Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

March 25, 2006

Yard material recycling will resume for some

Beginning April 1, the county will again provide a separate yard materials recycling collection, every other week, to residents in more than 160,000 single-family homes and townhouses who have a "Y" on their collection schedule.

Acceptable yard materials include grass, leaves and small brush. Residents are reminded to use paper or plastic lawn and leaf bags to set out the yard materials. Bags must not exceed 30 pounds.

Branches and limbs will be collected only if they are no longer than 3 feet, no larger than 3 inches in diameter, and tied in bundles weighing 30 pounds or less.

The yard materials collected will be composted into organic material to be used by county agencies and residents. Residents who do not have a collection schedule or who want free compost and mulch may call 410-887-2000.

Perry Hall

Concert tribute to Rosa Parks

The Baltimore Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert at 7 p.m. April 2 with a tribute to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

A community band in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, the group will perform the music of Leonard Bernstein, Otto Schwarz, Floyd Werle, Mark Camphouse, Alfred Reed, Clifton Williams and Gustav Holst.

The evening's centerpiece will be a musical tribute to Parks, who refused to give up her seat and move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. Parks died in October at the age of 92.

Sponsored by the Greater Perry Hall Community Alliance, the performance will be held at Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road. Donations will be accepted. Information: 410-780-6665.

Towson

School board to vote on boundaries

The Baltimore County School Board is expected to vote on the proposed boundary lines for the new Windsor Mill Middle School at its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Board members also are scheduled to hear a report on the secondary English and language arts curriculum.

The meeting will be in the ESS Building, Room 114, on the Greenwood campus, 6901 Charles St., Towson.

Catonsville

Organist performs at Spring Grove

Terry Nace, a professional organist and organ builder, will perform in concert at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Rice Auditorium at Spring Grove Hospital Center, Wade Avenue, Catonsville.

Nace, the house organist at the Capital Theatre in York, Pa., will perform on the Robert Morton-Wicks theater pipe organ.

Sponsored by the Free State Theatre Organ Society of Timonium, the concert is free and open to the public. Information: 410-592-9322.

Brooklandville

Open House for Park Camps

Park Camps will hold an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 for parents and children to learn about summer programs.

More than 35 programs will be offered for children, ages 3 1/2 to 17, in arts and science, sports, travel and music. There also will be information available on a young filmmakers workshop.

The open house will be held at Park School, 2425 Old Court Road, between Falls Road and Greenspring Avenue. Information: 410-339-4120 or www:parkcamps.com.

Middle River

Arts, crafts sought for May 13 festival

The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks is looking for artists and crafters for the county Community Waterfront Festival, scheduled May 13 in Middle River.

The festival on Martin's Lagoon near Martin's State Airport is designed to highlight the county's 175 miles of waterfront. The theme of the daylong festival is celebrating land, sea and air.

For more information, or to rent a 10-by-10-foot space, which is approximately $25, call 410-887-5333.

Countywide

Camps offered for disabled youths

Summer day camps for young people with disabilities will be offered in 11 locations throughout Baltimore County this summer, operated by the county's Department of Recreation and Parks and Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services, in cooperation with local community recreation councils.

Camp activities will include swimming, nature, crafts, sports, games and field trips.

The camps will operate for five weeks, July 3 to Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Applications will be accepted through May 12, or until the camps are full.

Information: 410-887-5370.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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