Beat the Winter Doldrums – Visit Savage Mill

Are you hitting the winter doldrums time of year, when it seems like spring will never come? We can empathize! But we have a tip for you – a stop at Savage Mill will be sure to brighten your day. Sure, spring may still be a month away, but there’s plenty going on in the Savage Mill community. Here are some highlights to put on your calendar:

You’re Invited!
Bollman Bridge Elementary School Art Show

February 12 – March 12
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 6-8 pm
As part of Savage Mill’s partnership with neighboring Bollman Bridge Elementary School, we’re hosting a month-long show in the New Weave building celebrating the art of the 2nd-5th grade students. The art is on display and has transformed our space with color and beauty. Stop by this Thursday for the reception or during the show to see the talent in our community!

More Events

Silent Reading Party with The Last Word

Sunday, February 18, 1 – 4 pm
Get in some cozy clothes, grab some snacks, and bring your current read to the bookstore! It’s a low-key chance to devote a Sunday afternoon to reading. There are comfy chairs in the bookstore and they have also reserved the New Weave Commons just for you!

Music in the Commons: Oakland Mills High School

Saturday, February 24, 1-3 pm
Students from Oakland Mills High School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society and Advanced Guitar Ensemble will perform on the New Weave bridge.

Savage Mill Community Blood Drive

Wednesdays, March 20 and June 19, 11 am – 4 pm
The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. Blood donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure patients at hospitals across the country continue to receive critical medical care. Sign up today for our upcoming community blood drives and help us spread the word.

Savage Geek Fest

Saturday – Sunday, May 4 – 5
May the fourth/force be with you! Omnihedral Game Store is leading a new initiative, the Savage Geek Fest. Mark your calendar now for this fun weekend event and check the webpage for additional details.

Recent Events

Couldn’t make it to last Thursday’s Girls Night Out? Check out the photos and keep an eye out for the spring edition!

Tenant News

It may not be a barn dance, but there’s a transition in the Cotton Shed (aka Barn)! After ten years of bringing art to the community, including five years from their gallery here at Savage Mill, Robin and Max Holliday (HorseSpirit Arts Gallery) have moved on to other ventures. Omnihedral is expanding their footprint into the space, affording them more room for games, 3D printing, and events.
Dive Bar & Grille opened The Blind Pig Tavern in the lower level last month, and welcomes folks looking for a fun late-evening drink.

Collaborate and Succeed

Candles by Candy has been forming creative partnerships with other tenants, including Root and Grow Yoga and, more recently, LaRaydiance Wellness Spa Boutique. Check out this Instagram video.

In the Community

Savage Mill management is partnering with Savage community residents on forming a Savage Farmers Market! The Market will run Wednesday evenings May 29 – August 28. Interested in applying to be a vendor or know someone who would? Here is the application form.

Quirky Savage Mill

Savage Mill is full of tangible history. Here’s a discovery worth checking out: Rather than repainting this segment of stone wall the other month, the Maintenance team exposed the river rock and mortar. On your way to the adjacent The Kelmscott Bookshop, study this unveiled piece of Savage Mill’s first building, now over 200 years old!
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