*Tomorrow:The "Baltimore County Band" -- starring County Executive Roger B. Hayden and other politicos -- makes its debut at a dance to raise funds for the families of U.S. troops. 8 p.m. to midnight. Essex VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road. $12 includes food and drink. Call 687-8041.

*March 18-27: "The Storm and After: War and Peace in the Middle East," sponsored by Villa Julie College. Lectures on the region featuring diplomats, military leaders and others. Free and open to the public. Below are several sessions; call 486-7000 for more information.

March 18: 10 a.m. Israeli Air Force Major Moshe Erez; noon, Talcott Seelye, former ambassador to Syria and Tunisia.

March 20: 2 p.m. "The Palestinian Question."

March 21: 11 a.m. "The Anti-war Movement"; noon, "The Jihad."

March 25: noon, Richard Parker, former ambassador to Algeria, Lebanon and Morroco.

*March 21: Support group for members of the Jewish community with family and friends in Israel. This forum is open to individuals dealing with the "stress, anxiety and feelings of uncertainty and helplessness" because of the war, according to Alice Kolman, coordinator of the Jewish Family Life Workshops. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Family Services building, 5750 Park Heights Ave. Call 466-9200, ext. 387.

*March 22: Dance to support local families of gulf troops will be held at Holly Beach Memorial VFW Post 195, at 258 Henrietta Ave. in Essex, from 8 p.m. to midnight. $12 per person, including hot food, live music, beer, and soda. For more information, call 682-6186.

*March 25: Support group by Jewish Family Life Workshops for members of the Jewish community for whom the gulf war has caused memories of trauma caused by past wars. 7 p.m. Jewish Family Services building, 5750 Park Heights Ave. Call 466-9200, ext. 387.

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