Wednesday, October 19

Harbor West Food Distribution: Food giveaway. 9:45 a.m to 11:45 p.m. at Westport Academy, 2401 Nevada Street. For more information, go to: westportcedc.org or call: 443-621-6006. 

October Commission on Sustainability Meeting: Join the Commission on Sustainability each month to learn about initiatives, projects, and programs intended to make the city more sustainable, more equitable, and more climate resilient. 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to: baltimoresustainability.org or call: 410-396-7526.

Breaking Stigmas and Building Bonds: An in-person panel discussion along with entertainers, free food, and free HIV testing. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2640 Space, 2640 Saint Paul Street. For more information, go to: pridecentermd.org or call: 443-873-0369.  

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 20

Food Rescue Giveaway! Thursday Afternoons at Old Major: A food rescue in Southwest Baltimore’s Historic Pigtown neighborhood. Wear a mask and bring your own bags and boxes. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Old Major, 900 South Carey Street. For more information, go to: foodrescuebaltimore.org.

Parks and People with Dr. Lawrence Brown on Baltimore’s “Black Butterfly”: A conversation on Black environmental justice in Baltimore. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Parks and People Foundation, 2100 Liberty Heights Avenue. For more information, go to: parksandpeople.org or call: 410-448-5663.

East Our Baltimore Fall Workshop ‘Shape Your City’: Help generate ideas for the Our Baltimore draft planning document. 5 p.m. at The A. Hoen & Co. Lithograph Building, 2101 East Biddle Street. For more information, go to: planning.baltimorecity.gov or call: 410-396-7526. 

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.

Saturday, October 22

Mayor Scott’s Fall Day of Service: Come together to clean and beautify Baltimore’s neighborhoods. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various locations. To register, go to: mayor.baltimorecity.gov/sign-form-day-service.

OpenWorks Baltimore Homeowner and Expungement Clinic: A free legal clinic with OpenWorks Baltimore and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service to address homeowner and expungement issues. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 1400 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to: openworksbmore.org or call: 410-862-0424.

Family Fun Day for COVID-19 Survivors: Roberta’s House in partnership with the National Alliance for Children’s Grief presents Family Fun Day for COVID-19 survivors. The day of art activities, music, dancing, and creating your own superhero is designed for families with children 2-17 to remember family members and loved ones who died due to COVID-19. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building at Roberta’s House, 928 East North Avenue. For more information, go to: robertashouse.org or call: 410-235-6633.

Hallowheelie Community Bike Ride: Get dressed up in your spookiest clever outfit and ride around Baltimore City. This community ride is focused on building relationships and having fun. There will be five locations and four interactive games. Youth (age 14-23) ride for free. General admission is $10. 6 p.m. at Carroll State Park, 800 Bayard Street. For more information, go to: bykecollective.org or call: 443-827-7098.

Baltimore Coat Drive “Free Store”: The Changing Lives Initiative, in cooperation with Morgan State University, is hosting a Coat Drive in Baltimore to provide warm winter coats, apparel and supplies to those in need here in our community. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Greenmount and North avenues. For more information, go to: changinglivesinitiativ.org or call: 410-469-1553.

Sunday, October 23

Wild Edible Walk: A walk to learn about wild edibles available in the early fall. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Gunpowder Falls State Park, 10092 Belair Road, Kingsville, Md. For more information, go to: backyardbasecamp.org.

Middle East Baltimore Memory Project Reveal and March: Participate in the unveiling of “Middle East Memorial Mural Project.” This public catalog will contain over 150 archival images of the neighborhood’s various community organizations, present-day photos of the neighborhood and under-highlighted leaders. 11:15 a.m. to1 p.m. at St. Philip’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 North Caroline Street. For more information, go to: stphilipsbaltimore.org or call: 410-732-8070. 

Tuesday, October 25

Volunteers Needed to Pack Grocery Boxes for Low-Income Seniors: The Salvation Army of Central Maryland needs volunteers to help pack nutritious vegetables, grains, meats, and fruits. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Salvation Army DMG Foods, 400 East 29th Street. For more information, go to: sa-md.org or call 410-783-2920.

Baltimore City Schools Public Board Meeting: Regular meeting of the Baltimore City Schools Board. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to: baltimorecityschools.org/calendar or call: 443-984-2000.

#YJAM2022: A panel discussion on youth justice and mental health, hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, including location, go to: bmorechildren.com/yjam2022 or call: 410-545-1938.

Wednesday, October 26

Communities United Membership Meeting: Regular gathering to meet, update, or join. 2:30 to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1900 Saint Paul Street. For more information, go to: marylandcu.org or call: 410-212-2225.

Civic Engagement Training: Learn ways to take part in civic engagement. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Oliver Community Center, 1400 East Federal Street. For more information, go to: out4justice.org or call: (443) 563-2123.

Job Opportunities Task Force Community MeetingJoin the Jobs Opportunity Task Force to share your feedback and take action on issues that are important to you. Learn about the resources they offer, such as their community bail fund and job training program. Refreshments will be provided. 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 401 North Patterson Park Ave. For more information, go to: jotf.org or call: 410-234-804.

Thursday, October 27

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.

Saturday, October 29

Black Elevation Community Festival: This festival will spotlight youth mental health, and feature a panel discussion, a live performance, and more. 10:00 a.m., Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay Street. For more information, go to: bmorechildren.com or call 410-545-1938.

Citywide Tenants Meeting: An opportunity for tenants to learn their rights. Virtual and in person. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street. Zoom information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81460691932?pwd=N2lQbk41Q0VlanZuZEpiaHlpK0t6QT09 Meeting ID: 814 6069 1932, Passcode: 682042. For more information, go to: bmorerentersunited.org.

Community Archives Workshop: Learn about community archives and how to start or build a community archive of your own. Participants are encouraged to come with a project idea or a project already in progress that will be discussed throughout the workshop. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street. For more information, go to:  forms.gle/pxhTdF2iiTssKEmr5 or email IBCommunityArchives@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 30

Back to School Giveaway and Community Fair: School supply giveaway, food, games, and more. 10 a.m. at Star of Bethlehem AME Church, 2525 Ridgely Street. For more information, go to: starofbethlehemamec1.org or call: 443-708-3517.

Monday, October 31

2022 Civil Rights Week Celebration: The Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights presents a week-long celebration of services, accomplishments, and new milestones, starting with the return of our signature Equity and Civil Rights Breakfast, a 29-year tradition. Various times and locations. For more information, go to: civilrights.baltimorecity.gov or call: 410-396-3141.

Blood Drive: Stop by Baltimore Center Stage for a Halloween Blood Drive and costume contest. 3 p.m to 8 p.m. at Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street. For more information, go to: redcrossblood.org or call: 1-800-733-2767.

Tuesday, November 1 

Calvary Lutheran Church Food Pantry: Perishable and non-perishable food and personal items will be available to those in need. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church of Hamilton, 2625 East Northern Parkway. For more information, go to: calvarylutherancs.org or call: 410-426-4301.

Wednesday, November 2

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.

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...