Wednesday. October 4

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

Baltimore Climate Action Plan Public Comment Virtual Meeting: Share your feedback on the draft of the next Baltimore Climate Action Plan. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to: or call 410-396-7526.

Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Community Listening Session: A forum intended for community members to meaningfully engage and share with Caucus members as we listen to learn more from our constituents. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Virtual. For more information, email:

Mental Health in Communities of All Colors: A Kennedy Krieger Conversation: Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library in welcoming the Kennedy Krieger Institute for a program around literacy and childhood development. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To join virtually, visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Facebook or YouTube page. For more information, go to or call: 410-396‑5430.

Thursday, October 5

Financial Basics: Event will cover a range of topics, including budgeting, saving, investing, and more. Knowledgeable speakers will provide practical tips and tricks to help you take control of your finances and achieve your financial goals. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CareFirst Engagement Center, 1501 South Clinton Street, Suite 100. For more information, go to: For more information, go to:  

Saturday, October 7

Doors Open Baltimore: A citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods, hosted by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Oct. 7-8 at various locations. For more information, go to

Security Square Farmers Market: Farm fresh produce and other items for sale. Saturdays through Oct. 28. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6901 Security Boulevard. For more information, go to

2023 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture: The goal of the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture is to describe the reach and complexity, both biomedically and ethically, of the story of Lacks and HeLa cells, as well as to provide some insight into the past, present and future of the conduct of clinical research. 10 a.m. at Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Avenue. For more information, go to or call 410-361-7880.

East Baltimore Walking Tour: Mapping the Reservation: Ashley Minner, a community-based artist, scholar and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, will lead walking tours based on her critical project, Mapping East Baltimore’s Reservation. 10 a.m. at  South Broadway Baptist Church, 211 South Broadway. For more information, go to or call 410-396‑5430.

Family Biking: Find out how family biking is accessible, practical and fun. Learn about different set-ups for seats and/or cargo, get tips for safety and feel empowered to bring the whole family out with pedal power. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to or call 410-396‑5430.

Monday, October 9

Mental Mondays in West Baltimore: A fun and safe space where individuals can connect and learn about various wellness practices, from yoga to art to meditation and everything in between. Every second and fourth Monday. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bon Secours Community Resource Center, 31 South Payson Street. For more information, go to or call 410-801-5100.

Baltimore City Health Department Virtual Naloxone Trainings: Virtual Naloxone rainings from the Baltimore City Health Department Overdose Prevention Team. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to

Tuesday, October 10

Baltimore City Schools Public Board Meeting: Virtual. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to or call 443-984-2000.

Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs Town Hall: What do you know about facial recognition technology in Baltimore?: Watch Netflix’s “Coded Bias” with the Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs, and join us for some delicious food and even more delicious conversation about facial recognition technology. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Red Emma’s, 3128 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to:

Thursday, October 12

Baltimore City Moms Demand Action Virtual Monthly Volunteer Meeting: This meeting is open to anyone interested in the work of Moms Demand Action. Updates on their gun violence prevention work, including uplifting the voices of survivors of gun violence, advocacy, supporting community-based organizations and more. Please RSVP by Oct. 11 in order to receive the Zoom link on the morning of the meeting. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Virtual. For more information, go to

Sunday, October 15

Community Build – Shingle Hanging: Help Open Works celebrate seven years as a Baltimore maker-space. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to or call 410-862-0424.

Free Community Open Mic: Share a poem, tell the DJ your favorite song so she can pull up the instrumental, share your original song/music, dance, do comedy and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Garage, 6 East Lafayette Avenue. For more information, go to

Monday, October 16

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

Monthly Book Talk Series: Destinii C. Williams is a fierce young black woman, multidisciplinary writer, author, editor, full-figured model, video personality, administrative professional and mother. Much of her work broadly displays the true meaning of “creating the life you want to live,” while also expressing some true narratives of the woman’s experience. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Nubian Hueman, 211 West Read Street. For more information, go to or call 410-225-9900.

Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) Meeting: PCAB serves to advise the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools and Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners about how parents, families, the community, and educators can collaborate to help our youth succeed. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please check PCAB’s Facebook page at for up-to-date virtual or in-person location information. 

Wednesday, October 18

Family and Community Board Forum: Family and Community Board Forums are a series of in-person, community-based meetings where the Board of School Commissioners and the public can discuss, share knowledge, and talk to each other about a wide variety of topics that directly affect our students’ overall success in Baltimore City Public Schools. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School, 801 Bridgeview Road. For more information, go to: or call: 443-984-2000.

The Black Mental Health Alliance Road to 40: Art Unveiling with Larry “Poncho” Brown at  the Black Mental Health Alliance on the Road to 40 for a historical evening of art and compelling conversation as we commemorate our 40th anniversary with a print unveiling. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-338-2642.

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,...