Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

May 26, 2008

CCBC commencement set for Saturday

The Community College of Baltimore County will hold its 2008 commencement at 10:30 a.m. Saturday under the graduation tent on the multipurpose field at the Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

More than 1,700 CCBC students will be graduating with associate's degrees.

Information: 410-780-6848.

Safety Day event scheduled for Saturday

The county Police Community Relations Council will hold its fourth annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Security Square Mall on the parking lot next to Super Fresh.

Activities focusing on safety at home, work and play will include: a fire-extinguishing demonstration; police dogs in action; tactical demonstrations; rappelling by firefighters; police marine and aviation displays; and antique, modern and specialty fire and police vehicles. There will be an activity area for children.

Taking part will be the county police, sheriff's and fire departments; Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association; Baltimore County Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs; and other local and state agencies.

Information: 410-887-5901.

Hannah More fair, flea market planned

Hannah More School Parents' Association will hold a Spring Fair and Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the school grounds at 12039 Reisterstown Road.

Attractions will include a moon bounce, dunking tank, face painting, vendor tables and food.

Information: 410-526-5000.

Bloomin' Artfest to feature music, food

The county Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor the Reisterstown Bloomin' Artfest 2008 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Franklin Middle School, 120 Main St.

Original art, crafts, food, flowers, music, children's activities and shopping will be featured.

Information: 410-833-5151.

'Rosie the Riveters' to give presentation

Women who worked at Glenn L. Martin Co. and Eastern Aircraft during World War II - part of a nationwide group of female war workers known as "Rosie the Riveters" - will give a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Essex Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Debi Wynn of Loch Raven, author of Rosie, a musical about the women war workers, will moderate the program, which includes a display of historical artifacts.

"Rosies" who are scheduled to describe their experiences include Nellie Ledbetter of Middle River, Vera Green and Mary Riley of Dundalk, Lorette Simon of White Marsh, Lavert Via of Overlea and Julia Yoder of Westminster.

Information: 410-887-0295.

Black Tie and Tails Gala is June 7

The Humane Society of Baltimore County will hold its seventh annual Black Tie and Tails Gala from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 7 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, 300 International Drive.

Tickets are $150.

Information: 410-833-8848, ext. 202.

Women's Law Center to host wine event

The Towson-based Women's Law Center of Maryland will hold a "Women, Wine and Chocolate" event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bikram Yoga Studio, 911 W. 36th Ave. in Hampden.

Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers in advance, and $5 more at the door.

Information: 410-321-8761, ext. 14.

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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