Wednesday, May 17

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:

Rock the Block: Free lunch, art projects, raffles, and more. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Springboard Community Services, 4623 Falls Road. For more information, go to: or call: 410-669-9000.

MOMCares Co-Sleeper and Diaper Giveaway: Free co-sleepers and diapers. Also, safe sleep information and STI/STD testing. 11:45 a.m. at New Song Community Learning Center, 1530 Presstman Street. For more information, go to: or call: 443-889-0930.

2023 Courting Art Baltimore: Courting Art Baltimore will award scholarships totaling $20,000 to Baltimore City high school students for their outstanding artistic abilities. The winning artwork will be on long-term display at the Eastside District courthouse. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Eastside District Court, 1400 East North Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 443-984-2000.

Thursday, May 18

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.

Yoga For All Bodies: Join a class that works for your body and mind. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Health Center Rooms A & B, 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard. For more information, go to:

Working People Live: Making Baltimore a Union Town: Join Maximillian Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief of The Real News Network, for a special live edition of his podcast Working People, with guest co-host Rebekah Kirkman. 6 p.m. at The Real News Network, 231 Holliday Street. For more information, go to:

Baltimore Silent Book Club: Silent Book Club is a global community of readers and introverts, with 300 chapters around the world led by local volunteers. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Old Major, 900 South Carey Street. For more information, go to:

Friday, May 19

Baltimore City Hiring Event: Applicants are encouraged to view opportunities and apply before the event. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at War Memorial Building, 101 North Gay Street. For more information, go to:

Saturday, May 20

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:

Introduction to Beekeeping in Baltimore: Learn about bees from master beekeeper and Animal Husbandry Coordinator Charles DeBarber, and have some up-close time with Filbert Street’s many beehives. Registration is required. 11 a.m. at Filbert Street Garden, 1317 Filbert Street. For more information, go to:

Community Health Fair: Unlimited Bounds Human Services is hosting a community fair to combat disparities in mental, behavioral, and primary health in Baltimore. Noon to 3 p.m. at 4200 and 4201 Pennington Avenue. For more information, go to:

A Place Called Poppleton “I am your neighbor” Walking Tour: The story of redevelopment in Poppleton illustrates how Baltimore City and private developers failed to see and hear the people of this historically Black neighborhood along the Highway to Nowhere. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lion Brothers Company Building, 875 Hollins Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-455-1457.

Sunday, May 21

Teach-In to Stop Cop City: Discuss the movement to stop the destruction of the Weelaunee Forest at the hands of the Atlanta Police Foundation. This event is open to everyone and free, although donations are welcome at the venue. Wear a mask. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street.  

Monday, May 22

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, May 23

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.

Wednesday, May 24

Real Food Farm Community Volunteer Day: Ten volunteers per day, and registration is required in advance for each individual volunteer. 9 a.m. to noon at Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, 2801 Saint Lo Drive. For more information, call: 410-366-8533 or email:

Pilates at Lunch: A 30-minute low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Noon to 12:30 p.m. at CareFirst Engagement Center, 1501 South Clinton Street, Suite 100. 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. 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Great Kids Farm, 6601 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville. For more information, go to:

Friday, May 26

Community College of Baltimore County and Maryland Food Bank FoodWorks, Culinary Job Training Program @UA House: This FoodWorks program includes both academic classroom work and hands-on food preparation experience. 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at UA House, 1100 East Fayette Street. For more information, call: 443-840-5840.

Saturday, May 27

Cycling Smart: Bicycling 101: This class is designed for people who know how to ride a bike, but are just getting started city riding, or are looking to brush up their skills or get more comfortable. 10 a.m. at Bikemore Office, 2209 Maryland Avenue. For more information, go to:

For the People Community Healing and Enrichment Circles: Explore topics of the historically marginalized, i.e., racism and race-based trauma and the mental health of the traditionally oppressed. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TNAT Holistic Wellness Center, 5525 Harford Road. For more information, go to: or call: 410-777-5020.

African Liberation Day: Speakers, health screenings, cultural performances, and more. Noon to 6 p.m. at Lafayette Square Park, 816 North Arlington Avenue. For more information, email

Wednesday, May 31

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. to 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month, Virtual. For more information, go to:

Fruit Trees & Berries: Attendees will learn about wild harvesting and have the opportunity to harvest and taste wild mulberries. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Druid Hill Park, 3101 Shop 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,...