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Free screenings for asthma planned

Allergists will be offering free asthma screenings to children and adults at several Baltimore-area sites over the next month.

Participants will complete a questionnaire about their breathing problems and will take a lung function test, which involves blowing into a tube. The service, part of a national program, is being sponsored by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Sites include: the Baby and Family Fair at Eastpoint Mall, Essex, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; YMCA Healthy Kids Day, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Also: Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, 8:30 a.m. to noon May 19; CVS Pharmacy, 3300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 19; Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6565 N. Charles St., Towson, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 22.


: Education

Humanities program applicants sought

Teachers of classics and Latin in area K-12 schools can apply for a yearlong humanities program at the College of Notre Dame. The college received a $29,999 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to put on the workshop, "Classical Scholarship and the Age of Augustus." The monthly workshops -- set to run from August until May 2008 -- will feature a variety of visiting scholars. The application deadline is June 1. Applications can be obtained from Sister Theresa Marie Dougherty, SSND, a professor of classical languages at the college. Call her at 410-532-5559, or send an e-mail to tdougherty@nd

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