Wed­nes­day, May 11

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Charles County Lit­er­acy Coun­cil will be ac­cept­ing reg­is­tra­tions through June 8 for its vol­un­teer tu­tor train­ing work­shop to be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 18 at Old Durham Church, Nan­je­moy. Reg­is­tra­tion fee waived for this event only. All learn­ing ma­te­ri­als and lunch will be pro­vided. Some ad­vance on­line course­work re­quired. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call Linda Heim­pel, 301-934-6488, or go to www.charle­scountylit­er­acy.org.

Na­tional Al­liance on Men­tal Ill­ness, South­ern Mary­land, will hold In Our Own Voice pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram 6-8 p.m. May 11 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, Leonard­town Cam­pus, Bldg C, Room 216, 22950 Hollywood Road. Trained men­tal health con­sumers will share per­sonal sto­ries about liv­ing with men­tal ill­ness. Open to pub­lic. Free. For in­for­ma­tion, call 240254-2636.

Sher­iff’s Of­fice Com­mu­nity Roundtable will be 6–7:30 p.m. May 11 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Join in for a dis­cus­sion of lo­cal crime statis­tics and trends and how to keep your­self safe. An of­fi­cer from the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice will host and be avail­able to an­swer ques­tions. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Teen Fam­ily Pic­nic will be 6-7 p.m. May 11 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Open to all teen (and young) par­ents ages 22 or younger and their chil­dren, birth-5. Par­ents can learn how to en­gage with their child to pro­mote early lit­er­acy and de­velop ba­sic so­cial, emo­tional and ed­u­ca­tional skills. Pic­nic style meal will be of­fered to fam­i­lies. Teens will learn about re­sources the li­brary and county govern­ment agen­cies of­fer that may help them and their chil­dren. Call 301-645-1395.

Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. May 11 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Even­ing Story Time will be 6:30-7 p.m. May 11 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 0-5. Call 301-645-2864.

Charles County Arts Al­liance (CCAA) will hold a Spe­cial Call for Artists through June 1. CCAA is now ac­cept­ing sub­mis­sions for a Spe­cial Sum­mer Art Show, a multi-me­dia pub­lic ex­hibit, to be held July 13-Sept. 26 at the Charles County Govern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata. The theme is “Artists With­out Lim­its” and will rec­og­nize lo­cal artists with dis­abil­i­ties. Lo­cal artists with dis­abil­i­ties may sub­mit two works of art on any sub­ject to CCAA for con­sid­er­a­tion. No sub­mis­sion fee. For in­struc­tions on how to make a sub­mis­sion or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scount­yarts.org.

South­ern Mary­land Food Coun­cil will host 3rd An­nual Food­ways Com­mu­nity Net­work­ing Event 6-8 p.m. May 11 at Calvert Li­brary Prince Fred­er­ick, Meet­ing Rooms 1, 2 and 3, 850 Cost­ley Way. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.somd­food­coun­cil.com.

Pomon­key High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its monthly meet­ing 1:30 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, May 11, 2016 at Metropoli­tan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropoli­tan Church Road, Pomon­key. All alumni and friends are in­vited to at­tend. Con­tact Philip Thomas at 301-7511823 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Thurs­day, May 12

JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be at Po­tomac li­brary 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12. The li­brary is lo­cated at 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. The cen­ter

More than 245 teams — 43 from Charles County Pub­lic Schools (CCPS) — com­peted in the Mary­land Des­ti­na­tion Imag­i­na­tion (DI) Tour­na­ment April 9 at the Univer­sity of Mary­land, Bal­ti­more County. Fif­teen teams were rec­og­nized for plac­ing in the top five in their chal­lenge and level. Seven of the teams placed first, sec­ond or third to ad­vance to the Global Fi­nals Tour­na­ment May 24 - 29 in Knoxville, Tenn.

More than 800 stu­dents in ele­men­tary through high school, in pub­lic and pri­vate schools, made up 148 DI teams at the re­gional con­test March 12 held at North Point High School. The teams par­tic­i­pated in one of eight chal­lenges, and those that placed at the re­gional event ad­vanced to the state tour­na­ment.

The fol­low­ing Charles County teams placed in the state Des­ti­na­tion Imag­i­na­tion tour­na­ment.

Pace of Change chal­lenge

Ele­men­tary school • Wal­ter J. Mitchell Ele­men­tary School, Ex­treme Bull­dogs team, first place. The team is made up of Ad­di­son Herbert, Ri­ley Jo Herbert, Ad­di­son Pflee­gor, Shelby VanCleaf, James Peter­son, Steven McPhee and Sa­van­nah Trice. High school • North Point High School, Um­mWhat!?!?!, first place. The team is made up of Luke Gib­son, Alex Pat­ton, Thomas Walz, Matthew Ess­ing, Char­lotte Not­ting­ham, Madi­son Stan­ley and Den­nis Whit­ley.

• Henry E. Lackey/North Point, DI Team, sec­ond place. The team is made up of Gabrielle Sandy, Dy­lan Will, Zachary Will, Jaycee Ver­mil­lion and Anne Elise Bolton.

In Plain Sight chal­lenge

Ele­men­tary school • Mary H. Mat­ula Ele­men­tary School, DI War­riors, fifth place. The team is made up of Grant Win­kler, Al­li­son Ament, Nathan Carter, Cole Michael and Nathan Pankowski. Mid­dle school • Matthew Hen­son Mid­dle School, The Sci­en­tific Seven, fourth place. The team is made up of Sophia Ger­st­man, Syd­ney Hop­kins, Ava Le­blanc, Carmia Ed­wards, Marin Pat­ter­son, Jor­rell Law­ton and Asa Gregg.

• Ben­jamin Stod­dert Mid­dle School, Stod­dert DIvine Co­me­di­ans, fifth place. The team is made up of Amara Kazim, Ihshan Kazim, Chris­tian Gomez, Con­nor Wright, Alexis Fraser, Sarah Sbor­done and Kris­ten But­ler.

Get a Clue chal­lenge

Mid­dle school • Theodore G. Davis and Hen­son mid­dle schools, Half N’1/2, first place. The team is made up of Robert Polk, El­iz­a­beth Ger­st­man, Chase Drew­ery, Ifeanyi Ijezie, Syd­ney Prince and Char­lyn Rae Can­on­izado.

Close En­coun­ters chal­lenge

Ele­men­tary school • T.C. Martin Ele­men­tary School, D-Eye Watch­ing You, fourth place. The team is made up of Au­tumn Forsythe, Made­lyn Wil­son, Lil­lie Wright, Pey­ton Lauter­born, Kin­cade Bur­roughs, Jada Massey and Danielle Craw­ford. High school • North Point, Mau­rice J. McDonough/Lackey high schools, DI’IN­CEP­TION, fourth place. The team is made up of Christina Mur­phy, Xavier Prince, Cole Pryor, Lo­gan Steele, Ja­cadi Till­man, Han­nah Gates and Amelia Dud­ley; and

• North Point/West­lake high schools, DITWACA, fourth place (tie). The team is made up of Carsen Ess­ing, Kin­sey Polk, Han­nah McMillen, Emily Decker, An­drew Gause­pohl, Sarah Steele and Kelsey Swe­gle.

• La Plata High School, Scratch N Sniff, fifth place. The team is made up of Thomas Hume, Brad Fer­gu­son, Luke Glass, Sarah Daw­son, Emma Daw­son and Mariah Han­cock.

Mu­si­cal Mashup chal­lenge

Ele­men­tary school • Mt. Hope Ele­men­tary School, the DI Build­ing Beavers, third place. The team is made up of Dono­van Ban­nis­ter, Kyle Brough, Gra­cie But­ler, Tes­sah Good, Kailen Har­ris, Austin Keys and James Ruf­fin.

Meme Event chal­lenge

Ele­men­tary school • Mal­colm Ele­men­tary School, 7 Ugly Sweaters, first place. The team is made up of Carly Roberts, Markeisha War­ren, Rachel Lau­rie, Ja­dyn Toronto, Kirestin Brown, Kennedy Robert­son and Har­lee Keen.

• Dr. Sa­muel A. Mudd Ele­men­tary School, DI Kids That Kare, fourth place. The team is made up of Dai­lyn Gaines, Sa­muel Guz­man-Ochoa, Jakei Cobb, Shamiah Proc­tor, Evann Yake and Justin Mor­gan. High school • North Point, DI-B-SM3AC, sec­ond place. The team is made up of Arieanna Meyer, Sa­man­tha Frias, Brooke Young, Michelle Es­parza Pulido, Chris­ten Wat­son, Mercedee Cooper and Mary Ardita.

Cait­lyn Mur­phy, a North Point se­nior, re­ceived a $1,000 DI col­lege schol­ar­ship and the Mitchell Ex­treme Bull­dogs re­ceived the Re­nais­sance Award. Mitchell’s Ex­treme Bull­dogs, the Um­mWhat!?!?! team, the Lackey/ North Point DI Team, Half N’1/2, the DI Build­ing Beavers, 7 Ugly Sweaters and DI-B-SM3AC will ad­vance to the DI Global Fi­nals.

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