North Laurel/savage

May 25, 2008

Summer classes registration starts at rec council

The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting registration for summer classes for children, teens and adults. Classes begin June 7 and afterward at the Montpelier Carriage House, south Laurel elementary schools and the Montpelier Neighborhood Park.

Yoga is offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays; Chair Aerobics from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tai Chi from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; Pilates, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; and yoga is again offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Around Town

Free screenings : Howard County General Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the Savage branch library on the second Monday of each month. The walk-in screenings will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the library, 9525 Durness Lane. 410-740-7601 or

Advertising Laurel : The Laurel Museum presents "Buy It Here: Laurel Advertises," how advertising illustrates the town's story and how advertising techniques were used to sell everything from housing to circus tickets in Laurel. Objects on display date to 1866; objects that lined Laurel's Main Street, came through residents' mail boxes, were shown in local papers or described in broadcasts on radio are in the exhibit, which includes a metal pig sign from the Laurel Meat Market and an 1896 Fairall and Ross Directory (a precursor of the Yellow Pages). The museum is at 817 Main St. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. The exhibition runs through December. Group tours are available by appointment. 301-725-7975 or

Traveling bands : The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will present "Travelin' Bands," a free concert series at locations around the county, at 7 p.m. Fridays. Ruthie & the Wranglers will play country and American Roots music June 6 at Savage Park, 8400 Fair St., Savage. The Hula Monsters will offer rockabilly, honky-tonk, Hawaiian and swing June 20 in Western Regional Park, and Sean Grace Band will perform jazz saxophone July 18 at the Patapsco Female Institute. The Geckos will play Caribbean Rock on Aug. 1 in Schooley Mill Park, and the Nighthawks will offer blues Aug. 22 at Rockburn Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Ice cream will be provided free by Edy's, while supplies last. Picnickers are welcome to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages. 410-313-7275; text telephone, 410-313-4665. In case of inclement weather, call 410-313-4452 after 4 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Helping : North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, a cooperative center created by nonprofits, has expanded to include counseling, legal assistance, information and referral, immigrant services, and assistance with food, energy and housing. The center is in the Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center, 9105 All Saints Road. 301-498-7509.

Sellers sought : Reservoir High School, 1550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, is planning a yard sale, filling three adjoining school lots, and is seeking vendors and sellers. Advertising will be provided. The yard sale will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21. Spaces cost $15 for one space; $5 for additional spaces. Concessions also are planned. 301-776-7976 or e-mail

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