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.
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
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
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.
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.