Federal grant will help 35 low-income, high...

A $700,000

October 29, 1997|By From staff reports

ESSEX — A $700,000 federal grant will help 35 low-income, high school dropouts earn equivalency diplomas while they rehabilitate four West Baltimore rowhouses, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced yesterday.

The Maryland Democrat said the youths will learn construction skills while rehabilitating the rowhouses in Sandtown-Winchester owned by Sandtown Habitat for Humanity. The homes will be sold to low-income families.

The program is operated by Sandtown Habitat for Humanity, Community Building Partnership and Living Classrooms Foundation.

Ethics of genetic research to be focus of discussion

A play and panel discussion on the ethical dilemmas posed by genetic research will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The panel will include geneticists, and the discussion will be moderated by Miriam Blitzer, acting head of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Division of Human Genetics.

The discussion will be preceded by a one-act play in which a high school girl debates whether to be tested to determine if she carries the gene that caused her sister's blindness. The event is sponsored by the Bethesda-based American Society of Human Genetics, the Bethesda Academy of the Performing Arts' Imagination Stage and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

Irish folk music concert will feature Dublin piper

A concert of Irish folk music, featuring uilleann piper Mick O'Brien of Dublin, will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and Charles Street.

Two local musicians, uilleann piper Eliot Grasso, a Loyola High School ninth-grader, and fiddler Jim Egan, a senior at the Baltimore School for the Arts, will perform.

Also performing will be Sue Richards on Celtic harp, Billy McComiskey on button accordion and Ken Kolodner on hammer dulcimer. The concert is sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers and $5 for children younger than age 12.

ESSEX -- Kenwood High School is accepting applications for its two magnet programs, the International Baccalaureate Program and the Sports Science Academy.

The programs are open to students from throughout the county. Students interested in the International Baccalaureate Program should contact Christine Amiss, and those interested in the sports program should contact Jim Wilmot. Both can be reached at 410-887-6384.

Ethnic heritage festival scheduled at Essex college

ESSEX

ESSEX -- More than 30 nations will be represented Saturday and Sunday at Essex Community College's 20th annual ethnic heritage festival, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

The festival will feature handcrafted gifts, an international beer garden, continuous stage entertainment and a dining room with food from around the world.

Information: 410-780-6572.

Chief Judge Bell to speak at human relations banquet

PIKESVILLE

PIKESVILLE -- Robert M. Bell, chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, will be guest speaker at the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission's annual banquet at 6: 30 p.m. today.

The event will be held at the Pikesville Hilton, 1726 Reisterstown Road. Tickets: 410-887-5917.

Pub Date: 10/29/97

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