Savage/North Laurel

Choral concert

The Alleluias, an interfaith Christian group, presents a "Sacred Choral Concert" at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Elkridge Baptist Church, 5929 Setter Drive. Admission is free, and a love offering will be taken to help support the ministry of the choir. Information: 443-812-1037 or

Craft fair

The South Laurel Recreation Council presents its 35th Holiday Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel. Free admission. Information: 301-776-2805.

History lecture

The Fall History Lecture Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, with Fred Tutman speaking on "A Riverkeeper's Patuxent Journey" at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Free, refreshments served. Information: 301-377-7817.

Art exhibit

"Above the Changing Landscape," an exhibit of aerial photographs by Peter Stern, runs through Nov. 26 in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-888-9048 or

Open house

Tai Sophia Institute will offer a Graduate School Open House featuring all of the institute's programs, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. Prospective students will be able to discuss the programs with faculty, students and alumni, meet with admissions and financial aid counselors, and tour the facility's healing arts library, wellness clinic and the campus. Registration and information: 410-488-9048, ext. 6647.

Fun at the library

A "Picture Book Parade!" for ages 2-5 with an adult will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library. The program includes a craft. Pajama Time, when children may wear pajamas and bring teddy bears and blankets, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The branch is at 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel. Information: 410-880-5980.

Around town

Volunteers needed The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting for nonprofit agencies. Information: 410-715-3179.

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