After a rain-out on May 7, the Laurel Board of Trade has rescheduled its 40th Main Street Festival to Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the festival begins with a parade at 9 a.m. Main Street will be closed to vehicles from Seventh Street to Route 1 southbound as festival-goers browse the food and arts-and-craft vendors and enjoy live music. 

Deadline for vendor applications is Friday, Sept. 12. For a vendor application or to participate in the parade, go to, email or call the Laurel Board of Trade at 301.483.0838.


Summer Playground programs

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission offers summer playground programs at 36 public schools for Prince George’s County children ages 6 to 12. Two schools in Laurel — Laurel Elementary, 516 Montgomery St. and Scotchtown Hills Elementary, 15950 Dorset Road — are participating this summer.

Programs are on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from June 29 through Aug. 12, with a break from July 18 to 20 while primary elections take place. 

Fee is $60 per child for the session, and registration is required. For more information and to register, go to


County to offer back-to-school vaccination clinics


The Prince George’s County Health Department is holding clinics for students ages 5 to 18 who need to receive their state-mandated vaccinations before the school year begins in August.

Free vaccinations are available regardless of the student’s health insurance coverage. Appointments must be made in advance. Immunization records must be brought to the appointment, and if the student has an exclusion letter from their school, that also must be brought to the appointment.

Upcoming clinics are scheduled for July 12 and 13 at Bladensburg High, 4200 57th Ave., Bladensburg; July 19 and 20 at Northwestern High, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville; and July 26 and 27 at Fairmont Heights High, 6501 Columbia Park Road, Landover. All clinics will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To make an appointment, go to For more information, contact the student’s school or the Prince George’s County Public School Health Services Program at 301.749.4722 or