Author to talk on 'Gospel of Evolution'
The Rev. Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life, will give two presentations at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church next week.
He will give the sermon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and a 90-minute presentation on "The Gospel of Evolution" at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The church is at 1710 Dulaney Valley Road. Information: 410-825-6045.Dowd will also hold a book signing at 7 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble, 8123 Honeygo Blvd., at the Avenue in White Marsh. Information: 410-933-9670.
Teacher a finalist for state award
John Billingslea, an Advanced Placement social studies teacher at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, is one of eight finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year, Baltimore County school officials said.
Billingslea is Baltimore County's 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year.
Billingslea helped to build the psychology program from 16 AP students 11 years ago to 130 students today, officials said.