
Saturday October 1
Doors Open Baltimore: Dozens of sites across the city of Baltimore will open their doors, free of charge, to visitors eager to explore their stories. Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, various locations. For more information, visit: doorsopenbaltimore.org.
2022 Baltimore Walk to End Hydrocephalus: Help raise funds on behalf of the Hydrocephalus Association. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle. For more information, visit: hydroassoc.org/baltimorewalk or call 888-598-3789.
Sunday October 2
Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive: An opportunity to drop off non-perishable food. From October 2 to October 30. Leon’s Backroom, 227 West Chase Street. For more information, visit: bdeebaltimorelove.org or call 410-622-9519.
Monday, October 3
Meeting of young weavers: An opportunity for young people working to change the world to meet other changemakers for resources, connections and more. Virtual, 5 p.m. For more information, visit: WeAreWeavers.org.
Baltimore City Council Meeting: Calling of members of the Baltimore City Council. 5 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holiday Street. For more information, go to www.baltimorecitycouncil.com or call: 410-396-4804.
Tuesday, October 4
Calvary Lutheran Church Pantry: Calvary Lutheran Church Food Pantry serves those in need on the first Tuesday of each month, while supplies last. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church of Hamilton, 2625 East Northern Parkway. For more information, visit www.calvarylutherancs.org or call: 410-426-4301.
Wednesday, October 5
Wednesday Working Days @ BLISS Meadows: Help clean and maintain BLISS Meadows. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at BLISS Meadows, 5105 Plainfield Avenue. For more information, visit: backyardbasecamp.org/bliss-meadows.
Black Butterfly Urban Farm Academy Field Day: Growing Natural Dye Herbs and Plants:: Attendees will tour the Dye Garden and studio while learning about the production process, including harvesting, processing, and creating value-added products from these specialty crops. 6-8 p.m. at Blue Light Junction, 209 McAllister Street, Suite A. Registration required. For more information, visit: farmalliancebaltimore.org/theacademy.