Wednesday, October 5

Free Farm Family Hours at Great Kids Farm: Meet animals, explore the woods, and more. After school until 6 p.m. at 6601 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, Md. 21228. For more information, go to: friendsgkf.org or call: 443-620-3453.

Black Butterfly Urban Farm Academy Field Day: Growing Herbs and Natural Dye 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blue Light Junction, 209 McAllister Street, Suite A. Registration required. For more information, go to: farmalliancebaltimore.org/theacademy

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: facebook.com/justicefortyronewest.

Thursday, October 6

Black Educators and School Reform: Looking Back and Moving Forward: A panel discussion that celebrates the publication of Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia (Harvard Education Press, 2022) by Camika Royal, Ph.D., associate professor of urban education in the Loyola School of Education. Participants will discuss the struggles and triumphs of Black educators in the shifting political nature of school reform. In person and virtual. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Loyola University, 4501 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: loyola.edu or call: 410-617-2000.

Saturday, October 8

2022 Greater Maryland Heart Walk: Get moving, honor survivors, and raise lifesaving funds. 8 a.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, Md. 21093. For more information, go to: www2.heart.org or call: 973-525-5375.

Food Distribution Event: Free fruits and vegetables as well as information about other programs to benefit the community. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iglesia de Dios de la Profecia Baltimore, 3533 4th Street. For more information, go to: mycaf.org/es/inicio/ or call 301-328-3292.

Farmer Field School: Participants will learn how to safely use hand-powered farm tools, how to identify weeds and insect pests, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Farm Alliance of Baltimore Teaching Farm in Farring-Baybrook City Park, 3901 West Bay Avenue. For more information, go to: farmalliancebaltimore.org/the-teaching-farm.

Sunday, October 9

Garden Art Party 2022: Open mic, art-making, a harvesting workshop, and more. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Whitelock Community Farm, 930 Whitelock Street. For more information, go to: whitelockfarm.org or call: 410-205-6572.

Tuesday, October 11

Baltimore City Schools Public School Board Meeting: Public gathering of the Baltimore City Schools school board. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to: baltimorecityschools.org or call: 443-984-2000.

Baltimore Tenants Talk: Baltimore tenants meet online to discuss some of the issues, rights, and experiences as renters in Baltimore. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to: www.marylandcu.org or call: 410-212-2225.

Baltimore City Public Schools Board of Commissioners Candidate Forum: The final four candidates, Ashley Esposito, April Christina Curley, Kwame Kenyatta-Bey, and Salimah Jasani, will gather in a public forum. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Place. For more information, go to: artseveryday.org or call: 410-685-1172.

Wednesday, October 12

Conkling Street Garden Community Night: Review the Baltimore Highlands community plan and get free trees, mulch, seeds, and reusable shopping bags, and more from the Department of Public Works. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 25 South Conkling Street. For more information, go to: highlandtown.com.

Local Community Advisory Board Outreach Meeting: This event is part of a series of meetings held to inform residents about a charter amendment that would return local control of the Baltimore City Police Department to Baltimore City. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Virtual. For more information go to: mayor.baltimorecity.gov/bc/boards/local-control-advisory-board.

Thursday, October 13

Goats on the Slope 2022: Goat guests will graze the slope of land near the Baltimore Museum of Art as part of a long-term plan for managing vegetation. They will be there as long as there is foliage to eat. For more information, go to: wymanparkdell.org.

Jane Addams Resource Corporation of Baltimore Community Resource Fair: Get assistance with resources such as tutoring, voter registration, and healthcare. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CC Jackson Recreation Center, 4910 Park Heights Avenue. For more information, go to: jarcbaltimore.org or call: 410-900-1440.

Sandtown Community Association Meeting: Learn about what is happening in and around Sandtown. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church, 1375 North Stricker Street. For more information, go to: facebook.com/sandtownassociation or call: 443-858-2684.

Friday, October 14

Community College of Baltimore County and Maryland Food Bank FoodWorks Culinary Job Training Program: Learn an array of cooking techniques, knife cuts, recipe conversions, commercial equipment use, and food safety and sanitation standards. Emphasis is also placed on culinary communication and job readiness skills. 1 p.m. at UA House, 1100 East Fayette Street. For more information, call: 443-840-5840.

Sunday, October 16

Reservoir Hill Harvest Festival: Join Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, SFNC, Whitelock Community Farm, and Beth Am Synagogue for the 12th annual Reservoir Hill Harvest Festival for a day for FREE fall fun, including a Kugel and Green cook-off contest, a cider press, horseback riding, pumpkin decorating, sounds by DJ TNT, and more. 11 am to 3 pm at Whitelock Street between Linden Ave & Brookfield Ave. The street will be closed and main events will occur at the Whitelock Southlot, RHIC community space, SFNC’s front lawn and along the street. For more information, go to www.stfranciscenter.org or call 410-669-2612.

BUILD Citywide Action: Join BUILD and local leaders to take action on housing, jobs, violence, and healthcare. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Coppin State University Johnson Auditorium, 2500 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: buildiaf.org or call: 410-528-0305.

Tuesday, October 18

Our Baltimore Fall Workshop: ‘Shape Your City’: Generate ideas for the Department of Planning’s Our Baltimore draft planning document. 5:30 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, South East Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: planning.baltimorecity.gov/welcome-planning-department or call: 410-396-3100.

Wednesday, October 19

Baltimore City Council Public Safety and Surveillance Technology Committee Hearing: Officials meet to discuss the acquisition and use of facial recognition surveillance technology by Baltimore City government, how data from such equipment is used and stored, and any liability the City may face if the technology or its data is misused. 1 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street. For more information, go to: baltimorecitycouncil.com or call: 410-396-4804.

Lisa Snowden

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...