Vacation Bible school — Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Laurel, July 18-22, 6-8:30 p.m., 15000 First Baptist Lane. Open to children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. No charge. Kerrie Pariso, 410-309-3381.
Vacation Bible school — Big Apple Adventure, Where Faith and Life Connect, July 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel Bowie Road. For kids age 4 to completion of sixth grade. Music, crafts, Bible study, missions focus, snacks and games. VBX Vacation Bible experience for those who have completed fifth and sixth grades held at same time, joins younger group for opening and closing but has own program with Natasha Bowlds and Captive Free visiting youth ministry team. Registration $10. Register online, http://www.oslclaurel.org/vbs2011.html. 301-776-7670.