The city of Laurel is hosting a series of movies and concerts during the summer on Fridays at Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St. Attendees are encouraged to bring a comfortable chair or blanket. All events are family friendly.

The first movie, which previews June 21, is "Paranorman." Other screenings scheduled are: "The Rise of the Guardians," June 28; "Arthur Christmas," July 12; "Wreck-It Ralph," July 26; and "Madagascar 3," Aug. 9. All movies are rated PG and start at dusk.


Two concerts are scheduled at the same venue. The first featuring The New Romanos is slated for July 19. DC Transit Band is set to play on Aug. 2. Concerts are from 7 to 9 p.m.

According to a post on social media by Eileen Collins, Laurel Elementary School's PTA has elected a slate of new officers. They include Morgan Grabisch, president; Dennis Meadows, treasurer; and Jennifer Yermal, secretary. The office of vice president is currently vacant.

First United Methodist Church, 424 Main St., is holding its annual Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 7, through Thursday, July 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Those attending must be at least 3 years of age, and no older than students entering the sixth grade. Music, games, snacks and Bible-based stories will be the order of the day. Everyone is welcome. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first come/first served basis. You can pre-register at the church or by calling 301-725-3093.

During the summer recess from school, the Laurel Historical Society is hosting a science program for elementary school-aged children. Those entering second through sixth grades are invited to attend GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer: Elementary School Students to Discover the Wonders of Physical Science and Electricity.

Classes will be held the week of Aug. 5 to 9, at the museum, 817 Main St. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Level one, those entering second and third grades, will attend sessions from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Level two, those entering fourth through sixth grades, will be in class from 11 a.m. until noon. Call 301- 725-7975 for more information.

Claire Buckley, wife of the late City Council member John Buckley, died recently at her home in Florida. Longtime residents of Park Avenue, their four children, John, James, a good friend since seventh grade, David and Susan are all graduates of Laurel High School.