Your Laurel Community Calendar
Send your event information to Katie V. Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Pride and Prejudice.” Jane Austen’s 1813 novel about the beloved characters Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Nov. 10-12 and 17-19. Times vary. $15 to $20. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. For more information call 301.617.9906 or email email@example.com
Holiday Bazaar. Raffle and silent auction, bake shop, visits with Santa. Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, 8402 Brock Bridge Road .ROOLBazaar@gmail.com
Holly Days Bazaar. Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 522 Main St. 301.776.5151
Open House. Search for fossils at Dinosaur Park, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2, noon to 4 p.m. 13200 Mid Atlantic Blvd. 301.627.1286 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clean-up and Vine Cutting. Laurel for the Patuxent is sponsoring the event at Riverfront Park. Trashbags, some tools and gloves provided if needed. Meet at the Laurel Municipal Pool at Ninth and Main streets. Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon. LaurelforthePatuxent.org
Turkey Trot. Laurel Advocacy and Referral Service hosts its 19th annual race against hunger fundraiser. Nov. 23, 8 a.m., Alice B. McCullough Field, Montgomery and 8th streets. 301.776.0442 or laureladvocacy.org.
Montpelier House Museum 9650 Muirkirk Road 301.377.7817
Regional Textile Showcase and Artists’ Boutique. Exhibit of textile and fiber arts and original crafts. Thursdays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 14.
Preservation Workshop: Caring for Textiles. How to protect items from light, dirt, oils, acids and more. Registration required. Nov. 12, noon. $17-$25.
Fiber Arts Tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and tea in the house’s east wing. Registration required. Nov. 18. 2 p.m. $39-$42.
Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Road 301.377.7800
Nikki Brooks: A multi-disciplinary artist, educator and activist, Brooks creates collages with photos, fabric, paint furniture and more. In the Resident Artist Gallery. Through Dec. 9
Laurel History Museum, 817 Main St. 301.725.7975
Main Exhibit. It’s All Laurel: City Limits and Beyond. Through August 2024Temporary Exhibit. Tracy Camila Johns’ photography. Through Nov. 26.
Dinosaur Park in Laurel. A virtual program about dinosaurs and the recent find in Laurel. Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Laurel Historical Society Dig Day at Dinosaur Park. Nov. 19
Laurel Branch Library 507 7th St. 301.776.6790
Free Digital SAT Practice Exams. Presented by C2 Education Testing Company, the event allows students to get a glimpse of what the test is like. Register by Nov. 30. Test is Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m . to 1:30 p.m.
ACP On-site Enrollment and Laptop Device Giveaway. Do you qualify to save up to $45 monthly on home Internet? Bring supporting documents as Internet service providers, tech support and enrollment specialists will be on site. Dec. 5, 5 to 7 p.m.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors. Children can read to specially trained therapy dogs. Dec. 7, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
An Afternoon of Ballet. The Performing Arts Repertory Company will present dances performed by local student dancers. Dec. 9, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Patuxent Research Refuge Programs are free. Some require advance registration, and all may be subject to change or cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. For more information and to register, call 301.497.5887
North Tract, 230 Bald Eagle Drive
Welcoming Winter Birds. Search for winter birds on a short drive and hike. Nov. 12, 8 a.m.
Bike Riding at the Refuge. A 12-mile guided ride. Bring your own bike, helmet, water bottle and snack. Nov. 18, 10 a.m.
South Tract, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Hollingsworth Art Gallery. Impressionistic oil paintings by David Terrar of Maryland marshes and landscapes.
Owl and Kestrel. Meet two of North America’s smallest birds of prey. Nov. 11, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Winterizing Your Butterfly Garden. Learn successful seed collection and storage methods for next year’s plantings. Nov. 11, 2 p.m.
Family Fun: TREE-mendous Trees! Learn about trees through hands-on games, crafts and activities. Nov. 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carroll Baldwin Hall 9035 Baltimore St. Savage. 410.294.3561
101st Birthday Bash. Games, a screening of the movie “Matilda,” a painting lesson and birthday cake. Nov. 12, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Third Thursdays: Volunteer Work Nights. Hands-on projects from painting to cleaning and mortar repair. Food provided. 6 to 9 p.m.
Third Sundays: DJ Swing Dances. Hosted by Gottaswing, the event kicks off with a free lesson. 5 to 7:30 p.m. $10
Zumba with Susana Miller. Saturdays. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Assuage Yoga in the Library. Wednesdays. 6 to 7 p.m.
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. 2 Main St. 301.725.2302
Every Tuesday Bingo. Hosted by the Laurel Senior Friendship Club; free admission; fee for cards. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo starts at noon. Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activities Center, 7120 Contee Rd. 301.206.3380
Friday Food Festival. American Legion Post 60 hosts Friday dinners, with Canteen 60 serving the first and third Friday of the month and P&G Catering on the second and fourth. 5:30 to 8 p.m. 2 Main St. 301.725.2302
Laurel Senior Friendship Club. Meets the second Wednesday of each month; program includes business meeting and musical entertainment or a speaker. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activities Center, 7120 Contee Rd. 301.206.3380
Jim Whitney Toastmasters Club. A Toastmasters International affiliate, the club teaches public speaking and leadership skills. Nov. 13 and 27, 7 p.m. St. Philips Episcopal Church, 522 Main St. toastmastersclubs.org
The Laurel Board of Trade Monthly Networking. Virtual opportunity to meet and network with local business people; Membership is not required. Nov. 16, 12:15 p.m. For more information and meeting link go to laurelboardoftrade.org, email email@example.com or call 301.483.0838
FOOD PANTRIES, DISTRIBUTIONS
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Food distributions in partnership with Capital Area Food Bank. Third Sunday of every month; next distribution is Nov. 19 from 9 a.m to noon. Sixth and Prince George sts.
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
Fish of Laurel food pantry, Thursday and Saturday, from 10:15 a.m. to noon, 308 Gorman Ave. By appointment only; 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
St. Mary of the Mills food pantry, Thursdays, 9 a.m. while supplies last. Kessler Centers. 114 St. Mary’s Pl. Call before you come. 301.725.3080
Gospel Assembly Church food pantry, first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m. 8740 Cherry Ln, Suite 12