City/County Digest


April 23, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Residents can bring hazardous waste to park for disposal

COCKEYSVILLE - County residents can bring their household hazardous waste to Oregon Ridge Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow for a special one-day drop-off.

Hazardous materials that will be accepted include: paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals and mercury thermometers. Staff from the county's Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management will be there to receive the waste and arrange disposal.

The collection will take place in the grassy area to the right of the lodge at the park on Beaver Dam Road. From April through October, the county also accepts household hazardous waste from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, 6259 Days Cove Road in White Marsh. Information: 410-887- 3745.

Author to speak tomorrow about late Loyola coach

PIKESVILLE - Author Chip Silverman, an inspiration for Barry Levinson's classic Baltimore film Diner, will speak at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Pikesville Senior Center about his latest book, which celebrates the life of the Loyola College's women's lacrosse coach who died of cancer last year.

In Lucky Every Day: The Wisdom of Diane Geppi-Aikens: 20 Unforgettable Lessons from a Coach Who Made a Difference, Silverman delivers a series of anecdotes and reflections on the Loyola coach's life. Proceeds from the book will go into a trust fund for Geppi-Aikens' four children.

Silverman's talk is sponsored by the Pikesville Friends of the Library, Pages Bookstore and the senior center. The center is at 1301 Reisterstown Road, in the same building as the Pikesville Library.

Photo exhibit of women, sports displayed at school

STEVENSON - A nationally touring photographic celebration of sports in the lives of girls and women will be on exhibit from today through May 7 at St. Timothy's School Athletic Center, 8400 Greenspring Ave.

Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? features photos of female sports stars as well as unknown amateurs. It showcases the work of some of the nation's best photojournalists and photographers, including Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz and Robert Mapplethorpe. The exhibit was developed by Jane Gottesman, who wrote a book of the same title, and by Geoffrey Biddle.

Admission is free, but viewing is by appointment only, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Appointments: Marilyn Doherty, 410-486-7400.

In Baltimore City

Pratt to show film on Holocaust survivors

The Enoch Pratt Free Library will present a screening Tuesday evening of Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust, and a talk with the filmmaker in an event commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah.

The film - to be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. - focuses on three Jewish women recalling their lives as teen-agers in occupied Holland, Hungary and Poland, when they refused to remain passive as the Nazis rounded up the Jewish population, the library said.

Those attending the program will have the opportunity to meet the filmmaker, Martha Lubell, for a post-screening discussion. Admission is free.

Public Works collecting hazardous wastes

The city Department of Public Works will collect hazardous wastes this weekend on the parking lot of the Polytechnic Institute-Western High School campus at Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, city residents can drop off bleach, pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, drain cleaner, gasoline, pool chemicals and other potentially hazardous household materials at the semiannual event.

Computer printers, scanners, monitors and televisions may also be dropped off there.

Proof of city residency is required. Information: 311.

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