Library planning program this week for kindergartners

August 13, 2006

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will present "Kindergarten, Here We Come!" -- a program of stories and activities for children, ages 4 and 5, to help mark the first day of school.

The 30-minute program will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday.

Registration is requested.

Information: 410-880-5978.

The library will sponsor a meeting of its Writer's Circle at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Those who attend will have an opportunity to offer mutual support and feedback to other aspiring authors.

Registration is required. 410-880-5980.

Savage Mill to hold Collectors' Fair

Historic Savage Mill will hold its ninth Collectors' Fair and Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

Refreshments, free gifts, valuable door prizes, a grand-prize drawing for a curio cabinet, games, a silent auction and sales of gifts and collectibles are planned.

The Collectors' Fair, which is targeted to collectors and others, is sponsored by Hands of Time in the mill's New Weave Building, a shop offering clocks, collectibles (including Disney and Thomas Blackshear figurines, lighthouses, crystal, porcelain, and other items) as well as fine art.

The mill's Sidewalk Sale will offer bargains. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-880-4760.

Military

Arrives for duty -- Air Force Airman Dean M. Givens, son of Tyvoria Harrod of Baltimore and grandson of Deborah Stewart of Savage, has arrived for duty at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Around Town

Open house -- Laurel College Center, a partnership of Howard and Prince George's community colleges, will hold an open house from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 205, Laurel, adjacent to the Laurel Shopping Center. A tour of the center will be offered. There will be an opportunity to talk with academic and financial aid advisers and learn how to register for credit or noncredit classes. Representatives from the Career Services Office of Howard Community College and the Laurel College Center's higher-education partners -- the College of Notre Dame, Towson University, University of Maryland, University College -- will be on hand. Registration for the fall semester is under way. Classes are to begin Aug. 28. Registration for noncredit courses is continuing. 866-228-6110, or www. laurelcollegecenter.org.

Historical society -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage. Galen R. Menne, the society's president, will discuss "David Carroll: Apprentice to Mill Owner." Admission is free and open to everyone. Please use the side entrance off Foundry Street. 301-805-0891.

Bluegrass -- Savage Bluegrass will perform at Oliver's Old Towne Tavern, 531 Main Street, Laurel, at 7 p.m. Aug. 22, Sept. 5 and Sept. 19. There is no cover charge. 301-490- 9200.

Free vehicle ID -- North Laurel Community Policing Office, 9105G All Saints Road, will provide free vehicle identification number (VIN) etching from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 23, weather permitting. The unique VIN numbers will be engraved on all major pieces of glass in each car to deter thieves and help retrieve stolen vehicles. Those who attend can register for the Watch Your Car Program, a national vehicle theft-prevention effort. Some anti-theft devices will be distributed. The event is sponsored by the Maryland/DC Anti-Car Theft Committee and the Howard County Police Department. Janet Stabile, 410-313-3337.

9/11 walk -- The Free State Happy Wanderers Walking Club will sponsor a 9/11 memorial walk Sept. 11 at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road, in Laurel. The 5K and 10K trails include a walk along residential sidewalks and are suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. A commemorative button will be given to the first 200 walkers. Registration is to be held between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Walks should be finished by 7 p.m. 301-717-3604, or e-mail, kind fellow@comcast.net.

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