Al Freeman Jr., an award-winning stage, television, and film actor as well as a teacher, will present the next Langston Hughes Lecture inthe Arts at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Moriah AME Church in Annapolis. This is an on-going series of presentations by major black personalities in the fields of art, literature, dance, drama, music, oratory andfilm. Among previous lecturers were painter Lois Mailou Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, ballet dancer Sylvester Campbell and Jazz singer Ethel Ennis of Baltimore.

The program is open public, which is invited to talk with the artists.


Information: 269-0327.



The following events will take place in July at the Turning Wheel, a bookstore and resource center at 8039-A Ritchie Highway in Pasadena.

* Practical Trance Work -- A five-session, hands-on course focuses on hypnotic trances and their value in esoteric training, growth and work. Subjects include trance induction, visualization, deepening trance and safety;8 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The first session is free, and $15 per class thereafter.

* Numerology -- an ancient art of divinationand character analysis. Mike Woren explains the basics of both Pythagorean and Golden Dawn systems. He will also show workshop members the meanings of their personal numbers; 8 p.m. July 3, 10, 17 and 24. The first session is free, and $15 per class thereafter.

* The Seven Minute Massage Workshop -- conducted by Jessica McClain, a certified massage practitioner, who will discuss the benefits of massage and teach a quick basic massage technique you can give to yourself or a friend; 8 p.m. July 12. The cost is $15.

* Pomegranate Concert -- awomen's musical group that celebrates religions; 7 p.m. July 20. Admission is $5.

Information: 761-3130.


Runners in Anne Arundel County are invited by the Corporate West Running Club to a 5-kilometer race Aug. 2 at the Patapsco State Park-Avalon site.


Proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society. This is the second year the event has been run, and all sponsorship inquiries are welcome.

Write to the Corporate West Running Club, P.O. Box 746, Mail Stop G-11, Baltimore, 21203.

Information: (301) 765-1942.


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has begun its second annual subscription series aimed specifically at African-Americans.

Entitled "Classically Black," the five-concert series runs from Oct. 3 to May 22. Tickets are priced at $85 and $105 for the series, representing discounts of up to 25 percent over single-ticket prices.


Among the guest performers in the series are singer Johnny Mathis, pianist Andrea Watts, Metropolitan Opera soprano Harolyn Blackway and the Boys Choir of Harlem. BSO conductor DavidZinman will conduct the world premiere of black composer George Walker's "Folk songs for Orchestra."

As an added incentive, for every concert series of tickets purchased, the BSO will donate one ticket to a performance by the Boys Choir of Harlem, to Upward Bound, aBaltimore-area program to help disadvantaged youth.

Information: 783-8000.