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Free event promotes fitness, offers guided nature tours

The Baltimore County Health Coalition, the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Baltimore County Fitness Council are sponsoring an annual Walk in the Park event September 17, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

tree-lined park path

Enjoy a guided tour from a Naturalist/Park Ranger at the following six locations:

Benjamin Banneker Historical Museum and Park
300 Oella Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228

Cromwell Valley Park
2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234

Fort Howard Park
9500 North Point Road
Fort Howard, Maryland 21052

Lake Roland
1000 Lakeside Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21209

Marshy Point Nature Center
7130 Marshy Point Road
Middle River, Maryland 21220

Oregon Ridge Nature Center and Park
13555 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

The Walk in the Park event will be held rain or shine. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring water. To find more information about walking trails in Baltimore County parks, visit

No trash or recycling collection on Monday and drop-off centers closed

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, September 5 in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.  Health Department clinics, Animal Services and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed and parking meters are free on the holiday.

No Trash, Recycling, or Yard Materials Collection on Labor Day; Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County residents whose trash or yard materials would normally have been collected on Monday, September 5 should set these materials out on Monday night for collection on Tuesday, September 6.  Residents whose single stream recyclables would normally have been collected on Monday, September 5 are asked to hold these recyclables until the next scheduled recycling collection day (Monday, September 12).

Collections of all types may occur later than usual during the week following Labor Day.  If a collection does not occur on the scheduled day during this period of time, materials should be left out until collection occurs.

Trash and recycling drop-off centers, as well as County offices, will be closed on Monday, September 5.  Drop-off centers will be open with normal hours on Friday, September 2, and Saturday, September 3.  County offices and drop-off facilities will reopen on Tuesday, September 6.

For more information, residents should visit the County’s web site at or call 410-887-2000.

Show features Zika prevention tips, upcoming Restaurant Week and  African American Cultural Festival

The July edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights Zika virus prevention, and the County’s upcoming Summer Restaurant Week and African-American Cultural Festival.

Zap Zika – Learn what you should know to protect your family from the Zika virus.

2016 Summer Restaurant Week – Find out about the delicious deals at restaurants around Baltimore County from August 5th through 20th.

African-American Cultural Festival – Enjoy Baltimore County’s 20th annual African American Cultural Festival this September 17th in Towson. 

To view streaming video of the show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page at . Click on the menu icon in the upper left of the video screen to select an individual segment.

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

 Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.


Revised September 26, 2016