Laurel News Briefs
Thursday, October 7, 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.

Laurel Class of 1994
The Laurel Class of 1994 plans to have its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Chateau De’Ville Banquet Center (known as Webster’s) in Salisbury. Postcards containing details have been mailed. If you have received information, send payment to 117 Brooklyn Ave., Laurel, DE 19956. If you have any contact information for the following persons, call Trina Bailey Giles at 875-2298: Danny Bullock, Sandy Bullock, Susan Cannon, Amy Dickerson, Lori Espenlaub, Angi Farrelly, Eric Givens, Cory Gadberry, Travis Heinicke, Dorothy Johnson, Michael Morton, Angie Muller, Steven Paulk, Clark Phippin, Kim Strand, Jeanine Thompson, Kim Hastings, Jamie Lee, Mike Koch, Wayne Passwaters, April Tucker, Kim Smith, Andre Watkins, Shannon West, Anthony White, Joyce Douglass.

Laurel High Class of 1974
Laurel High Class of 1974 30th year reunion, Nov. 26, Laurel Legion Home, 6 to 11 p.m. Cocktails, dinner and dance. Classes of 1973 and 1975 are invited to join in after 8 p.m. For more information, contact Vonda Spearin, 228-9841, or Paul McGee, 841-9126.

Fall Harvest at Pepperbox
Fall Harvest at Pepperbox, Saturday, Oct. 30, Ed Evans Farm near Laurel, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free horsedrawn shuttle rides. Also, food vendors, draft horses, craftspeople, antique machinery, music. Vendors are welcome. Phone 875-4971.

Go Batty at the Laurel Library
The Trap Pond Naturalist will present a program about bats on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m.. Children and parents are invited to come and learn what bats eat, where they live, and why they are not so scary! For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

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. 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, “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.

Senior center activities planned
The Laurel Senior Center hosts card and other games every day at 10 a.m. The center’s exercise equipment is available daily and lunch is served every day at 11:30 a.m. The center has planned the following activities:
Thursday, Oct. 7 - 8 a.m., quilting; 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., games in auditorium; 12:30 p.m., cookies and punch.
Friday, Oct. 8 - 10 a.m. visit to Delmar Thrift Store; 12:30 p.m., social; 1 p.m., grocery shopping.
Monday, Oct. 11 - 9 a.m., AARP Driving class; 9:30 a.m. Wal-Mart shopping; 10 a.m., cards/games; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
Tuesday, Oct. 12 - 9 a.m., AARP Driving class; 8 a.m., quilting; 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m. Greenwood Fall Festival.
Wednesday, Oct. 13 - 10 a.m., choir practice; 10:30 hymn sing; 11 a.m. Bible study; 12:30 p.m., National Dessert Month.
Thursday, Oct. 14 - 8 a.m., quilting; 9 a.m., exercise; 9:45 a.m., Wal-Mart shopping; 12:30 p.m., shuffleboard
Friday, Oct. 15 - 10 a.m., Bingo, 12:30 p.m., social; 1 p.m., grocery shopping.

Theme of carnival will be drug awareness
The Laurel Middle School will host its second annual Red Ribbon Carnival Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Red Ribbon week is the last week in October and it symbolizes drug awareness. The school is looking for vendors who would like to attend the carnival. Cost for a table is $25. For details, call Nicole Ingley, 875-6110.