Briefs
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.
 
High school journalism award contest now open
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:58
    The Maryland/Delaware/District of Columbia Press Foundation is now accepting applications for its Michael S. Powell High School Journalist of the Year award. The annual award honors an outstanding staff member of a Maryland, Delaware or District of Columbia high school newspaper (print or online) with a $1,500 cash scholarship.
    Applicants must be seniors. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to study journalism in college. The winner will be selected by a panel of editors from MDDC member publications and will be notified by early March. The presentation of the award takes place at the MDDC Editorial Awards ceremony on Friday, May, 1, at the Westin BWI Hotel.
    To apply, applicants must:
•   Submit an autobiographical statement explaining publication activities
•   Submit five published articles on either PDF or URL links
•   Obtain a letter of recommendation from applicant’s publication advisor.
    Application materials are available online at www.mddcpress.com/about/powell-home-page. Entries must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30.
    For more information, call member services coordinator Jennifer Thornberry at 855-721-6332, ext. 2.
 
CCBC spring class registration, new student orientation
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:24
    Online registration for Community College of Baltimore County spring credit classes is now available at www.ccbcmd.edu through Sunday, Feb. 1. The spring semester begins Monday, Feb. 2.
    In-person registration will also be available at CCBC Dundalk and CCBC Essex on Fridays, Jan. 23 and 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 1, from noon to 5 p.m.
    A schedule of classes is available at www.ccbcmd.edu. Call 443-840-2222 for more information about registering.
    CCBC is also offering new student orientation sessions for prospective or new students enrolled in credit classes for the spring semester. New student orientations help reduce anxiety by introducing participants to campus resources, teachers, staff and current students. Sessions also include a tour of the campus.
    CCBC Dundalk will host a new student orientation session on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the student lounge of the College Community Center, 7200 Sollers Point Road.  CCBC Essex will host sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 8:30 pm. and Friday, Jan. 30, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in room 120 of the Administration Building, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
    Registration for the sessions is required. To register, visit www.ccbcmd.edu/orientation. Students do not have to be enrolled at the locations where they will be attending orientation.
    For more information on the orientation sessions, call 443-840-3847 or e-mail FYE@ccbcmd.edu.   

 
County police accepting cadet and officer applications
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:11
    The Baltimore County Police Department is accepting applications for police cadet and police officer through Friday, Feb. 27.  Candidates interested in either  positions can apply by visiting www.
joinbaltimorecountypd.com.
    Candidates for police cadet must be between 17-and-a-half and 20-and-a-half years old. Police officer candidates must be age 21 by the time they graduate from the police academy.
    An information session for men and women interested in either position will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit the website listed above.
    For more information, call the Baltimore County Police Recruitment Unit at 410-887-5542.
 
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