JUDAISM TALKS -- Arnold Eisen, chancellor-elect of the Jewish Theological Seminary, will speak on Judaism at 8 p.m. at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville. He and a panel of rabbis will speak on Conservative Judaism at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Road, Pikesville. Both talks are free and open to the public, although reservations are requested. Beth El, 410-484-0411; Chizuk Amuno, 410-486-6400.


HARFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS -- The Harford County Board of Education will hold a business meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Administration Building, 102 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air. The superintendent is scheduled to give the annual State of the System update. 410-588-5203.



BALTIMORE COUNTY SCHOOLS -- The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 6901 Charles St., Towson. The agenda includes the presentation of the superintendent's proposed 2008 operating budget. 410-887-4126.

HOWARD TRANSPORTATION -- Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will discuss transportation in Howard County at a meeting of Transportation Advocates from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-203-1178.


ASSEMBLY CONVENES -- The Maryland General Assembly will convene for its 2007 session at noon in Annapolis, with the swearing-in of members of the House and Senate.

COUSTEAU TALK -- Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of the Ocean Futures Society, will speak at 7 p.m. at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Tickets for his talk in the Lyn P. Meyerhoff Amphitheater, Pier 3, 501 E. Pratt St., are $15 and $10 for aquarium members. 410-727-3474 or


ARUNDEL AWARDS DINNER -- The 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at La Fontaine Bleu, 7514 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie. The main speaker will be Rep. Christopher Van Hollen. The cost is $50. Reservations are required. 410-760-4115.

BIRD CLUB -- The Harford Bird Club will hold its winter meeting at 7 p.m. at the Churchville Presbyterian Church, Routes 136 and 22. Birdwatcher Hank Kaestner will speak. 410-879-7424.



KING LECTURE -- The Enoch Pratt Free Library will hold its 26th annual program on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a lecture by the Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook at 2 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium of the Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Cook, the senior pastor of Believers Christian Fellowship Church in Harlem, is the editor of Sister to Sister and the author of a book, Too Blessed to be Stressed.


KING CELEBRATION -- The Martin Luther King Jr. Howard County Holiday Commission will present the county's 22nd commemorative celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3:30 p.m. in Smith Theatre at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Admission is free. 410-313-6430.