Wednesday, November 16

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. Virtual. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, go to: or call: 410-396-7526.

Affirming Black Families November Meeting: A new parent education and capacity building program for Black parents and caregivers of LGBTQ youth. Virtual. 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to:

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, November 17

Transit Choices November Meeting: A panel discussion on the power of partnerships. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Virtual. See Facebook page for Zoom link. For more information, go to: or call: 410-528-8696.

Food Rescue Giveaway: 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:

Parent and Community Advisory Board Meeting: PCAB serves to advise the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners about how parents, families, the community, and educators can collaborate to help our youth succeed. Virtual. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to: or call: 443-642-4647.

Hoes Heights Town Hall: This event is to create a greater understanding of the historical context of the Roland Water Tower road and its importance to the historic Black community of Hoes Heights. Through this historical framing, HHAC hopes to bring together the nearby neighborhoods of Roland Park, Rolden, and Heathbrook to reimagine the proposed park design around the Roland Water Tower to include the road. 7:00 p.m. at Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Avenue. For more information, go to:

Friday, November 18

Harlem Park Resource Fair: Criminal record expungement, clothing giveaway, resume help, and more. Noon to 5 p.m. at Harlem Park Recreation Center, 700 North Calhoun Street. For more information, go to:

Saturday, November 19

Trot the Trail 5K: Fresh air, fitness, and fun. ($5) 8 a.m. at Herring Run Park, 3800 Belair Road. For more information, email:

B’more Blooms: What do Rain Gardens and Oysters have in common?: Learn what a bi-valved mollusk has in common with a flourishing native rain garden. 10 a.m. to noon at Boston Street Park. For more information, email: or call: 443-743-3308.

Citywide Tenants Meeting: An opportunity for tenants to learn their rights. Virtual. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 814 6069 1932. Passcode: 682042. For more information, go to:

Cranksgiving: This scavenger hunt/food drive sends teams of riders across the city to collect food items to benefit the Franciscan Center and Moveable Feast food banks. No registration is needed and this event is free to enter but expect to spend at least $20 buying groceries. Bring a pen and a way to carry groceries. 1 p.m. kickoff followed by a 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. celebration party at Charm City Meadworks, 400 East Biddle Street. For more information, go to:

Catherine’s Family Youth Services 8th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway: Free turkeys and Thanksgiving food bags will be available. First come, first served. 1 p.m. at James D. Gross Recreational Hall, 4600 Lanier Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 443-429-0215.

Sunday, November 20

Park Heights Community Family Fun Day: Informative vendors to help with rent assistance, BGE assistance, and more. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rebirth Tabernacles of Glory, 2501 Springhill Avenue. For more information, go to:

Fresh Food Give Away: Free produce and baked goods. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Northwood Branch, 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard. For more information, email:

Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony: Event ​​serves to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, as well as to publicly mourn and honor the lives of our community members who might otherwise be forgotten. 2 to 3 p.m. at Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 North Howard Street.

Monday, November 21

Baltimore City Council Meeting: Convening of the Baltimore City Council. 5 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-396-3100.

Tuesday, November 22

Criminal Record Expungement Fair: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Northwest Career Center, 2401 Liberty Heights Avenue, Suite 302. For more information, go to: or call: 410-396-7873.

53 Families Thanksgiving Dinner Event: Thanksgiving dinner with family, friends, and football players. Registration is required. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street. For more information, go to:

Wednesday, November 23

Third Annual Feeding the Homeless: An opportunity to provide meals and toiletries to people who need them. Noon to 4 p.m. at Healthcare for the Homeless, 421 Fallsway. For more information, email:

Thursday, November 24

Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K: Baltimore City: Proceeds from the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K support the Y Open Doors fund, enabling access and inclusion in healthy Y programs for all. 8:30 a.m. at The Weinberg Y in Waverly, 900 East 33rd Street. For more information, email: or call: 410-889-9622. 

Friday, November 25

Buy A Tree. Change A Life: Christmas tree sale raises money for kids globally and locally. Nov. 25 to Dec. 9 at Port Covington. For more information, go to: or call 410-355-6707.

Sunday, November 27

Lunch Patrol… Thanksgiving Edition: Bring food or donate supplies. 1 p.m. at 2406 Woodbrook Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-622-9519.

Wednesday, November 30

AIDS Action Baltimore Town Hall: Organization’s November town hall meeting. 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 West Madison Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-837-2437.

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,...