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Lutherville: St. Paul's ready to get CROP Walk off on the right foot

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Lutherville's annual CROP Walk will be Sunday, Oct 28, beginning at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Kurtz Avenue in Historic Lutherville.

The local walk dates back 11 years, and the course has varied from year to year. This year the walk will be from St. Paul's to Havenwood Presbyterian Church finishing up with a loop around Ridgely Middle School, for a distance of 3.6 miles. There is also a shorter walk around Historic Lutherville for those with young children or who prefer a shorter course. Registration is at 1 p.m. with the Walk starting at 1:30 p.m.

The walk is sponsored by several churches in the Lutherville area — Edgewood Methodist, Havenwood Presbyterian, Grace English Lutheran, Hunts Methodist, St. John's Methodist and St. Paul's Lutheran.

Over the years, walkers in the Lutherville Walk have raised $29,000 to combat hunger around the world and around the corner.

Some 75 percent of the money raised goes to Church World Service, with 25 percent going to our community through the Assistance Center of Towson Churches.

In the last 20 years, CROP Hunger Walks in more than 2000 communities have raised more than $294 million to help people struggling to feed their families.

If you would like to join the walk, contact Pastor Mark Huffman at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 410-252-3768 or pastormark@stpaulslutherville.org to receive your pledge packet.

If you aren't able to join the walk but would like to make a pledge, you can contact one of the participating churches or Pastor Huffman as well. You don't have to be a member of one of the churches to participate.

The Baltimore Music Club will present a concert in memory of the late Ruth Vecchione on Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. at the Towson facility of the Peabody Conservatory, 949 Dulaney Valley Road.

Performing will be Judy Tormey, Albert Hall, Jacqueline Anderson, Dawn Tally-Hudgins and Patricia Minger, many of whom used to sing with Ruth. They will be singing arias from such operas as Puccini's "Tosca," "Saint Saens Samson" and "Delilah," and Mozart's "Magic Flute."

In addition, Raymond Parker, Daniel Hays and Frederick Minger will play selections on the piano, all of them Ruth's favorites.

For details, call the Peabody Conservatory at 410-234-4630.

Enjoy a family-friendly Halloween celebration at the Fire Museum of Maryland's "Lantern Night" Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. In the warm glow of lantern light, re-enactors in period costume will tell their stories. Civilians and firefighters from the 1700s through 1800s, the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1870s and civilians and soldiers from the War of 1812 will describe life in their time.

Candle and kerosene lanterns will be lit on many of the 42 antique fire engines, and visitors will hear the sound of keys clicking as visitors send messages by telegraph to others around the museum.

There is free parking at the museum, 1301 York Road.

Admission is $14 for adults; $10 for seniors and firefighters; $5 for children ages 2 to 18; and free for children younger than 2. Visitors who come to the Lantern Night event in costume will pay half price.

For more information, call 410-321-7500, or go to http://www.firemuseummd.org.

Ridgely Middle School recently honored art teacher Angela Rountree, Baltimore County's Teacher of the Year, on Oct. 1 at a "McTeacher of the Year Night" at the McDonald's in Timonium.

Students, families and friends participated with a percentage of the evening's sales going to support the school.

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