Savage Mill goes 'green'

April 12, 2009

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.

Writers' Circle

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.

Information: 410-880-5980.

For teachers

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.

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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