School News
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:14

McDaniel College senior Emily Wendler of Edgemere performs in a production of Wendell on Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the WMC Alumni Hall. The play is based on the play Woyzeck by George Buchner. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, veterans and students. For tickets, call 410-857-2448.

Bear Creek Elementary School conducted 16 students into the school's chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society on Feb. 25. Eligible students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 and must earn high marks in behavior and learning skills. The new Honor Society members are fifth-graders Alyssa BrownEvelyn Mirabile and Erika Ramos, and fourth-graders Harley BrandyMarlene CasianoHailey KershesRyan NickersonEvan Previti, Elizabeth SheppardGretchen SiegertJada LawstonMakayla Howell, Jayda MaylesMegan MorrisGina Stevens and Brycen Walsh

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School will host Spirited Sisters Studio beach-themed wine glass and painting fundraiser on Friday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m. in the school hall, 8003 North Boundary Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include painting materials and a complimentary glass of wine. Beverages and desserts will be sold at the event. Purchase tickets at the school office. Proceeds benefit the school.

Historical Calendar
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:13

• April 16, 1947: The freighter Grandcamp explodes in Texas City, Texas, during the loading of fertilizer killing nearly 600 people.

• April 17, 1964: The Ford Mustang is officially unveiled at the the World’s Fair in Queens, New York.

• April 18, 1521: Martin Luther, instigator of Protestant Reformation, defies Holy Roman Emperor Charles V by refusing to recant his writings at the Diet of Worms.

• April 19, 1861: The first fatalities of the American Civil War occur during the Pratt Street Riot when four soldiers of the 6th Massachusetts militia are killed by a pro-Southern mob.

• April 20, 1871: Congress passes the Ku Klux Klan Act, authorizing President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law and use military force against terrorist organizations in the South.

• April 21, 1865: The funeral train carrying the body of slain president Abraham Lincoln leaves Washington, D.C. It travels to 180 cities and seven states before arriving in Springfield, Ill, where he was buried.

• April 22, 1915: German forces employ poison gas for the first time against French colonial divisions in Ypres, Belgium.

Sollers Point Library
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:13

• 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, a class on basic technology skills for patrons age 13 an older, meets Mondays from 6:60 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.

North Point Library
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:12
• Introduction to the Internet for patrons age 13 and older convenes Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m.
• Pieces Like Matisse, an introduction to the work of artist Henri Matisse for youths ages 6 to 12, is set for Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m. The painting Elements Vegetaux will be highlighted and participants will construct collages. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied with an adult.

• Smoking cessation classes sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Health have begun and meet every Thursday through April 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. The program includes free nicotine gum, patches and lozenges. To register, call the library or visit and click on “events.”

• 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.

Outstanding Teacher Awards banquet set for April 30
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:07

The Dundalk Chamber of Commerce will host its 11th annual Outstanding Teacher Awards ceremony and banquet on Thursday, April 30, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sparrows Point Country Club.

The following local teachers will receive the Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards at the event: Deborah Carter of Charlesmont Elementary School; Theresa Driscoll of Sparrows Point Middle School; James Beam of Sollers Point Technical High School; and Cheryl McNamara of CCBC Dundalk. In addition, 14 teachers who were nominated for the award will be recognized.

Admission is $45 and tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, April 22. To purchase tickets, contact Cathy Hurley at 410-284-3700 or

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