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August 08, 2005

Howard County fair continues

The 60th Howard County Fair will continue from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Saturday at the fairgrounds in West Friendship. Tickets are $4; children to age 10 pay $3. Those 62 and older pay $2. For a full schedule: 410-442-1022 or www.howardcountyfair.com.

Committee to vote on CHAP

The Baltimore City Council's Urban Affairs Committee will vote on a proposed merger of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation with the Department of Planning at a 5 p.m. meeting in the Curran Conference Room, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

TOMORROW

Landfill talk scheduled

The Greater Crofton Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Commons Community Center at the Village of Waugh Chapel. Michael Houlihan of the Solid Waste Association of North America will discuss solid waste technology, monitoring and uses for closed landfills. 410-923-1100.

WEDNESDAY

Cancer study hearing

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. to present the findings of a 10-month study of cancer among Anne Arundel County firefighters. The meeting will be at Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road, Linthicum. 410-614-4962.

THURSDAY

Trading-card championship

The national championship competition for Magic: The Gathering, a strategy trading card game, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. It will continue through Sunday. Admission is free. 425-254-2941 or 800-324-6496 or www.magicthe gathering.com.

FRIDAY

Coin and currency on display

A coin and currency convention will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. It will continue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Community fair

Masjid Ul-Haqq, a West Baltimore mosque, will sponsor a community fair from noon to 5 p.m. that will include job training, free health screenings, free school supplies, and information on drug rehabilitation, education and housing. Food, pony rides and games for children also will be available. The mosque is at 514 Islamic Way.

New Africa Festival

The New Africa Festival will take place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 3401 W. North Ave. The event, sponsored by the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore, will feature live music, free rides and games for children, health screenings and exhibits. Admission is free. 410-566-4434 or visit www.asmib.com.

SATURDAY

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival

The annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Route 178, Crownsville. It will continue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; those 62 or older and ages 4 to 12 pay $3; children 3 and under are admitted free. 410-349-0338.

Classic auto show

The Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a classic car and truck show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. More than 150 cars and trucks are expected at the show, which will include music and food. Admission is free, with a $15 fee to enter a car in the show. 410-836-9666.

Peach festival at market

Carroll County Farmers' Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carroll County Agricultural Center on Smith Avenue, Westminster. It will feature a peach festival, arts and crafts, plants, gifts, baked goods and fresh produce. The General Store Band will perform from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 410-848-7748.

SUNDAY

Antique car show

The Chesapeake Region of the Automobile Club of America will present an antique car show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Admission is $10; seniors and students $8; children, $2. House tours are an additional fee. 410-557-9466.

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