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Back to School Festival

School children from around Baltimore County are invited to celebrate the beginning of the new school year at the "Back to School Festival" featuring educational games, giveaways and free school supplies at Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Boulevard in Windsor Mill, from noon - 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 - the weekend before Baltimore County schools open for the new school year. The event is open to all Baltimore County elementary through high school students, with a focus on low to moderate income families. The festival will feature educational games, live entertainment, free hair-cuts, children's activities, community resources, prizes, coupons, giveaways and free backpacks with school supplies. Giveaway items are available while supplies last and students must be present to receive them. The event will also offer older students numerous opportunities to explore college and career options. The Back to School Festival is sponsored by Kevin Liles For A Better Baltimore Foundation, Inc. and is co-hosted by County Executive Kamenetz and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance.

Back to School Music Fest

The first Randallstown "Big Easy" Back to School Music Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 24 in the Kings Park Shopping Center, 9900 Liberty Road from 5 - 9 p.m. The festival features Baltimore's own Raze jazz band, food and other entertainment. Proceeds from festival will go to area Schools. For vendor information, contact Daniel Brandford at 443-834-6268, Harold Reid at 410-655-7766 or Lori Fraizer at 410-961-3043.

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OM Boulevard Extension Opened

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz opened a new, mile-long extension of Owings Mills Boulevard from Lyons Mill Road to Winands Road. Construction began two years ago on the $14 million dollar county-funded project, phase one of a road extension that connects Owing Mills to the Liberty Road business corridor. In addition to expected economic benefits of linking the two business communities, the extension will relieve traffic congestion on neighborhood streets and provide future road capacity. The road extension is located at Owings Mills Boulevard and Lyonswood Drive, between Lyons Mill and Winands Roads.

English Classes

Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church, 820 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown, is holding ongoing free English classes on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m., beginning Sept. 19, 2012 through May 15, 2013. For more information, contact Nancy Carfine at 410-833-2160, email cogpca@com cast.net or go to http://www.cog pca.org.

Farmers Market

The Baltimore County Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday, June 6 - Oct. 31, from 2:30-5:30 p.m., at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at 2200 York Road in Lutherville-Timonium. Some of the local products that will be available are fruit, vegetables, chicken, beef, eggs, honey, milk and ice cream. For more information, call 410-207-2165 or go to http://www.baltimorecountyfarmers market.com.

Randallstown Farmers Market

The Randallstown Farmers Market, sponsored by the Liberty Road Business Association in partnership with Northwest Hospital, Randallstown library, United Healthcare and Baltimore County, is set to open Wednesday, beginning June 13, from 1-5 p.m., through Sept. 12, on the Randallstown library parking lot, 8406 Liberty Road. The business association is taking vendor applications for the market. For more information, contact 410-655-7766 or lrba@lrba.biz.

RUMC Food Pantry

Reisterstown United Methodist Church is offering free food every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., and every Saturday morning from 9 a.m.- noon, at 308 Main St., next to the church. Donations accepted at any time. For more information, call Irene Caitlin at 410-833-5440.

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