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Community fair promises fun for kids, assistance for people in need

The North Laurel Savage MultiService Center will host its fourth annual Community Fair on Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The fair hosts many agencies that can offer assistance to members in need in our community. Some of the agencies that will be attending are Grassroots, FIRN, BGE, Howard County Workforce, LARS, Maryland Department of Housing, and Family and Children Services. There will be clowns and a moon bounce for the kids. They will also be offering free health and dental screenings. For information call 410-888-8893.


The fair will be held at the Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center, 9105 All Saints Road

As the school year comes to a close, it will also be the last day of school for Gorman Crossing Elementary School Principal Corita Oduyoye who will be retiring after 40 years in the school system. I am sure that everyone in the community wishes her well.


The North Laurel 50+ Center will be very busy during the month of June. Brain Fitness will be on Mondays and Tuesdays, June 10 through 18, 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: $12.

A Father's Day Picnic will be on June 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy lunch and live music. Cost: $3 plus meal contribution.

A Flag Day Celebration, conducted by members of American Legion Post 300, will be held June 14, 11 a.m. to noon.

The 50+ Center is at 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. For more information or to register please call 410-313-0380.

The Laurel Woods Elementary School café is looking a bit prettier these days. That's thanks to a mural, with the theme Protect the Bay, that was created by the school's fifth-graders.

For two weeks, the class worked with an artist in residence to create the mural. The students helped plan and lay out the design as well as paint it. What a great gift to leave to the school.

Laurel Woods would also like to congratulate Justine Johnson as its Volunteer of the Year. Justine has served as treasurer, second vice president, and helped coordinate the Science Fairs, Dolphin Dances, Movie Nights and much more. Congratulations

This summer, the Howard County Police Department will once again host their Mobile Recreation Center on Thursdays at the North Laurel Community Center. This is a drop in program that runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program will offer a chance for kids to play board and video games, and participate in sports activities under a supervised environment.


To find out more about the Mobile Recreation Center, call 410-313-2620.

Is your child Movin' Up To Middle School this fall?

If so, why not sign them up for the program offered by our library system where they can meet classmates, learn positive ways to succeed and work on those combination locks. Due to construction at our library, the program that is held in our area will be at the North Laurel Community Center on Aug. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is required, call 410-313-7750 or go to