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Highlands School plans open house

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The Highlands School will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Thursday for parents and prospective students entering kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Highlands School serves children with learning differences, teaching them the skills and strategies they need to succeed. The open house will include a slide presentation, question-and-answer period, and tour.

The school is at 2409 Creswell Road (Route 543), Bel Air.

Information: 410-836-1415.

Cecil College to hold wine event

The Cecil College Foundation will hold "Collegium de Vinum" during its black tie wine auction and dinner gala at 6 p.m. May 3 at the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City.

Translated to "gather together about wine," Collegium de Vinum will feature wines and wine information from Bodega Familia Barberis, paired with dinner, a Signature Blue Coat Gin and Square One Vodka martini bar, a "Diamond and Ice" event, wines and wine-related auction items.

Tickets are $150.

Information: 410-287-1028.

North Bend selling discount cards

The North Bend Elementary School PTA is selling cards for discounts to 10 merchants in Bel Air, Forest Hill and Jarrettsville.

Merchants include seven restaurants, an auto repair shop, a pharmacy gift shop and shoe store.

Cards are $10 and can be used multiple times through Feb. 1, 2009.

Information: 410-557-4003.

Carson Scholars announced

The Carson Scholars Fund has announced the recipients of its $1,000 college scholarship awards for students in grades four to 12 from Harford County.

The program, established by Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric surgeon, awards students who show outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.

Winners will be honored at a banquet April 27 at Martin's West.

Students are listed by name, grade and school as follows:

Elementary school level: Alec Blanca, 5, Forest Lakes; Lauren Butler, 4, Havre de Grace; Matthew Daghir, 4, Darlington; Christopher Felts, 4, Bakerfield; Marissa Fletcher, 5, Meadowvale; Victoria French, 5, George D. Lisby at Hillsdale; Ysabelle Hulet, 5, Joppatowne; Natalie Lusardi, 5, Youth's Benefit; Jason Lynch, 5, Emmorton; Savannah Shaul, 5, Jarrettsville; Jacob Smucker, 5, Churchville; Erin Sullivan, 5, William Paca; Ashley Whitehead, 5, Hall's Cross Roads.

Middle school level: Benjamin Barsam, 6, Bel Air; Margaret Gallagher, 6, Davis Harman, 7, Juliet Lloyd, 8, Southampton; Lauren Jones, 8, Fallston; Shelby Richter, 6, Edgewood; Garrett Sadtler, 6, North Harford; Katie Thompson, 6, Havre de Grace; Sharon Woodard, 7, Aberdeen.

High school level: Brian Herget, 12, and Kara Wieczynski, 12, Aberdeen; Taylor Westhoff, 11, Redeemer Classical Christian.

Students to be dismissed early

Harford County public schools will dismiss elementary school students at 1 p.m. Friday for teacher planning time.

Information: 410-588-5203.

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