Hotel hearing resumes

The Baltimore City Council will resume its hearing on a proposed convention center hotel at 10 a.m. in council chambers, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St. The hearing will deal with planning and land-use legislation and road closings. Those who were unable to testify Wednesday will have an opportunity to do so at this hearing.

Charity funding seminar

A seminar to provide faith-based organizations with information about how to apply for federal funds will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the recital hall of Morgan State University's Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive. The seminar, organized by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, will feature representatives from several federal agencies.

Panel discussion on justice

The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold a panel discussion on the state of safety, justice and correctional services in the city at 6 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave.


Summer concert

The 2005 Free Aberdeen Summer Concert Series will continue from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Festival Park in downtown Aberdeen with a performance by members of the Upper Chesapeake Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. 410-939-6767.


Boat parade

Patapsco Riverkeeper, a local environmental group, will launch its harbor patrol boat at 1 p.m. with a boat parade and rally for clean water in the Inner Harbor. Afterward, the Waterkeeper Alliance will hold its Chesapeake Champions Gala fund-raiser at 6:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Boat parade information: 410-313-8826. Gala information: 410-430-8652.

Author to speak at Pratt

Author Andrew Carroll will discuss his newest book, Behind the Lines, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poe Room of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. Carroll is director of the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to preserve wartime correspondence.


Musical competition

The Westminster High School marching band and Youth Education in the Arts will sponsor the Music is Cool Tour 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the school stadium, 1225 Washington Road. A number of drum and bugle corps will perform in competition. Tickets are $10 general admission and $20 for reserved seats. 877-512-TUBA.


Harborplace anniversary

Harborplace will celebrate its 25th anniversary at 11 a.m. with a parade along the west harbor's promenade followed by a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the amphitheater, 200 E. Pratt St. A tribute to the Harborplace street performer program will take place from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the amphitheater. There will be a family celebration from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Light Street Pavilion. 410-332-4191.

Dundalk Heritage Fair

The Dundalk Heritage Fair will mark its 30th anniversary with three stages of music, vendors, rides and games from noon to 9:30 p.m. at Heritage Park on Dunmanway. The festival will continue from noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $4, with children 12 and under admitted free. 410-284-4022.


Symphony performance

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will present its first summer series concert at 8 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College's Siegert Field, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. It will be preceded by a show including contemporary Latin and jazz music that begins at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow the concert about 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. 410-269-1132 or


Arts at Sunday market

The West Street Market will hold a First Sunday Arts event from noon to 5 p.m. on West Street between Church Circle and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Local arts, crafts, live music and demonstrations will be featured. 410-295-6663.

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