Mark calendars for two -- count 'em -- big yard sales on May 4 [North Laurel/Savage]

Like community yard sales? Two are coming up on Saturday, May 4.

Girl Scout Troop 1508's Community Yard Sale is at the North Laurel Community Center on May 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces are $15 each or $25 for a double.

For information, contact Laura Yingling at 240-338-8534 or If you aren't interested in a booth, come out and enjoy a nice morning of treasure seeking.

Make sure you also mark your calendar to attend Hammond Elementary School PTA's yard sale, also on May 4. The sale runs 9 am till 1 p.m. with a rain date of May 5. Forms are available at or for questions, email Tami Schiavone at

Very big congratulations to North Laurel's own Tai Sophia Institute. It has become Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Only a few schools in the country have gained university status with a focus on integrative health — health and wellness using contemporary and traditional philosophies.

A ribbon cutting is May 1 at 11 a.m. The university is at 7750 Montpelier Road off Route 29 and Johns Hopkins Road. To learn more, go to the website

The Savage Community Association will host a Spring Plant Sale on May 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall. The sale will offer annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables at discount prices. The association got the plants through the program eMerge, which provides employment to individuals with developmental disabilities. The hall is at 9035 Baltimore Street.

Savage Fest will be on June 1 at the Baldwin Commons. The Fest is always a fun time with a parade, live music, pony rides, a petting zoo and over 50 booths. Those wishing to have a booth should contact Myra Phelps at 240-786-7265.

Last call to get your tickets to the Savage United Methodist Church's spring production of "The Love Liner" on May 4, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. Take a cruise back to 1976 to celebrate "Love, American Style" and enjoy a buffet meal. The church is at 9050 Baltimore St. To get tickets, call 301-725-7630 or email at

Charity's Closet is holding a raffle to win a Champagne and Chandeliers party for you and up to 25 of your friends. Enter to win for every visit you pay to their business at the Savage Mill. Proceeds of the shop go to Success in Style.

Looking for some free clothes? The MultiService Center will be giving away free clothing at the North Laurel Community Center on April 20, noon till 2 p.m. For more information, call 410-880-5917.

The Gator Academy will hold its free tutoring sessions on April 28, and May 5 and 19 at the North Laurel Community Center, 2 to 4 p.m. Contact Yvona Ward at or Miriam Cruz at 240-640-7885 for more information.

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