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August 04, 2011

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messenger@patuxent.com; 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 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.

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