Laurel Events
Thursday, July 20th, 2000
Ross Point Plans Alumni Day
Members of the Ross Point Improvement Club are planning their first alumni day for Saturday, Aug. 5. The event will be held on the school grounds from noon until 4 p.m. A brief program of information and history is planned.
For suggestions and further information, contact James West, 629-3433; Shirley Oney Caldwell, 875-5620, Phyllis West Robinson, or Cora Norwood Selby, 875-3790. Robinson is the RPIC president.
The next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m.

The Sounds of Park Music
Music in the Park will be held every Wednesday night, July 12 through Aug. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Park bandstand. There will be different performers each week: July 12, Laurel Wesleyan Praise Band; July 26, Humanaires; Aug. 2, Rob Carroll; Aug. 9, Somerset; Aug. 16, Lewis Family/Woodbridge Chorus; Aug. 23, Epworth Quartet; Aug. 30, group from St. John's Church in Seaford.
Admission to the concerts is free. Sponsor is the Laurel Lions Club.

Phone books in works
The United Methodist Women of Centenary Church in Laurel is in the process of compiling the local Laurel and vicinity telephone book. If you have an exchange other than 875 or 877, and would like your number in the book, call Mimi Boyce at 875-5651, and give information.
Anyone who would like an ad in the book may also contact Boyce.

Cheerleading tryouts July 20
The Laurel All-Star Cheerleading Club is holding tryouts for senior squad, grades 9-12, Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at Living Water Church. Cheerleading experience is required. For more information call Anissa Pusey at 875-0806.

Duck Stamp entries at library
Fourth-grade students at North Laurel Elementary who entered the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest have their art work on display at the Laurel Public Library.
The students of art teacher Carmen Carasone each chose a wildlife subject and its environment to portray, selected a title for their work, and listed the medium used.

Two children earned honorable mention awards for their renderings. Travis Hitchens was recognized for his drawing of a ring-neck duck entitled, "Ring Neck Duck at Sunset," and Sandy Bienhoff for her drawing of a trumpeter swan, "Storm at Sunset." The other 16 renderings on display are by Gus (Bo) Glaros, Megan Campbell, David Bartee, Brittany Cooper, Elaine Best, Amanda Riggins, Mindy Larrimore, Fredrick Applegate, Veronica Hill, Sydnee Yeary, Andrea Daigle, Gunnar Siegel, Alex Drown, Garrett Lutz, Kelsey Gordon and Travis Wharton.
The exhibit will be in the Laurel Public Library through July.
Class of 1980 reunion set
The Laurel High School class of 1980 is holding a 20-year class reunion on Oct. 7, at the American Legion Home. For details, contact Jan Otwell at 875-2743.

Reunion set for class of 1990
The Laurel High School Class of 1990 is planning a reunion for November. For details, call Alison Hastings, 875-2166, or Kelly Layton, 875-4029.

New books in library
The following books are recent additions to the Laurel Library collection:

Adults - "Life Is So Good," by George Dawson; "Fat Man In a Middle Seat," by Jack Germond; "It"s Not About the Bike, My Journey Back to Life," by Lance Armstrong; "In a Sunburned Country," by Bill Bryson; "Be the One," by April Smith; "Love Must Be Tough, Straight Talk, New Hope for Families in Crisis," by James C. Dobson; "Controlling Cholesterol the Natural Way," by Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D.; "Omerta," by Mario Puzo; "Murder in Foggy Bottom," by Margaret Truman.

Children - "Here Comes Mother Goose," by Iona Opie, editor; "Incredible Earth. A Book of Answers for Kids," by Ann-Jeanette Campbell and Ronald Rood; "Why Not, Lafayette?" Jean Fritz; "The Roman Empire and the Dark Ages," by Giovanni Caselli; "In the Time of the Drums," by Kim L. Siegelson; "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," by J.K. Rowling; "Lilly"s Purple Plastic Purse," by Kevin Henkes; "Secrets of the Rainforest: Partners and Parents," by Michael Chinery; "Secrets of the Rainforest: Predators and Prey;" by Michael Chinery; "Secrets of the Rainforest: Poisoners and Pretenders," by Michael Chinery.

Pond plans summer programs
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, is sponsoring the following weekly programs through the summer:

Swingin' Seniors, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Hikes through the park especially for senior citizens.

Pond Adventures, Fridays, 2 p.m. Participants use seine nets, dip nets, buckets and hands to explore life in the pond.

Hayride Hoopla, Saturdays, 6 p.m. Hop on board for an old-fashioned hayride. Watermelon is served after the evening ride. Limit 20. Sign up at the campground fee booth. Cost is $3 per person.

Canoe Trip, Fridays, 6 p.m. Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child 12 and under.

Continental Cruise: Saturdays, 10 a.m. Continental breakfast is served during each tour. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child 12 and under.

For details, contact the nature center at (302) 875-5163.