Laurel Events
Thursday, January 6th, 2000
 
Church to host breakfast
An all you-can-eat breakfast will be served by the Centenary Promise Keepers at the Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, Saturday, Jan. 8, from 6:30 to 10 a.m.
Breakfast will include eggs, ham, orange juice, sausage, pancakes, potatoes, coffee and rolls.
Cost for adults is $5, for children 6 to 12, $3. Children under 6years old will be admitted free.

Craft demo set at library
A presentation and demonstration of rug-hooking techniques will be offered Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. in the main reading area of the Laurel Public Library. Lynne V. Fowler of Westover, Md., will provide an introductory overview on how to get started in this early American art form.
This is the first in a series of monthly programs that the library will host to highlight music and the arts in the Laurel area. Other programs tentatively scheduled will include a keyboard/harmonica duet, a poetry and art display and an evening with the "Grandpajammers."

Recycle bins are moved
The recycle bins located in the municipal parking lot located on Poplar Street, across from the Municipal Building, have been temporarily moved. They are currently located behind the Municipal Building, on Mechanic Street.

Looking for time capsule items
The Laurel Historical Society will bury a time capsule during the July 4th festivities. It is the intention of the society to have the capsule buried for 100 years. The time capsule was donated to the society by Short Funeral Homes Inc., Laurel, through the help of Edward Hannigan, manager of the Laurel facility.
Everyone in the community is invited to place something within the capsule. The capsule is 36 inches long, 15 inches wide and 15 inches deep.
The society is asking that all items be flat and thoroughly documented, especially if the item is a photograph. Try to identify the person, place or item by using names and dates.
Items to be considered for the time capsule may be sent to Richard Hutchinson, chairman, at P.O. Box 350, Bethel, DE 19931. Due to size restrictions, the society will have the final decision on items to be included.
Park to look at owls, snow
Trap Pond State Park east of Laurel has planned the following activities. All programs meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Some programs require pre-registration. To register for a program, call the nature center at (302) 875-5163.
• Owl Prowl, Saturday, Jan. 8, 4:30 p.m. Participants will listen for the calls of nesting owls, as dusk settles on the woodlands of the park.
A slide-show presentation and discussion about owls will help introduce these nocturnal birds of prey. Participants should take a flashlight.
• Three Square Meals, Saturday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. The Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s played a major role in the development of the park. Participants will hear about their routines and efforts, and then tour the park to see their accomplishments.
• Catch a Snowflake, Saturday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. Snowflakes may glisten in the sky during January. Participants will learn about snow and the benefits it provides to winter animals.
They will also create a snowflake to take home with them. Pre-registration is required.
• Coping With Cold, Saturday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. Hiking on a cold day can be a treat when a warm fire awaits you.
Participants will join a naturalist for a hike to learn about the adaptations that wintering animals make to survive the cold. Then they will enjoy some hot chocolate and toast some marshmallows around a blazing fire. Pre-registration is required.

Old yearbooks are on sale
Laurel High School has an assortment of old yearbooks that can be purchased. Available are yearbooks from 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.
The prices vary depending on the year that you want.
Contact Karen Beck at Laurel High School for more details. The phone number is 875-6120.