Savagefest has food, music and amusements for all ages

North Laurel/Savage

June 03, 2007

The traditional Savagefest, being held at Carroll Baldwin Hall in Savage, features a car show, artisans, food, performances by the band Fixation and singer Iris Hirsch, pony rides and other treats today.

A dunk-tank and car-bash are planned for youth and adults. A choo-choo train is to be available for small children and there are to be rides for the older crowd.

Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. All rides are $1.

Information: Jennifer Weaver, 301-980-1439.

Library to screen Gore documentary

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will present the film An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary about global warming, at 7 p.m. June 27

A discussion is also planned.

Registration, which begins June 13, is required.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Around Town

Historical society -- Savage Historical Society is collecting photographs and information from World War II veterans living in the area. The deadline to submit ma- terial 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, being held today. 301-725-1241.

Road work -- 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.

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