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News from around the Baltimore region

March 14, 2005

TODAY

Council to vote on Hamm

Baltimore City Council is scheduled to vote on the confirmation of Leonard D. Hamm as police commissioner at its meeting at 5 p.m. in council chambers, Room 408, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Social Security forum

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will hold a congressional forum on Social Security at 10:30 a.m. at the Liberty Road Senior Center, 3525 Resource Drive, Randallstown. Among the speakers will be Priscilla Chatman of the National Association to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. 410-628-2701.

Town meeting

Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. will hold a town meeting to answer questions about county government at 6:30 p.m. in the Rosedale Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave. 410-887-7174.

TOMORROW

Carroll County job fair

Carroll Community College will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the 1601 Washington Road campus. Local employers will be seeking workers for full- and part-time, temporary, permanent and seasonal jobs. 410-386-8000.

Professor to discuss otters

Thomas L. Serfass, an associate professor of wildlife ecology at Frostburg State University who helped reintroduce otters into Pennsylvania rivers, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Road, Chase. 410-887-2817.

WEDNESDAY

Employment workshop

A workshop to help those living with mental illness find employment will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Govans Boundary United Methodist Church, 5210 York Road. The workshop, sponsored by NAMI-Metropolitan Baltimore Inc., will be led by Clifton Hill from the Baltimore City Career Center Network. 410-435-2600.

THURSDAY

Aberdeen history lecture

Aberdeen Heritage Trust will present "Lapidum, the Crossing and Village," a lecture by Richard Sherrill at 7 p.m. in the Aberdeen City Council Chambers, 60 N. Parke St. 410-272-1600.

FRIDAY

Scrabble competition

The Greater Homewood Community Corp. will holds its fourth annual Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy to benefit its Adult Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages Program. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Glass Pavilion on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus. Entry fee is $25, or $12 for students with ID and seniors. 410-261-3520.

SATURDAY

Marbles show

The annual Baltimore-Washington Marble Show will feature marble games, sales, appraisals, an auction and a Chinese checkers tournament from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Perry Hall Middle School, 4300 Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall. Admission is $1 for adults, and 25 cents or one marble for children. 410-931-1723.

Woodcarving exhibits

The Baltimore Area annual Woodcarving Show, sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging, will give carvers from the region a venue to demonstrate and exhibit their work from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road, Catonsville. The show will also be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday 410-887-0900.

Latino health fair

Howard County General Hospital and a coalition of community groups will sponsor a Latino health fair from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. 410-740-7601.

SUNDAY

Maryland Day in Annapolis

The Historic Annapolis Foundation will open its sites to the public free from noon to 5 p.m. for its annual Maryland Day festival commemorating the first settlers' landing in Maryland in 1634. Locations include William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St.; The Barracks, 43 Pinkney St.; and Waterfront Warehouse, 4 Pinkney St. 410-267-7619 ext. 8146 or www.annapolis. org.

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