=========================================================== NOTICES =========================================================== A "New Year Health Day" for faculty and staff will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 113 of the Preclinical Teaching Building in East Baltimore. "Health Day," sponsored by the Occupational Health Service at Homewood, will offer free cholesterol and blood pressure screening, body composition analysis and other health-related information. Evergreen House seeks volunteers as week- day and weekend tour guides, hosts for special events, research assistants and museum shop staff. Training sessions will be held on six consecutive Tuesday mornings or Thursday evenings, beginning Jan. 17 and Jan . 19. For information, call Mary Adair Dockery at 516-0341. A preconception class, covering many aspects of prepregnancy care, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Women's Health Center at the Galleria Towers in Lutherville. Cost of the class, which is sponsored by the John s Hopkins Nurse-Midwif-ery Service, is $10 for individuals, $15 for couples. A copy of the Midwife's Pregnancy and Childbirth Book is included in the fee. Preregistration is required. To register, or for more information, call 955-4094. Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse will hold a reception to announce its renewed commitment to reducing gun violence in Maryland, on Monday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Turner Auditorium Concourse at JHMI, 720 Rutland Ave. MAHA will also announce that Gov. Parris Glen-dening will be its new honorary chair and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will be the new honorary vice chair. Both have been invited to the reception. Elected officials and medical, religious and community leaders from across the sta te will attend. Parking for the event is available in the Rutland Garage. For information, call MAHA at 889-1477. A lecture by Civil War historian Frank Towers, titled "Maryland's Secessionist Moment: April 19, 1861," will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m., in Evergreen's Carriage House, 4545 North Charles St. The lecture will be followed by tours of the mansion and its Civil War exhibit. Admission to the lecture and tour will be $5. For reservations or more information, call 516-0341.
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