•The Savage Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Room 3 at the Faith and Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St. Free and open to the public. Information: 301-725-1241.
•The North Laurel Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Information: 240-786-5747.
Author David Taylor will speak on his new book, "The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Lecture includes several accounts of the War of 1812, including passages by Samuel Leech. Free. Information: 301-377-7817.
Savage Bluegrass plays at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant in Laurel. Information: 301-317-7796.
50+ Center events
Events at the North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Information: 410-313-0380:
Walking Club 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Blood pressure screenings 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Open Art Studio Noon to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Billiards 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.
Sit, Stitch and Give 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.
Line Dance Drop-in 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; $1.
Mah jongg 12:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays.
Agewell Exercise Class 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $35 for 16 classes.
Enhance Fitness 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; $51 for 16 classes.
Sittercize 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; $36 for 16 classes.
Chair Yoga Traditional yoga poses are done seated in a chair or standing while using a chair for support and stability; $33 for six classes.
Hand-building with Clay 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays; $42 for four classes.
Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, offers tours at the following times:
•Self-guided: year-round, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays.
•Guided: Sundays at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Information: 301-377-7817.