In Baltimore CountyHealth educators plan parent seminar...


In Baltimore County

Health educators plan parent seminar featuring sportscaster

COCKEYSVILLE - Health Educators Linking Parents and Students begins a yearlong series of seminars for parents at 7 p.m. Sept. 28, when the group will present "Civility: An Evening with Chuck Thompson."

Thompson has announced Baltimore Orioles games for more than half a century. In 1993, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He will speak at Cockeysville Middle School.

HELPS, which seeks to educate parents and children about drug and alcohol abuse and trends in the community, is a venture of middle and high school PTAs, First Step counseling center and Baltimore County Police Department. Information: Julie Ostheller at 410-771-1990 or Pat Doyle at 410-887-7775.

History group schedules walking tour of Essex

ESSEX - The fifth annual Historical Walking Tour of Essex will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The tour, sponsored by the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, will be conducted by historian Paul M. Blitz. It begins and ends at the society's museum at 516 Eastern Blvd.

Cost is $5 for members and $10 for others. Information: 410-574- 6934.

Retirement community plans flea market Oct. 7

TOWSON - The nonprofit Pickersgill Retirement Community, 615 Chestnut Ave., will hold a bazaar featuring flea market items, crafts, collectibles, furniture, jewelry and food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

Information: 410-825-7423, Ext. 9050.

In Baltimore City

City school board plans public forum tonight

The Baltimore Board of School Commissioners is sponsoring a public forum on education issues at 6:15 p.m. today at Lake Clifton/Eastern High School, 2801 St. Lo Drive.

The board will take questions from the audience. Child care will be provided. Information: 410-396- 8577.

Screenings for circulation disorder offered this week

The Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology is sponsoring "Legs for Life," a national screening program to identify people at risk for Peripheral Vascular Disease.

PVD is a painful condition that arises when blood flow is blocked in the arteries to the legs. It is most common among people over age 50 with diabetes or high blood pressure, as well as smokers and those with high cholesterol.

Screenings will be conducted this week through Saturday at the University of Maryland Medical System Department of Interventional Radiology, 22 S. Greene St.

Hospital to dedicate addition to adult center

Harbor Hospital Center will dedicate an addition to its Church/Harbor Hospital Adult Day Health Center during an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The addition to the center at 111 Cherry Hill Road was built with the help of an endowment given to Harbor Hospital by Church Hospital after the latter's adult day-care program closed in October and the two operations were combined.

The open house, which coincides with National Adult Day Care Week, will include entertainment and refreshments.

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