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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 13:02
North Point Library News
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s North Point branch,
1716 Merritt Blvd. (Info: 410-887-7255)
 
 
•   Lego Fun for children ages 6 to 12 meets Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   North Point Book Club will discuss Perfect by Rachel Joyce, Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.
•   Your Voice Counts, a public forum on the stormwater remediation fee and local watersheds, is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Halle der Gaag of Blue Water Baltimore and Vincent Gardina of the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability will lead a discussion and answer questions.  
•   Teen Writers’ Club meets for discussion and practice exercises on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.
•   Paws to Read with a Pets on Wheels pet for children ages 6 to 12 meets Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. The session provides a safe environment for early readers. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 
•   Icicle Ball, Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. Pam the Kindersinger celebrates winter through music, humor, fun, ventriloquism and audience participation.
•   Introduction to PowerPoint for patrons age 13 and older is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. Registration required.
•   Up in Smoke, a smoking cessation program for adults, meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 19. Free nicotine patches and gum provided. Registration required. The program is sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Health. 
•   For Youth by Youth, a practical guide for teenage living for youths ages 11 to 17, meets Thursdays at 4 p.m.
•   Preschool Story Time for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Baby Story Time for toddlers 23 months and younger with an adult meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and rhyming, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Thursday Knit and Stitch, a drop-in knitting and crocheting group for patrons ages 13 and older meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your own projects or get ideas from the library’s large selection of craft books. This is not a class, but group leader Paula Dixon can answer basic questions.
•   Computer Room for independent work in a quiet environment for patrons ages 13 and older is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. A library card is required.
 
 
 
Sollers Point Library News 
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s Sollers Point branch,
323 Sollers Pt. Rd. (Info: 410-887-2485)
 
•   Disney Fun, with movies for patrons of all ages, takes place every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call for titles and ratings. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Teen Tuesdays for youths age 11 to 17 meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. for crafts and activities.
•   Board Game Day for youths ages 6 to 16 meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. Games and snacks provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Tech 10, basic technology skills for patrons age 13 and older, meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call the library for details.
•   Wii kids gaming for youths ages 5 to 11 meets Fridays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Xbox teen gaming meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
•   Wii teen gaming meets Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
•   Lego Fun for youths 6 to 12 meets Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Preschool Story Time for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Baby Boosters Story Time for infants and toddlers ages 23 months and younger with an adult meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Activities include movement, rhymes, stories and music, followed by play time. Registration required.
 
 
 
CCBC offers free dental care for youths on Feb. 28
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:59
The CCBC Dental Hygiene program in the School of Health Professions and the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association will sponsor Sealant Saturday on Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dental Arts Center (Building D) at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road.
  The annual community outreach event provides free dental examinations and clear, colorless, protective coatings on permanent molars to children ages 6 to 18 who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The treatment prevents tooth decay. Appointments typically last from 45 minutes to an hour.
   Registration for appointment times is required. To register or for more information, call 443-840-3340. Callers must provide a daytime phone number to confirm appointments and for updates.
    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

 
Optimist Club seeking Citizen, Humanitarian nominations
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:59
The Optimist Club of Dundalk is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year Award.
    Residents may nominate themselves or anyone they feel has served the community with distinction —  as long as the nominee lives in Greater Dundalk. Nominations may be made individually or through a church, business or other organization.
    The club is also accepting nominations for the Humanitarian of the Year Award, which honors the contributions of an individual who provides major support to the community but does not live in Greater Dundalk.
  Nomination forms are available at the North Point Public Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd., and the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum, 4 Center Place (across from the Dundalk Post Office).
    Forms can also be obtained by calling Shirley Panuska at 410-285-3899. Completed forms must be mailed to the Optimist Club of Dundalk, 1964 Eastfield Road, Dundalk, MD 21222. Nomination forms must be received no later than Saturday, March 21.

 
Junior Rangers registration at NP State Park now available
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:58
The Junior Rangers program at North Point State Park is now open for registration. The six-week program involves children ages 2 to 12 in outdoor activities designed to increase awareness of nature,  conservation and the work of park rangers. Sessions meet every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon from Feb. 6 to March 13.
    Costs are $30 for Junior Rangers (ages 9 to 12), $20 for Park Pals (ages 5 to 8) and $15 for Sprouts (ages 2 to 4). Children must be accompanied by parents. To register or for more information, call 410-592-2897.

 
Drop-off for needy families slated for Jan. 31
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:57
    Treasure the Children, in partnership with the Dundalk Free Methodist Church, will host a donation drop-off for homeless and vulnerable children and their families on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 1517 Vesper Ave.  
    The collection will supply area clothing and food pantries. Clothing needed include blankets, coats, socks, hats, gloves and all other other winter items. Sleeping bags, back packs and flashlights will also be collected. Food items include canned and other storable dry goods, snacks and bottled water and juice. Hygiene items in need include toilet paper, diaper wipes, tootbrushes and tootpaste, feminine needs, brushes and combs, shampoo and soap. All items related to caring for infants age one year and younger, along with any kind of  pet care item, are also needed.
    For more information, visit www.treasurethechild.org or call Kayawan Suttles at 410-718-9905 or Pastor Jeff Slattery at 443-718-7729.
 
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