Laurel Events
Thursday, January 13th, 2000
Library 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.
March 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.