Early childhood event seeks local involvement
The Charles County Early Childhood Advisory Council is asking local businesses and individuals to participate in the 2016 Early Childhood Day. This event will be held at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Capital Clubhouse, 3033 Waldorf Marketplace. Exhibitors are invited to provide age-appropriate activities for children between birth and five years of age.
All exhibitors will have their names printed on the event program guide. An advertising or exhibitor display is $35 if registered by Monday, July 11. Display spaces after this date cost $50, and do not include tables.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from silver to gold levels. Sponsors are recognized in select advertising. Sponsorship registration deadline is Monday, July 11.
Exhibitor and sponsor registration information is available online at www. CharlesCountyMD.gov.
For more information, contact D. Mia Gray, at 301-388-5133 or email@example.com.
County TV station to be off air next week
Charles County Government Television (CCGTV), which broadcasts on Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10, will be off air from Monday, May 23, through Friday, May 27, due to scheduled equipment replacement and upgrades. Meetings normally televised live during the week will be recorded and available for online viewing within 48 hours. To access the CCGTV digital library, go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/media-services/CCGTV/CCGTV and click on the “CCGTV Digital Library” link.
CCGTV cable access channel broadcasts county commissioner, planning commission, board of appeals, board of fire and rescue, and liquor board meetings; rebroadcasts of taped meetings; bulletin board notices of county events; and informational programming highlighting county services and programs.
For more information about the scheduled off-air period, contact Kim Dye, station manager, at DyeK@CharlesCountyMD.gov or 301-645-0728. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Prepare for upcoming hurricane season
Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 15-21 this year. Prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30. Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.Take the time today to ensure you and your family are ready for all hurricane and severe storm disasters.
Watch vs. warning: A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed, and be ready to act if a warning is issued. A hurricane warning means hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed by authorities. How to prepare: • Prepare an emergency kit that contains: a three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day); a threeday supply of non-perishable food; a batter y-powered radio and batteries; flashlight with extra batteries; first aid kit; medications and medical items; toiletries and personal hygiene items; cell phone and chargers, family and emergency contact information; extra cash; and baby/ pet supplies.
• Develop a family communication plan. Know how you will contact one another and reconnect if separated.
• Trim trees and shrubs around your home so they are more wind resistant, clear loose and clogged rain gutters and drain spouts, consider installing a generator for emergencies.
What to do when a hurricane is approaching:
• Check emergency kit and replace or restock as needed.
• Bring in loose items that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture, etc.). • Close windows and doors. • Turn off propane tank. • Fill car’s gas tank. • Listen to a NOAA weather radio for critical information from the National Weather Service.
• Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.