The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel, will hold a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Visitors will be able to purchase a new Laurel High School Christmas ornament, the third in the museum's series commemorating Laurel landmarks. Children may use a printing press to make holiday greetings or place mats. Refreshments will be served.
The museum's exhibit, "The Power of the Patuxent: A River Builds a Town" is in its final weekend. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
The museum will close after Wednesday, reopening in February with a new exhibit, tentatively titled "Maryland Schoolgirl Art & Female Education."
Information or volunteer opportunities: 301-725-7975.
Cheyenne Echo: To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edwin Winkelmeyer of Jessup on Nov. 29.
Tree sale: Laurel Lions Club has opened its Christmas tree lot at Laurel Lakes Center on U.S. 1, between Cypress and Mulberry streets. Cathedral and table-top trees are available. Prices range from $25 to $45. The trees can be trimmed and netted for transport. Hours are from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds will go to needy individuals, families and community programs. Information: Don Danneman, 301-725-2244, or the Lions Club, 301-483-9807.
Signing Santa: A signing Santa for deaf and hearing-impaired children will appear from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Mall's center court. Children who visit will receive a copy of the poem "The Night Before Christmas" and can have their pictures taken with Santa. Santa's schedule for hearing children is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 301-490-7467.
Migration: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will present "Ruby's Journey," an interactive program on bird migration that includes a puppet presentation on the challenges of bird migration. The free program, designed for children ages 8 and older, will be offered on selected dates through Dec. 23 at the National Wildlife Visitor Center. Information: 301-497-5887.
Tree of light: Laurel Regional Hospital is seeking sponsors for its Tree of Lights program, which encourages people to make donations in exchange for a light to honor or remember a friend or family member. The lights will be placed on an evergreen tree outside the hospital's main entrance. The cost is $5 or more for a white light, $100 or more for a gold light or $500 or more for a red light. Proceeds will be used to buy hospital equipment. Information: 301-362- 2070.
Local history: The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will sponsor a program on national historic landmarks from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6. The emphasis will be on trends in American history revealed by local landmarks. Registration, which begins Dec. 23, is required. Information or registration: 410-880-5980.
Stop smoking: Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel, will sponsor a free, four-session smoking-cessation program from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 20, 25 and 27. "Fresh Start," by the American Cancer Society, teaches strategies for dealing with smoking, weight control and stress management. Information or registration: 301- 497-8736 or 410-792-2413.
Volunteers sought: Laurel Regional Hospital needs volunteers to assist at the information desk in the main lobby on weekends. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers also are needed in the surgical waiting area from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Information: Carolyn Carchedi, 301-497-7950.