Laurel calendar includes Halloween happenings


October 22, 2011

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Pink Out football game — Hosted by Laurel High Cheer Program and parents, Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Kirby Field, Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane. Cheer Program's final fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. Match up between Laurel Spartans and the Wise Pumas from Dr. Henry Wise High School. Players will wear pink wristbands, and both cheerleading squads will wear pink. Game, $5 adults; $4, students. Lisa Leandre, 301-497-2050, ext. 270.

Burtonsville Garden Club — Tue., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton. Speaker JoAnn Mueller, master gardener, on drying flowers and dried flower arrangements. Refreshments served. Horticulture, colorful leaves. Guests welcome, call Sherrell Goggin, 301-681-4569.

Retired Officers Wives Club — Reservations due Wed., Oct. 26 for Veterans Appreciation Day luncheon, Sat., Nov. 5, 11 a.m., Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road. Socializing and sign in, 10 a.m. Keynote speaker retired Col. Kenneth McCreedy, U.S. Army, now senior executive director of Enterprise IT, at Mantech International Corp. Patriotic musical tribute presented by Jay Alan Thompson & Our Father's Sons. All ranks of military personnel, veterans, family, friends and civilian community invited. $25 per person. Althea Freeman, 410-451-9709, or Lianne Roberts, 301-464-5498.

Retired Officers Wives Club — Reservations due Thu., Oct. 27 for luncheon meeting, Tue., Nov. 1, 11 a.m., Club Meade. Monica Revelle, interior designer, with home decorating tips for fall, winter and the holidays. Luncheon, $15. Reservations, members call area Reservation Committee representative; all others, Betty Wade, 410-551-7082. Membership, Lianne Roberts, 301-464-5498.

Trick or Treat on Main Street — Sponsored by the Laurel Board of Trade, Thu., Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m., Main Street between Route 1 and Seventh Street. Shop owners, some in costume, distribute Halloween candy. Join ghosts, goblins, superheroes, villains, monsters, princesses and clowns prowling Main Street. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Laurel Police Department and Laurel Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will help keep everyone safe. Gail, 301-483-0838,

American Rosie the Riveter Association — Laurel chapter meeting, Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 424 Main St. Rosie Jeri McIntire will share her story of how she became a welder at a Boston Navy yard in 1943. Fully handicapped accessible. Chapter seeking more Rosies and their descendants to join in preserving history of this important contribution made by women. Ann Marie Miller, 301-498-3398,

Halloween open house — Hosted by From the Heart Doggie Daycare, Sat., Oct. 29, noon-5 p.m., 8574 Laureldale Drive. Door prizes, dog costume contest, photographs and nail clinic for dogs. Refreshments served. 301-725-3647,

Halloween Spooktacular — Sponsored by the city of Laurel, Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. sharp, Robert J. DiPeitro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Entertainment, food, costume judging with prizes. Come dressed to be judged. Co-sponsored by Laurel Lions. 301-497-0300.

Safe Halloween and Costume Party — Sat., Oct. 29, 2-4:30 p.m., Cherry Lane Nursing and Rehab, 9001 Cherry Lane. For infants to 14 years old. Games, pinatas and best costume contests for different age groups. Residents give out candies and fruit to community children. No reservations needed. Just be there by 2 p.m.

Halloween Kiddie Cabaret — Sat., Oct. 29, 3-7 p.m., Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St. For ages 3-12. Costume contest, games and treats. Light refreshments provided. Proceeds go to Laurel Boys and Girls Club. Ticket information, Shirley Bell, 240-461-2690, or Sherylyn Roberson, 301-910-9209. Admission, $5 at door; children, younger than 4, free.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat — Sat., Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, Maryland City, 300 Brock Bridge Road. Safe environment for children to trick-or-treat. People decorate trunks of cars and park in church parking lot. Children go by trunks and receive candy. Community welcome for costume contests, games, crafts, campfire. Reservations not required. 301-725-4918.

Montpelier Film series — Dinner and movie begins with film for Halloween weekend, Sat., Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. "The Orphanage" ("El Orfanato"), Spain, 2007, rated R. Spanish ghost story about mother returning with her family to run orphanage where she grew up. All is well until her adopted son disappears. Spanish cuisine served. Tickets for both dinner and film, $15, must be bought by noon, Friday, Oct. 28. 301-377-7800.

Adult Masquerade Ball — Sat., Oct. 29, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St. Music by DJ Mr. Melody. 50/50 raffle benefits Laurel High School varsity basketball team. Door prizes for bets costume, scariest, funniest and most original. Light refreshments provided. Proceeds from event go to Laurel Boys and Girls Club. Tickets, $15 in advance; $20 at door. For tickets, Shirley Bell, 240-461-2690, or Sherylyn Roberson, 301-910-9209.

Children's Halloween party — Hosted by American Legion Laurel Post 60, Sun., Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m., Legion Hall, 2 Main St. Kids crafts, pumpkin decorating, refreshments and costume judging. Laurel and Fort Meade communities welcome. 301-725-2302.

Laurel Oaks Condominium Association — Annual membership meeting, Wed., Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, 7411 Cherry Lane. D.H. Bader Management Services, 301-953-1955, ext. 30.

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