Calendars can be a bit like the side mirror on your car: Objects on the calendar are closer than they appear. The opening of public schools is only two weeks away!
Have any information about back-to-school events? The Guide’s special issue will be published on Wednesday, Aug. 24 — have all event listings and other material submitted by Friday, Aug. 19. Info can be e-mailed to email@example.com, faxed to 410-732-6604, or mailed to The Baltimore Guide, 526 S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.
Immunizations: Schools will require an array of vaccines before children can enroll and start the year. The TIKE van (the mobile unit To Immunize Kids Everywhere) will be in the following locations. For information on other locations and other times, call 410-396-4454, or go to www.baltimorehealth.org.
Wednesdays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, and Mondays, Aug. 22 and 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the van will be at the BCHD Immunization Office, 1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 600.
On Thursdays, Aug. 18 and 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and on Tuesdays, Aug. 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the van will be at the Eastern Health District, 620 N. Caroline Street.
Other locations: On Saturday, Aug. 20, the van will be at the Immunization Office at 1800 N. Charles Street from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, it will be at the Mayor’s Back to School event at school board headquarters, 200 E. North Avenue, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
ACT Deadline: Students who want to take the Sept. 10 ACT achievement college admission and placement exam must register to do so before Friday, Aug. 26. Students who qualify may apply for a fee waiver through their high school counselor. Info: www.actstudent.org,
Multi-Culti: The Czech and Slovak Language School is now accepting registrations for Czech and Slovak language and culture classes that begin on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Perry Hall. Info/advance registration: 410-243-1710, www.czslha.org, LHybl@verizon.net.
Register Kids Now: St. Casimir Catholic School, 1035 S. Kenwood Avenue, is currently accepting new registrations for grades PreK 3-8. Info/to schedule a tour: www.stcasimirschool.us, 410-342-2681.
Reunions: If you’re finished with school and planning a class reunion, send information about your event to The Baltimore Guide by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax, 410-732-6604.