Volunteer firefighters to offer all-you-can-eat spaghetti

North Laurel/Savage

March 18, 2007

The Savage Volunteer Fire Company will present an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Savage Volunteer Fire Co. Hall, 8925 Lincoln St.

Homemade meat and vegetable sauces, salad, bread and dessert are planned. Jewelry and baked goods will also be for sale.

The cost for dinner is $7 for adults; $4 for children to age 13.

Information: 410-880-5803.

The Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a basket bingo at 7 p.m. March 31 at the fire hall. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Admission is $15 in advance; $17 at the door. Seating is limited. Children must pay admission.

Information: 301-725-6409 or 301-604-2468.

Duck-stamp judging at Patuxent refuge

Judging for the 14th Annual Maryland Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest will be held from 10 a.m. to about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Patuxent Research Refuge's National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel.

Among the judges are waterfowl carver Ernie Muehlmatt, artist Jim Taylor and ornithologist Chandler S. Robbins.

In its 15th year, the contest teaches youth about the importance of wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

The public is invited.

Information: http:--patuxent.fws.gov.

Around Town

Savage history -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow 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 the hymn Amazing Grace and sing an a cappella version. 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. 301-725-1241.

Egg hunt -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor its Spring Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon March 31 at two locations: Schooley Mill Park in Fulton and Laurel Woods Elementary School in North Laurel. The hunt is for children ages 2 to 10. Children, who should take a basket in which to collect the eggs, should arrive at 10 a.m. The eggs are made of plastic and contain prizes. Games and activities are planned after the hunt. The cost is $5. Registration is required. 410-313-7275; text telephone, 410-313-4665. Or www. howardcountymd.gov/rap. In case of inclement weather: 410-313-4452 after 7 a.m. on the day of the event.

Anime movie club -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor a meeting of its Anime Movie Club for young people ages 11 to 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 2. 410-880-5980.

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