MATTHEWS LECTURE -- MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews will discuss war and the media at 8 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins University's Shriver Hall Auditorium, 3400 N. Charles St. Admission is free for the talk, which is part of the university's Foreign Affairs Symposium. A reception will follow. jhu.edu/fas.
NAACP CELEBRATION -- The Baltimore City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold a Passing the Torch ceremony from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave. The event will mark the 94th anniversary of the NAACP's founding and the 70th anniversary of the founding of its Youth Council and college chapters. Admission is free. 410-366-3300.
TORTURE VICTIMS -- Karen L. Hanscom, a psychologist and humanitarian specializing in the rehabilitation of victims of torture, will discuss the treatment of torture and trauma victims at 7:30 p.m. in Room 6 of Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. The talk is sponsored by Amnesty International Chapter 228 and Howard County Friends of Latin America. 410-730-6610.
COUNCIL RECEPTION -- A reception to enable eastern Baltimore County residents to talk with their councilmen will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at White Marsh, 4924 Campbell Blvd. The event, sponsored by the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce, is free. Registration is required. 410-686-2233 or email@example.com.
HOUSING FORUM -- David Rusk, author of Baltimore Unbound: A Strategy for Regional Renewal, will speak at 7 p.m. at an affordable-housing forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City and Baltimore County. The event will take place at Grace United Methodist Church, Northern Parkway and Charles Street. Admission is free.
EASTER EGG HUNTS -- The Baltimore Recreation and Parks Department will hold an Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, 3100 Swan Drive. Admission is free but registration is required before noon. 410-396-7900. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will hold an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the zoo, Druid Park Lake Drive. The zoo's hunt is free with payment of general admission. The zoo also will offer egg hunts April 15 and 16. 410-366-LION.
LITERARY FESTIVAL -- CityLit Festival III will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. The event, which spotlights the literary arts in Baltimore, features sessions with authors, panels, poetry readings and programs for children. Admission is free. citylitproject.org.
NAVY CHORUS -- The U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters chorus will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m. in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. There will an open rehearsal at 11 a.m. and choral clinics at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. All events are free and no ticket is required. 202-433-2525 or navyband.navy.mil.