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Upcoming Events in Laurel & the surrounding area. For a list of future events visit the Calendar of Events. We list all events for free and don't have a deadline but the longer you are advertising the better exposure you'll get, so by all means send us your event details and we'll post & Twitter it for you. Last time page was updated August 23, 2016 9:42 AM

Laurel Historical Society
817 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 - Tel: 301-725-7975
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Laurel Historical Society

Behind the Bricks: 20 Years of the Laurel Museum
Opens February 7

Laurel, Maryland…Where do exhibit ideas come from? How is an exhibit developed?  What new historical discoveries can research uncover?  Looking back at topics from the Mill House to Mill Workers, from Civil War soldiers, WWII, the 1950’s and Lost Laurel, Behind the Bricks: 20 Years of the Laurel Museum, which opens February 7, 2016 at the Laurel Museum answers these questions. The behind the scenes look explores the discoveries, collections, volunteers and staff that inspired and created more than 20 exhibits since the Laurel Museum’s brick home opened to the public in May 1996.

Visitors to the exhibit will get to see the 1845 Laurel Cotton Mill ledger, a George Nye Diary, women’s hats from the 1940s and 50s, one of Bert Sadler’s early 20th century glass photographic plates, postcards, a Laurel-made grandfather’s clock, historical documents and more from the Museum’s collection.  They’ll also obtain insights into its 20 years of exhibits.
Visitors to the Laurel Museum often ask how we develop an exhibit and how we keep coming up with new ideas each year,” stated LHS Executive Director Lindsey Baker. “Behind the Bricks: 20 Years of the Laurel Museum is our opportunity to let visitors take a peek behind the scenes into how exhibits are produced at the Laurel Museum. Our goal is to let visitors in to learn a little bit more about how their community museum decides to shape the stories about Laurel’s history year after year.

Behind the Bricks is divided into 10 sections. The sections “From Idea to Exhibit,”  “HATJAT: Here’s A Thought, Just A Thought,”*and “A New Twist on Old Ideas”, explore the various inspirations, opportunities and materials that underlie the decision to proceed with a specific exhibit theme and focus.   Sometimes it’s an anniversary, such as The Civil War and WWII, and other times a particular collection, such as postcards or the Sadler collection of photographs that spark an idea.  The exhibit also explores how materials such as Sadler collection photographs, and Laurel Leader newspapers can reappear but with a new/different emphasis or new interpretations that let visitors see them with fresh eyes while discovering new information about Laurel’s past. For example, the 15th exhibit, “Snapshots in Time:  Our Community in 1910 and 2010” used Sadler photos from 1910 to compare Laurel 100 years apart.  Twelve years earlier in 1997 an exhibit explored Bert Sadler’s photos as art as well as community photographs.
“There’s Something About the Mill” continues the new interpretation theme – but with a twist. Community interest, deep resources, and its role in Laurel’s origins and growth all contribute to the many exhibits that have incorporated the Laurel Cotton Mill story – from “George Nye and His Diaries” to “I Was a Laurel Mill Worker”.  Visitors will be asked to match each exhibit with either the Interest, Resource or Origin theme that underlies its focus.  “From Our Attic to Yours” explores the Museum collection, how it grows and some of the collectors who have helped fill out various exhibits. Additional sections cover Volunteers and the Laurel Shop – including a display of all the holiday ornaments. A special timeline that covers the period from before the Museum had a permanent home to the present lets visitors revisit all the exhibits – including those displayed in various locations before the building opened to the public.

The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, in a brick former mill workers home originally constructed circa 1840.  In 1991 the City of Laurel, which acquired the building in the 1980s and still owns it, offered the Laurel Historical Society the mill workers' house to become the Laurel Museum. After extensive renovation it opened to the public in May, 1996.
Behind the Bricks runs through December 18, 2016. Admission is free.  The Laurel Museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2, Sundays 1-4. Group tours by appointment.  Admission is free. The Laurel Library and digitized Laurel Leaders and other items from the LHS collection are open to researchers by appointment Monday-Friday. For appointments or for additional visitor information contact  301-725-7975 or or visit  ##
*HATJAT is a word developed by LHS members Ken Skrivseth and Karen Lubieniecki that has become a frequent part of the LHS Lexicon.

Photo Collection Committee caption: Collection committee members review yearbooks that will be digitized, and items being donated. From left to right: Frances Brooks (front), Jim Gordon, Marlene Frazier, Charles Hessler.
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Wonderful family fun activities happening and Laurel Park this summer

Sunday Funday begins July 3rd with a FREE Kids Zone that features pony rides, a petting zoo and crafts. Each week will feature a new craft for kids to enjoy. For the adults Laurel Park is offering a casual summer brunch every Sunday from 12 to 4pm. Have an exciting day at the races with us and your family. Hope you will join us for the fun! Let me know if you have any further questions. Here is the link to the flyer:

Laurel Park

PO Box 130
Laurel, MD 20725
Tel: 301.725.0400 / 410.792.7775
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Laurel Park

Experience the thrill of live Thoroughbred racing while enjoying quality dining. With a race named in the group's honor, ten of your guests watch the race from the Winner's Circle and have a commemorative photo taken with the winning jockey by the track photographer. Comprising 360 acres, Midway between Baltimore and Washington D.C. Catering by Maryland Turf Caterers, Inc. Available for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Wedding Receptions, Charity Events and more!

A Better Me Youth Program is a new non-profit youth program focused on creating innovative, community-based services which enhance the quality of life for children, youth, and families. We work in partnership with others to create a safe and healthy community.
Our program is structured to offer at-risk youth a nurturing and caring environment. We have lots of activities and events as a part of our program, to help enrich a child’s mind. A Better Me is a program for children who may be struggling with behavior issues, educational downfalls, or just need a positive influence in life. Our focus is to motivate and stimulate youth minds, to accept and make better life decisions.
We will focus on:
Financial Skills, Family Building Skills, Life Skills and more, all while having a great time.
 This program is offered free to students ages 6-17. Our program in offered in Laurel, MD. Transportation services are not provided. Visit to register. Spaces filling up quick, so register soon.

Emmanuel Methodist Preschool located in Laurel, Howard County has an opening for a 2-year old lead teacher or assistant

5 days a week 8:00am-12:00pm for the current 2015-2016 school year.  Lead teacher applicants must possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in ECE or have completed the 90 hour EC courses.  Experience in ECE preferred and a genuine love of children is essential.  Interested persons may visit our website at for an application or forward an updated resume to Savage

Living Proof Live Simulcast with Beth Moore
The Doors open at 9:30am
Event starts at 10:00am

Join us at Living Proof Simulcast with best-selling author Beth Moore at Capital Christian Fellowship in Lanham, MD and see how one day can change your life!

The truth is a powerful tool for life change, the truth spoken in love, taught from a bold and trustworthy teacher will rearrange you.

If you need a break from your hectic life, if you need a few hours that will offer days upon days of renewal in your spiritual life, if you need a place to join together with other women who are doing their best to walk with the Lord in this challenging world or if you just need to be spurred on if thats you, then you belong with us.

Beth Moore's Bible studies and events have impacted lives around the world. Nearly 2 million women have experienced Living Proof Live events and simulcasts. Dig into Scripture with Beth at a Living Proof Live near you!

-Unique message at each event - no two are the same -See how the Bible applies to real life - your life -Worship with Dove Award recipient Travis Cottrell

Tickets Are Available Here! Or pick up from Capital Christian Fellowship

Contact Akeia Rossiter at 301-262-7008

Our church is having Venus/Mars Project Seminar
September 10, 24, 2016

Calvary Alliance Church
12020 Old Gun Powder RD
Beltsville, MD 20705
Pastor: Dr. Robert Lennon

The seminar is to raise the awareness of sexual differences. The women will meet in the morning 10:00AM-1:00PM. The Men will meet 2:00PM-5:00PM. October 8 10:00AM-1:00PM will be a combined seminar for both men and woman. The women's topic is Finding true beauty in a cosmetic world. The men's topic is  Infatuation  vs Love. There will be workshops, lively discussions and prizes.
The Woman's Club of Laurel will be hosting its annual Yard Sale
Saturday, September 17th from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon (no “early birds” please). 

The location is 16201 Bond Mill Road in West Laurel, MD. There will be a large and varied selection of bargain-priced items to choose from.  This event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Woman’s Club to support local nonprofit and charitable organizations.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get some great deals while supporting your community!
The Sassy Sipper
Laurel, Maryland 20723
Tel: 302.593.7226
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The Sassy Sipper

WineShop At Home is a whole new way to learn about, experience and shop for great wines. The company is a bonded California winery headquartered in the famed Napa Valley and is the only direct seller to offer its own exclusive, artisan wine brands available nowhere else on earth. Our Independent Wine Consultants throughout the country present in-home Wine Tastings, where guests can taste our wines and learn about, experience and buy wines directly from the Winery. WineShop At Home epitomizes a whole new generation of direct selling – offering an exceptional consumer experience, as well as an unparalleled and exciting business opportunity.

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Patrick Rand

14504 Greenview Drive, Suite 201 Laurel, Maryland 20708 / 240.583.1877

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