The Week Ahead


News From Around The Baltimore Region

July 04, 2005


Fourth of July celebrations

Baltimore's Independence Day celebration will include a Shriner's parade on Pratt Street from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and fireworks in the Inner Harbor at 9:30 p.m.

Other Fourth of July events include: Annapolis, downtown parade at 6 p.m. on Amos Garrett Boulevard with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.; Bel Air, parade at 6 p.m. at North Main and Lee streets with fireworks at 9:45 p.m.; Catonsville, parade at 3 p.m. at Frederick Road and Montrose Avenue with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.; Columbia, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Lake Kittamaqundi; Dundalk, parade at 8:30 a.m. at Logan Village Shopping Center, with fireworks from the North Point Government Center at 9:15 p.m.; Kingsville, parade at 10:50 a.m. on Bellvue Avenue; Towson, parade at 10:30 a.m. at Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue.


Farmers' markets

The Pikesville Farmers' Market will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Walker Avenue side of the Pikesville library parking lot. The Maryland Farmers' Market will be open from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Mount Pisgah AME Church, 5901 Cedar Fern Court, Columbia.


Summer concerts

The Annapolis Maritime Museum will present its free Summertime Lunchtime Maritime Concert series at noon on the restored workboat Peg Wallace at City Dock. Them Eastport Oyster Boys, Jefferson Holland and Kevin Brooks will perform. They will also play at 7 p.m. on the museum grounds. 410-263-9446.

School board meeting

The Anne Arundel County school board will meet at 10 a.m. to elect new officers and vote on a negotiated agreement between a planned Annapolis charter school and the county teachers union. The meeting is at district headquarters, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis. 410-222-5311.

Shriner's parade

A Shriner's parade will take place at 7 p.m. on Pratt Street, following the same route as the Fourth of July parade but shorter in duration.


Jazz concert

A Jazzy Summer Nights free outdoor concert will be presented at 5:30 p.m. at Hopkins Plaza, Charles and Baltimore streets. The featured group will be Rudy Faulkner and F.R.E.N.S. 410-235-4427.

Bubble festival

The Chesapeake Children's Museum in Annapolis with hold a bubble festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at which children can play with and make inventive bubble blowers. The museum is at 25 Silopanna Road. Admission is $3. 410-990-1993.


John Paul Jones Day

The Naval Academy will mark John Paul Jones Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including children's activities from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event begins at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Participants age 16 and older will need a picture ID to enter the grounds. Admission is free but there is a fee for tours. 410-263-6933.

Chesapeake Turtle Derby

Turtles and tortoises will race in the annual Chesapeake Turtle Derby at 10 a.m. at the Pulaski Monument in Patterson Park, Eastern and Linwood avenues. If it rains, event will take place at the Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro Ice Rink, Linwood Avenue and Pratt Street. Free. 410-396-9392.

Community parade, festival

The Collington Square Coalition's Kidmunity Youth Day Parade & Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with a Refuse 2 Use parade in the 1200 block of N. Chester St. The festival, organized to discourage youth drug use, will include bands, food, games, rides and free health screenings. 410-342-6858 or 410-342-6740.


Summer Fun Day

Steppingstone Farm Museum will hold its Summer Fun Day from noon to 5 p.m. at 461 Quaker Bottom Road in Havre de Grace. Contests will include lawnmower races for adults, and frog-jumping and watermelon seed-spitting for children. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under. 410-939-2299.

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