All community events listed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

UMMS Blood Drive

All donors are welcome; you don't have to be a Medical Center employee to do your part there is a need for all types of blood 365 days of the year, and you can give blood once every 56 days.

Make an appointment for the next blood drive.

University of Maryland Farmers' Market

Every May through November
10am - 2pm
University Plaza Unit block of South Paca Street
(Between Baltimore and Redwood streets, across from University of Maryland Medical Center)

Visit our Farmers' Market webpage for more information, and like us on Facebook for seasonal market updates.

Free Weight Loss Surgery Educational Seminars

The Center for Weight Management & Wellness at University of Maryland offers a comprehensive surgical and medical approach to weight loss. Now is the moment to reserve your seat for this informative seminar, conducted by Dr. Mark Kligman, on the latest surgical approaches, nutrition, exercise and complete aftercare programs.

For a list of seminar dates or to register for a seminar, please call 1-877-866-7348.

Free Cancer Screenings

The Baltimore City Cancer Program, a community-based initiative of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings (based on eligibility) Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm at the following locations:

UniversityCare at Edmondson Village
4538 Edmondson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21229
410-328-CARE (2273)

Heritage Crossing
312 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 3rd floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

The program, which receives funding through the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program, is an early-detection initiative available to uninsured, low-income Baltimore City residents.

To enroll and set up an appointment, please call 410-328-HOPE (4673).

Diabetes Prevention Program

Have you ever been told you are at risk for developing prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes? If your health care provider has said you are at high risk of developing diabetes, you may be eligible to be part of a free, four month class through the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. You will be taught lifestyle changes so you can prevent Type 2 diabetes. That's a positive change that can add years to your life!

You could be at risk for developing diabetes, if you:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a family history of Type 2 diabetes
  • Do not exercise
  • Had diabetes while pregnant or had a baby that weighed more that 9lbs at birth.

If you are interested in being a part of the next class, please contact:

Mariellen Synan
Community Outreach Manager

The Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of Type 2 Diabetes.