Library in Savage lists July kids' programs


Next month's children's programs at the Savage branch library include:

"Play Partners," a series of short programs for ages up to 23 months, at 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 13 through Aug. 3.

"Storytime Safari," programs of animal stories, songs and activities for ages 2 to 5 with an adult, are offered at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, through Aug. 8; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, through Aug. 9; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 11; and 10:30 a.m. Fridays, through Aug. 12 (registration is required for this session.)

"Going to the Zoo," a program of zoo stories, songs and crafts for ages 2 to 5 with an adult, starts at 10:30 a.m. July 1. Registration begins Friday.

"Dora's Jungle Adventure," stories, games and a jungle craft for the same age group, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. July 6. Registration begins July 29.

"Wild About Willy Wonka," a program for ages 8 and older, will be held at 2:30 p.m. July 7. Registration begins June 30.

An Unfortunate Event," a program of Lemony Snicket activities, games and a craft for ages 8 and older, will be held at 7 p.m. July 13. Registration begins July 6.

The library is at 9525 Durness Lane.

Information: 410-880-5978.

Community Book Talk at senior center July 6

The Savage branch library staff will hold Community Book Talk at Savage Senior Center, adjacent to the library, at 11 a.m. July 6.

Members of the library staff will present good reads in a variety of favorite genres. Copies of the books will be available to borrow. The event is not for seniors only - all are invited.

Information: 410-880-5975.

Summer Sports Camp planned for youth

The Reservoir High School Boosters will sponsor a Summer Sports Camp program for elementary and middle school pupils. Baseball, football, basketball and girls' soccer are available.

Information: Adam Leader, 410-888-8850.

Around town

Fishing is open:

Seasonal fishing is open for the public at Cash Lake at Patuxent Research Refuge and will continue through mid-October. Anglers can also fish at the refuge's North Tract entrance. Fishing permits are to be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the National Wildlife Visitor Center (301-497-5763) and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Patuxent North Tract Contact Station (301-776-3090). Or visit The visitor center is off Powder Mill Road, between Route 197 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel.

Historical society:

Savage Historical Society will not hold its regular June meeting. 301-725-1241.

Summer concert series:

South Laurel Recreation Council Inc. will celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Montpelier Summer Concert Series with a free, two-hour concert of popular, rock, Motown, rhythm and blues music by Almost Recess. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Montpelier Mansion grounds' west lawn, Route 197 at Montpelier Drive, in south Laurel. Free parking is available via the Montpelier Drive and Muirkirk Road entrances to the grounds off Route 197. The concert will be canceled in the event of heavy rain. 301-953-7882, after 5 p.m. on the day of the concert.

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