Savage Historical Society plans to meet

September 18, 2005

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., in Savage.

Those who attend should use the side entrance, off Foundry Street. The topic will be "A Closer Look at Housing for Mill Workers," presented by the society's president, the Rev. Galen R. Menne. Admission is free.

Members and others are invited to work on the society's 2006 calendar, files and donated materials from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 27 at the Faith & Ministry Center.

Information: 301-725-1241.

Historic Walking Tour of Laurel is Sept. 25

The Laurel Historical Society Inc. will hold its next Historic Walking Tour, guided by local historian and former Mayor Joe Robison, at 2 p.m. Sept. 25. The tour will focus on areas along Main Street and will include discussion of Laurel's history and buildings with architectural styles spanning 150 years.

The tour, the third in a series of four, will last about 1 1/2 hours. The group will meet at 817 Main St. Registration is not required. Admission is free.

Information: 301-725-7975.

Around town

Fall classes:

The South Laurel Recreation Council is offering fall classes for all ages. Fitness, dance, craft and homemaking classes are offered. Classes are held in elementary schools in the south Laurel area or at the Montpelier Neighborhood Park on Route 197. 301-776-2805.

Bird walks:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a Bird Walk 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. The walk will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. The program is free, but registration is required. 301-497-5887.

Writers' circle:

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor the next meeting of its Writers' Circle, an opportunity for aspiring authors to share their work, at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Registration: 410-880- 5980, or visit the branch.

For the homeless:

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services will hold a fundraiser Tuesday 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.

At the library:

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor "Games Galore," an afternoon of favorite games (Scrabble, Life, Monopoly, Clue and others), at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Those who attend are invited to bring games to share.

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