Savage Historical Society to meet March 19

North Laurel/Savage

March 11, 2007

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage.

Carolyn Adami will discuss "A Look at Slavery and the Underground Railroad in Howard County." The program was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

Ronald Coleman, a social worker and resident of Savage whose ancestors were slaves on a rice plantation in South Carolina, will give a brief history of Amazing Grace and sing an a cappella version of the hymn.

Admission is free and open to everyone.

The society is collecting World War II photographs and information about veterans from the Savage area. It is requested that materials be submitted by March 31.

Information: 301-725-1241.

Spring Egg Hunt set for March 31

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor its annual Spring Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon March 31 at two locations: Schooley Mills Park in Fulton and Laurel Woods Elementary School in North Laurel.

The hunt is for children ages 2 to 10. Children should take a basket for eggs and should arrive promptly at 10 a.m. The plastic eggs contain prizes. Games and activities are planned after the hunt.

The cost is $5. Registration is required.

Information or registration: 410-313-7275; text telephone, 410-313-4665. In case of inclement weather: 410-313-4452 after 7 a.m. on the day of the event.

Anime Movie Club to meet at library

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor a meeting of its Anime Movie Club for teens ages 11 to 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 2.

The club features a screening of popular anime films. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Around Town

Benefit dinner -- St. Mark's Church and Temple Isaiah, both in Fulton, will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road. The cost is $8; $4 for children ages 4 to 12. The event will support interfaith Habitat for Humanity missions. 301-317- 1101, or

Multiservice center -- The cooperative center created by local nonprofit organizations to reach residents in the southeast area of Howard County has a new name: North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center. In the Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center, 9105 All Saints Road, the center offers help with housing, food, fuel and utilities, and crisis intervention for those in need:

Representatives of the Department of Social Services help residents apply for food stamps, cash assistance and medical assistance.

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. Third-party insurance is accepted; uninsured clients pay on a sliding scale.

The Community Action Council offers help with food, eviction prevention, energy assistance and crisis intervention.

Kristin Lilly, FIRN's information and referral counselor, is fluent in Spanish and can assist with medical bills, tax identification number applications, legal referrals, birth certificates, housing and passports. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Domestic Violence Center is available to help people in immediate crisis from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Walk-ins are welcome. Information: 301-498-7509 or 410-997-2272 (a 24-hour hot line).

Counselor Dianne DeSantis of Grassroots is available to help with crisis resolution. Information: 301-498-7509, Ext. 302, or call the 24-hour hot line, 410-531-6677.

Barbara Coleman of the Legal Aid Bureau is available to help with issues such as denial of Social Security or unemployment benefits, foreclosures, bankruptcy, custody, domestic violence, landlord-tenant problems, rights of the elderly and other difficulties. Services are not provided for criminal or traffic court cases.

Information or to schedule an appointment with any of the agencies: 301-498-7509.

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