Savage Historical Society plans to meet Nov. 21

November 13, 2005

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Faith and Ministry Center of Savage United Methodist Church, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage.

Steve Adler and Jay Winer of Savage Mill will discuss "Savage: Past, Present and Future."

The meeting is free and open to the public.

The society's 2006 historical calendar, "Families Who Called Savage Home," has gone to press and will be available soon.

Information: 301-725-1241.

Basket bingo slated at the fire hall

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 will open at 5 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance; $17 at the door, if tickets are still available. Twenty games and door prizes are included.

Seating is limited. Children are welcome if they pay admission. Those who attend are urged to come hungry and patronize the kitchen.

Information or to purchase tickets: 301-725-6409.

Workshop focus is wildlife art

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Visitor Center will sponsor a wildlife art workshop, "Conservation on Canvas, Student Edition," for students, grades 6 to 12, who are interested in art, conservation, or science.

Participants will meet wildlife artists Steve Oliver, Debra Trent and John Mullican, who will discuss the process of creating wildlife art and guide students in creating wildlife art.

Students will learn about the importance of conservation and what they can do to help. Live animals will be used as models.

The program is free and art materials will be provided. Reservations are needed by Dec. 3.

Information: 301-497-5766.

Practice speaking English at library

The Savage branch library will hold a meeting of its English Conversation Club, for speakers for whom English is a second or third language, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. The club offers an opportunity to practice speaking and understanding in an informal group setting. Registration is required.

Master gardener Pat Greenwald will be at the library at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 to talk about natural decorations for the holidays. Registration required.

The Savage Mystery Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 to discuss Suspect by Michael Robotham. Registration is not needed. Copies of the books are available at the branch.

The library's Writers' Circle, an opportunity to share original writings with other aspiring authors, will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Registration is required.

The Third Wednesday Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 to discuss Flyboys by James Bradley. Registration is not needed. Copies of the books are available at the branch.

Savage branch library is at 9525 Durness Lane.

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 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 Savage senior center is at 9525 Durness Lane. Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

Craft fair -- The South Laurel Recreation Council will hold its 30th anniversary Holiday Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Deerfield Run Elementary School and community center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road in Laurel. Admission and parking are free. Artisans 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. The Deerfield Run community center is on Route 197, near Contee Road, west of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, in Laurel. 301-776-2805 or 301-953-7882.

At the library -- 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. 29. Players can take 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. 30. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome, but they must know how to play. Registration is not needed. 410-880-5980.`Grease' -- Reservoir High School in Fulton will present its production of Grease, the musical about romance and fast cars, from Thursday through Nov. 20. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 20. Tickets will be available at the door. 410-880-0050.

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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