In Baltimore County Nature center plans Earth Day...

City/County Digest

April 20, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Nature center plans Earth Day events

CHASE - Earth Day 2001 will be observed Sunday during daylong activities at Marshy Point Nature Center on Dundee and Saltpeter creeks.

The program will start at 9 a.m. with a guided bird-watching hike. Other activities include a nature walk, roadside cleanup and trail maintenance. At 7:30 p.m., officials will hold a forum during which visitors will read their favorite passages on nature.

James McKusick, an authority on nature writing and chairman of the English department at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will lead the public readings with his work. The nature center is at 7130 Marshy Point Road.

Officials laud completion of school's 6-room addition

WESTVIEW PARK - Educators and community leaders celebrated yesterday the completion of a six-classroom addition at Johnnycake Elementary School.

The one-story addition will provide classroom space for 150 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten pupils. The addition cost the Baltimore County school system $1.1 million in county and state funds.

Students and volunteers will resurface trail at park

WHITE MARSH - Thirty to 40 volunteers, including students from the Community College of Baltimore County, Calvert Hall and John Carroll High School, will resurface a trail today at Gunpowder Falls State Park.

About 780 feet of the arboretum trail, in the Days Cove area of the park, will be worked on to provide access for the disabled to outdoor education and campfire programs. The work, part of National Youth Service Day, is supported by a grant from Youth Service America.

Picture postmark to mark breast cancer symposium

TOWSON - The Baltimore post office is commemorating tomorrow's Susan G. Komen Foundation Breast Cancer Symposium with a picture postmark.

The Breast Cancer Research stamp and a picture postmark commemorating the symposium will be available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the symposium, which will be held at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road. The picture postmark is free and will be applied to any item bearing first-class postage.

Mail orders for the postmark should be sent no later than May 25 to Breast Cancer Research Station, Loch Raven Branch, U.S. Postal Service, 808 Glen Eagles Court, Baltimore 21204-9998. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Pupils' plantings create home for butterflies

LUTHERVILLE - In celebration of Earth Day, pupils at Hampton Elementary School created a home for butterflies, birds and insects yesterday.

They planted shrubs and flowers to create a 300-square-foot habitat. The area, at the front of the school, will help clean the air and keep the soil healthy.

In Baltimore City

Church's auction today to raise funds for repairs

St. Mary, Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, established in 1868 at 1419 Riverside Ave. in South Baltimore, is holding a silent auction today to raise money to repair the building.

Items for bid will include weekend getaways, gift certificates from local restaurants and vintage fur coats.

The silent auction will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Catholic Community School Hall, Battery Avenue and Gittings Street. Information: Mary Ann Windsor, 410- 685-7972.

Recycling agency honors Morgan State program

Just 5 months old, the recycling program at Morgan State University is processing more than 9 tons of paper, cardboard and beverage containers each month. The success of the campus-wide project has earned the school recognition from the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority, which provides recycling assistance to area businesses.

Today, the agency will present university officials with a Certificate of Excellence for their efforts.

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