Wednesday, August 23

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:

Back to School Resource Fair: Free backpacks and school supplies. Also free food, games, prizes and more. Noon to 5 p.m. at the 2200 Block of Jefferson Street. For more information, email:

Baltimore City Commission on Sustainability Monthly Meeting: Join the commission each month to learn about initiatives, projects and programs intended to make the city more sustainable, more equitable and more climate resilient. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Virtual. For more information, go to: or email:

Improvements Planning and Community Gathering: Come share your thoughts at the second planning meeting for improvements to the Filbert Street Garden. Free kids’ activities and refreshments will be offered. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Filbert Street Garden, 1321 Filbert Street. For more information, go to: or email:

Thursday, August 24

Community Meetings with Mayor Scott and Acting Police Commissioner Worley. Public conversations with Mayor Brandon Scott’s nominee for the next police commissioner. Aug. 24 and Aug. 29 at various times and locations. For more information, go to: or call 311.

Friday, August 25

Black Alliance for Peace-Baltimore Summer School: Unite against the Johns Hopkins Police Department: Learn about the history of the struggle against JHPD and the ways you can raise awareness and support opposition to a private police force in Baltimore City. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at NoMüNoMü, 709 Howard Street. For more information, email: 

Midnight Basketball: Basketball for young people ages 14-19. Aug. 25 and 26. 6 p.m. to midnight at The Dome at Madison, 1401 East Biddle Street. For more information,  go to:

Saturday, August 26

City Schools On the Go Bus Tour: The City Schools “On the Go” bus will be on tour this summer, visiting several neighborhoods and partnering with neighborhood organizations to provide books, school supplies, and more to families and students to prepare for the upcoming school year. Aug. 26, Aug. 27, and Sept. 9 at various locations. For more information, go to: or call: 443-984-2000.

West Baltimore Mural Tour: Guests will meet at the Avenue Bakery. There they will begin the journey to discover the richness of West Baltimore through its history and murals. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at The Avenue Bakery, 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 240-459-8097.

For the People Community Healing and Enrichment Circles: Take part in healing circles where topics of the historically marginalized will be explored. . 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. 

Tweens & Teens Youth Summit: Engaging workshops, interactive sessions and inspiring speakers. Noon to 3 p.m. at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 1400 West Cold Spring Lane. For more information, email

Let’s Thrive Baltimore 7th Annual Backpack & Uniforms Grab & Go: Arrive, get a backpack and uniform for each of your kids registered, meet the team, grab a plate to eat hang around and talk or you can leave immediately. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1416 West Lafayette Avenue. For more information, go to:

Monday, August 28

Free Nutrition 101 Class: Learn the basics of healthy eating and discover practical tips. Noon to 1 p.m. at CareFirst Engagement Center, 1501 South Clinton Street, Suite 100. For more information, go to: For more information, go to:  

Yoga For All Bodies: Join a Vinyasa class to help build strength, flexibility and calmness. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive. For more information, go to: or call:  443-444-4663. 

Wednesday, August 30

Diaper Bank: The Curtis Bay Judy Center will host a diaper bank on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Free diapers and wipes will be provided to families in need who live in area codes 21225-21226 while supplies last. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School, 4301 West Bay Avenue. For more information, call: or email:

Youth Committee Meeting: The Youth Committee of the Baltimore Workforce Development Board believes that a coordinated workforce system improves workforce outcomes for all young people. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bon Secours Community Resource Center, 31 South Payson Street. For more information, go to:

Sanaa Center Community Forum: Come learn about the Sanaa Center, a two-part development project that includes the expansion of Harris-Marcus Center and the ground-up development of a new arts, culture, and community space on Pennsylvania Avenue. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Baltimore Unity Hall 1505 Eutaw Place. For more information, go to: or call: 667-312-2099. 

Thursday, August 31

Baltimore City Overdose Awareness Day – Resource Fair and Panel Discussions: To bring attention to the opioid epidemic, the Baltimore City Health Department will assemble two-panel discussions. The first will feature families who’ve lost a loved one to overdose; they will share their stories and how loving someone through substance use affected them. The second panel will highlight the impact of the opioid epidemic and Baltimore City’s efforts to decrease opioid-related overdose deaths from experts in the field. Noon to 5 p.m. at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 3128 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-396-4398.

Black Business Month Meetup: Come out to meet other small business owners who understand what unique strengthens and experiences Black entrepreneurs navigate. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Impact Hub Baltimore 10 East North Avenue. For more information, go to:

Saturday, September 2

NAMI Connection Support Group: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults 18 and older living with a mental health condition or looking for mental health support. 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call: 410-435-2600 or email

Sankofa Children’s African Festival: Enjoy music, culture, and family fun. Noon to 5 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4403 Pimlico Road. For more information, go to:

Saturday Salon with Justine Barron-They Killed Freddie Gray: They Killed Freddie Gray exposes a conspiracy among Baltimore leaders to cover up what actually happened to Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody on April 12, 2015. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Charm City Books, 782 Washington Boulevard. For more information, go to:

Sunday, September 3

Walking Tour: Lost History of Frederick  Douglass in Baltimore: Join history enthusiasts and community leaders for a walking tour exploring the lost history of Douglass in Baltimore. 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street. For more information, email: or call: 202-236-3413.

Back 2 School Block Party: Free food, moon bounce, vendors, live entertainment, and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 5200 Florence Avenue. For more information, go to:

Community Crew at Oliver Community Farm: Be a part of the community crew and help maintain the farm for the benefit of all. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Oliver Community Farm, 1325 North Bond Street. For more information, email: or call: 410-960-6680.

September G.R.O.W Beyond Creative Barriers: Join fellow writers, artists, students, thinkers, organizers and leaders for a monthly productivity session. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at good neighbor, 3827 Falls Road. For more information, go to:

Monday, September 4

MOMCares: Reclaiming Me Through Belly Therapy: In-person Belly Therapy class with D. Amaadi on the first Monday of every month. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, go to: or call: 443-889-0930.

Tuesday, September 5

Play Is Natural: A free zone where kids can explore their natural imaginations. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Lot, 4500 Harford Road. For more information, go to: or email:

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,...