Submit notices via email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is noon the Thursday before publication.
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 permanent collection of the Walters. Runs through Sept. 11. Free.
• Walk-In Gallery Tours. On Sundays and selected Saturdays, the Walters offers docent-led tours of a different part of the collection. No reservations are required.
Baltimore Clayworks — 5707 Smith Ave., hosts Contours of Belonging: Aisha Harrison. Runs through Aug. 6. Free. 410-578-1919. http://www.baltimoreclayworks.org.
The Baltimore Museum of Art — 10 Art Museum Drive, hosts 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.
Homewood Museum — 3400 N. Charles St., hosts the Carrolls' Wedding Anniversary Tea, July 17, 1 and 3 p.m. seatings, with optional preceding house tours. $28 public, $23 members by reservation only. 410-516-5589 or email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.biamd.org to download a registration brochure.
Walk for Lupus Now — to benefit the chapter's many free services for people with lupus, Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m. 888-349-1167 or email@example.com. To register, http://tinyurl.com/BaltLupusWalk2011.
Second Saturdays in Station North — Eleven venues, all within four blocks of Charles Street and North Avenue, will feature free events throughout the day including art exhibitions, live music performances, a theatrical performance, a theater class, an improv performance, open mike and more. 410-962-7075, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.stationnorth.org.
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.
Artscape — celebration of visual and performing arts extending 12 city blocks, centered on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street, July 15-16, noon-10 p.m., and July 17, noon-8 p.m. Live music on three outdoor stages, cultural exhibitions, Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, dance, classical music, experimental music, opera and theater performances, fashion, film, art, street theater, children's activities, food and beverages. Free.
Mini Barn Sale — Broadmead, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville, to support community activites and donations of charitable gifts, July 15, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Includes clothing, linens, furniture, shoes, bags, appliances and kitchenware. Margaret Proctor, 443-578-8238.
Community-Wide Fun Day — sponsored by Elderslie-St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 5601 Pimlico Road, Mount Washington, on the church grounds, July 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 individual or $25 family of four. 410-664-3392 or email@example.com.
Patrick Allison House — 210 W. Madison St., hosts a 25-year birthday celebration and barbecue party, July 16, in the courtyard, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $25 donation suggested. 410-225-0326.
Urban Peace: A Day Meditation Retreat — at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave., a Buddhist introductory one-day retreat for relaxation, improved health or a calmer and more balanced state of mind, July 16, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $50, $40 if registered by July 11. 410-243-3837 or http://www.MeditationMd.org.
Concerts and Theater
Minas — 815 W. 36th St., Hampden. 410-732-4258 or http://www.minasgalleryandboutique.com.
• Minas Konsolas Interactions Show runs through Aug. 28.
• Essential Sundays Poetry, July 10, 4 p.m. Featured readers preceded by an open mike. $3. firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Town Square Open Mike, July 17 and 19, 4 p.m. Free. email@example.com.
• Belly Dancing, July 24, 5 p.m. Meridian Belly Dance. $5. http://www.meridiandance.com/.