The Week Ahead

October 16, 2006

TODAY

CITY COUNCIL -- Baltimore City Council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Du Burns Council Chamber at City Hall, 100 North Holliday St. The council is expected to introduce resolutions requesting that the General Assembly give the city more control over the Baltimore City public school system's purchasing authority and calling for a hearing on the school system's use of emergency contracts to pay for services.

TOMORROW

HONEYBEE PROGRAM -- A discussion and demonstration of beekeeping will be given by Eden Mill Nature Center's head beekeeper, Cybil Preston, at 4:30 p.m. near the center's red barn off Eden Mill Road in Pylesville. Registration is required. 410-836-3050.

WEDNESDAY

BEETHOVEN TALK -- Pianist and conductor Edward Polochick will discuss Beethoven at 1 p.m. at the Weinberg House, 16 Old Court Road, Pikesville. The lecture is a part of the Pikesville Library's Friends Cafe Speaker Series. Admission is free. 410-887-1234 or www.bcplonline.org.

THURSDAY

MISS MANNERS -- Judith Martin, who writes the Miss Manners etiquette column, will speak at 8 p.m. in Merrick Lecture Hall at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. Admission is free. 410-337-6333 or www.goucher.edu.

FRIDAY

RUSSIAN FESTIVAL -- The 33rd annual Russian Festival will open at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church from noon to 9 p.m. It will continue from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 1723 E. Fairmount Ave. Admission is free Friday, and $2 Saturday and Sunday. 410-276-6171 or www.holytrinityorthodox.com.

SATURDAY

RACE FOR THE CURE -- The 14th annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's Race for the Cure will take place with activities from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event begins outside M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., and the race route goes through Federal Hill. Registration is $30 to $40. 410-433-RACE or www.komenmd.org.

BARCSTOBERFEST -- The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter's second annual BARCStoberfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Patterson Park at Eastern and Linwood avenues. 410-396-4688 or www.baltimoreanimal shelter.org.

BALTOWEEN -- The Maryland School for the Blind will hold its annual BaltOween festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maryland School for the Blind, 3501 Taylor Ave. Admission is free. 410-444-5000 or 410-319-5743 or www.baltoween.com.

SUNDAY

OYSTER FESTIVAL -- The annual Pier 5 Oyster Festival will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pier 5, 711 Eastern Ave. Admission to the festival, which benefits the restoration of the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, is free. 410-234-1300.

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