Commit to a Pit — to benefit the BARCS Pit Crew program, held at Robert McClintock Studio & Gallery, 1809 Thames St., Fell's Point. Kick-Off party, Nov. 4, 7-10 p.m. with light refreshments. Runs through Nov. 6, featuring an unveiling of the most recent additions to Robert's well-known "Dogs That I Know" collection featuring his "Commit To A Pit" series. http://www.robertmcclintock.com.
Zoo Zoom — to benefit The Maryland Zoo, an 8k race that winds through Druid Hill Park and the Zoo, Nov. 20, 8:30 a.m. followed by a Family Fun Run, 9:30 a.m. A post-race party will include food, refreshments, prize drawings, and visits from some of the Zoo's animal ambassadors. 8k $30 and Family Fun Run $12. http://www.active.com/running/baltimore-md/maryland-zoo-zoom-2011.
Best Dressed Sale & Boutique — to benefit patient care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, presented by The Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, held at The Evergreen Museum & Library's Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St., Nov. 11, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Nov. 13, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. includes new and gently used women's and men's upscale fashions, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Designer, vintage and estate items. Free admission.
Preview Party for Best Dressed Sale & Boutique — The Evergreen Museum & Library's Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St., Nov. 10, 4–8 p.m. $55 at the door, $45 in advance. ww.womensboard.jhmi.edu.
The Maryland State Boychoir — is holding auditions for boys, ages 7-17 through November. 410-554-8644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
26th Annual Holly Fest — sponsored by Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St., Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., held in the school's gymnasium featuring artisans and crafters, fresh holiday greens, baked goods, kids' crafts, silent auction and basket sale. $5 adults, ages 18 and younger are free.
One Love Foundation — presents an evening with Kelly Corrigan, author of "The Middle Place & Lift," in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, held at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson, Nov. 18, VIP reception 6:30 p.m., book reading 7:30 p.m., cash bar, 8:30 p.m. $30, VIP reception and book reading $100. http://www.one-love.ticketleap.com.
Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar — located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, Sundays through Dec. 18, 7 a.m. until sell out. http://www.promotionandarts.com.
The Mid-Atlantic African Violet Society — show and sale at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, Nov. 11, 1-5 p.m. and Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Shirley Huffman, 301-854-2021 or email@example.com.
Concerts and Theater
Fells Point Corner Theatre — 251 S. Ann St., presents "The Little Dog Laughed," by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Steve Goldklang, Nov. 11–Dec. 11. http://www.fpct.org.
Community Concerts at Second — at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. presents cellist Boris Andrianov and pianist Alex Kobrin, Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m. First come, first served seating. Free. 443-759-3309 or http://www.CommunityConcertsAtSecond.org.
Lunch Under the Pipes — sponsored by The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, a lunchtime recital series, at noon, featuring Westminster Hall's beautifully restored 1882 Johnson pipe organ, 519 W.Fayette St. Runs through Nov. 27. Free. 410-706-2072 or http://www.westminsterhall.org.
Loyola University Maryland — 4501 N. Charles St., 410-617-2412 or http://www.loyola.edu hosts the following.
• Graduate Programs in Kodaly Music Education Workshops, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A day of musicmaking, food, networking and teaching ideas. Free. 410-617-5020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• MA in Teaching/Special Education Information Session, Nov. 6, 4-6 p.m., lecture to follow. To register, http://www.graduate.loyola.edu/graduate/events/. Free. email@example.com or 410-617-5020.
• Rev. James Martin Lecture, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., McGuire Hall. Free. Seat reservations available. http://www.loyola.edu/joinus/jesuitguide.
• Psychology Information Session, Nov. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. To register, http://www.graduate.loyola.edu/graduate/events/. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-617-5020.