Savagefest is scheduled for June 3 and 4

May 07, 2006

This year's Savagefest is to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 and noon to 5 p.m. June 4. A parade kicks off the event June 3, and rides, ponies, music, food, many new vendors and other treats are planned.

Exhibitors are needed for a car show.

To participate: Corrine Arnold, 301-725-4959. Information about the festival or to participate in it or the parade: Jennifer Weaver, 301-317-1916.

Historical society to meet May 15

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. May 15 in the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage. Those who attend should use the side entrance off Foundry Street.

Civil War buff Ed Antal will speak. The topic will be "Guilford Civil War Soldier -- Found."

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 301-725-1241.

Art demonstration, lecture tomorrow

The Laurel Art Guild will sponsor a free lecture and demonstration by artist and author Lee Boynton at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the main gallery of Montpelier Art Center, on the second floor of the Art Barn, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel.

He will discuss and demonstrate "Painting the Impressionist Watercolor," the title of a recent book he wrote with Linda Gottlieb.

Information: 301-776-6721.

Polish pottery store opening at mill

Retailer Kelly Hall will celebrate the grand opening of her Samberz Polish Pottery store at Savage Mill from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with traditional Polish food, balloons, sesame candies and displays of Polish pottery.

The store will carry plates, vases, bowls, tea cups, tea pots and other items in traditional Polish styles. Its inventory is to change monthly.

Information: 800-788-MILL. Or

Around Town

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 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.

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

The Savage Mystery Book Club will discuss False Prophets, by Patricia Smiley, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is not needed, and copies of the books are available at the branch.

An Asian Expo, celebrating Asian- and Pacific-American Heritage Month, will be held at the library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration is not needed. The program, which is co-sponsored by the Association of Chinese Americans -- Howard County and the Korean American Community Association of Howard County, is suitable for all ages.

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. The library is at 9525 Durness Lane. 410-880-5980.

Golf tourney -- Fulton Elementary and Lime Kiln Middle schools invite members of the community to organize a foursome and participate in a golf tournament at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hampshire Greens, an 18-hole, 6,800-yard, par 72 course near Ednor Road and New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring. Novice golfers can take an hourlong clinic to learn the basics. The cost is $380 a foursome or $100 for individuals and includes 18 holes of golf, use of a cart, a beverage cart during the round and admission to an after-party with food, beverages, prizes and a raffle. The schools also are selling hole sponsorships for $250. Cheri Horne, 301-490-5218.

PACE -- Savage Senior Center offers 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.

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