Reservoir High to present `Once On This Island'

North Laurel/Savage

April 01, 2007

Reservoir High School will present the musical Once On This Island at 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. April 22.

Tickets are $10 at the door; $7 for high school students, and $3 for youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Information: 240-568-7932.

Floral design class to begin April 17

The South Laurel Recreation Council Inc. will offer a floral design class on fresh flower arranging techniques from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 17, in the multi-purpose room of Oaklands Elementary School on Route 197 in Prince George's County.

The cost for the four-week course is $32 for residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $36 for residents of Howard and other counties.

Registration is required by April 10. Information or registration: 301-776-2805. Checks made payable to the council (SLRC) should be mailed to South Laurel Recreation Council, 8710 Granite Lane, Laurel 20708, along with the name, phone numbers and address of each person planning to attend the course.

The council is seeking instructors experienced in teaching Pilates, cake-decorating or hand-dancing for evening classes in the Laurel area.

Information: 301-776-2805.

Around Town

Anime 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. tomorrow The club features a screening of popular anime films. Registration is required. 410-880-5980.

Race, run -- Reservoir High School will hold its Musical Madness 5K and 1K Fun Run May 12 in the Maple Lawn community in Fulton. Signs will be posted to direct visitors to parking. The race and run are fundraisers for the school's music program. www.rhsmusic .com/race.

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.

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, applying for a tax identification number applications, legal referrals, birth certificates, housing and passports.

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. 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 benefits or unemployment benefits, foreclosures, bankruptcy, custody, domestic violence, landlord-tenant problems and rights of the elderly. Services are not provided for criminal or traffic court cases.

To schedule an appointment with any of the agencies: 301-498-7509.

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