In Baltimore County
NAACP schedules meeting Tuesday to discuss education
RANDALLSTOWN - The Baltimore County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold an education town meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Randallstown High School, 4000 Offutt Road.
The meeting is to discuss the education of African-American children in Baltimore County public schools, including a persistent and worrisome achievement gap between black and white students.
Sparrows Point teacher receives award from VFW
SPARROWS POINT - The Veterans of Foreign Wars has named Julienne Brownrigg, an English teacher at Sparrows Point High School since 1980, its Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2001.
Brownrigg, an educator for 25 years, received a plaque and a certificate at an awards ceremony Sunday at Aberdeen Memorial VFW Post 10028.
As Maryland Teacher of the Year, she will compete for the VFW's National Citizenship Education Teacher Award next month.
Panel on special education to meet Monday evening
TOWSON - The Baltimore County Citizens' Advisory Committee for Special Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Educational Support Services Building at Greenwood, the school system headquarters, at 6901 Charles St. The meeting is open to the public.
In Baltimore City
Hearing evaluations to be held for adults
The Hearing and Speech Agency, 2220 St. Paul St., has scheduled an open house from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 20 for adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Certified clinical audiologists will provide hearing evaluations. While no reservation is necessary, preference goes to those who have scheduled an evaluation in advance.
Information: 410-243-3800, or TTY 410-243-1276.
Baptist church to honor members at awards dinner
Harlem Park Community Baptist Church, 612-618 N. Gilmor St., is sponsoring an awards banquet, "The Wind Beneath Our Wings," from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 16 to honor members who devote their time to parish organizations.
The cost is $15. Information: the Rev. Raymond Kelly Jr., 410- 669-7637.
Poison center, drug service move offices
The Maryland Poison Center and the University of Maryland Drug Information Service have moved into new offices in rooms 760 and 761 in Pharmacy Hall, 20 N. Pine St.
The center, which has been provided by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy since 1992, is staffed 24 hours a day by pharmacists and nurses who specialize in clinical toxicology.
UMDI provides health and medical information to medical professionals and the public.
Annual PAL spelling bee today at Walbrook High
The Baltimore City Police Athletic League will hold its annual spelling bee from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Walbrook High School, 2000 Edgewood St.
Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said 36 children representing the city's 18 PAL centers will compete in two age groups. Each first-place winner will receive a new Hewlett-Packard computer and color printer.