Flotilla 24 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a three-day boating course, leading to the award of a boating safety education certificate. A written examination is required to receive the certificate.
The course will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sept. 27, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 in the multipurpose room at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel.
Tuition is free; there is a fee of $40 for materials which include a textbook, workbook and compact disk.
Registration is required.
Information: Gary Klopf, 410-750-0747 or 301-776-5670.
More help -- The North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, a cooperative center created by local nonprofit organizations to reach residents in the southeastern area of the county, has expanded to include counseling, legal assistance, information and referral, immigrant services and assistance with food, energy and housing for those in need. The center has expanded its hours and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Seven organizations offer services at the center: the Community Action Council, Family and Children's Services, FIRN, the Howard County Department of Social Services, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, the Domestic Violence Center and the Legal Aid Bureau. Funding is provided by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services, Horizon Foundation and Columbia Foundation. The facility is in the Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center, 9105 All Saints Road, North Laurel. 301-498-7509.
For children -- Children's programs at the Savage library branch, 9525 Durness Lane, include "Play Partners" for infants and toddlers; "3, 2, Fun!" for ages 2 and 3 with an adult; "Picture Book Parade" for ages 2 to 5; and "Just for Me" for children ages 3 to 5. For a schedule: 410-880-5978.
Writers meet -- The Writer's Circle at the Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow to share original writings and offer mutual support and comment. Registration is not required. "Passion, Lies and Pieces," a public reading of works by the circle's writers, will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the library. Light refreshments will be provided. 410-880-5980.
Savage history -- The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage. The topic will be "Remembering a Fallen Hero: Charles White." White died in World War II. His sisters, Sarah "Sally" Mullikin, Mary DuMond and Nancy Tripp, will share a videotaped interview they did with a student from the University of Maryland and will speak with visitors. They will also share memorabilia from World War II. The White children grew up on Howard Street in Savage, said the society's secretary, Helen Rushing. The society's calendars, postcards, nickname booklets and other materials will be available from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Helen Rushing, 301-725-1241.