Community residents hoping to save the North Point Government Center and Eastwood Elementary Magnet School will hold a rally Saturday morning.
Any resident wishing to join the gathering is encouraged to make a sign and bring it to wave at the corner of Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue from noon to 2 p.m.
The rally was announced Jan. 12 at a meeting held by the newly organized Dundalk United, a community group created to present a unified voice concerning recent county decisions regarding the two Dundalk properties.
"Presenting a united front to the county government and school board (is) important," organizers wrote on the Save the North Point Government Center Facebook page.
Children are encouraged to attend the rally, which will take place on the corner of the government center property and not on streets or a median strip, according to organizers.
More than 1,100 children who attend school and participate in recreation activities at the two sites will be affected if the buildings are closed, organizers said.
Residents are encouraged to arrive at the government center at 11:30 to organize and be ready to rally by noon. Bathrooms will be available. Bring snacks and water if desired.
Other scheduled community meetings:
Thursday, Jan. 17 — follow-up meetings for Eastwood and Norwood Elementary and Holabird Middle parents, 7 p.m. at each respective school
Tuesday, Jan. 22— Eastwood Community Association meeting, 7 p.m., Estwood Elementary cafeteria
Monday, Jan. 28— Board of Education Southeast Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. at Dundalk High School
Tuesday, Feb. 5—Board of Education meeting, Greenwood building in Towson, 6 p.m. (residents who wish to speak on behalf of Eastwood should arrive early to get on the speaker list)