Briefs
Immunizations are encouraged for kids
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:38
  Baltimore County encourages parents to immunize children against whooping cough, measles and 12 other serious childhood diseases by age 2. For information on local immunization locations, contact the Baltimore County Department of Health Immunization Action Program at 410-887-2705.
 
School News
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:30
Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School is now holding registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1 to 8 for the 2015-2016 academic year. An appointment is required; call the school at 410-288-2793.  
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    Baltimore County Public Schools invites staff, parents and students in grades 4 to 12 to complete the BCPS Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey through Saturday, Feb. 28, online at www.bcps.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0oj10KVhrdjagXX. The survey will provide feedback on areas in the school system that are doing well and areas that need improvement.
 
Wise Ave. VFC quarter auction set for March 5
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:25
The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company will host a quarter auction on Thursday, March 5, beginning at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6 p.m., at the WAVFC hall, 214 Wise Ave. Christina the Purse Lady and other vendors will be represented. No bid more than two quarters. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Tickets are $5 for three  paddles; extra paddles, $2. To reserve a seat, call Jerry at 443-841-9692. Proceeds benefit WAVFC.
 
Patapsco High presents Shrek, The Musical
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:24
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts Theatre and Music Department presents Shrek, The Musical  on the school’s Main Stage, 8100 Wise Ave., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 to 28, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for students. For more information, call the school at 410-887-7060.
 
LIBRARY NEWS
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:12
North Point Library News
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s North Point branch,
1716 Merritt Blvd. (Info: 410-887-7255)
 
•   North Point Book Club will meet to discuss Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m.
•   Paws to Read for children ages 6 to 12 meets Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. A Pets on Wheels pet provides a comfortable setting for young readers. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Lego Fun for children ages 6 to 12 meets Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Teen Writers’ Workshop, with discussions and practice exercises, convenes Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m.
•   Minecraft Explorers, an immersive community-building workshop for youths ages 6 to 12, meets Saturday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. Participants will learn the Minecraft code and solve design challenges with members of a team. Registration required. 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.
•   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.
•   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 and 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)
 
 
•   KOMplex Poetry and Rap workshop for teens provides music and writing techniques for writing lyrics and poetry, Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m.
•   African-Ameircan-themed movies will be shown every Saturday in February  from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 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. 
 
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