The Week Ahead

January 29, 2007

TODAY

TEEN ARTISTS -- Howard Community College will present work by high school artists from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the college's Akins Gallery, in the lobby of Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. The exhibit will continue Monday through Saturday through Feb. 14. 410-772-4512.

TOMORROW

WINTER LECTURE -- Historic London Town and Gardens will open its Winter Lecture Series with "Exploring Heritage: Bringing the Past to Life" at 10 a.m. in the pavilion at 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater. Susan B. Zickel will discuss "Perspectives of Martha Washington: A First-Person View." The cost is $10 for each lecture. Registration is required. 410-222-1919 or www.historiclondontown.org.

WEDNESDAY

CARROLL SCHOOLS -- The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the superintendent's proposed 2008 budget at 7 p.m. at Parr's Ridge Elementary School, 202 Watersville Road, Mount Airy. 410-751-3020.

THURSDAY

HOSTEL OPEN HOUSE -- Friends of Baltimore Hostel will hold a First Thursday Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the historic mansion, which is undergoing renovations. A musical performance will begin at 7 p.m. The hostel is at 17 W. Mulberry St. 410-576-8880 or www.baltimorehostel.org.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY -- The Howard County central library will present a talk at 7 p.m. by Felicia A. Bell, director of education and outreach at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, on a new traveling exhibition that illuminates historical contributions of African-Americans to the U.S. Capitol. Registration is required for the talk. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 8 at the library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860.

SATURDAY

BOOKLOVERS' BREAKFAST -- The Enoch Pratt Free Library's annual Black History Month Booklovers' Breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna St. The featured speaker will be Lawrence Otis Graham, an attorney and commentator on race, politics and class. Tickets cost $35 and registration is required. 410-396-5494.

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