The Week Ahead

August 28, 2006

TODAY

BACK TO SCHOOL -- Schools will reopen for the 2006-2007 year in Baltimore and most of Maryland. Police agencies are reminding motorists to watch for children and to stop for school buses as required by law.

TOMORROW

LEARN FOOTBALL -- "Football for Femmes," a session for women on key rules, vocabulary and strategy, will be offered at 7 p.m. at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Diane Schumacher, athletic director at Howard Community College, will lead the class. Registration is required. 410-313-7860.

WEDNESDAY

MARITIME CONCERTS -- The Annapolis Maritime Museum will continue its summer concert series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cap'n Herbie Sadler Park, 133 Bay Shore Ave., and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Annapolis City Dock. Them Eastport Oyster Boys will perform. Admission is free. www.annapolismaritimemuseum.org or 410-295-0104.

THURSDAY

ANTIQUES SHOW -- The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. The show, which features more than 550 international exhibitors, will continue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission, valid for all show dates, is $12 Thursday and $8 the last three days. www.baltimoresummerantiques. com.

FRIDAY

STAMP SHOW -- Balpex, the 68th annual stamp show of Baltimore Philatelic Society, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley. It will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Adult admission is $4, good for all three days. 410-332-4741 or www.balpex.org.

SATURDAY

FARMERS' MARKET -- The final Carroll County Summer Farmers' Market and Craft Show of 2006 will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carroll County Agriculture Center on Smith Avenue, Westminster. Don Buhrman will demonstrate pottery making. 410-848-7748.

SUNDAY

BATTLE OF NORTH POINT -- The Defenders' Day celebration of the Battle of North Point between American and British troops in 1814 will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Howard on North Point Road in Edgemere. Admission to this living-history event is free. www.battlenorthpoint. org.

ART FESTIVAL -- The Inner West Street Association will present the First Sunday Arts Festival from noon to 5 p.m. on West Street from Church Circle to Calvert Street in Annapolis. There will be artists, live music, street performers and sidewalk dining. Admission is free. 410-990-4540 or www. goweststreet.com.

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