Laurel News Briefs
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Driving Course in Laurel
AARP safe driving course, Laurel Senior Center, Oct. 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10. To register, phone 875-9053.

Chicken/Dumpling Dinner
A chicken/dumpling dinner at Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, Saturday, Oct. 2, 4-7 p.m. Cost is $8 per adult and $3 per child (ages 6-12). Bake shop items will also be available.

Fall Bazaar in Laurel
The 28th annual Fall Bazaar at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., Laurel, on Friday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Lunch served at 11 a.m., beef stew dinner, 5 p.m. Carry outs will be available. Crafts, baked goods, a Country Store, and Trash and Treasures. Call the church office 875-4233 for more information.
Laurel Lions Vision Days
The Laurel Lions and Leo Clubs will be collecting eye glasses and donations for Lions Vision Days on Oct. 8, 9, and 10 at Wal-Mart in Seaford, Happy Harry’s in Laurel and French’s Food Rite. Lions Vision Days are held annually in support of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center located at the John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore. Through their help many Sussex County residents, who are visually impaired, will be able to benefit from the services provided by the Lions Vision Center.

Trap Pond Events
Fall Foliage Pontoon Tour, Saturday, Oct. 2 and 9, 1 and 2 p.m. Pre-register by calling the nature center at 875-5163. Tours meet at the boathouse. $3 per adult and $1.50 per child 12 and under. Herb drying and preparation, Saturday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. — Plant and herb drying are a part of preparation that is necessary for every fall, to ensure spices and seasoning for food all winter long. Learn how to dry and prepare herbs from a garden for keeping over winter, or even as gifts for the holiday season. To pre-register for a program please call the nature center at 875-5163. “Screeches, Hoots, and Hollers — Banshees of the Woods,” Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. — In this introduction to owls we’ll look at the lore of the Banshees and how they have been associated with the haunting calls of owls. Learn about the different owls that call Trap Pond home and listen to their different calls.