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In Baltimore County

Meetings scheduled to help residents pick utility supplier

TOWSON -- The county will sponsor two informational meetings to tell residents about their options in choosing a utility supplier.

Starting July 1, county residents will be able to choose their electric supplier. The two meetings are sponsored by the county Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs and the Maryland Public Service Commission.

The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Family Resource Center, 3525 Resource Drive in Randallstown. The second will be at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Essex library, 1110 Eastern Blvd. in Essex. Information: 410-887- 5557.

Officials to dedicate addition at Deer Park Elementary

OWINGS MILLS -- County officials will cut the ribbon to open a $1 million addition to Deer Park Elementary School tomorrowmorning.

The addition is a one-story brick veneer building with four classrooms, an activity room and a book room.

500-acre wilderness preserve to open Wednesday afternoon

CHASE -- Officials will dedicate Marshy Point Nature Center, a 500-acre wilderness preserve near Dundee and Saltpeter Creeks, at 3: 30 p.m. Wednesday.

The center will feature an exhibit hall and auditorium for adults and schoolchildren, said Robert Stanhope of the Department of Recreation and Parks. About six miles of trails and a canoe dock will be added.

Information: 410-887-2817.

In Baltimore City

Cardin to tour school, talk to parents about renovations

Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Baltimore Democrat, will tour Highlandtown Elementary School, 231 S. Eaton St., at 2: 30 p.m. today and hold a 3 p.m. Town Hall meeting to talk to parents about the need for federal funding to help reduce class size and finance school construction and renovations.

Highlandtown Elementary, which was built in 1929, houses 253 children in a school designed to hold 195. It has no library, no cafeteria and no auditorium.

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