Village Learning Place — 2521 St. Paul St., hosts the fundraiser Read Between the Lines, feturing a 1950s-themedand bandstand hop, held in the historic library and garden with food, live music, and silent and live auctions, Oct. 22, 7-11 p.m. Call 410-235-2210 ext. 208, or go to readbetweenthewines2011.eventbrite.com or http://www.villagelearningplace.org.
Roosevelt Recreation Center — 1221 W. 36th Street, hosts Fall Festival & Flea Market, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendor spaces cost $15. Call 410-396-6050.
Enoch Pratt Parish Hall — 514 N. Charles St., hosts Autumn Sound, presented by the Baltimore Composers Forum, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., featuring baritone Jason Buckwalter with pianist Andrew Stewart. Go to http://www.jasonbuckwalter.com, http://www.firstunitarian.net or http://www.baltimorecomposersforum.com. Admission is $12, or $8 for students. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Washington Whole Foods Market — 1330 Smith Ave., hosts Apple Fest, Oct. 22, noon- 3 p.m. Includes apple samples, cooking demonstrations, entertaining crafts, prizes, carmel-apple making stations, apple facials and an apple scavenger hunt. Free. Go to http://www.WholeFoodsMarket.com/stores.
Central Library — 400 Cathedral St., Opera Overtures, Oct. 23, 2 p.m., in Wheeler Auditorium. James Harp, artistic director of Lyric Opera Baltimore will preview Verdi's "La Traviata." Call 396-5402.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church — 1008 W. 37th St., offers a health and wellness fair, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with screenings, flu shots, a blood drive and information on a wide range of health concerns. Free. Call 410-366-4488.
Jewish Museum of Maryland — 15 Lloyd St., presents Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity, a talk about the role of food in Jewish observations, celebrations and traditions, complete with tastings and samples, Oct. 23, 1-4 p.m. Call 410-732-6400 or go to www. jewishmuseummd.org.
The Strand Theater — 1823 N. Charles St., in conjunction with the Maryland Humanities Council, hosts Free Fall Baltimore Monster Mash-Up, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., featuring costume-making,monster mash-dancing and free refreshments. Eric Kjeldgaard, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will discuss the origins of participants' favorite monsters. Participants then will break up into smaller groups, based on their favorite monsters, and create their own scary stories. Register at http://www.strand-theater.org.