In Baltimore City
Event to pay tribute to civil rights leader who led city NAACP
A tribute to Baltimore civil rights leader Lillie Carroll Jackson, who for 35 years was president of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will be held Sunday.
Activities scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. at Union Baptist Church Hall of Remembrance, Druid Hill Avenue and Dolphin Street, will include a character re-enactment of Jackson by actress Verna Day. Discussions of Jackson's accomplishments and of the civil rights era in the city, dinner sales and a tour of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum are planned. Visitors interested in the tour, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., should meet at the church cafe.
Event organizers hope the observance will assist in the restoration and reopening of the museum devoted to Jackson and the civil rights movement at 1320 Eutaw Place. Information: 410-783-5469 or aatcofmd @aol.com.
Cycling festival, road race is scheduled for Saturday
The BikeJam cycling festival and eighth annual "Race for Pulaski" road race is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at Patterson Park.
The festival will feature professional and amateur bike races, an exhibition of professional stunt riders and, for the first time, a 5-K running race. Live music, food and children's activities will be included.
The running race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and bike races at 9:15 a.m. Information about the festival and race registration: 410- 659-6429 or www.bikejam.org.
1 lane of McClean Blvd. to be closed during work
One lane of McClean Boulevard will be closed to motorists for about eight weeks, beginning today, because of construction.
A portion of the road from Northern Parkway to Perring Manor Road will be resurfaced, a project that includes replacing curbs, gutters and roadway paving.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.
In Baltimore County
Police searching for man who held up bank branch
PIKESVILLE - Baltimore County police are seeking the public's help to identify a robber who held up a Reisterstown Road bank last week.
The robber was taped on a surveillance camera at the First Union Bank branch in the 1800 block of Reisterstown Road after he handed a teller a note demanding money Friday evening, police said.
The suspect, described as white, in his early 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and with a bald or shaved head, was last seen walking toward Hooks Lane with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307- 2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.
Buffalo Soldiers to camp at library branch today
PIKESVILLE - Members of the Baltimore chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers will be the featured guests at 1 p.m. today at the Friends' Cafe in the Pikesville library branch.
Dressed in traditional uniforms, representatives will show a short film and talk about the history and purpose of the all-black cavalry and infantry units. Memorabilia will be on display.
The library is at 1301 Reisterstown Road. Information: 410-887-1234.
Seminar to help parents prevent teen drug abuse
TOWSON - Sheppard Pratt Health System will offer a workshop tomorrow to help parents prevent drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse in teen-agers.
The workshop, which costs $75, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center. It will be led by Michael M. Gimbel, director of Sheppard Pratt's Office of Substance Abuse Education.