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The Pikesville Farmer's Market

will open for the season, Tuesday, June 5, at 1630 Reisterstown Road in the Office Depot parking lot. The market is open 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., every Tuesday through Nov. 13, and will feature a variety of vendors, offering fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, hummus, jewelry and much more. The location is centrally located to shops and restaurants.


The Baltimore County Farmers Market

will be open every Wednesday, beginning June 6-Oct. 31, from 2:30-5:30 p.m., at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at 2200 York Road. 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


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, call 410-655-7766, e-mail

, or go to

The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park
and Museum and Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks is holding the 14th Anniversary Celebration of Benjamin Banneker Museum with a Colonial Market Fair - a living history event with craftsmakers, tradesmen and women, music, children's activities, food and Banneker's log cabin, at the Banaky's family homestead in the heart of Oella, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event for all ages is free and donations are accepted.
The Griots' Circle of Maryland
, will host "Juneteenth: a Celebration of Freedom," June 16, at the Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with storytelling, music, and fun, at the Bannekey House on the grounds of Banneker Park, 300 Oella Ave., Catonsville. For more information, go to

The Community Wellness Celebration Walk in

Randallstown on Saturday, June 23, has been canceled.

because of lack of participation. For more information on The Health Freedom: A Path to Wellness,

Call 410-669-6340.

The Baltimore County Christian Workcamp
was founded by two United Methodist ministers in 1984. Its mission includes "improving the homes of and providing assistance for some limited income families in Baltimore County." Each year, more than 60 houses are repaired across the county, all during one week in July. The 29th Annual Workcamp will occur July 15-20, 2012. For more information or a brochure, contact Chip Day at 410-744-2794, or Frank Thomas at 410-667-1725, or In addition to volunteer workers, the BCCW can always use appropriate supplies and donations.
The Randallstown Gateway Park
maintenance and operations committee is seeking donations from area businesses to keep the county's first public-private park partnership in good shape for community and civic use. For more information on how to donate, e-mail
Pets on Wheels 7th Annual Dog-a-Thon
is July 7-8 at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The not-for-profit volunteer organization provides friendly visits from volunteers and their pets to those requiring the support of an institutional setting. For more information, go to To sign up to walk, go to There will be seminars, Pup-arazzi Photo Shoot, animal shows, vendors, raffles, auction items and more. Vendor spaces are available. Go to to download an application or view sponsorships.
Trying to plan for the weekend
or looking for something on a weeknight? Check out Baltimore County's tourism website at, for places to eat, stay and play. The site includes an electronic events calendar and help with planning visits and meetings in the county.