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Improv Now! — Workshop, Sat., July 16, noon-2 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Open to; anyone with theater experience, improv experience, comedy experience or just a desire to learn more about improv comedy. Older teens welcome. Improv Now! Is currently the in-house troupe of the Laurel Mill Playhouse and will have regular shows every month, starting August. For reservations, Maureen Rogers, email@example.com or 301-452-2557 http://www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. http://www.improvnow.com.
Movies in the Park — "How to Train Your Dragon" (PG), Fri., July 22, starting at dusk, approximately 8 p.m., Granville Gude Park and lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St. Bring blanket or chair for seating. Movies subject to change prior to viewing date. Children under 13 not permitted without parent or guardian. Sponsored by Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation with support from Don Pablo's Restaurant. http://www.laurel.md.us. 301-725-7800.
Montpelier summer concert — Riseband and Show, rhythm and blues, Motown and jazz, Fri., July 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Montpelier Mansion grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Road at Route 197. Bring blanket or chair for seating. Public and handicapped parking available. No tickets or reservation needed. If heavy rain at time of concert, performance will be canceled. In event of inclement weather, 301-953-7882 after 5 p.m. day of concert. Sponsored by South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers. 301-776-2805.
Laurel Writers Group — Saturdays, July 23, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24, 10:15 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Novice to experienced writers welcome. Bring five copies of your work. Group critiques. 301-776-6790.
Family Fun Days — Sun., July 24, 4-7 p.m., Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road. Kite making and flying; hands-on activities to learn about life in the 1700s; explore boxwood maze, flower and herb garden; free tours of the mansion. Bring a picnic, but no indoor eating facilities. Non-perishable items accepted for donation to area food banks. 301-377-7817. http://www.pgparks.com.
Storytime LIVE! — Sat., July 30, 11 a.m., Kiddie Academy of Laurel, 8101 Sandy Spring Road. Children and parents can enjoy a story and then meet the story's lead character. Parents encouraged to bring cameras. Registration required, http://www.kastorytime.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times