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October 09, 2003|By Sun Staff

NOW OR NEVER

When your American flag gets torn and tattered, don't put it in the trash. Bring it to American Legion Towson Post No. 22 tomorrow night at 7 for a flag disposal ceremony. The group collects unserviceable flags throughout the year to give them a ceremonial inspection and disposal by fire. The community is invited to watch and can also bring unserviceable flags with them.

The American Legion Towson Post No. 22 is at 125 York Road. For more information, call commander Linda Bishop at 410-823-8030, Ext. 100 or visit www.flagday.org

COMING UP

Baltimore's Columbus Day celebration is much expanded this year, with pre- and post-parade festivities added to the schedule. The annual parade (which first took place in 1890) begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Washington monument and takes a new route this year. In addition, check out the following:

* Columbus Day Ball at LaFontaine Bleu (7514 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie), 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $37.50. Call 410-312-0091.

* Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Columbus Piazza on President Street, 9:30 a.m. Sunday

* Pre-parade festivities at Sotto Sopra (405 N. Charles St.), 11 a.m. Sunday

* Sons of Italy & Little Italy Lodge Spaghetti Dinner at Little Italy Lodge (905 E. Pratt St.), noon Sunday

* Columbus Day Parade Festival in Little Italy, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

* Columbus Celebrations, Inc. VIP Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting at St. Leo's School Hall (912 Stiles St.), 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $125. Call 410-529-6354.

Former Saturday Night Live star Don Novello will perform as Father Guido Sarducci at the parade as well as the VIP dinner and wine tasting.

For more information about the parade route or other events, visit www.littleitalymd.com/ columbus_day.htm or Vince Piscopo at 410-529- 6354.

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