Fall Colonial Festival features military camp
An 18th century military encampment, scarecrow making, bluegrass music, craft demonstrations and food will be featured from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the annual Fall Colonial Festival at historic Savage Mill.
Organized by the 1st Maryland Regiment, the encampment will consist of soldiers and camp followers whose story telling, cooking, drilling and equipment will give visitors an idea of what life was like during America's formative years.
Visitors will also be able to participate in drilling and firing demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. both days.
A scarecrow-making workshop will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For $2 children can stuff old shirts and pants with straw provided by the Bollman Bridge Elementary School PTA.
* North Laurel: 9400 block of N. Second St.: A resident heard a noise outside Sunday and saw a man prowling at the patio door, police said.
* Savage: 8200 block of Wellmoor Court: A worker at Video Concepts found a stolen rental truck backed up to a loading dock door that had been pried open Saturday.
* Jessup: 7500 block of Route 1: An officer responding to an alarm at the Bedroom Outlet on Friday found a rear door pried, but nothing had been taken.