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Arts and Museums
The Walters Art Museum — 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000, http://www.thewalters.org.
• Drop-In Art Activities: Me, Myself and I. Self-discovery through art, every Saturday and Sunday in September, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
• The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia, through Sept. 25.
• Smartish Pace: Poetry Reading by Bradley Paul and Megan Snyder, Sept. 18, 2-3 p.m. Free. smartishpace.com.
• Ignite Baltimore No. 9. Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say? At every Ignite, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers and personalities take the stage to answer this challenge, Sept. 15, 7-9:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit Ignite's Ignition Grant program. Free. ignitebaltimore.com.
• Exhibition: Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist's Journey through Amnesia, Sept. 17–Dec. 11.
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.
• Baker Artist Awards Exhibition, runs through Oct. 2, a kaleidoscope of Baltimore's artistic talent with a multi-disciplinary display of the 2011 Baker Artist Award winners. bakerartistawards.org.
• After Hours: BMA Late Night, Oct. 1, 7-11 p.m., an evening of performances and art by the 2011 Baker Artist Awards winners.
• Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, on view Sept. 25–Feb. 5, 2012, the exhibition 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 ndm.edu/gormleygallery.
• "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. Artists' talk and reception, Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m. Runs until Oct. 13. 410-617-1334, http://www.loyola.edu/gallery Kay Hwang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower — 21 S. Eutaw Street hosts an Open Studio Day, Oct. 1, 1-5 p.m., featuring the artwork and studios of Baltimore artists, performing art by Unexpected Theatre, and tours of the historic attraction. Opening reception, Oct. 1, noon-6 p.m. http://www.baltimoreopenstudiotour.org.
School 33 Art Center — 1427 Light St. presents the following. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. 443-263-4350 or http://www.school33.org.
• 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. 410-732-4258 or http://www.minasgalleryandboutique.com.
• Scott Philip Goergens: Fragments from Utilis Planta, opening reception: Sept. 24, 6–9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 27.
• Meridian Belly Dance holds a hafleh, Sept. 25, 5 p.m. $5. http://www.meridiandance.com/.
Mount Clare Museum — 1500 Washington Blvd., is hosting a series of lectures, Saturdays at noon. $5 per lecture. Registration recommended. 410-837-3262 or http://www.mounclare.org.
• Sept. 17, Lincoln and Emancipation Proclamation..
• Sept. 24, Civil War Archeology in Lafayette Square.
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.
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.
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. email@example.com.
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. http://www.fpct.org.
Killer Stilts Theatrical Jazz — at Germano's Trattoria Cabaret, 300 South High St., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. $15. 410-752-4515 or http://www.killerstilts.com.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra — at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., 410-783-8000, 877-276-1444 or BSOmusic.org.
• Mahler's "Resurrection", Sept. 15-16, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $28.
• Rusty Musicians with the BSO, Sept. 20, 7 and 8:20 p.m. Free.
• Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique", Sept. 23, 8 p.m. and Sept. 25, 3 p.m. Tickets start at $28.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 a.m. and Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.
• Toddler Jumps, for 2-year olds, Thursdays, 11:15 a.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.
• Pajama Storytime, ages 3-8, first Thursdays through October, bedtime stories, songs, and a light bedtime snack.
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.
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, Mondays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 17, 5 p.m. Palindromes and limerick word play games.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org.
Evergreen Museum and Library — seeking volunteer museum guides. 410-516-0341 or email@example.com or http://www.museums.jhu.edu.