Weekend baseball tryouts scheduled

Southern Howard

North Laurel Savage Jessup Fulton Scaggsville

October 15, 2004

The Savage 14 and under Mid Maryland Travel Association travel baseball team has announced tryouts for the spring season.

Prospective players must have been born after July 31, 1990.

Tryouts are being held at 9 a.m. tomorrow and Sunday at Field No. 5 in Savage Park.

Information: Dan Franklin, 202-276-7887, or franklin.family@ comcast.net.

Savage Historical Society is to meet Monday night

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Faith and Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage. Those who attend should use the side entrance off Foundry Street.

The topic will be "Baldwin Hall: A Gift to Savage."

Information: 301-725-1241.

Anti-drug event scheduled Sunday afternoon in Laurel

Hands Across the Border, an anti-drug event sponsored by the Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia Elks Association's Drug Awareness Program, will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Susan B. McCullough Field in Laurel.

The event will kick off Red Ribbon week, Oct. 23-31, a national program to unite communities against drugs.

Public officials and representatives from police departments and fire departments, as well as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are scheduled to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

Information: Joe McGeeney, 410-780-0786, or www.mdded celks.org.

Around Town

Ghostly walks: Howard County Tourism Inc. has launched its new promotional tours, "Ghost Walks in Historic Savage Mill." Shops featured on the walk stay open later, and their staffs will offer accounts of paranormal activity in the restored 19th-century cotton mill. A newly researched script for "Ghost Walks in Historic Savage Mill" has been written by University of Maryland, Baltimore County political scientist Mark Croatti. Ram's Head Tavern offers discounts to those who take the tours and will sell "Becky's Brew" in honor of the ghost of a young woman ghost claimed to frequent the establishment. Tours will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through next month. The cost is $8 for adults, and $6 for children and senior citizens. Private tours are available for groups of 15 or more. Reservations are recommended. Historic Savage Mill is at 8600 Foundry St., Savage. 800-288- 8747 or 410-313-1900.

Speaking English: The Savage branch library is offering an English Conversation Club for people for whom English is a second or third language. The group, which meets from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 9525 Durness Lane, practices speaking and understanding English in an informal setting. Registration is not required. 410-880- 5980.

Homecoming dinner: The Reservoir High School Boosters will sponsor a Homecoming Spaghetti Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria. Dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 in advance; $6.50 at the door. Children to age 5 eat for free. No tickets will be issued; a reservation list will be kept at the door. Take-out orders cost $6.50 and include spaghetti and meatballs, salad and bread. The Homecoming game is scheduled for Oct. 23. Dee Levi, 301-604- 8485 or Stephanie Donnelly, 301-490-3253.

Cruise: Laurel Regional Hospital will raffle a luxury cruise aboard a Windstar yacht. The winner can choose from itineraries in the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Tahiti, and will receive $1,000 cash for airfare and expenses. Tickets are $10; $25 for three, and can be purchased from the hospital's public relations department. The drawing will be held Nov. 6 at "Gala 2004: Carnaval in Rio," the hospital's fund-raising event at the Hyatt Regency on Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The winner need not be present to claim the prize. 301-497-7913 or 410-792-7636.

Tip Line

If you have information on community events in southern Howard, call Fay Lande at 410-715-2811.

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