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Anne Arundel concerts

The board of directors of the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Room 152 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. Limited subscriptions are available for the 2005-2006 season that features organist Hector Olivera, the American Dance Company, guitarist Edgar Cruz, the Pied Pipers and Newstead Trio. Subscriptions are $40, $10 for students, $90 for a two-parent family and $50 for a single-parent family.


African fair

An exhibition is being held that pulls together a wide range of artisans from a variety of African nations showing off their products. The fair, at Baltimore's Convention Center, runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues Wednesday and Thursday. Admission is free.


Groundbreaking at park

A groundbreaking will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Latrobe Park in Locust Point for a new soccer field, playground, storm drains and lighting for the soccer/kickball field.

Zydeco in Howard County

Comcast and Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will present Junkyard Saints, a zydeco and rhythm and blues band, at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park South. The concert is free; a $3 donation will be collected for parking.


Park restoration talk

The administrator of a large public park in Brooklyn, N.Y., will speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of Mount Vernon Place. Tupper Thomas, who runs the 560-acre Prospect Park, will talk about refurbishing parks through public and private partnerships at 7 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum. The cost is $10 for members of Friends of Mount Vernon Place and $15 for nonmembers. Information: 443-524-2370 or


Teen night

Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring Summer Teen Jam at Druid Hill Park from 7 p.m. to midnight. There will be food, live entertainment, dance contests, movies, swimming and basketball. Advance Registration is required. Information: 410-396-6694.

Oregon Ridge hike

A naturalist with the Oregon Ridge Nature Center will lead a hike through the woods to explore nocturnal sights and sounds. The Strawberry Moon Hike and Campfire will be from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for children age 6 and older with a parent. The cost is $3 in advance. Reservations: 410-887-1815.


City pools open

A party to kick off the start of Baltimore's swim season will be held at the Clifton Park pool at 11 a.m. Mayor Martin O'Malley will blow the whistle for the first splash, and he will then will dive into the pool. Across the city, 21 pools are opening Saturday.

Museum opening

The Reginald F. Lewis Maryland Museum of African American History and Culture opens at 10 a.m. The museum is at Pratt and President streets in the Inner Harbor. The featured exhibition is A Slave Ship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie.

Farmers' markets

Carroll County Farmers' Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carroll County Agriculture Center on Smith Avenue, Westminster. An anniversary celebration will be held with cake and door prizes. Master gardeners will answer questions and offer advice on gardening problems. The Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Conaway South parking lot along Route 27. And the Taneytown Main Street Farmers' Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at Tender Learning Care.


Minority health fest

The Minority Health Council will hold a Cancer Awareness Day and Health Fair from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dutterer Family Park off Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster. Live Mexican music, Latin dance and stepping demonstrations, children's activities, testimony from cancer survivors and free food, including healthy selections and ethnic dishes, will be featured. Health information and screenings will be provided.

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