The Week Ahead


News from around the Baltimore region

July 18, 2005


Big band concert

Baltimore's Big Band will present a free outdoor concert today at Carroll Park, Washington Boulevard and Bayard Street. In addition, the band will perform Tuesday at 3935 Hilton Road in Ashburton; Wednesday at 600 Conway St. in Ridgley's Delight; and Friday at Penn Avenue and Laurens Street in Upton. All concerts are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

Firefighters' carnival

Deale Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will hold a carnival from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 6007 Drum Point Road. It will continue from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A firemen's parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 410-867-1350.


Twilight tram tour

Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a twilight wildlife tour on an electric, open-air tram at 7 p.m. at the Wildlife Visitor Center on Powder Mill Road. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for those older than age 55, and $1 for children age 12 and younger. Registration is required. 301-497-5887.


Lunchtime concert

Columbia Association will continue its free lunchtime concert series at Lake Kittamaqundi with a performance by the Skip Grasso Trio from noon to 2 p.m. 410-715-3120.


Disc golf tournament

A disc golf tournament called "Thursday Night Triples" for players of all skill levels will be held from 4:30 p.m. to dusk at the Druid Hill Park disc golf course. The event, sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department and the Free State Flyers, will continue Thursdays through Sept. 1. 410-396-7019.

Farmers' market

The Maryland Farmers' Market will be open from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the East Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Library policy hearing

The Harford County Public Library board of trustees will hold a hearing at 6:45 p.m. at the Bel Air branch, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Proposed policies on fees, collection of overdue accounts and DVD loan periods will be discussed.


Artscape begins

The opening day of Artscape will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on Mount Royal Avenue in Bolton Hill. It will continue from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event combines visual, performing and literary arts and includes live musical performances on outdoor stages. Admission is free.

Concert in the park

Sykesville Parks and Recreation will present its summer Concert in the Park series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Millard Cooper Park on Cooper Drive. WitZend, a local band, will perform. Concertgoers should bring seating. 301-670-2527.


Billie Holiday competition

The 16th annual Mayor's Billie Holiday Vocal Competition will feature 12 singers from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Admission is free.

Miniature sailboats compete

The Community Center will hold a mini-sailboat regatta from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the center's pool, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Boat entry fee is $2 for individuals, $5 for families and $50 for businesses. 410-647-5843.


Terry McMillan to speak

Best-selling author Terry McMillan, who wrote How Stella Got Her Groove Back, will discuss and sign copies of her latest work, The Interruption of Everything, at 2 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Enoch Pratt Free Library's central library, 400 Cathedral St.

Caribbean music

The St. Veronica's Youth Steel Orchestra will play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Harborplace Amphitheatre, between the Light Street and the Pratt Street pavilions. Admission is free. 800-427-2671 or www.harborplace. com.

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