Board of Estimates Meeting. City Council President Jack Young will chair the weekly meeting of the Board of Estimates. Dec. 20, 9 a.m., Baltimore City Hall, Hyman A. Pressman Board Room, 100 N. Holliday St., (410) 396-4804, baltimorecitycouncil.com/content/board-estimates-meeting-37.
Food System Lab Open House. Drop-in in sessions for individuals who would like to learn more about the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project. Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave., cylburn.org.
West Wednesdays. Tawanda Jones, the sister of Tyrone West, a man killed in police custody in July 2013, has been gathering every Wednesday with other activists in the city to call attention to West’s death and police brutality in Baltimore. Dec. 20 and 27. Usually held at the intersection of 33rd and Greenmount Avenue, check facebook.com/justicefortyronewest for details.
Civilian Review Board Meeting. Meeting of the Civilian Review Board of Baltimore City, an independent agency through which members of the public can issue complaints against officers of various law enforcement units. Dec. 21, 6 p.m., City Office of Civil Rights, 7 E. Redwood St., 9th floor, (410) 396-8857, civilrights.baltimorecity.gov/civilian-review-board.
Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Service 2017. A day of remembrance for people experiencing homelessness who died this year. Dec. 21, 5-6:30 p.m., McKeldin Square, 101 E. Pratt St., facebook.com/events/133072514029113.
Black Girls Mentoring. Part of the group Not Without Black Women’s efforts to mentor Black girls and teens. Dec. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Crispus Attucks Recreation Center, 1624 Eutaw Place, facebook.com/events/1454906564627344.
Jingle Jam. Hollins Creative Placemaking brings a holiday party to Southwest Baltimore, where children ages 5-12 can roam the various businesses around Hollins Market to pick up treats and gifts. Youth will also receive free pictures with Santa and participate in crafts and games. Dec. 23, 11 a.m., 1200 W. Baltimore St., (443) 939-2043, hollinsart.com, free.
Community Mitzvah Day. Participate in various volunteer projects. Dec. 24-25, check website for specific times and locations: jvcbaltimore.org/volunteer-offerings/annual-events/mitzvah-day.