Businesses, schools form partnership

North Laurel/Savage

February 11, 2007

Members of the Maple Lawn Maryland Business Association have formed a partnership with four Maple Lawn-area schools.

The schools are Reservoir High, Lime Kiln Middle, Fulton Elementary and Cedar Lane.

The agreement is designed to match the needs of students with business opportunities at Maple Lawn. It is also to provide work experience for students and opportunities for guidance and funding of school projects by local businesses.

Library book club to discuss `Crippen'

The Savage branch library's Mystery Book Club, which meets on the second Wednesday of each month, will discuss Crippen, by John Boyne, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The library's Nonfiction Book Club, which meets on the third Wednesday of each month, will discuss Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson at 7 p.m. Feb. 21.

Books are available at the branch, and registration is not required.

The library will sponsor a screening of popular anime films for young people, ages 11 to 17, on the first Monday of each month.

The Anime Movie Club is to meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 5 at the library.

Registration begins Feb. 19.

The Savage branch library is at 9525 Durness Lane.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Around Town

Winter classes -- Registration is open for winter classes, sponsored by South Laurel Recreation Council, for children, teens and adults. Classes are held at Montpelier, James H. Harrison and Oaklands elementary schools and Montpelier Carriage House. Yoga, tai chi and Pilates are offered, as are ballroom dance, salsa, Latin dance, Latin line dance and country line dance classes. Also offered are scrap-booking, self-defense, stamping, tea basics, chess, exploring cryptograms and codes, knitting and floral design. Some classes have begun. 301- 776-2805.

Writer's Circle -- The Savage branch library's Writer's Circle, a group of aspiring authors, will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the library, 9525 Durness Lane. Registration is not required.

A program on pop culture with Sun film critic Chris Kaltenbach will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the library. Kaltenbach will explore questions raised by Stephen Johnson in his book, Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter. Registration is required. The library's Nonfiction Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 to discuss the book. 410-880-5980.

Historical society -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage. Carolyn Adami will present "A Look at Slavery and the Underground Railroad in Howard County." Admission is free and open to everyone. The society is collecting World War II photographs and information about veterans from the Savage area. Materials are due by March 31. Historical calendars from 2002 to 2007 are available before the meeting, between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 301-725-1241.

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