Tom's Reindeer Run supports Sarah's House at Fort Meade

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Share your good news and events with the community. Contact Laurel Leader editorial assistant Pat Farmer, paf1@patuxent.com, or phone and fax 410-332-6653.

$6 sale — Hosted by Laurel Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Fri., Nov. 18, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., J.R. Jones conference room, 7300 Van Dusen Road. Scarves, jewelry, gloves, red hat items, children's items, wallets; all priced $6 each. Proceeds go toward purchase of capital equipment for the hospital. 240-456-4764.

Auditions — "The Hollow," by Agatha Christie, Sat., Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m., Mon., Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Perform cold readings from script. English accents desired, but not required at auditions. Director Mark Allen requests auditioners not read Act 3 in advance. Produced by Maureen Rogers, play runs Feb. 3-26, Friday and Saturday evenings with two Sunday matinees. Maureen Rogers, maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

"Through War and Peace: A Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001" — Sat., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Presented by the Central Maryland Chorale (formerly Laurel Oratorio Society), artistic director Monica Otal. Accompanied by Montgomery Philharmonic, Sandra Ragusa, music director. Soloist baritone Steven Rainbolt. Concert includes "Memorial," commissioned from Rene Clausen for a remembrance of Sept. 11; movement from Randall Thompson's "Testament of Freedom"; Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem"; Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings"; and other songs of peace and remembrance. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. http://www.centralmarlandchorale.com.

Holiday Appreciation basket bingo — Sun., Nov. 20, doors open noon, games 1 p.m. (an hour early), Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St. Proceeds help local children with after school activities, extra school help and sports. Twenty games, two specials, two raffles, balls, King Tutt, door prizes. Limited kitchen, bring snacks. Admission $10 with reservation, $15 at door. reservations@bestbasketbingo.com.

Inaugural Night before Thanksgiving Bash — Pallotti Prep alumni and friends, Wed., Nov. 23, 7-11 p.m., Pallotti High School, Abell Multipurpose Room, 113 St. Mary's Place. All you can eat and drink; catered by Three Brothers Italian Restaurant. Games of chance, raffles, music and prizes. Tickets $25 per person, http://www.pallottihs.org. Kris Weaver, '98, kweaver@pallottihs.org.

Tom's 10th annual 5k Reindeer Run — Sat., Nov. 26, 9 a.m., West Laurel Community Building, Brooklyn Bridge Road. Held in memory of Tom Linsenmeyer and benefits Sarah's House, supportive housing program for families near Fort Meade. Online registration at http://www.tomsreindeerrun.org. Race check-in and on-site registration, 8-8:45 a.m. Limited T-shirts available on race day. Prizes and refreshments follow race, with a visit from Santa. John Linsenmeyer, 443-896-7561.

Retired Officers' Wives' Club — Reservations due Dec. 1 for luncheon, Tue., Dec. 6, 11 a.m., Club Meade. Seasonal music provided by Archbishop Spaulding High School choral group. Also gifts and prizes. Buffet with choices of entrees, sides and desserts. $20. Members call area reservation committee representative; all others call Betty Wade, 410-551-7082.

Wilshire Homeowners Association — Annual meeting of membership, Thu., Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Oseh Shalom synagogue, 7515 Olive Branch Way. D.H. Bader Management Services, 301-953-1955, Ext. 31.

More than Baskets Bingo —Murray Hill Middle School Music Boosters, Fri., Dec. 2, games 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m., Murray Hill Middle School, 9989 Winter Sun Road. Sixteen games with two specials, two raffle prizes and door prizes. Refreshments available for nominal fee. Tickets, adults $13 with advance reservation; $15 at door; special student price $10. Indicate number of students and number of adults when making reservations. Reservations, Bonnie Frazee, 301-490-2360 or mhmsbingo@yahoo.com.

Improv Now! — Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Inhouse improv comedy troupe under artistic direction of Mike Young. General admission $10. Reservations, 301-452-2557 or lmp@laurelmillplayhouse.org. http://www.laurelplayhouse.org. http://www.improvnow.com.

Breakfast with Santa — Hosted by the GFWC Woman's Club of Laurel, Sat., Dec. 3, 384 Main St. Reservations at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Children $3, adults (age 12 and over) $6. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee or tea. Parking in rear. Reservations required, 301-490-8053. gfwcmd.org/clubs/montgomeryco/laurel.html

Holiday bazaar — Sponsored by Friends of Patuxent, Sat., Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop. Shop for wild and not-so-wild new and gently used treasures and support the research center and refuge. Cash, check, Master Card and Visa accepted. 301-497-5763.

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