Laurel Events
Thursday, December 23rd, 1999
 
Calendars on sale
The Laurel Historical Society has published a 2000 calendar featuring photos from the Waller collection of early 20th-century Laurel scenes.
The calendar is available at the following locations: Laurel Trading Post, RJ's Riverside restaurant, Maxines Hair Happenings, Travel Perks, Insurance Market, town hall, Walt's Barber Shop, Wilmington Trust, Bank of Delmarva and Delaware National Bank. The cost is $8.
Mail orders may be sent to Laurel Historical Society, P.O. Box 102, Laurel, DE 19956, with a check for $9.50 to cover shipping.

Time capsule to be buried
The Laurel Historical Society will bury a time capsule during the July 4, 2000, celebration. The location, which will be in the town, has yet to be determined.
It is the intention of the society to have the capsule buried for 100 years. The time capsule was donated to the society by the Short Funeral Homes Inc., Laurel, through the help of Edward Hannigan, manager of the Laurel facility.
Everyone in the community is invited to place something within the capsule. The capsule is 36 inches long, 15 inches wide and 15 inches deep.
The society is asking that all items be flat and thoroughly documented, especially if the item is a photograph. Items may be sent to Richard Hutchinson, P.O. Box 350, Bethel, DE 19931. The society will have the final decision on items to be included.

Library has bears, programs
The Laurel Library is hosting a teddy bears display through December. The bears are provided by Sharron and Allen Shulder.
A presentation and demonstration of rug-hooking techniques will be offered Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. in the main reading area of the Laurel Public Library. Lynne V. Fowler of Westover, Md., will provide an introductory overview on how to get started in this early American art form. This is the first in a series of monthly programs that the library will be hosting to highlight music and the arts in the Laurel area.
Other offerings tentatively scheduled will include a keyboard/harmonica duet, a poetry and art display, and an evening with the "Grandpajammers."
The library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17, at noon for Staff Recognition Day. It will also be closed Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25, Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1.
Bins have been moved
The recycle bins located in the municipal parking lot on Poplar Street, across from the municipal building, have been temporarily moved.
The recycle bins are currently located behind the municipal building, on Mechanic Street.

Park plans winter events
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, has planned the following events for January:
• Owl Prowl, Saturday, Jan. 8, 4:30 p.m. Participants will listen for the calls of nesting owls as dusk settles on the woodlands. A slide-show presentation and discussion about owls will help introduce them to these nocturnal birds of prey.
• Three Square Meals, Saturday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. The Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s played a major role in the development of the park. Participants will hear about their routines and efforts and tour the park to see their accomplishments.
• Catch a Snowflake, Saturday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. Participants will learn about snow and the benefits it provides to winter animals. Pre-registration is required.
• Coping With Cold, Saturday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. Participants will join a naturalist for a hike to learn about the adaptations that wintering animals make to survive the cold. They will also be invited to enjoy hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around a blazing fire. Pre-registration is required.
All programs meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise noted. To register for a program, call the nature center at (302) 875-5163.

LFVD selling collectibles
The Laurel Fire Department is selling collectibles in commemoration of its 100th anniversary. Items include a Hometown Collectible firehouse, $15 each; First Gear Helmet banks, $15 each, or 2 for $25; Laurel Fire Department history books, $10 each; and gift plates, $28.
Items are available at the fire station between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by contacting Mike Lowe, 739-4773, or Jay Hill, 875-7461.

Old yearbooks on sale
Laurel High School has an assortment of old yearbooks available for purchase. There are yearbooks from 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 on sale. The prices vary depending on the year. Contact Karen Beck at Laurel High School, 875-6120, for more details.