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Detainee treatment talk set

Alberto J. Mora, a retired general counsel for the Navy who challenged U.S. policy on the treatment of detainees held in the war on terror, will speak tonight at Goucher College.

Mora's lecture, titled "American Cruelty," will discuss the shifts in government policy that led to the use of harsh interrogation methods. Mora is the 2008 visiting scholar of the Roxana Cannon Arsht Center for Ethics and Leadership at Goucher.

The 8 p.m. talk in the college's Merrick Lecture Hall is free, but tickets must be reserved by calling 410-337-6333.


Grant-writing seminar planned

The Baltimore County Office of Fair Practices will sponsor two free seminars for nonprofits April 8 at the Towson library branch, 320 York Road.

"Grant and Proposal Writing" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and "How to Become a Nonprofit/Tax Exempt Organization" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration is required at 410-887-5557 by tomorrow.

Music, dance competition set

Students Sharing Coalition, a Baltimore-based youth development agency, will sponsor Dance for Change, a dance and music competition, from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Towson University's Burdick Hall.

Guitar competitions, step-team performances, prizes, food and entertainment for youth will be featured.

Proceeds benefit the coalition's youth service and leadership programs.

Information: 410-662-8999.

Owings Mills

Passover Fair at JCC Sunday

The Jewish Community Center and Chabad of Owings Mills will hold a Passover Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rosenbloom JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.

Activities include a Judaica sale of items from the Jewish Museum of Maryland gift shop, and children's arts and crafts from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Morestein Performa.

The fair is free. Children's activities cost $1 per project.

Information: 410-356-5200, ext. 324.


The shredder comes to town

A Community Shred Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fairgrounds Plaza branch of Columbia Bank, 67 W. Aylesbury Road, Timonium.

Residents may take their unneeded documents to be shredded and destroyed as a protection against identity theft.

Information: 410-560-1667.


Growing older; writing about it

The county Department of Aging is accepting submissions for its 2008 Creative Expressions Writing Reception, with the theme "What Life Means To Me As I Grow Older."

Submissions, which should be no longer than 1,500 words, can be sent by mail or e-mail. The contest is open to Baltimore County residents age 60 and older. Deadline for submissions is April 21.

Information: 410-887-3654 or 410-887-0900.

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