Wednesday, May 11
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.