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Dental poster contest won by 3rd-grader at Harford Hills

PARKVILLE -- Lauren Shepherd, a Harford Hills Elementary School third-grader, is the grand prize winner in the Maryland State Dental Association's dental health poster contest.

Lauren's poster was selected from 600 submitted by third-graders statewide. Lauren won a $500 savings bond from the association and $500 to purchase educational materials for her school.

Senior health day to be held at St. Joseph Medical Center

TOWSON -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, will hold Senior Health and Fitness Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Heart, diabetes, hearing and vision screenings will be offered, along with medication assessments. Senior citizens will be able to learn about therapeutic massage, tai chi, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.

All programs are free, and a low-cost lunch will be available. Pre-registration is required for the heart screening. Call 410-337-4478. Information: 410-337-1700.

Towson Business Association to celebrate, vote on board

TOWSON -- The Towson Business Association will celebrate 36 years at its annual meeting June 8 at the Country Club of Maryland, 1101 Stevenson Lane in Towson.

Members will vote for a 2000-2001 board of directors and help send off retiring board members during a presentation at the luncheon.

The meeting is open to the public at a cost of $40 per person. Information: 410-825-1144.

In Baltimore City

Event to mark Shavuot, Jewish festival of harvest

Shavuot, the Jewish festival of harvest, will be celebrated in a "Manna From Heaven" festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Beth Am Synogogue, 2501 N. Eutaw Place.

The free event will include adult study programs exploring the themes of the holiday, art activities for all ages and programs for children ages 2 to 4. Information: 410-523-2446.

Baltimore lawyer to get award for professionalism

Mark F. Scurti, a Baltimore lawyer, has been presented with the Maryland Bar Foundation's Edward F. Shea Professionalism Award for 2000.

The award recognizes a young lawyer who exemplifies the professionalism, civility, integrity, compassion and commitment to public service embodied by the late Edward F. Shea Jr., who led the effort to develop and implement practical training in professionalism and ethics for young attorneys.

Scurti, a graduate of the University of Baltimore Law School, has been practicing law for nine years and has had a downtown firm for the past five. He will receive the award, along with a $500 prize, June 8 at the annual meeting of the Maryland Bar Foundation Fellows at Ocean Pines Country Club in Berlin.

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