Memo­rial to QA’s ed­u­ca­tor set to be ded­i­cated Nov. 5

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — Ded­i­ca­tion of the John F. An­drews Memo­rial, lo­cated on the cam­pus of the newly re­stored Ken­nard High School Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter and African Amer­i­can His­tory Mu­seum in Cen­tre­ville, will be­gin at 10 a.m. Satur­day, Nov. 5. The street ad­dress is 410 Lit­tle Kid­well Ave.

The pub­lic is in­vited. There will be music and time for shar­ing re­mem­brances.

Do­na­tions are still being ac­cepted for the per­ma­nent memo­rial gar­den to be in­stalled next spring. Checks should be made payable to Ken­nard Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion, not­ing “John An­drews Fund” on the memo line, and mailed to P.O. Box 213, Cen­tre­ville, MD 21617.

To make a cash or credit card do­na­tion, con­tact Clay­ton Wash­ing­ton, alumni as­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent, at 443-239-2110.

The alumni as­so­ci­a­tion has taken the lead in or­ga­niz­ing memo­ri­als to An­drews, a long­time ed­u­ca­tor in Queen Anne’s County who was killed in a motor ve­hi­cle crash in Au­gust 2007.

An­drews was 71 and a vice prin­ci­pal at Queen Anne’s County High School — a po­si­tion he held for 36 years — at the time of his death.

He was killed in a two-ve­hi­cle crash in Cen­tre­ville. A man op­er­at­ing a stolen 1999 GMC Yukon ran a red light at South Lib­erty and Wa­ter streets. The Yukon struck An­drews’ ve­hi­cle on the driver’s side.

In Other Head­lines:

• The Queen Anne’s County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will hold its monthly meet­ing Wed­nes­day, Nov. 2 at the board of­fice, 202 Ch­ester­field Ave., Cen­tre­ville. The meet­ing will be­gin in open ses­sion at 4:30 p.m. and then go im­me­di­ately into closed ses­sion. The open ses­sion will re­sume at 6 p.m.

• The Queen Anne’s County Health Depart­ment is of­fer­ing free flu vac­ci­na­tions, while sup­plies last, to all per­sons 6 months of age and older. Clin­ics will be held on Tues­days in Novem­ber at the health depart­ment, 206 North Com­merce St., Cen­tre­ville.

Vac­cines will be given on the first and third Tues­day of the month from 1 to 7 p.m. and on the se­cond and fourth Tues­day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The health depart­ment will be closed Tues­day, Nov. 8 for Elec­tion Day.

Flu clin­ics also are being of­fered at the Kent Is­land Li­brary from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12; 3 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14; and 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 17.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410758-0720.

• Cen­tre­ville Day is Satur­day, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the green at the his­toric Queen Anne’s County Cir­cuit Court­house and Lawyers Row. The rain date is Sun­day.

There is no ad­mis­sion cost. Food and bev­er­ages will be sold.

There will be a singing con­test and a cookie con­test, moon bounce and an in­ter­ac­tive Kids Zone, all or­ga­nized by vol­un­teers from the Queen Anne’s County Chil­dren’s Coun­cil, plus a bal­loon twis­ter, an adult “Hops” scav­enger hunt or­ga­nized by the Bull & Goat Brewery and a com­mu­nity paintby-num­bers art project, or­ga­nized by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Coun­cil.

The Kids Zone will be lo­cated on the court­house lawn fac­ing Lib­erty Street. This area will fea­ture corn hole free play, pump­kin bowl­ing and paint­ing, face paint­ing, and other in­ter­ac­tive games and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Cen­tre­ville Day is or­ga­nized by a group of vol­un­teers un­der the di­rec­tion of the Cen­tre­ville Main Street pro­gram and is pre­sented by the Town of Cen­tre­ville.

• The Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers at their Oct. 11 meet­ing reap­pointed John Plaskon to a four-year term on the Al­co­hol and Drug Abuse Coun­cil. They also ap­pointed Su­san Cop­page, Kara Kresge and Iris Carter to four-year terms. All terms be­gin Nov. 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2020.

The Al­co­hol and Drug Abuse Coun­cil was cre­ated by Gov. Robert Ehrlich in 2004 re­quir­ing each county to es­tab­lish and main­tain an ad­vi­sory coun­cil. The law was de­signed to im­prove links be­tween the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem and sub­stance abuse treat­ment ser­vices, as well as in­crease di­ver­sion from pros­e­cu­tion and al­ter­na­tives to in­car­cer­a­tion for low-level, non-vi­o­lent offenders.

Also at their Oct. 11 meet­ing, the com­mis­sion­ers re-ap­pointed Mary Roby to a five-year term on the Ethics Com­mis­sion to be­gin Jan. 1 of next year. Her cur­rent term ex­pires Dec. 31.

The Ethics Com­mis­sion pro­cesses and makes de­ter­mi­na­tions as to com­plaints filed by any per­son al­leg­ing a vi­o­la­tion of the county code, and de­vises, receives and main­tains all forms gen­er­ated un­der the Ethics Code.

The com­mis­sion con­sists of six mem­bers.

• All Queen Anne’s County Li­brary pa­trons can check out iPads with­out charge. You can choose from the four col­lec­tions of apps cu­rated by the li­brary staff: pre­lit­er­acy for new and learn­ing read­ers; an iPad loaded with Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics (STEM) apps for mid­dle school stu­dents; and de­vices for young adult and gen­eral adult read­ers.

• Har­mony On The Bay will present a Women’s Aux­il­iary Christ­mas Kick­off at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the fire­house in Cen­tre­ville. It’s an entertaining play about preparing for Christ­mas while singing a cap­pella bar­ber­shop music.

The play, scripted by Tracy Franz, takes place in 1955 when a group of ladies meet to pre­pare an im­pec­ca­ble Christ­mas for their fam­i­lies. Through­out the pro­gram, the ladies sing and tell sto­ries and jokes re­lat­ing to their Christ­mas prepa­ra­tions.

Mix It Up Quar­tet, win­ner of the 2016 Novice Quar­tet at the Re­gion 19 Sweet Ade­lines Quar­tet Com­pe­ti­tion, will per­form some of its award- win­ning songs.

The HOTB cho­rus will be dressed in 1950s vin­tage cloth­ing.

Ad­mis­sion is $12 for adults and $6 for chil­dren 10 and younger. Tick­ets are avail­able by con­tact­ing the group at har­mony­on­the­bay@gmail.com or by call­ing Tracy at 410-699-1007.

Har­mony On The Bay is char­tered by Sweet Ade­lines In­ter­na­tional and is a 501(c)3 non­profit.

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