Annual July Fourth celebration to be held at Regency Furniture Stadium
Enjoy a memorable Independence Day with family and friends at the 2016 Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. The event will feature the Best of Charles County Marketplace, a Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone and music by DubCity Renegades and No Green JellyBeenz. The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will face off against the Somerset Patriots at 7:05 p.m., and a fireworks display will follow the game at around 9:30 p.m.
Admission and parking are free. Family Fun Zone wristbands are $5 each. There are additional fees for marketplace, food and drink purchases.
Additional parking will be available at St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road. Seating outside the stadium is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.
Guests who purchase baseball game tickets will receive a complimentary wristband for the Family Fun Zone. To purchase tickets, call 301-638-9788 or go to www.SoMDBlueCrabs.com.
For more information, go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/CelebrateCharles, or call the Crain Memorial Welcome Center at 1-800766-3386. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Bring sick Teddy Bears back to health at ‘EMS for Children Day’
The Department of Emergency Services is hosting the 2016 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. This is an opportunity for children to meet emergency personnel, ask questions and make connections.
Children are encouraged to bring their sick or injured stuffed animals for evaluation and repair. If a child does not have a stuffed animal, stuffed bears will be provided while supplies last. There will be emergency vehicles and give-away items to promote pediatric emergency medical care within the community and to prevent children’s illnesses and injuries.
For more information, call Elizabeth Campbell at 301-399-8156 or email CampbelE@CharlesCountyMD.gov.
Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Serenity Farm to host tobacco symposium
The heritage of Maryland’s tobacco industry is the focus of a symposium 1-3 p.m. June 11 inside the tobacco barn at Serenity Farm in Benedict.
The discussion, moderated by Buddy Hance, former Maryland secretary of agriculture, will highlight the role of basketry used to transport tobacco to market, early uses of tobacco by American Indians, the role of tobacco in the founding of St. Mary’s City and Port Tobacco and the social and family cultural fabric and community heritage raising tobacco. Lastly, the event will examine the transformation of farming since the state buy-out of tobacco farms and the Farm Heritage Conservancy’s preservation of Southern Maryland farmland.