Wednesday, February 22

WW 500: For 500 weeks, organizers have fought for justice for Tyrone West. Be ready for a car caravan. 4 p.m. at the corner of Parkside Drive and Harford Road. For more information, go to:

#RestEasyBby: BIPOC Movement + Community Connection: A BIPOC-only yoga class. Donations are appreciated but not required. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Black Artist Research Space, 426 West Franklin Street. For more information, go to:

Parents and Community Advisory Board Community Conversation: Violence and Our Youth: Join students, adults, and community leaders to discuss the recent spike in violence. Childcare is available for potty-trained children ages 4-10. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Song Academy, 1530 Presstman Street. For more information, go to: or call: 443-642-4647.

Thursday, February 23

2023 Capital One CIAA Career Expo: This event caters to upcoming and recent graduates, career seekers, and career switchers who desire educational and/or career opportunities. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street. For more information, email:

Harry S. Cummings and his Impact on Black Political Participation in Post-Reconstruction Baltimore: Follow Domonique Flowers, Maryland Center for History and Culture’s 2022-23 Lord Baltimore Research Fellow, as he virtually showcases Cummings’ integral role as a community leader and political advocate for educational and civic issues in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Registration required. Noon to 1 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to:

Baltimore Children & Youth Fund Grassroots Fund Launch Event: This fund addresses traditional gaps in Baltimore’s funding landscape by providing money for grassroots, Baltimore-based, youth-serving organizations. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to:

Baltimore City Schools Public Board Meeting:  Meeting of Baltimore City School Commissioners. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Virtual. See Baltimore City Schools website for login information. For more information, go to: or call: 443-984-2000.

Bridge to Blueprint: A conversation between education leaders Alvin Thornton and William “Brit” Kirwan. 6 p.m. at Morgan State University Behavioral and Social Science Building, 1600 Havenwood Road. For more information, go to: or call: 443-885-3385.

Friday, February 24

It’s More Than History Lecture Series: There Was Slavery in Maryland?!: Learn about Maryland’s connection to the slave trade. Noon to 1 p.m. Virtual. Go to: for more information.

Saturday, February 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 noon at Salvation Army DMG Foods, 400 East 29th Street. For more information, go to: or call 410-783-2920.

Black To The Future: Free Networking Event for Black Creatives/Businesses: A networking and social event for Black creatives, activists, businesses, and community members in collaboration with The Black Arts District and Artist Exchange Radio. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information, go to:

Sunday, February 26

Community Yoga @UMAR Boxing Gym: Beginners and families are welcome. Trauma-informed. Donations welcome. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Umar Boxing Gym, 1217 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-728-3600.

Monday, February 27

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

Tuesday, February 28

Homeowner’s Clinic: Work with an attorney to learn how to preserve your home. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center, 201 Reedbird Avenue. For more information, go to:

NAMI West Baltimore Connection Support Group: A free, peer-led group for adults 18 and older living with a mental health condition or looking for mental health support. 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Bon Secour’s Community Works Resource Center, 31 South Payson Street. For more information, call: 410-435-2600 or email

Baltimoreans for Educational Equity February Meeting: Join Baltimoreans for Educational Equity and advocates around the city for an update from the Fund For Educational Excellence on developments regarding student transit equity. 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to:

Thursday, March 2

Poppleton Family Center First Anniversary: The Poppleton Family Center provides student parents at nearby Excel Academy full-day care for infants and toddlers so that students can stay in school and graduate. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High School, 1001 West Saratoga Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-547-8000.

Friday, March 3

Info Session for Community College of Baltimore County and Maryland Food Bank FoodWorks: This FoodWorks program includes both academic classroom work and hands-on food preparation experience in the Maryland Food Bank’s state-of-the-art Bauer Community Kitchen. 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Maryland Food Bank, 2200 Halethorpe Farm Road. For more information, call: 443-840-5840 or email:

Saturday, March 4

Community Volunteer Day: Help improve BLISS Meadows and beautify the space.  First and third Saturdays of every month. 10 a.m. to noon at BLISS Meadows, 5105 Plainfield Avenue. For more information, go to:

You Are ENOUGH #YesYou & Bowties & TuTu Empowerment Event: This event is geared towards children ages 9-13. There will also be a women’s mentoring group. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 29th Street Community Center, 300 East 29th Street. For more information, call: 443 505-6090. 

Tuesday, March 7

Calvary Lutheran Church Food Pantry: Calvary Lutheran Church Food Pantry serves those in need on the first Tuesday of each month. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church of Hamilton, 2625 East Northern Parkway. For more information, go to: or call: 410-426-4301.

Stronger Communities: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Conference: A full-day conference to raise awareness about LGBTQ suicide risk, bring research findings to the attention of professionals and the public, and explore strategies for LGBTQ suicide prevention in local communities. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle. For more information, go to:

Wednesday, March 8

Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Community Budget Sessions: Join Mayor Scott and fellow community members to share ideas and budget priorities for Baltimore. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., telephone town hall for older adults. Participant line: 855-756-7520 ext. 900 61#. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., live stream on Facebook Live. RSVP. For more information, go to:

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,...