Lutherville: Gold Award project will get girls moving toward health

Boy Scouts have the Eagle, and for Girl Scouts, the Gold Award is the highest honor. Similar to the Eagle, the Gold Award requires the Scout to perform a service project.

Payton Russo, a junior at Dulaney High School, has created an innovative Gold Award project to encourage girls to get moving: dance and nutrition classes for girls ages 9 to 12.

She invites girls to Dance for Fitness and Fun while learning about dance, fitness and nutrition.

Classes will be held Saturdays, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., on May 12 and 19, June 16, 23 and 30, and July 14 at the new Dance Studio at the Girl Scout STEM Center, at 4806 Seton Drive in Reisterstown.

Participants do not need to be Girl Scouts, and participating Girl Scouts are encouraged to bring a friend.

You can attend as many classes as you would like. For more information and to register contact Payton at

The Lutherville Community Association will host a basket bingo this Friday, April 27, beginning at 6 p.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Kurtz Avenue.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Sara Brown at 410-823-6521 or email

Boy Scout Troop and Pack 828 are once again participating in the annual Scouting For Food program.

Scouts distributed bags for collection last weekend, and will be picking up the bags this Saturday, April 28, in the morning. Be sure to have yours out by 9 a.m.

The food collected will be delivered to the Assistance Center of Towson Churches.

Yard sale season is upon us! This Saturday, April 28, Dulaney Village will have its sale event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also, the Longford community will host a yard sale Saturday, May 19, with a rain date of Sunday, May 20.

The Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, Lutherville, opens for the season with its 35th annual Steam Show on Saturday, May 5.

The show features draft horses and those firehouse favorite — Dalmatians.

There will be demonstrations of late-1800s horse-drawn fire engines and rides in an 1899 hose wagon.

The kids will enjoy joining in firefighting contests and watching a magician performing inside the museum.

Children and adults can run under the cascades of water from the 65-foot water tower that shoots water up to 100 feet.

Come and learn about the history of the fire service and see how fire engines operated in the late 1800s, including steam fire engine demonstrations, and try your hand at operating the 1853 hand -pumped fire "enjine."

For more information, call 410-321-7500, ext. 102, or go to, or email

The fire museum will be open Saturdays, May through December, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., and June through August, Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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