In Baltimore City
Hopkins professor to receive prize for humanitarianism
Robert S. Lawrence, a professor and associate dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who helped to found Physicians for Human Rights, will receive the 2002 Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism on Thursday in Baltimore.
The $15,000 prize, administered by Johns Hopkins, is given under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in New York. The prize was established in 1986 to advance the cause of humanitarianism.
Lawrence helped to establish a comprehensive health care system in the rural South in the 1970s, to form the physicians human rights group in 1986, and to investigate cases of torture, death and human rights abuses. Lawrence also founded the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
City announces schedule for bagged leaf collection
The city will pick up bagged leaves the second trash collection day each week and on the monthly bulk trash collection day.
Residents also can take bagged leaves to the following locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays: Southeast/Northeast Solid Waste Yard, 6101 Bowleys Lane; Southwest Solid Waste Yard, 701 Reedbird Ave.; Northwest Solid Waste Yard, 2840 Sisson St.; and Northwest Transfer Station, 5030 Reisterstown Road.
Bagged leaves will be picked up Sundays beginning Nov. 24 in heavily wooded areas where the city used to vacuum and sweep leaves. Information: 311.
Author Wolfe to receive lifetime literary award
Author Tom Wolfe will receive the Enoch Pratt Society's sixth annual Lifetime Literary Achievement Award this week.
Wolfe, who began his career in 1956, is known for books such as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
He will be honored at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. The event is open only to invited guests and members of the society, a group of major donors.
In Baltimore County
County Board of Education to hold public meeting today
TOWSON - The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet in public session at 7:30 tonight at the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St.
The meeting will be preceded by a closed session at 5 p.m. to consider personnel appointments and resignations. No public business will be conducted at that meeting.
The public is invited to all open meetings.
Financial aid workshop set for students, parents
MILFORD MILL - The Maryland Higher Education Commission's Office of Student Financial Assistance will conduct a financial aid workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Milford Mill Academy, 3800 Washington Ave.
A representative of the office will discuss how to apply for state financial aid and how the state determines scholarship and financial aid amounts. All college-bound students and their families are invited.
Information: LaDonna Jordan, 410-260-4556.
`Man Who Came to Dinner' to be performed tonight
CATONSVILLE - The Community Concert Series at Charlestown Retirement Community continues at 7 tonight with a performance of The Man Who Came to Dinner.
Tickets are $6 at the door, and the public is invited. The play will be performed in the Muriel Caulfield Auditorium.
Information: 410-247-3400, Ext. 8577.