Patuxent Research Refuge will hold a Children's Fishing Day at the National Wildlife Visitor Center from noon to 4 p.m. June 12. The center is off Powder Mill Road, between Route 197 and the Baltimore Washington Parkway in Laurel.
Children and young people up to age 17 will have a chance to learn fishing and safety techniques. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied; personal fishing gear will not be allowed. After checking in at the visitor center and participating in prefishing activities, the young people will be allowed to fish in one of two lakes.
The event celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week. Seasonal fishing will open for the public at Cash Lake on June 13, and will continue through mid-October. Anglers can also fish at the refuge's North Tract entrance.
Fishing permits are to be available by June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the National Wildlife Visitor Center and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Patuxent North Tract Contact Station.
Information: 301-497-5763 (Visitor Center) or 301-776-3090 (North Tract Contact Station). Or visit http://patuxent.fws.gov.
For financial reasons, the refuge's North Tract is reducing its hours. The North Tract will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
The National Wildlife Visitor Center and the North Tract entrance will be closed Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
Hammond Elementary's Spring Carnival is June 3
Hammond Elementary School will hold its Spring Carnival, with climbing jousting, games, prizes, raffles and other treats, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 3.
Pizza, subs, hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and soda are planned. Parents can get a seated massage.
Tickets for games - four for $1 - will be for sale at the door.
After School Book Club, talent show on tap
The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will hold an After School Book Club for ages 11 and older from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The group will discuss The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer.
An All-Star Talent Show, for ages 11 and older, is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 11. Performers who can sing, dance, act or play and instrument are invited to participate, and will be entered into a drawing for a prize; young people are invited to enjoy the acts and refreshments.
Registration, which begins Saturday is required.
Master gardener Sherry Young will discuss container gardening - what to plant and how to maintain the plants through the season - at 7 p.m. June 14.
Registration, which is encouraged, is to begin June 1.
A tea at the historic Joshua Barney House in Savage for those ages 55 and older is to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The 18th-century house is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Activities will include shopping at historic Savage Mill. Registration and payment of $42 are required in advance. 410-313-7279.