In Baltimore City Center offers care for men lacking...

City/County Digest

May 12, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Center offers care for men lacking insurance

City men ages 19 to 64 who have no health insurance can get treatment at the Men's Health Center, which opened about a month ago at 1515 W. North Ave. The Baltimore Health Department facility provides primary and dental care, health education and other support services.

The center serves men with low-paying jobs that offer no health benefits and those who are mentally ill or addicted to drugs.

The center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 410-396-MENS.

Garrison Blvd. residents to hold festival tomorrow

Residents of the Garrison Boulevard area will hold a spring festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 2610 Garrison Blvd. at Bateman Avenue.

Sponsored by the Garrison Boulevard United Neighbors Association, the "Unity in the Community" festival will begin with a parade near the church. Other activities include arts and crafts, games, food and health screenings.

An open house tour will give prospective buyers a glimpse of local residences for sale. Information: 410-542-9050.

Campaign to prevent lead poisoning begins today

Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Mayor Martin O'Malley are scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. today in the 300 block of Ilchester Ave. in East Baltimore to begin "Runs Better Unleaded," a regional outreach campaign to prevent lead poisoning.

The campaign is a partnership of the city, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning.

The campaign will place placards -- bearing slogans such as "Protect Your Child From Lead" -- on public buses and trains throughout Maryland. Information: 800-370-5323 or 410-534-6447.

In Baltimore County

A Taste of Catonsville to feature local cuisine, tour

CATONSVILLE -- The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will serve as host for A Taste of Catonsville from 5 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday at Mount de Sales High School.

Fourteen area restaurants will provide samples of their specialties. Mount de Sales students will conduct tours of the historic school.

Proceeds will go to the Catonsville Independence Day parade and fireworks. Reservations: 410-719-9609.

County PAL centers to hold anti-crime track meet today

TOWSON -- Members of Police Athletic League recreation centers from around the county will participate today in the first Kids Against Crime Club track meet at Towson University.

The athletes, ages 7 to 14, will compete in running events, the long jump, the high jump and softball throw. The meet begins at 5 p.m. at Minnegan Stadium.

The Kids Against Crime Club was organized by track and field athletes from Towson University. The club sponsors sporting events that promote drug-free and nonviolent activities.

Tour of Sudbrook Park set tomorrow, lecture Monday

PIKESVILLE -- The historic Sudbrook Park community in Baltimore County, planned in the 1880s by Frederick Law Olmsted, will be featured in a walking tour tomorrow and a lecture Monday.

The two-hour walking tour will begin at 10 a.m. at Sudbrook Lane and Cliveden Road. Tour leaders will be Melanie Anson, author of "Olmsted's Sudbrook: The Making of a Community," and architect Roger Katzenberg. Registration: 410-486-6814.

At 7: 30 p.m. Monday, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 101 Church Lane, architect James Wollon Jr. will present a free slide lecture about noteworthy architects who worked in Sudbrook Park and what they designed.

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