The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

November 02, 2006|By KRISTIN GRAY

20,000 GAMERS

Be a part of an international gaming event from the comfort of your hometown at Worldwide Dungeons and Dragons Game Day. With more than 700 locations registered to play and an expected 20,000 participants, the games are set to begin Saturday. Participants will play simultaneously from places like Serbia, Argentina and Baltimore. Gamers will enjoy the fantasy worlds of role-playing filled with monsters, ogres, vampires and royalty.

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The event takes place Saturday at nine Maryland game and comics stores, including Walt's Cards in Dundalk, Dream Wizards in Rockville and Games and Comics and Stuff in Glen Burnie. Visit dndgameday.com for all locations or call your local game shop with questions about start times.

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HIP-HOP INSIGHTS

WHAT / / Author Bakari Kitwana speaks about the hip-hop community

WHEN / / 6:30 p.m. today

WHERE / / Wheeler Auditorium, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.

WHY / / Because Kitwana's discussion provides insight into hip-hop culture beyond the music. Kitwana is the author of The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture and Why White Kids Love Hip Hop.

CONTACT / / 410-396-5430 or www.epfl.net

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ARTISTS' FLEA MARKET

WHAT / / Station North Artists Flea Market

WHEN / / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE / / On the parking lot directly across from the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St.

WHY / / Because you may find rare and eclectic paintings, sculptures and other collectibles straight from area artists' studios.

CONTACT / / 410-467-2126

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MO'NIQUE BOOK SIGNING

Fans of Baltimore comedian Mo'Nique (below) can meet her at a book signing at Security Square Mall in Woodlawn on Tuesday. The local funnywoman and author will be signing copies of her newest book, Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted, which features soul-food recipes and her fondest meal-time memories.

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The book signing is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Blvd., Woodlawn. Call 410-265-6000 or visit karibubooks.com.

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THE ACTIVIST SUPERMODEL

Injured by the 2005 tsunami in Southeast Asia, model Petra Nemcova has been using the experience to promote social advancement in Thailand. Nemcova, who lost her boyfriend, photographer Simon Atlee, in the flood, has developed a passion for charity. She will present a lecture, "Surviving Disaster and Providing for Children of Lesser Fortune," at Shriver Hall at the Johns Hopkins University today. Visitors can learn more from the model / activist in a question-and-answer session after the lecture.

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The lecture is at 8 p.m. today at the Johns Hopkins University, Shriver Hall Auditorium, 3400 N. Charles St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.jhu.edu / mse.

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DAY OF THE DEAD

Celebration of deceased ancestors and friends is a traditional part of Mexico's cultural heritage. Anne Arundel Community College presents the celebration "Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)," through Wednesday to honor loved ones that have passed away. Participants may bring figurines, candles, toys or fruit to remember family members in the altar display The Circle of Life: Days of Remembrance. The display will also honor the late "Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin. Visitors can learn more about the Mexican celebration at a "Dia de Los Muertos" event from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

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The display is at the Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts Gallery, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Call 410-777-1955 or go to www.aacc.cc.md.us for hours.

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