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Cromwell Valley Park calls for volunteers for apple pruning

Representatives of Cromwell Valley Park, at 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road in Parkville, are asking for volunteers to take part in an apple orchard pruning day at Sherwood Orchard at the park March 28. From 1 to 3 p.m., participants will be able to learn proper pruning techniques from permaculture master teacher and creator of Baltimore's first public food forest, Eric Kelly, of Charm City Farms. No experience is necessary to participate. All ages are welcome. Participants are asked to bring gloves and water. Tools will be provided. RSVPs may be sent to info@CromwellValleyPark.org. For more information, call 410-887-2503.

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Cromwell Valley Park to hold programs

Cromwell Valley Park, at 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road in Parkville, will hold Amphibian Chorus Night Hike at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center from 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 13. All ages are welcome. As part of the event, participants will take a night hike to listen to an evening concert courtesy of the frogs and toads of the outdoors. Participants are asked to dress weather-appropriately and bring a small flashlight. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact the park staff at 410-887-2503 or info@cromwellvalleypark.org. Cost is $2 for park members and $4 for nonmembers.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Cromwell Valley Park will hold Dispelling Myths & Celebrating Snakes, a program for all ages. The free event will be held at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center from 11 a.m. to noon March 14. The program will focus on the truth about snakes, and will feature a few live snakes and many facts to help participants gain a better understanding of the slithery reptiles. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact the park staff at 410-887-2503 or info@cromwellvalleypark.org.

Lipkowitz appointed to county planning board

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz recently appointed Michelle Lipkowitz, a county resident and partner at the law firm of Saul Ewing, to the Baltimore County Planning Board. A 1997 graduate of Harvard Univeristy and a 2002 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Lipkowitz is currently the chair of the State of Maryland Transportation Professional Services Selection Board, and a former chair of the Baltimore City Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals.

The Baltimore County Planning Board is made up of 15 volunteer members, each of whom serves a three-year term.

Parenting program to be held at Krieger Schechter Day School

The Associated Women, Jewish Community Services and Krieger Schechter Day School are partnering to hold the Community Parent Symposium at KSDS at 8100 Stevenson Road in Baltimore March 9. The event, which costs $18 and is open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with registration and dessert. As part of the evening, award-winning journalist Meredith Jacobs will give a presentation titled "Mistakes I've Made while trying to be the perfect parent." Her lecture will be followed by the participants' choice of two breakout sessions discussing important issues in modern-day parenting. For a complete list of the breakout sessions and their descriptions, visit bit.ly/CPSBreakoutSessions. To register, visit visit http://bit.ly/ParentSymposium. For more information, contact Lindsey Brook, director of marketing and communications at KSDS, at 410-486-8640 ext. 293, or via email at Lbrook@ksds.edu.

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