The Maryland Historical Society will temporarily close its exhibition "Baltimore, Inc.: From Mobtown to Charm City," Sept. 8-19, to add a selection of costumes, accessories and drawings from Baltimore's past. The items to be installed are from the society's permanent collection and will be exhibited for the first time.
"Baltimore, Inc." tells Baltimore City's history through objects, photographs and other ephemera. The exhibition is on display in the society's new 21,000-square-foot Heritage Gallery.
Among the objects newly on view beginning Sept. 20 will be a Robert Mill drawing of the Washington Monument and Mount Vernon; embroidered pieces from a Charles Street shop; and an evening gown worn to a reception given by President and Mrs. Coolidge at the White House.
The Historical Society is at 201 W. Monument St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and ages 12 to 17; free on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and for museum members and children under 12. The family rate is $6. Call 410- 685-3750.
"Memoirs in Baltimore," a writing workshop for those who want to remember, record and share their personal stories, family histories and community narratives, will be offered in October as a joint project of Hometown Girl and the Writing Institute of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Participants in the three-session workshop will learn, through a variety of writing exercises, how to write a personal memoir.
Classes will be taught by Marybeth Fischer, a creative-writing teacher at UMBC, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28 at Stella's, 1009 W. 36th St. The course fee of $25 includes a workbook and materials. To register, call 410-467-1015.
The Baltimore Review, a semiannual literary journal sponsored by the Baltimore Writers' Alliance, is accepting fiction and poetry submissions for its winter 1998 issue, available in bookstores in December. Writers can submit one story or a maximum of five poems not previously published. Work should be submitted by Oct. 1 to the Baltimore Review, P.O. Box 410, Riderwood, Md. 21139. Call 410-377-5265.
Bowie Community Theatre. Bowie Playhouse, Whitemarsh Park, Route 3. "The Butler Did It," a mystery. 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday. Callbacks Thursday. All parts open. Roles for two women, ages 20-40, and four men, ages 25-60. Bring a photo, if available. Call 301-277- 2918.
Theatre 7. Phelps Senior Citizens Center, 801 Montgomery St., Laurel. "Dracula." 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Parts for men and women, ages 18-80. Production assistants also needed. Call 301-419-8201.
Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. New members, ages 8-18, needed in all orchestra sections. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and Aug. 28, Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive, Annapolis. For scheduling, call 410-956-0791.
Heritage Players. Baltimore community theater. "Greetings!" 7: 30 p.m. Aug. 24-25, Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave. at Frederick Road. Two men and one woman, ages 25-30, and one man and one woman, ages 50-70. All roles open. Auditioners will read from the script. Call 410-780-9765.
2nd Star Productions. "Oklahoma!" 7 p.m. Aug. 26 and 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Bowie. All roles open. Call 410-798-7001.
Handel Choir of Baltimore. Limited opening for experienced singers in the full chorus and chamber choir. Singers must be good sight readers. Auditions by appointment. Call 410-366-6544.
Maryland State Boychoir. Auditions are being scheduled Sept. 1-30 for prospective new singers for membership in the 1997-1998 season. Boys, ages 7-18, must live in Maryland, possess a love for music and a willingness to work toward a high level of professional performance. Prior musical training not required. Call 410-668- 2003.
Baltimore Choral Arts Society. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 2-4, for the full chorus. Auditions by appointment only. Chorus performs at vTC 12 concerts during the 1997- 1998 season. Call 410-523-7070.
Ballet Theatre of Annapolis. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. "Nutcracker." Beginning at 4 p.m. Sept. 5 for children age 7 and up. Audition fee of $10 required with registration form. Call 410-263- 8289.
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. Homewood campus, the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Sept. 5-6. Open to all players of orchestral instruments. Appointments necessary. Call 410- 516-6542.