Hazardous waste collection set today

Baltimore County Digest

April 22, 2006

Baltimore County is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection and a compost bin sale today at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Both events will be held rain or shine.

County residents may bring household hazardous waste items to the parking lot of the fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Residents are asked to use the Timonium Road entrance and follow signs.

Residents may bring these materials: paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks, and ammunition and other household hazardous wastes.

Information: Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management, 410-887-3745.

The county also is hosting a truckload compost bin sale for Earth Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will take place on the parking lot and residents are asked to use the Timonium Road entrance.

Compost bins, valued at $80, will be available for sale at $33.33 plus tax while supplies last. Only cash or checks will be accepted.

For information, call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management's customer service line at 410-887-2000.

Schools

Special education to be discussed

The Baltimore County school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear a report on special-education staffing, evaluation of English for Speakers of Other Languages programs and other items.

Recommendations for ESOL programs include developing methods to track the progress of students who have left the program.

The meeting will be held in the Education Support Services Building, on the Greenwood campus, 6901 Charles St., Towson. 410-887-4126.

Three students win national honors

Students from three Baltimore County public and private schools were named semifinalists in the national Presidential Scholars program, which recognizes talent among graduating seniors across the country.

The students are: Michael J. Shen of Pikesville High School; Alex J. Trazkovich of Park School; and Simpson Z. Zhang of Catonsville High School.

Thirteen Maryland students were chosen for the recognition, based on their performance on college entrance exams and their applications. Presidential Scholar finalists will be announced in May.

Spring Grove

Organist presents concert today

The Free State Theatre Organ Society will present Dick Smith in concert at 7 p.m. today in the Rice Auditorium at Spring Grove Hospital Center.

Smith will be playing popular music on the Robert Morton-Wicks theatre pipe organ. The concert is free and open to the public.

Towson University

Classical musicians to play

Towson University's music department will present Classical Nuances, part of a U.S. tour of three classical artists, at 8:15 p.m. Monday .

Soun-Youn, Sharon Eng, and Ary Sutedja, a Towson grad, are scheduled to play Mozart, Bruch, and Schumann in the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall at the university's Center for the Arts, Osler and Cross Campus drives.

The three are also scheduled to host a master class from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday . Tickets can be purchased at the Center for the Arts box office or online at towson.edu/centerforthearts. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors. Information: 410-704-2787.

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