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October 30, 2003|By Aron Davidowitz

Walk for the homeless

Walkers and runners alike can strut their desire to fight homelessness Sunday by participating in the Lancers Club fifth annual Walk and 5K Race for the Homeless. Honorary chairs for the event include NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, Baltimore City's State Attorney Patricia Jessamy and former Oriole Mike Bordick.

Arrive at Garland Field at the Johns Hopkins University for 8:30 a.m. registration. The walk and run both begin at 9:30 a.m. Sign up in advance for $15 or Sunday morning for $20.

The Lancers Greater Baltimore can be reached at 410-889-0194 or www.walkfor

Guided tours

Located at 812 S. Ann St., the Robert Long House is the oldest remaining urban residence in what used to be Old Baltimore Town. For $3, guided tours of the home and gardens are available daily on the half-hour beginning at 12:30 p.m., and ending with the 3:30 p.m. tour.

For more information, visit the Preservation Society at, or call 410-675-6750.

Race for Excellence

The Ivymount School for students with multiple disabilities will be host of the 5K Race for Excellence Sunday. Register in advance for either the 5K run/walk or the 1-mile fun-run/walk. Entry fees are $22 for the 5K race and $10 for the 1-mile competition. The race begins and ends at the school.

The Ivymount School is at 11614 Seven Locks Road, Rockville. For more information and registration, call 301-469-0223 or visit

Powwow celebration

This weekend marks the premiere of the Four Bay Winds Gathering at the Susquehanna Museum in Havre de Grace. The gathering is a powwow celebration of Native American dance, culture and cuisine. There'll be live demonstrations, including tomahawk throwing, pipe making, feather working and four different types of drumming. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Weekend rates are $6 for adults, $4 for students and free for children under 12.

The Susquehanna Museum is at the intersection of Conesteo and Erie streets, Havre De Grace. Call toll free 866-939-5780 or visit

In memoriam

Pasadena will hold the annual Caring and Sharing Harvest Parade Sunday afternoon. Presented by the Pasadena Business Association and honoring Lance Cpl. Jason Mileo, who was killed in Iraq in April, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Tick Neck Park. Spectators are encouraged to donate canned food and other non-perishable food items to benefit local food pantries.

For more information call 410-987-4887.

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