Bad Apples to perform Friday in Savage Park

admission is free

North Laurel/Savage

May 27, 2007

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks' "Travelin' Bands" program will present Bad Apples - Matt Bogdan (vocals and guitar), Mike Happel (drums), and Steve LeBrun (bass and vocals) - at 7 p.m. Friday in Savage Park, 8400 Fair St., Savage.

The band, which has shared a stage with Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Cinder Road and other acts, will perform in conjunction with Savagefest.

Admission to the concert is free. Take a blanket or lawn chair. Picnics and nonalcoholic beverages are permitted.

Information: 410-313-7275; text telephone, 410-313-4665. In case of inclement weather: 410-313-4452 after 4 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Around Town

Savagefest planning -- The traditional Savagefest, scheduled this year for Saturday and June 3, is seeking marchers and floats for its parade, to be held Saturday. Pony rides, entertainment, food and craft sales are also planned. Artisans, sponsors and organizations seeking a fundraising event are invited to participate. Jennifer Weaver, 301-980-1439.

Historical society -- Savage Historical Society is collecting photographs and information from World War II veterans living in the area. The deadline to submit material has been extended to June 30. Submissions can be sent to the society at 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 publication of the society's 2008 historical calendar, "Inside a Working Cotton Mill, Savage, Md.," has been delayed. Publication had been scheduled to coincide with the Savagefest, to be held Saturday and June 3. 301-725-1241.

Resurfacing U.S. 1 -- The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration is beginning a $710,000 project to resurface about one-half mile along U.S. 1 (Washington Boulevard), from the CSX Railroad overpass to north of Gatewood Drive, near Jessup. Single-lane closures along U.S. 1 will occur from 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays to 5 a.m. the next day. Arrow panels, drums, cones and barrels will guide motorists through the work zone. Delays should also be expected along Interstate 95 and U.S. 1 as a result of a $15 million safety and resurfacing project under way at night along Interstate 95 between Routes 32 and 100. The U.S. 1 project is to be completed by the end of June, if weather conditions are favorable. 301-624-8100.

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. 301-498-7509

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.

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 a variety of issues.

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

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