Wednesday, November 20.

Sustainability Commission November Meeting: Reducing Waste: Hear visions for a cleaner, sustainable and more equitable Baltimore. 4-6 p.m., City of Baltimore Department of Planning, 417 E. Fayette St.

Joint Harwood Community Association and Abell Improvement Association Potluck Meeting: The Abell Improvement Association and the Harwood Community Association will hold a joint meeting with a potluck dinner. 6:30-7:51 p.m., From 25th and 29th Street Between Guilford Avenue and Matthews St.

Charles Village Community Meeting: Community safety updates, Charles Village Community Benefits District updates, and more. 6:30-9 p.m., Saints Phillip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.

Thursday, November 21.

Community Intervention: Community intervention and violence prevention team from Sinai LifeBridge Hospital provides resources specific to the needs of the community. Noon. Langston Hughes Community Business and Resource Center, 5011 Arbutus Ave.

Budget Priorities Engagement Session: Tell representatives from Baltimore City Schools what you think their priorities should be. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Edmondson-Westside High School, 501 N. Athol Ave.

Monthly Educational Meeting: All About Messaging: Learn how to talk to friends and neighbors about harm reduction. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, 116 E. 25th St.

Trans Town Hall Meeting: The Center welcomes the Trans/GNC community to ask questions, voice concerns and offer feedback about the Pride Center of Maryland. 6-7 p.m., GLCCB, 2530 N. Charles St.

Advocacy Gathering to End Gag Orders: Gathering to write letters to Mayor Jack Young, make posters, and plan for future actions. Hear from experts on the issue and make a difference. 6-8 p.m., 927 N. Wolfe St.

Friday, November 22.

Semper Friday 2019: Open volunteer opportunity for individual volunteers and groups to grab a shovel and pitch in. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oliver Community Farm, 1600 Ellsworth St.

Saturday, November 23.

Day of Service: National Adoption Day: National Adoption Day activities. 7 a.m. – noon. Baltimore City Circuit Courthouses, 100 N. Calvert St.

Build the Dome: Help build a climbing dome for the kids play area. Tools provided. Dress warmly. 9-11 a.m., Sisson Street Community Park, 2701 Sisson St.

Dumpster Day: Day organized by the The Highlandtown Community Association. 9 a.m. – noon. corner of Claremont and South Conkling Street.

Herring Run Park Monthly Volunteer Day: We will be working removing invasives with a focus on jetbead and Aralia elata. 10 a.m. – noon. 3600 Eastwood Drive.

Youth Community Conversation with Dr. Dzirasa: 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. 10 a.m. – noon. Shake & Bake Family Fun Center, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Adoption Event with AARF: Meet adoptable animals. Noon-2 p.m., Mutt Mart, 2904 Hamilton Ave.

Sunday, November 24.

Food Justice Run: A run or walk through beautiful Chinquapin Park, and come into the market after the run to learn more, support the farmers, and meet Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, Pastor of Pleasant Hope and founder of the Black Church Food Security Network. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, 430 E. Belvedere Ave.

Thanksgiving Feast and Charity Event for the Homeless: Volunteers needed. 1-4 p.m., 407 E Saratoga St.

Monday, November 25.

Kirwan Commission Discussion: A representative from the Baltimore Teachers Union will discuss the Kirwan Commission. 6 p.m., Medfield Recreation Center, 1501 Woodheights Ave.

LGBTQ Affairs Strategic Plan Feedback Session – Enoch Walbrook: In November 2018, Baltimore City LGBTQ Affairs in the Office of the Mayor invited Baltimore’s LGBTQ community to City Hall for a town hall event on LGBTQ issues. The community shared concerns, priorities and ideas. At the event, we promised to reconvene one-year later. 6-7 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 3202 W. North Ave.

Tuesday, November 26.

Curtis Bay Free Turkey Dinner: Curtis Bay Community Association will give away free turkey dinners. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1630 Filbert St.

14th City Council District Early Forum: An early chance to meet candidates and learn about their vision for Baltimore’s 14th City Council district. All declared candidates are welcome to participate. 6:30-8:30 p.m., R. House, 301 W. 29th St.

Wednesday, November 27.

Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Meeting: The Board of the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities consists of 23 members as follows: A Mayor’s representative, A representative of the City Council, and 21 members appointed by the mayor. 1 p.m., The League for People with Disabilities, 1111 E. Cold Spring Lane. 

Monthly Meeting: Group seeks to support and promote the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library System. 6-7:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library – Penn North, 1531 W. North Ave.

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