Baltimore/ Fun & Entertainment
Published on January 07, 2019
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Looking for something to do this week? From a community improvement forum to a self-care brunch, here are a few top options to help you get social around town.

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Community Open Forum with Bon Seccours Baltimore Health System

First up, Bon Seccours Baltimore Health System is hosting the Community Open Forum tonight. Bon Secours Baltimore Health System serves the West Baltimore Community multiple services including a hospital, affordable housing and community outreach programs.

This free event will include a presentation by CEO Dr. Samuel Ross, updates on efforts to help improve the community and the Future Baltimore initiative, and an opportunity for attendees to provide feedback. Refreshments will be served as well.

When: Monday, Jan. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Bon Secours Community Works, 26 N. Fulton Ave.
Admission: Free

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The Cuisine of Cuba

Next, Schola is hosting "The Cuisine of Cuba" cooking class this Thursday evening to showcase the foods and flavors of the Caribbean island. At the restaurant, participants will learn how to make basics like rice, black beans, shredded beef, local specialities like ham croquetas, tostones (fried green plantains), lechon asado, roasted pork and a Cuban flan to top it off.

When: Thursday, Jan. 10, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Schola, 916 N. Charles St.
Admission: $70

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City Schools Fatherhood Engagement Summit

Come Saturday, Baltimore City Public Schools is presenting the City Schools Fatherhood Engagement Summit at Frederick Douglass High School. The free event will include men's health and wellness services, legal and career advice, entertainment, giveaways, and a presentation by author and former NBA player Etan Thomas.

All attendees will receive a free signed copy of Thomas' book, "Fatherhood: Rising to the Top." Thomas played nine seasons with the Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks.

The event is open to all fathers, male caregivers and parents. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway
Admission: Free

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Romare Bearden: The Artist as Activist

Also this Saturday: The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is hosting a presentation and discussion centered on Romare Bearden. The artist is recognized for creating change through his art and writing. At the event, the co-director of the Romare Bearden Foundation, Diedra Haris-Kelley, will discuss Bearden's influence and work at the free event.

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.
Admission: Free

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Queenin: A Ladies Vision Brunch

Lastly, head over to Louisiana Restaurant this Sunday afternoon for a self-care brunch. Titled "Queening: A Ladies Vision," the gathering will feature a meal, live entertainment, free massages, wellness vendors and more, and the opportunity to set goals for the future. 

All proceeds from tickets will go to Black Girls Global Exchange, which aims to empower girls around the world "to tackle global issues through arts and service," according to its website.

When: Sunday, Jan. 13, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Louisiana Restaurant, 1708 Aliceanna St.
Admission: $34

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