In Baltimore CountyLibrary branches schedule children's...

City/County Digest

June 21, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Library branches schedule children's programs next month

TOWSON -- Free children's activities will be offered by Baltimore County Public Library at branches around the county next month. For a listing of events and sites, call 410-887-6127. Programs include:

"Little Wonders," rhymes, finger plays and stories for infants and toddlers accompanied by an adult at 10: 30 a.m. July 8 at Cockeysville branch library, 9833 Greenside Drive. Information: 410-887-7750.

"The Magic of Wild Willy Woo Woo," a magic show for all ages, 1 p.m. July 10 at Arbutus branch library, 1581 Sulphur Spring Road. Information: 410-887-1451.

Workshop set to instruct volunteer stream monitors

OWINGS MILLS -- More than 80 people are expected to attend a workshop at the Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area on Saturday teaching volunteers how to monitor streams.

The event, sponsored by Save Our Streams and the county Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management, is designed to teach the latest biological sampling techniques and how to perform a visual habitat assessment.

The trained volunteers will be used to monitor 100 stream sampling sites around the county.

Fireworks site relocates to Loch Raven Academy

TOWSON -- Because of construction on Luskins Hill, the annual Fourth of July Loch Raven Fireworks will be held at the Loch Raven Academy recreation fields this year.

Organizers say a majority of local residents will be able to see the fireworks display from their yards, but parking will be available along Joppa Road, Putty Hill Avenue, Goucher Boulevard, Taylor Avenue and Loch Raven Boulevard.

Rain date is July 5. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the volunteer effort can send checks to Kiwanis Club of Loch Raven, P.O. Box 9838, Loch Raven 21284-9838 or Loch Raven Business Association, P.O. Box 42083, Loch Raven 21284-2083.

In Baltimore City

Officials say floating masses in Inner Harbor are algae

After investigating complaints of fecal matter floating in the Inner Harbor, the Department of Public Works says the problem is clumps of algae caused by recent hot, dry weather.

Department spokesman Kurt L. Kocher said that after the agency received complaints early last week, inspectors checked sewer lines but found no problems.

Community Health Day to offer advice, screenings

Johns Hopkins Hospital medical professionals and Radio One are sponsoring Community Health Day on Wednesday outside the station's downtown studios at 100 St. Paul Plaza.

Each hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., issues such as diabetes, nutrition and prenatal health will be discussed on Radio One's four stations -- WERQ 92 FM, WWIN 95.9 FM, WWIN 1400 AM and WOLB 1010 AM.

Community Health Day will feature free medical screenings, voter registration and live entertainment. Information: 410-332- 4600.

Enterprise Foundation names 2 to advisory panel

The Enterprise Foundation, which helps rebuild communities nationwide, has appointed two Baltimoreans to its Network Advisory Committee.

Marie Washington has been president of East Baltimore Community Corp. since 1978, and Emmanuel Price is a special assistant to Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and chief executive officer of Community Building in Partnership Inc.

The Enterprise Foundation was launched in 1982 by James W. Rouse, the developer of Columbia, and his wife, Patty. Working with partners and more than 1,100 nonprofit organizations, the foundation provides low-income people with affordable housing, and access to jobs and child care.

Pub Date: 6/21/99

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