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Here you will find out about events taking place 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 really have a deadline as such but the longer you are advertising, the better exposure you will get, so by all means send us your event and we'll be happy to post it for you & twitter it. Last time page was updated November 20, 2014 7:13 AM

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Basket and Vendor Bingo
December 6, 2014

Baskets, Thirty-One bags and Pampered Chef!
Admission will be $18-$21 depending on your game pack. Additional packs are $5 each. There are 20 regular games and  two jackpot games. $100 Ca$h pull tabs will be available along with raffles, $300 Mighty Ball games and Basket, Thirty-One and Pampered Chef King Tutt and our 50/50. King Tutt will be Baskets and Coach. Lots of chances to win baskets,Coach purses, and CASH!!!

Doors and Kitchen opens at 5PM so bring your appetites and ensure you get a great seat! Check out our specials in the Kitchen. We will be having Pulled BBQ Pork and other homemade goodies! Games start at 7PM. RSVP  at 301-483-4985 or drop us an email at mcvfdbingo@yahoo.com or make your reservations on MCVFD.org. We look forward to seeing you!!!
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Laurel Historical Society
817 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 - Tel: 301-725-7975
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Historical Society Digitizes Yearbooks:  Looking for Missing Volumes
Laurel, MD… Are you looking for high school or elementary school friends?  Many of the yearbooks from Laurel High, Laurel Junior High, Pallotti and other local schools can now be viewed both in hard cover and digitally at the Laurel  Museum, 817 Main Street, Laurel, MD.  Did you attend Laurel High or other local schools in the 1930’s or after 1994? The Laurel Historical Society would like to borrow your yearbook.

Digitization of the Society’s yearbooks was made possible through the Yearbook Project of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections at no cost to the Society. The books were scanned in color and will shortly be available on the historical society’s research computer in the Brennan library in the near future. The Yearbook Project is willing to digitize additional books, and the LHS is asking the community for help in filling in the gaps in its collection. If owners do not wish to donate their copy to the museum collection, yearbooks can be loaned to the Society and then returned in the same condition after they are digitized.  Here is a list of the missing volumes:
Laurel High School:  Any before 1927 except 1924; 1928;1929; 1931 to 1943; 1949; 1971;1979;1982;1984;1989 and 1994 to present day.
Laurel Junior High:  Any before 1966; 1968; 1981.
Eisenhower Middle School:  1983 to present day.
Martin Luther King:  1991 to present day.
Laurel Elementary School: Any except 1964.
Pallotti High School:  Any before 1983; 1990 to present day.
St. Mary’s: Any year
St. Mildred’s Academy:  Any except 1940 & 1949.

"We've found the yearbooks on display to be one of the most popular parts of our current exhibit 'Lost and Found Laurel' stated LHS Executive Director Lindsey Baker. "Visitors love to spend time looking through them."

To set up an appointment to research current yearbooks or to donate or loan a yearbook email:  director@laurelhistoricalsociety.org or call 301-725-7975.

The Laurel Museum is open Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-2:00pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm. The John Brennan Research library is available by appointment. The current exhibit:  “Lost & Found Laurel” runs through December 21. For more information visit www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org
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Lost & Found Laurel
runs through December 21, 2014

The Laurel Historical Society and Laurel Museum are located at 817 Main Street. Museum hours are 10:00am-2:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and Sundays 1:00-4:00p.m. The John Brennan Calder Research Library is available by appointment. The current exhibit, “Lost & Found Laurel” runs through December 21, 2015.

Lost Laurel Found at Laurel Museum Open House
Laurel, Maryland… There’s a Lost Laurel theme to this year’s Holiday Open House at the Laurel Museum.  A “Lost Laurel ornament, Richard Friend’s Lost Laurel book, and a Laurel Matchbook poster, are among the many holiday gifts being offered at the Laurel Museum’s Holiday Open House. Friday December 5, 10am-2pm, Saturday Dec. 6, 10am-2pm and Sunday December 7, 1-4pm.  In addition to the new “Lost Laurel” ornament, offerings include holiday and Laurel-themed gifts, wreaths, locally made jewelry, and crafts, kitchen textiles, and wooden toys, many of which will be offered exclusively at the Museum. Popular ornaments from previous years, including the Laurel Christmas Tree Ornament and the Laurel Cotton Mill will also be for sale. December also marks the “last chance” introductory price of the popular Lost Laurel book. Holiday items will also be sold through the online shop. Holiday orders can be placed online through December11. The Snow Hill Garden Club will create customized wreathes which must be pre-ordered by November 28.
Sunday December 7, at 12 Noon Faye Greene, author of the 2014 book Gertie, which is set in Laurel and covers a divorced woman’s tumultuous life from 1909 to 1946, will be on hand for a talk and to sign books.  Her talk will be in the pool room adjacent to the Museum.
The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Md. Visitors can also see the Laurel Museum’s current exhibit: Lost & Found Laurel, which closes December 21. For directions or to order online visit.  www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org
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Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary
to Lou & Joan Dempsay

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary to Lou & Joan Dempsay

Long time residents of Laurel, MD, now residing outside Tampa, FL.  Lou and Joan, and their daughters Pam (Hauff), Debbie (Collins) and Laura (Raigoza) lived in Laurel, MD for 20+ years.  Family and friends will join them in FL to celebrate this milestone event.
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The Lighthouse Bible Church
Is a non-denominational church of the living God, where the Word in its purest form is changing lives, impacting destinies, and helping people re-discover their God-given legacy of dominion.  The Church is also divinely empowered to minister physical & spiritual healing to those under the oppression of Satan.  It has functioned effectively in this all-important ministry since 2009 when it commenced its first service (with overwhelming results of unbelievable healing accounts and unending streams of testimonies, to the Glory of His name.)  The pastor of the church, Pastor Tayo Ajibade, who holds a MBA in Accounting & Finance and a Master of Arts degree in Theology, is an indefatigable teacher of the Word and a preacher of note who ministers the Word in an atmosphere of supernatural healing.   Please visit our website at http://www.lighthousetower.org  to learn more about our church.  Come and experience the amazing present of God and be forever changed.  God Bless you!

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“The Caregiving Journey: Making Your Way.”
Saturday, November 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the

North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, in Laurel, Md.

Howard County's Department of Citizen Services Invites You to the 3rd Annual Caregiver Workshop
November is National Family Caregivers Month! If you are a caregiver, you won't want to miss Howard County's 3rd annual workshop for family caregivers, “The Caregiving Journey: Making Your Way.” The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, in Laurel, Md. Admission is free, but registration is required by November 12.
Coordinated by the Department’s Office on Aging, the FREE, all day event will open with a Panel Discussion with panelists sharing their experiences as ‘sandwich generation’ caregivers, providing care for spouses and navigating care systems. Following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of informative workshops, including:
  • Aging in Place: an overview of the “Better Living at Home” program, home evaluations and home repairs.
  • Examining and coping with common behaviors seen in those with dementia.
  • An overview of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.
  • Communicating effectively with health care providers.
  • Administering medications, managing pain medications and providing nutritional support.
  • Family Mediation: when to pursue mediation and the benefits of doing so.
  • Palliative Care to provide relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness.

The workshop will also feature an Engagement Center, where caregivers will have the opportunity throughout the day to learn a variety of stress relief methods for themselves. The day’s activities will culminate with an uplifting interactive performance by the FunDrum Rhythm Circle.
Registration is required as a continental breakfast and lunch will be served, and on-site respite care for your loved one will be provided by Office on Aging Senior Center Plus staff. To register, call Maryland Access Point of Howard County at 410-313-5980 by Thursday, November 12 to reserve your meals and respite care.
For additional information about the workshop, see the attached flier or visit www.howardcountyaging.org. To request a request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations to attend, call the Office on Aging at 410-313-6410 at least one week in advance, or email aging@howardcountymd.gov.

Bond Mill Elementary – 32nd Annual Craft Fair
Saturday, November 22nd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Bond Mill Elementary School , 16001 Sherwood Avenue in West Laurel

Bond Mill Elementary School will hold its 32nd annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 22nd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the multipurpose room. The school is located at 16001 Sherwood Avenue in West Laurel.  Be sure to mark your calendar now for this fun event – you can get a great start on your holiday shopping, purchase breakfast and/or lunch from the fifth grade, and enjoy homemade baked goods from the bake sale table. Proceeds from the food concessions and table rentals support the fifth grade end-of-year activities.
The rental fee for a 6-ft, cafeteria-style table is $25.00.  Interested crafters and vendors can call the school at (301) 497-3600 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to reserve a table.

The Laurel MD Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association presents speaker and Laurel native Faye Green
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 at 10 a.m.

First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 424 Main St. Laurel, MD

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Green is the author of the new historical fiction, "Gertie," set in Laurel, 1909-1946. All welcome. Light refreshments. Information, President Ann Marie Miller, 301-498-3397.
Break the Silence
November 22, 2014

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Break the Silence

Enjoy a night of music, art, a cash bar, lite hors-deurves, and door prizes to raise awareness for Gastroparesis, Ehlers-Danlos, Dysautonomia, and other related Silent Illnesses. There are no cures to work to fight and become a survivor. There are no cures on the horizon. There are not enough people who know what these life threatening health illnesses are. We lose friends every week at times, and still no one hears us.

These health issues need a cure. Help us raise awareness by joining us at Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery in Rockville, Saturday, November 22, 2014. Doors open at 7p.

$20 before or $25 at the door. Call to reserve tickets, 443-623-5297
Kick-Off Your Thanksgiving With Some Celebration Time !
November 26, 2014 - 7-10pm

The Reilly Goulait Band Live

See you on the 26th !!!!

Pre-Thanksgiving Party Night Sullivan's Steak & Beverage, Laurel, MD, Weds November 26th from 7-10PM

The Reilly Goulait Band will be performing with drummer Mike Ross.

The Reilly Goulait Band is available for Special Events, Private Parties, and Celebrations !

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10th Annual 5K Turkey Trot to Benefit Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services
Thursday, November 27th, 2014 / 8AM

First United Methodist Church of Laurel, 424 Main Street, Laurel MD 20707

This Thanksgiving Morning, over 800 runners, walkers, and spectators of all ages will flock to Laurel’s Historic District for the 10th Annual 5K Turkey Trot to Benefit Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc. (LARS). The USATF certified 5K run and 1 mile historical fun walk offer participants a unique opportunity to explore the rich history of Laurel with friends, family, and neighbors. Rain or shine, the Turkey Trot is a memorable Thanksgiving tradition. Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner as we hit the pavement for a great local cause! Register online or download paper registration at www.laureladvocacy.org.

$40 registration fee includes long-sleeve commemorative race shirt and chip timing. Pre-registration and packet pick-up is held on Wednesday, November 26th from 3-6PM at First United Methodist Church. Race day registration begins at 7AM. Contact Laura Wellford at (301) 776-0442 ext. 27 or lwellford@laureladvocacy.org for more information.

Since 1987, LARS has worked to bring an end to homelessness and hunger in the Greater Laurel area. The small non-profit organization operates the county's largest food pantry and provides a variety of emergency and long-term support services to homeless and low-income community members in crisis.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Thursday, November 27, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wyatt Hall, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 522 Main Street Laurel, MD.

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Will offer its yearly free Thanksgiving Day Dinner to anyone in the community.  The dinner is served on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the church’s Wyatt Hall.  In addition, meals will be delivered to those who are housebound, and volunteers will  provide transportation to the church.  Please contact the church office at 301-776-5151 to arrange for meal delivery or transportation to the dinner.  I hope you are able to attend and share your Thanksgiving Day with us.  Look forward to seeing you.
Breakfast with Santa
December 6, 2014 - 8:00am to 11:00am

The American Legion, 2 Main Street, Laurel MD

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Councilwoman Lehman Hosts District 1 Holiday Mixer
Thursday December 4th, 2014 6pm - 9pm

Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center. 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD

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Come Celebrate the holidays with your fellow neighbors with food, music and good conversation. RSVP by December 2nd and bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food pantry.
The Woman’s Club of Laurel will be hosting its annual “Breakfast with Santa”
Saturday, December 6, 2014

384 Main Street in Laurel, MD.

Let your children visit with Santa while you all enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and orange juice (with coffee or tea for adults). The price is only $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (under 12). Seats are available at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am. Reservations are required.  Please call Rosemary at 301-490-8053 to save your seats – they fill up fast! Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to support local community and charitable organizations.

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!

Colonial Holiday Celebration at Historic Belmont Manor
December 7, 2014
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A Christmas Carol
December 12 and 13 at 7:30 PM and December 14 at 3 PM

“Christmas a humbug, Uncle Scrooge? Surely you don’t mean that?” Will Scrooge continue in his miserly ways, or will he give in to Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future? This December, Cedar Ridge Community Theater will stage a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tony Reich and directed by Patti Restivo. A small group of actors perform almost 50 roles in telling Dickens’ timeless classic of regret, repentance, and redemption. Performances are December 12 and 13 at 7:30 PM and December 14 at 3 PM. Free refreshments will be served during intermission.Tickets are $5 for ages 6 and up; ages 5 and under are free but do require a ticket. Purchase tickets online at www.crcc.org.2410 Spencerville Road, Spencerville, MD 20868; info@crcc.org
Deck the Halls Winter Workshop
December 13, 2-3PM

North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road Laurel, MD 20723 / 410-313-0390

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3-11 yrs / $7 center members; $10 nonmembers Join us for seasonal crafts and decorating fun! Get into the holiday spirit while enjoying festive music and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items and new toys for charitable donation. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register: call 410-313-0390 and use program number RP4400.102.
Holiday Family Movie Night
December 20, 2014 - 6-8PM

North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road Laurel, MD 20723 / 410-313-0390

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5 yrs+ / $2 center members; $4 nonmembers; Free under 5 yrs Join us for a cozy evening filled with holiday spirit and fun! Enjoy hot chocolate, gingersnaps and refreshments while watching holiday classic The Santa Clause (PG). Preregistration is required. Children under 5 must register. Registration/Info: 410-313-0390. Program number RP4159.101.
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