North Laurel/savage

June 01, 2008

Savage Fest to be held

The Savage Fest will start at 10 a.m. Saturday with a community parade from Bollman Bridge Elementary School to Savage Mill. Marching will be the Savage Fire Department, the Laurel Boys and Girls Club pompom girls, Shelly's Twirlers, members of local churches, schoolchildren and a color guard of Boy Scouts.

Line-up for the parade is at 9 a.m., and members of the community are invited to join in. Trophies will be handed out by judges seated in a reviewing stand along the route.

Around Town

Summer classes : The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting registration for summer classes for children, teens and adults. Classes begin Saturday, and thereafter 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. Dance classes include salsa (7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays); Latin dance (8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays); line dance (8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays); beginning ballroom dance (7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays); and intermediate ballroom dance (8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays). Beginning knitting for children and adults, chess for children and adults, and stamping techniques are also offered. Tennis classes for children ages 6-12, teens and adults begin June 10 and also later at the Montpelier Neighborhood Park on Route 197. Classes will be held Tuesday mornings, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday evenings during the summer. To register: 301-776-2805.

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 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. 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 7 p.m. Fridays. Ruthie & the Wranglers will play country and American Roots music Friday at Savage Park, 8400 Fair St., Savage.

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