Sowebo Landmark 5K, Union Square Clean-up, Harlem Park Garden meeting and more upcoming events

Another late Friday update from the Friends of West Baltimore Squares with volunteer events and community programs coming up this weekend! Run through Southwest Baltimore this Sunday with the Sowebo 5K Sunday, October 2, 2011, 9:00 am Union Square Park, Hollins Street and South Stricker Street The first annual Sowebo Landmark 5K will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 9:00 am. The 5K run/walk aims to unite neighbors, families, schools, and local resources to empower our youth to be active, eat well, and live healthy. A Kids Fun Run and Health Fair will be conducted at the finish … Continue reading Sowebo Landmark 5K, Union Square Clean-up, Harlem Park Garden meeting and more upcoming events

Get your friends and neighbors connected with the Friends of West Baltimore Squares

Our work together over the last several months has succeeded in growing our small group from only a few dozen neighborhood leaders to over 330 West Baltimore residents, teachers, church leaders, gardeners and more. But we also know there are more people out there, including your friends and neighbors, who love their neighborhood and West Baltimore Squares. We’re asking for your help to get the word out and connect with more Friends of West Baltimore Squares. We have created five fliers welcoming people to West Baltimore parks and introducing our organization. We’ve also created a sign-up sheet so you can … Continue reading Get your friends and neighbors connected with the Friends of West Baltimore Squares

Civil War Heritage, Free Mulch, and a special workshop with the West Baltimore Strategic Alliance

Thanks to everyone who came out for our planning meeting this past Tuesday! We had representatives from Franklin Square, Harlem Park, and the new Power in Dirt initiative sharing upcoming events and brainstorming for fall intiaitives. If you are interested in participating in West Baltimore Squares planning efforts please join our online discussion group or just share your ideas on our Facebook page. Civil War Archeology in Lafayette Square Talk at Mt. Clare Saturday, September 24, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mount Clare Stable, Mount Clare Museum House, Carroll Park This past July, Baltimore Heritage and volunteers with the Archaeological … Continue reading Civil War Heritage, Free Mulch, and a special workshop with the West Baltimore Strategic Alliance

Get out and vote West Baltimore, it’s Election Day!

Today is your chance to vote in the Baltimore Mayoral and City Council elections. You can look up your polling place online or learn more about the candidates with the West Baltimore Strategic Alliance “Ask the Candidates” surveys. Run in the Sowebo 5K and fight childhood obesity Make a difference in the lives of children in Southwest Baltimore communities by participating in the Sowebo Landmark 5K as a runner or a volunteer! Volunteers are needed for the day of the race to help set up and break down, man the water station, marshal the course, and assist runners at the … Continue reading Get out and vote West Baltimore, it’s Election Day!

Pennsylvania Avenue Homecoming Festival, the Gardens of Hope and more this weekend

Check out this weekend’s fun events on Pennsylvania Avenue, down in Union Square and over by Hollins Market! Pennsylvania Avenue Homecoming Festival & the Gardens of Hope Pennsylvania Avenue Homecoming Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11 The three-day celebration has already started and will continue all weekend with a celebration of the history and legacy of Baltimore’s historic Pennsylvania Avenue. Come on down to the Avenue tomorrow afternoon for the Cadillac Parade from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, a concert from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the main stage (Lafayette & Pennsylvania), a Fashion Show from 8:00 pm – … Continue reading Pennsylvania Avenue Homecoming Festival, the Gardens of Hope and more this weekend