Calendar of Laurel events

Art exhibits — "Spiritual Challenges" closes July 3, Resident Artist Gallery, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Mixed media prints by Rachel-Ray Cleveland explore spiritual essence of all religions. 30th annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition: "Inside/Out," living silk sculptures by Elsabe Dixon and installation and drawings by Leah Frankel, through Aug. 14, Main Gallery. Realist drawings in graphite by artist Alexa Brooks, through Aug. 19, Library Gallery. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 301-377-4860.

First Sunday breakfast — Sponsored by Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Sun., July 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, 7411 Cherry Lane. All-you-can-eat; menu varies. $7 adults. First Sunday of every month. Janice, 301-725-1862.

One Act Festival —Auditions, Wed., July 6, 7 p.m., Sat., July 9 at 10:30 a.m. and Sun., July 10 at 7 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Bring resume, head shot (if available) and scheduling conflicts. Cold readings from scripts. One Act Festival runs Sept. 2-18, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Commitment of one weekend only since different set of one acts each weekend. Maureen Rogers, or 301-452-2557.

Montpelier summer concert series — Appaloosa, classic rock and pop rock, Fri., July 8. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Montpelier Mansion grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Road at Route 197. Bring picnic, blanket or chair. Public and handicapped parking available. No tickets or reservations. Cancelled if heavy rain at time of concert. Call 301-953-7882 after 5 p.m. day of concert for verification. Sponsored by South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers. 301-776-2805.

Movies in the Park — Screening of "The Karate Kid" (PG), Fri., July 8, starting at dusk, approximately 8 p.m., Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St. Bring blanket or chair and picnics. Movies subject to change prior to viewing date. Children under 13 not permitted without parent or guardian. Sponsored by Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation with support from Don Pablo's Restaurant. 301-725-7800.

Venus Theatre summer camp — Now registering students from third grade and older for week of July 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., doors open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Venus Theatre Play Shack, 21 C St. Based on Cynthia Cooper's, "How She Played the Game." Explore tools of theatre and work on play that embraces six female athletes. Physical activities, journaling, acting exercises, storytelling and story structure, learning to work together as an ensemble and rehearsing for Saturday performance. Camp teaches, empowers and celebrates six great women from history. Go to for registration form. 202-236-4078.

"Look Good … Feel Better" — Held by Laurel Regional Hospital and the American Cancer Society, Mon., July 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road. Trained cosmetologist teaches participants how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by cosmetic industry. Free, non-medical and product-neutral program teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Session limited to 10 participants presently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Physician referrals accepted. Cosmetic kits are provided to enhance all complexion types. Registration required by July 11. Laurel Regional Hospital Public Relations Office, 301-497-7914.

Crab feast —American Legion Post 60, Sat., Aug. 6, 6-11 p.m., 2 Main St. All you can eat crabs, crab soup, corn on the cob, meatballs, chicken wings, cole slaw, dessert, 6-8 p.m. Music by DJ Miles and dancing, 8-11 p.m. Tickets $35, must be purchased in advance; all draft beer and soda included in ticket price, 6-11 p.m. Adults only (must be 21 years old). No ticket sales at door. 301-725-2302.

Laurel High Class of 1986 — 25th class reunion, Sat., Aug. 6, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Ram's Head Tavern, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. Reservations by July 23. Classmates and guests responsible for their own menus.

Laurel High Class of 1971 — 40th class reunion, Sat., Sept. 17, Columbia Doubletree. Information, including weekend events, or Nancy Hayden, 410-727-5576.

Laurel High Class of 1991 — Looking for classmates for 20th reunion. Marcy Brodsky, reunion coordinator, 410-531-0175,

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