Wednesday, April 19

West Wednesdays: Hear about the ongoing fight for police accountability in the Tyrone West case and for all victims of police misconduct. This event happens every Wednesday. For more information, go to:

Real Food Farm Community Volunteer Day: Farm projects may include weeding, planting, bed preparation, fruit tree work, compost making, mulching, pathway maintenance, greenhouse work, and more. 9 a.m. to noon at Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, 2801 Saint Lo Drive. For more information, go to: or call: 410-366-8533.

Family & Community Board Forum: Student Edition. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans Street. For more information, go to: or call: 443-984-2000.

Women United Conversation Starter: Creative Approaches to Literacy: A conversation about the barriers and solutions to helping children develop literacy skills and a lifelong love of reading. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ivy Bookshop, 5928 Falls Road. For more information, go to:

Thursday, April 20

Weekly Protest for Donnell Rochester: This event happens every Thursday. Follow @justice4donnell on Instagram to learn more. 4 p.m. at 120 East Baltimore Street.

A community conversation – “Journey to Social Justice: A Call to Action”: Renowned author and lecturer Dr. Greer Gordon will present a talk on Good Trouble: Alliances for Racial Justice. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Church of the Nativity, 20 East Ridgely Road, Timonium. For more information, go to:

Parent & Community Advisory Board (PCAB) Meeting: PCAB advises the City Schools’ CEO and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners about how parents, families, the community, and educators can collaborate to help youth succeed. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please check PCAB’s Facebook page at for up-to-date virtual or in-person location information.

Friday, April 21

Baltimore City Public Art Commission: Meetings of the Baltimore City PAC, whether virtual or in person, are open to the public to observe. To attend the April meeting in person, please send your name to Barbara Hauck for building entrance and security at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, 7 Saint Paul Street, Suite 100. For more information, go to: or email: 

Saturday, April 22

Turner Station Community Cleanup: Help clean up trash from local parks or assist with garden-related activities like weeding, pruning, mulching, and watering. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church, 105 Main Street. For more information, email:  

Earth Day Clean Up and Planting: Join Mount Vernon Belvedere Association and Midtown Community Benefits District for a neighborhood clean up and planting. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baby’s On Fire, 1010 Morton Street. For more information, go to: or

Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Spring Cleanup and Day of Service: Join Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Public Works for a day of citywide spring cleaning. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various locations. For more information, go to:

Climate Action Plan IN-PERSON Workshop: A discussion about climate action in Baltimore City. This in-person workshop will be centered around creating actionable strategies in our communities in the face of climate change. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue. For more information, email: 

Monday, April 24

Solid Waste Management Plan Update – Final Draft Meeting 2: In-person meeting to learn about the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan and provide input on your solid waste priorities. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Elementary School, 3705 West Rogers Avenue. For more information, go to:

Wednesday, April 26

Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Commission: The Commission aims to engage in a cooperative planning and implementation process to ensure the successful execution of Baltimore City’s Bicycle Master Plan. Meetings are generally held from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month, held virtually on Microsoft Teams. For more information, go to:

Associated Black Charities Community Convos: Listening and sharing sessions amplifying voices, encouraging self-determination, and supporting collaboration. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2812 Reisterstown Road. For more information, go to: or call: 410-659-0000.

Taxpayers’ Night: Board of Estimates: Learn more about Mayor Brandon Scott’s proposed budget. This event will include a presentation on the Fiscal 2024 Preliminary Budget from Budget Director Laura Larsen and an overview of the Capital Budget from the Department of Planning. After the presentation, residents are invited to give testimony on their budget priorities. Virtual and in-person. 6 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street. Attend virtually via Webex or watch on Channel 25/

To Say Their Own Word: A storytelling project to celebrate the “To Say Their Own Word” archive created by political prisoner Eddie Conway in 1980. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Real News Network, 231 Holliday Street. For more information, go to:

Thursday, April 27

2023 Economic Inclusion Conference @ Coppin: Demonstrating the power of relational networks and university-driven, positive economic mobility. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coppin State University, Talon Center, 2500 West North Avenue. For more information, go to:

Saturday, April 29

Bolton Hill Volunteer Tree Planting: No experience is necessary. There will be trained tree keepers on staff to provide direction and tools provided for planting. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fitzgerald Park, 1627 Bolton Street. For more information, go to: or

Red Cross Blood Drive: Potential donors will go through a screening process, donate a pint of blood, and receive a snack afterward. Registration is highly recommended, although there may be room for walk-ins. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to:

Free Family Farm Hours: The Farm to School team of Baltimore City Public Schools will host monthly free Family Farm Hours this spring at Great Kids Farm, our district-owned educational farm. All families of Baltimore City Public Schools students and staff are welcome! Registration is optional but encouraged. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Great Kids Farm, 6601 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville. For more information, go to:

College and Career Readiness Family Learning Expo: Let’s Get HYPED II: The goals for this learning opportunity are to: provide families with information and resources to help their students plan for success in college, career, and life; expand the district’s reach into Baltimore’s neighborhoods and communities; and connect families and students to the district and community-based resources. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Physical Education Complex, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway. For more information, go to: or call: 443-984-2000.

Monday, May 1

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.

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,...