Laurel Events
Thursday, August 17th, 2000
There's music in the park
"Music in the Park" is held every Wednesday night through Aug. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Park bandstand. Performers are: Aug. 2, Rob Carroll; Aug. 9, Somerset; Aug. 16, Lewis Family/Woodbridge Chorus; Aug. 23, Epworth Quartet; Aug. 30, group from St. Johns Church in Seaford. Admission is free. Sponsor is the Laurel Lions Club.

Class of 1990 plans reunion
The Laurel High School Class of 1990 is planning its 10-year class reunion to be held in November 2000. Organizers are trying to contact all classmates. Anyone who has not been contacted or who knows someone who may not have been contacted may call Alison Hastings at 875-2166 or Kelly Layton at 875-4029.

School orientation Aug. 29
North Laurel Elementary School is hosting an orientation for parents and children of the incoming second grade on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. Parents will receive information about drop-off and pick-up points, what to do if your child is late to school, cafeteria procedures and food choices. They will visit rooms through the school and all students will be able to visit their new classrooms and meet their teachers. Each child will receive a goody bag with school supplies. Refreshments will be served and baby sitting will be available for younger children. Jane Stuchell from the Laurel Public Library will be there to sign children up for a library card. Bring proof of address with you.

To volunteer to help, see Bonnie Daigle, Host coordinator. Parents who haven't made an appointment for their child to tour the school may contact Debbie Breeding at 875-7533.

Council meeting cancelled
The Laurel Mayor and Council meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 21, has been cancelled. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the municipal building, Poplar and Mechanic streets, beginning at 7 p.m.

Dykes is library commissioner
Donald Dykes has been appointed to the board of commissioners of the Laurel Public Library. This is a five-year appointment, effective July 14. Ed Ralph, president of the board, officially welcomed Dykes to the board at the monthly meeting on Aug. 7.

Library adds new books
The Laurel Public Library is adding new books:
Adult: "American Psycho," by Brett Easton Ellis; "Liar's Game," by Eric Jerome Dickey; "Nolo's WILL Book," by Denis Clifford; "The Minimalist Cooks at Home," by Mark Bittman; "Sylvia's Family Soul Food Cookbook," by Sylvia Woods.

Children: "Big Machines," DK Eyewitness Readers; "Olympics," DK Eyewitness Books; "Meeting Dolphins, My Adventures in the Sea," by Kathleen Dudzinski; "The Toll- Bridge Troll," by Patricia Rae Wolff; "Lost! A Story in String," by Paul Fleischman.
Cookbooks still available
The Laurel Public Library still has copies of The Down State Cookbook available. The book is a collection of tried recipes contributed by various Laurel housekeepers. It was originally published by the Laurel New Century Club in 1909.
The cookbooks sell for $7.50 each. Call 875-3184 to reserve a copy. Proceeds of the sale benefits the Laurel Library.

Crab Feast set for Aug. 26 The Laurel American Legion Post 19 will host a crab feast and karoke Saturday, Aug. 26. Crabs will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. and karoke will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $20 in advance or $22 at the door. Participants should bring crab knives. For tickets, call 875-3023 or 875-9948.

Kee to sign his book
Ed Kee, author of "Where Buyer and Seller Meet - Sixty Years of the Laurel Auction Market: 1940-2000," will be signing copies of his book at the Laurel Public Library on Aug. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost of the book is $5. Kee is an extension vegetable crops specialist with the University of Delaware.
The book is published in cooperation with the the Southern Delaware Truck Growers Association Inc. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Laurel Historical Society.

Lee at Pig Picking Sept. 9
Rep. "Biff" Lee's 13th annual pig picking fund-raiser will be Saturday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Laurel Fire House on 10th Street. Cost is $12. Call Charlotte Givens, 875-7450, for more information.

Trap Pond plans events
The Baldcypress Nature Center, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, has the following programs planned:

Swingin' Seniors, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Senior citizens begin the day with a history hike. Guides will share stories of Trap Pond's history and folklore. Fresh juice or fruit will be served prior to each hike.
Pond Adventures, Fridays, 2 p.m. Participants use seine nets, dip nets, buckets and hands to explore life in the pond. Old shoes and clothing that can get wet are recommended.

Hayride Hoopla, Saturdays, 6 p.m. Watermelon is served at the end of the hayride. Cost is $3 per person.

Golden Hues of Sunset canoe trip, Fridays through Sept. 1, 6 p.m. Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child 12 and under.

Continental Cruise, Saturdays through Sept. 2, 10 a.m. Continental breakfast is included. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child 12 and under.

"Pondtoon" tours, Saturdays through Sept. 2, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sundays through Sept. 3, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child 12 and under.

For details on any of the programs, call 875-5163.