Candidates forum scheduled for Tuesday

Savage/North Laurel

October 15, 2006

The North Laurel Civic Association will hold a forum for candidates in state legislative District 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the media center at Murray Hill Middle School, 9989 Winter Sun Road, North Laurel.

Candidates will introduce themselves and respond to questions.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Information: Pam Peseux, 301-776-6509.

Bingo fundraiser set for Saturday

The Savage Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a basket bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall, 8925 Lincoln Street, Savage. Doors and the kitchen will open at 5 p.m.

Admission is $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Admission includes 20 games and door prizes; two jackpot games are extra.

Information or to purchase tickets: 301-725-6409 or 301-604- 2468.

Around Town

Classes -- Registration is open for fall classes offered by the South Laurel Recreation Council. Classes will be held in South Laurel 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 classes in self-defense, making scrapbooks, magic, cake decorating, intermediate knitting and chess. 301-776-2805.

Holiday fair -- The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting applications from artists and artisans for its 31st holiday craft fair, to be held Nov. 12 at Deerfield Run Elementary School and Community Center on Laurel-Bowie Road in Laurel. Artists and artisans will display and demonstrate their work and will accept commissions. Bake sales, refreshments and lunch and door prizes are planned. To request an application for the craft show: 301-776-2805 or 301-953-7882.

Military history -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore Street. Jason Jess will present his dog tag collection and other military memorabilia. The Savage Historical Society's 2007 calendar, "Sketches of the Savage I Remember," which features the art of Laurence H. Whitehead Sr., can be ordered. 301-725-1241.

Nature walks -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Visitor Center is offering bird walks for ages 16 and older from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Field guides and binoculars are recommended for the guided hikes. 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.

Homecoming -- Reservoir High School in Fulton will hold its third Homecoming Hoopla 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk/Run (formerly known as "Le Tour de Fulton") Saturday, rain or shine. Registration is to begin at 7 a.m. The fun walk/run is to begin at 8:15 a.m. The cost is $15 in advance for the race; $10 for the fun walk/run. There is a $5 surcharge for on-site registration. Awards will be given for the first three male and female finishers in a variety of age groups (including older adults) as well as for staff members and students. Proceeds will help support the school's basketball program for girls. Reservoir High School is at 11550 Scaggsville Road. www.hcpss.org/reservoir.

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. Family and Children's Services offers counseling, employee assistance, in-home services for elderly and disabled people and a Healthy Families program for first-time parents.

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