Laurel Leader

Go for a run and help improve Carroll Baldwin Hall [North Laurel/Savage]

One of the assets we have in this area is Carroll Baldwin Hall, built from stones from the nearby Patuxent River in the early 1920's. Carroll Baldwin was the president of a manufacturing company in the area and it was built to be used as a community center.

The hall is in a trust which is working on restoring it to keep as a foundation for the community. Last year, the trust worked on the lower level and this year would like to redo the steps, ramps and railings on the outside of the building.


In order to raise the money, the trust will hold be holding the Savage 7K Run and One-Mile Historical Walk on Sept. 22. The run starts at 8:30 a.m. at the hall. It will go through Savage Park and the neighborhood. The historical walk will also start at 8:30 a.m. and is a guided tour of historic Savage.

What a great way to learn about your community and help out a great cause. To register, go to


Stop by the Savage Library Express now that it is open. It is in the shopping center at the corner or Gorman Road and Route 1. There will be a limited amount of classes, children's activities and of course books and other materials to borrow. The hours will be Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and starting Sept. 8, 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The address will be 8851 Gorman Road Suite 102 and the number is 410-880-5975.

The 50+ Senior Center at the North Laurel Community Center has several interesting events coming up. September 5 through October 10, they it will offer a Living Well Program that will help you develop healthy habits to help you with your health issues, pain and fatigue. There will also be tips for healthy eating habits.

The center will also hold be holding an afternoon BBQ with Bluegrass music on Sept. 25 starting at 11 a.m. The cost will be $8 and the music is provided by the Savage Bluegrass Band.

Learn how to prepare for an emergency with an event on Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. Registration for these events is required, so call today at 410-313-0380.

Laurel Woods Back to School Nights will be Sept. 17 for grades K to 2 and Sept. 19 for grades 3 to 5. Forest Ridge's will be Sept. 16 for grades 1 and 2 and Sept. 17 for grades 3 through 5. Gorman Crossing will be Sept. 17 for grades K through 2 and Sept. 18 for grades 3 through 5. Bollman Bridge's are Sept. 3 for grades 3 through 5 and Sept. 9 for grades K-2.

Hammond Middle's Back to School night is Sept. 19. Murray Hill is on Sept. 24 and Patuxent Valley's is Sept. 25, all at 6:30 p.m. Atholton High is on Sept. 3.