City/County Digest


In Baltimore City

Streets to close for celebration of Artscape this week

Several streets near the Maryland Institute College of Art will be closed for the city's Artscape 2003 celebration, the city Department of Transportation announced.

Streets to be closed will include Park Avenue from Cathedral to Howard streets (closed now); Mount Royal Avenue from Maryland to North avenues and Preston Street from Cathedral to Howard streets (beginning 7:30 p.m. today); Mount Royal from Maryland Avenue to Charles Street (beginning 9:30 a.m. Thursday); and Maryland Avenue from Lanvale to Preston streets (beginning 4 p.m. Friday). The closures will continue until 6 a.m. Monday.

Several area streets also will have one-way traffic patterns from Friday morning through Monday morning, and parking will be restricted. Residential parking will be strictly enforced. The Transportation Department urges event visitors to use public transportation.

Rabbi-psychotherapist to discuss domestic abuse

Baltimore rabbi and clinical psychotherapist Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will give a presentation today on domestic abuse in the Jewish community.

Weinreb will discuss how to foster a caring marriage and avoid domestic abuse as part of the first International Conference on Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community. He will speak at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency at the Inner Harbor. A panel discussion will follow.

Since January last year, Weinreb has been executive vice president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and has been for 12 years the spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Eumaneh in Baltimore. With a doctorate in psychology from the University of Maryland, Weinreb was chief psychologist of the Potomac Foundation for Mental Health and maintains a private practice.

In Baltimore County

16 contestants to compete in state's senior pageant

ESSEX - The Ms. Maryland Senior America pageant will be held Aug. 1 at Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Sixteen contestants, age 60 and over, will participate and be judged on an interview with judges, poise and appearance on stage in an evening gown, talent, and philosophy of life. The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Reno, Nev.

The Essex pageant begins at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Office of Aging offers videos on residents' rights, care

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Office of Aging has created a library of free videos for residents, their families and staff at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.

Topics include providing care, residents' rights, communication skills and abuse prevention.

To obtain a video: Arlene Goodwich, 410-887-4200.

Antiques show, sale to raise money for children's center

CATONSVILLE - Garland's Garden Center and Florist will hold an antiques show and sale Friday through Sunday to raise money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Activities begin with silent and live auctions at 6 p.m. Friday. All proceeds will go to the children's center. The antiques show and sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, with 10 percent of all sales going to the center.

Garland's is at 1109 Ingleside Ave.

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