The Week Ahead

September 18, 2006

TODAY

CONSTITUTION DAY -- The Maryland Institute College of Art, Women for Mutual Security and the Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will present a Constitution Day conference from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Falvey Hall at the Brown Center, 1300 Mount Royal Ave. Experts will discuss executive power, the separation of powers and the role of international law in U.S. government policy. Admission is free. www.mica.edu.

TOMORROW

EISENHOWER SYMPOSIUM -- Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte will speak at 8 p.m. as the first participant in the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium in the Johns Hopkins University's Shriver Hall Auditorium, 3400 N. Charles St. This year's theme is "Finding Our Voice: The Role of America's Youth." The symposium focuses on issues of importance to youth in America. The talk is free and open to the public, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. 410-516-7683 or www.jhu.edu/mse.

BRIDGE UPDATE -- The Maryland Transportation Authority plans the first of three open houses to update activities of the Cecil/Harford Bridges Work Group, which is looking for ways to improve toll-plaza operations and public safety at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge on U.S. 40 and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway on Interstate 95. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Perryville High School. The other two open houses are set for the same time Thursday at Elkton High School and Sept. 27 at Havre de Grace High School.

THURSDAY

DAY OF PEACE -- Carroll County Citizens for Racial Equality will sponsor an Interfaith Celebration of the International Day of Peace at 6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. Reservations are requested. 410-848-5975.

NEWSPAPER FORUM -- A forum on the future of newspapers will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Clipper Room of Shriver Hall at the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. 410-516-4186 or 410-332-6063.

FRIDAY

ROAD TO HEALTH -- The Road to Health Tour will be at the Baltimore Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The free event, presented by Tavis Smiley, is expected to include such speakers as neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, entertainer Lil' Mo and boxer Laila Ali. Registration: www.roadtohealthtour.com.

SATURDAY

APPLE FESTIVAL -- Piney Run Park will hold an apple festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Apples and apple goodies, crafts, storytelling, old-time music and cooking, puppet shows, face painting, iron forging, horse-drawn wagon rides, and scarecrow making will be featured. Park entrance fees are $4 per car for county residents and $6 for out-of-county. Some activities may require tickets. 410-795-6043.

SUNDAY

HIKE FOR HAWKS -- A search for hawks will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. Bring binoculars to see hawks as they migrate over the ridge. 410-887-1815.

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