The week ahead

Baltimore & Region

November 14, 2005

TODAY

Nobel laureate -- The Naval Academy will present Nobel Prize laureate Richard Roberts in a lecture, "Friends and Foes - the Unseen Bugs Who Share Our Planet," at 7 p.m. in Chauvenet Hall, Room 100. 410-293-6629.

Tennis challenge -- The Mercantile Tennis Challenge will take place at 7 p.m. at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The charity event will feature former top-ranked tennis stars and local professional sports players. Tickets are $20 to $100. 410-296-2929.

TOMORROW

McKeldin Square art -- Sculptures by Setsuko Ono and local ironworkers will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. at McKeldin Square, near Pratt and Light streets. The sculptures will become part of an annual revolving exhibit at McKeldin Square.

WEDNESDAY

Homeland security -- Anne Arundel Community College will present "Protecting America: Sensible and Salient Solutions to Complex Problems," 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. Admission is free. 410-777-7390.

THURSDAY

Hawaiian heritage -- Students from the Hawaiian heritage school Halau O `Aulani in Shirlington, Va., will present Hawaiian music and dances at 7:30 p.m. at the Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Admission is free. 410-313-7850.

FRIDAY

Music at the market -- Lexington Market's "Fresh Music at the Market" will feature the Diane Postell Group from noon to 2 p.m. at the market, 400 W. Lexington St. Admission is free. 410-685-6169.

Government open house -- Anne Arundel County Geographic Information Systems will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex, 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis. New technology used by county agencies, emergency-vehicle tours, a map gallery and a children's corner will be featured. 410-222-7538.

SATURDAY

Thanksgiving Parade -- Baltimore's annual Thanksgiving Parade will step off at 11 a.m. from Pratt and Eutaw streets. The parade will proceed east on Pratt Street and end at Market Place. It will feature marching bands, floats and the arrival of Santa Claus. promotionandarts.com.

Youth Concert -- The Harford Youth Orchestra, Harford String Orchestra and Harford Youth Chorale will present a fall concert at 2 p.m. at the Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Admission is free.

SUNDAY

Forked Tongues -- The Oregon Ridge Nature Center will present a free program on snakes native to Maryland, "Forked Tongues and Lost Legs," from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. 410-887-1815.

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