Kids convention to make learning fun
Maryland is holding a kids convention -- the state's first -- this weekend at Towson State University. Youngsters from all over the state -- and their families -- are invited to participate in cultural activities, sports clinics and scientific exhibits. The Science Center will bring an exhibit that includes hands-on experiments and planetarium shows. There will be a computer lab, and a show by the Baltimore Zoo.
There will be displays and workshops for adults and family entertainment.
Sponsored by the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families and several area businesses, the convention will focus on the importance of families and the availability of services to help them.
Convention hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. For more information, phone 225-4160.
On hearing loss
Good Samaritan Hospital and the Enoch Pratt Library are sponsoring a program for people with hearing loss and those who live with the hearing-impaired. "Coping with Hearing Loss" is free and open to the public at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Northwood Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. For more information, phone 323-2122.
Family Forum welcomes items of interest to families. Notices about events must be received two weeks in advance. Send them to: Mary Maushard, Family Forum, The Evening Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Box 1377, Baltimore 21278.