Program is on credit repair

October 02, 2005

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor a program on credit repair, including tips from experts at the Small Business Administration on how to improve credit scores.

The program, part of the series "Libraries Mean Business," will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The series highlights ways the library serves county businesses.

The library will sponsor a meeting of its Mystery Book Club at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 to discuss The Talisman, by Stephen King and Peter Straub.

The library's Third Wednesday Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 to discuss Searching for Yellowstone by Paul Scullery. The group reads issues-oriented nonfiction and contemporary fiction.

Registration is not needed for the book clubs. Books are available at the branch. Information: 410-880-5980.

Talk to focus on final wishes

Johanna Klema, staff attorney with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau and a member of the Civil Justice Network, will discuss how senior citizens can ensure that their final wishes are carried out at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Savage branch library.

Registration begins Oct. 12. Information: 410-880-5980.

Auxiliary plans bingo Oct. 15

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Savage Volunteer Fire Company will hold a basket bingo Oct. 15 in the fire hall, 8925 Lincoln Street.

Doors and the kitchen open at 5 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m.

Admission is $15 in advance and $17 at the door, if tickets are available. Twenty games and door prizes are included. Children are welcome if they pay admission.

Proceeds benefit the Savage Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary. Information or to purchase tickets: 301-725-6409 or 301-498-6813.

Entrepreneur fund to hold fundraiser

The Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund will hold its fall fundraiser at Artcraft Collection in the Old Weave Building of Historic Savage Mill Oct. 14-21.

Artcraft Collection, a contemporary American craft gallery that offers painted furniture, decorative home accessories and gifts, will donate 10 percent of each sale to the fund when shoppers mention the fund's name.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Rouse fund is a private, not-for-profit funding source for Howard County start-up companies.

Around town

Teen relationships -- Students and parents will meet separately and together for guided discussions about teen relationships in a program at the Savage branch library called, "Crushes, Going Out and Pressures to be Sexy: Teens & Parents Talk." The program, co-sponsored by the Horizon Council and the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Discussion will be led by Laura Smit of the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Peggy Schultz of the Howard County school system. Admission is free, and dinner is included. The program is designed for young people ages 11 to 15 (grades 6-8) with a parent. Registration is encouraged. 410-880-5980.

Favorite games -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer "Games Galore," an afternoon of favorite games (Scrabble, Life, Monopoly, Club and others) at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 18. Registration is not needed. Those who attend can bring games to share. The Howard County Library Chess Club will be at the Savage branch at 4 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 19. Players of all ages and levels of skill are welcome, but they must know how to play. Registration is not needed. 410-880-5980.

Fall classes -- South Laurel Recreation Council is offering classes for all ages. Fitness, dance, craft and homemaking classes are offered. 301-776-2805.

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