A SNEAK preview of the offerings at Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts will be available Tuesday at Baltimore- Washington International Airport.
Chesapeake Center will sponsor a day of entertainment and the arts, celebrating the unveiling of an airport collage saluting "A Century of the Arts in Maryland."
From 10: 45 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m., the center will present singing and dancing and an artisans' exhibit featuring members of the Maryland Poetry and Literary Society, painters and Clayworks artists.
Performers will include the Howard County Youth Chorus, vocalist Shawn Marie Diddy and several dance groups.
Maryland author Lucia St. Clair Robson will sign her books, "Ride the Wind," "Fearless" and "Mary's Land" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northern District meeting
Assistant State's Attorney Thomas J. Fleckenstein and Molly Cannon of the county Waste Management Bureau will speak at the monthly meeting of the Northern District Police Community Relations Council at 7: 30 p.m. May 3, at the district station on Hammonds Lane.
Fleckenstein will discuss the role of the state's attorney's office in combating crime. Cannon will speak on the functions of her agency. A representative of the county police will present an update on activities in the Northern District.
North County residents are welcome to attend.
Children in grades 7 to 12 are invited to take part in W.O.W. -- Words of Wisdom -- from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Wednesdays at Townsend Avenue Baptist Church.
Participants will be involved in educational and recreational activities.
"Our goal is to create a positive environment where the young people are able to enjoy plenty of fun and games while learning life-changing spiritual truths from God's word that will guide and direct them the rest of their lives," said the Rev. Scott Neiswender, the pastor. "Current issues pertaining to youth will be addressed from a biblical perspective."
Recreational activities will include a variety of sports, games, skits and singing.
The church is at Fifth Street and Townsend Avenue.
Information: the Rev. Mike Pollack, 410-355-0347.
Merit badge awards
Five Scouts from Troop 188 distinguished themselves at a recent Scout Merit Badge Madness Weekend.
Young Kim, David Fuller Jr., Harry Anuszewski and Paul St. John earned the emergency preparedness badge, for which Scouts must demonstrate expertise in skills needed to survive and assist the community in the event of an emergency, such as a hurricane or flood.
Andrew Francis was awarded a communications badge for mastering communication skills such as Morse code and signals.
Alan Bailey earned a badge in model design for constructing an architectural model of the interior and exterior of a home.
The three badges are required to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
The troop invites anyone interested in Scouting to stop by its booth at Scout Expo 2000, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 at Baltimore's PsiNet Stadium.
"The expo is for boy and girl Scouts. You will be able to learn everything there is to know about Scouting there. There will also be all sorts of games and crafts," said Troop spokesman Sandy Romey.
Expo admission is $2. Tickets may be purchased from Troop 188. Information: Jim Scott, 410- 766-8626
St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church will hold its spring carnival each evening from May 16 to 19 on the school grounds, at 410 Jeffrey St.
Advance "Ride All Night" tickets may be purchased until May 15 at a cost of $7 -- a "real good deal," since the prices for individual rides are about 90 cents, said spokesman Sandy Romey.
Advance tickets: 410-355-6646.
The Brooklyn Heights Players of Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church will present their 7th Variety Show and Dinner on May 13 in the church hall.
Lasagna will be served at 5: 30 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m.
"It's always a surprise. The show is very popular. It's always a sellout," said church spokesman Paige Wacker. Tickets are $12 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 10. Those 5 and younger will be admitted free.
The church is at 110 Townsend Ave.
Church flea market
English Consul Christian Church has scheduled its spring flea market for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Tables may be rented for $8. All types of flea market merchandise are welcome. "We don't have craft tables, but everything else that you could possibly want will be there," said market organizer Louise Forrester.
English Consul is at 2733 Daisy Ave., off Route 648.
To reserve a table: 410-247-7990.