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July 11, 2005

TODAY

Council to meet on hotel

The Baltimore City Council will hold a work session at 2 p.m. to review information submitted by the Baltimore Development Corp. and city agencies on the proposed convention center hotel. Public testimony will not be taken at this session in City Hall's council chambers, 100 N. Holliday St.

Comic book lecture

The Carroll County Farm Museum will present a lunchtime talk by Ross Burbage about comic book collecting at noon at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. The event is free for members and $2 for nonmembers. 410-848-7775.

TOMORROW

School board to choose leaders

The Baltimore County school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. and is expected to select a president and vice president. The meeting will be in the ESS Building, Room 114, on the Greenwood campus, 6901 Charles St., Towson.

WEDNESDAY

Barbershop harmony

Sweet Adelines female barbershop groups will perform at 3 p.m. at Annapolis City Dock in celebration of the Sweet Adelines International 60th anniversary. Groups performing in a mass sing will include Harbor City Music Company, Dundalk Star Spangled Chorus, Arundelair Chorus and Chesapeake Harmony Chorus. 410-956-3383.

Lunchtime concert at lake

The Columbia Association will continue its free lunchtime concert series at Lake Kittamaqundi with a performance by Trio Balanca from noon to 2 p.m. The series runs through Aug. 31. 410-715-3120.

THURSDAY

Baltimore County 4-H Fair

The Baltimore County 4-H Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. In addition to animals, the fair will feature entertainment, contests and themed dinners. Admission is free. www.baltimorecounty4hfair.org.

Celebrating summer learning

Summer Learning Day will be celebrated from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Patterson Park on Baltimore Street. The event for young people, sponsored by the Center for Summer Learning at the Johns Hopkins University, will feature activities such as crafts, a science experiment and puppet and musical performances. www.summerlearning.org.

Environmental youth concert

Patuxent Research Refuge will present a youth concert by environmental song and dance man Billy B. at 2 p.m. at the visitor center off Powder Mill Road, Laurel. The focus will be on insects. The free program is aimed at fourth- and fifth-graders. 301-497-5763.

FRIDAY

Caribbean American Carnival

The Caribbean American Carnival will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Druid Hill Park. The event, which is part of the city's Showcase of Nations ethnic festivals, will feature live international entertainment and Caribbean cuisine. It will continue Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Admission is free. 410-230-2969.

SATURDAY

Howard County Pow-Wow

The 12th annual Howard County Pow-Wow and American Indian Show and Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. The festival, which will continue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, will feature Native American dancers and musicians as well as food, craft demonstrations, pony rides and face painting. Admission is $7 for ages 13 and older; $4 for ages 3 to 12. 410-442-1022.

International Day

The Columbia Association will hold its 11th annual Columbia International Day from noon to 11 p.m. at the Town Center Lakefront. The theme is "Music Around the World." There will be children's activities, and food and crafts vendors. Admission is free. 410-715-3161.

SUNDAY

The life of the osprey

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center will hold a program on osprey behavior from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. All ages are welcome. 410-827-6694.

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