Savage/North Laurel

March 11, 2011

Chesapeake Woodturners exhibit

Turned wood objects, handmade by members of the Chesapeake Woodturners will be on display through March 31 at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Demonstrations will be given from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Exhibition hours are 1p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free admission. Information: 301-377-7817.

Art exhibits

•The Laurel Art Guild presents "Pigeon Keeper," on display at its annual juried exhibition through March 27 at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: 301-377-7800.

•"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: laurelhistoricalsociety.org.

'The Paper Show'

An exhibition of works by Lisa Hillring, Virginia Rose Kane and Leora "Lee" Smith that explores the use of paper runs through May 28 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. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 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 tai.edu.

Film series

The National Wildlife Visitor Center is joining with the Conservation & Wildlife Film Festival and Friends of Patuxent to present a once-a-month winter film series through April. Short and feature documentary films will be screened in the morning and afternoon; each session is two hours. This month's screening takes place Saturday, March 19. Cost is $5, $3 for children younger than 12. The National Wildlife Visitor Center is at 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop in Laurel. Information: 301-497-5763 or wildlifefilmfestivals.com.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 20, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 10755 Scaggsville Road in Laurel. For information or an appointment, call 800-272-2123 or go to eumclaurel.org.

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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