Laurel Events
Thursday, September 23rd. 1999
Club's driving course set
The Laurel Lioness Club will sponsor an advanced defensive driving course on Thursday, Sept. 23. The class will be held at Centenary Church in Laurel from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost will be $17 per person.
The session will be conducted by the Delaware Safety Council. To sign up, call 875-2891 or 875-2452.

Homecoming will be Oct. 8
The Laurel Homecoming Parade will be Oct. 8. Registration forms, available at Laurel High School, must be turned in no later than Sept. 30. All participants will be responsible for transportation through parade. Late entries will not be allowed to participate.

Story time planned at library
The Laurel Library is beginning its fall season of programs for children.
On Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. Jenna Luckenbaugh, park interpreter for Trap Pond State Park, will discuss the balance of life in Trap Pond. She will also have some of the park's wild inhabitants.
"Monday Afternoon at the Movies" will be held at the library on Monday, Sept. 27, when school is out for the day. Call Jane Stuchell, youth services librarian, at 875-3184, for times and age groups. All programs are free of charge and open to the public.
The library will be closed Thursday, Sept. 23 for staff development day.

Basket bingo set for Sept. 25
On Sept. 25, at 2 p.m., a basket bingo party and social will be held at the St. John AME Zion Church hall. Club 90 and Leroy West will sponsor the event.

Laureltowne seeking vendors
Vendors are needed for Laureltowne Harvest Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Fee to participate is $15. For more information contact Debra Mitchell, 875-8500. The sponsor is the Laureltowne Merchants Association.

Friends of Library to meet
The board of the Friends of the Laurel Library will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., in the downstairs conference room of the library. A copy of the meeting's agenda may be obtained at the library.
Club is selling nuts
Laurel Lioness Club is selling 1-pound packages of shelled cashews, black walnuts and pecans. Orders may be placed with any club member. In addition, nuts will be available at Bethel Heritage Day on Oct. 2.

Heritage Day vendors wanted
Bethel Heritage Day will be held Oct. 2. Spaces are available for antique, craft, memorabilia dealers, food vendors. Call 875-5425 for more information.

Sharptown bingo to resume
The Bingo Committee of the Sharptown Fire Department, Inc. will resume its Friday-night cash bingo, starting Oct. 1. Doors at the Firemen's Memorial Building, Joe Morgan Road, open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. The hall is accessible to the handicapped and the kitchen will be open. For information call (410) 883-3266. Proceeds benefit the fire department.

Library series is a mystery
The Laurel Public Library will investigate mystery through a reading and discussion series titled "Since Sherlock Holmes: A Hundred Years of Detective Fiction" on Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. (except Nov. 2-12:30-2:30 p.m.) At each program a scholar will give a presentation on the book and lead a discussion. The series features the following books and scholars:
Oct. 6, Agatha Christie, "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," presented by Susan Shoemaker, University of Delaware.
Oct. 20, Raymond Chandler, "The Big Sleep," presented by Michael Waters, Salisbury State University.
Nov. 3, P.D. James, "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman," presented by John Wenke, Salisbury State University.
Nov. 17, Ruth Rendell, "Master of the Moor," presented by Lillian (Sandy) Poole, independent scholar.
This series is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, State of Delaware, Delaware Humanities Forum, Maryland Humanities Council, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and organized by Delmarva Discussions. Friends of Laurel Library are sponsoring the refreshments. For more details, call the library at 875-3184.
People may borrow copies of the books from the library.