Traffic Modifications for Sunday’s Kinetic Sculpture Race

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation advises motorists of traffic modifications in effect for the Kinetic Sculpture Race scheduled this Sunday, June 14, 2015.

The race will begin and end at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) on Covington Street. Participants will run the following 15-mile course through the Inner Harbor and surrounding neighborhoods:

•10:30 –11:00 Opening ceremonies & start at AVAM
•11:00 –11:15 Race along Key Hwy and Battery Ave into Federal Hill Park
•11:15 –12:15 Race down Riverside, Fort, Lawrence, and Key Hwy past the AVAM, around the Inner Harbor, President to Katyn Circle to Aliceanna, along Boston Street to Canton Waterfront Park
•12:00 – 1:30 Canton Waterfront Loop
•1:30 – 1:45 Race up Kenwood, Eastern and Linwood into Patterson Park
•1:45 – 3:45 Patterson Park Obstacle Course
•4:00 – 4:45 Race down Lombard, Central, Eastern, Pier 5, Pratt, Light, Key Highway, Lawrence, Fort, Jackson, Clement, and Covington to the finish line at AVAM (finishers may begin arriving as early as 4:15)

During the event, Covington Street will be closed to through traffic between Key Highway and Cross Street from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with parking restrictions in effect. In addition, one lane of travel will be coned off for participants wherever possible along the race route.

Motorists traveling in these areas should be advised that temporary traffic stops may be implemented during the event for the safety of participants. Commuters should be on the watch for pedestrians and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

For more information about the event, visit: http://avam.org/news-and-events/events/kinetic-sculpture-race.shtml.

Community Picnic This Sunday!

All are welcome to attend our annual community picnic scheduled Sunday, June 14 at Latrobe Park @ 5:00 pm.

The LPCA will be providing some food and drinks (water, soda, hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, and paper products). Please bring a dish to share and a blanket or chairs.

Contact social@mylocustpoint.com if you can help with set-up or clean-up.

We look forward to seeing you!

LPCA General Meeting: June 10

Please plan to attend the Locust Point Civic Association general meeting Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key school cafeteria.

This month we have the opportunity to:
•See a presentation by local developers
•See a presentation by Senator Ferguson
•Receive an update on the Charm City Circulator Advocacy
•Hear committee reports

Please remember, there is no July meeting.

We encourage you to attend, share your thoughts, and meet your neighbors. Hope to see you there!

LPCA Community Picnic on June 14th

Just under two weeks until our community picnic at Latrobe Park on Sunday, June 14th at 5 p.m. The LPCA will be providing water, soda, hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, and paper products. Bring a dish to share and a blanket or chairs. Please email social@mylocustpoint.com if you can help with set-up or clean-up. Hope to see you there!

Hazardous Waste Collection Event: June 5 & 6

Baltimore City’s Household Hazardous Waste monthly collection event will be held on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street.

These events provide an opportunity for Baltimore City residents (ONLY) to dispose of hazardous household materials such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, and many other items. Latex paint is NOT hazardous waste; it can be dried up and the cans put out for regular trash collection.

Residents must show proof of City residency, e.g. a driver’s license, telephone bill or tax bill, before they can drop off any hazardous items. Materials must be in the original packaging. Substances in containers other than original packaging, e.g., glass bottles, jars, coffee cans, etc., will NOT be accepted.

Materials that will NOT be accepted include asbestos, ammunition, industrial and medical wastes, and radioactive materials (except for smoke alarms with a radioactive symbol.) Gasoline is NOT accepted at this event. Residents may bring gasoline back the following Monday ONLY when chemists are onsite.

Businesses and private haulers must contract with a certified vendor to dispose of hazardous waste.

For more information, visithttp://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/Bureaus/SolidWaste.aspx

Upcoming Board Elections

Elections for five Board of Directors positions will be held at the next LPCA General Meeting scheduled May 13, 2015.

As a community, we will be voting to fill a total of five Board of Director positions.  Three of our current Board members wish to retain their seats, leaving two completely open for new leadership.

A position on the Board provides the opportunity to give back to our wonderful Locust Point community. You will make new friends and meet interesting people. You will also have the opportunity to help guide our neighborhood’s course into the future.

Please email contacts@mylocustpoint.org if you are interested in running for a position. You can also come to the meeting, which will start at 7:30 p.m. at the FSK school cafeteria.

In Case You Missed It Mar. 2015 Edition

If you were unable to attend Wednesday night’s LPCA general meeting, here are some highlights:

-Dog Park: A Yappy Hour to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of the dog park is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 @ Miguels in Silo Point. Contact dogpark@mylocustpoint.org for more information.

-Parks and Beautification: The Community Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th. We will be cleaning the neighborhood streets and alleys. All the tools will be provided from the Baltimore Community Tool bank. Meet at the park entrance at 9am and work until noon. We are looking for a volunteer to act as a co-chairperson for this event. Please let us know if you are able to help by reaching out to parksandbeautification@mylocustpoint.org.

-School: Reminder to register your VIC card. This is an easy way to help raise money for the students of Francis Scott Key School – please consider registering or re-linking today. To learn more or re-link, visit: http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/tie.aspx.

-Social: Planning for the annual festival and picnic are underway. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact social@mylocustpoint.org.

-Safety: COP Walks will start back up Wednesday, April 15. Led by a Baltimore police officer, during this 1-hour walk we will explore our local streets to look for signs of crime and vandalism. It’s a nice way to get to know your neighbors and help improve our community. Contact safety@mylocustpoint.org for more information.

Community Announcements included:

-Boy Scout Troop 577 is participating in a local food drive to benefit Baltimore Station. Plastic bags of non-perishable items will be collected Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m..

-Community Improvement Grant Committee: Applications are available online. We encourage you to participate!

-Downtown Sailing Center: The Downtown Sailing Center would like to invite you to Friday’s DSC March Member Social. It is our St. Patty’s Day Leprechaun Party at Barfly’s on Fort Avenue. Come by between 6 PM and 9 PM on Friday, March 13th and enjoy Free Food, Drink Specials, Deeply Discounted Irish Beers and much more with the DSC community! All are invited and we strongly encourage you to wear your most Irish clothing! This is a free event and all food items will be provided by the Downtown Sailing Center. This event is open to the public so friends and family are invited! Contact the office via email or phone with any questions! (410) 727-0722.

-Gravel Spring Farms: A community supported agriculture (CSA) program is coming to our area. Gravel Spring Farms is partnering with Race Pace Bicycles. Visit http://www.GravelSpringFarms.com or call farmer Paul Sorenson (410) 861-0473 for more information.

-Locust Point Community Church: All families with children 1-12 are invited to the Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 28 10-11:30 AM. Join us for games, crafts and prizes. More information at http://www.locustpointchurch.org.

The next meeting is Wednesday, April 8. We hope to see you soon!

March and April BMI Events

Our friends from the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) would like to share a list of great events happening in March and April. Visit http://www.thebmi.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

Bull & Oyster Roast
Saturday, Mar. 7, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled evening with delicious food and drink, casino games, silent and live auctions, raffles, and live music and dancing. This sell-out event requires advance tickets.

Rosie the Riveter Panel Discussion
Sunday, Mar. 15, 2:00 p.m.

In 1941, Maryland-based Glenn L. Martin became the first industrial employer of Rosie the Riveter. This panel will feature real-life Rosies and their stories of challenges at work and home and is presented in partnership with Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum. Included with museum admission.

Wine on the Water Festival
Sunday, Mar. 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The first event in our Wine on the Water series will be our Old World ~ New World festival, highlighting time-honored vintages and contemporary blended varietals. You can travel the world with tastings from cellars in France, Italy, Australia, Argentina, the United States, and more! The festival will be held in our spacious waterfront pavilion. Light hors d’ouevres will be offered. Bottles of your festival favorites will be available for purchase at a discounted price. $35 BMI Member, $45 Non-Member.

Maryland Sign Painters Exhibit
Opens Friday, April 3

Once a familiar sight around the region, the days of hand-painted signs are rapidly fading. The BMI’s newest exhibit showcases this disappearing craft through the work and tools of historical and contemporary sign painters. Included with museum admission. Open through January 2016.

Wine and Canvas
Thursday, April 23, 6:30-9:30pm

BMI hosts Wine and Canvas, the painting class with cocktails. Don’t be nervous about painting—instructors will guide you step-by-step as you paint your very own “Domino Starry Night.” Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance.

19th Century Baltimore
Sunday, April 26, 2:00pm
BMI senior educator Jack Burkert will discuss 19the century Baltimore and its entry into the Industrial Revolution. Focused on 1815 to 1875, this overview will focus on the import and export, transportation leadership and several local industries. Included with museum admission.