In Baltimore City Pratt Society to give Morrison...

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November 05, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Pratt Society to give Morrison literary achievement honor

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will receive the Enoch Pratt Society's annual Lifetime Achievement Award at a dinner Thursday at the main library on Cathedral Street, library officials announced.

The dinner is open to invited guests and society members, who are library patrons contributing $1,000 or more in a year.

Morrison is author of Beloved and Song of Solomon. Previous award recipients include Saul Bellow, Joyce Carol Oates and John Updike, library officials said.

College financing seminar is planned for this evening

A seminar about financing college will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, Monument and Wolfe streets.

High school students and adults considering further education can learn about federal, state and private-aid scholarships. The college application process and preparation for the SAT will be discussed.

The seminar, sponsored by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, is free and open to the public. Information: 410-496-2010.

Housing center to give home tips for the winter

Garwyn Oaks Housing Resource Center will sponsor a free weatherization and home maintenance workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at Apostolic Bible Study Church, 2506-8 Garrison Blvd.

The event will include demonstrations and information on preparing and repairing a home for the winter. Representatives from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and the Baltimore City Weatherization Office will be on hand.

Information and registration: the center at 410-542-9050.

In Baltimore County

Chamber of Commerce sets Fall Job Fest on Friday

DUNDALK -- The Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Fall Job Fest on Friday at Martin's North Point, 2317 North Point Blvd.

Representatives from employers will talk with prospective employees. Last year, more than 75 employers were present in fields such as computers, financial and health services, technology and manufacturing.

The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Job candidates are asked to provide resumes. Information: 410-282-9100.

College campus schedules ceremony to honor veterans

ESSEX -- The Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County will hold a recognition ceremony for veterans at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities and Arts recital hall.

Speakers will include Col. Charles Williams, executive director of the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training.

Information: 410-780-6920.

Sports columnist at Sun to discuss his book tonight

TOWSON -- John Eisenberg, a sports columnist at The Sun, will discuss his new book, From 33rd Street to Camden Yards: An Oral History of the Baltimore Orioles, at 7 p.m. today at the Towson library.

The program, co-sponsored by Friends of the Towson Library and Historic Towson Inc., includes a book signing and refreshments.

The library is at 320 York Road. Information: 410-887-6166.

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