Baltimore Book Festival

Mt. Vernon Place
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Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25

The mid-Atlantic's premier celebration of the literary arts features more than 200 celebrity and local authors, readings, workshops, children’s activities, panel discussions, cookbook demonstrations, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, live music, food and more.

TIME: Friday and Saturday, September 23 - 24, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m..

Baltimore Fashion Week

Scottish Rite
Thursday, August 18 - Sunday, August 21

Entering its fourth year, Baltimore Fashion Week showcases a mix of international, national, and local designers. This year, a 16,000-square-foot tent -- similar to the ones used at the famed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York -- will be used to house the four-day event. With a stellar local line-up, this event highlights local talent in the fashion industry.

LOCATION: Scottish Rite Masonic Center

TIME: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Baltimore Comic Con

Baltimore Convention Center
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Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21

For the comic book fan, at the Baltimore Comic Con there are plenty of comics to be had, in addition to appearances by costumed characters and author/artist signings. This year's guest of honor is comics legend Stan Lee.

Saturday, August 20, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Sunday, August 21, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

BGW Sustainable Speaker Series, McKay Jenkins

Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Location
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Wednesday, September 21

McKay Jenkins, author, educator and cancer survivor takes a clear-eyed look at the ways everyday things may be making us sick, and how we can protect ourselves by making wiser, healthier choices in his new book, What’s Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World.

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

Partner "Speed Dating" hosted by Baltimore Green Works

Mother's Grille
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Monday, August 29

Interested in meeting others interested in the environment? Are you curious to know who’s doing what in the community? Think it might be fun to have 3 minute interviews with people you haven’t yet met? August 29th at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille – Baltimore Green Works hosts a partner speed dating event. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mother's Grille, 113 S. Charlest St., Baltimore, MD 21230

TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sowebo Landmark 5K Run

Univ. of MD Bio Park
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Sunday, October 02

The first annual Sowebo Landmark 5k will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011. This exciting event has something for everyone! A 5k race, kids fun run and health fair.  The 5K race begins at Hollins Market and ends at Union Square.

After the main events, families and community members are invited to attend a health fair that features free screenings and information on a variety of health issues.

Bike Maryland's "Tour Du Port"

Canton Waterfront Park
Sunday, October 09

Tour Du Port is Baltimore 's Premier Bicycle Event!

Thousands of riders, starting at the Canton Waterfront Park, will follow a scenic route through over twelve historic neighborhoods, waterfront areas and parks. Includes refreshments at rest stops, Map and Sag (repair vehicle service during the ride) and a post-ride celebration with live music at Tour's end. The Tour du Port is Bike Maryland's fundraiser.

START LOCATION: Canton Waterfront Park

TINKERTOY: Build Your Imagination

Port Discovery
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Friday, August 12 - Sunday, September 25

TINKERTOY: Build Your Imagination is a new educational exhibit that combines the open-ended and inventive play qualities of the timeless Tinkertoy construction set with GE's innovative technologies.

Giant Tinkertoy building pieces create a fantastic framework for all of the exhibit activities, and real Tinkertoy construction sets take center stage in an awe-inspiring collection of Tinkertoy pieces featured in a creative play area.

2011 Best of Baltimore Party

Hippodrome Theatre
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Tuesday, August 16

Celebrate Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore 2011 winners at the biggest and most anticipated event of the summer—the Best of Baltimore Party. At this premier event enjoy a combination of gourmet tastings from our “Best Restaurants”, multiple bars serving kickin’ cocktails, live music from The Real Geniuses and DJ Kopec, dancing, mingling with over 2,000 guests and 350 VIPs, and much more!

A portion of the proceeds benefits the The Family Tree, whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect.

TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

4th Annual Harbor Harvest

West Shore Park
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Sunday, October 16

Join Waterfront Partnership and the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance for the 4th Annual Harbor Harvest Event at West Shore Park on Sunday, October 16th from 10am - 3pm. Activities include the IKEA Urban Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Straw Maze, Face Painting, Kids Crafts, Pie Eating Contest, Live Music by Milkshake and more!  The rain date will be Sunday, October 23rd.

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