On Oct. 19, four classes of students from Ridge Ruxton School in Towson were scheduled to attend a special performance at the Hippodrome Theatre of "A Gazillion Bubbles."

The production has been created especially for autistic students. More than 600 students and staff from area schools will be in attendance at the production.


Rodgers Forge students celebrate annual Generations Day

The 11th annual Generation's Day event will be held at Rodgers Forge Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8:50 to 10: a.m. for students in grades one, four and five, and from 10 to 11:10 a.m. for children in kindergarten and grades two and three.

During the celebration, hundreds of grandparents and "special senior friends" will attend come to the school for the annual fete. Guests will be asked to participate in activities designed to allow students and their guests to look into the future of education and reflect upon their past school experiences.

Save-A-Limb ride, walk and festival at Oregon Ridge

Baltimore County Public Schools will participate in the Oct. 22 Save-A-Limb ride, walk and festival benefiting the Save-A-Limb Fund at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

The festival, designed to promote fitness and healthy habits, will feature scenic bike rides of a "metric century" of 100 kilometers (62 miles), 30 miles, 15 miles and 6 miles.

In addition, the event will include a picnic, a fitness fair, and carnival. BCPS Superintendent Joe Hairston will lead a 1-mile family walk.

Celebrity riders will be visiting the festival as well; among those scheduled to attend are five-time Olympian and veteran Tour de France rider George Hincapie and professional rider and Tour de France commentator Robbie Ventura.

The festival will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville.

County offering online payment option for school meals

Baltimore County Public Schools has launched an online service that allows parents to prepay for students' school meals using their credit or debit cards.

The program is a partnership between BCPS and MyLunchMoney (www.mylunchmoney.com). The school system began sending out detailed information about MyLunchMoney this week.

The online service gives all parents the ability to set up free accounts to monitor student meal purchases, to receive e-mail notifications for low account balances, to set spending limits and to place limits on food items that their children can purchase.