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Belvedere Square — York Road and Belvedere Avenue, continues its weekly outdoor concert series featuring live music by local bands on Friday evenings. Sept. 9 will feature Celtic rock group Donegal Xpress, 6-9 p.m., in the courtyard. Free. Go to http://www.belvederesquare.com or http://www.dxplive.com.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra — at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., offers a Season Preview Concert, Sept. 9, 8 p.m., featuring music by Copland, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $10. The next night is a gala concert with Hilary Hahn, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Call 410-783-8000 or 877-276-1444 or go to http://www.BSOmusic.org.

Waverly Library — 400 E. 33rd St., presents Read Green BookFest, to benefit the Waverly Tutoring Initiative and other library programs, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The children's program runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with balloon sculpting, face painting, crafts and stories. An adult crafting session runs from 1-2 p.m., and free book appraisals from 2-3 p.m. The festival also features a day-long book sale, bake sale and silent auction. Call 410-396-6053.

Patterson Park — Linwood and Eastern avenues, hosts the free Ukrainian Festival, featuring traditional crafts, a beer garden and children's activities and storytelling, Sept. 10-11, noon-9 p.m.. The fest is part of the Showcase of Nations ethnic festival programs. Go to http://www.bop.org or http://www.ukrainianfestival.net.

Hampdenfest — the annual fall festival along The Avenue (West 36th Street) is Sept. 11, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., featuring live music, food, arts and crafts, toilet races, the Hampdwen Flm Festival and the Great Baltimore Mac-Off, a macaroni and cheese-making contest. Free. Go to hampdenfest.blogspot.com.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians — invites Catholic women and girls of Irish heritage to an open house Sept. 11, 2 p.m., at the Villa, 6806 Bellona Ave. See Irish dancing. enjoy food and fellowship and join others interested in Irish Catholic identity. Call Jeraldine Ragan at 410-343-1136.

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