The Laurel Art Guild has just elected its officers for 1995-1996.
Marlene Cunningham has been elected president. She will be assisted by Vice President and Exhibit Chairwoman Sharon Sefton. Anne Hanna has been elected secretary, and Elda Hiser treasurer. Paul Smith has been named editor of the guild's monthly newsletter. Greg Smith will lead the programs committee. Evelyn Archer will lead the hospitality committee. And Rebecca Pile will be responsible for the telephone tree.
The guild won't meet again until September, but when meetings resume, the public and interested artists are welcome to attend. For more information, call (410) 740-4479.
Roslyn Logsdon is a resident artist at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center. She also taught a class in rug-hooking recently at Phelps Senior Citizen Center.
Her students' works are on exhibit at the Resident Artist Gallery through Aug. 30.
Her students produced rugs exhibiting a diverse range of themes and techniques. Rugs on display includeflorals, animal studies and Persian motifs.
The center is at 12826 Laurel Bowie Road in Laurel.
For details about this exhibit, call the center at (301) 953-1993.
The Electric Brigade, a musical group from the Naval Academy, performs at 7 p.m. July 23 at Fort Meade as part of the Fort Meade Summer Band Concert Series.
The fort provides the music and location -- spectators must provide the rest.
It's a terrific way to spend a leisurely Sunday evening.
Pack blankets or lawn chairs, a light picnic, then sit out under a sunset sky to watch fireflies while the music plays. Leave the pets at home, though.
While at the fort, stop by Burba Lake.
The site includes mooching ducks, a playground with a jungle gym that bears an uncanny resemblance to an obstacle course, and the loveliest willow tree imaginable.
The concert will be held on the lawn at Devers Hall, at Cooper Avenue and Mapes Road.
Holiday weekends and vacations put a strain on blood banks' blood supplies. The Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Laurel Center Mallon July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Haider's House of Ice Cream suggested the blood drive, and volunteered to give free cones to participants.
You can give blood, get your nails done, buy shoes and grab lunch, all without moving the car.
A sign-up sheet is at the customer service center on the lower level. Walk-in participants are welcome, but it's better to sign up in advance for the 40-minute process.
Call the mall at (301) 953-3300 for more information.
The master gardeners are back in Savage. They are a bunch of gardeners so dedicated to green things that they not only have volunteered to show the rest of us how to grow plants, they have paid for the privilege.
That's right, the master gardeners have taken courses sponsored by the University of Maryland Extension Service. They have also agreed to spend gorgeous summer Saturday mornings, when they should be out in their own gardens reaping the fruits of their skill, shut up in a library to solve our horticultural problems.
Last week, the gardener on duty told me what veggies I could still plant (corn), why I can't make compost (it takes longer than I'd thought), what to plant under a maple tree (mulch), and that my late-planted tomatoes should do well.
She was knowledgeable and kind to the horticulturally inept. The gardeners will be at Savage library from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow and every Saturday throughout the summer.
You can even bring in samples of pests or plants for identification. The Savage library is at Gorman Road and Knightsbridge Road in Laurel.
For details and directions, call the library at (410) 880-5975.
Speaking of the library, Wednesday, the library hosts "Revolting Recipes" at 2 p.m. The 45-minute program for 6- to 8-year-olds features stories and crafts involving food.
Call (410) 880-5978 for details.