Baltimore County Digest


June 27, 2008

Perry Hall

Senior center expansion celebrated

County officials celebrated the completion of the $860,000 expansion of the Seven Oaks Senior Center yesterday. The expansion includes a 1,200-square-foot fitness center, a multipurpose room and office.

The project, finished this spring, also included window and gutter replacement.

The center, which offers a variety of classes and programs in Perry Hall, is the largest senior facility in the county. More than 100 senior citizens attend the center daily, county officials said.

Hunt Valley

Summer concerts at town center

Hunt Valley Town Center is holding its summer concert series from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 29, except July 4, on the Main Street Live! stage in the Chuck Thompson Memorial Plaza area.

Performers include Donegal X-Press tonight, Captain Quaint on July 11, Around the Block on July 19, and Eric Scott on July 25.

Information: 410-626-0805.


Farmers' market to open Tuesday

The Pikesville Farmers' Market will open July 1 on the Walker Avenue side of the Pikesville Library and Senior Center.

The market will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday through October, featuring farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers and baked goods.

Information: 410-484-2337.


Closings announced for July 4 holiday

Baltimore County government offices and district and circuit courts will be closed for the July 4 holiday.

Parking meters will be free, and CountyRide vans will not run. Also closed will be the Eastern Sanitary Landfill and trash and recycling drop-off sites, Health Department clinics, libraries, senior centers and the county animal shelter.

Residents whose trash or yard waste are normally picked up Friday should put their refuse out Friday night to be collected Saturday. Recyclables should be held until the next collection day, July 18.

During the week after July 4, there may be some delays in pickups, and residents are asked to leave materials out until they are collected.

Information: 410-887-2470.


Independence Day parade is Friday

Chef Duff Goldman and his staff from Charm City Cakes will be the grand marshals for the Towson Fourth of July parade that starts at 10:30 a.m. July 4, rain or shine.

Charm City Cakes is a reality TV show on the Food Network's Ace of Cakes program.

The event begins at 10:25 a.m. with the singing of the national anthem by Julienne Irwin of America's Got Talent at the Washington Avenue viewing stand.

The Bike Rush will lead off the parade. Children and their parents should gather at the Towson University Health Center parking lot by 9 a.m. Parade staff and Trader Joe's volunteers will help participants decorate bikes, strollers, tricycles and wagons.

The parade will begin at Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue, turn north on Bosley Avenue, east on Allegheny Avenue and south on Washington Avenue to Chesapeake Avenue.

The parade will be canceled only if storms with lightning and very heavy rain pass through the area. Parking at municipal garages on Washington and Virginia avenues will be free.

Volunteers are needed, as well as donations to offset costs.

Information: 410-832-2190.

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