Basket Bingo is Saturday at Savage Fire Hall

North Laurel/Savage

September 16, 2007

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Savage Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will present a Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Savage Fire Hall, 8925 Lincoln St.

Admission is $15 in advance; $17 at the door, if tickets are available. Admission includes 20 games and door prizes; two jackpot games are extra.

Come hungry and patronize the kitchen.

Information or to purchase tickets: 443-259-0565.

CrossRoads Baptist moves to new home

CrossRoads Baptist Church, known for many years as Laurel Baptist Temple, has moved to 10290 Old Columbia Road and adopted its new name.

A dedication ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the new location.

Information: the Rev. Robert Haas, the pastor, 410-309-6590.

Gardener to speak on deterring deer

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer a talk by master gardener Donna White, "Deterring Deer and Other Critters," at 7 p.m. Oct. 4.

She will explain how not to plant a buffet for deer and present techniques for controlling other pests.

Registration begins Thursday. Information or registration: 410-880-5980.

Around Town

More help -- The North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, a cooperative center created by local nonprofit organizations to reach residents in the southeastern area of the county, has expanded to include counseling, legal assistance, information and referral, immigrant services and assistance with food, energy and housing for those in need. The center has expanded its hours and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Seven organizations offer services at the center: the Community Action Council, Family and Children's Services, FIRN, the Howard County Department of Social Services, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, the Domestic Violence Center and the Legal Aid Bureau. Funding is provided by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services, Horizon Foundation and Columbia Foundation. The facility is in the Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center, 9105 All Saints Road, North Laurel. 301-498-7509.

Savage history -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage. Those who attend should use the side entrance, off Foundry Street. The topic will be "Remembering a Fallen Hero: Charles White." White died in World War II. His sisters, Sarah "Sally" Mullikin, Mary DuMond and Nancy Tripp, will share a videotaped interview they did with a student from the University of Maryland and will speak with visitors. They will also share memorabilia from World War II. The White children grew up on Howard Street in Savage, said the society's secretary, Helen Rushing. The society's calendars, postcards, nickname booklets and other materials will be available from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Helen Rushing, 301-725-1241.

Writers read -- The Writer's Circle at the Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will present "Passion, Lies and Pieces," a public reading of their members' works, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library. Light refreshments will be provided. 410-880-5980.

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