Join Central Maryland Chorale for first rehearsal of season


August 18, 2011

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Central Maryland Chorale — First rehearsal of season, Mon., Aug. 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Laurel Presbyterian Church, 7610 Old Sandy Spring Road and every Monday thereafter. Need enthusiastic, dedicated singers who can follow music from score; no audition required. Artistic director Monica Otal, assistant director and accompanist Theodore Guerrant. Fall performance of "Memorial," by Rene Clausen, which commemorates 9/11 attacks, and other pieces that reflect on war, peace and remembrance. or 301-317-9646.

Bartender Night — Sponsored by Laurel Board of Trade, Fri., Aug. 26, 8-11 p.m., Sullivan's Steak & Beverage Co., 9624 Fort Meade Road. Officers, directors and members of Laurel Board of Trade are guest bartenders. Ten percent of profits goes to Hogs and Heroes, which benefits fallen soldiers, police, fire and rescue. 301-483-0838 to volunteer as bartender or barmaid.

'It Was a Very Good Year' — Musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, staring Tony Sands, Sat., Aug. 27, 8 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Reservations needed, 301-452-2557 or

American Rosie the Riveter Association — Laurel Chapter meets Sat., Aug. 27, 10 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 424 Main St. Light refreshments served. For anyone interested in what women did during World War II, or women who worked during that time and their descendants. Ann Marie Miller, 301-498-3397.

'In the Next Room or the vibrator play' — Auditions for two men and five women, Sat., Aug. 27, 2 p.m.; and Mon., Aug. 29, 7 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Sides available for cold readings from script. Comedy by Sarah Ruhl about marriage, intimacy and electricity set in the 1880s. Show runs Oct. 28 through Nov. 13, Fridays and Saturdays, two Sunday matinees and one Thursday evening performance. Maureen Rogers, or 301-452-2557.

Blood drive for Children's Hospital — Tue., Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Children's National Regional Outpatient Center, Laurel Lakes Corporate Center, 13922 Baltimore Ave. Donate lifesaving blood for patients at Children's Hospital. Schedule an appointment, Darlene Foreman, 240-568-7035 or dforeman,

Crab feast — Purchase tickets by Sept. 5 for discount on feast on Sept. 24, 4-8 p.m., Pallotti High School, 113 St. Mary's Place, All-you-can-eat and drink, catered by Jerry D's. No. 1 blue crabs steamed on premises, crab soup, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, salads, ice cream sundaes, beer, wine, sodas. Games of chance, 50/50, face painting, music, first annual Live Crab Derby. Early bird discounts: $45 per adult; $350, table of eight; $30, children, 12 and younger. After Sept. 5, prices are $55 per adult; $400, table of eight. Order online, Nina Gass, 301-725-3228, ext. 223 or

Fall class registration — South Laurel Recreation Council classes for children, teens and adults begin week of Sept. 19. Advance registration necessary. One-hour fitness classes in yoga, Zumba, tai chi and pilates, once a week for six weeks in South Laurel elementary schools and the Montpelier Carriage House. Tennis classes for children, 6-12; teens; and adults on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for six weeks at Montpelier Neighborhood Park, Route 197. Also, classes for knitting and chess. 301-776-2805 for class details and registration. Information at Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., weekdays; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday.

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