Deputy appointed in agency
Joanne Williams, who has been with the county Department of Aging since 1983, has been appointed deputy director of the department.
She will be responsible for a variety of such department programs, including transportation, senior employment and computer operations. In addition, she will be security coordinator, work with the Commission on Aging and Senior Citizens Inc. and serve on interagency committees.
Most recently in the agency, Williams has been chief of the Senior Centers and Community Services Division. She is a graduate of Loyola College and Leadership Baltimore County.
Two orchestras to play in concert
A joint gala concert by the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Mary's College of Maryland will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road.
Conducted by Angelo Gatto and Jeffrey Silberschlag, the concert will be a "Salute to Hollywood."
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for seniors and students at the door.
Information: 410 442-5645.
Councilman seeks applicants to panel
County Councilman Kevin Kamenetz is accepting applications from residents of the 2nd District who want to be considered for appointment to a position on the county Commission for Women.
The commission is a volunteer advocacy and educational body of the county government that works on projects related to women and children.
Membership is open to men and women, and members must be willing to attend evening meetings.
Applicants should submit a resume or letter of interest as soon as possible to Kamenetz at 400 Washington Ave., Towson 21204, or e-mail council2 @baltimorecountymd.gov.
GBMC open house on hearing planned
Greater Baltimore Medical Center's department of otolaryngology will hold a "Better Hearing Health" open house from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Physician's Pavilion North I, Suite 250.
Free hearing, speech-language, blood pressure and oral cancer screenings will be offered during the event.
The keynote speaker at 2 p.m. will be Towson University senior Bridget Niedermeyer, who has been treated by audiologists at GBMC.
2008 directory available in county
The county's 2008 edition of The Volunteer Directory is available in libraries, schools and senior centers, County Executive James T. Smith Jr. announced yesterday.
Published annually, the directory lists 163 nonprofits in need of volunteers.
It is available by request at 410-887-2715 and at baltimore countymd.gov/agencies/ volunteers/terms.html.
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