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In Baltimore County

Woman, 80, injured during attack in her Catonsville home

CATONSVILLE -- An 80-year-old woman who was attacked in her home by an intruder was in critical condition yesterday, county police said.

Police said the woman, Dorothy Cherry of the 100 block of Melrose Ave., was found unconscious on the floor of her home by her daughter Sunday. She was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

A kitchen door had been pried open, but police said they do not know whether anything was taken. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 410-887-2198.

Pikesville High principal honored by student councils

PIKESVILLE -- Dorothy E. Hardin, principal of Pikesville High School, has been named principal of the year by the Baltimore County Student Councils.

Hardin was honored Friday by the councils, a group of students, teachers and middle and high school principals, for her involvement in student activities, leadership training and community service.

Hardin is completing her third year as principal of Pikesville High.

Community college to offer Spanish course for children

CATONSVILLE -- Children ages 7 to 11 will have the opportunity to study Spanish this summer in an introductory course at the Catonsville campus of Community College of Baltimore County.

The course, from July 17 to 28, will feature conversational Spanish and writing exercises, with lessons on art, music and dance. A similar course will be offered the same dates at the college's Owings Mills Center, 110 Painters Mill Road.

Information: 410-780-6925.

School will hold open house to celebrate anniversary

DUNDALK -- Colgate Elementary School, 401 51st St. in Dundalk, will hold an open house May 21 to mark the school's 75th anniversary.

The open house, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature music by the chorus and band, and refreshments. Present and former pupils, parents, faculty and staff are invited.

Information: 410-887-7010.

In Baltimore City

Man charged in fatal shooting in March held without bail

A man charged in a fatal shooting in March has been arrested and is being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center awaiting a bail review hearing, police said yesterday.

Jamal Jackson, 20, of the 3300 block of Fairview Ave. was arrested Sunday in the 2900 block of Garrison Blvd. He is charged with first-degree murder and a handgun violation, police said.

Charles E. Coleman, 25, of the 3800 block of W. Garrison Ave. was shot March 10 in the 5100 block of Park Heights Ave. during an altercation with another man, police said.

Plant and craft sale planned at Cylburn Arboretum

Market Day, a plant and craft sale, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave.

The event, sponsored by the Horticultural Division of the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Cylburn Arboretum Association, will include entertainment and tours of the Cylburn mansion.

Information: 410-396-0180.

MPT hosts to lecture on backyard bird-watching

Don and Lillian Stokes, hosts of "Stokes Birds at Home," a weekly program produced by Maryland Public Television, will lecture on backyard bird-watching from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Zoo.

The Stokeses will sign copies of their new work, "Stokes Oriole Book." Their appearance is part of International Migratory Bird Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the zoo, sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited of White Marsh.

Other activities will include guided bird-watching tours and children's crafts and storytelling. Activities are included in general zoo admission -- $9.50 for adults and $5.50 for children ages 2 to 15 and senior citizens.

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