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
Haunted house set for Oct.
The Cemetery House, Laurel's seventh annual haunted house, hayride
and corn maze, will be held on Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, next
to the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Delaware 24, Laurel.
Admission is $5 or $4 with a non-perishable food item. Children under
6 are admitted free. Free parking.
Sponsor is Charity Lodge #27 IOOF. For details, call Charles Yelle,
Basket bingo to help alumni
The Laurel Alumni Association will hold a basket bingo at the Laurel
Fire Hall Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for 20 games
All tickets purchased in advance will be entered in a drawing for
a hamper basket with lid. Chances at $1 each will be sold for a pine
cone basket drawing.
Baskets to be given away for the Bingo games include the Christmas
Popcorn combo, Santa's Little Helper combo, tree trimming peppermint
basket, magazine and small picnic baskets.
Free refreshments will be served at intermission. Doors will open
All proceeds go to the Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
For ticket information call Janet Morgan 875-5330, the Insurance Market
Inc., 875-7591, or Edna Allison, 875-5640.
Library to host firearms demo
On Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., Ben Ewing, Georgetown, will give
a talk and demonstration on firearms safety. This presentation will
be open to all ages. Ewing teaches hunter education for the state
and is a former representative of the National Black Powder Association.
He is also a competitive shooter in black powder.
Ewing will cover such topics as how black powder is made, its function
and how guns are loaded and unloaded.
will help sight-impaired
The 12th annual Laurel Lions Club Journey for Sight will be Sunday,
Nov. 7, at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Registration will be held
at 1 p.m. with the walk getting under way at 1:30 p.m. The 5.2-mile
course winds through the scenic trails of Trap Pond.
This is a joint community venture. If members of an organization,
church group, or club walk as a group, the Lions Club will return
50 percent of their collected pledges to the organization. All proceeds
collected by the Laurel Lions Club will be used for sight-related
projects in our community. There will also be a basket at the registration
table to collect used eyeglasses. Refreshments will be available at
the finish line and awards will be presented at the completion of
Sponsor sheets may be picked up at Laurel Petroleum and The Insurance
Market or by phoning 875-4741.
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. 3 - 12:30
to 2:30 p.m.)
The series features the following books and scholars:
Nov. 3, P.D. James, "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman," a mystery about
detective Cordelia Grey, who must make moral decisions as she investigates,
presented by John Wenke, Salisbury State University.
Nov. 17, Ruth Rendell, "Master of the Moor," a psychological horror
about Stephen Whalby whose accidental discoveries about a murderer
force him to confront the mystery of his identity, 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 details, call 875-3184.
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.