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Montpelier concerts are to start June 24

The Baltimore Sun

The 29th Montpelier Summer Concert Series is to begin at 8 p.m. June 24 with three free performances by the Tent Troupe, a traveling summer tent theater sponsored by St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Silver Spring.

Neil Simon's Fools, a family show, will be presented at 8 p.m. June 24 and 25. A children's production, All God's Critters, is planned at 1:45 p.m. June 25. The show includes favorite songs, skits, stories and games.

Performances will be held, rain or shine, under the Big Top tent at Montpelier; seating is provided. Tickets and reservations are not needed.

Montpelier Mansion is at 9652 Muirkirk Road at Route 197 in Laurel. Free public and handicapped parking is available at the Muirkirk Road entrance to the mansion grounds, off Route 197.

The concert series is a gift to the community from the South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers.

Information: 301-776-2805.

Around Town

At the library -- "Teen 'Zine," a new online newsletter written by teens for teens, invites youth ages 13 to 17 to join the staff from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the library. Registration is not needed. To see the magazine: www.hc!

The library will present the film An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary about global warming, at 7 p.m. June 27. A discussion is also planned. Registration is required. 410-880-5980.

Historical society -- Savage Historical Society will not hold its regular June meeting. The society is collecting photographs and information from World War II veterans living in the area. The deadline to submit material has been extended to June 30. Submissions can be sent to the society at P.O. Box 0073, Savage 20763-0073. The society hopes to publish a booklet on the subject to honor veterans from the Savage area.

Publication of the society's 2008 historical calendar, "Inside a Working Cotton Mill, Savage, Md.," has been delayed. 301-725-1241.

Road work -- The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration is beginning a $710,000 project to resurface about one-half mile along U.S. 1 (Washington Boulevard), from the CSX Railroad overpass to north of Gatewood Drive, near Jessup. Single-lane closures along U.S. 1 will occur from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Arrow panels, drums, cones and barrels will guide motorists through the work zone. Delays also should be expected as a result of a $15 million safety and resurfacing project under way at night along Interstate 95 between Routes 32 and 100. The U.S. 1 project is to be completed by the end of this month, if weather conditions are favorable. 301-624-8100.

Multiservice center -- The cooperative center created by local nonprofit organizations to reach residents in the southeast area of the county, now known as the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, is in the Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center, 9105 All Saints Road. The center offers help with housing, food, fuel and utilities and crisis intervention for those in need. 301-498-7509

Representatives of the Department of Social Services help residents apply for food stamps, cash assistance and medical assistance.

Family and Children's Services offers counseling, employee assistance, in-home services for elderly and disabled people and a Healthy Families program for first-time parents.

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