The Week Ahead

April 11, 2005

TODAY

Madeleine Albright lecture

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will talk about women in leadership in America at 7:30 p.m. at the LeClerc Auditorium at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St. She also will discuss her autobiography, Madam Secretary: A Memoir. The lecture is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 410-532-5556, or www.ndm.edu.

TOMORROW

Redistricting committee

The Carroll County Commission Redistricting Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in the Westminster Senior Center's large meeting room, 125 Stoner Ave. A five-member Board of County Commissioners will be elected by district in the 2006 election. 410-386-2030.

WEDNESDAY

Civil liberties forum

The League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County will sponsor a panel discussion, "Public Dialogue: Civil Liberties and the Patriot Act," at 7:45 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis. Panelists will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Patriot Act. 410-268-5152.

Owings Mills Town Center

A community meeting on the development of Owings Mills Town Center will be held at 7 p.m. at Franklin High School, 12000 Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown. Housing, offices, a library and a community college campus are planned for the site near the Owings Mills Metro station.

THURSDAY

Oral cancer screening

Greater Baltimore Medical Center will offer oral cancer screenings from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Physicians Pavilion West, Suite 200, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson. Appointments can be made by calling the screening line at 443-849-3080.

FRIDAY

Book sale in Towson

The annual Friends of the Towson Library Book Sale, featuring books, CDs, DVDs and videos, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library, 320 York Road, Towson. It continues Saturday and Sunday. 410-887-6166.

Music at Lexington Market

The Lexington Market will present an instrumental jazz concert by the Phil Ravita Group at noon on the market's Arcade Stage, 400 W. Lexington St. Other musical groups will perform at the same time Fridays and Saturdays this month. 410-685-6169 or www.lexingtonmarket.com.

Humane society benefit

The Humane Society of Harford County will hold a benefit bull and oyster roast from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Richlin Ball Room, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. Tickets are $35 per person. 410-836-1090, ext. 104/102.

SATURDAY

Single Again conference

The Catholic Single Again Council will sponsor Dare to Dream Again, a daylong conference for those who are separated, divorced, remarried or bereaved, at the Loyola College Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia. The fee is $30. 410-485-8313 or www.conferenceincolumbia.itgo.com.

Health festival

A community health festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Community LIGHT Center, 3340 Old Frederick Road. The event, organized by City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton, will include free health screenings and workshops. 410-396-4818.

SUNDAY

Poet to give reading

Poet Galway Kinnell will read from his works and cellist Gita Ladd will perform at the eighth annual Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading at 3 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins University's Hodson Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free. 410-735-6009.

Old Goucher house tour

The Old Goucher Community Association will sponsor a house tour of the Old Goucher Historic District from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets for the self-guided tour will be sold for $8 each from noon to 3 p.m. at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St. To reserve tickets, 410-243-3706 or email@oldgoucher.org.

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