Savage book club to meet Wednesday at library

September 17, 2006

The Savage branch library's Nonfiction Book Club will discuss The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Copies of the book are available at the branch, and registration is not required.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Group plans lunch, bingo and bake sale

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8097, 7209 Montevideo Road, Jessup, will have bingo, lunch and a bake sale Sept. 24.

Lunch will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bingo will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the bake sale will go on until sold out.

Information: 410-799-5868.

Classes offered for recreation

Registration is open for fall classes being offered by the South Laurel Recreation Council. Classes will be held at Montpelier, Oaklands and James Harrison elementary schools.

Fitness, Pilates, tai chi, yoga and Latin line dancing are offered, as are tennis classes for children, teens and adults.

Hand-dancing, ballroom dancing and country line dancing are also offered. Also on the schedule are self-defense, making scrapbooks, magic, cake decorating, intermediate knitting and chess.

Information: 301-776-2805.

Around Town

Free classes -- Tai Sophia Institute, a North Laurel graduate school specializing in wellness and the healing arts, will offer free introductory classes this week for members of the community. A Pilates open-mat class will be offered from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. tomorrow; T'ai Chi Chih, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Belly Gong: The Cultivation of Qi Through Belly Dance, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Feldenkrais: Awareness through Movement will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Qi Gong: Dance of the Phoenix, also will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Medical Qi Gong will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Yoga and Meditation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

A class on the Essence of Creativity is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; and Sumi Ink Painting will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. registration: 410-888-9048, Ext. 6611.

Historical society -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St. Norman Shuey will discuss "Investigating the Iron Furnace of Savage Mill: Overview of Iron Foundry Enterprises." Admission is free. The 2007 Savage Historical Society calendar, "Sketches of the Savage I Remember," illustrated by Laurence H. Whitehead Sr., will be available from 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bird walks -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Visitor Center will offer a bird walk for those ages 16 and older from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday. A bird walk for all ages is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 24. The visitor center is on Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, near Laurel. Programs are free, but reservations are required. 301-497-5887.

Bluegrass -- Savage Bluegrass will perform at Oliver's Old Towne Tavern, 531 Main St., Laurel, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. There is no cover charge. 301-490-9200.

Going out -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will present "Crushes, Going Out and Pressures to be Sexy: Teens and Parents Talk" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The program, which is for children ages 11 to 15, will be repeated from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Laura Smit of the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention will lead the program. Admission is free, and dinner is included. Registration is required. 410-880-5980.

For families -- Family and Children's Services is expanding its offerings at Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center in North Laurel with the goal of creating a one-stop shop of services for those in need of counseling or other assistance. Among the nonprofit groups participating are Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, the Domestic Violence Center, FIRN and the Community Action Council.

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