Briefs
State office seeks volunteer complaint mediators
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:09
The Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s office is seeking volunteers to serve as complaint mediators and to provide information through the division’s consumer hotline.
    Volunteers will be trained to help Maryland consumers resolve complaints against retailers, landlords and health care providers. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed.
    Local volunteers will work from the division’s office at 200 St. Paul Place in Baltimore. The division also has offices in Hagerstown and Salisbury.
    For more information call 410-576-6519.
 
Father and child look-a-like contest with prizes set for June 14 at Burlington Court in Eastpoint Mall
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:09
    In honor of Father’s Day, Eastpoint Mall is hosting a Father/Child Look-a-Like Contest on Saturday, June 14, at noon in Burlington Court at the mall. Contestants will be judged based on similarities in appearance and attire.
    Participants can preregister by dropping off a completed registration form at the mall management office or faxing it to 410-284-3766 no later than 2 p.m. on Friday, June 13. Forms are available at the management office or online at www.eastpointmall.com.
    In-person registration is available on the day of the contest between 11 and 11:45 a.m. at Burlington Court.
    First-, second- and third-place winners will win gift cards worth $500, $300 and $150, which will be redeemable at mall stores.
    For more information, call marketing manager Chereese Jowers at 410-284-0934, ext. 111.
 
LIBRARY NEWS
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:02
SOLLERS POINT LIBRARY NEWS
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s Sollers Point branch,
323 Sollers Point Road (Info: 410-288-3123)
 
 
•   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 every Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Xbox teen gaming meets every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
•   Wii teen gaming meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
•   Lego Fun for youths 6 to 12 meets every Monday 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 every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. 
•   Baby Boosters Story Time ages 23 months and younger with an adult meets every Tuesday 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 aged 6 to 12 meets Thursday, June 26, at 2 p.m. Supplies provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Hula Hoop demonstration with audience participation is planned for Saturday, June 28, at 2 p.m.
•   Author’s story time for children age 2 to 5, meets Saturday, June 21, a 2 p.m. Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, facilitates stories, songs and signing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Intro to Microsoft Word for patrons age 13  and older meets Tuesday, June 17, at 2 p.m. Registration requried. 
•   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.
 
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