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CALENDAR

Baltimore Messenger calendar of events

September 1, 2011

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Arts and Museums

The Walters Art Museum — 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000, http://www.thewalters.org.

• The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia, through Sept. 25.

• Setting Sail: Drawings of the Sea from the Walters' Collection featuring drawings, paintings and prints of ships, sailors and the sea from the museum's permanent collection. Runs through Sept. 11. Free.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture — 830 E. Pratt St., hosts Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists, a special exhibition until Oct.16.

The Baltimore Museum of Art — 10 Art Museum Drive. 443-573-1870 or artbma.org. General admission is free.

• Drop-In Art Activities, Family Art Center, every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Free Family Sundays, Workshops: 2–5 p.m. Tours: 2–2:45 p.m. the last Sunday of the month.

Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame College — 4701 N. Charles St., Fourier Hall 410-435-0100 or ndm.edu/gormleygallery.

• "The Pattern More Complicated" features the paintings of Baltimore artist Jim Condron. Runs Sept. 6-Oct. 14. Opening Sept. 10, 4-6 p.m.; gallery talk, Oct. 5, noon-1 p.m. Free.

• "Collaborations" highlights work by clients at Penn Mar Human Services, in Freeland, and students at Notre Dame. Runs Oct. 24-Dec. 2, with opening reception Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m., and a gallery talk, Nov. 30, noon-1 p.m. Free.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland — 15 Lloyd St. "Loring Cornish: In Each Other's Shoes," featuring the work of a local African-American artist. Runs through Sept. 15. 410-732-6400 or http://www.jewishmuseummd.org.

Baltimore Clayworks — 5707 Smith Ave. 410-578-1919 or http://www.baltimoreclayworks.org. hosts the exhibition "Apiary: Leigh Taylor Mickelson," a solo exhibition of botanically inspired abstracts sculptures and installations. Runs through Sept. 24.

Benefits

The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge — 5k/1 Mile Fun Walk to benefit Zero, Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m., Towson University, Johnny Unitas Stadium. $30 in advance, $35 race day. http://www.gpccbaltimore.com.

Walk for Lupus Now — to benefit the chapter's free services for people with lupus, Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m. 888-349-1167 or walk@lupusdmv.org. To register, http://tinyurl.com/BaltLupusWalk2011.

Run Wild for Autism — 5k and family fun run to benefit individuals with autism and their families, held at the Maryland Zoo, Druid Hill Park, Sun., Oct. 9, Registration 7 a.m., race starts 8:30 a.m. In advance, $30 for adults, $15 for children 11 and younger. Race day, $35 adults, $20 children. http://www.charmcityrun.com/page.cfm?pageid=33&eid=1039 or http://www.PathfindersforAutism.org.

Larry's Ride and Run — a fundraising event to raise awareness of bicyclists and bicycle safety issues held at Spring Meadow Farms, 15513 Hanover Pike, Upperco, Sept. 24, 7 a.m. Celebration activities to follow will includie a lunch and music for all registered participants attending the event, including non-bikers and non-runners. http://www.bikemd.org/page.php?id=409.

Community

Second Saturdays in Station North — Eleven venues, all within four blocks of Charles Street and North Avenue, free events throughout the day including art exhibitions, live music performances, a theatrical performance, a theater class, an improv performance, open mic and more. 410-962-7075, info@stationnorth.org or http://www.stationnorth.org.

Summer Sounds at the Square — Weekly outdoor concert series featuring live music by local bands, Belvedere Square, corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue, Fridays, 6-9 p.m. through Sept. 16. Free.

• Sept. 9: Donegal Xpress, Celtic rock. http://www.dxplive.com.

• Sept. 16: Crazy Fish, Rolling Stones tribute http://www.crazyfish.it.

Farmers Market — Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Saturdays through Oct. 8, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 410-727-4808 or: http://www.thebmi.org.

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. Jeraldine Ragan, 410-343-1136.

Concerts and Theater

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra — at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., 410-783-8000, 877-276-1444 or BSOmusic.org.

• Season Preview Concert, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Preview featuring music by Copland, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $10.

• Gala Concert with Hilary Hahn, Sept. 10, 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50.

Fells Point Corner Theatre — 251 S. Ann St., presents "Three Tall Women" by Edward Albee directed by Richard Barber, Sept. 16–Oct. 16. http://www.fpct.org.

The Strand Theater — 1823 N. Charles St. "Second Saturday Reading Series" presents MASHA! By Dan Kitrosser, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. Free. 410-962-7075 or http://www.stationnorth.org.

Pumpkin Theatre — for young audiences, held at St. Timothy's School for Girls, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson, opens with "Charlotte's Web," Sept. 17-25. Five-play subscription, $44. http://www.pumpkintheatre.com or 410-828-1814.

Education

Loyola University Maryland — 4501 N. Charles St., 410-617-2412 or http://www.loyola.edu, presents Graduate Programs in Kodaly Music Education Workshops, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A day of music making, food, networking and teaching ideas. Free. 410-617-5020 or graduate@loyola.edu.

Health and Support

One Day At A Time Al-Anon meetings — Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m., second floor, Hampden Family Center, 1104 W. 36th St. 202-488-5629 or jcosper@umc-gbcs.org.

Lupus Support Group — Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., second Saturdays, 10 a.m. http://www.tinyurl.com/lupusgrps, 1-888-349-1167 or info@lupusdmv.org.

Libraries

Central Library — 400 Cathedral St., 410-396-5402.

• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.

• Toddler Jumps, for 2-year olds, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.

• Gus Russo discusses his new memoir, "Boomer Days," Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.

• Black Writers Guild meeting with guest speaker Gregory Kane, Sept. 3, 1-3 p.m.

Govans Library — 5714 Bellona Ave. 410-396-6098.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, ages 3-5, stories, songs, and fun, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.

Hampden Library — 3641 Falls Road. 410-396-6043.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m.

Northwood Library — 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. 410-396-6076.

• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Chapter by Chapter — Cover to Cover, ages 6-12. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Listen to others reading aloud or take a turn reading aloud.

Roland Park Library — 5108 Roland Ave. 410-396-6099.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement for up to 3 years with caregivers, Mondays, 1:30 p.m.

• Toddler Jumps, storytime program with books, rhymes and bouncing balls for 2-year-olds and their caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Waverly Library — 400 E. 33rd St., 410-396-6053.

• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement for up to 3 years with caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Get Fit at Your Library, Mondays, noon. A weekly workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms.

• Read Green BookFest, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children's program, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. balloon sculpting, face painting, crafts and stories. Also an adult crafting session, 1-2 p.m. and free book appraisals by Allen's BookShop 2-3 p.m. Book sale, bake sale and silent auction all day. The money raised helps run and promote the Waverly Tutoring Initiative and other library programs.

• Weird Word Play, ages 6-12, Mondays, Sept. 12, 26 and Oct. 3, 17, 5 p.m. Palindromes and limerick word play games.

Reunions

Eastern High School — Class of 1961, 50-year reunion, Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, Sept. 24, 1 p.m. Lois Krupinsky, 410-833-8269 or lois-reunion@comcast.net.

Northwestern High School — Class of 1971 reunion, held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Drive,Timonium, Sat. Sept. 24, 8 p.m.-midnight. Buffet dinner. $55 per person. Barbara Strauss, Babbystrauss@comcast.net, 410-484-1042 or Jody Rosenblatt Kesner, 410-484-4159.

Seniors

Tai Chi for Seniors — Senior Network of North Baltimore, 5828 York Road. To improve health, fitness and balance. Mondays, 12:45 p.m. 410 323-7131.

Volunteers

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland — needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound individuals in Baltimore City and County. 443-573-0940, galea@mowcm.org or http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org.

Evergreen Museum and Library — seeking volunteer museum guides. 410-516-0341 or evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu or http://www.museums.jhu.edu.