Savage/North Laurel

July 08, 2011

Improv Now!

A free workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. in Laurel. Anyone with theater, improv and comedy experience, or just a desire to learn more about improv comedy is welcome. Improv Now! is the in-house comedy troupe of the Laurel Mill Playhouse. Regular shows begin in August. For reservations or information, call Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or email


Laurel Mill Playhouse will hold auditions for its One Act Festival at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at 508 Main St. in Laurel. Actors and actresses should bring resumes and head shots. There will be cold readings from scripts. The One Act Festival runs Sept. 2-18. To schedule an audition, contact Maureen Rogers at  or 301-452-2557.

Family fun days

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24 and Aug. 7, visitors can explore the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, play games, do a craft, dress up in old-fashioned clothes, have a picnic and take a tour as part of Family Fun Days at the mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Free admission; canned foods accepted for donation to local food banks. Information: 301-377-7817.

Art exhibit

"Pieces as Prayers: Kolam and Kaleidoscope Quilts," featuring quilts by Lauren Kingsland, is on view through Aug. 27 in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. All artwork from the show will be on sale at the Meeting Point bookstore adjacent to the gallery. Information: 410-888-9048.

Art exhibit

"And They're Off! 100 Years at Laurel Park," a centennial exhibit at the Laurel Museum, explores the history and racing highlights of 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

"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 Public 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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