If you have a news tip in southern Howard, call Jason Song at 410-715-2836 during the day or leave a message after hours. If you have information on community events in southern Howard, call Fay Lande at 410-715-2811.
Bethel Assembly of God is sponsoring a blood drive tomorrow in conjunction with Savage Fest. An Red Cross bloodmobile will be parked near Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are welcome.
Information or to schedule an appointment: 301-498-3344
The church will also sponsor a health fair at Savage Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow in Carroll Baldwin Hall.
The fair will offer free screenings and information on a variety of health-related topics, including vision, cancer, smoking cessation, first-aid and nutrition.
Session on tobacco use slated June 8 at library
The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will present "Tobacco Products: Truth or Dare!" at 10 a.m. June 8. Health educator Patricia Schwartz of the Howard County Health Department will discuss tobacco use, statistics and laws and how to talk to children about smoking.
Registration is required.
Completes training: Marine Pfc. Alibola A. Adeyeye, son of Titus A. and Veronica M. Adeyeye of Laurel, has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Graduates: Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Amanda Easter, daughter of James M. and Patricia A. Easter of Laurel, has graduated from the Coast Guard Recruit Training Center, Cape May, N.J. She is a 2000 graduate of Laurel Senior High School.
Savage fest: The community of Savage will hold its 13th Savage Fest from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Baldwin Commons, adjacent to Carroll Baldwin Hall, at Baltimore and Foundry streets. Booths will offer crafts, exhibits, food and games. Local artists will show their work. A parade will start the festival at 10 a.m. tomorrow. This year's theme will be "A Tribute to Those Who Protect and Serve." Live music and roaming entertainers, face-painting, carnival and pony rides and demonstrations by the Kangaroo Kids, Screaming Puppets Comedy Improv and Patuxent Valley Rhythm and Dance Team are planned. As part of the festival, Savage United Methodist Church will hold its Strawberry Festival, with homemade ice cream, fresh strawberries and home-baked goods. 301-725-4959.
Basket bingo: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Savage Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will sponsor Basket Bingo June 8 at the Savage Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 8925 Lincoln St. Games will start at 7 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance; $17 at the door, if tickets are available. Children are welcome, but they must pay admission. Information or to purchase tickets: 301-725-6409 or 301-498-6813.
Tennis, anyone? South Laurel Recreation Council Inc. is offering tennis classes for children, teen-agers and adults at the courts at Montpelier Neighborhood Park on Route 197 in Laurel. Classes are held Monday or Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings. The cost is $24 for ages 13 and older; $21 for ages 6 to 12. Registration is due as soon as possible. Class size is limited. 301-776-2805, or walk in daily before 10 p.m. at Deerfield Run Community Center on Route 197 in Laurel.
Changing colors: Hammond High School is changing its colors from brown and gold to gold and maroon. Donations are being accepted to buy new uniforms for the band. 410-313-7624.