City/county Digest


March 18, 2006

Baltimore County: Senior centers

Art workshops to begin Friday

Art workshops titled "We Love, Therefore We Remember" will be presented in six Baltimore County Senior Centers between Friday and April 4. These workshops, sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging, encourage participants to create art guided by those they have loved and lost. The artwork produced will be included in a larger community exhibition in May, Anonymous Requiem II, at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Participating locations are the Lansdowne, Rosedale, Liberty, Victory Villa, Reisterstown and Fleming Senior Centers. There is no cost for the workshops and supplies are provided, but Department of Aging programming manager Barbara Scher said that participants are welcome to bring their own. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration can be completed at any participating centers, or by calling 410-887-3655.

Baltimore: Education

Lebanon professor to speak at college

Najah Abdallah, a Fulbright visiting specialist from Lebanon, will deliver the 2006 Baldwin Lecture in the Humanities on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the LeClerc Auditorium at the College of Notre Dame, 4701 N. Charles St. Abdallah - an assistant professor of mass communications at Notre Dame University in Lebanon - will speak on "Women and the Media in the Arab World." The lecture is open to the public and free. For more information, call 410-532-5556 or go to

Notre Dame holds graduate session

The College of Notre Dame will hold an information session for students interested in the school's graduate students program Tuesday in Fourier Hall on the campus, 4701 N. Charles St. Registration and light refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by an overview of the graduate studies program at 6 p.m. College advisers will be available to meet with prospective students. For more information, or to reserve a place in the information session, call 410-532-5317 or go to

Trade Center

Impressionist art to go on display

A collection of 20 paintings by impressionist artist Anne-Marie Esson will be displayed at the World Trade Center's Top of the World Observation deck from April 3 through April 30. Esson is a Maryland artist, teacher and designer. The paintings being displayed are of Maryland themes. Admission to the observation deck on the 27th floor is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The artist's display is sponsored by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. For more information, call 410-837-8439 or go to

Spring sweep

Annual cleanup is set for April 22

Baltimore officials are encouraging communities to sign up for the city's Super Spring Sweep Thing 7. The cleanup - set for Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - encourages neighborhood residents to get outside and clean, with the Department of Public Works providing gloves, brooms, rakes and shovels to remove debris accumulated over the winter. The registration deadline for neighborhoods is April 17. For more information or to sign up, call 410-396-4572 or 311.

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