Laurel Events
Thursday, February 2nd, 2000
 
Park programs to take looks at stars, birds, beavers
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, is sponsoring the following programs. All programs meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Some programs require pre-registration. To register, call 875-5163.
• Bird Brains, Saturday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. Participants will enjoy a morning of bird watching. The leaders will discuss ways to attract birds to your home during during these harsh winter months.
• Twinkle, Twinkle, Saturday, Feb. 12, 7 a.m. Clear winter nights provide perfect stargazing opportunities. Participants will learn about planets, constellations and stars as they scan the nighttime sky.
• Beaver Bound, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m. Participants will hike along the Cypress Point Trail and search for signs of beaver activity along the end of the pond. Meet at the Cypress Point parking lot.
• Maple Sugaring, Saturday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. Participants will learn the traditional ways of gathering sap. Afterward, they will sample some of the succulent sap and products made from maple syrup.

High school to host social
Laurel High School will host an open house Saturday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., in order to allow members of the community to become more familiar with the school. Anyone interested in attending may contact either Dottie Turner or Faye Gillespie at the high school. The phone number is 875-6120.
Laurel Time Capsule
The Laurel Historical Society will be burying a Time Capsule, during the July 4th festivities in the year 2000, in a location yet to be determined, within the Town of Laurel. It is the intention of the society to have the capsule buried for 100 years. The Time Capsule was donated to the society by the Short Funeral Homes, Inc. of 700 West St ., Laurel, through the help of Edward Hannigan, manager of the Laurel facility.
Everyone in the community is invited to place something within the capsule for the future residents of this community. The capsule measures 36" long, 15" wide and 15" deep. Therefore, size restrictions will have to be made so everyone will be able to place something within the capsule. 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, dates, spouses, etc. In this way, our descendants will have an idea of what our town and its people looked like in 2000.
All items to be placed within the Time Capsule may be sent to Richard Hutchinson, chairperson, at P.O. Box 350, Bethel, DE 19931. Due to size restrictions, the society will have the final decision on items to be included.