July 27

Climb the stairs with a firefighter to honor the 343 fallen heroes of FDNY.

Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to honor the 343 FDNY members who gave their lives on September 11, 2001, 9:30 a.m., July 27 for the 3rd Annual Firehouse Expo 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Hilton Baltimore, 401 W Pratt St. in Baltimore.

Participants will climb the stairwell of the Hilton Baltimore multiple times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers. Check-in is between 8:30 and 9 a.m. at the Hilton and the climb starts at 9:30 am.

The fee is $25 per person. Proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Unit.
Registration is open to the public at www.9-11stairclimb.com.

August 6

National Night Out

Throughout the nation, neighbors will gather in groups large and small to celebrate National Night Out, a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie by holding block parties, cookouts, parades. Visit www.natw.org for ideas on planning your National Night Out.

Email your name and phone number, the time and location of your event, and a brief description to NationalNightOut@baltimorecity.gov.

September 6

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (MHCA) will host its annual fundraising event—Arts Alive, 6 p.m., Sept. 6, to raise funds for arts-related programs that serve nearly 100,000 people. 

For information about Arts Alive 15!, contact Maryland Hall at 410-263-5544, ext. 10 or go to www.marylandhall.org.