Wednesday, February 8

Triumph Over Trauma: Screening of documentary directed by Danyel Marquis’ Jones, tackling issues of sexual health, trauma, and healing. The film will be followed by discussion. Light refreshments will be served. 6 p.m. at Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 East North Avenue. For more information, go to:

Fit4Baby at the CareFirst Engagement Center: This program is designed for moms-to-be in any trimester to help prepare them for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The CareFirst Engagement Center, 1501 South Clinton Street. For more information, go to:

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association Orientation: Learn everything you need to know about the Greater Baltimore Leadership Association and The Urban League. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at RYMKS Bar & Grille, 819 East Pratt Street. For more information, call: 410-523-8150 or email:  

Thursday, February 9

​​Liberation Libations: An event series that is designed to cultivate community amongst the educators and other youth-focused folx of Baltimore City. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E North Avenue. For more information, go to:

Friday, February 10

Golden Girls Series: Gaga Never Lost Her Groove: A series of fun classes for seniors about sexuality and intimacy. Feb. 10-24 at Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral Street. For more information, call: 410-396-1333.

One Book Baltimore: Student Showcase: Student showcase features contributions from local Baltimore students, including works of art and expression inspired by this year’s selected title, Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to or call: 410-396‑5430.

Saturday, February 11

Pack Grocery Boxes for Low-Income Seniors: Meet new people, network, and help low-income seniors get meals. Feb. 11 and Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to noon at Salvation Army, 400 East 29th Street. For more information, email:

Sunday, February 12

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 13

Baltimore City Health Department Virtual Naloxone Trainings: Don’t Die is a campaign of the Baltimore City Health Department focused on reducing the stigma of addiction, promoting substance use disorder treatment, and educating the public to recognize and respond to an overdose with the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to: or call: 410-396-4398.

Tuesday, February 14

Baltimore City Schools Public Board Meeting: The public is invited to attend meetings except for closed sessions. 5 p.m., virtual. For more information, go to or call: 443-984-2000.

Wednesday, February 15

Wednesday Walk: Walk through the Cylburn mansion for a tour with Cylburn Arboretum Friends Staff member Brooke Fritz. Hot chocolate will be served. Noon to 1 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum 4915 Greenspring Avenue. For more information, go to: or call:  410-367-2217.

Thursday, February 16

A Community Conversation: Cannabis (In)Equity and Reparations:  As Maryland prepares to regulate what is expected to be a major economic engine, we must also consider how to address the inequity that exists between those with criminal records resulting from cannabis use and those who will now legally engage in use and sales. Panelists will discuss these issues and more as we engage in another difficult but necessary community conversation. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street. For more information, go to:

Understanding Signs of Trauma with Julia Knach: Gain an awareness of the signs of trauma and their underlying issues. Also, you will be given helpful instructions on how to address traumatic situations with both children and adults. 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosedale Baptist Church, 9202 Philadelphia Road. For more information, go to: or call: 443-470-9226.

Friday, February 17

Baltimore Peace Movement Ambassador Training Sessions: Applicants who complete the training will receive a Baltimore Peace Movement t-shirt and the title of “Community Peace Goon.” Feb. 17-18 at City Neighbors Charter School, 4301 Raspe Avenue. For more information, email Heather Hairston at 

Saturday, February 18

Health and Wellness Fair: This event will include health screenings, information about mental health awareness, and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lexington Market, 112 N, Eutaw Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-685-6169.

Food Distribution Event: Get 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:

Community Volunteer Day: Help make improvements to BLISS Meadows and beautify the space. 10 a.m. to noon at BLISS Meadows, 5105 Plainfield Avenue. For more information, go to:

NAMI Connection Support Group: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults 18+ living with a mental health condition or looking for mental health support. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Sheppard Pratt, Gibson Building, Room 200, 1 Friendship Lane, Towson. For more information, call 410-435-2600 or email

Black Authors Book Expo, Vol. 6: A family-friendly opportunity to meet and purchase items from Black authors. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Frances Academy, 501 East Chase Street. For more information, email:

Sunday, February 19

Black History Month Celebration: Celebrate Black history through drumming, singing, dancing, a mini-lecture, and kids’ activities, including free face painting. There will also be a Black Owned Business Marketplace. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Boulevard. For more information, email:

Tuesday, February 21

Kaiser Permanente and Black Mental Health Alliance Present Mind Health: Shop: In this interactive Mind Health: Shop Talk session, participants will learn the connection between food and mood for optimal mental health. Virtual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, go to: or call: 410-338-2642.

Wednesday, February 22

Parents and Community Advisory Board Community Conversation: Violence and Our Youth: Join students, adults, and community leaders to discuss the recent spike in violence impacting Baltimore students and communities. Be a part of this in-person discussion and share perspectives as Baltimore City residents. Childcare is available for children ages 4-10. All children should be potty trained. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Song Academy, 1530 Presstman Street. For more information, go to: or call: 443-642-4647.

#RestEasyBby: BIPOC Movement + Community Connection: A BIPOC-only yoga class. Donations 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:

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:

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,...