Historical society plans talk on Savage Mill

October 09, 2005

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Faith & Ministry Center of Savage United Methodist Church, 9032 Baltimore St., Those who attend should use the side entrance, off Foundry Street.

The Rev. Galen R. Menne, the society's president, will speak about "Savage Mill: From One Owner to the Next."

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Information: 301-725-1241.

Exercise class for arthritis

The Savage Senior Center will offer an eight-week PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) class on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

The class uses gentle activities, performed in sitting or standing positions, to increase joint flexibility, range of motion and maintain muscle strength. The technique can reduce pain and stiffness and improve the quality of life.

The cost is $20. A release form is required. The Savage Senior Center is at 9525 Durness Lane. Information: Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

Tour of mansion, garden Oct. 20

The Laurel Historical Society will begin a new series of "In Our Backyard Tours" with a Tour and Tea at Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness, a historic Prince George's County mansion in Clinton.

The trip, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20, includes a guided tour of the mansion and gardens. The group will be served tea after the tour.

The cost is $20, including tea. Reservations, which are required, are needed by tomorrow.

Information or to reserve a place: 301-725-7975.

Around town

At the library -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor a meeting of its Mystery Book Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday 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.

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

Basket bingo -- The Ladies Auxiliary of the Savage Volunteer Fire Company will hold a basket bingo Saturday 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.

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. 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. 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.

Final wishes -- Johanna Klema, staff attorney with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau and a member of the Civil Justice Network, will discuss ways senior citizens can ensure that their final wishes are carried out. She will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Savage branch library. Registration begins Wednesday. Oct. 12 410-880-5980.

Fall classes -- South Laurel Recreation Council is offering 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.

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

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