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Arts and Museums

The Walters Art Museum — 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000, http://www.thewalters.org.

• The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia, through 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 museum's permanent collection. Runs through Sept. 11. Free.

• Walk-In Gallery Tours. On Sundays and selected Saturdays, 1 p.m. Reservations not required. Aug. 7, Highlights of the Walters Art Museum; Aug. 14, Art of Ancient America; Aug. 21, Nineteenth Century Art; Aug. 28, Medieval Art. Free.

• Members' Art of Reading Book Club: The Rembrandt Affair, held in the parlor, 5 W. Mount Vernon Place, Aug. 14, 3 p.m. $5. Members are free. Call to register, 410-547-9000, ext. 335.

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.

• Drop-In Art Activities, Family Art Center, every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 443-573-1870 or artbma.org. General admission is free.

• Free Family Sundays, Workshops: 2–5 p.m. Tours: 2–2:45 p.m. the last Sunday of the month.

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 Sept. 6-Oct. 14. Opening Sept. 10, 4-6 p.m.; 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.

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.

Benefits

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. http://www.gpccbaltimore.com.

Eat-A-Peach Challenge Bike Ride — sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Maryland, Aug. 13. Routes start and end at the Peach Festival, Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster, and wind their way through Carroll and Frederick counties. http://www.charmcityrun.com, 410-448-2924, info@biamd.org or http://www.biamd.org to download a registration brochure.

Walk for Lupus Now — to benefit the chapter's free services for people with lupus, Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m. 888-349-1167 or walk@lupusdmv.org. To register, http://tinyurl.com/BaltLupusWalk2011.

St. Gabriel Italian Festival — to benefit St. Leo's Italian-Catholic parish, a street festival held along Stiles and Exeter streets, Little Italy, Aug. 20-21, noon- 8 p.m. Live music, dancing, game wheels, wine, beer, Italian food, cannoli, Italian cookies, fried dough, vendors, crafters, kids' activities, bingo, bocce tournament and more. $1 admission. 410-675-7275 or LittleItalyMD.com.

Bingo Night — to benefit St. Thomas Aquinas School, in the school hall, 3710 Roland Ave. Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. $10 in advance or $15 at the door. 20 games. 410-366-4488 or STAMusicMinistry@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

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.

Community

Second Saturdays in Station North — Eleven venues, all within four blocks of Charles Street and North Avenue, free events throughout the day including art exhibitions, live music performances, a theatrical performance, a theater class, an improv performance, open mic and more. 410-962-7075, info@stationnorth.org or http://www.stationnorth.org.

Summer Sounds at the Square — Weekly outdoor concert series featuring live music by local bands, Belvedere Square, corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue, Fridays, 6-9 p.m. through Sept. 16. Free.

• Aug. 12: The Remainders, classic and alternative rock.

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.

Cat Club Show — sponsored by Peak Cat Fanciers' Association, Maryland State Fairgrounds. Aug. 13-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Tickets at the door, $6 for adults, $4 for seniors/children, $16 family. http://www.catshowsmd.com or 301- 509-1454.

Concerts and Theater

Minas — 815 W. 36th St., Minas Konsolas Interactions. Through Aug. 28.

410-732-4258 or http://www.minasgalleryandboutique.com..

Creative Alliance at the Patterson — 3134 Eastern Ave. 410-276-1651 or http://www.creativealliance.org.

• Bluestone Bluegrass and Charm City Limits, Aug. 5, 8 p.m. $15, $10 members.

• Mobtown Ukefest with Baltimore Ukulele Symphonette, Thrift Shop Tuxedo Orchestra and Happy Houlihans. Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. Workshops 2-6 p.m. Uke' Analia Marketplace 2-7 p.m. Open mic session 5:30 p.m.. $15, $10 members.

• Baltimore Improv Festival, Aug. 11-14. $10-15. baltimoreimprovfestival.org for full schedule.

Arceci/McKean & Friends — presented by the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Aug. 11, 7 p.m. In advance, $15 general, $12 seniors and students. At the door $20 general, $15 seniors and students. 410-385-2638.

Fells Point Corner Theatre — 251 S. Ann St., along with the Baltimore Playwrights Festival presents "Asking Questions," Aug. 12- 28. (no show Aug.19) $12. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 7 p.m. http://www.fpct.org.

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. http://www.pumpkintheatre.com or 410-828-1814.

Education

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

Libraries

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 11:30 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 Story Time, for ages 3-5, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

Hampden 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., and Saturdays, 11 a.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.

• Teen Game Night, Aug. 10, 4 p.m. enjoy video and board games.

Reunions

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 lois-reunion@comcast.net.

Seniors

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.

Volunteers

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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