In Baltimore County
Lecturer to read from his latest book, discuss memorabilia
TOWSON -- Philip Merrill, a lecturer, writer and collector of African-American memorabilia, will read from his latest book, "Black America Series: Baltimore," from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Towson University's African-American Cultural Center.
Merrill is the founder of NannyJack Inc., a Baltimore-based organization with more than 20,000 cultural artifacts. He will discuss the collection, on display until March 31 at the cultural center and at Cook Library on the Towson campus, during tomorrow's appearance.
The discussion and reading are free and open to the public. Information: 410-830-2641.
Baseball clinic to feature former Orioles players
LANSDOWNE -- A baseball clinic for area youths ages 8 to 16 will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the recreation center at Lansdowne High School, 3800 Hollins Ferry Road.
The 42nd annual Oriole Baseball Clinic of Stars costs $5, including adults accompanying youths. Participants must wear gym shoes and provide a baseball glove.
Sponsored by Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, the clinic will include instruction by Jim Gilbert, an Orioles scout, and his staff of former Orioles ballplayers Dave Johnson, Al Bumbry, Larry Sheets and Mark Williamson. Information: 410-887-1071.
2-month project to monitor streams seeks volunteers
TOWSON -- Volunteers are sought for a two-month project monitoring the health of Baltimore County streams, sponsored by Save Our Streams and the county's Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management.
The Citizen for Stream Restoration Campaign will focus on 45 streams countywide from March 1 to April 30. Information: Sue Fothergill, 410-969-0139.
Department on Aging seeks volunteers for Medbank
TOWSON -- The county Department on Aging is seeking volunteers, age 55 and older, to work for Medbank of Maryland Inc.
Medbank is a nonprofit organization that helps provide free medication to the poor. Volunteers will be asked to help patients with paperwork they must complete to receive medicine.
In Baltimore City
Goodwill Industries to open retail store in Locust Point
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake will open its 16th retail store in the Baltimore area at 9 a.m. Thursday in Southside Market Place shopping center on Fort Avenue in Locust Point.
The store will offer new and used clothing and household goods donated to Goodwill. Revenue from Goodwill retail stores supports the nonprofit organization's mission to provide jobs for people with disabilities, those on public assistance, and displaced workers.
City agency will sponsor 2 public forums on housing
The City Council's Housing, Health and Environment Committee will hold two community forums at which residents can express concerns and offer ideas on housing issues. Acting Housing Commissioner Patricia J. Payne has been invited to the sessions.
The forums will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at City College, 3220 The Alameda, and tomorrow at Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway.
Pub Date: 2/22/00