Benefit fashion show set Nov. 18

October 30, 2005

Yolanda Voss Studio International, a fashion design studio in Historic Savage Mill, will sponsor a fashion show, "Designers Premier," with participation from area designers, for the benefit of victims of the recent hurricanes. Money raised will be donated to the Salvation Army.

The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Models will show the work of several designers; the clothing will range from casual to formal.

The cost is $30; $50 a couple. Students pay $10.

Information: Liz Coady, 301-317-4007.

Craft session for kids scheduled Nov. 12

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will present "Picture Perfect," an opportunity for youth ages 11 to 15 to use "Foami," a craft material, to make door hangers or picture frames to decorate a room, at 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Around town

PACE -- Savage Senior Center will offer an eight-week PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) class 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 quality of life. The cost is $20. A release form is required. The Savage Senior Center is at 9525 Durness Lane. Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

At the library -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer an English Conversation Club, for speakers for whom English is a second or third language, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and on the first Tuesday of each month. Participants will have an opportunity to practice speaking and understanding in a small-group setting. Registration is required.

The library will offer "Games Galore," a program of favorite games such as Scrabble, Life, Monopoly and Clue, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and Nov. 15 and 29. Players can take their own games to share. Registration is not needed.

The Howard County Library's Chess Club will be at the Savage branch at 4 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 16 and 30. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome, but they must know how to play. Registration is not needed.

Johanna Klema, staff attorney with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau and member of the Civil Justice Network, will discuss planning an estate at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library. Registration is required. Information or registration: 410-880-5980.

Ghosts walk -- Howard County Tourism Inc. has launched its second season of the "Ghost Walks in Historic Savage Mill" tour during which historic characters haunt shops at the mill at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights this month and next. The cost is $8 for adults, and $6 for seniors and children. Private tours are available for groups of 15 or more. Reservations are recommended. 410-313-1900, or 800-288-8747.

Craft fair -- The South Laurel Recreation Council's Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Deerfield Run Elementary School and community center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road, in Laurel. Artisans and artists will display, demonstrate and accept commissions for unique gifts and decorations. Door prizes, refreshments, bake sales and lunch are planned. Those who attend can also register for the council's holiday workshops for children, teens and adults. Admission and parking are free. Applications are being accepted from artists and artisans until all spaces for sellers at the juried craft show are filled. 301-953-7882, or stop by the center between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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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