Free vehicle ID etching scheduled for Wednesday

August 31, 2008

The Maryland/DC Anti-Car Theft Committee and the Howard County Police Department will offer a free Vehicle Identification Etching session for the Savage Community Association from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The event, an opportunity to have a unique vehicle identification number engraved on all the major pieces of glass in each car, will be held at the Savage Volunteer Fire Department, 8925 Lincoln St., Savage.

The VIN is designed as a deterrent to theft and as a help in returning stolen vehicles to their rightful owners. Those who attend can register in the Watch Your Car Program, a national theft-prevention initiative. Clubs will also be distributed while supplies last.

Information: Janet Stabile, Vehicle Theft Prevention Specialist, Howard County Police Department, 410-313-3337.

Yard sale space available

Spaces are available at Carroll Baldwin Hall in Savage for a communitywide yard sale to be held at 8 a.m. Saturday. The cost for sellers, who must bring their own table, starts at $5. Proceeds will benefit the Savage Community Association.

Information: 301-725-6760.

Around Town

Flag football : Savage Boys and Girls Club is accepting registration for its fall flag football season for children ages 6 to 14. Registration closes at midnight today. The season runs from late September to late November, with weekly practices and games Sundays. A 25 percent sibling discount is available. Registration: John Goodman, 240-671-3218, or e-mail football@savagebgc.org. Or go to www.savagebgc.org.

Road construction : Howard County Department of Public Works will begin a project to widen the road and improve drainage in the Patuxent Heights neighborhood of North Laurel this week. The project will include installation of a curb, gutter and storm drain, and the widening of the roadway along Norfolk Avenue. Flagging operations will direct traffic, and signs will be posted. The project is expected to be completed by mid-January. Lisa Brightwell, 410-313-3440.

Teen center : Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is opening Freestyle, a new teen drop-in center at Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road, Jessup. The center will be open from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and 25, Oct. 25 and 30, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4. The cost is $5. Danielle Bassett, 410-313-1693.

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