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.

Police Accountability Board Information Session: Activist Kelly Davis holds a Zoom session to discuss the Police Accountability Board, the application process, and more. 5:30-7:30, virtual. 

Community Listening Sessions: Listening sessions to address the good, bad, and ugly of food systems in Cherry Hill. August 24 and 31. In person and virtual. 6:30-8 p.m., Black Yield Institute, 844 Roundview Rd.

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. 25

Volunteers Needed to Pack Grocery Boxes for Low Income Seniors: Pack groceries with the Salvation Army of Central Maryland. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., DMG Foods, 400 East 29th Street. 

Baltimore City Council Informational Hearing, School Safety: Representatives from Baltimore City Schools, the Baltimore Police Department, and more discuss safety in schools. 5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Friday, Aug. 26

Creative Mornings Talk: Maggie Villegas: Maggie Villegas (she / ella) is a Colombian-American creator, strategist, and organizer for a just creative economy in Baltimore. 8:30-10 a.m., R. House, 301 W. 29th St.

2022 Racism and Mental Health Symposium: Symposium to educate, discuss, and acknowledge the impact of racism on mental health. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., virtual. 

Stoop Night: Informal Q&A sessions with members of the Penn Station development team. 6-8 p.m., Baltimore Penn Station, 1500 N Charles St.

Abortion is Autonomy: Stories about freedom, challenge, care, and jo., 8 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. ($15-$100).

Saturday, Aug. 27

Shiloh Christian Community Church Community Festival: Back to school supply giveaway, health screenings, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and more. 10 a.m., The Shiloh Christian Community Church, 825 Yale Ave.

Backpack Giveaway: Family fun day with food, entertainment, and free children’s haircuts. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Harlem Square Park.

The Locals Baltimore Picnic: Purchase women’s clothes, children’s books, funnel cakes, and more. RSVP required. 2-6 p.m., Joy Joy Land Warwick, 311 North Warwick Ave.

Poppleton Community Celebration: Celebrate the recent Save Our Block victory and help continue the movement for community-led development without displacement in Baltimore. 4-7 p.m., 1100 Sarah Ann St.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Family Fun Day 5K: One of six city-wide 5K events designed for fresh air, fitness, and fun. 8 a.m., Druid Hill Park. 

Curbfest for Political Prisoners: CurbFest for Political Prisoners raises awareness of political prisoners held captive in the U.S., 1-4 p.m., NoMüNoMü, 709 Howard St.

Fresh Food Give Away: Fresh bread, produce, and more. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library: Northwood Branch, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd.

Monday, Aug. 29

Black Butterfly Urban Farmer Academy Field Day: Discuss hive health and maintenance, hive components, and tools. Attendees will have the opportunity to put on a bee suit, enter the bee yard and examine a hive. Registration required. 6-8 p.m., Filbert Street Garden, 1317 Filbert St.

Thurs, Sept. 1

Live Chair and LifeBridge Weekly Health Screening Event: Free health screenings with an on-site physician or nurse practitioner. 1-4 p.m., Phaze Two Barbershop, 1394 W. North Ave.

Celebration of Life: Conversation with people in varying forms of recovery, libations and altar creation, and a dance party. 3-6 p.m., virtual.

Friday, Sept. 2

Labor Day Cookout and Job Fair: Join the Franciscan Center and their partners for a cookout and a job fair. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Franciscan Center of Baltimore, 101 W. 23rd St.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Greene Clothe Plant Swap 2022: The Greene Clothe Collective, along with community partners, will be curating a joyous space for community building, green space appreciation, and knowledge transfer. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Whitelock Community Farm, 930 Whitelock St., Baltimore.

Outdoor Movie Night: Watch Encanto. 6:30-10 p.m., Greenmount West, 409 E. Lanvale St. 

Sunday, Sept. 4

Chop x Shop with Local Black Brands: Walking Tour: Tour local Black-owned businesses. 2-4:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave., ($25).

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Calvary Lutheran Church Food Pantry: Perishable and non-perishable food and personal items will be available to those in need. 8:30-10:30 a.m. or while supplies last, Calvary Lutheran Church of Hamilton, 2625 East Northern Parkway.

Duncan St. Miracle Garden 2022-2033 Meet and Greet: Meet some of the volunteers who have also helped to make the garden a success, along with garden leadership. 6-8 p.m., Duncan St. Miracle Garden, 1844 N. Durham St.

Let’s Talk About Maryland with Mary Rizzo: Learn how Black artist-activists in Baltimore used culture to push for liberation in the 1960s and 1970s. 7-8 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Baltimore City Council, Public Safety and Government Operations Committee: Hearing to review crime statistics for the police department and to monitor the progress of the Biennial Violence Prevention Plan. 1 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

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...