Soccer team plans fundraising dinner

February 19, 2006

The Savage Boys and Girls Club U-19 girls' soccer program will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 4 at the Savage Volunteer Fire Company's social hall, 8925 Lincoln St.

The meal will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and a choice of beverage - soda, bottled water, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Desserts will be available for purchase.

To have a dinner brought to a car, call 240-893-8400. The cost is $7.

Proceeds will help pay for the team's trip to Germany this summer.

"Some of [the girls] are seniors in high school, and they started playing soccer in kindergarten or first grade," said parent Philomena DeVito, describing team members' excitement in anticipation of the trip.

Information: 301-725-0036.

Around Town

Spring sports -- The Savage Boys and Girls Club is accepting registration for its spring sports programs. Those interested in registering for baseball, softball or soccer programs can e-mail a request for a registration form to baseball@ savagebgc.com, or www.savage bgc.com.

Attic stories -- The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., is showing its 10th anniversary exhibit, Stories From the Attic: 10 Years of Collecting. Objects from the museum's collection are on display, along with the stories behind them. Admission is free. Museum and gift shop hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Group tours can be arranged at other times by appointment. 301-725- 7975.

Historical society -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St. Lenora Carter, an associate lay leader of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, will discuss "Crossroads in Black History." Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. 301-725-1241.

At the library -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will hold a meeting of its Writer's Circle for aspiring authors at 7 p.m. tomorrow for critiques and mutual support. Registration is requested. The Writer's Circle will meet again at 7 p.m. March 13.

The Howard County chess club is scheduled to meet at the library from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome but must know how to play. Registration is not needed.

An afternoon program of games such as Scrabble, Life, Monopoly and Clue, for youngsters ages 11 and older, is planned at 4 p.m. Feb. 28. Registration is not needed.

An English Conversation Club for people for whom English is a second or third language will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 7. Participants must register before attending their first class. The group offers the opportunity to practice speaking and understanding in an informal setting. 410-880-5980.

PACE -- Savage Senior Center is offering 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 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.

Art exhibits -- In celebration of Black History Month, the Montpelier Arts Center is displaying sculptures by African-American artist John P. Beckley, Monuments to Memories, through Feb. 26 in its main gallery. Kenneth Warwick is showing Grid Drawings: Defining Light through March 29 in the center's library gallery, and Clarence Page is showing Embossed, Fired, Balanced & Wired Metal Work in the resident artist gallery through Feb. 26. Montpelier Arts Center is at 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 301-953-1993; TTY, 301-490-2329.

Bingo, lunch -- The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8097, 7209 Montevideo Road in Jessup, will hold bingo, lunch and a bake sale from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 5. A lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, pork barbecue, potato salad and coleslaw will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; bingo is planned from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A bake sale will continue until all the goods are sold. 410-799-5868.

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