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Savage/North Laurel

Open house

The Laurel Museum and Montpelier Mansion will host an educators' open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Museums, history organizations, nature centers and others will share information on their educational programs. Free. Information: 301-377-7817.

'The Paper Show'

An exhibition of works by Lisa Hillring, Virginia Rose Kane and Leora "Lee" Smith that explores the use of paper runs through Monday, May 28, in Tai Sophia Institute's Himmelfarb Gallery, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. The artists incorporate the techniques of handmade paper, cut paper, collage and woven paper. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-888-9048 or

Art exhibit

"And They're Off!: 100 Years at Laurel Park" Centennial exhibit at the Laurel Museum explores the history and racing highlights at Laurel Park and the track's impact on the community. The museum is at 817 Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information:

Film series

The National Wildlife Visitor Center is joining with the Conservation & Wildlife Film Festival and Friends of Patuxent to present a once-a-month winter film series through April. Short and feature documentary films will be screened in the morning and afternoon; each session is two hours. This month's screening takes place Saturday, April 9. Cost is $5, $3 for children younger than 12. The National Wildlife Visitor Center is at 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop in Laurel. Information: 301-497-5763 or

Fun at the library

A "Picture Book Parade!" for children ages 2-5 with an adult will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library. Pajama Time, when children may wear pajamas and bring teddy bears and blankets, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The branch is at 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel. Information: 410-880-5980.

Around town

Volunteers needed The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting for nonprofit agencies. Information: 410-715-3179.

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