Calendar of events in Laurel

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'Twelfth Night' — Summer Youth Shakespeare Theatre opens Fri., June 24, 8 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Shakespearean comedy directed by Michael Hartsfield and produced by Maureen Rogers. Runs through July 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays July 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. General admission $13. Students, 18 and under; and seniors, 65 and over, $10. Reservations 301-617-9906 and press 2.

Multi-family indoor yard sale — Sponsored by Pythian Sisters of Laurel Temple 33, Sat., June 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Pythian Hall, 620 Montgomery St. Portion of proceeds benefit welfare needs of community and state throughout year. 301-725-0125.

Read to Rover — Sat., June 25, 1:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Ages 5-12. Build your child's confidence in reading. Bring a favorite book or choose one from the library and read to Rover, specially trained therapy dogs. Each child reads for 15 minutes. Registration required. 301-776-6790.

Used book/media sale — Fri., July 1, noon-8 p.m., Sat., July 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sun., July 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., lower level, St. Mary of the Mills Church, 114 St. Mary's Place. Handicap accessible. Greg Smith,

Monthly book discussion — Tue., June 28, 7:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., 301-776-6790. June's book: "The Calligrapher's Daughter" by Eugenia Kim.

Patuxent Research Refuge summer camps — Registration underway for mini-camps. All programs free; require advance reservations, 301-497-5887. Participants may only attend one camp within their age group. Dress for weather: long pants, sunscreen/insect repellent; bring water and bag lunch that doesn't need refrigeration. Advise of any special needs. All camps at North Tract, Route 198 between Baltimore/Washington Parkway and Route 32. Animal Planet: July 6, 7 and 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 5-7. Learn similarities and differences between different groups of animals; discover diversity of these animals and how each survives in their habitat; explore refuge and find these creatures in their natural habitat while playing games, doing crafts. Eco-Discovery: July 18, 19 and 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 11-13. Discover what it's like to be a refuge biologist: dive into wetlands, discover forests, explore local wildlife and explore refuge through games, hikes, habitat explorations. Refuge Ranger: July 28 and 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 8-10. Learn what it's like to be a refuge ranger: explore hands-on how wildlife survives on a refuge, learn to identify plants, animals and insects; and understand how to protect wildlife. Nature Detectives: Aug. 16, 17 and 18; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; ages 8-10. Learn different ways to detect animal activity while tracking them through meadows, forests and wetlands; learn bird calls, animal tracts, trees; see how human and animals interact in our environment and identify factors that contribute to environmental problems. Awesome Animal Adaptations: Aug. 24, 25 and 26; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; ages 5-7. Learn about different animal adaptations; discover how mammals, birds, fish and others survive in their habitats; and what makes some more successful than others: arts and crafts, games, hands-on activities and time outside.

Negro League Legends Hall of Fame — June-July, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Exhibit features portions of traveling exhibit of the Scurlock Photographic Studio images of the Negro Leagues. The Sojourner Truth African American Research Collection will house NLLHOF memorabilia. 301-776-6790.

Salute The Troops Golf Classic — Mon., July 11, tee off 8 a.m., Lake Presidential Golf Club, Upper Marlboro. Capt. Carl DeWalt, Laurel Police Department, organizing teams for event; contact to register for a team. Benefits Fisher House, which supports America's military by providing a "home away from home," enabling family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

Cherry Lane Professional Park Office Condominium Association — Annual membership meeting, Mon., July 11, 5 p.m., Office of Zagami-Trozzi, 9101 Cherry Lane, Suite 108. D.H. Bader Management Services, 301-953-1955, ext. 30.

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