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How Can You Help BARCS?
Ways to be a part of saving lives
There are many ways to help Baltimore City's Animal Shelter. Monetary donations can be made by cash or check, payable to BARCS. Monthly donations can be set up through your bank to be automatically mailed to BARCS and you can designate funds to BARCS when donating through United Way. It's easy to donate through the website at www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org. Supply donations are also greatly appreciated. Bath towels, leashes, toys, paper towels, rubber gloves, box tops, and more can help us help animals in Baltimore City. Consider BARCS your go to place when looking to adopt a companion. You can also foster pets through BARCS so that we save room in our shelter and animals have a better chance of finding a forever home. If you're looking to volunteer we have a number of positions including dog walking, adoption counseling, surgery, animal care, events and fund-raising, cat socializing, grant writing, and office work. BARCS saved 8,663 lives in 2013 and we hope to keep this number growing. BARCS is open to the public Monday through Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All donations can be mailed to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. 301 Stockholm Street Baltimore, Maryland 21230. For more information please visit our website or call 410-396-4695. You can also find us on Facebook.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
Volunteers Needed!
Becoming a mentor is easy. Mentoring is about real relationships that help young people overcome obstacles and thrive. From education to extracurricular activities to community engagement, young people benefit from mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake Community One-to-One Mentoring Program connects young people with caring adult mentors. Matches are provided with professional supports, inclusive of a case manager, and monthly low to no cost activities. We ask that volunteers commit to mentoring a child for a minimum of one year and to plan two to three match activities per month. To apply contact Danielle McDonald at 410-243-4000 or visit https://aim.bbbs.org/einquiry/einquiryzip.aspx?t=2 to complete an online application . Visit Big Brothers Big Sisters on Facebook: BBBSGreaterChesapeake, Twitter: @bbbsgc and instagram: bbbsgc.

Online Homebuyer Education Course
24 hours a day/7days a week
Looking to buy a home? Don't just take your best shot, make it a slam dunk! eHome America can help make your homebuying experience a winning experience! Learn what you need to know about the homebuying process, on your own schedule, from any computer. The cost is low, but the information is invaluable. Visit us at www.ehomeamerica.org/ for more information, or to register online. Information courtesy of Steven C. Kinney of the GO Northwest Housing Resource Center on 2300 Garrison Blvd., Suite 140. For more information e-mail skinney@go-northwesthrc.org or call 410-947-0084.

GO Northwest HRC Mortgage Delinquency Counseling "The Road to Recovery"
Every Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
2300 Garrison Boulevard
This workshop is for individuals who are behind on their mortgage and/or facing foreclosure. Free workshop and free parking! No pre-registration required. Call 410-947-0084 x105 for more information.

12 African American Women Who Changed The World
Once a month through 2015
Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral Street
The Waxter Senior Center is hosting a Waxter Wisdom 2015 program to include 12 African American woman who changed the world. This year-long workshop series will portray 12 African American women who have influenced and shaped the world as we know it today. The workshops will take place each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Waxter Center on 1000 Cathedral Street. Caregiver assistance information will also be available at all sessions as part of the center's Project: Taking Care of Mom and Dad. Lunch will be included for seniors at the presentations but must be registered for at 410-396-1324. Any non-seniors wishing to enjoy lunch can purchase at the event for $5.00. The workshop dates are: September 9th; Phillis Wheatley - October 21st; Wilma Rudolph - November 18th; Mahalia Jackson - December 9th.         

2015 National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies
Deadline: Friday, September 4
The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. and its component group, the National Prevention Network, are pleased to present the National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Polices. Since its inception over two decades ago, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention supported program has sought to identify and honor outstanding achievements in substance abuse prevention throughout the United States. The Exemplary Awards recognize quality substance abuse prevention efforts from around the country including effective programs, practices, policies, and other initiatives. Examples include those that have impacted communities such as responsible retailing practices, smoke-free workplace ordinances, and other environmental approaches. The deadline to submit an entry is Friday, September 4. To submit an entry and for more information go to http://nasadad.wpengine.com/exemplary-awards/.

Eat Healthy, Shop Smart Food and Nutrition Program
Tuesday, September 8 to October 13 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Community Action Centers
Learn about budgeting, healthy cooking tips and demonstrations, couponing, Medstar Health Fitness Tips, Small Food Supplement Box, and more. Register at 410-545-6958 or at your local Community Action Center: Northern - 5225 York Road; Northwest - 3939 Reisterstown Road; Southern - 606 Cherry Hill Road; Southeast - 3411 Bank Street; and Eastern - 1400 E. Federal Street.

Roberta's House Family Fund-raiser for Healing Hearts
Friday, September 11 at 6:00 PM
The Ivy Center, 3515 Dolfield Avenue
Mystery Bag and Basket Bingo with a wide variety of prizes including vacation packages, designer bags, shopping sprees, etc. 16 Bingo games and 4 specials! Large raffles, bingo raffles, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. Food and snacks for sale. Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For additional information call 410-235-6633 and email info@robertashouse.org.

O'Donnell Heights Park Planning
Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
O'Donnell Heights Community Center, 1200 Gusryan Street
We want to hear from you! As part of the redevelopment of O'Donnell Heights into the new Key's Pointe neighborhood, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and Baltimore Housing would like to hear your ideas and input on a new community park for all to enjoy! Light refreshments will be served. Share your ideas, get updates on the development, learn about rec and park opportunities, and give input on design options and uses! For more information contact 410-545-6227 or e-mail lembit.jogi@habc.org.

Family Fun n' Fit Day
Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 Am to 2:00 PM
The Field House at the corner of Drew and Pratt Streets
Friends of Joseph Lee Park hosts a day of fun for kids and  families! You won't want to miss Baltimore Symphony's OrchKids opening the  event at 11am!  The Baltimore Fun Wagon will offer sports, games, and  nature activities. There will be food, including nutritional tastings. And the  Johns Hopkins Bayview Pediatric Center will run a wellness fair, complete with  free give-aways and ideas about having fun while keeping fit!  Please join  us, volunteer or support the day.  This event is sponsored by BCRP Docs in  the Park and is funded by P.L.A.Y. (Productive Lives, Active Youth), an  initiative of the Office of the Baltimore City Council President Bernard C.  "Jack" Young, as well as individual donations from Johns Hopkins  employees.

Youth Back To School Financial Literacy Event
Saturday, September 12 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Avenue
kindergarten through 12th grade students and parents are encouraged to attend this financial literacy event to make effective and informed money management decisions. Topics include banking and budgeting, savings and investing, understanding credit, and planning for college. This free event will include complimentary snacks but you must RSVP at http://youth-financial-literacy-event-tickets.eventbrite.com or call 443-544-7991 for more information. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available at info@financialempowermovement.org.

4th Annual Grandparents Conference
Tuesday, September 15 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street
Forging a path for a new generation. Conference topics include: building stronger and healthier legacies; understanding legal matters; advance directives, wills, and power of attorney; and kinship adoption and child custody matters. Theatrical presentation, free parking, and lunch and breakfast included. Registration ends September 7, 2015. Visit www.baltimorecitycaregivers.com to register or call 410-396-1337.

BARCS Crab Feast
Friday, September 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Jimmy's Famous Seafood, 6526 Holabird Avenue
Tickets include all you can eat and drink draft beer and soda, crabs, corn on the cob, cole slaw, greek salad, Maryland crab soup, vegetable pasta primavera, pit beef, pit ham, pit turkey, and chicken and shrimp creole with rice. A cash bar will be offered for other drinks. Photobooth, 50/50 raffle, and silent auction will be held. Purchase tickets for $60 each or $550 for a table of ten at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/BaltimoreAnimalRescueCare/crabfeast.html.

Family Fun Festival - Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 19, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Parks and People Foundation, 2100 Liberty Heights Avenue
Help Parks and People celebrate its Grand Opening in the Mondawmin Community! Join us for a fun-filled day of free food and drinks, entertainment, family resources and lots of fun activities for kids, including activities from our very own environmental education team!

Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center Homebuyer Workshop
Saturday, September 19
Bon Secour Hospital/Community Works Building, 26 North Fulton Avenue
Your keys to homeownership start with this home buyer workshop! Include discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of homeownership, choosing a realtor, credit and rental history, budgeting, home buying step by step, and insurance. To attend this free event register online at www.go-northwesthrc.org or call 410-947-0084 x 105. You can take the online home buyer course at www.ehomeamerica.org/go-northwesthrc.org for $99. The next workshop will be on October 17. You must attend two workshops to be eligible for a housing certificate.

Montebello Centennial
Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lake Montebello
Enjoy celebrating the history of Lake Montebello with food trucks and a beer garden, music by Letitia VanSant and the Bonafides, Karter Jaymes and the Ezekiel Reed Band, and J Pope and Funk Friday. Activities include a kid's zone, disc golf, biking, kite flying, bounce house, giant legos, coloring, painting, plant tours, and time capsule and more! Exhibits from the Fire Museum of Maryland, Maryland Zoo, Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore City and Baltimore County Historical Societies, Public Works, Community Organizations, Artists and more! Free parking at the Hopkins Eastern Campus lot, SE corner of Ellerslie Ave and East 33rd St. Free shuttles to the event! This free event is sponsored by The City of Baltimore, The Department of Public Works, the Montebello Water Filtration Plant, WRA, and Gathering.

Fall Into Fitness
Wednesday, September 23 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral Street
Fall Into Fitness with special guest Ernestine Shepherd. Featuring free activities and vendors including: HIV testing, vision screening, nutritional assessment, medication review, foot exams, diabetic shoe fittings, lower leg vein ultra sounds, fall risk assessment, zumba classes, step aerobics, body tune up, chair massages, healthy food prep demonstrations, organizing your way to a safer home and more! For a free nutritional lunch please RSVP by September 18 at 410-396-1324.

Help Build a New KABOOM Community Playground at Sinclair Lane
Saturday, September 26
Sinclair Lane Elementary School
All hands are needed on deck! Volunteers are needed to  help on the PLAY team, the RECRUITMENT team, the CONSTRUCTION team and the FOOD  team. If you (or your group) have a hammer, know where to get a skid steer,  bobcat, wheelbarrows, or shovels, looking to make an impact through community  service, love kids, want to be a part of creating a bigger, safer and better  play area for youth, interested in networking with 200 other volunteers, have  experience organizing play days, want to help increase property values, have a  green thumb, have a youth ministry or group looking for opportunities to serve.  Join a team today.
BUILD DAY is September 26th. Sign up online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCT3G35. Weekly planning calls are held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.:  Dial In: 1-855-502-7529 Extension 6074. All are welcomed to participate.

Northwest Public Safety Day
Saturday, September 26 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pimlico Race Course Clubhouse Parking Lot
The Northwest Community Relations Council, the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, The Baltimore City Fire Department, and the City Council President's Office present Northwest Public Safety Day at Pimlico Race Course.

Northwest Healthy Neighborhoods Festival
Saturday, September 26 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hilton Elementary School, 3301 Carlisle Avenue
Enjoy entertainment, arts and crafts, health and fitness demonstrations, community service resources, youth activities, and great food! For more information e-mail Torao Andrews at tandrews@go-northwesthrc.org.

2015 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
Sunday, September 27 to Monday September 28
Pier 5 Hotel, Baltimore
The 2015 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum injects U.S. innovation into the offshore wind dialogue, while highlighting European expertise. Our event sparks ideas, offers a different approach and presents unique perspectives on planning, constructing, and maintaining an offshore wind project. It delivers multiple opportunities for personal networking - helping you find the right business partners to implement these new ideas. Together, with innovation and high performance partnerships, we can build a stronger global offshore wind industry. For more information visit www.bizmdosw.org.

5th Annual Women Against Violence Conference
Sunday, September 27 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
2700 Spelman Road
Women For Change, Inc. presents the Fifth Annual Women Against Violence Conference. This free event will focus on the themes Breaking The Cycle, Repeating The Violence, and Remembering Family Violence and Child Abuse.

D.O.T. Southeast Transportation Plan and Aliceanna/Boston Street Proposal
Deadline: September 30, 2015
417 E. Fayette Street, Room 559
Interested members of the public are encouraged to provide  feedback and comments on the proposed changes for the Southeast Transportation Plan and the Aliceanna/Boston Street Proposal. The comment period is  currently open through September 30, 2015.  Citizens may mail  testimonies/comments through midnight, September 30, 2015 to the Department of  Transportation, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 559, Baltimore, MD 21202 or email grishae.blackette@baltimorecity.gov. Click here to download the Southeast  Transportation Plan Meeting Notice. Click here to download the Southeast Report.

The 2015 Tax Amnesty Program
Clinic Day: Saturday, October 3
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Do you owe taxes to the State of Maryland? Resolve your debt now through the 2015 Tax Amnesty Program. The program begins on September 1, 2015 and waives all civil penalties and one-half of the interest for eligible taxpayers who have balances due to the State. Taxpayers must submit an application by October 30, 2015 and elect to pay in-full or include at least 10% of the amnesty amount due and set-up a payment plan. Payment plans must be paid in full on or before December 31, 2016. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law can help you file your application. The LITC will be hosting a Clinic Day on Saturday, October 3, 2015 to assist taxpayers with completing their applications. For more information, to register for clinic day, or questions about eligibility, please call 410-706-3295.

2015 Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday, October 3 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Ivy Family Support Center, 3515 Dolfield Road
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Omega Chapter present the 2015 Health & Wellness Fair. This event will include free HIV/Diabetes testing, screenings, Colgate Dental Van, blood pressure checks, financial advice, heart healthy tips, bone marrow screenings, nutrition tips, and asthma/allergy/autism discussions.

Rick Myers Day of Service
Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Field House at the corner of Drew and Pratt Streets
Civic Works' 13th Annual “Ricky Myers Day of Service” and  Friends of Joseph Lee Park volunteers join up for a “planting day” in the park.  The event honors the life of Ricky Myers, a Civic Works staff member who  dedicated his life to serving Baltimore's communities. In October 2014 we  planted 1,500 flower bulbs in Joseph Lee Park! This year we'll HAVE FUN while  we plant more tulips and daffodil bulbs, clean up, and ready the garden for the  fall season.

Belair-Edison Beer and Wine Festival
Saturday, October 3 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Herring Run Park, at the intersection of Belair Road and 2800 Chesterfield Ave.
This family friendly event will include a variety of beers and wines, Baltimore's tastiest food trucks, local vendors, hometown bands, and more! Must be 21 to drink, ID is required. No outside alcohol or food permitted. Lawn chairs and tents welcome. For more information about this free event call 410-485-8422 or visit www.belair/edison.org/beer&wine.

11th Annual BARCStoberfest
Saturday, October 10 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Patterson Park
Come to the 11th Annual BARCStoberfest 2015 Ready, Set, Sniff 5k Run/1 Mile Walk at Patterson Park! All proceeds to benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. For more information visit baltimoreanimalshelter.org/events.

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