Maryland's Board of Public Works has approved $264,500 for lighting improvements at the General John Stricker Middle School Recreation Center in Dundalk as part of the state's Project Open Space program.
The project was among $1.49 million in Open Space program funding approved at the Wednesday meeting of the board, which is composed of Gov. Martin O'Malley, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp.
Baltimore County is also seeking $850,000 through bond bills for improvements to light and modernize fields at Stricker and two other schools, said Ellen Kobler, a county spokeswoman.
Albright to speak Thursday
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will offer reflections on American foreign policy, world affairs and the Israel-Arab conflict at a local event Thursday.
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Baltimore Jewish Council will hold the community-wide Yom Ha'Atzmaut event celebrating Israel's independence.
Albright will address topics of interest described in her recent book, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs, and will honor Israel's 59th year as a free and democratic state.
The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Beth Tfiloh Congregation, Sagner Auditorium, 3300 Old Court Road.
There is no charge, but reservations are required. Albright will sign copies of her book after the event.
Information: Lisa Voss at 410.542-4850 or email@example.com.
Alumni hold fundraiser tonight
The Parkville High School Alumni Association will sponsor a bull and shrimp feast from 7 p.m. to midnight today at the Columbus Gardens off Belair Road.
Proceeds from the event wil benefit the Parkville alumni association and high school.
Music will be provided by DJ "Wild Bill" Soutar and there will be a silent auction, raffles and door prizes.
Woodcarving show today, tomorrow
The Baltimore Area Woodcarving Show will be held today and tomorrow at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road.
The show, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, will include carving demonstrations and sales, student display tables and carving tools and supplies. Admission is $3.
Entries are accepted in multiple woodcarving categories, and carvings must have been completed within the past two years. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded.
For more information, call the senior center at 410-887-0900.
Pancake breakfast scheduled
The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its Palm Sunday pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 1 at the firehouse, 11601 Bellvue Ave.
Free-will donations will be accepted.
Park Camps holds open house... ... ... ... ... .
Park Camps will hold an open house March 31 for children and parents to learn about summer programs.
The programs include arts and science, the 5th Wall/Steve Yeager Young Filmmakers Workshops, sports camps, day camps and instrumental music and voice lessons.
The open house, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held at the Park School, 2425 Old Court Road, between Falls Road and Greenspring Avenue.
For more information: 410-339-4120 or visit www:parkcamps.com for a complete list of programs.
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