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August 15, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Mayor, other officials to sing at concert for young voters

Drumming up voters rather than votes, Mayor Martin O'Malley and Baltimore County Del. Robert A. Zirkin will sing tonight in a free concert with area rock bands at the Inner Harbor to encourage young adults to register and participate in the coming elections.

The Democratic officeholders will be joined by the bands Cloudbreak and Laughing Colors in the 8:15 p.m. "Rockin' the Vote" concert on the outdoor stage at Power Plant Live!

Voter registration tables manned by volunteers will be set up throughout the main plaza of the entertainment center during the event to sign up voters. Tuesday is Maryland's registration deadline to vote in the primary election Sept. 10.

Free immunizations planned Saturday afternoon at mall

Free immunization shots for children will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday by the city Health Department and the school system at Mondawmin Mall. Parents or guardians must provide their children's immunization records.

All children entering prekindergarten in the school system are required to have three hepatitis B shots and one chicken pox shot, or proof of disease, in addition to other immunizations. Children without proof of compliance will not be permitted to attend the first day of school.

The first 400 children to get their shots at the mall will receive a backpack containing school supplies. Information: 410-396-4454.

Professor of social work to be honored this evening

Mark G. Battle, a visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, whose contributions to the field span 55 years, will receive the National Association of Social Workers Lifetime Achievement Award tonight in Crystal City, Va.

Recognized by colleagues as a pioneer, Battle, 78, of Columbia has mentored dozens of aspiring social workers and made contributions in community organizing, academia and administration.

As an administrator of the Bureau of Work Training Programs in the U.S. Department of Labor in the 1960s, he helped design the Economic Opportunity Act. He has been executive director of NASW, and social work professor at Howard University and the Universities of Michigan, Illinois and Maryland.

In Baltimore County

Cromwell Valley Park to hold farm tour, concert

CROMWELL VALLEY - The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a farm tour and work day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Cromwell Valley Park. The free event will teach participants about community-supported agriculture.

The county will also hold a free concert featuring the Boumi Temple Brass Band and Saxophone Quartet at Cromwell Valley from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Music will include big band, show tunes and spirituals.

Cromwell Valley Park is in the 2000 block of Cromwell Bridge Road. Information: 410-887-2503.

Veterans of Foreign Wars to hold craft and yard sale

OWINGS MILLS - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 521 will hold a craft and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Space for vendors is available.

The post is in the 200 block of Tollgate Road in Owings Mills. Information: 410-356-6578.

Maryland Line church plans two flea markets

MARYLAND LINE - Maryland Line United Methodist Church will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 21.

Vendors must bring their tables and pay $10 for a sales space. Sandwiches, drinks and baked goods will be sold by the church and cannot be sold by vendors.

The church is in the 21500 block of York Road in Maryland Line. Information: 410-343-0567.

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