The Week Ahead

September 25, 2006

TODAY

CITY COUNCIL -- Baltimore City Council will meet at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The council is scheduled to vote on how to spend a $16 million budget surplus.

TOMORROW

ANNAPOLIS TREE GIVEAWAY -- The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department will conduct a tree giveaway and perennial flower and plant exchange for Annapolis residents at the Truxtun Park Municipal Pool off Primrose Road. Starting at 9 a.m., the city will give away 500 trees (one per household). The flower and plant exchange will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

BRAC TASK FORCE -- The federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) Task Force will hold a public information meeting at 7 p.m. in the Tyson Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

THURSDAY

NADER TO SPEAK -- Consumer activist Ralph Nader will give a lecture at 8 p.m. at Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Admission is free. Call 850-445-1948 or e-mail mse@jhu.edu for tickets. www.jhu.edu/mse.

FRIDAY

BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL -- The 11th annual Baltimore Book Festival will begin with activities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Place in the 600 block of N. Charles St. The literary arts festival will continue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will feature more than 200 authors, poetry readings, music and food.

SATURDAY

MICROBREWERY FESTIVAL -- The Maryland Microbrewery Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Union Mills. The event will feature breweries, music and food. 410-848-2288.

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