Laurel Woods Elementary School and the LAMP Program will sponsor community dinners at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18.
School staff members will serve community residents a free spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria at Laurel Woods.
More than $1,000 in donations from local businesses will be awarded to the winners of the 2003 LAMP Essay Contest and as door prizes.
More than 400 people have attended the dinners in the past three years, and a large crowd is expected this year.
The event will celebrate Laurel Woods Elementary's 30 years of service to the community.
The school serves as a community hub for the neighborhood.
The LAMP Program, which is based there, provides classes and programs for the diverse population of the North Laurel community.
LAMP served 1,100 K-12 students and 300 adults last year.
LAMP (the Laurel Woods, Atholton, Murray Hill Project) is a three-year, grant-funded program for children and adults of the North Laurel community.
Reservoir High School was added to the grant last year.
To sign up for one of the dinners, call John Shortt or Dana Lowe at 301-362-9468.