Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

August 16, 2008

Celtic band to perform tomorrow

Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville will hold two Sunday musical events this month.

Faire Isle will perform at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the John Erickson Conference Center. The four-piece band Celtic band plays traditional pipe and fiddle music, Irish ballads and pub songs. Admission is $4.

The Baillie Players, a touring theater company from South Carolina, will present The Ransom, a cabaret version of Tom Brosnan's musical comedy based on O. Henry's short story, "The Ransom of Red Chief," at 3 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Muriel Caulfield Auditorium. Admission is $5.

Both events are open to the public.

Charlestown is at 711 Maiden Choice Lane.

Information: 410-737-8838, ext. 8577.

Towson

Grant to fund autism program

The Towson University Foundation has received a $24,900 grant from Autism Speaks for a pilot program in the school's new Center for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Autism Speaks is a nonprofit organization that funds research and promotes public awareness of autism.

Towson's pilot class, "A Challenge Course Program for Adults with Autism," will focus on developing team-building, creative problem solving, social communication and safe decision making among young adults who have autism.

Begining in the fall, weekly classes will be offered.

Concert

Benefit to aid Chesapeake Habitat

Park School in Brooklandville and Friends School in Baltimore will host a concert to benefit Chesapeake Habitat from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Meadow at Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St.

Performers will include Shodekeh, Laura Resnick and Ben Starr.

Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Proceeds will go to the rehabilitation of a home sponsored by both schools. Rain date is Aug. 22.

Information: 410-339-4126.

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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