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Re-enactment set of transfer to fort of Star-Spangled Banner

A re-enactment of the transfer of the Star-Spangled Banner from the Star-Spangled Banner House to Fort McHenry will be held tomorrow as a weekend of festivities begins commemorating Defenders' Day.

Actors depicting figures from the War of 1812 will re-create the transfer from the house at 844 E. Pratt St., where Mary Pickersgill made the huge flag, to Fort McHenry where it flew and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became the national anthem.

The parade will leave the house at 5:30 p.m., to begin its 3-mile trip to the fort where there will be a military encampment.

Youth organization offers grant proposal workshops

Grant proposal workshops for young people who seek funding for youth-designed community programs will be held next month by Youth as Resources, a program of the nonprofit Baltimore Community Foundation. Later this year, Youth as Resources will be distributing grants ranging from $500 to $3,000.

The workshops will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 2, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 5. Those who hope to receive grants from the organization are strongly encouraged to attend one of the workshops. Applicants for the grants must be age 21 or younger, and the deadline for applying for grants is Nov. 4.

For the location of the workshops to be held in Baltimore and for more information on either the workshops or applying for the grants, call 410-576-9551.

Volunteers being sought to aid hospice programs

Volunteers are being sought to work in Maryland Community Hospice programs.

Volunteers offer companionship and a sympathetic ear to terminally ill patients in Baltimore city and county and Anne Arundel County, as well as provide relief for family caregivers.

Hospice volunteers are required to participate in seven training sessions which will be held during the evenings. New training sessions begin Oct. 2. Information: 410-248-3002.

In Baltimore County

Water main break forces school to close early

MIDDLE RIVER - Hawthorne Elementary School closed two hours early yesterday, at 1:30 p.m., after a nearby water main broke and left the building without running water.

The break occurred about noon near a construction site at Eastern Avenue and Kingston Road, said Principal Barbara Clark. After calling parents, the school sent home its 518 pupils.

The Baltimore Public Works Department was expected to complete repairs overnight so the school could reopen today. But school officials advised parents to check television and radio reports this morning.

Humane Society sets orientations for volunteers

REISTERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Baltimore County is seeking volunteers to help with walking dogs, grooming cats, answering phones, and assisting with fund raising.

Orientation sessions will be held at noon Sunday, 11 a.m. Oct. 13 and 1 p.m. Nov. 9. All sessions will be held at the Windswept Building on the grounds of the Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road.

Information: 410-833-2387.

Community college plans job fair Sept. 20

DUNDALK - The Community College of Baltimore County will hold a job fair at its Dundalk campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20.

The event is expected to attract dozens of metropolitan employers, including hospitals and health care facilities, high-tech industries, financial institutions, local, state and government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Those seeking jobs are asked to bring copies of their resumes with documentation relating to professional licenses or credentials. The fair is free and open to the public. Information: 410-285- 9927.

Fire museum to mark Founders Day on Saturday

LUTHERVILLE - The Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, will celebrate Founders Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Festivities will include an antique fire muster competition, a display of miniature fire apparatuses, an antique car show, fire engine rides and story time.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $4 for those age 3 to 18; and free for children younger than 3. Information: 410-321- 7500.

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