Calendar of Laurel events

Thanksgiving Day 5k will support Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services

November 10, 2011

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5K Turkey Trot — Registration cost cheaper until Nov. 11. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, 8 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Laurel, 424 Main St. Also, One Mile Fun Walk. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Benefits Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services. $25 until Nov. 11; $30 after Nov. 11. Pick up runners packets Wed., Nov. 23, 4-7 p.m. at race location and on morning of race, 7 a.m. Late registrations available during those times. Performance Technical shirts available for first 500 people who register and show up to pick up. Register early. No pets permitted on course. 301-776-0442, Ext. 25 or

Quarter Auction for Moose charities — Sat., Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m., Laurel Moose Family Center, 3340 Laurel Fort Meade Road. Vendors Tastefully Simple, gift baskets, Partylite Candles, Longaberger, Gift Card Mania, Cookie Lee, Tasteful Treasures, Thirty-One, Sweet Treats, Lights in a Bottle, Dove Chocolate, Scarves by Tabbi, Avon & Cakes, Pampered Chef. Open to public. Bring canned or non-perishable good for fall food drive to benefit FISH/Elizabeth House. 301-490-7000.

American Legion breakfast — Open to the public, Sun., Nov. 13, 8-11 a.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St. Sponsored by Post 60 Legion Riders. All you can eat, $7 per person; children ages 6-10 $5; kids 5-years-old and under free with adult. Breakfast every second Sunday of month through April. All proceeds go to American Legion Post 60 projects and Veterans programs. Reserved seating available for nine or more people. 301-725-2302.

Laurel Art Guild — General meeting and lecture, Mon., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, Main Gallery, second floor, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Intellectual property attorney John Mason of the Intellectual Property Group, will cover essential information for sale of art work and answer questions on any art issues.

Laurel Historical Society Book Club — Exploring history and culture related topics, meeting third Wed., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Mango's Grill, 600 Washington Blvd., for good food and conversation. November book: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. 301-725-7975,

Fall history lecture — Wed., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Montpelier Mansion, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Michael Bosworth, naval architect and historian specializing in War of 1812 and Federal Period, presents his research on the early history of the Snowden family in Maryland, focusing on seafaring aspect, John Contee as a Marine, the early United States Navy and War of 1812. Refreshment served. 301-377-7817.

An Evening with the Rat Pack — Thu., Nov. 17, 7-9:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. "Reflections of Frank, Dean and Sammy" tribute includes re-creation of the music, antics and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages served. Individual tickets, $10 for residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $12 for nonresidents. Cost for two tickets is $15 for residents; $18, nonresidents. Advanced registration and payment required. 301-206-3387.

Scrub sale — Hosted by Laurel Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Fri., Nov. 18, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., J. R. Jones conference room, 7300 Van Dusen Road. Scarves, jewelry, gloves, red hat items, children's things, wallets, all for $6. Proceeds go to purchase of capital equipment of community hospital. 240-456-4764.

Meade Area Garden Club — Meeting, Fri., Nov. 18, 10 a.m., Jessup Community Hall, corner of Route 175 and Wigley Avenue. Joan O'Rourke, volunteer at Brookside Gardens on "Getting Read for the Holidays." Also holding a bakes sale, just in time for Thanksgiving. No reservations required. Refreshments served. President Lois Stephenson, 410-740-8024 or Membership, Pat Loosararian, 410-519-6443.

Redskins Tailgate Party — Sun., Nov. 20, noon-4:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. $10 residents Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $12 non-residents. Register at center front desk. Redskins-Dallas cowboys game. Refreshments served. 301-206-3350.

Best Basket Bingo — Benefits Laurel Boys and Girls Club, Sun., Nov. 20, doors open noon., games 1 p.m., Phelps Center, 701 Montgomery St. Twenty games, two specials, two raffles, balls, King Tutt, door prizes. Bingo winners receive Longaberger baskets. Kitchen under renovation, water, coffe Admission $10 with reservation, $15 at door. or 301-358-4942.

Whiskey Bottom Square Condominium Association — Annual meeting, Wed., Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Laurel Woods Elementary School, media room, 9250 Laurel Road. D.H. Bader Management Services, 301-953-1955, Ext. 30.

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