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First Friday variety dance — Fri., Nov. 4, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. DJ Professor Jay. Dance and listen to modern, oldies, country, big band, line dances, pop, '50s, '60s, polka, Latin, swing and ballroom. Light snacks and nonalcoholic beverages provided. Alcohol strictly prohibited. $3 per person. Advance registration recommended at center. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 301-206-3350. http://www.pgparks.com .
Trip to New York City — Sponsored by Laurel Mill Playhouse. Bus fare $55 per person due by Nov. 6 for Dec. 7 trip. Bus departs Maple Lawn Park and Ride at 6 a.m. and arrives Times Square half-ticket booth at 9 a.m. Return bus departs Times Square at 9 p.m. Checks payable to Laurel Mill Playhouse. Theater tickets extra. For half price tickets, go to http://www.tdf.org. Maureen Rogers, 301-452-2557, email@example.com.
Prom dress fundraiser — American Red Cross Howard County District collecting gently worn prom dresses to help disaster victims. Dress drop-offs: Sun., Nov. 6, 1-5 p.m., Glenwood Branch library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville; Sun., Nov. 27, 1-5 p.m., Central Branch library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia; Sun., Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m., Columbia Branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Collected garments sold as part of second annual Project: Prom Dress, in February. All proceeds benefit American Red Cross disaster relief fund. Douglas Lent, 410-624-2082.
Rosie the Riveter — Wed., Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-noon, North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Learn about the cultural icon from a real Rosie and her Rosebud daughter, and women's work experiences in factories during
Coach handbag bingo — Fri., Nov. 11, 7 p.m., St. Mary's Church, 114 St. Mary's Place, lower level, handicap accessible. Doors open 6 p.m. Arrive early and support concession stand. Admission $15 per person, with reservation; or $18, walk-ins. Reservations, Val, 301-498-1433, ext. 557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multi-family indoor yard sale — Sponsored by Pythian Sisters of Laurel Temple 33, Sat., Nov. 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Pythian Hall, 620 Montgomery St. Portion of proceeds benefits welfare needs in community and state throughout year. 301-725-0125.
Basket and Bag bingo — Sponsored by Laurel Fourth of July Committee, Sun., Nov. 13, doors open noon, bingo 2 p.m., Maryland City Fire Department, 3498
Laurel Art Guild — General meeting and lecture, Mon., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, Main Gallery, second floor, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Intellectual property attorney