Calendar of events for northern Baltimore city

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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: 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: Opening Day Talk by Curator Will Noel to share the story of the Archimedes Palimpsest, Oct. 16, 2–3:30 p.m. Free. Exhibit 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.

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.

• 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.

• Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein, an exhibition of more than 350 prints by American and European artists working in series from the late 15th through the 21st centuries, including Canaletto, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, and Ed Ruscha. On view Oct. 30 through March 25, 2012.

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

• "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, http://www.loyola.edu/gallery Kay Hwang, khwang@loyola.edu.

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.

Minás — 815 W. 36th St. 410-732-4258 or http://www.minasgalleryandboutique.com.

• Scott Philip Goergens: Fragments from Utilis Planta. Exhibit runs through Nov. 27.

• Boîte: Show and Tell, Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Lauren Bender hosts an open mic show and tell. Free, donations welcome. lauren.bender@gmail.com.

• Poetry: October Earth, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. Marcus Colasurdo reads from his works and makes occasional music. $5 benefits Gimme Shelter Productions. Marcus, raintheatre@gmail.com.

• Essential Sundays Poetry presents Rachel Elise, Oct. 9, 4 p.m. $3. Julie@poetryinbaltimore.com.

• Baltimore Free Fall Event: Persona Workshop with Baltimore Review, Oct. 15, 1–3:30 p.m. Join Baltimore Review editors and friends for an afternoon of tips, tricks, improvisation, writing exercises and performance. The workshop is free, space is limited. editor@baltimorereview.org.

Homewood Museum — 3400 N. Charles St. presents History in the Landscape, 17 and 24, a trio of talks on historic garden structures and landscape design by historian and author Michael Olmert, landscape designer/historian Barbara Paca, and architect Outerbridge Horsey. http://www.aiabalt.com for details. homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu.

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 rgabriel@thebmi.org.

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 http://www.area405.com.

Baltimore Electronic Music 2011 Wind Me Up Fest Concert — held at the Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., an electronic music/experimental music/electro-acoustic music event, sponsored by the Baltimore SDIY Group & Friends, Oct. 8, 6-10 p.m. $5. 410-244-8855 or http://www.thewindupspace.com/index.html.


Community Support Program — sponsored by the Village of Cross Keys, 5100 Falls Road, Oct. 14-23. Donations of gently worn clothing, non-perishable food items, eyeglasses, art supplies and household items needed to benefit House of Ruth, Lions Club, Children's Cancer Foundation and other nonprofit organizations. Several stores are thanking customers by offering shopping discounts and other tokens of gratitude. 410-323-1000 or http://www.villageofcrosskeys.com.


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. kathrynbmcconnell@gmail.com.

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 http://www.spsfg.org or http://www.stpaulsschool.org. 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 featuring arts and crafts, foods, traditional dances, live musical performances and special ceremonies. http://www.russfest.org.


Baltimore African Violet and 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 bshuffman2@aol.com.


Harbor Harvest — held at West Shore Park, Inner Harbor, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date Oct. 23. Free activities include a hay maze, a petting zoo, face painting, musical performances, pie-eating contests, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, games, food and live music from Milkshake. http://www.waterfrontpartnership.org or 410-528-1523.

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.

Community Concerts at Second — at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., presents pianist Di Wu in a free concert on Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m. First come, first served seating. Free. 443-759-3309 or CommunityConcertsAtSecond.org.

Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society Concert Series — held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, on a selected Sunday at 5 p.m. Oct. 10 is the Wycliffe Gordon Sextet. Pre-concert tour 3:45 p.m. 410-385-5888. http://www.baltimorechamberjazz.org or info@baltimorechamberjazz.org.

Autumn Sound — presented by Baltimore Composers Forum, held at Enoch Pratt Parish Hall, 514 N. Charles St., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. featuring baritone Jason Buckwalter, with pianist Andrew Stewart featuring works by Garth Baxter, Jin-Hwa Choi, Ljiljana Jovanovic, Keith Kramer and Ariyo Shahry. http://www.jasonbuckwalter.com, http://www.firstunitarian.net and http://www.baltimorecomposersforum.com. $12, students $8. info@baltimorecomposersforum.com.

Handel Choir of Baltimore — performs at The Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum, a free concert highlighting music and nature, Oct. 16, 2-2:45 p.m. Afterwards, volunteers from Cylburn Arboretum Association will be available to provide guided tours of the grounds. Seating is first come, first served.


Loyola University Maryland — 4501 N. Charles St., 410-617-2412 or http://www.loyola.edu, presents the following.

• 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.

• Lecture: Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. http://www.loyola.edu/academics/aaas/news_events/Bunch.html. Free.

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.

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. 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.

• 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.

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, Oct. 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, 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.

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