Historical Society to meet

war memorabilia being collected

North Laurel/Savage

May 06, 2007

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. May 21 at 9032 Baltimore St. Those who attend are asked to use the entrance off Foundry Street.

The group is collecting photographs and information from World War II veterans living in the area. The deadline to submit materials has been extended to June 30. Submissions can be sent to SHS, P.O. Box 0073, Savage 20763-0073. The society hopes to publish a booklet on the subject to honor veterans from the Savage area.

The group will discuss a new project to interview longtime residents of Savage and those who worked in the mill.

The publication of the society's 2008 historical calendar, "Inside a Working Cotton Mill, Savage, MD," has been delayed. Publication was scheduled to coincide with the Savagefest, to be held June 2 and 3.

Information: 301-725-1241.

Around Town

Marketing firefighting -- Students from adjunct instructor Barbara Surran's principles of marketing class at Howard Community College will present marketing plans to the Savage Volunteer Fire Department from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in Room 401 of the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall at the college, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. The winning presentation is to be selected by a panel of judges. The fire company will receive a copy of each marketing plan. The fire company, which is operated mostly by volunteers, approached the college for help with fundraising and marketing in preparation for moving to a new fire station to be built on Washington Boulevard and Corridor Road. Admission to the event is free, and everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Barbara Surran, bsurran@howardcc.edu.

Bird tours -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a bird tour for ages 16 and older from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the refuge's North Tract. Participants will have an opportunity to identify birds in several refuge habitats. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Admission is free; donations to the Friends of Patuxent are appreciated. Reservations are required. 301-497-5887.

Race, run -- Reservoir High School will hold its Musical Madness 5K and 1K Fun Run on Saturday 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 and will include student musical performances. www.rhsmusic.com/race.

Planning Savagefest -- A planning meeting for the traditional Savagefest, planned this year for June 2 and 3, will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Carroll Baldwin Hall in Savage. A parade is planned for June 2. Rides, pony rides, entertainment, food and craft sales are also planned. Artisans, sponsors, and organizations seeking a fundraising event are invited to participate. The parade also welcomes additional marchers and floats. Jennifer Weaver, 301-980-1439.

Multiservice center -- The cooperative center created by local nonprofit organizations to reach residents in the southeast area of the county, now known as the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, is 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, legal referrals, housing and applications for tax identification numbers, birth certificates and passports. Walk-ins are welcome.

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