Baltimore Messenger Calendar

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Arts and Museums

The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000,

• Drop-in Art Activities: Kid Geniuses. To investigate the connections between science and art, every Saturday and Sunday in October, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free.

• Exhibition: Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist's Journey through Amnesia. Runs through Dec. 11.

• Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes, opens Oct. 16, reveals texts from the ancient world discovered by conserving and imaging the archimedes palimpsest. Runs until Jan. 1.

• Peabody on the Court concert features Caleb Johnson in a classical solo viola performance, Oct. 7, noon–1 p.m. Free.

• Intercambio: Artful Language Exchange. Sharpen your Spanish or English skills while having stimulating conversations about art and artists, Oct. 9, 3–4:30 p.m. Free.

• Return from Amnesia, Oct. 2, 2–3:30 p.m.,.a discussion describes the dramatic transformations in Lonni Sue Johnson's recovery art. Free.

• Lunch & Learn: Archimedes Conservator Abigail Quandt, Oct. 6, 12:15–1:15 p.m. 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 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.

• Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, on view through Feb. 5, 2012, includes a variety of seats, vessels, blankets, combs, hats, and other objects created for individuals and households in 21 African countries. 

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

• "The Pattern More Complicated" features the paintings of Baltimore artist Jim Condron. Runs until Oct. 14. 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.

Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University — will feature "Raíces y Influencias" ("Roots and Influences"), an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and carvings by Baltimore artists Tom Hyatt and René Treviño. Runs until Oct. 13. 410-617-1334, Kay Hwang,

School 33 Art Center — 1427 Light St. presents the following. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. 443-263-4350 or

• Members' Gallery Exhibition: Jonathan Latiano through Oct. 29.

• The End of an Era, presented by BHBITB through Oct. 29.

• Microcosm/Macrocosm: Two Communities in East Baltimore, Main Gallery through Oct. 29.

Minas — 815 W. 36th St. hosts Scott Philip Goergens: Fragments from Utilis Planta. Exhibit runs through Nov. 27. 410-732-4258 or

Much More: Robert Creamer — Studio invitation: 2003 South Road, Oct. 2, 3:30-6:30 p.m. 410-664-9150 or 410-913-1650.

Mount Clare Museum — 1500 Washington Blvd., offers free lectures at the Mount Clare Stable. Registration recommended, seating is limited. 410-837-3262 for reservations.

• Oct. 1: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War.

• Oct. 8: To Ravish and Carnally Know: Sexual Justice in the American Civil War.

• Oct. 15: Medical Women of the Civil War.

• Oct. 9: A day of family programming, a hands-on demonstration by a museum interpreter in Civil War period clothing, and craft activity 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Call for reservations.

The Baltimore Museum of Industry — 1415 Key Highway presents original artifacts, contemporary arts and crafts, and photographs from Baltimore's Lumbee Indians. The exhibit Hard Workin' Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry runs until Dec. 31. Free with general admission. Robin Gabriel, 410-727-4808 ext. 146 or

A Portrait of Poe — A one man play starring Mark S. Sanders, a fundraising event for "Pennies for Poe," AREA 405, 405 E. Oliver St., Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21, 8 p.m. $10. 410-528-2101 or


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. or

"Fiofest" Golf Tournament — to benefit The Michael A. Fiorelli Foundation for Esophageal Cancer Awareness, held at Towson Golf & Country Club, Oct.10, followed by a buffet dinner and live and silent auctions. http://www.fiofoundation 301-874-3668 or 301-471-9996.

St. Thomas Aquinas Family Restaurant Night — to benefit the school, held at Mamma's Cucina Restaurant, 1020 W. 41st. St., Oct. 13, 3-9 p.m. 410-889-4618.


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

Going Native – Food, Water, Shelter, Life — a Garden Club of America Flower Show presented by the Guilford Garden Club with the Friends School of Baltimore, held at the school, 5114 Charles St. Oct. 18, 2-6 p.m. and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fall Festival — hosted by St. Paul's Schools, Brooklandville, Oct. 14, 5:30-10 p.m. and Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Carnival rides, food, and games. Also, high school football under lights, Oct. 15. Admission is free. In advance, $20 for one-day bracelet, $35 for two-day bracelet or Bracelet on event day is $30.

Maryland State Boychoir Scholarship Gala — at City Lights, second floor 1840s Ballroom, Sat. Nov. 12, 7-11 p.m. Includes libations, hors d'oeuvres and dinner, live music and a performance by The Changed Voice Choir, silent and live auction. $125 prior to Oct. 21, $145 after. Kathy Hawker, 410 554-8644 ext. 3.

Russian Festival — held at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 1723 East Fairmount Ave.,Oct. 14, 15 and 16, part of Showcase of Nations Ethnic Festivals to celebrate diverse ethnic heritage featuring arts and crafts, foods, traditional dances, live musical performances and special ceremonies.

Jackets & Sleeves — group art show at Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, Hampden, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Atomic Books presented a number of artists with a list of iconic records and books, and gave them the challenge of selecting one and recreating their own cover. Benn Ray, or 410-662-4444.

Baltimore African Violet & Gesneriad Club Sale — held at The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, Sat. Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Experienced growers available to answer questions. Shirley Huffman, 301-854-2021 or

Concerts and Theater

Fells Point Corner Theatre — 251 S. Ann St., presents "Three Tall Women" by Edward Albee directed by Richard Barber, through Oct. 16.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra — at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., 410-783-8000, 877-276-1444 or Tickets start at $28.

• Gutiérrez Plays Mozart, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. and Oct. 2, 3 p.m.

• Special Event: Kings of Salsa, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Show pays homage to the great Cuban performers and dance styles in a contemporary performance of salsa, rumba, mambo, cha-cha and reggae.

• BSO SuperPops: Elton John and more, Oct. 14-15, 8 p.m. and Oct. 16, 3 p.m.

• Debussy's La Mer, Oct. 21-22, 8 p.m.

• Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. and Oct. 30, 3 p.m.


Loyola University Maryland — 4501 N. Charles St., 410-617-2412 or, 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

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

Lupus Support Group — Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., second Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1-888-349-1167 or

Tai Chi Classes — at St. Johns Church, 2640 St. Paul St., Charles Village. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. 410 296-4944.

Health & Wellness Fair — at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1008 W. 37th St., Hampden, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free screenings, flu shots, a blood drive, and information on a wide range of health concerns.  Free. 410-366-4488.


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, 11 a.m. and Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.

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

• Miss Representation, a documentary film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Oct. 2, 1-4 p.m. Panel discussion following the screening.

• Unconscious Bias: a symposium hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion features Augustus A. White, III, M.D., author of Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care.

• The Peace Corps: learn about opportunities, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.

• An Evening of Artistic Excellence: musical performance by Carl Grubbs and other award-winning musicians and artists, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

• Paws to Read, ages 6-12, Oct. 15, 2 p.m.. Sign up to read with dog friends. Dog volunteers from Pets on Wheels will be on hand to hear stories. Call to register.

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.

• Pajama Storytime, ages 3-5, first Thursdays through October, 7 p.m., bedtime stories, songs, and a light bedtime snack.

• One Maryland One Book: Discussion of Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian." Sept. 29, 6:45 p.m.

Hamden 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.

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.

• Residential Gas and Electric Safety, presented by representatives of BGE, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m.

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.

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

• Waverly Manga Club, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.


First Christian Church — 5802 Roland Ave. hosts the following.

• Food and Faith Talk, Tuesdays starting Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m. This six-week series will use David Lose's book, Making Sense of Scripture, as a springboard for a time of questions and insights. Dinner is provided. Free. RSVP is helpful. Rev. Carol Cook, 410-435-1506.

Cultural Rosh Hashanah program — Sponsored by Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah, 2405 Green Summit Dr., Pikesville, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Free admission, donation accepted, bring dessert. RSVP 410-337-0100 or


Seton High School — Class of 1966, 45-year reunion, Oct. 9, 2-6 p.m., Williamsburg Inn, 11131 Pulaski Hwy., White Marsh. Mary Lee Ports, 410-833-7270.


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.


Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland — needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound individuals in Baltimore City and County. 443-573-0940, or

Evergreen Museum and Library — seeking volunteer museum guides. 410-516-0341 or or

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