The Savage Volunteer Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary will hold a ham and cabbage dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 16 at the fire hall, 8925 Lincoln St.
Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children to age 6 will dine free.
Information: 301-498-6813 or 301-725-6409.
Historical society plans Bollman bridge discussion
The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Faith and Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage.
The discussion topic will be the Bollman Truss Bridge. Those who attend are asked to bring photos or articles about the bridge, if available, to enhance the discussion of its history.
Admission is free. The meeting is open to the public. New members are welcome.
Birding van tour, owl walk slated at Patuxent Refuge
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a bird tour by van, including short walks, for those ages 16 and older, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. Field guides and binoculars are recommended.
An Owl Prowl, for children ages 8 and older with an adult, will also be held tomorrow, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will look for great horned, screech and barred owls along the guided walk.
The programs will be offered at the North Tract, on Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32. Special needs can be accommodated.
Line dancing class: Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a four-week line dancing class at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Savage Senior Center, 9525 Durness Lane. The class will begin when enough students register. Information: 410-880-5915 or 410-313- 7279.
College visions: The PTSAs and guidance offices of Hammond, Long Reach and Oakland Mills high schools will sponsor a College Visions Workshop from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 18 at Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia. Workshops will be held on all aspects of the college experience and the application process. The program is open to all Howard County students and their parents. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Information: 301-776-1988.
Veterans sought: The Gifted and Talented Program at Bollman Bridge Elementary School seeks World War II veterans to help with a fifth-grader's research project. Veterans should contact the school's Gifted and Talented Program teacher Dave Bond at 410-880-5920 during school hours or write him at Bollman Bridge Elementary, 8200 Savage-Guilford Road, Jessup 20794.
Hammond volunteer: The One to One reading program at Hammond Elementary School seeks volunteers to read and play reading games with children each week. Information: Louise Smith, 410-880-5890.
Vendors needed: Laurel Main Street Festival is looking for vendors, parade participants and entertainers to take part in the 22nd annual event in May. The festival, which attracts more than 100,000 people each year, is scheduled the Saturday before Mother's Day. This year's festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11, starting with a parade at 9 a.m. Information: 301-483-0838 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send e-mail to laurelboardoftrade@ju no.com.