The sixth annual Scaggsville Pub Crawl was Nov. 25. This year, over 150 women raised $4,300 for the American Heart Association.

The crawl was in Maple Lawn and those involved would like to thank the following restaurants that participated in this — Kloby's Smokehouse BBQ Restaurant & Catering, Facci Wood Fire Pizza and Wine Bar, LaPalapa Too Mexican Grill & Cantina, Ginza of Tokyo Japanese Steak, Seafood & Sushi Bar, the Grille at Maple Lawn, New York J&P Pizza and Looney's Pub South at Maple Lawn.


Several other businesses helped contribute to the event. They were the Greene Turtle; Red Sun Custom Apparel; Bra-la-la; IM Wine; Simply Divine Boutique; Pet Barn in Maple Lawn; Roundabout Wine & Spirits; Lisa Rados Yoga You; Fulton Wine and Spirits; the Happy Yogi; Bell Flowers; We-C-Clean; and the Pearl Spa. Just another example of how so many in our area try and give back to the community.

Success in Style is offering to wrap your gifts as a way to raise funds to support their program. This nonprofit helps the unemployed with interview skills and gives them proper interview clothing. They run Charity's Closet and Phil's Closet and Cherie Amour in the Savage Mill, which is where the gift wrapping takes place all day on Saturday and Sundays.

They will accept gift cards and unwanted clothing gifts on Dec. 26 for their Skip the Lines party. Also, bins are available at the Mill for your convenience. You can sign up with AmazonSmiles so that when you shop, you donate to Success in Style.

The First Baptist Church of Savage presents a Live Nativity at the Baldwin Commons on Dec. 19 and 20, 6 to 8 p.m. This free event will have music and live animals as they re-create the birth of Jesus. Everyone is welcome.

Reservoir High School's After Prom Committee is looking for items already for their after prom event. Things such as gift cards, electronics, entertainment or recreation, spirit items or health and beauty gifts will help them as prizes. After Prom is a great event that offers students a healthy, drug and alcohol free event for after their prom. For more ideas on how you can help, go to

Plan on attending the Dec. 17 meeting of the Savage Community Association. It will be at the Carroll Baldwin Hall at 7 p.m. For questions, contact Susan Garber at 301-661-1550 or email

Terrapin Adventures will collect food for the Howard County Food Bank on Dec. 13, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Bring at least four items for donations and get a free ride on the zipline or Giant Swing. Santa will be there, too. Call 301-725-1313 for more information.

Happy Birthday, to my daughter, Joanna. Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate.