Savage hosts its annual tree-lighting ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 9035 Baltimore St. Festivities include singing of carols, followed by refreshments and music by the Hammond High School Chamber Choir. A raffle for several themed baskets will also be held. Bring canned food donations for the Savage Food Bank.
Candlelight Tours will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. The mansion's rooms, lit by candlelight and decorated by local garden clubs in traditional holiday greens, are featured. In addition, there will be a Holiday Ornament Emporium featuring artists selling original, handmade tree ornaments. Admission is $3; $1 for children ages 6-18. Information: 301-377-7817 or pgparks.com.
Saturday night movies
The North Laurel Community Center screens "Home Alone" (rated PG) at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road in Laurel. Cost is $4 per person and $2 for center members, and includes popcorn and a drink. Information: 410-313-0390.
An exhibit of paint-tossed canvases and photographs by Delaware artist Kathy Flament is on view through Saturday, 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, Dec. 4, 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. Information: 301-377-7817.
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.