Send your event information to Katie V. Jones at

July 18-19

Support Laurel Cats. Ledo Pizza will donate a portion of diners’ checks to Laurel Cats. To participate, download a flier at and present it when you’re

 paying. 14609 Baltimore Ave.

July 21

Laurel Board of Trade Monthly Networking. Virtual opportunity to meet and network with local business people; Laurel Board of Trade membership is not required. Thursday, July 21 at 12:15 p.m. For more information and meeting link, go to, email or call 301.483.0838

Aug. 7

Annual Car & Bike Show. Hosted by the Sons of the American Legion, Laurel Post 60, the show features vendors, an auction, music by DJ “K” and dash plaques and awards presented for Top 30, Best of Show and Commander’s Choice. Bring old, faded American flags for retirement and receive a new one (while supplies last). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2 Main St. Registration for car owners $20 day of show. For more information, contact Mike Templeton at 443.336.3700 Rain date to TBD.


What’s Cookin’, Laurel? Restaurants, Recipes & Community. Exhibit at the Laurel Museum explores the many ways we connect with our past and each other through food. Discover Laurel’s farmers, restaurants, food stores, African American traditions and community cookbooks. Free. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., through Dec.18. 817 Main St. for more information, go to or call 301.725.7975

Black Is… Photo exhibit about the Black experience featuring works by Cheriss May, Dee Dwyer, Tone Mobley and André Chung. Free. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Aug. 7. Main Gallery, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. 301.377.7800 

Masks and Mirrors: Beautiful Reflections. Solo exhibit featuring abstract expressionist paintings and figurative sculptures by Elaine Weiner-Reed. Free. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 31. Library Gallery, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. 301.377.7800

Bingo at American Legion Post 60. Friday night bingo every week, 23 games with cash prizes. Food and drinks for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. 2 Main St. 301.725.2302.


Love Letters: Play by A.R. Gurney., Directed and produced by Maureen Rogers and featuring performances by local residents. General admission $15. Runs through July 24. For performance schedule and to purchase tickets, go to For more information, call 301.452.2557 or contact Maureen Rogers at

Summer concert series. Towne Centre Laurel continues its free summer concert series with Proverbs Reggae, July 14; Todd Ledbetter, the Jazz Psalmist, July 21; The Influence, July 28; Edwin Ortiz Y La Mafia Del Guaguanco, Aug. 4; Tony Roy and Yawd Lynk, Aug. 11; J Castro, Aug.18; and Harmonee & Co, Aug. 25. All concerts start at 7 p.m. 14828 Baltimore Ave.


Archaeology Summer Camp at Laurel Museum. Learn about archaeology and Native American life along the Patuxent River. Open to students entering grades 5 to 7. Free; limited space. Aug. 1 to 5, from 9 to 11 a.m., Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. To register, email 

GSK Science in the Summer Camp. Discover the world of science through hands-on activities developed by GlaxoSmithKline at a camp sponsored by the Laurel Historical Society. Open to students entering grades 2 to 6. Free; limited space. Aug. 8 to 12, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Municipal Pool Room, Ninth and Main streets. To register, email


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, in partnership with Capital Area Food Bank, offers food distributions on the third Sunday of every month; next distribution is July 17. 9 a.m. to noon. Sixth and Prince George streets.

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services.  Food pantry is open by appointment only Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday evenings from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 311 Laurel Ave. To schedule a visit, call 301.776.0442

Prayer Tower Church Community food pantry, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 12 N. Second St. For more information call 240.583.0996 or email

Fish of Laurel food pantry, Thursday and Saturday, from 10:15 a.m. to noon. 308 Gorman Ave. By appointment only. To schedule, call 240.547.9013. 

Living Hope Church distributions, Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 613 Montgomery St. For more information, call 301.497.6424

Grab & Go Groceries at Grace 2 Grace Center, Royal House Chapel, starting Saturday, July 23 and continuing every other Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. 7911 Bray Green Road. For more information call 301.437.9441 or email

St. Mary of the Mills food pantry, Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. while supplies last. 114 St. Mary’s Place. Call before you come. 301.725.3080

Gospel Assembly Church Food Pantry opens July 16 and continues first and third Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 8740 Cherry Lane, Suite 12