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Upcoming Events in Laurel & the surrounding area. For a list of future events visit the Calendar of Events. We list all events for free and don't have a deadline but the longer you are advertising the better exposure you'll get, so by all means send us your event details and we'll post & Twitter it for you. Last time page was updated March 24, 2017 3:18 PM

Laurel Historical Society
817 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 - Tel: 301-725-7975
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Laurel Historical Society

McCeney March October 22

Saturday October 22 the Laurel Historical Society (LHS) will hold the first “McCeney March” through Historic Laurel. Held in memory of former LHS Board Chair and President Jim McCeney, who passed away this year, the event will raise funds for a scholarship for students interested in history and to benefit the Laurel Historical Society.  Jim walked every day for many years and the three-mile walk will include some of his favorite routes in Historic Laurel.

"Like many others, my morning trip out of Old Town Laurel for work included a wave from Jim and his merry band of walkers.  The Society wants to honor his memory by creating another Laurel tradition.  The McCeney March (5k walk through Old Towne) seemed a perfect combination of an activity he loved to do, while highlighting a history that he and his family have been a part of for generations and the birth of an annual scholarship to help the next generation for history lovers to do the same." stated LHS Board Chair Jhanna Levin.

The walk will start at the Laurel Historical Society 817 Main Street in Laurel. Pre-Registration is $10 for children under 18, $20 for adults a $50 for a family registration – 4 persons of any age. Day-of registrations is $30 for individuals, $60 for a family registration.-Shirts will be available to pre-registrants, but not guaranteed for day-of registrants.  Materials pickup and day-of registration begins at 8:30 am and the walk begins at 9:00. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event.  Deadline for sponsors to be on T-shirts and booklets is October 7; Walking Tour booklet listing deadline is October 15. Details and sign-up forms for the walk and for sponsorships can be found at
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Black History In Laurel 
February 9, 2017

Laurel Branch Library, 507 7th Street

Black History In Laurel

The new Laurel Library stands on land that has deep historic roots. The area has been home to a colored school during segregation, a dance hall, the Laurel Stars baseball team, and Emancipation Park. Join LHS Executive Director Lindsey Baker and historian Sandra Johnson for an evening of dipping into the history of the land on which our new library stands. 7 PM Thursday, February 9, 2017. “Black History in Laurel,” will be at the new Laurel Branch Library, 507 7th Street. Admission is Free. For more information.  Visit or call 301-725-7975.  The Laurel Historical Society and the Laurel Museum are located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Maryland.  The museum’s newest exhibit:  "Laurel’s WWI From Here to Over There" opens February 5, 2017. The Laurel Museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am-2:00pm; Sundays 1-4pm. 

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Old Mill Dance Class Evokes 1918 Dance in Laurel – at Same Site

Laurel, MD…Can you foxtrot? Waltz? Do a basic box step?  Saturday March 18 at 1 p.m. join Fidel “DJ Salsero” Gonzalez for a one hour dance class honoring Laurel’s WWI past.  Participants at “An Old Mill Dance Class” will have an opportunity to learn some new moves or polish old ones – where people danced almost 100 years ago. Beginners are welcome, and the one-hour class will be friendly to all ages and levels of expertise.  The class is being held at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Streets.  There’s a suggested donation of $3 for LHS members and $5 for non-members.

The Laurel Museum’s current exhibit:  “Laurel’s WWI:  From Here to Over There,” uncovered research indicating numerous dances for soldiers, including one at the “Old Mill” (the old cotton mill ) with soldiers from the 23rd regiment in February, 1918. The Laurel Pool Room was built where the Laurel Cotton mill once stood. The “Great Gala”, the organization’s annual gala on April 22, this year will include a few 1918-era dances in homage to the WW1 soldiers who came through the town during the war. The dance class is designed to give dancers a chance to preview – and hone --some of the dance steps soldiers and community members would have known in 1918. However all are welcome to the class, whether they plan to attend the Gala or not.

The Laurel Museum, located at 817 Main Street, is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2, Sundays 1-4. Admission is free. For additional information visit or contact info@laurelhistoricalsociety or 301-725-7975.

Laurel Park

PO Box 130
Laurel, MD 20725
Tel: 301.725.0400 / 410.792.7775
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Laurel Park

Experience the thrill of live Thoroughbred racing while enjoying quality dining. With a race named in the group's honor, ten of your guests watch the race from the Winner's Circle and have a commemorative photo taken with the winning jockey by the track photographer. Comprising 360 acres, Midway between Baltimore and Washington D.C. Catering by Maryland Turf Caterers, Inc. Available for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Wedding Receptions, Charity Events and more!


Let us help you recover from your St. Patty’s Day with the classic Saturday morning from your childhood. Bullhead Pit Beef will be whipping up pancakes and Jailbreak has the beermosas (featuring Feed the Monkey)! Nintendo 64 with classic games like MarioKart in the tap-room, and none other than Space Jam on the projector! Grab your onesies and favorite slippers and let's get weird!!

$5 - General Admission: discounted beers ALL DAY

Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County. Check out their website here Tickets are available on our website, and

*Please note Jailbreak's taproom will be open to the public 12pm-10pm. If you arrive prior to 1pm you are able to purchase a $5 ticket for discounted beers ALL DAY, but you can also enjoy the fun for FREE!

Woman's Club of Laurel - Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A (Contee Rd.)
March 22, 2017 @ 5-9pm

Please join us on Wednesday, March 22 for a fundraiser to support the GFWC Woman's Club of Laurel. Just come to the Chick-fil-A in Laurel (Contee Rd. and Rt 1 location) between 5:00 and 9:00pm, and bring your appetite! Please be sure to tell the cashier, inside or at the drive-thru, that you are there to support the club. Chick-fil-A will donate a generous portion of the proceeds to the Woman’s Club, who in turn will use that money to support local nonprofit and charitable organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some of the best fast food around while supporting a great cause! Please tell your friends and family, too. Hope to see you there!

Aqua Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex, 13820 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD 20707
It is a fun event where children ages 3-12 years old sign up for an age specific time slot to participate in crafts, our egg hunt in the water, and an afternoon of swimming! Adult supervision is required for all participants.  Children 5 and under must be within arms-reach of an adult.  The event cost is $10 residents / $13 non-residents (one adult admission to the pool is included in the price of a child's admission). The first 25 pre-registered will get a free pass for a future visit to Fairland's pool (up to a $6 value). Participants 8 + years old can enjoy the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course in the water, for an additional $3 residents/ $4 non-residents.

If you have any questions please contact me via email or by telephone 301-362-6076 or 301-362-6060

WOMENFEST…A Health & Wellness Event for Women
Saturday, April 29  •  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood 2400 Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

WomenFest is an interactive day focusing on health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthier and fuller lives. This event will feature 100+ vendors and exhibitors, engaging seminars, free health screenings, and cooking demos.For more information about WomenFest, visit the event’s website at,follow the Department of Community Resources and Services' Facebook page ( or call 410-313-5440.

The Sassy Sipper
Laurel, Maryland 20723
Tel: 302.593.7226
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The Sassy Sipper

WineShop At Home is a whole new way to learn about, experience and shop for great wines. The company is a bonded California winery headquartered in the famed Napa Valley and is the only direct seller to offer its own exclusive, artisan wine brands available nowhere else on earth. Our Independent Wine Consultants throughout the country present in-home Wine Tastings, where guests can taste our wines and learn about, experience and buy wines directly from the Winery. WineShop At Home epitomizes a whole new generation of direct selling – offering an exceptional consumer experience, as well as an unparalleled and exciting business opportunity.

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Patrick Rand

14504 Greenview Drive, Suite 201 Laurel, Maryland 20708 / 240.583.1877

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