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Smart Growth session open to residents

The Maryland Department of Planning's Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland will hold a Smart Growth Listening Session for Harford and Cecil counties at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Aberdeen High School's auditorium, 251 Paradise Road.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and give input on issues, needs and concerns for the community.


Safety vests available

State Highway Administration offices are offering reflective vests for children to wear while trick-or-treating Friday night.

The Vests for Visibility Program lends safety vests to parents and guardians free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Vests will be handed out from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and must be returned by Nov. 7.

Vests are available at the Churchville SHA shop, 3050 Churchville Road. Information: 410-838-7788.

Race relations seminar

The Y of Central Maryland and the University of Baltimore will sponsor a community conversation about the 1968 riots, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Walter & Betty Ward Family Center, 101 Walter Ward Blvd., Abingdon.

"Riots and Rebirth '68" will cover the effects of racial division in the community using the Baltimore riots of 1968 as a starting point for exploring the misperceptions about race and changing race relations in the region over participants' lifetimes.

Registration is requested. Information: 410-889-9622.

Walk and Wag-a-thon

The Humane Society of Harford County will hold a Walk and Wag-a-thon and Pet Fair, 0 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8, rain or shine, at the Harford County Equestrian Center, Heavenly Waters Park, 608 N. Tollgate Road. Bel Air. The fundraiser asks participants to secure flat-sum pledges and bring them to the event. The first 100 to register on site raising $100 or more will receive a free T-shirt. The first 200 dogs to register will get a free bow-wow bandanna.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk officially starts at 10 a.m. All dogs must be on a leash.

Information: 410-836-1090, ext. 111.

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