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Arts and Museums

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

• Drop-In Art Activities: Nature Escape, every Saturday and Sunday in June, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Experiment with natural materials to create beautiful artwork with an emphasis on a healthy planet, including painted panoramas, tree sculptures, collages and nature rubbings. June 25-26 is Leaves and Bark. Free.

• The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia, July 2-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 permanent collection of the Walters. Runs through Sept. 11. Free.

Baltimore Clayworks — 5707 Smith Ave., hosts Contours of Belonging: Aisha Harrison, opening June 25, 6-8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 6. Free. 410-578-1919.

The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, hosts Drop-In Art Activities, Family Art Center, every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 443-573-1870 or General admission is free.

Antreasian Gallery — 1111 W. 36th St. presents James J. Hennessey, former faculty member from 1965 to 2002. Runs through June 30. 410-235-4420.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower — 21 S. Eutaw St., showcases an open studio day, July 2, 1-5 p.m., for original artwork, performances and tours. Meet the artists, see their studios, and buy artwork directly from artists. At 2 p.m., Unexpected Theater presents short plays and monologues in the Studio 11 Theater. 410-752-8632 or

Homewood Museum — 3400 N. Charles St.¿410-516-5589 or

• The Carroll's Wedding Anniversary Tea, July 17, 1 and 3 p.m. seatings, with optional preceding house tours. $28 public, $23 members by reservation only. 410-516-5589.

Evergreen Museum and Library 4545 N. Charles St.¿410-516-0341. ·

• Summer Evening at Evergreen, June 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet watercolorist Morton Wesley Huber at his Asian Influence — Western Vision exhibition opening, and printmaker/paper installation artist Tai Hwa Goh, artist-in-residence. Explore the museum's first floor period rooms, featuring the special exhibition, The American Throne: Royal Seating for a Democratic Venue.


The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge — 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk to benefit Zero (The Project to End Prostate Cancer), Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m., Towson University, Johnny Unitas Stadium. $30 in advance, $35 race day.

Eat-A-Peach Challenge Bike Ride — sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Maryland, Sat., Aug. 13. Routes start and end at the Peach Festival, Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster, and wind their way through Carroll and Frederick Counties. 410-448-2924, or to download a registration brochure

Walk for Lupus Now — to benefit the chapter's many free services for people with lupus, Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m. 888-349-1167 or To register,


Second Saturdays in Station North — Eleven venues, all within four blocks of Charles Street and North Avenue will feature free events throughout the day including art exhibitions, live music performances, theatrical performance, theater class, improve performance, open mike and more. 410-962-7075, or

Summer Sounds at the Square — Outdoor concert series featuring local bands, Belvedere Square, Corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue, Fridays, 6-9 p.m., through Sept. 16. Free. June 24 is Donegal Xpress, Celtic rock.

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

Hooked on Fishing — sponsored by Maryland Department of Natural Resource's, held at Stansbury Park, 7880 Stansbury Road, Dundalk, an introductory fishing clinic for kids, weekly, July 5-Aug. 5, 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Martha Shaum, 410-260-8721 or

Free State Daylily Society Exhibit — Cylburn Arboretum's Vollmer Auditorium, 4915 Greenspring Ave., July 10, noon-4 p.m. See hundreds of daylily blooms exhibited by FSDS members. Stan Kennedy, 410-666-2791 or

Community Law Center — 3355 Keswick Road., Suite 200, Hampden is offers a workshop on How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit Organization, July 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40. Registration required. 410-366-0922

Artscape celebration of visual and performing arts extending 12 city blocks, centered on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street, July 15-16, noon-10 p.m. and July 17, noon-8 p.m. Live music on three outdoor stages, cultural exhibitions, Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, dance, classical music, experimental music, opera and theater performances, fashion, film, art, street theater, children's activities, food and beverages. Free.

Concerts and Theater

Minas — 815 W. 36th St., Hampden. 410-732-4258 or

• Minas Konsolas Interactions through Aug. 28.

• Belly Dancing, June 26, 5 p.m. Meridian Belly Dance holds a hafleh. $5.

•Yoga for Expansion: How Boundaries Give Us Freedom, Wednesdays through June 22, 6-7:30 p.m. $12 drop-in. Becca Klein, 484-680-8080, or Stephanie Snyder-Cornwall, 973-580-2670, or

• The Chakras in Yoga, Thursdays through June 23, 7-8:15 a.m. $80 series, $12 drop-in. Regina, 614-205-7663, or

Creative Alliance at the Patterson — 3134 Eastern Ave. 410-276-1651 or

• Aftermath, directed by Jessica Blank, co-presented by the International Rescue Committee, June 24, 7 p.m. Free, donations and advance reservations suggested.

• Big Party with Junkyard Saints, June 25, 7:30 p.m. $5, free for members.

• Margaret Locklear-Peck's "The Belly of a Woman from the Motherland to Uncle," June 26, 6 p.m. $15.

• Aaron Gilmartin, a musical evening in the Marquee Lounge, June 29, 8 p.m. Donation $10-15.

• Red, White & Rainbow: Queer Comedy!, July 1, 8 p.m. Jessica Halem and Ben Lerman with Violet Gray. $15, $10 members.

• Baltimore Improv Group presents "Independenceprov," July 2, 8 p.m. $15, $10 members.

• Anthology I, A short film collaboration presented by Parallel Octave, July 8, 7 p.m., a half-hour long film premiere followed by a live performance. $10, $5 members and students.

• East Coast Burlesque All-Stars with Gilded Lily and Dangerous Curves Ahead, July 9, 8 p.m. $15, $10 members.

Fells Point Corner Theatre — 251 S. Ann St. 410-493-6603.

• The Fool's Lear, June 24-25, 8 p.m. and June 26, 2 p.m. $18. or

• "The Sculptress," a Baltimore Playwrights Festival production, July 8-31, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 7 p.m. (No show on July 22-23). Tickets at

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. or 410-828-1814.


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

Traversing the Education System — sponsored by NF Mid-Atlantic, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, June 26, 2-4 p.m. A special program with Ellen Callegary, a leading expert on pediatric disability law discussing practical and down-to-earth tips. Free. to register.

Health and Support

One Day At A Time Al-Anon meetings — Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m., second floor of the 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

Camp Superkids — sponsored by Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a residential week-long camp for children with asthma, held at Summit Grove Camp, New Freedom, Pa., July 17-22, featuring activities and sports to safely participate in while managing asthma. $400. Ceal Curry, 410-550-0374 or Heather Dougherty, 717-578-0465.


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

• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, June 29, 10:30 a.m.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, July 1, 10:30 a.m.

• Aquarium on Wheels Presents: Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay, June 27, 1 p.m.

• The Roots of Jazz Baltimore, a multimedia exhibit, on display through July 3.

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

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

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

• International Games Day, June 23, 2 p.m., ages 6-12. Play some games from around the world following storytime.

Northwood Branch 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, Wednesdays, 4 p.m., ages 6-12. Listen to others reading aloud or take a turn reading aloud.

Roland Park Branch 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 their 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, program of stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.

• One World, Many Stories: Summer Fun for Everyone, ages 3-12, Mondays through July 25 (except July 4), 3 p.m. Stories, crafts, and games.

Waverly Branch 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 their 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.

• Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month: Reggae music by Strykers' Posse, June 22, 6 p.m.


Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Services — hosted by Beth Am Synagogue, Maryland Zoo's Waterfowl Pavilion in Druid Hill Park, Aug. 5. Bring your own dairy or fish dinner 6 p.m., special program for children 9 and younger at 6:40 p.m. and Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Services lead by Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg and Cantor Ira Greenstein, 7 p.m. Free. RSVP at or 410-523-2446 by Aug. 3.


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


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.

Renaissance Institute — at College of Notre Dame, 4701 N. Charles St. 410-532-5351 or

Together Again, June 25, 1 p.m., the story of how the Red Cross helped people locate survivors and displaced people of all religions and ethnicities after World War II. with guest speaker Linda Klein, the recently retired director of the Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center, in Baltimore. $10.

• Writing workshop, June 28, 1- 3 p.m., Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., open to the public. Free.

• Tuesday Movies, Loyola/Notre Dame Library Auditorium., 200 Winston Ave., June 28, July 12, 19 and 26, 3 p.m. Free.

Senior Box Office — a volunteer program of the Baltimore County Department of Aging to provide complimentary or reduced-rate tickets to members for events in the Baltimore metropolitan area, ranging from musicals to museums. Membership enrollment period runs July 1-Aug. 30 for Baltimore County residents age 60 and older. $30 a year per household. 410-887-5399 or

St. Mary's Outreach Center — 3900 Roland Ave. offers the following for seniors in ZIP code 21211. 410-366-3106.

• Food stamps for age 55 and older, July 12, noon.

• Ages on Stages performance followed by an ice cream social, July 19, 1 p.m. RSVP.


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

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

Baltimore County Department of Social Services — 4 Drumcastle Center, 6401 York Road, is looking for a college student to intern for the summer, a minimum of 20 hours per week. Cece Kopp, 410-853-3023.

Court Appointed Special Advocates – (Team CASA) needs volunteer runners for the Baltimore Running Festival in October. Register, before June 30, to run or walk in the Baltimore full marathon, half marathon, 5k or team relay. Runners will solicit sponsors and all proceeds will support efforts to recruit more volunteers to serve as advocates for children in foster care. 1-888-833-2272 or


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