Laurel Cemetery House Oct. 19-20, 26-27, 30-31
The Cemetery House Residents are ready for you. The 9th Annual Cemetery House will be held Oct. 19-20, 26-27, 30-31. “Home of the Grave Digger” sponsored by Charity Lodge #27, I.O.O.F., located next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Route 24, Laurel. Tickets sold from 7-11 p.m. Admission is $5 or $4 with a non-perishable food item. Under 6 is free. Park next to Laurel Fire Dept., 10th Street. Benefits the Charity Lodge, Good Samaritan, Gumboro Fire Dept., and Laurel High School.
Laurel Library School’s Out
The Laurel Library’s School’s Out Program will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Learn how to make string figures. Ages 6 and up.
Lions collect money for sight research Oct 12-14
The Laurel Lions, Lioness and Leo’s, along with hundreds of Lions, Lioness and Leo’s throughout the states of Delaware Maryland and the District of Columbia, will be collecting donations from Oct. 12-14.
“Lions Vision Days” are held annually throughout the region in support of Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore.
The center has 15 research scientist studying the basic properties of low vision, for which there is no present cure. Comprehensive therapy is provided in the form of individually tailored training programs and the latest aids to help people plagued with low vision function at a higher and more independent level.
Volunteers will be stationed at French’s Super Valu, Laurel, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 12-14.
Laurel Lioness chances
The Laurel Lioness are off to a great start this year with the following projects. Chances for the Longaberger “Pumpkin Patch” Basket can be purchased for $1 to be given away in December. The Lioness are also selling Home Interior Candles with your choice of many scents for $6. Please contact Bea Wright at 875-2674 or any Lioness member for a chance on the basket or with your order for candles.
Book Sale at Laurel Library
Kevin Fleming and Nancy E. Lynch introduce their newest book, “Delaware.” This 224-page coffee table book is due out in October. Through Oct. 15, Laurel Public Library patrons pay only $35 for the book, the best of their books on the Delaware counties. Ten dollars from every book will be donated to the Laurel Public Library’s “New Century” Capital Campaign. Books will be autographed by the authors and will make great gifts! Stop by the Laurel Public Library today to sign up for your copy of “Delaware” at the pre-publication price, and support the Laurel Public Library!
New Story Time in Laurel
The Laurel Public Library announces a new Story Time program for local Day Care Providers. The Youth Services Librarian at the Laurel Public Library, Becky Shortridge, would visit your daycare home on a bi-weekly basis to read stories to your children. On each visit, you would also receive an assortment of books from the library for use in your daycare home. For more information about the Reach Out Story Time program, please call the library at 875-3184. Space is limited.
Library Book Program
The Laurel Public Library will offer a reading and discussion series titled “Destruction or Redemption: Images of Romantic Love” on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Using lessons from well-known novels, this series will consider whether romantic love has the power to destroy or redeem.
The next in the series is:
Oct. 16 - Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury State University will discuss John Fowles’ “The French Lieutenant’s Woman,” a novel whose hero breaks rigid social boundaries but begins a journey of self-knowledge when he encounters an enigmatic woman.
Family Story Hour Oct. 18
Laurel Library is hosting a Family Story Hour, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. This is for families with children of all ages. Children who wish to read aloud are invited to select a short book or poem to share.
Laurel Car Show Oct. 20
A Car show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Laurel High School’s student parking lot, off of Alternate Rt. 13 in Laurel. Cost is $10 per car, $2 per adult, $1 per student. Sponsored by Laurel Middle School 7th Grade Class.
Contact person is Mrs. Tammy Horn (302) 875-6110 ext. 239.
LeCates Family Reunion
Decedents of Daniel B. LeCates will be holding the 29th year family reunion on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Grange Hall located on Route 9, Laurel.
Halloween Make It-Take It
The Laurel Public Library will hold a Halloween Make It/Take It Craft program on Oct. 23, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Children ages 6 and older are invited to drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. and make a Halloween craft.
Halloween hours in Laurel
Laurel will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, between the hours of 6-8 p.m.