Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—6/5-6/12

Wednesday, June 5.

Opening Day – Druid Hill Farmers Market: Local produce, children’s activities, and more. 3:30-7:30 p.m., Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, 3100 Swann Dr.

Opioid Awareness and Narcan Training: Learn about how the opioid epidemic is affecting Baltimore City and how to use Narcan to revive someone who has overdosed. 6:30-8 p.m., Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton St.

Taming the Anxious Mind Book Signing and Talk: Heidi Schreiber-Pan, author of the new book “Taming the Anxious Mind” challenges the idea that anxiety and stress are simply a way of life in 2019. 7-8:30 p.m., Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd.

Thursday, June 6.

Maryland Arts Summit: Dialogue, learning, and networking opportunities focused on the growth of Maryland arts. June 6-8. University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle.

Friday, June 7.

First Friday Forum: Baltimore Strange Fruit Screening: First Friday Forums are a monthly potluck dinner, documentary screening, and discussion hosted by the Baltimore Gathering of the Commons. 5:30-8 p.m., Baltimore Gathering of the Commons, 870 Baltimore St.

Keith Davis Jr. Noise Demo: Keith Davis Jr.’s wife and supporters gather for a noise demo outside his cell. 7 p.m., Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, 300 E. Madison St.

Saturday, June 8.

45th District End of Session Townhall: Annapolis session wrap up with Senator Cory McCray and Delegates Talmadge Branch, Cheryl Glenn, and Stephanie Smith. 9-11 a.m., Henderson-Hopkins – A Johns Hopkins University Partnership School, 2100 Ashland Ave.

Pancake Breakfast and Hip-Hop Workshop: Music and poetry for youth ages 14-17. 9 a.m. – noon, Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.

Hamilton-Lauraville Neighborhood Tour for Homebuyers: Tours hosted by Hamilton-Lauraville Healthy Neighborhood. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Rd.

Volunteering Untapped June Event – City Ranch: Volunteers will help clear riding trails, lay new soil in the horse riding area, and feed and groom horses. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., City Ranch, 7613 Dogwood Rd.

Storytime with Laura Lippman: A special storytime with best-selling author Laura Lippman as she reads from “Liza Jane & the Dragon.” 11 a.m. – noon, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1251 Light St.

2019 Historic Pennsylvania Avenue Parade: Celebrate the rich heritage and culture of historic West Baltimore, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Avenue Market, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave.

Baltimore Courtwatch Info Session and Observer Training: Public information session and observer training. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave.

BMA Open Hours: Soccer Without Borders: An outdoor conversation and soccer scrimmage with staff and youth from Soccer Without Borders Baltimore. 2-5 p.m., Wyman Park Dell, 2929 N. Charles St.

Maryland Take Steps Walk: Walk for a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 4-7 p.m., Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St.

Sunday, June 9.

HOT L Poets Series Featuring Jason Gray And Adam Vines: The Hot L Open poetry series is monthly open mic on Second Sundays at Bird in Hand, with featured readers from Baltimore and beyond. 4 p.m., Bird in Hand, 11 E. 33rd St.

Monday, June 10.

Job and Career Help for Veterans: A specialist from Easterseals is available to assist veterans who have questions or need guidance about jobs and careers. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Enoch Pratt Central Library, Business, Science, and Technology Department, 400 Cathedral St.

Tuesday, June 11.

Baltimore City Council Meeting: Council President President Brandon Scott will preside over a meeting of the Baltimore City Council. 5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Baltimore City Schools Board of Commissioners Meeting: The mission of the Board of Commissioners is Excellence in education for every child at every level. 5-9 p.m., Baltimore City Schools Headquarters, 200 E.North Ave.

Adult Summer Challenge Kickoff with HarperCollins: Representatives from HarperCollins will preview new titles, as well as titles on par with the theme, “A Universe of Stories.” 6:30-8 p.m., Northwood Branch Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd.

Writers and Words, June Reading: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry readings. 7-9 p.m., Charmington’s, 2601 N. Howard St.

Wednesday, June 12.

Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – West: Share information, network with your community, and make plans for the August 2019 Ceasefire weekend. 6-7:30 p.m., 638 N. Gilmor St.

Connect + Collect IV: Philippa Hughes and Zoë Charlton: Connect + Collect is a new initiative brought to you by BmoreArt’s Cara Ober and Jeffrey Kent, designed to create awareness and momentum among new and experienced collectors, and to promote a culture of collecting in Baltimore. 7-9:30 p.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave. $10.