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Carroll County Times

Business Briefs

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

, in Owings Mills, has announced that University of Phoenix and its parent company, Apollo Group, will offer 15 full-tuition scholarships to JA staff members, teachers and volunteers looking to obtain undergraduate or master's degrees. For more information on eligibility and applications, go to http://www.phoenix.edu/i-scholarships, or contact

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. Scholarship applications are due by April 12. The winners will be announced May 24.

Constellation Books

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, 303 Main St., is hosting these events in April:

Saturday, April 7, 3-7 p.m., "Spring Sing," Folk/Alternative Music with Steve Haug aka Maugorn. Munchies and tea/coffee/cocoa will be available.

Wednesday, April 18, 6-7 p.m., April Writers Group - The Baltimore Free Writers meet in the bookstore.

Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, Celebrate "World Book Night Pickup." Party with our local book-givers as they pick up their books to give away on World Book Night, April 23. "Spread the Love of Reading, Person to Person- Pass It On." http://www.world.booknight.org

Saturday, April 28, 3-5 p.m., "Tea with Dr. Dan Morhaim." 11th District Delegate Dan Morhaim, has written "The Better End," a book on end-of-life care. Meet and discuss managing medical crises and dying with dignity. Morhaim will sign books. The book is endorsed by poet and author Maya Angelou, Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and others. Refreshments available.

For more information, call 410-833-5151, e-mail

, or go to http://www.constellationbooks.com.

Black Eyed Susan Coffee Candy Cream & More,

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7 Railroad Ave. in Glyndon, is hosting Carroll County Pet Artist Sherry Kendall on Saturday, April 14, from 1-4 p.m., with her pet "Wet Nose Greetings Cards" collection, original paintings, hand-painted ornaments, wine glasses and beer mugs. Kendall's ornaments topped Oprah's holiday wish list on the O'List Favorite Things Edition. She donates a percentage of proceeds to animal rescue groups and non-profits through her fund-raisers and requests from area volunteers. For more information, call 410-833-5427, or go to http://www.blackeyedsusangiftbaskets.com.

The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Group

is hosting "High Tea & Networking," 5-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, at Hyatt Place Owings Mills, 4730 Painters Mill Road, with networking, drinks and door prizes. Attendees are asked to "wear your best 'High Tea' hat." Cost, before April 18, s $35 per member and $45 per guest. After April 18, $40 per member and $50 per guest. For more information, or to sign up, call 410-702-7073, e-mail

, or go to http://www.romgchamber.com.

The Baltimore Humane Society

, 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown, is holding these upcoming events:

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  • Easter Eggstravagana - Saturday,April 7, from noon-3 p.m., with Easter Egg hunts, kid and pet photos with the Easter Bunny, "I Spy Cat Detective Game," and Tiki's Playhouse Doggie Ice-Cream Truck.
  • Paws on Parade - Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a fundraiser for the shelter and services includes a 1-mile or 1.6-mile trail walk through the 365-acre wildlife sanctuary. Following the walk there will be fun and educational activities for people and pets, including Tiki's Playhouse Doggie Ice-Cream Truck. Register online at http://bmorehumane.org/events/paws-on-parade. For more information, go to http://www.bmorehumane.org or call 410-833-8848, or text the word "PAW" to 80000 to donate $10.

Secrets on Main Street

, 214 Main St. in Reisterstown, is celebrating spring with a Spring Fling, on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, including: crafting with black light fabric painting, balloon faces, splatter painting, tie dying, a raffle for craft camp, and discounts. There will be face painting and glitter tattoos from noon-6 p.m., Unity Reggae Band from 1-4 p.m., and food tasting from 2-4 p.m. For more information, call 410-833-5235, or go to http://secretsonmainstreet.com.

Maryland Public Television

recently launched a new, online personal finance advice column by veteran business correspondent and television anchor Karen Gibbs. "Ask Karen Gibbs" tackles consumer questions and provides tips on money matters for persons of all life stages and incomes. Gibbs offers her perspective on current financial issues and addresses money questions from the public. Advice seekers may send questions via email to

. Go to http://www.mptgetincharge.com.

LeTip of South Carroll

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meets every Thursday morning at The Harvest Inn, 2007 Liberty Road, in Eldersburg, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the dining room. LeTip is a leads group that invites businesses, especially start-ups, to visit and see what the group is about. For more information, or to reserve a spot for breakfast, call Bob Batz at 410-876-4171.

The Baltimore Humane Society

, at 1601 Nicodemus Road, hosts evening dog hikes on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. The walk is about 1.5 miles. Walkers may bring their own dogs, or walk a shelter dog. Walks will start again in spring.

In case of inclement weather, hikers will be notified by email, or the Baltimore Humane Society Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BMOREHUMANE or Twitter page at twit-ter.com/bmorehumane.

The society has spay and neutering services avail-able, as well as vaccinations and deworming. For more information, go to http://www.bmorehumane.org/home.


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