Whether we liked it or not, we tossed out 2016 calendars a couple weeks back and are now well into a new year, with already dying off resolutions and lots of promises left to fill. Good news is you can start being the better you this weekend with events in our neighborhood and across the city. Buckle up, Canton, cause it’s the weekend.
Organizing at the Local Level at Highlandtown Elementary #237
Looking to become part of something productive this MLK Day weekend that will help out Canton the surrounding neighborhoods? Join local and state government officials, nonprofits, and organizations for a community panel discussion about organizing in Baltimore City. Panelists, including our Councilman Zeke Cohen, will discuss current local issues. Participants will be invited to sign up to volunteer with organizations. Food and onsite childcare will be provided. The event takes place this Friday, January 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pledge to take in some classical music while also drinking one of nature’s best beverages (beer) with friends. Head to Beethoven’s Beer Garden Concert and Afterparty this Saturady, January 14 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Experience a one-hour rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and hear stories about the inspiration behind the piece. After the concert, the Myerhoff Symphony Hall will transform into a pop-up beer garden with beer specials, food available from Pen & Quill, and live music.
Discover a new art and exercise form in 2017 by heading out of the neighborhood and to the Grand Voyager Rock and Art Gallery for a hula hooping workshop this Saturday, January 14 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The workshop includes beginner and intermediate hula hooping techniques. The cost is $10.00. There are 20 spaces available. Reserve you space by sending $10.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org through the PAYPAL website. Get ready to wow your friends with your new-found skill.
The Pandora Ice Rink is closing up shop soon. Enjoy a last spin around the ice in the Inner Harbor this Sunday, January 15. There will be a free show at 1 p.m. After the show, hop onto the ice, enjoy some hot chocolate and treats. Get out on the ice before you lose the chance.
Start off your year by giving back. If you have Monday off of work, take advantage of the day off and make it a day on: find a way to volunteer in your neighborhood, even if its just picking up some extra trash or helping out a neighbor in need. If you would like to find a volunteer opportunity to commit to, try searching for a local MLK Day volunteer opportunity near you.