Wednesday, Sept. 21

Local Community Advisory Board Outreach Meeting: This event is part of a series of meetings held to inform residents about a charter amendment that would return local control of the Baltimore City Police Department to Baltimore City. Virtual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, go to: mayor.baltimorecity.gov/bc/boards/local-control-advisory-board or call 410-396-3100.

West Wednesdays: Hear about the ongoing fight for police accountability in the Tyrone West case and for all victims of police misconduct. 7 p.m. This event happens every Wednesday. For more information, go to: www.facebook.com/justicefortyronewest/.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Back to School Passport to Learning Tour: A free family learning event featuring books, giveaways, performances, and more. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt Street. For more information, go to: www.baltimorecityschools.org/calendar or call: 443-984-2000.

Friday, Sept. 23

Diaper Drive and Launch of the Napkin Network Baltimore Chapter: Donate diapers to celebrate the launch of the Napkin Network, an organization dedicated to donating baby items to moms in need. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Karma, 1500 Riderwood Drive, Timonium, MD 21093. For more information, go to: www.thenapkinnetwork.com.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Criminal Record Expungement, Re-Entry, and Resource Fair: Clear your eligible criminal record and get a fresh start. There will be free information available on housing, employment, addiction, mental health, re-entry resources, as well as COVID-19 testing and vaccines. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Daily Bread Employment Center, 725 Fallsway. For more information, call 410-971-4492.

Southwest Baltimore Community Resource Fair: Nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together Baltimore hosts community-based organizations and city agencies in the Poppleton neighborhood. Food, fun, and children’s activities will be available. Noon at Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High School, 1001 West Saratoga Street. For more information, go to: www.rtbaltimore.org or call 410-889-2710.

Children of Heavenly Parents and Parents of Heavenly Children Say their Names Poetry Event: Read a poem, sing a song, dance, or read a letter in memory of lost loved ones. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive. For more information, call 443-986-5548.

Monday, Sept. 26

Food Rescue x Open Heart Sanctuary: Free, nutritious food to the community. Bring a bag, take what you want. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Open Heart Sanctuary, 4315 Garrison Boulevard. For more information, go to: foodrescuebaltimore.org/#locations

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Meet and Greet with Baltimore City School Board Candidates: An opportunity to find out more about the candidates, and meet with educators and equity advocates. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 3224 Saint Paul Street. For more information, go to: www.beequity.org or call ​​(410) 497-7114.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Toward a National Blueprint for Equity and Excellence in K-12 Education: A one-day symposium designed to build a coalition of organizations and individuals who are committed to the work of eliminating disparities in educational outcomes. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Morgan State University, Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, 4200 Hillen Road. For more information, go to events.morgan.edu/event/toward_a_national_blueprint_for_equity_and_excellence_in_k-12_education or call: 443-885-3385.

Baltimore City Council: Public Safety and Government Operations Committee Meeting: Quarterly meeting to review crime statistics for the Baltimore Police Department, and to monitor the progress of the Biennial Violence Prevention Plan. 1 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street. For more information, go to: www.baltimorecitycouncil.com or call 410-396-4804.

Employment and Resource Fair: Connect with recruiters from some of the largest employers in the Baltimore region. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Racheal Wilson Memorial Park, 145 South Calverton Road. 

Communities United Membership Meeting: Meeting of grassroots groups committed to radical change. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1900 Saint Paul Street. For more information, go to: marylandcu.org or call 410-212-2225.

Civic Engagement Training: Learn how to identify and solve problems in the community from Out For Justice, Inc. and Citizens Policing Project. In person and virtual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1400 Federal Street. For more information, go to: out4justice.org or call 443-563-2123.

Thursday, Sept. 29

Symposium on Protecting Family Integrity: Author Dorothy Roberts and Founder and Executive Director of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Andrea James will deliver the keynote address at this event that focuses on some of the causes and consequences of family separation in our country. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Baltimore John and Frances Angelos Law Center, 1401 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: law.ubalt.edu/centers/cfcc/ or call: 410-837-4468.

Greater Baybrook Alliance’s Annual Celebration and Tree and Mulch Giveaway: The Baltimore City Department of Public Works will provide free trees and mulch. Also, refreshments and activities. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Duane Avenue Park, Duane Avenue and 6th Street. For more information, go to: greaterbaybrookalliance.org or call 410-929-2270.

Preservation for the People: The Fight for Development Without Displacement: University of Maryland, Baltimore County professor Nicole King, delivers a lecture about the fight to save Baltimore’s Poppleton neighborhood from redevelopment. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at MICA Brown Center/Falvey Hall, 1300 Mount Royal Avenue. For more information, go to: www.doorsopenbaltimore.org.

Friday, Sept. 30

Stoop Night: Informal Q&A sessions with members of the Penn Station development team. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Baltimore Penn Station, 1500 North Charles Street, Baltimore. For more information, go to: baltimorepennstation.com/press-releases/community-stoop-nights-announced-for-baltimore-penn-station.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Doors Open Baltimore: Dozens of sites throughout the city of Baltimore will open their doors, free of charge, to visitors eager to explore their stories. Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, various locations. For more information, go to: doorsopenbaltimore.org.

2022 Baltimore Walk to End Hydrocephalus: Help raise funds on behalf of the Hydrocephalus Association. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle. For more information, go to: hydroassoc.org/baltimorewalk or call 888-598-3789. 

Sunday, Oct. 2

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive: An opportunity to drop off non-perishable food items. Oct. 2 to Oct. 30. Leon’s Backroom, 227 West Chase Street. For more information, go to: bdeebaltimorelove.org or call 410-622-9519.

Monday, Oct. 3

Young Weaver Meet Up: An opportunity for young people who are working to change the world to meet with other changemakers for resources, connections, and more. Virtual, 5 p.m. For more information, go to: WeAreWeavers.org.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 4

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

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Wednesday Workdays @ BLISS Meadows: Help clean and maintain BLISS Meadows. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at BLISS Meadows, 5105 Plainfield Avenue. For more information, go to: backyardbasecamp.org/bliss-meadows.

Black Butterfly Urban Farm Academy Field Day: Growing Herbs and Natural Dye Plants:: Attendees will tour the Dye Garden and studio while learning about the production process, including harvesting, processing, and creating value-added products from these specialty crops. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blue Light Junction, 209 McAllister Street, Suite A. Registration required. For more information, go to: farmalliancebaltimore.org/theacademy

Lisa Snowden

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...