City/county Digest


March 17, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Stem-cell researcher speaks at conference today at Towson U.

TOWSON - Stem-cell researcher Dr. Robert Yuan is to discuss complementary, alternative medicines today at the Towson University Multicultural Conference.

The 10th annual conference, which is sponsored by the school's Multicultural Institute, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University Union. Among the topics to be discussed is how academia can work to reflect the growing diversity of American culture and better prepare its students for the global market.

Registration and lunch are free. Information: 410-704-3931.

Hernwood Elementary sets Hopkins fund-raiser

RANDALLSTOWN - Hernwood Elementary School will hold its 12th annual "Hop for Hopkins" fund-raiser tomorrow night.

The family-fun record hop raises money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center through the county public schools' Kids Helping Hopkins program. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., includes refreshments, a silent auction and door prizes.

Hernwood Elementary School is at 9919 Marriottsville Road.

Villa Julie to hold health fair tomorrow

STEVENSON - Fitness activities, vision screenings and information on educational opportunities in the health professions are among the features of a health fair scheduled for tomorrow at Villa Julie College.

HealthQuest 2004 - presented by Club Med, a group of pre-professional health students at the college, and the school's science and math division - is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college gymnasium.

The health fair is free and open to the public. Information: 443-334-2279.

In Baltimore City

Forums to address architecture issues

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation will hold a series of lunchtime forums that will address issues including historical changes in the city and contemporary urban transformations.

The forums will be held at noon Wednesdays in the Berman Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins University Downtown Center, North Charles and West Fayette streets. At the first one, on March 24, Peter Petersen will discuss his book The Great Baltimore Fire and changes that resulted from the 1904 blaze. Admission is free.

The foundation is a nonprofit outreach organization that focuses on promoting an appreciation for the city through lectures, tours and other programs. Information: 410-962-0241 or

Kingdom Life to install new pastor Saturday

The Kingdom Life Church in Southwest Baltimore will install a new pastor, the Rev. Michael Phillips, at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Kingdom Life, a non-denominational, Pentecostal church is at 125 N. Hilton St.

Phillips, 29, replaces his mother, the Rev. Sandra Phillips-Hayden, 52, who became a bishop two years ago.

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