Northern Baltimore city calendar of events

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Arts and Museums

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

• 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.

• Day of the Dead: El Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday celebrates the lives of family and friends who have died, Nov. 6, noon-3 p.m. Free.

• Lunch & Learn: The Story of Vessantara, Nov. 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Free.

• EUREKA! Jewelry Fair, held in Sculpture Court, Nov. 4-6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $15 includes admission to the special exhibition Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes. Opening night cocktail party, Nov. 4, 6–8 p.m. $75.

• Mini Camp: Kid Conservators, ages 5-12, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nonmembers, $100; members, $80. Registration required. 410- 547-9000, ext. 300 or

• Peabody on the Court, features Jeremiah Baker, classical saxophone performance in Sculpture Court, Nov. 4, noon–1 p.m. Free.

• Fall Forum: The Archimedes Palimpsest features scholars and scientists presenting a cross-discipline conversation while raising issues about the discovery and conservation of The Archimedes Palimpsest. Nov. 12, noon–4:30 p.m. Free.

• Intercambio: Artful Language Exchange. Sharpen your Spanish or English skills while having conversations about art and artists in a series of bilingual gallery experiences, Nov. 13, 3-4:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive. 443-573-1870 or 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.

• Members' Book Club: "The Creation of Eve" in the palor, Nov. 13, 3–5 p.m. $5, members free. 410-547-9000, ext. 334.

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

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.

• Design Double Feature: Book Launch, Nov. 7, 6 p.m. Reception 7 p.m. Presentations of the release of two new books on graphic design written and designed by MICA faculty, students and alumni. "Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming" and "Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content."

• Douglas B. Dowd: The Artist-Correspondent as a Cultural Figure, Nov. 8, 7–8:30 p.m. Main building, room 110.

• Kelly Dobson Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Brown Center: Falvey Hall.

Minás — 815 W. 36th St. 410-732-4258.

• Essential Sundays Poetry, Nov. 13, 4 p.m. An open reading followed by featured readers. $3.

• Fiction: 510 Readings, Nov. 19, 5 p.m. featuring Joshua Mohr, Stephanie Barber, Ben Loory and Mike Young. Free.

• 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,

• 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, Nov. 3–Dec. 29, 7–8:15 a.m. $80 series, $12 drop-in. Classes for all levels. Regina, 614-205-7663, or

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.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower — 21 S. Eutaw St. hosts the following. 443-874-3596 or

• Open Studio Day, Nov. 5, 1-5 p.m. Visual artists showcase their talents with original art, including theatrical scripts, mix media, paintings, photography and sculptures. At 2 p.m., Unexpected Theater delivers dramatic compositions, such as monologues in the Studio 11 Theater.

Antreasian Gallery — 1111 W 36th St. hosts the following exhibits. 410-235-4420 or

• Amanda Christabel Johnson: Current paintings of the Del Ray Florida artist. Opening reception Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m. Runs through Nov. 18.

• Thomas Spande: New drawings, animals, people and land and cityscapes. Reception Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m. Runs through Nov. 28.


Maryland State Boychoir Scholarship Gala — at City Lights, second floor 1840s Ballroom, Sat. Nov. 12, 7-11 p.m. Includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dinner, live music and a performance by The Changed Voice Choir, silent and live auction. $145. Kathy Hawker, 410 554-8644 ext. 3.

Gems of American Music — to benefit the Niemann Organ Restoration Fund, presented by the Handel Choir of Baltimore Chandos Singers, held at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, 12 W. Franklin St., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. $15 donation.

Commit to a Pit — to benefit the BARCS Pit Crew program, held at Robert McClintock Studio & Gallery, 1809 Thames St., Fell's Point. Kick-Off party, Nov. 4, 7-10 p.m. with light refreshments. Runs through Nov. 6, featuring an unveiling of the most recent additions to Robert's well-known "Dogs That I Know" collection featuring his "Commit To A Pit" series.

Zoo Zoom — to benefit The Maryland Zoo, an 8k race that winds through Druid Hill Park and the Zoo, Nov. 20, 8:30 a.m. followed by a Family Fun Run, 9:30 a.m. A post-race party will include food, refreshments, prize drawings, and visits from some of the Zoo's animal ambassadors. 8k $30 and Family Fun Run $12.

Best Dressed Sale & Boutique — to benefit patient care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, presented by The Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, held at The Evergreen Museum & Library's Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St., Nov. 11, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Nov. 13, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. includes new and gently used women's and men's upscale fashions, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Designer, vintage and estate items. Free admission.

Preview Party for Best Dressed Sale & Boutique — The Evergreen Museum & Library's Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St., Nov. 10, 4–8 p.m. $55 at the door, $45 in advance.


The Maryland State Boychoir — is holding auditions for boys, ages 7-17 through November. 410-554-8644 or

26th Annual Holly Fest — sponsored by Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St., Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., held in the school's gymnasium featuring artisans and crafters, fresh holiday greens, baked goods, kids' crafts, silent auction and basket sale. $5 adults, ages 18 and younger are free.

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

Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar — located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, Sundays through Dec. 18, 7 a.m. until sell out.

The Mid-Atlantic African Violet Society — show and sale at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, Nov. 11, 1-5 p.m. and Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Shirley Huffman, 301-854-2021 or

Concerts and Theater

Fells Point Corner Theatre — 251 S. Ann St., presents "The Little Dog Laughed," by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Steve Goldklang, Nov. 11–Dec. 11.

Community Concerts at Second — at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. presents cellist Boris Andrianov and pianist Alex Kobrin, Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m. First come, first served seating. Free. 443-759-3309 or

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 beautifully restored 1882 Johnson pipe organ, 519 W.Fayette St. Runs through Nov. 27. Free. 410-706-2072 or


Loyola University Maryland — 4501 N. Charles St., 410-617-2412 or 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

• MA in Teaching/Special Education Information Session, Nov. 6, 4-6 p.m., lecture to follow. To register, Free. or 410-617-5020.

• Rev. James Martin Lecture, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., McGuire Hall. Free. Seat reservations available.

• Psychology Information Session, Nov. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. To register, Free. or 410-617-5020.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School — 3710 Roland Ave., Hampden is hosting an open house, Nov. 14-18, 9-11 a.m. Tour the campus and observe classeses. 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.

The Maryland Science Center Kids Room — 601 Light St. 410-685-5225. Free with paid admission.

• Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Imagination and Creation Exploration, ages 5-8. Fridays, Nov. 4 and 25, 3 p.m. Learn about bugs and insects.

• Discovery Tots, ages 12-24 months, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. Basic science concepts at interactive investigation stations.

• Infant Wonders, Nov. 17, 11 a.m., ages up to 1 year, to stimulate their minds with music, rhymes, books, and more.

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

Lupus Support Group — Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., second Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1-888-349-1167 or

Tai Chi Classes — at St. Johns Church, 2640 St. Paul St. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. 410-296-4944.

To Your Health: A special health fair — hosted by The Maryland Athletic Club and Wellness Center in partnership with The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Hospital, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., held at MAC, 110 W. Timonium Road. The health fair will also feature free health screenings. Maria Yanson,


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, to age 3, Fridays 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, to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

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

• Book Discussion: "Out Stealing Horses," by Per Petterson, Oct. 27, 6:45 p.m.

• Lutes in the Library: Ayreheart in Concert. This musical quartet is led by lutenist Ronn McFarlane, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m.

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

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, 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, 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.

• Book Discussion: "Voodoo Season" by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.

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.

• 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 children 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.


Beth Am Synagogue — 2501 Eutaw Place hosts Rabbi and Professor David Golinkin, Nov. 11, Shabbat Service, Congregational Dinner, and Lecture and Nov. 12, Shabbat Services and Lecture. Dinner $18 for adults, $12 children 6-12; 5 and younger are free. RSVP for dinner, 410-523-2446 or

Bible Talk: "Greater Works? Are You Joking?" — at the Christian Science Reading Room in the Rotunda, 711 W. 40th St., first floor, Nov. 13, 1 p.m., given by Deanna Mummert which explores The Gospel of John. Light snacks served. 410-467-7974 or 410-366-2851.


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.

Memory and Aging Seminar — sponsored by Action in Maturity, 3900 Roland Ave. presents Dr. Michael A. Yassa, Ph.D, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. 410-889-7915, or

St. Mary's Outreach Center — 3900 Roland Ave. offers Food Stamp sign up for those 55 and older, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.–noon. Bring with you picture ID, proof of income, proof of residency, proof of utility, most recent bank statement and medical bills. 410-366-3106.


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

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

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