Savage/North Laurel

December 11, 2010

Musical comedy

"A Holiday Happening" runs through Dec. 29 at the Young Artists Theatre, 11200 Scaggsville Road in Laurel. Shows at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations required. Tickets are $9 per person, $8 per person for groups of 10 or more. Information: 301-604-2844.

Art exhibit

"Ascending Through the Darkness," an exhibit of abstract drawings and paintings by Ania Milo, is on display through Feb. 26 in Tai Sophia Institute's Himmelfarb Gallery, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. (closed Dec. 24-Jan.2). Information: 410-888-9048 or

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.

•"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 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 tour

A tour of Montpelier Mansion will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Tour feature music and displays of 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. 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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