The Week Ahead

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News From Around The Baltimore Region The Week Ahead

February 28, 2005

TODAY

City Council meeting

Semimonthly regular meeting. 5 p.m., council chambers, Room 408, Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday St.

Coppin president to speak

Stanley F. Battle, president of Coppin State University, will speak on "The University in an Urban Setting" at 6 p.m. at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson. The lecture is sponsored by the Baltimore County League of Women Voters. Admission is $10. 410-377-8046.

TOMORROW

Spencer landfill hearing

Harford County Council will hold a hearing on plans to reopen the Spencer landfill in Abingdon. 6:30 p.m., council chambers, 212 S. Bond St., Bel Air. 410-638-3343, or www.co.ha.md.us/council/agenda.cfm.

Witness-intimidation hearing

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings has scheduled a hearing of the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources at 10 a.m. at the University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St., Ceremonial Moot Courtroom. The hearing will focus on ways the federal government can help stop witness intimidation.

Prettyboy Watershed lecture

The Prettyboy Watershed Alliance will hold a lecture on "The Prettyboy: Our Watershed, Our Water" at 7:30 p.m. at the North Carroll library branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. Mare Cromwell, Alliance director, will discuss the relationship of the watershed to Carroll County. 410-386-4480.

WEDNESDAY

Police commissioner hearing

A hearing on the nomination of Leonard D. Hamm to be city police commissioner will be held at 5 p.m., council chambers, Room 408, Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday St.

Bay buyboats book talk

Larry S. Chowning will discuss his book, Chesapeake Bay Buyboats, at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. 410-295-0104, or www.annapolismaritimemuseum.org.

THURSDAY

Benefit basketball game

The Police Athletic League of Baltimore County will play the Harlem Ambassadors in a basketball game to benefit PAL children. 7 p.m., Villa Julie College, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson. Tickets: $8 before game day, $10 on game day. 410-887-5892.

Author to discuss book

Local author McKay Jenkins will talk about his new book, Bloody Falls of the Coppermine, at 7 p.m. at the Towson library, 320 York Road.

FRIDAY

Open space briefing

Harford Land Trust will provide a briefing on the status of Program Open Space in Maryland. 4 p.m. at the Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 410-836-2103.

SATURDAY

Chocolate festival in Bel Air

The annual Downtown Bel Air Chocolate Festival, sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Revitalization Alliance, will feature samples of chocolate confections and desserts created by regional establishments. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bel Air National Guard Armory, 37 N. Main St., Bel Air. Admission ($5 for adults and children age 8 and older) is good for five taste samples. 410-638-3389.

Hispanic services fair

Programa Salud's second annual health fair for the area's Hispanic community will offer free blood-pressure screenings, child immunizations and tests for such illnesses as diabetes and lead poisoning. Housing and legal services information also will be available. Noon to 4 p.m., Patterson Park, Virginia Baker Recreation Center, 2601 E. Baltimore St.

SUNDAY

Antique bottle show

The Baltimore Antique Bottle Club will hold its 25th annual show and sale, including a bottle appraisal service. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Physical Education Center, Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Admission is $3, free for children younger than age 12. 410-531-9459, or www.baltimore bottleclub.org

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