New garage at Upper Chesapeake

The Baltimore Sun

The new parking garage at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center will open for visitor parking tomorrow.

The Family Birthplace entrance also will reopen tomorrow and the Ambulatory Care Center entrance will revert back to its original location on the opposite side of the building, adjacent to the new parking garage.

Valet parking for patients has stopped. Patients can now self-park in designated lots or the parking garage.

The parking garage is free for patrons for the first 90 minutes, $2 for 90 minutes to 2 hours, $3 for 2 to 3 hours, $4 for 3 to 7 hours and a maximum of $5 for 7 hours or more.

Other patient and visitor surface parking lots on the campus remain free.

Information: 443-843-7700.

Informational class on bariatric surgery

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a free informational class on "Bariatric Surgery: New Course for Life" at 5:30 p.m. at Harford Memorial Hospital.

A support group for those who have had the surgery will be held at 7 p.m.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Smoking-cessation support group set

The Harford County Health Department will offer a support group for individuals who have quit tobacco at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 119 S. Hays St., Bel Air.

The support group is for individuals who took the tobacco cessation class and need additional support.

Members can troubleshoot their stay-quit plan, support each other and increase their skills in staying tobacco free.

Information: 410-638-8405.

Free seminar on joint pain offered

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free seminar on joint pain with Dr. John Prodoehl, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 18 at Harford Memorial Hospital, Susquehanna Room.

Participants can learn how to have a better quality of life and hear discussions on different options for dealing with joint pain.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

'Dining with Docs' event is planned

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. March 19 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Bimal Rami, neurological surgeon, will discuss "Back Pain: How to Deal With That Nagging Ache."

The cost is $5 (cash only). Reservations are required.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Food, music at Arc fundraiser

"One Enchanted Evening" is the theme of this year's After d'Arc fundraiser for The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, to be held from 7 p.m. to midnight March 29 at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs in Bel Air.

The fourth annual event features celebrity chefs serving American and international cuisine, local television newscasters, a silent auction, martini bar, and music and dancing to the sounds of Tony Berry and New Money.

The evening will end with a raffle drawing for a package that includes a pair of $3,500 diamond earrings from Smyth Jewelers, dinner for two at Ruth's Chris Steak House, and an overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore with limo service.

Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $20 and are available at locations around the county.

Tickets for After d'Arc are $150.

Information: 410-879-6785.

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