The Week Ahead


News from around the Baltimore region

September 05, 2005


Labor Day parade in Dundalk

A Labor Day parade will be held in Dundalk starting at 9 a.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County's Dundalk campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road. The parade will end at Heritage Park in Dundalk.


Baltimore County schools meeting

The Baltimore County school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. and hear a report about the opening of school. The meeting will be in the ESS Building, Room 114, on the Greenwood campus, 6901 Charles St., Towson.

Health and wellness fair

A health and wellness fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cockeysville Senior Center, 10535 York Road. Free health screenings, demonstrations and information will be available. 410-887-7694.


Retired chief to discuss 9/11

Retired Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto of the Fire Department of New York will recount his experiences at the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks at 7 p.m. in the University Union at Towson University. Admission is free.

Peace forum

The Howard County Library will sponsor a forum, "The Quest for Peace in a Post-9/11 World," at 7 p.m. at the east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The forum will be presented by Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, director of the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations, as part of a series focused on furthering understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. To register, call 410-313-7700.


Seafood festival

The 39th annual Maryland Seafood Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis. It will continue from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Festival admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 7 to 12, free for children age 6 and younger. Military discount is $6. Senior tickets are $5 Friday. Park admission is $5 per car Friday, and $5 per person Saturday and Sunday. 410-266-3113 or

Iraq war exhibition

The American Friends Service Committee will present "Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War," a traveling exhibition on the war in Iraq, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the Eisenhower Library on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. The exhibition will continue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 410-323-7200.

Steam show

The Mason-Dixon Historical Society will hold its 43rd annual Steam & Gas Round-Up from 7 a.m. to dusk at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. The eventwill continue from 7 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday and will feature equipment and vehicle displays, parades, music and food. 410-386-3880.


Fireworks at Fort McHentry

As part of Star-Spangled Banner Weekend, which commemorates Defenders' Day in Baltimore, there will be a ship-to-shore bombardment demonstration and fireworks show at Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave. The evening program begins at 6 p.m., with fireworks at dusk. Admission for this event is free after 6 p.m. 410-962-4290.

Ukrainian Festival at park

The Ukrainian Festival of Baltimore will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at Patterson Park, Linwood and Eastern avenues. The event will continue from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. 410-687-3465.

Archaeology Dig Days

Historic London Town & Gardens will hold Archaeology Dig Days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater. An adult must be with children younger than 14. Reservations: 410-222-1919.


Bicycle tour of murals

A bicycle tour of murals and historical landmarks in Southwest Baltimore will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour will depart from the 2700 block of Frederick Ave. The cost is $10, and all participants must be at least 12 years old, bring a bike and wear a helmet. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 443-263-4318 or

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