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A poetry competition with a $10,000 prize, and more happening today in Baltimore

Kaleah Mcilwain

Baltimore Updates for Friday, October 22, 2021

Calling all fashionistas

Free Fall Baltimore is here and this weekend is Sustainable Fashion Weekend. Events will be happening from Friday to Sunday, ending with a fashion show followed by a panel discussion with sustainable fashion boutiques. Free Fall Baltimore is held each October and showcases the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, and special events.

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Healthcare for the Homeless is hiring

If you would like to join the collective effort to end homelessness in Baltimore City. There are a range of positions available in human resources, health equity, and case management.

Listen to some of the best poets battle head to head

Stonewall International Poetry Slam (SIPS) is back and the preliminary slams started Thursday night. Poets are competing for a chance to make finals at Baltimore Sound Stage where they will compete for a $10,000 cash prize. SIPS is an international poetry festival for non-cishet artists that centers Black people. This is also a part of Black Pride Week events.

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New experiences coming to the Maryland Zoo

Starting next week Maryland Zoo guests will have two new special offerings to pick from: Rhino training and Otter training. The zoo always offered an immersive look into animal care and conservation with things like the penguin encounters and training. Now guests will be able to go into the barn to watch training sessions and learn more about Rhinos.

Did you know?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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(Kaleah Mcilwain)

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