`Fused glass' class slated at senior center March 15

March 05, 2006

The Savage Senior Center will offer a class in "fused glass," colored glass that is fused in a kiln to create jewelry. Jewelry artisan Amber Baker will show participants how to create pendants, pins and earrings using glass that is precut in a variety of shapes.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 15.

Participants will be notified when the items have been fused in the kiln and are ready to be picked up at the Bain Center in Columbia. A limited supply of costly dichroic glass is offered, and additional pieces are available for purchase.

The cost is $40, including basic materials and use of the equipment.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7279.

Savage Bluegrass scheduled to perform

Savage Bluegrass, a local group that plays at My Way Restaurant and Bar in North Laurel, will perform at 7 p.m. March 14 and 28.

The restaurant offers Karaoke from Sunday through Thursday, except for alternate Tuesdays when Savage Bluegrass performs. Live bands perform on Fridays and Saturdays. There is no cover charge.

Information: 301-497-9494.

Fitness, dance classes set by rec council

The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting registration for spring classes for children, teens, adults and families. Classes, which will be held at Montpelier, Oaklands and James Harrison elementary schools, the Montpelier Carriage House and Montpelier Neighborhood Park, are scheduled to begin March 18 and later.

Fitness classes include yoga, tai chi and Pilates, as well as tennis for children teens and adults.

Latin dance, beginning and intermediate Salsa, and country line dancing are offered.

Information: Diane Sills, 301-776-2805.

Around Town

Seeking instructors -- South Laurel Recreation Council is seeking a certified Pilates instructor and tennis instructors, as well as an experienced cake-decorating instructor. 301-776-2805.

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 www.baseball @savagebgc.com, or www.savage bgc.com.

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. today. 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.

At the library -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer an English Conversation Club for people for whom English is a second or third language from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 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.

Basket bingo -- A basket bingo to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary of the Savage Volunteer Fire Company is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Savage Volunteer Fire Company fire hall, 8925 Lincoln St. Doors and the kitchen open at 5 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance; $17 at the door, if tickets are available. The price includes 20 games and door prizes. Two jackpot games are extra. Raffles for a gourmet picnic set and corner hamper with a lid are also planned. Children are welcome if they pay admission. 301-725-6409 or 301-604-2468.`Lock-in' -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer a "Library Lock-in for Teens," for ages 11 to 14, from 6 p.m. to midnight March 17. Movies, food and games are planned. A signed permission slip is required for registration. The form is available at the library desk. 410-880-5980.

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. 301-725- 7975.

PACE -- Savage Senior Center is offering an eight-week PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) class Wednesday and Friday afternoons. 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.

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