Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 16, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 16, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 7



JHU Professional Clothing Drive

The next JHU Professional Clothing Drive collection date is Oct. 19. As you sort through your clothes for the change in seasons, separate any unwanted, gently used or new professional apparel to donate to the Johns Hopkins Professional Clothing Drives, which help formerly homeless men and women successfully re-enter the workforce.

The clothing drive is organized by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs.

For guidelines, drop-off locations and contacts go to or call Matt Smith at 410-516-6060. Future collections are scheduled for Jan. 18, April 19, July 19 and Oct. 18.


Parkinson's Support Group

The Young Onset/Deep Brain Stimulation Parkinson's Disease Education and Support Group meets monthly from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturdays in room 2140 of the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.

Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

Led by a trained facilitator, meetings offer educational seminars followed by time for sharing. Seminar topics include research updates, treatment options, coping skills, alternative therapies and diet and exercise information.

For more information, contact Sandy Pollock at 410-315-9953, Becky Dunlop at 410-955-8795, John Kellermann at 410-494-0398 or Bill Innanen at 410-997-2195.


United Voices Benefit for KAELA

Johns Hopkins United Voices gospel choir is sponsoring its second annual fund-raiser, a concert and mini-auction to benefit Caring for Kaela, the international children's organization dedicated to building bridges of hope from one community to another and to helping reduce poverty in Chad in central Africa.

The event, an evening of praise and worship, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., on Nov. 11, at World Relief, 7 E. Baltimore St. Semi-formal attire is suggested.

Tickets are $20; seating is limited. For reservations, call 410-602-5359. For additional information go to


Washington Wizards Tickets

The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs announces a partnership with the Washington Wizards for the 2006-2007 basketball season. Faculty, staff and retirees can order discounted tickets online for selected Wizards home games. Lower- and upper-level tickets are available at discounts of up to 50 percent off.

For tickets to see the Wizards take on the Boston Celtics on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center, go to

To purchase tickets for the Nov. 25 game against the Detroit Pistons, same game time and location, go to the above Web site.


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