A communication workshop for girls ages 11 to 14 and their parents will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Howard County Library's Savage branch, 9525 Durness Lane. Social worker Deborah West will discuss how to navigate the social spectrum and learn how to create a positive outcome when confronted with negative teen behavior. She offers the keys to understanding "Queen Bees" and "Gamma Girls," and surviving the female social hierarchy. Information: 410-880-5975.
St. Mary of the Mills' "Christmas Bazaar" takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at 114 St. Mary's Place in Laurel. Information: 301-725-3080.
An exhibit of paint-tossed canvases and photographs by Delaware artist Kathy Flament is on view through Dec. 1 at Tai Sophia Institute's Himmelfarb Gallery, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through 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.
Savage Bluegrass plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant in Laurel. No cover charge. Information: 301-317-7796.
Laurel's mill history
"True Life: I'm a Laurel Mill Worker" is on view at the Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. The exhibit explores Laurel's history as a mill town and the community's early growth. Using an 1870s family to tell the story, it introduces visitors to the lives and experiences of the hundreds of men, women and children who worked in the town's cotton mills between the 1830s and 1929. The exhibit includes artifacts, diaries, photos and a re-created millworker's home. Admission is free. Hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, has changed its tour times. New times are:
•Self-guided: year-round, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays.
•Guided: Sundays at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., March-November.
Events at the North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Information: 410-313-0380:
Walking Club 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays.
Blood pressure screenings 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Open Art Studio Noon to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Billiards 9 a.m. to noon Mondays-Fridays.
Sit, Stitch and Give 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.
Line Dance Drop-in 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; $1.
Mah-jongg 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.
Agewell Exercise Class 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $35 for 16 classes.
Enhance Fitness 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; $51 for 16 classes.
Sittercize 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; $36 for 16 classes.
Chair Yoga Traditional yoga poses are done seated in a chair or standing while using a chair for support and stability. $33 for six classes.
Hand-building with Clay 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays; $42 for four classes.