City/county Digest


October 21, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

BGE to begin taking applications for energy assistance

Baltimore Gas and Electric has scheduled three sessions to accept applications from low-income city residents seeking energy assistance this winter.

People may apply from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, 511 S. Clinton St. The event is open to all limited-income customers in the city. Spanish translation assistance will be available.

Applications also will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Oliver Senior Center, 1700 N. Gay St., only for members of the center. Low-income senior citizens from across the city can apply at the Oliver center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

Conference will focus on setting up block watches

Residents interested in setting up block watch programs are invited to participate in a conference Saturday with Mayor Martin O'Malley and Police Commissioner Kevin P. Clark.

The conference will feature block watch training, workshops in crime prevention and public safety, and a recognition ceremony for block watch and Citizens on Patrol groups.

There is no charge for the conference, which takes place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane. Lunch will be provided.

Residents can register early through tomorrow by calling 311 and choosing Option 3, which is used for ordering city services. There will be late registration on Saturday at Poly starting at 8 a.m.

ACORN schedules homebuyers fair Saturday

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now will hold its fifth annual Healthy Homes Community Fair on Saturday at Edmondson High School.

The fair will provide help to first-time homebuyers, as well as information on insurance, lead poisoning and predatory lending.

The fair, which is free, is to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call ACORN at 410-735-3360, Ext. 240.

In Baltimore County

Hazardous-waste disposal Saturday at fairgrounds

TIMONIUM -- Baltimore County residents who wish to dispose of hazardous materials may participate in a one-day collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

Materials such as paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning products, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, mercury thermometers and other hazardous waste will be accepted.

For those unable to bring their materials to the event, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management accepts hazardous materials at Eastern Sanitary Landfill, 6259 Days Cove Road, White Marsh, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Information: 410-887-3745.

Fire rescue academy graduates 31 EMTs

TOWSON -- Thirty-one recruits graduating from Baltimore County's fire rescue academy will be assigned to the county's advanced life support medic units, fire officials said.

The recruits were trained as emergency medical technicians. Graduation ceremonies were scheduled for last night at Kenwood High School in Essex.

Mandolin orchestra to play at retirement community

CATONSVILLE -- The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra will play at 7 p.m. tomorrow as part of a concert series at Charlestown Retirement Community's Conference Center on Maiden Choice Lane.

Admission is $2 at the door.

Information: 410-737-8838, ext. 8577.

Monkton United Methodist to present piano concert

MONKTON -- Monkton United Methodist Church will present a piano concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the church's Chapel in the Woods, 1930 Monkton Road.

The program will include Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, Georges Bizet's Carmen Overture and Franz von Suppe's The Light Cavalry.

A goodwill offering will be taken at intermission. Information: 410-472-9116.

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