Laurel Events
Thursday, September 30th. 1999
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 their own transportation along the parade route. Late entries will not be allowed to participate.

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.

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.
The club is also raffling off a Thanksgiving turkey.

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.

Passes to events available
Complimentary passes for senior citizens to all district events are available at the new administration office located at 1160 S. Central Ave., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The passes are for individuals 62 years of age and over who live in the Laurel School District.

Supper with oysters planned
Cokesbury Community Center, near Reliance, is hosting a buffet supper with oysters on Oct. 2, 6 p.m. The public is invited. Price is $8. No carry outs will be sold.

Items needed for auction
The Seaford Kiwanis Club will hold its 45th annual auction Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Boys and Girls Club. The auction starts at 9:30 a.m.
The club is looking for donations of items. For details, call Kenna Nethken at home 629-2170, work 629-4655.

Elks to hold dumpling dinner
The Seaford Elks 2458 will hold a chicken and dumpling dinner Sunday, Oct. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Cost is $8, $4 for children age 3 and under. All carry-outs cost $8.

Center has programs planned
The Baldcypress Nature Center, located at Trap Pond State Park east of Laurel, has arranged the following programs. To register for a program, contact the nature center at (302) 875-5163.
  • Chipman Pond Canoe Trip, Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.. This leisurely trip allows participants to paddle on one of the oldest millponds in the Laurel area. Paddlers will learn the history of past residents and visit nearby Old Christ Church. Pre-registration is required and cost is $12 per person. Basic paddling instruction is included.
  • Fall Foliage Hike, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m. Participants will learn the secrets of why leaves change their color and will discover whether or not this will be a colorful autumn. During a nature hike, they will also create leaf rubbings to make identification of common trees easy.
  • Down Home Hayride, Sunday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. Participants will enjoy a crisp autumn afternoon surrounded by the beauty of Trap Pond State Park. The hayride will conclude with a campfire and marshmallow roast. Limited to 20 people. Pre-registration is necessary. Cost is $3 per person. (Group hayrides are also available. Contact the nature center.)
  • Fall Foliage Pontoon, Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. Participants will see the beauty of the cypress trees on the still waters of Trap Pond during the one-hour tour. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 for children 12 and under.
  • Columbus Day Pontoon Tour, Sunday, Oct. 10, 3 p.m. In celebration of the discovery of America, participants will tour the majestic stand of baldcypress trees that inhabit Trap Pond.

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 for children 12 and under.

Trick or Treat set for Oct. 30
The town of Laurel will be celebrating Halloween Trick or Treat for children 12 years of age and younger, Saturday, Oct. 30, between 6 and 9 p.m.