Northern Baltimore city events

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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: Text Messages, every Saturday and Sunday in November, 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: Exhibit runs until Jan. 1. Free.

• Lunch & Learn: Recovering Lost Ancestry, Dec. 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Agnes Callum, 86, and her daughter, Martina Callum, will share their stories. Free.

• Peabody on the Court, concert features Margaret Hummel in a classical solo cello performance held in Sculpture Court, Dec. 2, noon–1 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. last Sundays.

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

• Print by Print: Series from Durer to Lichtenstein, an exhibition of prints by American and European artists from the late 15th through the 21st centuries. On view through March 25, 2012.

• Textiles from Central Asia on view through May 13, 2012.

Collaborations Exhibit — at Notre Dame College, 4701 N. Charles St., Fourier Hall, Gormley Gallery. Works by clients at Penn Mar Human Services, in Freeland, and students at Notre Dame. Runs through Dec. 2, gallery talk, Nov. 30, noon-1 p.m. Free. 410-435-0100 or ndm.edu/gormleygallery.

Maryland Institute College of Art — 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. presents regional, national and international artists, designers, authors and curators to discuss their work, life and career experiences.

• Joyce J. Scott '70, Nov. 28, noon, Brown Center: Falvey Hall. Known as the "Queen of Beadwork," she creates provocative beaded sculptural forms and neckpieces that address political and social issues such as gender, race and class struggle.

• Paul Chaat Smith, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Brown Center: Falvey Hall, a Comanche author and curator whose work focuses on the contemporary landscape of American Indian politics and culture.

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

• Fiction: 510 Readings, Nov. 19, 5 p.m. featuring Joshua Mohr, Stephanie Barber, Ben Loory and Mike Young. Free. http://www.510readings.blogspot.com.

• Town Square Open Mic, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. Poetry, performance, stand-up comedy, acoustic music, fiction, mime, monologues, sleight-of-hand, puppetry, oratory and mimicry. Free. Sarah Jane, smiller@bcpl.net.

• Closing Party for Fragments from Utilis Planta, Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. with artist, author, and filmmaker Scott Philip Goergens. Exhibit runs through Nov. 27. Free.

• Yoga, Thursdays through Dec. 29, 7-8:15 a.m. $12 drop-in. Classes for all levels. Regina, 614-205-7663, yogaonwheels@yahoo.com or http://www.yogaonwheels.org.

End to End — presented by Maryland Institute College of Art, an exhibition featuring self-reflective artwork by Youngmi Song Organ, Nov. 18-Dec. 18, Bunting Center's Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave. Reception Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m. Open Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.

Antreasian Gallery — 1111 W 36th St. hosts the following exhibits. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 410-235-4420 or http://www.antreasiangallery.com.

• Amanda Christabel Johnson: Current paintings of the Florida artist through Nov. 18.

• Thomas Spande: New drawings, animals, people and land and cityscapes. Runs through Nov. 28.

• "Short Stories," a collection of contemporary realist paintings by artist Susan La Mont, Nov. 30–Dec. 18. Reception Dec. 2, 6–9 p.m.


One Love Foundation — presents an evening with Kelly Corrigan, author of "The Middle Place and 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.

Festival of Trees — sponsored Kennedy Krieger Institute, held at Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, Nov. 25-27, featuring a dreamland forest of more than 600 decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses, a winter wonderland with a train garden, hourly live family entertainment and Santa Land's crafts and carnival games, gift boutiques and a silent auction. $12 for adults and $6 for ages 5-12 and seniors. Children 4 and younger are free. 443-923-7300 or http://www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org.

Holiday Festival of Trains and Toys — at B&O Railroad Museum, Nov. 25-Dec. 31, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by locomotive, Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m. Adults $14, seniors $12, ages 2-12 $8, B&O members, free. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots Nov. 25 – Dec. 18 receive half-price admission. 410-752-2490 or http://www.borail.org.

Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling — at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., Dec.2, 7-8:30 p.m. Bring cookies to share, tree lighting and blessing and Christmas caroling. Free. 410-464-4000.

Concerts and Theater

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 restored 1882 Johnson pipe organ, 519 W.Fayette St. Runs through Nov. 27. Free. 410-706-2072 or http://www.westminsterhall.org.

Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society Concerts — held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, presents The Eric Alexander/Vincent Herring Quintet, Nov. 20, 5 p.m. Pre-concert tour 3:45 p.m. 443-573-1818, info@baltimorechamberjazz.org or. http://www.baltimorechamberjazz.org.

Home Cookin' Jazz Trio in Concert — at An Die Musik Live!, 409 N. Charles St., Dec. 2, 8-10 p.m. Swing, blues, Latin and more. $10, $8 for students, seniors and BJA members. http://www.andiemusik.com.



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 graduate@loyola.edu.

• Psychology Information Session, Nov. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. To register, http://www.graduate.loyola.edu/graduate/events/. Free. graduate@loyola.edu or 410-617-5020.

• Lecture by Julie Landsman titled "What's Race Got To Do With It? Engagement, Expectations, and Equity in Our Public Schools," Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., McGuire Hall, followed by a question and answer session and book signing. Free, seat reservations are recommended. ww.loyola.edu/joinus/landsman.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School — 3710 Roland Ave., Hampden is hosting an open house, Nov. 17-18, 9-11 a.m. Tour the campus and observe classes. Sister Marie Rose Gustatus, 410-889-4618.

Eureka! Rare Books in the History of Scientific Discovery — at the George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. Runs through Feb. 29, 2012. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Free. http://www.releases.jhu.edu/.

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. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. 410-296-4944.

2011 Hope and Challenge Lecture series — on mental illness, held at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. presents Constantine Lyketsos on Nov. 30, speaking on dementia and effective ways of caring for people with dementia.


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

• Sports, Games and History, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. Books, crafts, activities, and special performances celebrating sports, games and history.

• Exibit: Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience, a traveling exhibition organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the American Library Association. On display through Dec. 9.

• Book Discussion: "A Fan's Notes" by Frederick Exley, Poe Room, Nov. 19, 10:15 a.m.

• Film Talk: "Platinum Blonde," Wheeler Auditorium, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.

• Salon Concert: performance by Jeremiah Baker on saxophone, Fine Arts Reading Room, Nov. 19, 1 p.m.

• Publishing and Marketing in the Age of "E," presented by Gregg Wilhelm, director of CityLit Project and publisher of CityLit Press, Poe Room, Nov. 20, 2 p.m.

• Career Building: Resume Writing, Public Computer Center, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. Call 443-984-4944 to register.

Govans Library — 5714 Bellona Ave. 410-396-6098.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, ages 3-5, stories, songs and fun, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.

• Paws to Read, ages 6-12. Sign up to read with dog friends. Dog volunteers from Pets on Wheels will be on hand to hear stories. Registration required. Saturdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m.

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

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. (except Nov. 23)

• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. (except Nov. 24)

Roland Park Library — 5108 Roland Ave. 410-396-6099.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement, for children up to 3 years with caregivers, Mondays, 1:30 p.m. (except Dec. 26 & Jan. 2)

• 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. (except Nov. 24)

• Hands on Holidays: Chanukah, up to age 5, Dec. 14, 12:30 p.m. The Jewish Community Center of Baltimore presents a celebration of the traditions of the holiday.

• Sports Rule, Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. Play this trivia game and show off your knowledge of sports rules.

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 children up to 3 years with caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. (except Nov. 24)

• Get Fit at Your Library, Mondays, noon. A weekly workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms.

• Fun and Fitness for Kids, Nov. 17, and 19, 4 p.m. Participate in an indoor obstacle course and line dancing.


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.