Savage Volunteer Fire company to offer meal with Santa

North Laurel/Savage

December 02, 2007

The Savage Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the fire company social hall, 8925 Lincoln St., Savage.

Eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk are on the menu. The cost is $7 for adults; $3 for children to age 10. Children to age 3 can eat for free.

Information: 301-725-6049.

Artist's photographs will be in exhibit

Photographs by Columbia artist Chiyuki Tanaka will be on display from Wednesday to March 1 in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, North Laurel.

Harmonic Nature, an exhibition of black-and-white and color photographs, reflects the photographer's lifelong interest in nature and music.

The show marks 20 years of employment at Tai Sophia Institute for Tanaka, who has designated proceeds from the sale of her work to benefit the student scholarship fund at Tai Sophia, a private nonprofit graduate institution for wellness-based education. Tanaka works in the school's business and finance division as controller.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

Information: 410-888-9048.

Around Town

Closed -- Patuxent Research Refuge's National Wildlife Visitor Center is temporarily closed for repairs through mid-March. The center's heating and ventilation systems are to be repaired. The refuge's grounds and visitor trails will continue to be open from sunrise to 4:30 p.m. except some weekdays. Visitors are advised to call ahead to confirm that programs are being held and grounds are open because repair work is contingent on the weather. 301-497-5763.

Early reading -- The Savage library branch, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer activities for preschool-age children to help foster language development and early literacy. "Play Partners" includes stories, games and musical activities for infants through 23 months with an adult. The program, lasting 20 to 30 minutes, will be offered at 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Dec. 12. Registration is not required.

"Our Pal, Frosty" will be offered for ages 3 to 5 at 10 a.m. tomorrow; for ages 2 and 3 at 10 a.m. Tuesday; for ages 2 to 6 at 7 p.m. Tuesday; and for ages 2 to 6 at 10 a.m. Thursday. Registration is required.

"That Jolly Old Elf," a program of stories, songs and a craft with Santa Claus, will be offered for ages 3 to 5 at 10 a.m. Dec. 10; ages 2 and 3 at 10 a.m. Dec. 11; ages 2 to 6 at 7 p.m. Dec. 11; ages 2 to 6 at 10 a.m. Dec. 13; and ages 2 to 6 at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Registration, which begins tomorrow, is required.

Two-year-olds must be accompanied to programs by an adult. Older children comfortable staying for a program without a parent or guardian may do so. Registration: 410-880-5978, at the branch or online at

Dance -- Oseh Shalom Congregation, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, will hold a dance to music by Deny Everything from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $24. Reservations: Saundra Harris, 301-498-5151.

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