Baltimore County Digest


June 09, 2008

Irvine Nature Center sets gardening program

Irvine Nature Center will hold a family program, Gardening for the Future, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday on the grounds of St. Timothy's School 8400 Greenspring Ave. in Stevenson.

The program will include sustainable gardening practices and how to have an environmentally friendly garden that encourages biodiversity. Participants can pot native seeds to take home.

The cost is $8 for nonmembers and $6 for members. The registration deadline is Thursday.

Information: 410-484-2413.


Relay for Life volunteers sought

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers and community sponsors for its 2008 Relay for Life of North Baltimore County/Towson.

The overnight event is to start at 6 p.m. June 20 at County Home Park, 1041 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville. Members of teams walk, jog or run around a track area.

Money raised from the Relay for Life supports cancer research, education, advocacy and service programs.

Information: 410-933-5155.


July 4th parade needs assistance

Towson is looking for volunteers to help with the Fourth of July parade.

The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. at Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call 410-832-2190 for information.


Deadline for arts camp nears

The registration deadline is Friday for the The Sky is the Limit performing arts camp for ages 6 and older. The camp is offered by the county Department of Recreation and Parks' Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services.

The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays from June 30 to Aug. 1 at the North Point Government Center, 7701 Wise Ave. Activities will include acting, dancing, music and set design and construction. The cost is $200.

Information: 410-887-5370.

Night Card offers businesses safety

Owners concerned about the after-hours safety of their businesses can sign up with the county Police Department's Night Card Program.

The free program provides contact information police can use if a problem occurs at a business after it closes. To participate, business owners should complete a Night Card information form and return it to their local precinct station.

Information: 410-887-2214.


Fire Museum plans Steam Show

The Fire Museum of Maryland has scheduled its 31st annual Steam Show and Bull Roast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1301 York Road in Lutherville.

The event will feature displays of hand- and horse-drawn apparatus, operating steam engines, horses, hose carts and carriages, models and contests for children.

Information: 410-321-7500.


Farmers' market open through Oct.

The Kenilworth Farmers' Market is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 14 at the Shops at Kenilworth in Towson.

Local farmers and vendors will offer a variety of food in the parking lot next to Atwater's, 798 Kenilworth Ave.

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