June 8, 2009

Notices: June 8, 2009

‘Pacing for Parkinson’s’

The Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center is launching “Pacing for Parkinson’s,” a fund-raising effort scheduled to take place during the Baltimore Running Festival, Saturday, Oct. 10. Participants can race in the marathon, half marathon or team race, and run or walk the 5K. Children can participate in the Kids Fun Run. All donations will benefit the center. For more information, go to www.active.com/donate/pacingforpd or e-mailpacing4parkinsons@gmail.com.

Intensive English as a Second Language

Registration will end soon for the Hopkins Summer Intensive English as a Second Language Program. Classes in oral communication, reading and writing, TOEFL prep, American culture and medical English begin on June 29.

Content in the five-week program is geared toward students and professionals who want to polish their English for success in the classroom or in their careers. Daily classes, complemented by social activities, provide a full language immersion.

For more information, e-mail esl@jhu.edu or go to: www.ltc.jhu.edu/esl.

Volunteers Needed

Johns Hopkins, the Baltimore City Health Department and Esperanza Center will co-sponsor the first Latino Health Fair, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, at 430 S. Broadway. Bilingual (and English-speaking) volunteers are needed to help with setup, logistics and breakdown. Refreshments will be provided.

A networking and pre-planning lunch meeting for confirmed providers and volunteers is scheduled for Friday, June 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Esperanza Center.