Laurel Events
Thursday, April 6th, 2000
 
Class of 1990 plans reunion
The Laurel High School Class of 1990 is planning its 10-year class reunion for November 2000. Classmates who have not been contacted may call Alison Hastings at 875-2166 or Kelly Layton at 875-4029.

Library to offer tax help
The Laurel Public Library is offering tax assistance through AARP on Tuesdays, 11 and 11:30 a.m. Call 875-3184 to set up an appointment or register at the library.

Legion offering scholarships
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 has two $500 scholarships available for deserving seniors at Laurel High School. Applications must be requested from Sheila Littleton, auxiliary president, 875-4354. Application deadline is May 1.

Watercolors to be on exhibit
During April, the Laurel Public Library and Travel Perks (The Coffee House at Laureltowne) will host an exhibit of watercolor paints and drawings by Salisbury artist Ellen Lawler. Lawler, department chair of biological sciences at Salisbury State University, has combined her interests in nature and art in these works which depict some of the many species of birds found on Delmarva as well as still life paintings.
Lawler has taught at SSU and lived in Salisbury for the past 12 years. During that time, she has become well acquainted with the various birds and other wildlife present on the Eastern shore.

Oh, oh, oh, it's magic
On Saturday, April 8, Flip Richards, a professional magician with Wishbone Productions in Dover, will conduct a magic class and perform a show for children at the Laurel Public Library.
The magic class, for children 8 and above, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and last for 45 minutes. The show will begin at 2 and end at 2:30. The library will remain open after its normal Saturday closing time. Admission is free.

Seminar to focus on birding
The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, will host the following programs:

• Can You Canoe? Sunday, April 8, 10 a.m. Participants will learn canoeing basics and safety techniques. This program was rescheduled from March 26.
• Don't Touch That!, Saturday, April 8, 1 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of plant identification during a nature hike.
• James Branch Canoe Trip, Sunday, April 9, 1 p.m. Participants will explore one of the most scenic canoe trails in Delaware featuring baldcypress trees and some of the oldest trees in the state. Experience in paddling is recommended, but not necessary. Pre-registration is required by calling the nature center. The trip will take five hours and costs $15 per person.
• Trussum Pond Canoe Exploration, Saturday, April 15, 2 p.m. Participants will observe reptiles as they emerge from their winter hibernation, waterfowl, and a variety of wildlife. No experience necessary. pre-registration is required. The trip will last three hours and cost $10 per person.
• Dapper Eggs, Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Local Ukrainian egg artist, Sally Bowman, will teach creative twists to painting eggs. Advance registration is required. The $5 fee includes all materials.
• Turtle Trek, Saturday, April 22, 3 p.m. Participants will take a pontoon trip on Trap Pond to search for turtles as they bask in the spring sunlight. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per adult, $1.50 per child 12 and under.
• Birding By Boat, Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. A one-hour cruise in search of rare warblers and wading birds. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per adult, $1.50 per child 12 and under.

Library to be closed April 21
The Laurel Public Library will be closed Friday, April 21, for Good Friday. It will reopen Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.

Class of '60 seeks classmate
The Laurel High School Class of 1960 is planning its 40th reunion, Saturday, June 24, at the Laurel American Legion Home. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., class picture at 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. The cost of the buffet dinner is $17 per person, and class pictures are $10 each. A tour of the old high school will begin at 1 p.m. the day of the reunion.
The class needs help in locating Gayle Hyland. Anyone who has any information regarding Gayle may contact Carolyn Calio at 875-3770.