Group offers feedback for writers

September 04, 2005

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor the next meeting of its Writers' Circle, an opportunity for aspiring authors to share their original work and exchange feedback and support, at 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

To register: 410-880-5980.

Fundraiser will benefit services for homeless

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services will hold a fundraiser Sept. 20 at the Greene Turtle from 11 a.m. to closing. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the organization to help with its services for the homeless.

Directions: 301-317-6650.

American Legion post plans pancake breakfast

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 younger than 12.

Information: 301-725-2302.

Around town

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. Wednesday and Sept. 21. "Games Galore," an afternoon of favorite games, is planned for 4 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 20 Registration is not needed for the Chess Club or "Games Galore." 410-880-5980.

Guided tour:

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. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for ages 55 and older, and $1 for ages 12 and younger. Bring exact change. 301-497-5887.

Bird walks:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will offer Bird Walks for those ages 16 and older at the National Wildlife Visitor Center on Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197 in Laurel. Walks are scheduled from 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.

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.


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. Permits are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Wildlife Visitor Center (301-497-5763) and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Patuxent North Tract Contact Station (301-776-3090) or http://

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