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News from around the Baltimore region

June 13, 2005

TODAY

Mural unveiling

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will unveil a piece created by the Maryland Institute College of Arts' Community Arts Partnership, Greetings from Sowebo, at 1 p.m. at 1317 W. Baltimore St.

Bus route hearing

The Maryland Transit Administration will hold a public hearing on plans to revise bus routes in the region from noon to 8 p.m. at War Memorial Plaza, Wolman Assembly Hall, 101 N. Gay St. Details of the plan and a list of other hearings scheduled this week can be found at www.baltimoresun.com/bus.

TOMORROW

Flag Day salute

Flag Day observances at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on Fort Avenue will include the annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance at 7 p.m., a nationwide event in which citizens are encouraged to recite the pledge. There also will be patriotic music, speeches, a flyover, a parade of state flags and fireworks. Admission is free. 410-962-4290.

Baltimore County school board

The Baltimore County school board will vote on a proposed raise for Superintendent Joe A. Hairston. The board meets at 7:30 p.m. at 6901 N. Charles St., Towson.

WEDNESDAY

Tram tour

Patuxent Research Refuge will hold a twilight tram tour at 7:15 p.m. at the Wildlife Visitor Center on Powder Mill Road. A guided tour will offer a view of the wildlife and habitat and stories of changes in the land. Tickets are $3, $2 for those older than age 55, and $1 for children age 12 and younger. The tour also will be offered June 22. Registration is required. 301-497-5887.

Dredging meeting

The Army Corps of Engineers will hold a meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harbor Hospital's Baum Auditorium to gather input on a proposal to dump mud dredged from the Inner Harbor at a new site along the banks of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River in southern Baltimore. 410-962-6079.

THURSDAY

Conference on aging

The public will be able to express views on aging at a conference held at Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave., Towson, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Baltimore County Department Aging, the gathering will make recommendations that will be sent to the White House Conference on Aging in October. 410-887-2594.

FRIDAY

Columbia's birthday

The Columbia Association will celebrate the town's 38th birthday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Columbia Lakefront. Family activities and entertainment are planned. 410-715-3161.

SATURDAY

Bark in the Park

The Baltimore County Humane Society will hold its 12th annual Bark in the Park with events for dogs and people from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown. Admission is $5 a person, and $10 a dog (plus $7 for all additional dogs). Children under 12 will be admitted free with the donation of pet food or supplies. 410-833-2387.

LatinoFest at Patterson Park

LatinoFest, featuring Hispanic arts, culture, food and music, will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at Patterson Park, Linwood and Eastern avenues. LatinoFest is one of Baltimore's Showcase of Nations ethnic festivals. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children under 12. 410-783-5404 or www.latinofest.org.

Chili cookoff

The Baltimore City Fire Department will present its second annual chili cookoff from noon to 7 p.m. in the Main Square of Fells Point at Thames Street and Broadway. Admission is free. Those who pay $6 can participate in tasting and judging. 410-647-4177.

SUNDAY

Juneteenth commemoration

A commemoration of Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in the United States, will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on Fort Avenue. 410-243-8882.

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