Baltimore Highlands: Young residents can show their support for classmate at Dec. 7 dance

After hosting a dance for their adult counterparts last weekend, the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department, 2826 Michigan Ave., will sponsor a Kids Helping Kids dance 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Cost is $3 for ages 6-16.

Proceeds from both dances will help purchase a seizure response dog for Allison Cramblitt, 13, a student at Lansdowne Middle School.

The kids wanted a way to show their support for their friend, who has been a victim of seizures since soon after being infected by a virus in July, 2009, according to Sheri Cramblitt, Allison's mom.

Her family's connection with the volunteer fire department was because the unit responded so often to Allison having a seizure, she said.

"We're familiar with multiple paramedics," she said. "And they've been wonderful."

Food and drinks available for nominal cost. Plan on music and lots of fun.

For information, go to and search for "Allie's seizure dog."

The English Consul members remind the community about filling those plastic bags with loose change to hand to the fire fighters accompanying Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve ride. Donations designated for maintaining/buying equipment may also be dropped off at the fire hall.

Christ United Methodist Church's annual live Nativity scene will be reenacted at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph will be joined by angels, shepherds, wise men and animals. After the brief service, those attending are invited inside the church for hot chocolate and coffee.

The Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands Senior Center will host a Christmas party from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 424 Third Ave. Admission is $15 per person. The buffet menu, catered by Olive Grove restaurant, features chicken Parmesan with penne noodles, shrimp scampi with rice, salad, vegetables, desserts and sodas. "Fortune" will provide music.

Call 410-887-1443 to reserve a ticket.

August Raveio American Legion Post 195, located at 2603 Virginia Ave., will hold a New Year's Eve party Monday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mario Monaldi and Sons will play music. Cheese and crackers, ham steaks, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, rolls, desserts and coffee will be served for dinner at a cost of $35.

Call Joe Phillips, 410-789-6266, to order a ticket.

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