Briefs
Dragon tales told at Sollers Point Library
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:56

During the “Dragons and Dreams” program at Sollers Point Library on Oct. 4, storyteller Andrew Piccirillo (right) used narrative and dry ice to tell the story of dragons. Pictured (from left) are Arly Alford, Anyiya Alford, Ashlyn Broomall, Sean Broomall and (back to camera) Amy Broomall. 

 
Police job fair aimed at women planned for Nov. 21
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:55
    Women In Law Career Night for women interested in a career in law enforcement is planned for Friday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Transportation Authority [MDTA] Police Headquarters, 4330 Broening Highway.
    The MDTA Police are currently recruiting for police cadets (ages 17 to 20), police officers (ages 21 and older) and lateral police officers for Maryland State Police or corrections. Following a presentation, a written test session will be offered for interested women.
    Prospective attendees are asked to reserve a seat by completing a confirmation form at www.mdtapolicerecruiting.com and clicking “Women in Law Enforcement Career Night.” More information is also available at 1-887-890-8827.
 
Growing Home campaign offers tree education
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:47
    Baltimore County’s Growing Home Campaign, coordinated by the county’s Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management,  has expanded to include a partnership with Baltimore City.
    The Growing Home program, a winner of the National Association of Counties 2008 Achievement Award, is a public-private partnership that attempts to increase the tree canopy in the region by offering homeowners comprehensive education about planting trees and a cash incentive to encourage tree planting on private residential land.
    Through the Growing Home brochure and site, baltimorecountymd.gov/
go/trees, homeowners can receive a $10 Growing Home Tree coupon, information about the value of adding  trees to their property and neighborhoods, guidance about site considerations, tree species selection and instructions about tree planting and maintenance.
    For more information,  contact Diana Cohen at 410-887-4488 ext. 287 or by e-mail at dcohen@baltimorecountymd.gov.
 
LIBRARY NEWS
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:04
Sollers Point Library News
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s Sollers Point branch,
323 Sollers Pt. Rd. (Info: 410-887-2485)
 
 
•   Fantasy Flicks for patrons of all ages will be shown every Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call for titles and ratings. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Things that Go Boom, a science class on sound and vibration for youths ages 5 to 12, meets Friday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Superhero movie 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.
 
 
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 youths ages 6 to 12 meets Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Teen Writers Club, a workshop with practice exercises, meets Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
•   North Point Book Club will discuss Starry Night by Debbie Macomber, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
•   Introduction to Excel for patrons age 13 and older meets Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. Registration required.
•   Small business counseling in individual sessions with an advisor will be available, Monday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration required. 
•   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. 
 
Dundalk VFW post offers weekly schedule of activities
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:38
    The hours of operation for Dundalk VFW Post 6694, located at 6712 Pine Avenue, is as follows:  On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the post is open from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. The post is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Tuesday and from noon to 1 a.m. on Sunday.
    On Monday, Taco Night is from 3 to 8 p.m. On Tuesdays, lunch is served from 11 to 2 p.m. and wings are served from 5 to 8 p.m. Bar bingo is available from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, shrimp dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and karaoke is available from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday. On Sunday, a Ravens buffet will be served on game days.
    For more information, call the VFW Post 6694 at 443-216-7653.
 
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