The week ahead

May 01, 2006

TODAY

MILK BOTTLES -- A talk on milk bottle collecting will be given by Pete Whiteford at noon at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. The cost is $2 for nonmembers; free for members. 410-386-3880.

TOMORROW

SPECIAL OLYMPICS -- The Baltimore City Special Olympics will take place at Morgan State University on East Cold Spring Lane beginning with a parade at 10:45 a.m. Competition will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will continue from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. 410-644-7923.

WEDNESDAY

LNG PLANT -- A meeting to discuss a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas plant at Sparrows Point will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. There also will be a meeting on the plan from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Northeast High School, 1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena. The meetings are organized by AES Corp., the Virginia company that wants to build the plant.

THURSDAY

VISIT THE MUSEUM -- Admission will be free at the Baltimore Museum of Art from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of Free First Thursday. The monthly event will feature Latin-Caribbean music, storytelling and a family workshop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is at 10 Art Museum Drive. 443-573-1700 or artbma.org.

FRIDAY

FLOWERMART -- The 89th annual Flowermart will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Mount Vernon Place by the Washington Monument. The event, which will continue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, will feature flower, craft and antiques vendors, live music, food and children's theater. Admission is free. flowermart.org.

HONORING HEROES -- Fallen Heroes Day, which honors members of Maryland's public safety community killed in the line of duty, will be observed at 1 p.m. at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.

SATURDAY

SPRING FESTIVAL -- The Towsontown Fine Arts & Crafts Spring Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Baltimore County Courthouse in Towson. The event, which continues from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, will feature entertainment, antique auto display and arts and crafts. 410-825-1144 or towsontownspringfestival.com

BOOK FESTIVAL -- The Black Faculty and Staff Association of the Johns Hopkins University will sponsor an African-American Book Festival, "Telling Our Stories Our Way," from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Levering Student Union on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Authors will read and discuss their works. Admission is free. 410-516-2393.

SUNDAY

CITY MARKET REOPENS -- The Baltimore Farmers' Market will open for the season at 8 a.m. at Holliday and Saratoga streets under the Jones Falls Expressway. The market runs until the merchandise is sold, usually by noon. 410-752-8632 or 877-BALTIMORE or promotionandarts.com.

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