Writers' Circle to be held at library tomorrow night


The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor A Writers' Circle, for aspiring authors who would like to share their writing and offer support and feedback to others, at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Beginning and advanced chess players, ages 9 to 17, are invited to the Savage branch library for Chess Club meetings from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Sept. 7 and 21. Players must know the basic rules. Registration is not needed.

"Games Galore," afternoon of favorite games (Scrabble, Life, Monopoly, Clue and others) is planned at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 20. Those who attend are invited to bring games to share. Registration is not needed.

A master gardener will be at the library from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 27 to answer questions and examine plant samples. Those who attend are invited to take samples to the drop-in session.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Wildflower walk set today at Patuxent refuge

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a Wildflower Wander, for those ages 16 and older, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. today at the refuge's North Tract, on Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, in Laurel.

Participants can learn to identify some common species and discover the role that wildflowers play in the ecosystem.

Take a field guide, if available, and water and a magnifying glass.

The program is free, but registration is required.

Information: 301-497-5887.

Around town

Historical society:

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Savage United Methodist Church's Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., in Savage. Those who attend should use the side entrance, off Foundry Street. The society's president, the Rev. Galen R. Menne, will present a program on "Horace Capron: Early Superintendent for the Savage Cotton Mill." Admission is free and open to the public. 301-725-1241.

Road construction:

Single-lane closings on Gorman and Stephens roads, across from Stone Lake Drive, may be necessary between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays for a project to improve water distribution to the North Laurel area. The improvements, which are scheduled to be completed in late October, are deemed necessary to provide sufficient public water to meet projected needs for commercial use and fire protection in the southeast portion of the county.

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