Prayer breakfast — Side by Side, a nonprofit group that works to strengthen local public schools will hold Blessing of the Schools, Sat., Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m., in the Laurel High School cafeteria, 8000 Cherry Lane. Scheduled for just two days before the first day of school in
GED class — Begins Tue., Sept. 6 and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., through December, 9055 C Maier Road. Sponsored by Transitional Zone Inc., a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with Spread the Word Ministries Church. Another class starts in January. Pastor Ivy Harrison, 301-213-3323 or James Egins, 301-738-4206.
Yard sale — Sponsored by Youth Group of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Sat., Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., church parking lot, 12430 Scaggsville Road, Highland. $20 for two 9-by-17-foot spaces; $5 for each additional space. To reserve space, contact Elizabeth Blough at Eblough@comcast.net or 301-604-6769. All proceeds from selling spaces benefit youth fellowship at Mount Zion.