Savage community festival, in 16th year, continues today

June 05, 2005

The 16th Savage community festival, Savage Fest 2005, continues today from noon to 5 p.m. at Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St., in Savage.

The festival, organized by the Savage Community Association and Carroll Baldwin Memorial Institute, provides a venue for local nonprofit groups to raise money for their activities.

"Everything from the Fire Department, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, churches, boys and girls clubs - everybody has something going on," said organizer Corinne Arnold.

There will be vendor booths with crafts, exhibits, food and games, she said. Local artists and artisans will show their work; picnics, barbecue, Italian sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, lemonade from fresh-squeezed lemons will be available.

The Savage Volunteer Fire Department offers a car bash; participants pay $1 and hit a car with a sledge hammer. An Antique and Custom Car Show is planned for today; new participants are welcome.

Live music by The David Wayne Band and Lost Memories, face painting, pony rides, sand and candy art by Bethel Christian Academy and Bethel Church are planned for children, as are a firetruck slide, an obstacle course and bingo games. The Kangaroo Kids will perform at 4 p.m.

Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle include gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses. And there will be giant slides, obstacle course, and a children's stage with puppet shows, sponsored by Countryside Church.

Admission is free.

Information: Corinne Arnold, 301-725-4959 or Jennifer Weaver, 301-317-1916.

Around town

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. Saturday. Performers who can sing, dance, act or play an 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 is encouraged. 410-880-5980.

Fishing day:

Patuxent Research Refuge will hold a Children's Fishing Day at the National Wildlife Visitor Center from noon to 4 p.m. June 12. http://patuxent.fws.gov.

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