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In Baltimore County

Cockeysville Middle School is honored for its habitat plan

COCKEYSVILLE - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has designated Cockeysville Middle School a Maryland PLANT Community for creating a reforestation and habitat plan. The school also won a citation as a Governor's Green School.

Recently, pupils planted 250 native trees and shrubs to help rebuild an ancient wetland in a wooded area on the Cockeysville campus. They situated a nature trail and tested soil for evidence of groundwater. Wetland plants were added.

Pupils want to add an outdoor classroom and a boardwalk. Birdhouses will be added this summer.

Police seek volunteers to work in PAL centers

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking dedicated volunteers to work at the county's Police Athletic League (PAL) centers.

PAL needs people who have leadership skills in sports, dance or arts and crafts to help children ages 7 to 17.

Information: Call 410-887-5892.

Humane Society plans Bark in the Park event

REISTERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Baltimore County will sponsor Bark in the Park Canine Games on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road.

The event will include games for dogs, a police dog demonstration, dog obedience experts, live music, food and refreshments.

Admission is $5 for each dog, $4 for adults, and free for children 12 and under with donation of food or supplies for the shelter animals. Information: 410-833-2387.

In Baltimore City

Celebrity golf tourney to feature bachelor auction

Dates with Michael McCrary of the Baltimore Ravens and radio personalities Konan, Troy Johnson and Stretch of 92Q-FM will go to the highest bidder today at a bachelor auction during a celebrity golf tournament and "brewfest" sponsored by Max's on Broadway Cigar Club and Western Union to support the Baltimore Police Athletic League.

The fourth annual tournament starts at noon at the Woodlands Golf Course, 2309 Ridge Road, Woodlawn. The banquet and auction begin at 6 p.m. at Max's at Camden Yards, at Howard and Pratt streets in Baltimore. Proceeds from the tournament will pay for Internet access, computers and software at city PAL centers.

Information: tournament director Rita Chappelle, 410- 396-2166.

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