Savage Mill will hold `holiday magic' event

November 06, 2005

Historic Savage Mill will present its "Holiday Magic at the Mill" on Nov. 19 and 20.

The event will include the "Parade of Trees" to benefit 15 local charities and nonprofit organizations. Customers will be invited to vote for their favorite decorated tree.

Strolling carolers, silent auctions, a holiday jazz brunch, wine and beer tasting, live music, and an antiques appraisal are planned.

Information and for a schedule of events: www.savagemill. com.

Reservoir High to do the musical `Grease'

Reservoir High School in Fulton will present its production of Grease, the musical about romance and fast cars, from Nov. 17 to 20. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Information: 410-880-0050.

Recreation council craft fair is Nov. 13

The South Laurel Recreation Council will hold its 30th anniversary Holiday Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Deerfield Run Elementary School and community center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road in Laurel. Admission and parking are free.

Artisans and artists will display, demonstrate and accept commissions for unique gifts and decorations. Door prizes, refreshments, bake sales and lunch are planned.

Continuous free shuttle service will be offered from Towne Centre Shopping Center at Route 197 and Contee Road.

Those who attend can register from noon to 4 p.m. for the council's holiday workshops for children, teens and adults.

Applications are being accepted from artists and artisans until all spaces for sellers at the juried craft show are filled.

The Deerfield Run community center is on Route 197, near Contee Road, west of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, in Laurel. Information: 301-776- 2805 or 301-953-7882. Or stop by the center between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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 and range of motion and to 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 senior center is at 9525 Durness Lane. Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

Ghost 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. 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 session -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will present "Picture Perfect," an opportunity for youths 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. Saturday. Registration is required. 410-880-5980.

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. 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. 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. Nov. 16 and 30. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome, but they must know how to play. Registration is not needed. Information or registration: 410-880-5980.

Fashion show -- Yolanda Voss Studio International, a fashion design studio in Historic Savage Mill, will sponsor "Designers Premier Fashion Show," 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. Liz Coady, 301-317-4007.

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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