Classical recital today at Montpelier center

The Baltimore Sun

The Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, will begin its Classical Recital Series at 3 p.m. today with a concert by the Mendelssohn Piano Trio.

The recital series, which ends Oct. 28 with a performance by Voice XXI, a chamber chorus, features musicians from the Washington area performing in the intimate setting of the Montpelier main gallery.

A donation of $5 is suggested. Reservations are requested.

Information or reservations: 301-953-1993.

Art workshops for children

Camellia A. Blackwell of the International Center for Artistic Development at Savage Mill will offer Saturday-morning art workshops for children, ages 6 to 15, from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 and 20.

The Oct. 13 workshop will focus on drawing and clay sculptures; the second on completing the sculptures.

A class to be offered Nov. 3 will focus on collage; on Nov. 10, on puppetry.

The cost is $20 a class, and includes materials.

Information or registration: 301-604-4484, or www.camelia

Holiday craft fair planned in Laurel

The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting applications from artists and artisans for the 32nd Holiday Craft Fair, to be held Nov. 11 at the Deerfield Run Elementary School and Community Center in Laurel.

Artists and artisans can display, demonstrate, accept commissions and sell their work. Refreshments, bake sales, lunch and door prizes are also planned. Admission is free, and free public and handicapped parking is available.

The craft show is juried.

Information or to request an application: 301-776-2805.

Around Town

Writers to meet -- The Writer's Circle at the Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will meet to share original writing with other aspiring authors at 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Registration begins tomorrow and can be done by phone or in person. 410-880-5980.

For children -- Children's programs at the Savage branch library, 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.

Helping hand -- The North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, a cooperative center created by local nonprofit organizations for residents in the southeastern county, has expanded to include counseling, legal assistance, information and referral, immigrant services and assistance with food, energy and housing. 301-498-7509.

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