Home-organizing tips to be offered

April 23, 2006

Bernadette Michaels, consultant from Tame the Clutter, will offer tips for organizing the home at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane. Registration is required.

The library will offer a High School Flashback Movie Night with a high school-themed movie (the title is to be announced) at 6:30 p.m. May 9. Registration is to begin Tuesday.

The library's Non-Fiction Book Club will discuss Fermat's Last Theorem by Amir D. Aczel, at 7 p.m. May 17. Registration is not needed. Copies of the books are available at the branch.

Aspiring writers can share their original work with others for mutual support and critiques at the library's Writer's Circle, to be held at 7 p.m. May 8. Registration is to begin tomorrow.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Around Town

Walking tour -- Local historian and former Mayor Joe Robison will lead a walking tour of Laurel's historic Main Street, from the B&O train station to Fourth Street, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. He will describe the current and former uses of buildings, the history of businesses and people who have occupied the buildings, point out unique architectural details and tell stories of Laurel's past. The event is sponsored by the Laurel Historical Society. Admission is free; reservations are not needed. The group will meet at 2 p.m. near the National Historic Registry Marker at the train station, between northbound U.S. 1 and Lafayette Avenue. In the event of rain, the tour will be rescheduled for the fall.

Bluegrass -- Savage Bluegrass, a group that plays at My Way Restaurant and Bar in North Laurel, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The restaurant offers karaoke from Sunday through Thursday, except for alternate Tuesdays when Savage Bluegrass performs. Bands perform Fridays and Saturdays. There is no cover charge. 301-497-9494.

Meet school board -- The county Board of Education will sponsor a "Coffee & Conversation" session from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the media center at Forest Ridge Elementary School, 9550 Gorman Road, North Laurel. The meetings, which are held at schools around the county, are intended to provide an opportunity for people to have coffee and chat informally with board members. Everyone is welcome.

Seniors dance -- In celebration of Older Americans Month, the Howard County Office on Aging will hold a Spring Dinner Dance in the Great Room at Savage Mill from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 3. The Goldenaires will perform. The dinner will be a buffet. Tickets are $13 and are to be available at senior centers. 410-313-7213.

Attic stories -- 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. Admission is free. 301-725-7975.

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