Jeffrey R. Chrismer has been named "Eagle Scout of the Year" by the American Legion Post 60.
Chrismer is a member of Venturing Crew 1250, which meets at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church. For his Eagle project, the Scout led 30 volunteers in the cleanup of a 130-yard section of Bear Creek in Laurel.
Chrismer, who attends DeMatha High School, also volunteered at Laurel Regional Hospital, helping with rehabilitation activities. He intends to become a physical therapist.
The runner-up was Jacob R. McCurry of Troop 1021. Honorable mention went to Stephen Boden of Troop 602 and Michael Hill of Troop 1010.
Summer concert series to begin June 24
The Montpelier Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the South Laurel Recreation Council, begins at 7:30 p.m. June 24 with a free two-hour concert of popular, rock, rhythm and blues and Motown music presented by Almost Recess.
Free performances will also be held on July 8, 15 and 29 and Aug. 12.
The Tent Troupe will present You Can't Take It With You, for families, at 8 p.m. June 26 and 27. A children's show, "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" will be held at 1:45 p.m. June 27.
Tent Troupe performances, held under a large tent, are planned for any weather. Public and handicapped parking are available via the Montpelier drive and Muirkir Road entrances.
The concert series is a gift to residents from the south Laurel Recreation Council volunteers, who are celebrating 35 years of service to the community.
Guilford pupil receives AAA safety patrol award
Madeleine Borowski, a pupil at Guilford Elementary School, received an outstanding school safety patrol award from AAA Mid-Atlantic.
The award is given to children who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, dependability, academics and industriousness.
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. Friday. 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. 301-362-0160.
At the library:
The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor an All-Star Talent Show, for ages 11 and older, 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 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 Wednesday. June 1 410-880-5980.
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 Wednesday 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. 301-497-5763 (Visitor Center) or 301-776-3090 (North Tract Contact Station). Or visit http://patuxent.fws.gov.
The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will hold a Writers' Circle for writers and aspiring writers who would like to share their work with others for mutual support and feedback. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 20. Registration is encouraged. 410-880-5980.