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Meeting to consider community plan

A community meeting on developing an in-depth plan for the Hillendale area has been scheduled for Wednesday.

The forum is the first in a series that will be held as residents, merchants and county officials work to draft a Community Conservation Plan for the greater Hillendale area.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be held in the cafeteria of Halstead Academy, 1111 Halstead Road.

Information: 410-887-2909, or e-mail mlynch@baltimorecounty

Owings Mills

Jewish education fair scheduled

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore Center for Jewish Education will hold a post-preschool Jewish education fair from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow and Wednesday at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.

The fair will feature 12 day school and synagogue-based religious school professionals who will offer information on their programs and curriculum.

Information: 410-542-4900, ext. 242.


Nearly New Sale for Sinai Auxiliary

Sinai Hospital Auxiliary is holding its Spring Nearly New Sale through Sunday at 919 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

The sale features furniture, designer clothing, jewelry and accessories, handbags, fine china, crystal, silver, handcrafted items, collectibles, children's clothing, toys and games, books, compact discs, digital video discs and Judaica.

Admission is free. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The sale will not be held Saturday.

Information: 410-601-5033.


Poet, journalist to speak this week

A poet and a journalist will be among the speakers at county public libraries this week.

Barry Rascovar, a radio commentator and journalist, will be at the Pikesville library at 1 p.m. Wednesday to discuss "What Are the Politicians in Annapolis Doing to Us Now?"

The Pikesville library is at 1301 Reisterstown Road. Information: 410-887-1234.

Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser will speak on "Poetry for Family Fun" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cockeysville library. His talk is part of a poets laureate tour of libraries in the state sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council.

The Cockeysville library is at 9833 Greenside Drive. Information: 410-887-7750.

Glen Arm

Health seminar for seniors today

Glen Meadows Retirement Community will hold a seminar on health for seniors at 2 p.m. today at 11630 Glen Arm Road.

"Narcotics and Rx Drug Abuse, Alcohol and Sexuality Issues Facing Seniors" will be discussed by Michael M. Gimbel, director of substance abuse education at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, along with representatives from the Baltimore County Health Department and Baltimore Alcoholics Anonymous Association.

Information: 410-592-5310.


UM students to play benefit game

Physical therapy students from the University of Maryland School of Medicine will play the Maryland Ravens Wheelchair basketball team in a benefit game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leadership through Athletics Gym, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road, Lansdowne.

The UM students will experience the challenge of dribbling, passing and shooting a basketball while in a wheelchair.

The game will raise money for the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

Information: 443-615-0469.


Drum and bugle corps to perform Saturday

The Yankee Rebel Drum & Bugle Corps will hold its 18th annual Dixie Stinger Music Festival at 6 p.m. Saturday at Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Ave.

The festival will feature six bugle corps groups, including the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps from Washington.

Information: 410-679-6127.


Basic sign language classes planned

The county Department of Recreation and Parks' Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services will offer basic sign language classes for ages 6 to adult starting Thursday.

Classes will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays for eight weeks at Chatsworth Elementary School, 222 New Ave., Reisterstown.

The cost is $25 per person or $45 per family for two or more members.

Information: 410-887-5370.


Auditory screenings available to residents

The county Department of Aging is offering free hearing screenings at each of the 19 senior centers this spring.

Appointments are required and may be made at the senior center. Screenings continue until June 4.

For a schedule of screenings, call 410-887-2594.

Volunteers needed as mentors

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Baltimore County is seeking volunteers to train as advocates and mentors for abused and neglected children in foster care.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, complete 30 hours of training, and undergo a background check. All are welcome; African-American men are especially encouraged to apply.

Information: 410-828-0515.

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