City / County Digest


August 18, 2008

Irvine Center to hold plant seminar, sale

Irvine Nature Center will hold a native plant seminar and sale Saturday at its new facility at 11201 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills.

Seminar programs will be offered from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The cost is $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers.

The plant sale will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Information: 410-484-2413, ext. 25.

Cable TV

Police show to focus on victims' rights

Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, will focus on victims' rights and anti-terrorism activities in the segment being aired through Sept. 10.

State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger will discuss victims' rights, and there will be a profile of the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center.

The program also will alert residents to neighborhood crime trends and ask viewers for help in finding suspects.

The program is aired on Comcast Channel 25 at noon and 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Thursdays, and 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays.


Beth El to hold festival Sunday

Beth El Congregation of Pikesville will hold BECFest from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 8101 Park Heights Ave.

The festival will feature three bands, lunch, snacks, a moon bounce, water slide, games and prizes for children.

Advance tickets for members are $8 per person and $20 per family; and for nonmembers are $10 per person or $25 per family, through Thursday. Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Information: 410-484-0411.


Bike ride to raise funds for cancer

The Pan-Massachusetts Parkton Kids Ride will take place Saturday at the North Central Railroad Trail on Freeland Road to raise money for cancer research and treatment

Bicyclists ages 8 to 16 can ride as much as they want of a 14-mile loop on the trail. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the ride at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $10 and can be paid online in advance at

Proceeds benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.

Information: 800-WE-CYCLE.


Church to hold crab feast Saturday

St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church will hold a crab feast from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at 9215 Old Harford Road, Carney.

Tickets are $32 in advance, $34 at the door, and $290 for a table of 10. Music will be by Ultra Sound.

Information: 410-661-3569.

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