Student film fest March 27

March 08, 2009

The fifth annual Howard County Student film festival will be held 7:30 p.m. March 27 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab's Kossiakoff Center in North Laurel.

Original family-friendly films made by students around the county will be screened. Door prizes will be awarded to selected members of the audience, and an ice cream social is planned after the screenings.

Information: Mary Jane Sasser, River Hill High School, 410-531-4878. Or go to

Art exhibit

The Patuxent Research Refuge is showing work by students from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt at the National Wildlife Visitor Center's Hollingsworth Art Gallery through March 21.

The show's theme is wildlife and their natural habitats. Photography, graphics, paper sculpture and other media are represented.

The National Wildlife Visitor Center is on Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, south of Laurel. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, except federal holidays. Information: 301-497-5763 or go to

Rec registration

Registration is open for spring classes sponsored by the South Laurel Recreation Council for children, teens and adults. Classes begin this week and thereafter at Montpelier Elementary, James Harrison Elementary and the Montpelier Carriage House off Route 197 in south Laurel.

Information: 301-776-2805, or stop by the Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

around town

Volunteers needed : The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, in cooperation with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting community members to assist nonprofit agencies in need of volunteers. 410-715-3179.

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