Blackout Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month.  Create your own poem! No writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of words and cross out the ones you don’t want. Visit the library anytime in April to create your Blackout Poem. adults and seniors are welcome. The Southeast Anchor Library is located at 3601 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224. Visit https://calendar.prattlibrary.org/calendar to see more events at the Pratt Library.

Computer Classes for Ages 7-9: 2nd Grade – 4th Grade Home School 2019

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology , 1303 Orleans Street Baltimore, MD 21231 are having classes for homeschooled students (Pre-K – 8th grades). Learn the basic components of the computer, develop writing skills using  Microsoft Word. Use interactive programs and websites to enhance language, critical thinking, and logic. Registration Information: To register call 410-545-0735. More dates available April 9 through June 11, from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Lexington Market Saturday Concert Series

Lexington Market continues its free Saturday afternoon concert series with live performances on the Market’s Arcade stage in April. Upcoming concerts feature The Rise Band and Show on April 13, Bushmasters featuring Gary Brown, April 20, and the Jazz Caravan, April 27. All concerts take place 12 noon to 2 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. More information is available at http://www.lexingtonmarket.com  or on the Market’s Facebook page.

Health and Wellness Expo: ‘I Dare You to Trust God with Your Health’

Union Bethel AME Church and the Patapsco River (MD) Chapter, the Links are hosting a health fair featuring Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, on April 12 from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. at 8615 Church Lane. There will be giveaways, makeovers, workshops, a youth corner, cooking demos and more. Admission is FREE.

Bmorenews Community Awards

Come out an celebrate 15 remarkable individuals who make Baltimore special! The celebration is on April 13, 12 noon to 1:30pm at Easterwood Park Recreation, 1530 North Bentalou Street , Baltimore, MD 21216. For more information visit bmorenews.com or call 443.858.2684. RSVP on Eventbrite.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s):Boots Riley & Mickalene Thomas

On April 24, from 6:00 pm to 10 p.m, come to The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, to  hear critically acclaimed rapper, activist, and writer/director of Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley, in conversation with internationally renowned artist Mickalene Thomas. They will discuss how ongoing systemic injustices inspire and influence their work, as well as the broader role of the arts in spurring dialogue, understanding, and, ultimately, change. Talk starts at 7 p.m. First come, first served. Auditorium seating is limited. Overflow viewing will be available at locations throughout the Museum. Before and after the talk, enjoy free admission to Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s. Catch free screenings of Sorry to Bother You at the BMA on April 13 and April 17. Visit https://www.artbma.org for more information.

Lexington Market Health and Wellness Days

Lexington Market’s Health and Wellness Days initiative, in partnership with University of Maryland Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, continues this spring with a focus on job skills and training on April 17. The series culminates in an employment fair on Wednesday, May 15. Classes will cover resume writing, email correspondence, interviewing skills, job searching techniques, and dressing for success with information on interview clothing resources available. The free community health and wellness fairs take place the third Wednesday of every month year-round in the Market Arcade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information is available at http://www.lexingtonmarket.com or on the Market’s Facebook page.