An array of activities for the weekend

Neighbors

October 23, 1998|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD offers a rainbow of interesting activities for the weekend.

The Montpelier Mansion in Laurel is the site of Colonial Day from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

There will be a military encampment and a skirmish, demonstrations of Colonial crafts by basket-weavers, a seamstress, a soap-maker, a blacksmith, a candle-maker, a bobbin lace-maker, a gunsmith and a midwife. They will be available to answer questions.

Children can grind corn, carry water buckets and write with quill pens.

Information: 301-953-1376.

That wonderful, homey scent around town is a tantalizing sample of tomorrow's bake sale.

The Savage Community Association is holding its first fall bake and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Carroll Baldwin Hall.

Charla Long and her husband, Joe, are running the bake sale.

"I missed the meeting where they decided a lot of these things," Charla Long says. "Everyone tells me I kept getting volunteered for jobs."

Not that she minds. Long is an enthusiastic Savage booster.

"I've really appreciated this town and all the things in it: the mill, the cemetery, the hall," she explains. "For years, I said I'd get involved, but I didn't."

This fall, Long was persuaded to jump into community affairs by neighbors Linda and Neal Duran, recent arrivals to town.

Undeterred by their newcomer status, they and several others formed a bluegrass band last year and played at Savage Fest under the name Savage Country.

Neal Duran has made the signs for the fall sale.

And a rumor is circulating that he and other members of the band will "pick and grin" at the hall during the sale.

As for the bottom line, Charla Long has recruited the usual suspects -- the group of fine bakers in the neighborhood who lend their talents to enrich and support local activities:

Sandy Cezar successfully guided two sons through Scouting to become Eagle Scouts.

Mary Rager, who runs a day care center in Savage, is busy baking bread.

Paula Moore and Marian James are contributing breads, fudge and cookies.

Cathy Whitehead -- who also serves with the Carroll Baldwin Hall Association -- is a member of the Savage Cemetery Company, a nonprofit organization that helps maintain the cemetery, and she works as special education assistant at Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School in Ellicott City. She is bringing goodies, too.

Ellen Waff, usually involved in the Savage Community Association's myriad activities, is bringing breads -- and possibly free kittens.

Waff has what she says is her cat's final litter of the adorable fur balls.

Sansy Beachum is also baking, as is her mother-in-law, Alice.

Alice Beachum makes terrific pecan tarts. There have been requests for these.

Delightful perennials and pansies will be available tomorrow, too.

Myra Phelps is busy rounding up these items, along with a good selection of pumpkins.

She's not sure about the mums -- she's having trouble finding nice flowering plants for the sale.

Proceeds will go to the Savage Community Association's treasury.

Thank you, all

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Savage Cemetery cleanup.

More than 100 bags of brush, trash and debris were collected.

Several of the newer graves were re-seeded.

A "thank you" also to the members of Countryside Fellowship Church in Savage. They removed a swatch of weeds, brush and poison ivy from the cemetery grounds.

Kudos to the young men, ages about 6 to 12, who spontaneously trooped over from the Howard Hills townhouse complex and swung into action.

These youngsters took over for their tired elders, and their efforts were appreciated.

Free shots

The recent cold snap and the fall activities remind us that winter is coming.

Can the sniffles be far behind?

The South Eastern Health Center on Durness Lane is offering free flu shots. Stop by the center from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2.

The health center is next to the Savage library and Savage Senior Center at 9525 Durness Lane, off Gorman Road.

Pub Date: 10/23/98

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