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Bluegrass music

Savage Bluegrass plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd. in Laurel. No cover charge. Information: 301-317-7796.


PTA fundraiser

The Bollman Bridge Elementary School PTA will hold its annual silent auction and basket bingo fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Great Room at Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St. The event features 20 regular rounds of Basket Bingo, additional special rounds, raffles, and a silent auction.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase at this event for adults only. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets can be ordered online at Adri Westlake at


'Wild' theater

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents Andrew Lippa's "Wild Party" Friday, April 25, through May 17 at 508 Main St. in Laurel. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20, $15 for active-duty military, seniors and children 12 and younger. For more information, call 301-617-9906, ext. 2 or go to Tickets must be purchased in advance. (The play contains adult themes.)

Montpelier festival

The 18th annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. The event feature exhibits, live music, lectures, children's activities, food and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 301-377-7817 or go to

Savage plants

The Savage Community Association's plant sale, including annuals, vegetables, herbs, perennials and hanging baskets, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St. in Savage. For a preview of plants and prices, go to

Montpelier Mansion

The following events take place at the mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Information: 301-377-7817.


Free admission Enjoy all that Montpelier Mansion has to offer from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month through October.

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.

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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.