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Boordy Vineyards run set for Sunday

The XTERRA Boordy Vineyards 5-kilometer Trail Run will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday in Hydes.

The course on the 230-acre farm will lead runners through rows of grapevines, around 19th-century farm buildings and into woodlands. An estimated 600 runners are expected.

Spectators should arrive at Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, before 5:30 p.m. because the surrounding roads will be closed for the run.

Wine, cheese and music will be available after the race.

Entry fee for runners is $35 in advance and $40 the day of the race.

The event is part of the 2008 XTERRA Chesapeake Trail Run Series.

Information: www.charmcity or 410-308-1870.


Library to present digital TV session

The Arbutus library branch will present a program on the "Digital Television Transition" at 10 a.m. Thursday at 1581 Sulphur Spring Road.

Jordan Wertlieb, general manager of WBAL-TV, will discuss the switch from analog to digital television on Feb. 17, 2009.

Information: 410-887-1451.


Fundraiser to help injured officer

The family of Baltimore County Police Officer Matthew Ackley, who was injured in 2007 while arresting an armed drug dealer, will hold a fundraiser to help with his medical expenses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at Padonia Station, 63 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.

The event will include a karaoke disc jockey and a raffle, organizers said, and a portion of the restaurant's profits that night will be donated to Ackley.

Ackley cannot use his left hand or most of his arm and plans to retire from the Police Department.

His family said that he developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy while recovering from surgery.

Information: 410-997-9427 or 443-506-3645.


Events to mark Day of Mourning

Beth-El congregation will commemorate the Jewish Day of Mourning, Tisha B'Av, with a service, light supper and program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 8101 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville.

Reservations for the supper are required by Thursday Aug. 7. The event is open to the public.

Information: 410-484-0411.

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