The Week Ahead

Baltimore & Region

September 19, 2005

TODAY

History of the almshouse -- Carroll County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Room at Westminster public library branch, 50 E. Main St. Carroll County Farm Museum historian and educator Pat Brodowski will discuss the old Carroll County Almshouse and the people who lived there. 410-876-9009.

TOMORROW

Baltimore County schools meeting -- The Baltimore County school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. and will hear presentations on the proposed capital budget and recommendations about schools' indoor air quality. The meeting will be in the ESS Building, Room 114, on the Greenwood campus, 6901 Charles St., Towson.

Sheehan at Hopkins -- Cindy Sheehan and other members of the Bring Them Home Now! anti-war bus tour will speak at 8 p.m. at the Shriver Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Sheehan's son was killed while serving with the Army in Iraq. Admission is free. 410-323-7200.

WEDNESDAY

Security seminar -- Anne Arundel Community College will present a homeland security seminar from noon to 3 p.m. in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology, Room 100 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The free event, "Protecting America: Today's Lessons and Tomorrow's Trends," will feature two panel discussions. 410-777-7496.

THURSDAY

Westminster Fallfest -- Westminster Fallfest will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will continue from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The event in City Park will feature rides, games, stage entertainment and food. Admission is free. west minsterfallfest.com.

FRIDAY

Baltimore Book Festival -- The Baltimore Book Festival will take place at Mount Vernon Place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will continue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The festival will feature authors, poetry readings, live music, and more than 150 exhibitors and book sellers. Admission is free. 877-BALTIMORE or baltimorebook festival.com.

SATURDAY

Columbia equestrian show -- The 18th annual Columbia Classic Grand Prix, an equestrian show-jumping competition, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. The event raises funds for scholarships through the Howard Community College Education Foundation. Tickets are $5 (lawn) and $10 (grandstand). 410-772-4450 or howardcc.edu/grandprix.

SUNDAY

Motorcycle fundraiser -- The fifth annual Flag Ride, a fundraiser in which several thousand motorcyclists circle the Baltimore Beltway, will depart at noon from the Harley-Davidson dealership at 8845 Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. The police-escorted 50-mile ride on the inner loop will take 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Proceeds will benefit the Maryland National Guard Foundation. hdstore.com.

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