Historic Savage Mill, Maryland Public Television and MIX 107.3 FM will hold a "GreenLife Festival" May 2 and 3 to celebrate and instruct participants on going "green" and to raise money for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Events will feature a visit from a MIX 107.3 FM personality, live music, beer tasting by Rams Head Tavern, speakers and exhibitors, "green" offers by merchants at the mill, zip-line rides offered by Terrapin Adventures and a "GreeenScape" art exhibit and auction.
An auction and reception are planned May 3 at the Savage Mill Cotton Shed Gallery.
Half of the festival's proceeds will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Information: Amanda Christian, 240-568-9181, ext. 205, or www.greenlifefestival.com.
The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will hold a meeting of its Writers' Circle at 7 p.m. Monday.
Those interested can share their original writing with other aspiring authors for support and critiques.
Registration is not required.
The environmental education office of the Patuxent Research Refuge will offer an orientation to the National Wildlife Visitor Center for teachers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 16.
The workshops will provide hands-on activities for environmental or life science curricula. The cost is $15 a workshop.
The National Wildlife Visitor Center is at 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, off Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, south of Laurel.
Information or registration: 301-497-5898 or 301-497-5763.
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.