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June 2, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Baltimore City firefighters were called to a 2.5-alarm blaze at a building that once housed Volunteers of America but is now vacant in the Jonestown neighborhood Sunday, officials said. Firefighters were called just before 3 p.m. to the two-story block and stone building in the 1100 block of E. Fayette Street, where they encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions. Smoke poured from the second-floor windows and over the street as firefighters sprayed the building from above and below with water hoses.
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July 22, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497. Bernice Kish Gallery Screening Committee - Seeking applications for new members to serve on the Bernice Kish Gallery Screening Committee at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House.
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October 3, 2014
Alzheimer's Association Volunteers are needed for office and clerical assistance, including data entry and mailings and a help line specialist. The organization also needs speakers, family support group facilitators and community outreach representatives, including those to attend health fairs. Training and materials will be provided for all positions. For more information, contact Sally Drumm at 410-561-9099, sally.drumm@alz.org or go to alz.org/maryland. Social Services Volunteers are needed October-December for the Department of Social Services' Holiday Sharing program which matches donors to seniors and/or families in need of Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance. Duties include answering and making phone calls and entering families' wish lists.
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Dundalk Middle School administrators, students and staff learned at an awards ceremony Tuesday that recent litter clean-up efforts at the school netted them the grand prize - and a $4,000 environmental grant - in the first year of the county's Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, school Superintendent Dallas Dance and Education Foundation Director Debbie Phelps were at Dundalk Middle to announce that seven county public schools were winners in the campaign, which resulted in more than 3,200 volunteers participating in more than 300 clean-ups around the county.
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Pete Pichaske and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
As a parade of designers and artisans swirls around him, Brian Keegan is an island of calm and a rock of assistance. He answers the telephone, keeps track of who comes and goes, replaces a few lightbulbs. It's his job for two months a year, and he loves it. Keegan, 73, is a “house sitter” for Historic Ellicott City's Decorator Show House, an annual event during which a historic Howard County property is restored, redecorated and opened to the public for a month.
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By Lane Page and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Pet owners used to have just a few options when their animals went missing: Call animal control, call the microchip company or turn to an animal psychic.  In the Mid-Atlantic, we can add a fourth to the list: Call a dog. Dogs Finding Dogs, a nonprofit organization of highly trained tracking dogs and handlers formed in 2008, stands ready to assist with the search.   “We find anything that walks on the ground. We can't do birds, and I won't do snakes,” states Anne Wills, founder and executive director of the Halethorpe-based group.
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By Meredith Cohn and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Johns Hopkins trauma surgeon Albert Chi gave a talk last year to families about advanced prosthetics that would someday benefit their children who were missing hands. But when a parent asked what was easy, available and affordable now, Chi was at a loss. After focusing on the latest artificial limb technology, he began to hunt for more basic options. Like many researchers, entrepreneurs and even artists in recent years, he turned to the 3-D printer. With one his wife bought him for Father's Day, sheets of colored plastic, and free designs and advice found online, he made a hand for about $20. "One of the first kids we fitted was a 2-year-old," Chi said.
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By Dana Stein | September 24, 2014
AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service - including 4,000 AmeriCorps members in Baltimore through Civic Works, a non-profit I founded in 1993 to strengthen Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Too many young people in Baltimore struggle to stay on track in school and build the essential workplace skills needed to gain meaningful employment.
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By Sarah Richards and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a Saturday in Druid Hill Park. Several dozen young people, many decked out in trim-fitting athletic gear, gather under a pavilion. A plastic storage bin is stocked with cans of Miller Lite and Bud Light. Two grills are smoking burgers and hot dogs. Justin Timberlake's song "Mirrors" mixes with picnic table chatter as a Frisbee zings back and forth during a game of Polish horseshoes. These people have all volunteered to have a good time. Since last February, Volunteering Untapped has held a volunteering event every month with a nonprofit, immediately followed by drinks and networking.
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