Turnout was light but the conversation was animated as the Greater Baltimore Highlands Community Association met May 16 at Christ United Methodist Church.
State Sen. Ed Kasemeyer, who represents District 12 that includes our neighborhoods, Catonsville and part of Howard County, provided a report on the most recent legislative session in Annapolis.
He acknowledged voting for a bill to aid illegal residents' children in receiving the tuition rate for state residents to attend Maryland colleges and universities.
Some members of the community association dissented from his support of that issue.
Those present included Harriet Pittman, Rich Parker Sr., Rich Parker Jr., Steve and Sandy McCadden, Craig Rankin and Marge Miller.
Also, Ada Nuffer, Carol Pernia, Thelma Monroe, Pete Kriskumas, who is the representative for the Lansdowne area for 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk, and Al Nalley.
Summer fun for local youngsters
The Lansdowne-Riverview-Baltimore Highlands Recreation Council will offer a Summer Playground program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.June 27 to Aug. 5 at Riverview Elementary School, 3298 Kessler Road, and Baltimore Highlands Elementary School, 4200 Annapolis Road.
The program is not a day care option, but an activity designed for ages 5-11 as a drop-in connection.
Bring your child's birth certificate or orange recreation membership card to register in the Riverview Elementary lobby from 6:30 to 8 p.m.,Thursday, May 26; Baltimore Highlands Elementary, Saturdays, May 21 and June 11, 10 a.m. to noon; Lansdowne Elementary School cafeteria, 2301 Alma Road, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June. 7.
Pay $150 for one child to attend for six weeks; $275 for two weeks.
An additional charge will be made for field trips.
For more information, call 410-887-1439.
• The recreation council is also introducing Lansdowne Ravens tackle and flag football plus cheerleading, in conjunction with Pop Warner Youth Football's arrival in southwest Baltimore County.
Practices will be held at Lansdowne Middle School, 2400 Lansdowne Road, with games played across the street at Lansdowne High School.
Registration fee is $100 for ages 5-16. Register at Lansdowne Elementary, Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Call Celita Downing, 443-839-8493; Lakisha Stackhouse, 443-810-7445, or Kevin Williams, 717-654-0394.
Christ United Methodist Church, Brian and Florida avenues, will host a vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8 p.m., beginning Monday, July 11, until Friday, July 15.
Margie Snyder is organizing this traditional summer outreach, geared to lead youth and adults through the Old and New testaments.
A light dinner will be served each night.
If you are willing to assist Margie, call her at 410-789-9058.