The Week Ahead

September 11, 2006


9/11 COMMEMORATIONS -- Among the local events marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be a ceremony at 8:46 a.m. at War Memorial Plaza near Baltimore City Hall; the Annapolis Freedom Walk, ending with a ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Maryland Fallen Firefighters Memorial; a Peace Path, in which participants will hold peace signs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. along Charles Street in Baltimore; and a community patriotic singalong from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Susan Campbell Park on City Dock in Annapolis.


BALTIMORE CONVERSATIONS -- Gil Sandler, a journalist and radio commentator, will give the first talk in the Baltimore Museum of Industry's "Baltimore Conversations" series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 1415 Key Highway. The series is part of the museum's 25th anniversary celebration. Admission for adults is $10, free to museum members.


ARUNDEL FAIR -- This year's Anne Arundel County Fair will open with Feed the Needy Night from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville. Opening night admission is $1 and one can of food (14 ounces or larger). The fair will continue through Sept. 17 with regular adult admission of $5 and variable hours. 410-923-3400 or


LUNCHTIME MUSIC -- Lunchtime at Hopkins Plaza will feature entertainment by pianist Joel Holmes from noon to 2 p.m. at Hopkins Plaza, Hopkins Place and Charles Street. Admission to the event, sponsored by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, is free.


CITY IRISH FESTIVAL -- The Irish Festival in Baltimore City will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Canton Waterfront Park on Boston Street. The event, part of the city's Showcase of Nations festivals, will continue from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. 410-558-4640.


ART JAM -- Historic Savage Mill will present its first "ArtJam at the Mill" from noon to 6 p.m. The celebration of artists and artisans at Savage Mill will continue from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

FALL FEST -- The Elkton Fall Fest will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Elkton. A highlight of the event will be the ESPN Firefighter Combat Challenge, in which firefighters from the region will compete. Admission is free. 410-398-5076.


ARMY BAND -- The U.S. Army Field Band will perform as part of its chamber music series at 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Admission is free. 301-677-6586 or

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