Area artists will sell handmade holiday ornaments from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Closed Wednesdays. Information: 301-377-7817 or pgparks.com.
Savage Bluegrass plays at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant in Laurel. No cover charge. Information: 301-317-7796.
Emmanuel Methodist Preschool will host an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at 10755 Scaggsville Road in Laurel. Visitors can tour the school, meet with teachers and learn about the program. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 24. Information: 301-725-5178 or emmanuelpreschool.com.
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.
50+ Center events
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 through 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 through 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.