The Week Ahead


News from around the Baltimore region

April 25, 2005


Annapolis budget hearing

The Annapolis city council will hold a public hearing to discuss the city's annual operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. It starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers, second floor, City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester St. Among items to be discussed will be parking rates at city garages.

Mystery discussion group

West County Regional Library in Odenton will hold a Mystery Talk, a new mystery discussion group, at 7:45 p.m. Interested mystery fans are welcome. 410-672-7449.


School board meeting

The Baltimore County school board will discuss its efforts to place a "highly qualified" teacher in every classroom, as required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The board meets at 7:30 p.m. at 6901 N. Charles St., Towson.

Baltimore County budget hearing

The Baltimore County Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed county budget for the 2006 fiscal year at 7 p.m. at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave.


Special Olympics

Carroll County Special Olympics will hold its spring games at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road. Opening ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. More than 200 athletes ages 8 to 60 will participate in track and field, walking, running, throwing, jumping and wheelchair events. 410-526-2165.

Lead poisoning talk

Dr. Herbert L. Needleman, a nationally recognized researcher, will discuss lead poisoning at a meeting of the Maryland Lead Poisoning Prevention Partnership at noon in the Wheeler Auditorium, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. The presentation is free, but reservations are required. 410-534-6447.


Civil War lecture

The Anne Arundel Community College history department and Chesapeake Civil War Roundtable will sponsor a Civil War lecture at 7 p.m. in Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, 101 College Parkway. George C. Rable from the University of Alabama will discuss his book, The Confederate Republic: A Revolution Against Politics. 410-777-2428.


Trail council

The Gwynns Falls Trail Council will unveil new historic trail panels and maps at its annual meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 410-448-5663 ext. 135 or


Art on wheels

The American Visionary Art Museum will hold its annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, featuring human-powered works of art that travel on land and water. The event begins with an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the museum, 800 Key Highway, and continues through Baltimore's Inner Harbor. 410-244-1900.

Towsontown festival

The Towsontown Fine Arts and Crafts Spring Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Towson, from York Road to Bosley Avenue, and from Susquehanna Avenue to Allegheny Avenue. It will also be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. 410-825-1144 or

Writing workshop

The Maryland Writers Association will hold its 2005 conference, "Fly Write," from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. About 25 workshops and panel discussions will be offered on such topics as writing for children, conflict set-up and writing partnerships. Advance registration is required. 410-461-6577.


Farmers' market reopens

The Baltimore Farmers' Market will resume operations at Holliday and Saratoga streets underneath the Jones Falls Expressway. It will be open from 8 a.m. to about noon (depending on when the produce sells out). A children's workshop on transplanting flowers will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 877-225-8466.

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