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Christmas party, cookie sale among holiday events

Howard County Times

Happy Holidays! Be sure to get in the holiday spirit by participating in some local activities.

Members of Emmanuel Methodist Church on Scaggsville Road are hosting two special events.

On Sunday, Dec. 10, church members and guests are invited for the church Christmas Party and Caroling from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p. m. in the Fellowship Hall. Crafts, lunch, fellowship and caroling are sure get you in the spirit. To RSVP or to get more information contact Donna at

Just a few days later, St. Nicholas is expected to arrive in the church’s Fellowship Hall for breakfast and the Cookie Sale. Breakfast with St. Nicholas is planned for Saturday, Dec. 15, from 8 until 11 a.m. Pancakes and sausage will be served. Crafts, pictures for coloring and a movie about St. Nick are all included in this fun-filled event. Of course, the highlight will be visiting with Santa himself. The cost is $8 for those 13 and older and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Breakfast is free for youngsters 3 and under.

Delicious, homemade cookies and fudge will go on sale in the youth room at 9 a.m. Large containers of dessert treats will be sold for $15 and $13 for those who did some baking. Be sure to stop by Emmanuel Methodist church for one or both events.

Do you have some shopping to do? Parents’ Night Out is perfect for you.

Staff members offer babysitting and activities for kids ages 5 to 12 at the North Laurel Community Center from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The cost is $10 for members and $15 non-members. Be sure to call 410-313-0458 for more information or to register children. I certainly can’t think of a better way to get some quick errands done and keep the kids happy for the evening.

Other classes and activities are planned all winter long at North Laurel so look in your mail for the latest booklet of 2019 winter classes and activities. You can also check it out online at

The Columbia Figure Skating Club will present “The Nutcracker on Ice” on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. This promises to be a memorable show with national skater Robert Korycinski performing. Tickets are $15 for anyone 4 and up. Information is available and tickets can be purchased online at You may also call 410-730-0322.

William Warren, a family medical practitioner, has been serving the Laurel area for several generations. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1970 and has specialized in internal medicine throughout his career.

He currently serves the Laurel area from the Laurel Heath Center on Gorman Road but previously had an office on Prince George’s Street in Old Town Laurel for many years.

He is retiring after 49 years of dedicated service to local patients. Known for his personalized care and desire for seeing his patients get the best treatment possible, Warren has enjoyed a successful career always showing empathy for his patients. It is interesting to note that he continued making house calls up until a few years ago; long after most doctors had abandoned that type of service.

If you or someone you know has been a patient of Warren, be sure to stop and wish him well. Happy Retirement.

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