Anyone interested in learning how to use the new...

City/County Digest

October 13, 1998|By From staff reports

BROOKLANDVILLE — Anyone interested in learning how to use the new electronic voting machines will be offered instruction at Baltimore City Community College's Harbor Campus, 600 E. Lombard St., on Oct. 20 and 21 and the Liberty Campus, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave., on Oct. 21 and 22.

AVC Advantage Voting Machines will be on display from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. those days. Information: 410-462-8385.

Congressman to sponsor job fair Oct. 26 at armory

U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a 7th District Democrat, will sponsor a job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at 5th Regiment Armory, 219 29th Division St., near the state office building complex at Howard and Preston streets.

Recruiters from 100 private companies and representatives of local, state and federal agencies are expected. Admission is free. Information: 410-496-2010.

Schmoke to hold reception for artists at City Hall

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will be the host at a reception for artists of the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition Cultural Arts Program at 9: 30 a.m. today at the City Hall Rotunda gallery, 100 N. Holliday St.

The artists' photographs and photos of their murals will be displayed at the gallery today through Oct. 30. Information: 410-396-3237.

BROOKLANDVILLE -- In celebration of its new science center, Maryvale Preparatory School is sponsoring a series of free public lectures on health and science.

Tomorrow's lecture is "Heart Disease and Prevention." Other lectures in the series are "Human Genetics," Oct. 21; "Decoding the Secret of Human DNA," Oct. 28; "Cancer Causes and Cures," Nov. 4; "Update on Infectious Diseases," Nov. 11; and "The Health Care System and its Future," Nov. 18.

The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and the University System of Maryland are co-sponsors. Registration is required. To register, send name, address and phone number to Mini-med, Maryvale Preparatory School, 11300 Falls Road, Brooklandville. 21022 or by FAX to 410-309-3110. Information: 410-252-3366.

7 library branches offering free vision screenings


CATONSVILLE -- Free vision screenings are being offered at seven county libraries this month, starting at the Frederick Road branch from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The screenings are being sponsored by the Maryland Society for Sight, and registration is not required.

Anyone interested may call the specific library for information. The other branches are Randallstown and White Marsh on Oct. 20, Essex on Oct. 21, Towson on Oct. 22, Parkville on Oct. 23, and Woodlawn on Oct. 27.

Bicycle ride, walk set to aid cancer clearinghouse


TOWSON -- The Healing Distance, a bike ride and walk on the Northern Central Railroad Trail, will be held Sunday to support a new Internet site, the Healing Breast Cancer Clearinghouse, offering information and support.

Participants will start from 9 a.m. to noon at the trail and Paper Mill Road and go as long as they want. Entry fees are $20 per person and $40 per family.

The Clearinghouse is sponsored by Inspiration Community, a nonprofit service and spiritual organization, said the founder Jessica Dibb, whose sister Jamie Mendlovitz died of breast cancer. Call 410-998-9777, Ext. 7. The Web site after Oct. 30 is

Pub Date: 10/13/98

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