Committee to vote on hotel
The Baltimore City Council's committee of the whole will vote on convention center hotel legislation at 1:30 p.m. in the Curran Conference Room on the fourth floor of City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St. If approved by the committee, the bills are expected to be considered by the full City Council on Aug. 15.
Glen Burnie carnival
The Big Glen Burnie Carnival will be open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today through Friday and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday on the carnival grounds in downtown Glen Burnie. Rides, games of chance and skills, bingo, food and raffles will be featured.
National Night Out
A National Night Out Against Crime event will take place in East Baltimore from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the former Madison Square Elementary School, 1401 E. Biddle St. The event, one of many planned as part of an annual nationwide anti-crime initiative, will include food, live music and information booths.
Family sports festival
The Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a family sports festival from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Clarence H. Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. in Southeast Baltimore. There will be mechanical-bull riding, jousting, basketball, a Baltimore Ravens football obstacle course and a Baltimore Blast fun zone. 410-396-4202.
The Cockeysville Optimist Club will hold motorcycle races at 7 p.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road in Timonium. The competition also will be held Friday, Aug. 10 and Aug. 12. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children younger than age 6. 410-661-6686.
Get Wet Day
The Chesapeake Children's Museum will hold a drop-in Get Wet Day starting at 1 p.m. at 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis. Visitors should take a bathing suit and towel. The event is free with paid museum admission. 410-990-1993.
Adaptive sports expo
Athletes with disabilities will be featured at the Extreme and Adaptive Sports Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Carroll Park, 1400 Washington Blvd. The event, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, will include wheelchair baseball and basketball games, therapeutic horseback riding, a skateboard contest and field activities. 410-767-3656.
Howard County Fair opens
The Howard County Fair will open at the Howard County Fairgrounds with a 60th anniversary kick-off celebration at 5 p.m. Confederate Railroad will perform at 8 p.m. The fair will continue through Aug. 13 at 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, with gates opening at 8 a.m. Admission prices vary. 410-549-5244.
Music at the market
Fresh Music at the Market, a series of free concerts at Lexington Market, will present Wendell Shepherd and the New Life Orchestra from noon to 2 p.m. at its Arcade Stage, 400 W. Lexington St. The series will continue with the John Lamkin Group performing from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 410-685-6169.
Baltimore's ninth annual International Festival will take place from noon to 9:30 p.m. at the Polytechnic Institute/Western High School Complex at Falls Road and Coldspring Lane. The festival, which will feature international performers, food and soccer matches, will continue from noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Kinder Farm Park will hold a turtle derby at 10 a.m. at the main parking lot at 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Children ages 14 and younger can enter a standard-size box or water turtle (no snapping turtles). Entry fee is $2 per turtle, one turtle per child. Registration is required. 410-222-6115.
Trinidad and Tobago festival
The Trinidad and Tobago Days Festival will get under way at 8 p.m. at the Clifton Park band shell, St. Lo Drive. It also will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 Saturday, $8 Sunday; children younger than age 10 will be admitted free. 410-925-8876.