Featured events

September 11

Jeff Zucker, president and CEO of CNN Worldwide (and formerly of NBC Universal), speaks at the Carey Business School's Leaders + Legends series. $35 including breakfast, Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East. 7:30 to 9 a.m. RSVP to carey.leadersandlegends@jhu.edu.

September 13

Grab your walking shoes and get a good look at four communities in the Live Near Your Work program. Start today in Central Baltimore, then check out Patterson Park/Highlandtown (Sept. 25), Waverly Village/Ednor Gardens (Oct. 9), and Bayview/Greektown (Oct. 16). You'll see houses for sale, meet local residents, and have a bite to eat. LNYW grants are up to $36,000 in some neighborhoods, plus $1,000 off closing costs in some areas for homebuyers who take one of the walking tours. For more info, go to http://web.jhu.edu/lnyw.

September 13

All you need is motivation, a bike, and a helmet to join the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day 150-mile journey through the Capital Region's picturesque countryside to benefit Johns Hopkins' Kimmel Cancer Center and Sibley Memorial and Suburban hospitals. $75 for individual riders. To register or find a team: http://ridetovictory.org and choose Baltimore/DC.

September 18

Stop by Homewood Museum from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Finery and Finish: Embellishments on Baltimore Federal Furniture, which brings together exceptional furniture pieces drawn mostly from private collections. Baltimore cabinetmakers specialized in inlay, gilding, carving, and painted decoration and created a distinctly Baltimore style highlighted by the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 4.

September 21

Renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud opens this season's Shriver Hall Concert Series with a program that includes works by Liszt, Ravel, Debussy, Fauré, and Albéniz. 5:30 p.m. $42, $21 for non-JHU students, free for JHU students; go to http://shriverconcerts.org. Shriver Hall, Homewood.

October 22

The Diversity Leadership Council's 11th annual Diversity Conference offers 20 workshops; plenary speaker Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, vice provost for faculty affairs; and luncheon keynoter Michele Norris of NPR. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration required; go to http://regonline.com/2014jhdiversityconference. Homewood.

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