Local schools offer pre-k and kindergarten registration
Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:26

The following schools will be holding registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes. Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School will also be registering students for grades 1 to 8. Pre-k candidates must be age 4 and prospective kindergarten students must be age 5 on or before Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Edgemere Elementary School, 7201 North Point Road, will hold pre-k registration Tuesday, May 5, and kindegarten registration Thursday, May 14. Call the school at 410-887-7507 for a registration packet and appointment time.

Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School, 2112 Lodge Farm Road, will hold pre-k registration Thursday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and kindergarten registration on Tuesday, April 28, from 9 to 2 p.m. Make-up day for both programs is Tuesday, May 19, if spaces are available. Call the school for an appointment at 410-887-7505.

Dundalk Elementary School, 2717 Playfield St., will hold registration for pre-k classes on Friday, May 8, and kindergarten registration on May 15. Call the school for an appointment or for more information at  410-887-7015.

Norwood Elementary School, 1700 Delvale Ave., will hold pre-k registration Thursday, April 23, and kindergarten registration Monday, April 27. Screenings and registration are by appointment only; visit or call the school at 410-887-7055.

OLH/St. Luke School, 8003 North Boundary Road, is currently holding registration for pre-k, kindergarten and grades 1 to 8. Call the school for an appointment at 410-288-2793.

Battle Grove Elementary School, 7828 St. Patricia Lane, is hosting pre-k and kindergarten registration Wednesday, April 22. Call the school for an appointment at 410-887-7500.

Berkshire Elementary School, 7431 Poplar Ave., pre-k registration takes place Wednesday, April 29 and May 20, and kindergarten registration is slated for Wednesday and Friday, April 15 and 17. Call the school at 410-887-7008 for an appointment.

Colgate Elementary School, 401 51st St., will hold its pre-k registration at Berkshire Elementary, 7431 Poplar Ave., Friday, May 1 and 22. Call Berkshire Elementary for an appointment at 410-887-7008. Registration for kindergarten at Colgate Elementary takes place at Colgate on Friday, May 8. Visit the school office to make an appointment and pick up a registration package.

CCBC to present "The Laramie Project" on March 31
Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:25

Academic Theatre at CCBC Essex, in conjunction with the Community Book Connection, will present The Laramie Project at the John E. Ravekes Theatre at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road, on Tuesday, March 31, at 12:45 p.m.

The Laramie Project chronicles the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. in 1998. The play is based on interviews conducted with the people of the town in the months following the murder.

Tickets cost $8 for general admission and $5 for students, seniors and CCBC faculty, staff and alumni. Current CCBC students are free (with a valid ID).

Tickets may be purchased from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) or on the web at

For more information on The Laramie Project at CCBC, visit

School News
Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:25

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.

The Colgate Elementary School PTA and St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church will sponsor a community Easter egg hunt for children 12 and younger on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, across from Eastpoint Mall.

Historical Calendar
Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:24
• March 25, 1655: Puritans jailed Gov. William Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.

• March 26, 1892: Poet Walt Whitman, author of Leaves of Grass, died in Camden, N.J.

• March 27, 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon reached the coast of Florida.

• March 28, 1939: The Spanish Civil War ended after Madrid fell to forces led by Gen. Francisco Franco, who would dominate the country for nearly 40 years.

• March 29: 1886: Coca-Cola went on sale for the first time at a drugstore in Atlanta. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claimed it could cure anything from hysteria to the common cold.

• March 30, 1868: After an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, the trial of President Andrew Johnson in the U.S. Senate opened. He was narrowly acquitted.

• March 31, 1918: Daylight saving time is first used in U.S.

Sollers Point Library
Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:24

Sollers Point Library

• 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.

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