Here’s our weekly listing of government and community events around the city.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

West Wednesdays: Hear about the ongoing fight for accountability for Tyrone West and all victims of police brutality. 6:30 p.m. Check Facebook (@justicefortyronewest) for location and details. This event happens every Wednesday.

Thursday, Aug. 11

GBMC American Red Cross Blood Drive: Schedule your life-saving donation at Contact Brittany Umberger at, or call (443) 849-2829. 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson.

Maryland Center for History and Culture: A Conversation about Oral History. Tune in to discover what oral history provides that the written word does/cannot, and why this practice is needed. Registration required. Noon-1 p.m., virtual. 

Baltimore City Health Department Virtual Naloxone Trainings: Focused on reducing the stigma of addiction, promoting substance use disorder treatment, and educating the public on how to respond to an overdose with naloxone. Noon-1 p.m., virtual. 

Friday, Aug. 12

Black Girls Vote Sister Speak Forum: Aimed at creating an engaging, collaborative space between sisters who are practitioners and sisters who are scholars working to politically empower Black women. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Email for location and other information.

Saturday, August 13

The Peale Grand Reopening Party and Open House: Check out the fully renovated 1814 museum building, illuminated by the Spark: New Light exhibition. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Peale Museum, 225 Holliday St.

Back to School Event: Free food, school supplies, and live music. Noon-3 p.m., Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 2651 West North Ave.

Back-to-School Block Party: Free school supplies, haircuts, games, and more. 12-5 p.m.,  Tuerk House,  2700 Rayner Ave.

Ambassador Theater NW Community Arts Festival 2022: Music, poetry, face painting, more. 3-7 p.m., Forest Park Golf Course, 2900 Hillsdale Rd.

Sunday, Aug. 14

August Book Giveaway: Book giveaways on the second full weekend of the month throughout the summer. 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., The Book Thing of Baltimore, 3001 Vineyard Lane.

Poets in the Park: Poetry, vendors, and more. 1-8 p.m., Gwynn Oak Park, 6010 Gwynn Oak Ave., Lochearn.

Fresh Food Give Away: Every Sunday. Bring a bag, wear a mask, and bring a friend. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Northwood Branch, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd.

Taste of Northwest Festival: A free, family-friendly, outdoor festival celebrating Northwest Baltimore. 3-7 p.m., 4700 Park Heights Ave.

Monday, Aug. 15

(Re)writing History: Wikipedia-edit-a-thon: Learn to edit articles and create new articles from an expert. RSVP required. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Peale, 225 Holliday St.

Baltimore City Council Meeting: Meeting of City Council. 5 p.m. Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Wednesday, August 17

Quarterly Department of Public Works Hearing: Regarding agency operations, staffing, safety of fleet, facilities, equipment, and more. 10 a.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Consent Decree Monitoring Team Quarterly Forum: Updates on the Baltimore City Police Department’s progress towards compliance in stops, searches, and arrests; fair and impartial policing; community policing; and sexual assault response. 6 p.m., virtual via Facebook.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Rambling Readers: Join a new and novel walking book club that covers more than novels. 10-11 a.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Friday, Aug. 19

We Give Black Fest: A new three-day festival working to change the narrative for Black-led organizations through collective impact, community, and celebration. Aug. 19-21. West Covington Park, 101 W. Cromwell St.

Saturday, Aug. 20

52nd Annual Marcus Garvey Day Parade and Festival: Parade, resource fair, and libations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1500 Edmondson Ave.

Natural Born Champions Block Party: Free celebration of a new multipurpose community center featuring resources, food vendors, music, and more. Noon-8 p.m., 1301 N. Spring St.

Youth Summit and Back To School Rally: Empowering event will feature panels and guest speakers. Noon-4 p.m., Urban Reads Bookstore, 3008 Greenmount Ave. 

Mayor Scott’s Back to School Event: Free backpacks and school supplies. 2-6 p.m., War Memorial Plaza, 100 Holliday St.

Sunday, Aug. 21

Walk With A Doc: Weekly wellness walks around Lake Montebello. 9-10:30 a.m. Lake Montebello, Lake Montebello Drive.

Ancestral Celebration at The Ynot Lot: A special summer celebration of our ancestors and the traditions. 3-7 p.m., Ynot Lot, 4 W. North Ave. 

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Baltimore City Schools Public Board Meeting: Regular gathering of the Baltimore City School Board, 5-9 p.m., check Baltimore City Schools’ website for location information.

Healing through Empathy: Training for Families: Heart to Heart and Baltimore Gift Economy collaborate to lead a workshop to encourage the practice of wellness and stress management through empathic listening and simple acts of connecting to nature. 6-8 p.m., Arlington Elementary, 3705 W. Rogers Ave.. 

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Workforce Wednesday Career Clinics: Drop-in assistance for jobseekers. 2-4 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.

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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...