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Volunteers at Waverly Elementary/Middle’s MLK Day of Service in 2008 Make it a day on, not a day off! In joint celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the historic inauguration of our 44th president, Waverly Elementary/Middle School (located at 3400 Ellerslie) will be hosting a day of service and school beautification. Please join us on January 19 from 9 am to 4pm for painting, art, decorating, food and fun. We will paint
by Christina Ralls, Community Artist, University of Baltimore ONE MOSAIC: MANY VOICES UB’s Langsdale Library, 1420 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201Thursday, 1/15, 2009: Dr. King’s 80th Birthday4:30-6:00pm: Gallery Opening with Multimedia Showing6:00-7:00pm: Performances and Panel DiscussionMemory Quilt will be available from 1/15 to 1/22 “ONE MOSAIC: MANY VOICES” commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the stories of those touched by his assassination, the disorder it spurred and the efforts at rebirth
GHCC’s Adult Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is accepting students now! Registration is open for the winter session of adult basic education and English language classes. ESOL registration will be held on January 12-13 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. both days at 3501 N. Charles Street. You can register for adult basic education classes by calling the program at 410-261-3524. That’s also the number to call for more
Brad Schlegel in his Smart Car at the Waverly Village National Night Out Kick-Off Parade in August 2008 Ednor Gardens resident Brad Schlegel, who was GHCC’s 2007 Volunteer of the Year, recently received a Local Hero Award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation! The awards recognize residents’ work in and for their communities. The Local Hero Award honors Schlegel for his work in two Greater Homewood neighborhoods. In Ednor Gardens-Lakeside, Schlegel is a block
Congratulations to Western High School, which was one of two high schools in the state named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School! The news was announced on December 18. Six schools received the designation, and Western was the only Baltimore City school on the list. The honor is given to schools with demonstrated academic excellence and/or a record of progress. The six Blue Ribbon schools will participate on Maryland’s behalf in the national Blue Ribbon competition