The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum presents Eureka! the eighth annual jewelry fair showcasing 20 top American jewelers — held in the elegant Walters Sculpture Court. Artisans range from traditional to contemporary. Check out lectures and a kids’ jewelry-making workshop, but first toast the art of accessorizing at an opening night party — there’s more, including a treasure hunt game in which attendees can try to locate the piece of (free) jewelry hidden within the galleries: Finders keepers. When: Friday, November 4, through Sunday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $15 (which includes entry to the fair all weekend and the museum’s special exhibition Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes. The Walters is located at 600 North Charles.
Feeling fun/funky/philanthropic? Attend the Charm City Art Space Thanksgiving food-drive concert (both hip and humanitarian) with your spouse or teen. Featuring a super-cool all-ages music show free of charge — admission is a non-perishable food donation. Good loud music by: Pulling Teeth, Seraphim, Full of Hell, Pharoah, and Eddie Brock. Where: Charm City Art Space, part of Station North, 1731 Maryland Avenue. When: Friday, November 4, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Doors open 7.
Commit to a Pit this weekend raises much needed funds for BARCS (the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter) at the Robert McClintock Studio and Gallery in Fell’s Point, 1809 Thames. When: Weekend-long art-and-bark event kicks off Friday night 7-10, with light refreshments. Event closes Sunday, November 6. McClintock’s website says, “The highlight of the event will be a month-long silent auction featuring a commissioned pet portrait by Robert with the highest bidder being announced on Sunday, December 4, 2011 (valued at $1800.00). Also, there will be an unveiling of the most recent additions to Robert’s well-known ‘Dogs That I Know’ collection featuring his ‘Commit To A Pit’ series.”
Tour the romantic Roland Park Footpaths with Judy Dobbs, president of the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks. Snaking between serene houses, these so-called secret paths were designed by celebrated Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. in the early 20th century. Fun way to spy Roland Park from new angles and take in light exercise on a warm fall day. Tour is sponsored by the Baltimore Heritage Society. Participants must pre-register. When: Sat., Nov. 5, 2-3 p.m. Where: Meet at 4906 Roland Avenue (cross street Wyndhurst) at 2. Cost: $10 for members of Baltimore Heritage, $15 for nonmembers. Call (443) 306-3369 to secure a spot.
Looking to next week, the second annual Patricia and Arthur Modell Symposium — Giving Voice to Domestic Violence: New Strategies, New Partners, and New Rules happens Wednesday, November 9, at 8:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Victor Rivas Rivers, advocate, activist, and actor. Panelists include: Dr. Ludy Green, director, Second Chance Employment Services, Inc., discussing “Financial Independence for Domestic Violence Victims, the Solution,” Carol E. Jordan, MS, assistant provost and director, the Center for Research Violence Against Women at the University of Kentucky, discussing “The Crisis of Violence Against Women: Building University — Community Partnerships to Save Lives,” and Jorge Srabstein, MD, director, Clinic for Health Problems Related to Bullying, Children’s National Medical Center, presenting “Bullying Is Everywhere: An Expanding Scope of Public Health Concerns.”
Location: University of Maryland Southern Management Corporation Campus Center. 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201. Cost: $50 per person; students $25. Includes reserved parking.