The Week Ahead

April 17, 2006

TODAY

AQUATIC EGG HUNT -- The Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks will hold an Easter Egg dive and splash hunt from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Aquatic Center, 2600 Giles Road, in which children ages 7 to 13 can retrieve eggs in the pool. Admission is $1.

TOMORROW

'ZINE AUTHORS READ -- The Cockeysville Library will host readings by authors of 'zines - self-published magazines - at 7 p.m. at the library, 9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville. The library has a collection of 'zines available for checkout. 410-887-7750.

WEDNESDAY

PAROLE POLICIES -- A panel will discuss U.S. policies on parole, probation and pardons from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St. The panel, which will focus on recommendations of an American Bar Association commission, will be moderated by U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis.

THURSDAY

EARTH DAY -- The Howard Community College Environment Club will hold an Earth Day celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the college's Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. A sunspot viewing (weather permitting) and a program about local wildlife are planned. Admission is free. 410-772-4800 or www.howardcc.edu.

FRIDAY

MISS USA -- The 55th Miss USA competition will take place at the 1st Mariner Arena, with a dress rehearsal at 2 p.m. and the finals at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for the dress rehearsal and $35 to $110 for the nationally televised final competition.

GEM SHOW -- The International Gem and Jewelry Show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. It will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.

SATURDAY

ECOLOGY FESTIVAL -- Baltimore Green Week activities will begin with an EcoFestival from noon to 5 p.m. at Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave. The festival will include exhibits, demonstrations, games and contests for children, music and food. Admission is free. 410-225-0330.

SUNDAY

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE -- A Holocaust remembrance program will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. The theme is "Bearing Witness: Passing on the Legacy." The event is presented by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Baltimore Jewish Council.

CROQUET MATCH -- The 24th annual croquet match between St. John's College and the U.S. Naval Academy will be played at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Admission is free. 410-626-2539.

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