Wednesday, January 25

Train Up Resource Fair: Meet Train Up providers to learn more about free job training programs for Baltimore City residents. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at South Baltimore Learning Center, 28 East Ostend Street. For more information, go to:

Out For Justice Joint Advocacy and Member Meeting: Learn from advocates about our policy agenda and how to take action at the state and local levels. 6 p.m. at Oliver Community Center, 1400 East Federal Street. For more information, go to: or call: 443-563-2123.

West Wednesdays: Hear about the ongoing fight for police accountability in the Tyrone West case and for all victims of police misconduct. 7 p.m. This event happens every Wednesday. For more information, go to:

Thursday, January 26

Baltimore City Health Department Virtual Naloxone Trainings: Don’t Die is a campaign of the Baltimore City Health Department focused on reducing the stigma of addiction, promoting substance use disorder treatment, and educating the public to recognize and respond to an overdose with the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone. Noon. Virtual. For more information, go to: or call: 410-396-4398.

Baltimore BIPOC Healers’ Circle: A space for folks who identify as BIPOC who work with any healing practice to connect with each other to build community and solidarity. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Our Time Kitchen, 117 West 24th Street. For more information, email:

“Tax Broke” Free Screening: What is a TIF or PILOT? Watch this documentary to find out how developers use them to avoid Baltimore’s high tax rate—and why you can’t. RSVP requested. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Charles Theatre, 1711 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-800-4295.

Friday, January 27

Yoga for Self-Care: Classes are free to the community and beginner-friendly. Noon to 1 p.m. at Revival, 101 West Monument Street. For more information, go to:

Saturday, January 28

Social Impact Saturday – Volunteer with Free Cookout + Connect: On the last Saturday of every month, Break A Difference’s “From: Baltimore”  program hosts Social Impact Saturdays involving transformational volunteer projects in the morning with a cookout to build community and network afterward. Lunch is provided cookout-style. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Warehouse Collaborative, 1794 Union Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 202-400-2257.

12th Annual Progressive Education Summit: Free annual progressive education conference and workshops that bring together hundreds of educators from around the region and country. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Neighbors, Hamilton Campus, 5609 Sefton Avenue. For more information, go to:

Baltimore Coat Drive Free Store: Free coats and other winter essentials for people who need them. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Greenmount and North Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-469-1553.

Sunday, January 29

Community Yoga @UMAR Boxing Gym: Beginners and families are welcome. Trauma-informed. Donations welcome. 1 p.m. at Umar Boxing Gym, 1217 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-728-3600.

Monday, January 30

Schaufeld at the Shop: The Johns Hopkins Schaufeld Program for Prostate Cancer hosts a conversation on prostate cancer with our community. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Reflection Eternal Barbershop, 2431 Saint Paul Street. For more information, go to:

Tuesday, January 31

Baltimore City Schools Virtual Town Hall on Kirwan Blueprint for Maryland’s Future: District experts will explain how this landmark funding impacts teaching and learning in City Schools, while providing an opportunity for families and the community to ask questions and gain insight and clarity on the Kirwan Blueprint. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Go here to join the town hall. 

Wednesday, February 1

Fit4Baby at the CareFirst Engagement Center: Small group workouts to help build your mental and physical endurance, strengthen your body, connect you with other moms, and help prepare you for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1501 South Clinton Street. For more information, go to:

#RestEasyBby: BIPOC Movement + Community Connection: A BIPOC-only yoga class. Donations appreciated but not required. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Black Artist Research Space, 426 West Franklin Street. For more information, go to:

Saturday, February 4

Community Volunteer Day: Help make improvements to BLISS Meadows and beautify the space. 10 a.m. to noon at BLISS Meadows, 5105 Plainfield Avenue. For more information, go to:

Natural Born Champions Community Job Fair: Come professionally dressed! Bring several copies of your resume and two forms of identification. RSVP required. Noon to 4:30 p.m. at Natural Born Champions Inc., 1301 North Spring Street, Suite B. For more information, go to: or call: 443-345-8077.

You Are ENOUGH #YesYou Women’s Empowerment Event: Start the New Year out by creating 2023 Vision Boards and discussing the benefits of journaling. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Strategic Collaboration Network, LLC Studio, 3000 Chestnut Avenue. For more information, call: 443-505-6090. 

Sunday, February 5

Baltimore City Survivors Memory Jar Workshop: Create a memory jar in recognition of loved ones taken by gun violence in honor of National Gun Violence Survivors Week. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway. For more information, go to: or call: 410-244-1900.

End the Silence – Mental Health Seminar for Middle and High School: A free, evidence-based, 50-minute session designed for middle and high school students. Students will learn about mental health conditions through a brief presentation, short videos, and personal testimony from a young adult who describes their journey to recovery. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Urban Life Center and Juice Bar, 3223 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-469-9965.

Of Black Study: A Book Talk with Joshua Myers: Joshua Myers explores the work of thinkers who broke with the racial and colonial logics of academic disciplinarity. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bloom Collective, 2000 Greenmount Avenue, Suite 101. For more information, go to: or call: 443-961-4990.

Monday, February 6

Baltimore City Council Meeting: Meeting of the Baltimore City Council. 5 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-396-4804.

Tuesday, February 7

Calvary Lutheran Church Food Pantry: Calvary Lutheran Church Food Pantry serves those in need on the first Tuesday of each month. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church of Hamilton, 2625 East Northern Parkway. For more information, go to: or call: 410-426-4301.

NAMI West Baltimore Connection Support Group: A free, peer-led support group for adults 18+ living with a mental health condition or looking for mental health support. 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Bon Secour’s Community Works Resource Center, 31 South Payson Street. For more information, call: 410-435-2600 or email 

Wednesday, February 8

Family and Community Board Forum: A series of in-person conversations between the Board of School Commissioners and the public. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Edmondson Westside High School, 501 North Athol Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 443-984-2000.

Triumph Over Trauma: View a short documentary tackling issues of sexual health, trauma, and healing. 6 p.m. at Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 East North Avenue. For more information, go to:

Lisa Snowden is Editor-in-Chief and cofounder of Baltimore Beat. Previously, she was an editor at Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, and The Real News Network. Her work has also appeared in Essence,...