Laurel Leader

Go and get fit with the No Excuses Moms [North Laure/Savage]

So what is your excuse this week? Kate Cole runs a volunteer group of No Excuses Moms in Jessup. This started from when Maria Kang posted a photo on Facebook.

The group helps support each other to eat healthy and to get fit. All fitness levels are welcome. They meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m. in a park off Red Jacket. They work out for about an hour. Anyone is welcome to join or start your own.


Check out their Facebook page This group does not endorse any special diet or weight loss program except clean eating.

Come out to Muffins with Moms on May 9 at the North Laurel Community Center. Story reading, crafts and light refreshments are included for $7 for members and $10 for non-members, starting at 9:30. To register, call 410-313-0459.


Last call to register for Patuxent Valley's Yard Sale on May 9. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. The cost is $12 a space or 2 for $22. Rain date is May 16. The school is at 9151 Vollmerhausen Road in Jessup. For more information or to book a space, contact Christine Dietrich at Buyers, do not forget to mark your calendars.

Atholton High's National Art Honor Society will host Empty Bowls 2015 and Student Art Show on May 15. This is a fundraiser to support Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. Cost is $10, which will include soup and bread and a handmade ceramic bowl crafted by an Atholton Student. Student's art work will also be on display. Grassroots is a 24-hour-a-day crisis center for those who are homeless. Reservations are not required.

Atholton High's annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 5K Walk/Run will be May 16. The walk/run starts at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m. The Atholton Lettermen's Club, Student Government Association and Athletic Boosters have joined together to help raise funds and awareness to this disease. Over 300,000 people have a chronic connective tissue disease. The most visible sign is the hardening of the skin. It can be mild or life threatening. As of this time, there is no cure. For more information, go to

The Laurel Woods Music Theater Department presents "The Wizard of Oz" on May 14 and 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. Third, fourth and fifth graders have worked hard to present a wonderful show to our community. The show is co-directed by general music teachers Emily Goudreau and Ellissa Lawrence, and the pre-k teacher, Amanda Faudale. The public is welcome to come out and see the show for free.

Hammond High Schools Booster Camps are back. These week-long camps are for students rising to sixth to ninth grades in the Hammond High area. Camps include; Band, Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. Early bird pricing of $135 lasts till May 31. June 1 is $155. For information or to registers, goto