In Baltimore County Parkville Middle pupil contracts...

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March 09, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Parkville Middle pupil contracts meningitis, in critical condition

TOWSON -- A Parkville Middle School pupil has been diagnosed with meningitis -- the same disease that killed a Towson University student this week.

Christopher Vananzo, 14, was in critical condition at Sinai Hospital yesterday evening, said Gretchen Genello, a hospital spokeswoman. Parents who believe their child might have come in close contact with Vananzo have been urged to seek medical advice from their family physician.

Health officials see no connection between the Parkville Middle School case and the case of Joseph "Pat" Kepferle, a Towson University freshman who died Sunday.

Community college to hold free women's health fair

DUNDALK -- A women's health fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at the Dundalk campus of Community College of Baltimore County, 7200 Sollers Point Road.

The fair will feature demonstrations, workshops and specialists who will address questions on topics ranging from blood pressure and stress to breast self-examinations.

The event is free and open to the public. Information: 410-682- 8436.

Bookstore's donation helps library after sprinkler leak

TOWSON -- Barnes & Noble Towson Circle donated 115 books to help replace volumes damaged in a sprinkler malfunction that ruined hundreds of books at Towson public library.

The section damaged contained authors from N to T. The donated books, valued at $950, include authors such as James Patterson, Belva Plain, Nora Roberts, Anita Shreve, Danielle Steele, Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain.

Department of Aging talks to discuss family caregivers

TOWSON -- The county's Department of Aging will begin a series of free seminars for family caregivers at 6: 45 p.m. March 16 with "Family Issues in Caregiving: A Guided Discussion," moderated by Fran Lodder, a Sinai Hospital social worker.

The seminar will be offered at Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road. Dinner will be available for a nominal charge at 6 p.m.

Reservations: 410-887-2594.

In Baltimore City

Adams Chapel AME Church sets Ushers Day on Sunday

Adams Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3813 Egerton Road in West Baltimore, will hold its annual Ushers Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Russell Grove of Canaan Baptist Church in the city will preach.

Congregation will present annual women's celebration

Oak Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, 123 W. 24th St., will celebrate its annual Women's Day at the 10 a.m. and 3: 30 p.m. services March 19. "Christian Women Prepared and Ready to Meet the Master" is the theme of the celebration.

The Rev. Marie Lewis, associate pastor of New Friendship Baptist Church in East Baltimore, will speak at the morning service. The afternoon service, a musical program, will feature area choral groups. Information: 410-235-6908.

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