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LIBRARY NEWS
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:41
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, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. Supplies provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Introduction to the Internet for patrons ages 13 and older meets Thursday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. Registration required.
•   North Point Book Club will discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.
•   Dragons and Dreams, a science session for patrons ages 4 to 12, meets Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. Participants will learn about the science of fire and ice using flash paper, exploding bottles, dry ice and other materials. Children younger than age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Paws to Read, a reading session with a trained Pets on Wheels dog, for patrons ages 6 to 12 meets Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Frightfully bad movies — that is, not-so-scary, poorly-made horror movies — will be shown Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. Patrons of all ages welcome. Call for titles and ratings. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   For Youth by Youth, a practical guide for teenage living for youths ages 11 to 17, meets Thursdays at 4 p.m.
•   One-on-One computer help is available for setting up e-mail accounts, online applications and more, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 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 from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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)
 
•   Superhero Saturday for patrons of all ages meets every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call the library 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.


 
 
AmeriCorps to hold open house in Graceland Park
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:12
    AmeriCorps NCCC Atlantic Region will host an Open House on Monday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast and a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Baltimore Campus, 6726 Youngstown Ave. in Graceland Park.
    For more information, call Celestine “Babe” Grabowski at 410-288-4046.
 
Senior steelworkers bull and oyster roast set for Nov. 2
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:10
    Senior Steelworkers United Local 9477 will host a gala bull and oyster roast, with raffles and a silent auction, Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. at United Auto Workers Hall, 1010 S. Oldham St.
    The catered menu features raw oysters on the half shell, pit top round beef, pit roasted turkey breast, sweet Italian sausage on the pit, homemade Maryland crab soup, barbecue baked chicken, garlic whipped potatoes, sauerkraut and kielbasa, baked ziti with meat sauce, seasoned green beans, Greek salad with feta cheese, homemade pasta salad, chips and pretzels and assorted breads, rolls and desserts. Beverages include beer, sodas, bottled water, iced tea, lemonade and coffee.
    Tickets are $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10. For tickets, call Don Kellner at 410-227-8462.
 
Aisquith’s Sharp Shooters recruitment night set for Nov. 6
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:36
    The Aisquith’s Sharp Shooters, a Boy Scout Explorer post and War of 1812 reenactment unit, will host an open house and recruitment night, Thursday, Nov. 6, beginning at 7 p.m. in the school basement at St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, 2907 Dunleer Road.
    Men and women of all ages are welcome. For more information, call 443-519-7921 or e-mail asharpshooters@
yahoo.com.
 
School News
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:22
    Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts theatre department will present Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at the school’s Black Box Theatre, located at the Langport  and Wise avenues entrance. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The play is recommended for audiences age 13 and older. For tickets or more information, contact Kelly Carlson at 410-887-7060 or at kcarlson@bcps.org.
    On Oct. 31, in addition to the performance, Hyde’s Horrific Halloween Happening is planned, with an audience costume contest, games and prizes.

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    Sparrows Point High School’s Sparrows Point Educational Center in Environmental Studies, 7400 North Point Road, will host a magnet program open house, Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. for prospective magnet program students and their parents.
    For information on Baltimore County Public School magnet programs or to obtain an application or to apply online, visit www.bcps.org/offices/omp or call 410-887-4127. All mailed enrollment applications for magnet programs must be received by the BCPS Office of Magnet Programs by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, or be postmarked on that date.
    
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    The next Southeast Area Educational Advisory Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at General John Stricker Middle School, 7855 Trappe Road, beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Dale Rauenzahn, executive director of School Safety and Security, and Alan Hill, Manager of Student Behavior, will discuss school safety and behavior policy. Parents, guardians, students and community residents are welcome to attend. After the presentation, the council will answer questions from participants.
    The Southeast Area Educational Advisory Council is seeking new members. Contact Jackie Brewster at jbrews1@earthlink.net for more information.
 
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    Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke’s School will host an open house for all grades for prospective families on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Call the school at 410-288-2793 for more information.
    The OLH/SLS bull and oyster roast with live and silent auctions takes place Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 11 p.m. at UAW Hall, 1010 S. Oldham St. Dinner includes pit beef and ham, open bar, hot and cold buffet, salads and more. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the school office, 8003 North Boundary Road.

 
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