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Saturday, October 5, 2013
2013 Donate Life Family Fun Run

The Donate Life Family Fun Run is a non-competitive 5k run and 1k walk to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and celebrate the gift of life. Proceeds from the Donate Life Family Fun Run benefit the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland to further the organization’s mission of providing advocacy, family support, comprehensive public and professional education, and commitment to enhancing the organ and tissue donation process.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association invites the community to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain or shine), at the Bel Air Equestrian Center (608 N. Tollgate Rd., Bel Air).

Hosted by the Greater Maryland Chapter, the annual event will raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease, which is a growing epidemic and now the 6th leading cause of death.

“Everyone is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Cass Naugle, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter. “If everyone does something little, like participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, it could add up to better support today and a breakthrough in your lifetime. And that would be BIG.”

Registration starts at 9 a.m., when participants can enjoy light refreshments from Giant Food and Brightview Senior Living, and entertainment for the whole family. All registered participants will receive a pinwheel flower they can decorate and display as a special tribute to a loved one .

Everyone is encouraged to stay after the 2.5-mile Walk for closing remarks, including the total amount of funds raised for Alzheimer’s research, care and support. They also can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association’s programs and services, and how to get involved with this critical cause: from advocacy opportunities, to the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’sis the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, Americans who have participated have raised more than $265 million. Last year’s events in Maryland drew nearly 5,000 walkers and raised over $780,000.

Participants are encouraged to register early as teams or individually. Admission is free, but those who raise at least $100 will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt. For more information, to start or join a team, or to make a donation, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/walk or 1-800-272-3900.

Top sponsors for the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s are Brightview Senior Living,  CorrectRX Pharmacy Services,  Genesis Healthcare,  Giant Food LLC,  Morningside House Extraordinary Senior Living and Pizza Hut of Maryland.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org/maryland.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! at the American Visionary Art Museum

October 5, 2013 – August 31, 2014

“From the dawn of civilization until 2003, humankind generated five exabytes of data.
Now we produce five exabytes EVERY TWO days… and the pace is accelerating.”
– Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google

The American Visionary Art Museum’s 19th original thematic exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!, is a timely and playful examination of the serious impact of technology on our lives, as seen through the eyes of 40+ visionary artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors. Pleasing to an audience of Nobel Prize winners and schoolchildren alike, this show asks, “Two billion personal computers later, post DNA-sequencing, are we on the road to becoming a better, healthier, happier, less warlike, human race?”

AVAM’s newest exhibition takes on its most complex subject yet: examining the rapid and ever-increasing impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, genetics, 3D printing and Big Data on nearly every aspect of human life. This thought-provoking exhibit investigates technology’s influence on issues of privacy and surveillance, employment and manufacturing, longevity and health, defense and warfare, farming and food, access to global and personal information, creative invention, and entertainment. This is high stakes, new territory never before negotiated by any prior civilization. Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine, well-defined the unprecedented nature of our times: “Singularity is the point at which all the change in the last million years will be superseded by the change in the next five minutes.”

Curated by AVAM’s Founder and Director, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, this stirring show harnesses the enchanting visual delights of remarkable visionary artists and their masterworks. Among them: Kenny Irwin’s ROBOCHRISTMAS—glowing inside of a central black box theater at the heart of this exhibition; a selection of Alex Grey’s Sacred Mirrors; Adam Kurtzman’s full-sized Bride of Frankenstein; O.L. Samuels’ 7-ft tall Godzilla—a creation first imagined in response to the devastating use of the A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Tom Duncan’s giant walk-in Headache Machine; Rigo 23’s delicate anti-drone drawings; Allen Christian’s life-sized Piano Family—a love song to string theory; Fred Carter’s massive wooden carvings—created as a warning of destruction from industry’s manipulation of nature; and much more!

AVAM welcomes visitors of all ages into a communal look forward to where much of the Sci-Fi imaginings of the past are now swiftly becoming commonplace reality. Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! is a hot-wired blend of art, science, humor, caution and hope.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something,
build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Saturday, October 26, 2013
Steam Month at the B&O Railroad Museum

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Steam Locomotive Demonstrations:
Saturdays October 5, 12, 19, & 26 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 6 at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the steam power and the steam engine with the B&O Railroad Museum! Enjoy steam locomotive train rides behind an historic steam engine every Saturday during October and on Sunday, October 6! Educational programming highlights steam power of the B&O Railroad and celebrates the Museum’s historic steam engine collection throughout the entire month of October.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013
Edgar Allan Poe House Re-Opening

Poe Baltimore, the non-profit organized to fund and preserve The Edgar Allan Poe House,  will re-open the house to the general public on Saturday, October 5, for a limited sneak peek of the refurbished National Historic Landmark and home of Baltimore’s beloved author.  The House will be open for free from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout October courtesy of Free Fall Baltimore.

Visitors to the home, where Poe lived from 1833-1835 with his aunt, grandmother and two cousins, will enjoy re-installed exhibits that share the story of Edgar Allan’s Poe’s life and death in Baltimore.  Significant artifacts on display include Poe’s portable writing desk and chair and a telescope, china and glassware Poe used when living with the Allan family in Richmond Virginia.  The reopening of the house marks the only opportunity for visitation until the house permanently re-opens in the spring.

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