Session set on dating for preteens and parents

April 24, 2005

The Southeast Horizon Council and the Savage branch library are hosting a free dinner and workshop, "Crushes, Going Out and Pressures to be `Sexy': Parents and Pre-Teens Talk," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 3 at the library.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the program is to begin at 7 p.m. The workshop will include joint and separate sessions for the children and parents.

Scheduled facilitators are Peggy Schultz, a Howard County schools' pupil personnel worker, and Laura Smit, coordinator of the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.

The Southeast Horizon Council is an advisory group made up of people who live and/or work in the North Laurel and Savage areas. The group advises the Horizon Foundation about issues of significance and makes recommendations about ways to address those issues.

The Savage branch library is at 9525 Durness Lane. There is no admission fee for the dinner or the workshop, but reservations are required.

Information: 410-880-5975.

Dance interpretation `Colors in Motion' set May 3

The Reservoir High School dance department will present "Colors in Motion, " an interpretation of the many hues of the rainbow into movement, at 7 p.m. May 5.

The dance department has more than 100 participants, including 17 members of the school's first graduating class.

Lindsay Trevathan, a graduating senior and member of the inaugural dance company, said, "It is so exciting to be a part of this show. The theme is so unique, and the dances are awesome."

Information: 410-888-8850.

Office on Aging plans dinner dance May 4

A dinner dance sponsored by the Howard County Office on Aging will be held at the Great Room at Savage Mill on May 4. Doors are to open at 4 p.m., and the dance will be held until 7 p.m. The Goldenaires will be the featured entertainment.

Tickets are $10 a person and includes a buffet dinner and door prizes. Tickets are on sale at senior centers.

Information: 410-313-7213.

Book club to discuss `Tattooed Girl' on May 11

The Savage Mystery Book Club will meet May 11 at the Savage branch library to discuss The Tattooed Girl by Joyce Carol Oates. Copies of the book are available at the branch.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Montpelier Spring Festival marking 35th anniversary

The Montpelier Spring Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary from noon to 6 p.m. May 1 at the Montpelier Mansion Grounds, at Route 197 at Montpelier Drive, Laurel.

The event is a cultural arts celebration that consists of four stages of continuous entertainment. Included will be music, dance, children's programs, a children's parade, free pony rides, free face-painting, community organization/agency exhibits, tours of historic Montpelier mansion, demonstrations and exhibits in the arts center and vehicle displays. Artists and crafts people and animal characters will be on hand. A hot-air balloon will offer free tethered rides. A variety of food will be available.

Information: 301-776-2805.

Fulton Elementary holding Space Day on May 13

The Fulton Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the school's second Space Day on May 13.

Activities will include experiments and speakers to spark the imagination of the next generation of inventors, innovators and pilots.

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