American Legion Post 60 in Laurel holding pancake feed Sept. 11

August 28, 2005

The American Legion Post 60, at 2 Main St. in Laurel, will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 11.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

The menu will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, bacon, cereal, juice, and coffee.

Information: 301-725-2302.

Patuxent refuge wildlife tour is Sept. 13

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide a 40-minute guided tour through the Patuxent Research Refuge on an open-air tram from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 13.

Participants will see wildlife and their habitats while discovering how the land has changed over time and how Patuxent is managing habitats for wildlife.

Tickets are $3 for adults; $2 for those ages 55 and older; $1 for those ages 12 and younger. Bring exact change.

Information or reservations: 301-497-5887.

Around town

Volunteers sought:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge is seeking volunteers for Weed Warrior Day, being held at 10 a.m. today at the National Wildlife Visitor Center on Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, in Laurel. Wear long pants and sleeves and gloves. Registration is required. Bird walks, for those ages 16 and older, will be at the visitor center from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 14; and 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. The programs are free, but registration is required. 301-497- 5887.

At the library:

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, invites chess players, ages 9 to 17, to participate in Chess Club meetings from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 21. Players must know basic rules. "Games Galore," an afternoon of games (Scrabble, Life, Monopoly, Clue and others), is planned at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 20. Those who attend are invited to bring games to share. 410-880-5980.

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 are scheduled to be completed in late October.

Volunteers sought:

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

Fishing:

Fishing is open to the public at Cash Lake at Patuxent Research Refuge until mid-October. Fishing permits are available at the National Wildlife Visitor Center (301-497-5763) and the Patuxent North Tract Contact Station (301-776-3090).

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