Ridgely’s Record

October community meeting

This month’s community meeting will be held outdoors and in-person on Wednesday, October 5, at 7pm in the Melvin/Penn playground. There will be an online option for anyone who is uncomfortable with meeting in person. In the case of rain, a decision to go all virtual will be made one hour before the meeting. Details will be posted on the Ridgely’s website at: ridgelysdelight.org/oct22-meeting

There will be a presentation by a representative from the Northeast Maglev, a proposed superconducting magnetic levitation train that would travel between Baltimore and D.C. in approximately 15 minutes.

RDA annual elections

The Ridgely’s Delight Association will hold elections for board members at the November community meeting. The current slate of candidates is:

President: Bobby Goodfellow
Vice President Operations: David Sebastiao
Vice President Communication: Bill Reuter
Secretary: Maia Tatinclaux
Treasurer: Karin Lundquist
Parliamentarian: Paul Rubenson
Board members: Gerri Salley, Julie Day, Nicole Dungee, Clare Elliott

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at that meeting. RDA is a volunteer organization and no dues are required for membership. To be eligible, you must have attended a few meetings or events prior to November. See the Ridgely’s website for more information.

Halloween scavanger hunt

Ridgely’s Delight is hosting our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt for neighborhood children. Adult participants will receive a number and a letter for your pumpkins. Put the decorated pumpkins out on your front stoop that afternoon. While trick or treating that evening, the kids will also be searching for numbered and lettered pumpkins to decode a secret message.

We will give the children treat bags donated from neighbors at the end of the scavenger hunt. A prize will be awarded to the best pumpkin as judged by trick or treaters and their parents. If you would like to participate, email: suclay62@gmail.com. Once we have an accurate head count, you will receive an email that will assign your number and letter.

Neighborhood happy hour

This month’s Ridgely’s Delight happy hour will be held at Picket Brewing Company, 1130 S Paca St. They will reserve the large table for us starting at 5pm. Feel free to bring outside food. Picket is offering $1 off full pours of Pickett beer (excludes mead, kombucha, and guest taps) from 5-8pm. Everyone is welcome!

Pigtown Festival

The 20th Annual Pigtown Festival will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 12-7pm. This is a family-friendly event celebrating the character and history of one of Baltimore’s most unique neighborhoods.

Crowds will fill the 700 to 1100 blocks of Washington Boulevard for live music, local food, craft beers, dozens of arts & crafts vendors, plus the iconic “Squeakness” pig races. Families will enjoy this year’s amazing KidZone, with
activities like hat making, and baseball throwing.

Sowebo Landmark 5k

This 5K run/walk, on October 2, starts at Union Square Park and winds through and around Southwest Baltimore landmarks including Hollins Market, B&O Railroad Museum, Irish Railroad Workers Museum, and Mount Clare Mansion in Carroll Park and finishes up back in Union Square Park in front of the H.L. Mencken House. To register visit sowebolandmark5k.org/

Doors Open Baltimore

Tour 44 sites across the city for free in the Open House portion of Doors Open Baltimore on Saturday, October 1.
For more details see www.doorsopenbaltimore.org/sites/

October recycling dates

Recycling is collected in the neighborhood on a bi-weekly schedule. Our pickup days this month will be:

  • Friday, October 7
  • Friday, October 21

Street sweeping

Street sweeping is back — or at least the parking tickets seem to have returned. The scheduled sweeping dates in Ridgely’s are:

  • Odd sides of the street — Wednesday, October 19
  • Even sides of the street — Wednesday, October 26

Come walk with us

Neighborhood Citizens on Patrol (COP) walks are every Monday evening at 7:30 PM.  They are always looking for more people to walk with them. If you're interested in joining, please contact safety@ridgelysdelight.org