Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

July 19, 2008

Nature center moving to Owings Mills

The Irvine Nature Center will close its building on the grounds of St. Timothy's School in Stevenson as of tomorrow to prepare to move to a new facility in Owings Mills.

The new building, at 11201 Garrison Forest Road, is scheduled to open to the public Aug. 23.

A grand opening gala for adults only will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the new center, featuring the Jody Westerlund Band, food and a look at the facility. Tickets are $100 and reservations are required.

A public grand opening weekend will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 and noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 with a variety of family activities.

Founded in 1975, Irvine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education.

Information: 410-484-2413 or visit www.ExploreNature.org.

Air guard unit sent to Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Maryland Air National Guard has sent 72 members of its 175th Wing to Bosnia-Herzegovina on a humanitarian mission. The members are mostly from the 175th Civil Engineer Squadron based at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, officials said.

They are refurbishing a school in Vlasenica and a memorial at Mount Igman dedicated to three American diplomats who died during peacekeeping operations in Bosnia in 1995.

The project, expected to last two weeks, is the second humanitarian deployment the 175th Wing has conducted to Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 2006, the 175th Medical Squadron and Maryland Defense Force provided medical treatment to patients at 14 remote villages in Bosnia.

Book-signing set for Fotheringill

Baltimore-area novelist Edward Fotheringill will sign copies of Halfmoon Confidential, the third volume in a trilogy, at 1 p.m. today at Borders Lutherville, 170 W. Ridgely Road. Copies of the first two volumes also will be available for sale and signing.

Information: 410-453-0726.

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