BALTIMORE — * Today -- American Samuel Banks, director of Compensatory Education and Project Programs for city schools, is the keynote speaker at the Friends Service Committee event from noon to 3 p.m. at its Middle Atlantic Region office, 4806 York Road.
* Today -- "Serving to Educate the Masses," a dialogue sponsored by the Oliver Community Association at 6 p.m. at the Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary School, 1400 N. Caroline St.
* Tomorrow -- More than 150 clergy members are expected to attend The Door's Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast to benefit the poor from 9 a.m. to noon at 219 N. Chester St.
* Monday -- The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Health System Inc. will have its fourth annual tribute at 11:30 a.m. in the Stulman Auditorium at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center. The Rev. Marcus Wood will be the keynote speaker.
* Jan. 25 -- Johnetta B. Cole, Spelman College president and a Clinton transition team coordinator, will speak at noon in the Johns Hopkins Turner Auditorium, Rutland Avenue entrance.
* Jan. 28 -- Poet Maya Angelou will give a reading at noon in the Johns Hopkins Turner Auditorium, Rutland Avenue entrance.
* Feb. 16 -- Arun Gandhi, grandson of slain human rights leader Mahatma Gandhi, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Johns Hopkins Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus.
* Feb. 22 -- Poet-writer Sonia Sanchez, an English professor at Temple University, will give a reading at 7 p.m. at the Johns zTC Hopkins Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus.
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* Today -- A celebration filled with song, prose and drama is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Maryland Hall for Creative Art at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The event is sponsored by the Maryland Classified Employees Association and the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus. Proceeds are to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
* Sunday -- A celebration and service will begin at 3 p.m. in Western Maryland College's Baker Memorial Chapel. The event is free and sponsored by the Baltimore Northwest District of the United Methodist Church. A reception follows the service. Scheduled to speak is the Rev. Bernard Keels, superintendent of the Northwest District. Several musical performances, by a choral speaking group, a handbell choir, a male chorus and a saxophonist, also will be offered.
* Sunday -- Playwright/poet Meikil Berry, author of "Closet Blues," will appear at Cover to Cover Bookstore Cafe in Owen Brown at 5 p.m. Admission is $5.
* Sunday -- A commemoration featuring a musical performance and award ceremony will be sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Howard County Holiday Commission at 7 p.m. in the Centennial High School auditorium.
* Monday -- The Martin Luther King Jr. Howard County Holiday Commission is to sponsor the first annual King Nonviolence Program from noon to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Mall.