Laurel Events
Thursday, March 9th, 2000
Pageant deadline is April 1
The Miss Laurel and Little Miss Laurel contests are set for April 18, with the deadline for signing up April 1. The Exchange Club is the sponsor. Applications are in the library, at Todd's Tax Service on Poplar Street and at the high school.

Youth group to hold car wash
Nzone Youth Ministries of the Laurel Church of the Nazarene will hold a car wash Saturday, March 11, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $5.

Park to host programs
The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, has planned the following programs:
• March Migrants, March 11, 8 a.m. Birders will explore Trap Pond's woodlands in search of bluebirds, pine warblers, flickers and phoebes as they return from the south.
• Tombstone Tour, March 11, 1 p.m. Participants will visit grave sites near the park and discover more about the people of Trap Pond's past.
• Nature Journaling, March 18, 10 a.m. Participants will learn various techniques of field study. Journals will be provided. Cost is $5.
To register for a program, contact the Nature Center at (302) 875-5163.
Chicken, dumplings on menu
Portsville Church United Methodist Women will sponsor a chicken and dumpling dinner Saturday, March 11, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the church hall.
The cost is $6.50 for adults; $3 for children 6 to 12 years; and free for children under 6.
The church is located 3 miles west of Laurel at the intersection of Kenney and Portsville roads.

Garden club to meet
The Laurel Garden Club will meet Sunday, March 12, 1:45 p.m. at St. Philip's Church. Carrie Geyer of Eccentricity and Gene Mott will do a demonstration of Ikebana, flower arrangement as art.
For more information call 875-0787.

Variety show set for March
The Laurel Lions Club 39th annual Variety Show, "Celebration 2000," will be held at the Laurel High School Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission for adults is $5, and for children 5-12, $4. Tickets can be purchased from any Lion member or at O'Neal's Jewelry Store, Laurel Petroleum, Dr. Adiarte's office or by calling 875-7767.