N. Laurel Civic Association slates open house

November 27, 2005

The North Laurel Civic Association will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the media center at Murray Hill Middle School, 9989 Winter Sun Road, North Laurel.

Residents, business owners, homeowner association leaders, elected officials, government representatives, school administrators and staff members are invited to learn about the associations goals, projects and activities, and to talk about the future of North Laurel.

Information on North Laurel projects and resources will be available. Refreshments will be served.

Information: Pam Peseux, 301-776-6509. Or http:--www. kingswoods.us/NLCA.htm.

Holiday workshops seeking registrants

The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting registration for its holiday workshops, offered through Dec. 20. Workshops are available for children, teens, adults and families at Montpelier Carriage House and Deerfield Run Community Center in south Laurel.

The workshops include instruction in making pop-up cards, a fleece throw, an evergreen wreath, sugar-plum cottage, desk-top calendar, beaded icicle ornaments, gift tags and fresh flower arrangements.

Brochures describing the programs are available at area supermarkets, libraries and other facilities.

Information: 301-776-2805.

Around Town

Successful clothing -- Sandys Repeat Performance, a consignment mens and womens clothing resale shop in Historic Savage Mill, is holding a fundraiser for Success in Style, a nonprofit organization that provides free business attire and fashion advice to disadvantaged women looking to enter or re-enter the work force. Contributions will be accepted through Dec. 31. The goal is to raise $1,000. 301-498-7008, from noon to 4 p.m., except Mondays.

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. Savage Senior Center is at 9525 Durness Lane. Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

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.

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. Copies of the books are available at the branch.

The librarys 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. Copies of the books are available at the branch. Savage branch library is at 9525 Durness Lane. 410-880-5980.

Women only -- A monthly For Women Only gathering will be held at 7 p.m. at MTM Design Studio in Laurel. The evening will include demonstrations of quick and easy holiday crafts that can be made by children with adult supervision and given as gifts. Each item made during the evening will be raffled, and money raised will be donated to Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services. Marilyn Johnson, 301-604-4139.

Wildlife art -- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services National Wildlife Visitor Center will sponsor a wildlife art workshop, Conservation on Canvas, Student Edition, for students, grades six 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. Animals will be used as models. The program is free, and art materials will be provided. Reservations are needed by Saturday. 301-497-5766.

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