Interactive Fun At Savage Library

April 26, 2009

The Savage library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer classes for preschool children to foster language development and early literacy.

"Just for Me," for children ages 3 to 5 who are ready for an independent class, will be offered at 1:30 p.m. May 5 and 12, and "Play Partners," for infants through toddlers up to age 23 months with an adult, will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. May 6 and 13.

"Pajama Time," in which children are invited to come in pajamas and bring teddy bears and blankets, is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 7 and 14 and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

"Chemistry in the Library," a program of hands-on experiments for ages 7 and older, will be held at 11 a.m. May 15, when Howard County schools are closed. Children ages 7 and 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins May 8.

Information: 410-880-5978.

around town

Greening the mill : Historic Savage Mill, Maryland Public Television and MIX 107.3-FM will hold a "Green Life Festival" May 2 and 3 to celebrate the "green culture" and to raise money for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Events will feature live music, a beer tasting, 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 for May 3 at the Savage Mill Cotton Shed Gallery. Half of the festival proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Information: 240-568-9181, ext. 205, or

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