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VFW auxiliary plans bingo, lunch


The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8097, 7209 Montevideo Road in Jessup, will hold a bingo, lunch and bake sale from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 5.

A lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, pork barbecue, potato salad and coleslaw will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; bingo is planned from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A bake sale will continue until all the goods are sold.

Information: 410-799-5868.

Sculpture, drawings on exhibit in Laurel

In celebration of Black History Month, the Montpelier Arts Center is displaying sculptures by African-American artist John P. Beckley, Monuments to Memories, through Feb. 26 in its main gallery.

Kenneth Warwick is showing Grid Drawings: Defining Light through March 29 in the center's library gallery, and Clarence Page is showing Embossed, Fired, Balanced & Wired Metal Work in the resident artist gallery through Feb. 26.

Montpelier Arts Center is at 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Information: 301-953-1993; TTY, 301-490-2329.

Around Town

Spring sports -- The Savage Boys and Girls Club is accepting registration for its spring sports programs. Those interested in registering for baseball, softball or soccer programs can e-mail a request for a registration form to baseball@, or www.savage

Seeking instructors -- South Laurel Recreation Council is seeking a certified Pilates instructor, yoga and tennis instructors and an experienced cake-decorating instructor. 301-776-2805.

Attic stories -- The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., is showing its 10th anniversary exhibit, Stories From the Attic: 10 Years of Collecting. Objects from the museum's collection are on display, along with the stories behind them. Admission is free. Museum and gift shop hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Group tours can be arranged at other times by appointment. 301-725-7975.

At the library -- The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will hold an afternoon program of favorite games such as Scrabble, Life, Monopoly and Clue, for youngsters ages 11 and older, at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 28. Registration is not needed.

The library's Third Wednesday Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The group, which reads a mix of issues-oriented nonfiction and contemporary fiction, will discuss On Gold Mountain by Lisa See. Registration is not needed, and copies of the book are available at the branch.

The library's Writer's Circle for aspiring authors will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 for critiques and mutual support. Registration is requested. The Writer's Circle will meet again at 7 p.m. March 13.

The Howard County chess club is scheduled to meet at the library from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome but must know how to play. Registration not needed. 410-880-5980.

PACE -- Savage Senior Center is offering an eight-week PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) class Wednesday and Friday afternoons. The class uses gentle activities, performed in sitting or standing positions, to increase joint flexibility and range of motion and maintain muscle strength. The technique can reduce pain and stiffness and improve quality of life. The cost is $20. A release form is required. Savage Senior Center is at 9525 Durness Lane. Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

Historical society -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St. Lenora Carter, an associate lay leader of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, will discuss "Crossroads in Black History." Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. 301-725-1241.

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