Wednesday, October 2.

Board of Estimates Meeting: Council President Scott will chair a meeting of the Board of Estimates. 9 a.m., Hyman A. Pressman Board Room, Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Census 2020: Eliminating Bias: Members of the Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement will be discussing the importance of Census 2020, including rumors and the changes to the Census. Noon, Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Quarterly Community Schools Steering Committee Meeting: Baltimore City Public Schools and Family League co-chair the Community School Steering Committee as a group assembled to oversee the formal designation process, partnership development, conflict resolution and evaluation of Community Schools. 4-6 p.m., Baltimore City Public Schools District Office, 200 E. North Ave.

Elected Officials Forum: Meet and talk with the state senators and delegates. Let them know the issues and needs most important to you. 6-8 p.m., 2Hopkins, 2 Hopkins Place.

York Road Partnership General Meeting: Monthly meeting for the York Road Partnership. 7:15-8:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption-Govans, 5502 York Rd.

Thursday, October 3.

Thursdays at Dovecote Café: Free food from Food Rescue Baltimore. 4-5 p.m., Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave.

Community Conversations with Dr. Dzirasa: “Community Conversations” is an opportunity for Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa and other Health Department senior leadership to hear directly from city residents about the state of health in our city and to help shape the department’s priorities moving ahead. 6-8 p.m., Arundel Elementary/Middle School, 2400 Round Rd.

Black Reconstruction and its Legacies in Baltimore, 1865-1920: Patrick Halpin shows how black Baltimoreans’ successes prompted segregationists to reformulate their tactics. 7-9 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Friday, October 4.

Skate and Bowling Event: A night full of fun activities, skating, and bowling. Participants will learn about different topics surrounding civil rights. 6-8 p.m., Shake & Bake Family Fun Center, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave.

Saturday, October 5.

Warehouse Moving Days: Help staff at The Book Thing move backlogged books. Oct. 5-6, The Book Thing of Baltimore, 3001 Vineyard Lane.

It’s Voluntober!: Help get Patterson Park ready for fall. 8 a.m – noon, Patterson Park, 27 S. Patterson Park Ave.

Let’s Plant Trees and Volunteer Cookout: As part of Baltimore Innovation Week’s Civic Day, volunteers will join nonprofit partners Baltimore Tree Trust and Break A Difference to plant trees in East Baltimore. 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lake Montebello, 2040 E. 32nd St.

Free Shredding Event: Baltimore City residents are invited to bring up to two 32-gallon trash bags of papers to be shredded. Bags with other types of recyclables or trash will not be accepted. Recycling bins will be on sale for discounted prices. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave.

Meet Me in the Middle: Monthly public meeting. Share your concerns. Listen to what else is going on in Baltimore. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., Second Floor.

Racial Disparities in Childbirth: Stand with Black Moms:Attendees will be provided with information and resources on maternal health, perinatal, and postpartum to Black women in marginalized communities. 1-3:30 p.m., Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.

Sunday, October 6.

Maryland Green New Deal Meeting: A Maryland Green New Deal public interest Meeting. 4-5:20 p.m., Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Rd.

Monday, October 7.

Baltimore City Council Meeting: Council President Brandon Scott will preside over a meeting of the Baltimore City Council. To see an agenda for this meeting, please visit Legistar. 5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Tuesday, October 8.

BARCS Volunteer Open House: BARCS needs animal lovers to help them in their mission to safeguard, rescue, heal, adopt, and advocate for animals while inspiring community action and compassion. 10:30 a.m. – noon, BARCS Animal Shelter, 301 Stockholm St.

Wednesday, October 9.

Fayette Street Pocket Park Cleanup: A quick 30 minutes to pick up litter, trim plants, and do some weeding. Gloves, tools, and trash bags provided. 4:30 p.m., Fayette Street Pocket Park, 3000 E. Fayette St.

Mayor Young’s Hispanic Heritage Awards and Celebration: Celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community to Baltimore City. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Political Action Committee Meeting: The 2020 legislative session and Baltimore City elections are around the corner. Help shape a bold legislative agenda and action plan to hold elected leaders accountable. 6:30-8:30 p.m., NAACP – Baltimore Branch, 8 W. 26th St.

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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,...