Wednesday, November 2

Harbor West Food Distribution: Food giveaway. Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. 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. 

Free Farm Family Hours at Great Kids Farm: Meet animals, explore the woods, and more. After school until 6:00 p.m. at 6601 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, Md. 21228. For more information, go to: friendsgkf.org or call: 443-620-3453.

Joint Legislative Town Hall: Join the Baltimore City Delegation and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners to share your ideas and recommendations for positions that the Board of School Commissioners should consider for the 2023 legislative session in Annapolis. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Baltimore City Schools Headquarters, 200 East North Avenue, first floor. For more information, go to: baltimorecityschools.org or call: 443-984-2000.

West Wednesdays: Hear about the ongoing fight for police accountability in the Tyrone West case and for all victims of police misconduct. 7:00 p.m. This event happens every Wednesday. For more information, go to: facebook.com/justicefortyronewest.

Thursday, November 3

West North Avenue Development Authority Meet and Greet: An opportunity to meet fellow minority and women business retail owners and real estate developers. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at BLANK SLATE, 1758 Park Avenue. For more information, email: chad@wnada.org. 

#BANFRT Teach-In: Learn about the fight to keep facial recognition technology out of Baltimore. Masks are required. Hybrid. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Greenmount West Community Center, 1634 Guilford Road. 

Friday, November 4

Truth Telling in an Undemocratic America: The Daughters of the Movement, a group of women who sat at the feet of those who were on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement, draw on this legacy in addressing our nation’s truths. Virtual and in-person. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mason Hall, 3101 Wyman Park Drive. For more information, go to: krieger.jhu.edu/humanities-institute or call: 410-516-6807.

Community Stoop Nights: Learn about the ongoing Penn Station redevelopment project. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Baltimore Penn Station. For more information, go to: baltimorepennstation.com or email: info@baltimorepennstation.com. 

Saturday, November 5

Farmer Field School: Garden side by side with agricultural scientists from around the United States. 9:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. at Glenwood Life Counseling Center, 516 Glenwood Avenue. For more information, go to: extension.umd.edu or call: 410-856-1850.

Mount Vernon – Belvedere Association Tree Planting: A volunteer event to take care of Mount Vernon’s trees. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. across from Baby’s On Fire, 1010 Morton Street. For more information, go to mvba.org or call: 410-528-1919.

Our Baltimore Fall Workshop: “Shape Your City”: Help generate ideas for the “Our Baltimore” draft planning document. 11:30 a.m. at Allen A.M.E Church Baltimore, 1130 West Lexington Street. For more information, go to: planning.baltimorecity.gov or call: 410-396-7526.

Monday, November 7

Baltimore City Council Meeting: Convening of the Baltimore City Council. 5:00 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street. For more information, go to: baltimorecity.gov or call: 410-396-3100.

The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions: Building the Abolition Democracy: Building on his wildly successful book The Black Butterfly, Dr. Lawrence T. Brown of Morgan State University will share his newest research project and help us think through an Afrofuturist lens about the future of democracy. 7:00 p.m. at Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street. For more information, go to: centerstage.org or call: 410-332-0033.

Tuesday, November 8

No Boundaries Coalition November Membership Meeting: The No Boundaries Coalition is a resident-led advocacy organization building a unified and empowered Central West Baltimore across the boundaries of race, class, and neighborhood. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Place. For more information, go to: noboundariescoalition.com or call: 410-800-2452.

Wednesday, November 9

44th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture: Christel N. Temple will discuss how diasporic experiences of exile are catalysts for exploring new ways to itemize survival and inheritance throughout the African Diaspora. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at University Center Ballroom at UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore. For more information, go to: dreshercenter.umbc.edu or call: 410-455-6798.

Baltimore City Schools Public Board Meeting: Meetings of the full board usually occur on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Virtual. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, go to: baltimorecityschools.org or call: 443-984-2000.

Zero Waste to Zero Emissions in Maryland: Join Clean Water Alliance, the South Baltimore Community Land Trust, Baltimore Compost Collective, and Key City Compost for a free webinar on how composting (not trash incineration) is key to local climate action. Other subjects to be discussed include where composting stands in Baltimore and across the state, and how to get involved. 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to cleanwater.salsalabs.org/zerowastetozeroemissionsmd or email jkunze@cleanwater.org. 

Thursday, November 10

Baltimore City Council: Meeting of Education, Workforce, and Youth Committee: City leaders meet to review education and performance data for BCPS and to monitor the impact of the pandemic on the progress of the Blueprint for Success. 10:00 a.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street. For more information, go to: baltimorecity.gov or call: 410-396-3100.

Friday, November 11

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. 1:00 p.m. at UA House, 1100 East Fayette Street. For more information, call: 443-840-5840.

The Goucher Prison Education Partnership 10-Year Anniversary Celebration: In celebration of GPEP’s 10-year anniversary, a symposium examining the value of an in-person, liberal arts college education in prison. 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Goucher College, The Athenaeum, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. For more information, go to: goucher.edu or call: 410-337-6033.

Saturday, November 12

2022 Maryland Lynching Memorial Project “Lynching in Maryland” Conference: This event will include a variety of presentations, panel discussions, and films that consider the history of racial terror lynching in Maryland. ($5-$15) 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street. For more information, go to: mdlynchingmemorial.org.

Sisson Street Park November Workday: Help with tasks like turning the compost, mulching the kids play area, or weeding the flower beds. Gloves and tools provided. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sisson Street Community Park, 2701 Sisson Street. For more information, email: sissonstreetpark@gmail.com.

Older Adult Lunch and Learn: Learn about estate planning, resources for home repairs, advanced medical directives, homeowner tax credit, and more. Box lunch will be provided. RSVP by November 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Weinberg Y in Waverly, 900 E. 33rd Street. For more information, call 410-396-4814 or email: odette.ramos@baltimorecity.gov.

Housing Our Neighbors’ 10-Year Anniversary Party: Celebrate 10 years of Housing Our Neighbors with food, music, and fellowship. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to: honbaltimore.org.

Sunday, November 13

Information Session: Clinton Street Community Center: An information session to learn more about how you can support families building a new life in Baltimore. Lunch will be provided and there will be an online option for participation. 12:30 p.m. at Breath Of God Lutheran Church, 141 South Clinton Street. For more information, go to: clintonstreetcommunity.org or call: 667-212-5623.

Monday, November 14

6th Community Forum On Healthy Aging: Staying Healthy, Strong, and Resilient: Real talk on staying healthy, strong, and resilient as we age. Virtual and in-person. Nov. 14-15, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Institute For Clinical and Translational Research, 750 East Pratt Street. For more information, go to: ictr.johnshopkins.edu or call: 410-361-7880.

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. 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, go to: baltimoresustainability.org 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: blaqequitybaltimore.org.

Thursday, November 17

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: hhaction.org.

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...