closing Jan. 17
The Laurel Public Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin
Luther King Jr. Day.
Coffee shop to host series
Travel Perks, Laurel, is hosting a series on the Chesapeake
Bay. This series details the environmental threats to this region
and evaluates the impact on the people who work the water. Meetings
are on Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the coffee shop in Laureltowne.
The Laurel Public Library is sponsoring the series, which is partially
funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State
of Delaware. Plans include a bus trip in conjunction with this series.
Call the library, 875-3184, for more information.
Upcoming talks will focus on:
Jan. 20 - John Wennersten, "Maryland's Eastern Shore." This introduction
to the series will chart the evolution of both the region and its
people and characterize the lifestyle of the Eastern Shoreman. Speaker
will be Lorena Stone, Wesley College
Feb. 3 - Gilbert Byron, "Done Crabbin'." This novel describes Noah
Marlin growing up on the Chester River during the halcyon days prior
to the cataclysm of World War I. Speaker will be Miles Barnes, Eastern
Shore Public Library.
Feb. 17 - Tom Horton, "Bay Country." These essays by a veteran environmental
reporter provide a disturbing portrait of an estuary in decline under
the pressure of a burgeoning population. Speaker will be David Foster.
2 - Curtis Badger, "Salt Tide." This description of marshes and inlets
is both ecology and memoir of a family's lessons from and love for
the Eastern Shore. Speaker will be Charles Petrocci.
March 16 - George Reiger, "Heron Hill Chronicle" and Robert Arthur,
"Hymn to the Chesapeake." Reiger describes conservation on his small
salt marsh farm, while poet Arthur lyrically imparts the lore of people
and places. Speaker will be Nan DeVincent-Hayes, Salisbury State University.
Center to look at CCC
The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park will hold a
program,Three Square Meals, Saturday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. The program
will focus on the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, which
played a major role in the development of the park. Hear about their
routines and efforts, and then tour the park to see their accomplishments.
To register, call 875-5163.
High school to host social
Laurel High School will host a social Saturday, Feb. 5, 7 to 9 p.m.,
at which members of the community can meet staff members. Anyone interested
in attending may contact either Dottie Turner or Faye Gillespie at
the high school. The phone number is 875-6120.