Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

April 02, 2006

Craig picks three for women's panel

County Executive David R. Craig has made three appointments to the Commission for Women.

The County Council is expected to act on the nominations at its Tuesday meeting.

Upon council approval, Carol V. Taylor of Aberdeen, Lisa M. Tittle of Forest Hill and Carmella Hope-Davis White of Edgewood will each serve a three-year term expiring April 4, 2009.

Information: 410-638-3343.

Public input session scheduled Thursday

County Executive David R. Craig will hold a planning session and public input meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be held after the Governor's Task Force on Workforce Housing's regular planning meeting at Battelle at the Higher Education and Applied Technology Center in Aberdeen.

The hearing will cover housing challenges and initiatives for Maryland's work force.

Composed of 13 members appointed by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the task force provides recommendations on the housing challenges that workers face.

Panel members are meeting across the state, including in Aberdeen, to examine issues and hear from the public.

Information: 410-638-3389 voice/TTY or e-mail bhen drix@harfordcountymd.gov.

Housing fair slated for Saturday

The Harford County Housing Agency, Windsor Valley Apartments and Bank of America will hold a Connecting Renters with Landlords Housing Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Windsor Valley Community Center, 570 Meadowood Drive, Edgewood.

Participants will include representatives from financial institutions and the Community Action Agency, along with Housing Choice Voucher Program eligibility analysts, housing counselors and property owners with vacancies in Harford County.

Information: 410-638-3045.

Special Olympics plans annual walk

The Harford County Special Olympics will hold the second annual Inspiration Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at Friends Park in Forest Hill.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Walkers are asked to raise money to support activities for Harford residents who are mentally disabled.

Information: 410-638-4899.

Tree shelters to be installed near creek

County Executive David R. Craig and other volunteers will participate in the fourth annual Harford County Arbor Day Celebration and Conservation Project starting at 9 a.m. April 14 along a tributary to Deer Creek in Prospect Park in Bel Air.

About 700 tree shelters will be installed around newly planted seedlings along the tributary. Volunteers can earn community service hours while helping to conserve Deer Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. Youth groups are welcome.

Restroom facilities and parking will be available. Volunteers should take work boots, gloves, a hammer for driving in tree shelter stakes and a bag lunch.

Information: 410-836-4579.

Art show accepting applications

The 43rd annual Havre de Grace Art Show, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace, is accepting applications for entry into this year's juried outdoor fine art and craft show.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20 in Tydings Memorial Park. Cash awards will be presented.

In addition, the first Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition, featuring artists from all over the world, will take place Aug. 17-19 across the city.

An exhibition and sale of paintings will be held Aug. 20 at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. The competition juror will be Kathryn A. McMahon of Colorado, a Signature Member of the International Plein Air Painting Association.

The deadline for entries for both shows is April 30.

Information: e-mail hdgart show@hotmail.com or call 410- 939-9342.

Library looking to start `Friends' group

The Harford County Public Library's Joppa branch is looking for residents who want to re-establish a Friends of the Library group.

Friends sponsor programs in the branches, including Maryland Science Center programs for children and adult book discussion groups, and hold fundraisers to purchase items that enhance the library, such as display cases, book sale tables and shelving units.

Interested parties should stop by the branch at 655 Towne Center Drive, Joppa.

Information: 410-612-1660.

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