'Bloomin' at the Mill' slated in Savage


Savage Mill will hold "Bloomin' at the Mill," from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Free wine tasting and beer tasting is planned from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and live music will be supplied by acoustic guitarist Stu Judd.

Flower arrangements will be on display as part of a Howard County Tourism May Day competition. Prizes will be awarded for creativity.

Registration under way for tennis classes

The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting registration for spring tennis classes for children, teens and adults.

Beginner and advanced beginner tennis for children and youth ages 6 to 12 is offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays, starting this week.

The cost for a six-week session is $24.

Beginning tennis for teens and adults is offered from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays, starting this week.

The cost for a six-week session is $30.

Information or registration: 301-953-7882.

90 at Gorman Crossing take no-TV challenge

Gorman Crossing Elementary School is participating in Sen. Sandra B. Schrader's TV Turn-Off Challenge.

More than 90 pupils have pledged to turn off their television sets from April 25 through Wednesday.

Free dinner, session on dating set Tuesday

The Southeast Horizon Council and the Savage branch library will offer a free dinner and workshop, "Crushes, Going Out and Pressures to be 'Sexy': Parents and Pre-Teens Talk," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 9525 Durness Lane.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the program is to begin at 7 p.m. The workshop will include joint and separate sessions for the children and parents.

Scheduled facilitators are Peggy Schultz, a Howard County schools' pupil personnel worker, and Laura Smit, coordinator of the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.

The Southeast Horizon Council is an advisory group made up of people who live and/or work in the North Laurel and Savage areas. The group advises the Horizon Foundation about issues of significance and makes recommendations on ways to address those issues.

There is no admission fee for the dinner or the workshop, but reservations are required.

Information: 410-880-5975.

Around town

Spring festival: The Montpelier Spring Festival is celebrating its 35th anniversary from noon to 6 p.m. today at the Montpelier Mansion grounds, Route 197 at Montpelier Drive, Laurel. The event is a cultural arts celebration that consists of four stages of continuous entertainment. Included will be music, dance, children's programs, a children's parade, free pony rides, free face painting, community organization/agency exhibits, tours of historic Montpelier mansion, demonstrations and exhibits in the arts center and vehicle displays. Artists and crafts people and animal characters will be on hand. A hot-air balloon will offer free tethered rides. A variety of food will be available. 301-776-2805.

Dinner dance: A dinner dance sponsored by the Howard County Office on Aging will be held at the Great Room at Savage Mill on Wednesday. Doors are to open at 4 p.m., and the dance will be held until 7 p.m. The Goldenaires will be the featured entertainment. Tickets, on sale at senior centers, are $10 a person and include a buffet dinner and door prizes. 410-313- 7213.

Rainbow dances: The Reservoir High School dance department will present "Colors in Motion," an interpretation of the many hues of the rainbow into movement, at 7 p.m. Thursday. The dance department has more than 100 participants, including 17 members of the school's first graduating class. 410-888-8850.

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