Charity basketball to benefit AIDS Action

August 07, 2005

Brian Ott, 13, a pupil at Patuxent Valley Middle School, has organized a charity basketball game to benefit AIDS Action, a Washington-based organization that educates and is an advocate for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

The game will be played on the outdoor basketball court at Patuxent Valley Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Brian and 12 friends have solicited sponsorships for the points they score, as well as for each assist, steal, block and rebound.

The money raised will be matched by Brian's uncle, Ian Sudano, who works closely with the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, Calif.

The fundraiser is part of Brian's preparation to become a bar mitzvah this fall at Columbia Jewish Congregation.

Patuxent Valley Middle School is at 9151 Vollmerhausen Road.

Information: 410-880-5840.

Savage Historical Society to meet Aug. 15 at church

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Savage United Methodist Church's Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., in Savage. Those who attend should use the side entrance, off Foundry Street.

The society's president, the Rev. Galen R. Menne, will present a program on "Horace Capron: Early Superintendent for the Savage Cotton Mill."

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: 301-725-1241.

Flag football registration is set to end Aug. 14

Registration for the Savage Flag Football League ends Aug. 14.

The noncontact program offers co-ed leagues for children ages 6 to 8, 9 to 11, and 12 to 14.

Information or registration: 240-393-1769, or at www.savage bgc.com.

Around town

Road construction:

Single-lane closings on Gorman and Stephens roads, across from Stone Lake Drive, may be necessary between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays for a project to improve water distribution to the North Laurel area. The improvements, which are scheduled to be completed in late October, are deemed necessary to provide sufficient public water to meet projected needs for commercial use and fire protection in the southeast portion of the county.

Volunteers sought:

Montpelier Mansion is seeking volunteers who love history, beautiful homes or gardening and would like to meet interesting people. 301-953-1376.

For children:

This month's children's programs at the Savage branch library include "Storytime Safari," programs of animal stories, songs and activities for ages 2 to 5 with an adult, offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday; and 10:30 a.m. Friday. Registration is required. The library is at 9525 Durness Lane. 410-880-5978.

Chess club, writers to meet:

Beginning and advanced chess players, ages 9 to 17, are invited to the Savage branch library for Chess Club meetings from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 24. Players must know the basic rules. Registration is not needed. A Writers' Circle, for aspiring authors who would like to share their writing and offer support and feedback to others, is planned at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the library. 410-880-5980.

Fishing:

Fishing is open to the public at Cash Lake at Patuxent Research Refuge and will continue through mid-October. Anglers can also fish at the refuge's North Tract entrance. Fishing permits are to be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the National Wildlife Visitor Center (301-497-5763) and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Patuxent North Tract Contact Station (301-776-3090) or http://patuxent.fws.gov. The visitor center is off Powder Mill Road, between Route 197 and Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel.

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