Spa returns with annual fundraiser benefiting crisis center [North Laurel/Savage]

I love seeing local businesses supporting our community. Looks Salon and Spa holds its annual fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stations can be sponsored, items will be auctioned and they will have a bar night at Sonoma's Bar on Friday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 410-381-9030.


Do not forget to stop by St. Francis of Assisi's annual yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at 9 a.m. and running till 1 p.m. The church is at 8300 Old Columbia Road, just off Route 216.

My condolences to the family of Agnes Faye Watts Furr, who died recently at the age of 79. She was the daughter of Sam and Elsie Watts, who started Sam and Elsie's Restaurant along Route 1. It has become a landmark in our community.


Faye, as most called her, bought the restaurant from her parents and ran it for many years. In 2010, she sold it so she could enjoy her retirement.

She is survived by three children, Vicky, Tommy and Stevie. Her son, Harvey, preceded her in death.

The 50+ Senior Center at the North Laurel Community Center will host a fall BBQ with bluegrass music Sept. 25, starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $8 and the music will be provided by the Savage Bluegrass Band.

They will also be offering a program to learn how to prepare for an emergency, on Sept. 26, at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required for both events, so R.S.V.P. at 410-313-0380.

Attention all parents of elementary age girls.

Mark your calendars now for Girl Scout Recruitment Night. It will be Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Laurel Community Center. Recruitment will be for girls and volunteers to help with troops for Bollman Bridge, Forest Ridge, Gorman Crossing, Guilford, Hammond and Laurel Woods. Contact Elizabeth Blough at for additional information.

Laurel Woods Elementary School will hold its first Family Night Out of the year on Sept. 19, 4 to 8 p.m., at Sweet Frog.

The Reservoir Gator Academy, a free tutorial service for students, will be held Sept. 15 and 29 at the North Laurel Community Center. The sessions are 2 to 4 p.m. For additional information or to volunteer to tutor, contact Beth Weith, at, or Miriam Cruz at 240-640-7885.


Laurel Woods Back to School Nights will be Sept. 17 for kindergarten through second grade and Sept.19 for grades three to five. Forest Ridge's will be Sept. 16 for grades one and two and Sept. 17 for grades three through five. Gorman Crossing will be Sept. 17 for kindergarten through second grade and Sept. 18 for grades three through five.

Hammond Middle's Back to School Night is Sept. 19. Murray Hill Middle's is Sept. 24 and Patuxent Valley Middle's is Sept. 25, all at 6:30 p.m. Atholton High's is on Tuesday, Sept. 3.