More than 60 Cockeysville Middle School students have artwork on display at the Cockeysville Library for Community Day last month. The works have been on display for most of the fall season.

The show represents a mix of works from sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, as well as from students in the gifted and talented art classes.

Students are excited to be able to see their work on display outside the school. The art is beautiful and really changes the space in the library. The Cockeysville Library is located at 9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville (410-887-7750). Times for viewing are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, now through the end of December.

Dulaney High School's It's Academic Team won the Bel Air High School Academic Tournament, held Nov. 17.


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Team members include Anna Jensen (captain), Erol Hoke, Clayton Cuddington and Casey Lim. That team defeated C. Milton Wright, Arundel, Aberdeen, Mount Carmel and Bel Air high schools in the preliminary rounds. They went on to defeat Catonsville High in the semifinals and Hammond High in the finals.

The team did an outstanding job as they were up against some of the best teams in the metro area.

Meanwhile, a team of Dulaney sophomores — Maya Hoke, Yusif Mahmood and Michelle Ko — went 4-1 in the preliminaries and then played the A team in the quarterfinals in the sophomore round.

The Cockeysville Optimist Club will host its annual fund raising Indoor Motorcycle Races at the Cow Palace on the State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15. Practice starts at 4:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. On both dates, there will be an open practice session from noon to 2 p.m. for anyone who wants to come ride on the track.

These races have funded the community activities of the Cockeysville Optimist for the past 39 years. The Baltimore County Trail Riders Club jointly sponsors the races. The races attract riders from age 6 to 60, and a large following of spectators.

Riders and spectators are encouraged to attend. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Admission is $12; and free for those younger than 8. For more information go to http://www.BCTRA.com.

The Holly Ball, benefiting Gilchrist Kids — the pediatric hospice program of the Gilchrist Hospice — will be held Friday, Dec. 14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. Their goal is to help any child "live well" during their last weeks and days by providing relief from physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering.

The program also provides their loved ones with the support they need during this difficult time. For more information regarding this cause, contact Carol Pierce at cpierce@gilchristhospice.org.

Christmas Eve Services will be held on Dec. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Historic Jessops Methodist Church, 14021 York Road, Sparks. For more information, call 410 666-1889.