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Hike with pets in Patapsco park

Patapsco Valley State Park will hold a Pets in Patapsco hike and tour of the Glen Artney and Hilton areas from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 21.

Participants should meet at the South Rolling Road parking area across the street from the Southwest Park and Ride in Catonsville.

Pet owners will learn how to enjoy the outdoors with their pets while protecting the ecosystem.

Participants are asked to take a leash, hiking shoes and bags for pet waste. Children younger than 12 should be with an adult.

The cost is $2, and registration is requested at 410-461-5005.


University band to join Macy's parade

Towson University's marching band has earned a spot in the Macy's 2009 Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, parade officials said this week.

It will be the band's first appearance in the 2 1/2 -mile annual parade, which attracts 10,000 participants, 3.5 million spectators on the streets and 50 million television viewers, parade organizers said.

The Towson University Marching Band has "shown us that they are a high-performance musical and marching talent, which merited their selection for the 2009 parade," said Bill Schermerhorn, director of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The 2009 parade will include 11 marching bands, organizers said.

Business group presenting concerts

The Towson Chamber of Commerce is holding its "Feet on the Street" concert series from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays (except July 4) through Sept. 26 on Allegheny Avenue.

The event features live music and children's activities. Restaurants on the street set up grills and have outdoor seating. Allegheny Avenue, between York Road and Washington Avenue, will be closed for the concerts.

In addition, the chamber also will sponsor its 29th annual farmers market from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays to Nov. 20 on Allegheny Avenue, between York Road and Washington Avenue. A Saturday farmers market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Nov. 22 at Allegheny and Washington avenues.

Information: 410-825-1144.


College to dedicate dental arts building

The Community College of Baltimore County will dedicate the new dental arts building on its Dundalk campus at a reception from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the D Building at 7200 Sollers Point Road.

The reception will be held under the tent in front of the Children's Learning Center. A ribbon-cutting will be held at 4:30 p.m., followed by building tours at 5 p.m.

In the $2 million building, students will train to be dental hygienists and dental assistants. Starting in January, it also will serve as a community clinic, where students can complete their clinical requirements while serving the public.

Information: 410-869-7168.

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