Howard County Times
Howard County

Savage/North Laurel

Association meeting

The North Laurel Civic Association's general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Information: 240-786-5747.


Laurel exhibit

"True Life: I'm a Laurel Mill Worker" is on view at the Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. The exhibit explores a different side of 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 mill worker'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.


Oseh Shalom

New members and prospective members of Oseh Shalom can learn more about the synagogue at a Shabbat dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at 7515 Olive Branch Way in Laurel. The board of directors and staff will discuss activities and opportunities for involvement at Oseh Shalom. Participants will also learn about the Religious School and Lifelong Learning Program. A raffle for several prizes, including up to $500 off membership or religious school tuition registration, will be held. Information: Barry Nove, 301-498-5151, or email

Jewelry sale

The Laurel Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road. Items for sale will include gold and sterling silver jewelry, watches and costume jewelry starting at $5. Information: 240-456-4764.

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Oseh Shalom Synagogue, 7515 Olive Branch in Laurel. For appointments, call Carolyn Makovi at 301-326-4411 or go to Information: 301-498-5151.

Montpelier tours

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. and 3 p.m., March-November.

Information: 301-377-7817.

50+ 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-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.

Tap Aerobics 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays; six classes for $33. Class started Jan. 11.

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.

Zumba Gold 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Mondays. $43 for eight classes. Class started Jan. 9.


Handbuilding with Clay 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays; $42 for four classes.

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.