Savage/North Laurel

December 04, 2010

Open house

The Laurel Museum holds its traditional open house 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at 817 Main St. Open house features holiday cookie tins filled with homemade cookies and children's toys. Also, the Laurel Garden Club will offer hand-decorated wreaths for sale. Information: 301-725-7975.

Holiday workshops

The South Laurel Recreation Council is offering holiday workshops for all ages at the Deerfield Run Community Center and the Montpelier Carriage House in South Laurel.

•"Fleece Pillowcase": 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, for ages 10 to adult. $3.

•"Etched Glass Gifts": 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, for ages 13 to adult. $10.

•"Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments": 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, for ages 6 to 12. $5.

•"A Beaded Necklace": 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, for ages 13 to adult. $10.

•"Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments": 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, for ages 6 to 12. $5.

•"Stamped Greeting Cards": 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, for ages 10 to adult. $7.

•"Geek Chic Gifts": 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, for ages 10 to adult. $5.

•"Geek Chic Gifts": 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, for ages 10 to adult. $5.

•"Snowman & Snowballs": 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, for ages 6 to 12. $5.

•"Sugar Plum Cottage": 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, for ages 6 to 12. $5.

Advance registration and payment required. Registration and information: 301-776-2805. Or make checks payable to SLRC and mail to the South Laurel Recreation Council, 8710 Granite Lane, Laurel 20708 with the name, day, date and time of the workshop and the name, age and phone number of those attending.

Holiday tea

The annual holiday tea takes place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, with finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries and a choice of loose-leaf teas. The theme, "Holiday Celebrations Around the World," will be reflected in flavors, decorations and music. Cost is $25 per person in advance. Information: 301-377-7817.

Holiday dinner

A holiday dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. The catered dinner includes wine and punch, live entertainment and a holiday singalong. For ages 12 and older. Cost is $45 per person. Reservations required. Information: 301-377-7817.

Candlelight tours

Tours of Montpelier Mansion take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, at 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Tours feature music and the creative skills of local garden clubs throughout the house. Local performers entertain each evening. Cost is $45 per person. Reservations required. Information: 301-377-7817.

At the library

Children can bring a camera and pose for a picture with Santa or Frosty, plus listen to stories and do activities at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel.

•10:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Dec. 10 — Frosty

•7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 — Frosty

•10:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Dec. 17 — Santa

•7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 — Santa

Around town

Volunteers needed The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting for nonprofit agencies. Information: 410-715-3179.

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