West Laurel Recreation Council

The West Laurel Recreation Council is a self-supporting group of interested volunteers, offering various educational, social, and recreational programs to the citizens of West Laurel. Rec Council meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Community Building, except during the summer from June thru August. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring ideas on programs and events you would like to see the Rec. Council work on! Furthermore, if you would like to teach a class or workshop, they would love to hear your ideas. Call Kim Passmore at 301-725-3157 for more information.

Events Sponsored by the WLRC:

Adult's Night Out -- Enjoy dinner and a show with other adults in the neighborhood. Group rates at locations like Toby's Dinner Theater. For more information about coming programs, see the Calendar of Activities or contact Kathy McKay 410-792-4968.

Family Swim Night -- Fairland Aquatics Center usually the 1st or 2nd Friday in February 6-9 PM A chance to swim laps, sit in the hot tub, or play with the kids in the training pool.

Spring Egg Hunt -- W.L. Comm. Bldg, usually the Saturday at the start of PG County school's spring break, Don't come late as it doesn't take long for the field to be cleared. Children's outdoor games and activities are planned. If you would like to help out, please call Kim Passmore at 301-725-3157.

Ice Cream Social -- W.L. Comm. Bldg, usually the 2nd Friday in June, 7-8:30 PM Start the summer by enjoying ice cream sundaes with neighbors and friends on the lawn at the WL Community Building. Bike parade for the children. Free, but donations appreciated to defray costs.

Annual Community Picnic -- W.L. Comm. Bldg, usually the 3rd Saturday in September, 12-4 PM -- Stop by the West Laurel Community building and join your neighbors for a family picnic. The Rec. Council is providing the burgers & dogs, paper goods, drinks, & condiments. We ask you to bring a side-dish or dessert to share. There will be games for the kids and fun for all.

Winter Holiday Party -- W.L. Comm. Bldg, usually the 2nd Friday, December, 7-9 PM Enjoy the season with music, a sing-a-long, making crafts, and a visit from Santa Claus. Come early and help decorate our tree. The Rec. Council will provide soft drinks. We ask you to bring finger food to snack on. Those who wish may bring an un-wrapped children's gift to be distributed by Laurel Advocacy & Referral Service (LARS).

Cultural arts at Bond Mill and Scotchtown Hills Elementary Schools. The Council sponsors two shows at each school on a date to be announced in the school bulletins.

Craft Days -- Valentines, Mothers/Fathers Day

Valentine Stamping Fun -- Come Join Us to Make Your Own Valentines Using Rubber Stamps- Pretty or Funny- You Decide! This workshop for kids ages 6 - 12 years old will be held at the WL community building. Parents are welcome to stay and assist their children. Call Jean Staats at 301-604-8550 to sign up. There is no charge. If teens are interested in embossing cards, call Jean at the above number. The Rec. Council would like to thank Jean for offering to hold this class. If it is well attended, she may hold more.

Pitch & Putt -- GunPowder Golf Club, Here's a chance for the family to practice together or introduce young golfers to the sport.

Tea for Two, Mother & Me - W. L. Community Building usually Saturday before Mother's Day, 2-4 PM. ... for 8-12 year old girls and their mother/special person. Reservations required as seating is limited. $8/pair. Call Jean Staats (301) 604-8550 or Lenora Dernoga (301) 3286 for details or to register.

Breakfast with Dad - ...for guys only, time with their Dad/special person for 6-11 year old boys as they prepare and eat breakfast together. Reservations required as seating is limited. Fee to be determined. Call Jean Staats (301) 604-8550 for details.

Volks March

Laurel "Rag Tag" Band

Recreation Classes Fall, Winter, Spring

Summer Playground

Locations: Bond Mill & Scotchtown Hills Elementary Schools & the West Laurel Community Building

Some Events Proposed by the WLRC

Parent's Information Exchange -- come hear experts in the field of parenting & child development and network with others neighborhood parents. For more information or to suggest topics/speakers, contact Rush Kester 301-490-1310

Red Cross First Aid, CPR, & Babysitter's Training

Family "Jam Session" (a chance for family members to dust off their instruments, show off their talent or learn to play simple musical instruments, or just have fun watching or listening to others "jam")

Call Chuck Lavin at 301-490-8996 if you would like to be notified when a Beginning Italian class for adults will be held.

Monthly Saturday Morning Seminars (We're looking for topics you're interested in or someone to make arrangements, and prepare a schedule of talks).

Three-On-Three Basketball Tournament (We're looking for someone to organize a fun event for West Laurel players).

Bi-Monthly Multi-Culture Children Programs (Come tell children about your cultural heritage or organize the program)

We welcome your thoughts! Please let someone on the WLRC know if you like these ideas or have others we should consider.