Savage/North Laurel

February 25, 2011

Medicine show

Tai Sophia Institute hosts its annual Herbal Medicine Show from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 10 at 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. This free event features more than a dozen themed, interactive displays including self care and the seasons, digestive health and the mind, pain management, sexual health and vitality, and more. Information: 410-888-9048 or

'The Paper Show'

Exhibition of works of art by Lisa Hillring, Virginia Rose Kane and Leora "Lee" Smith, that explores the use of paper, opens Friday, March 4, in Tai Sophia Institute's Himmelfarb Gallery, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. The artists incorporate the techniques of handmade paper, cut paper, collage and woven paper in the creation of their work. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 15. 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. Information: 410-888-9048 or


Playing Irish jigs to Gypsy melodies, the award-winning trio Simple Gifts performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Cost is $10-$15. Reservations required. 301-377-7817.

Art exhibits

'And They're Off!: 100 Years at Laurel Park' Centennial exhibit at the Laurel Museum explores the history and racing highlights at Laurel Park and the track's impact on the community. The museum is at 817 Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information:

Fun at the library

A "Picture Book Parade!" for children ages 2-5 with an adult will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library. Pajama Time, when children may wear pajamas and bring teddy bears and blankets, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The branch is at 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel. Information: 410-880-5980.

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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