City/County Digest



Cleanup of vacant lots scheduled Saturday in Park Heights

Residents, businesses and community groups will participate Saturday in a large-scale cleanup of vacant lots used as illegal dump sites in Park Heights.

More than 200 volunteers are expected for the effort coordinated by Northwest Baltimore Corp., which will work with 20 community groups at numerous sites. Volunteers will assemble at 8 a.m. behind Park Lane Shopping Center in the 4400 block of Park Heights Ave. and work until 2 p.m., when a celebration for participants will be held at a location to be determined.

Maryland-Washington Minority Contractors' Association Inc., L&J; Construction Co. and P. Flanigan & Sons will provide equipment. The cleanup is the first phase of a neighborhood beautification program, which will include maintaining the lots and educating residents, officials said. Information: 410-542- 6610.

Adult literacy program needs volunteer tutors

Greater Homewood Community Corp.'s adult literacy and English as a Second Language program is seeking volunteers to tutor two hours a week.

The program serves 300 to 400 city residents every year. Information: Leslie Adler, 410-261- 3524.

Events to commemorate Women's Equality Day

Baltimore women's rights activists will celebrate Women's Equality Day with a dinner and silent auction Aug. 24.

Members of the Baltimore chapter of the National Organization for Women, the League of Women Voters of Maryland and other groups will gather at One World Cafe, 100 W. University Parkway, to commemorate the day designated Women's Equality Day by Congress in 1971. The day officially is celebrated Aug. 26.

The cost is $25 for NOW members and $30 for nonmembers. Information or to RSVP by Aug. 21: 410-668-4399.


Insurance agency official will meet with residents

TOWSON -- The Maryland Insurance Administration will address residents' concerns about insurance coverage Aug. 11.

An agency representative will be at Hampton Plaza, at 300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1A, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and show consumers how to file a complaint against their insurance companies. No appointments are necessary.

Police TV show to feature burglary prevention tips

TOWSON -- The next edition of Police Report, Baltimore County Police Department's television program, will run from today to Sept. 5.

Topics will be burglary prevention, safe and legal summer recreation activities, and neighborhood crime trends.

The program airs four times a week on Comcast Channel 25 in Baltimore County. Show times are 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Class on outdoor cooking is tomorrow at library

ESSEX -- "Outdoor Summer Cooking," a demonstration and talk, will be offered at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Essex library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

The event will feature tips and recipes from a chef from the Baltimore International School for Culinary Arts.

Information: 410-887-0295.

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