In Baltimore County Family advocacy agency will honor...



In Baltimore County

Family advocacy agency will honor five county students

WOODLAWN - Five students from the Family Advocacy Services' Independent Living Program, which helps young adults with severe emotional and behavioral problems, will be honored at a graduation awards dinner today.

The students, Freddie Jackson, Vance Passmore, George Radebaugh, Ricardo Sheppard and Michael Suggs, have successfully completed the program, which prepares students ages 17-21 to live on their own.

"These are the `throwaway kids' society doesn't want," said Bruce Bertell, FAS founder and chief executive officer. "Their success in this program proves that with the right support and encouragement, they can become capable adults who can contribute to the community." Information, 410-737-4200.

Science center seeking volunteers for summer

STEVENSON - Irvine Natural Science Center at St. Timothy's School is seeking volunteers to help lead science activities for elementary-age children this summer at recreation centers.

No experience is necessary. Volunteers will work in a team and be trained by the center's staff. Programs will run from June 26 to Aug. 4.

Information: 410-484-2413.

Conference set June 27 on Alzheimer's disease

TIMONIUM - The Alzheimer's Association, Central Maryland Chapter, will sponsor a conference June 27 on caring for people with Alzheimer's disease. The free conference for family caregivers will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2812 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore. Advance registration is required.

Topics will include an overview of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, new developments in research, how to manage challenging behaviors, services available in the community and an update on senior issues.

Information: call 410-561-9099or 1-800-243-2273, or visit the Web site at

Applications available for community grants

TOWSON - The county is accepting grant applications through July 21 from incorporated community associations and nonprofit groups to fund physical improvement projects that have a communitywide benefit.

The grants up of to $10,000 under the Community Conservation Action Grant Program require a 25 percent match of cash, donations and/or volunteer labor and must be for projects within designated Community Conservation Areas, as defined by the county's 2010 Master Plan.

An information meeting about the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 19 in the Office of Community Conservation Conference Room, Suite 800, Investment Building, One Investment Place, Towson. Information: (410) 887- 3317.

In Baltimore City

Citizens Planning group to hold workshops at UB

Workshops organized by the Citizens Planning and Housing Association of Baltimore will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 17 at the University of Baltimore business center, North Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue.

Workshop topics include resolving neighborhood conflicts through mediation, improving pedestrian and neighborhood traffic and fighting problem liquor stores and bars.

Information: 410-539-1369.

Roland Park Library design to be presented

The proposed design for the Roland Park Library expansion and renovation will be presented at a town meeting at 7:30 p.m.June 14 in the Great Hall of St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.

Representatives from the architectural team will answer questions and discuss the reasoning behind the suggested changes. A model and drawings of the building also will be on display. Information: 410-889-3058.

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