The Week Ahead

March 06, 2006

TODAY

SCHOOL CLOSURES -- The Baltimore City public school system will hold a public hearing on its proposed school closure plan at 6 p.m. at Lake Clifton High School, 2801 St. Lo Drive. Other hearings will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Southwestern High School, 200 Font Hill Ave., and at 10 a.m. Saturday at Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane.

TALK ON OIL -- Carroll Community College will hold a presentation and discussion on "Peak Oil and Sustainability" with Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott Center Theater, 1601 Washington Road. 410-386-8153.

TOMORROW

BALTIMORE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT -- The League of Women Voters of Baltimore County will present a panel discussion on the county's development standards and procedures from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cockeysville Library Meeting Room, 9833 Greenside Drive.

CITY SCHOOLS BUDGET -- The Baltimore school system will hold a hearing on its proposed budget from 6 to 8 p.m. in the first-floor board room at 200 E. North Ave.

WEDNESDAY

SCHOOL CROWDING -- The Carroll County Board of Education will discuss the crowding at Hampstead and Manchester elementary schools at its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

THURSDAY

NUN TO SPEAK -- Sister Helen Prejean, an anti-death-penalty activist and author of Dead Man Walking, will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 740 N. Calvert St. The talk is part of the church's series on "A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death." Admission is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. 410-435-7500.

HOWARD BUDGET -- Howard County Executive James N. Robey will conduct a public meeting on the 2007 budget at 7:30 p.m. in the Banneker Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. Sign-up to testify begins at 6:30 p.m. co.ho.md.us.

FRIDAY

HOME AND CRAFT SHOWS -- The Maryland Home and Garden Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the Maryland Spring Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. The shows will continue Saturday and Sunday. Home show tickets, which include craft-show admission, are $3 to $10. Craft show-only admission is $5. 410-863-1180.

SATURDAY

YOUNG ARTISTS -- Port Discovery will showcase work of young Baltimore artists with a new exhibition, ArtWorks: Children Celebrating Their Neighborhood, which opens at 10 a.m. at the museum, 35 Market Place. The exhibition will continue during regular museum hours. Admission is $11 for adults, $8.50 for children. 410-727-8120.

STAMP SHOW -- The Annapolis Stamp Club will hold its annual stamp exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Center, 2590 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis. Free admission. 410-757-2601 or 410-923-0229.

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