‘Fun-Filled Fourth’ set for Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium

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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 Dub City Rene­gades and No Green Jelly Beenz. 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 1-800-766-3386. Ci­ti­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

Chau­tauqua re­turns with liv­ing his­tory se­ries in La Plata

Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties with lo­cal part­ners will present Chau­tauqua, its an­nual liv­ing his­tory se­ries in seven Mary­land coun­ties from July 5 through July 14.

For its 22nd sea­son of Chau­tauqua, Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties is cel­e­brat­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the Pulitzer Prizes as three Pulitzer win­ners come to life on the Chau­tauqua stage. Free and open to the pub­lic, each show be­gins with live lo­cal mu­si­cal and the­atri­cal acts. Ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sions fol­low liv­ing his­tory per­for­mances by ac­tors/schol­ars, which spark spir­ited con­ver­sa­tion and pro­vide ed­u­ca­tional fam­ily fun. Au­di­ences will meet the in­com­pa­ra­ble show­man, Duke Elling­ton; the first African-Amer­i­can to win a Pulitzer prize, Gwen­dolyn Brooks; and one of the great­est Amer­i­can lit­er­ary fig­ures of the 20th cen­tury, Ernest Hem­ing­way.

Chau­tauqua per­for­mances will take place at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land in La Plata, 8730 Mitchell Road. Per­for­mances will take place July 12, 13 and 14 start­ing at 6:45 p.m.

The full sched­ule is avail­able at www.md­hu­man­i­ties.org/pro­grams/chau­tauqua.

Lead­er­ship So. Md. seeks class projects

Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land’s Pro­grams Com­mit­tee is ac­cept­ing pro­pos­als from non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties to pro­vide projects to be com­pleted by the class of 2017.

Pro­pos­als will be re­viewed and se­lec­tions will be made in Au­gust. A max­i­mum of eight projects will be se­lected to form the Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land Con­nec­tions Project List for 2017. The project time­frame must run from Oct. 2016 through March 2017.

The mis­sion of Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land (LSM) is to ed­u­cate and in­spire a di­verse group of cur­rent and emerg­ing lead­ers to cre­ate col­lab­o­ra­tions and part­ner­ships to im­pact the com­mu­nity needs of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

In keep­ing with this mis­sion, Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land is look­ing to es­tab­lish a part­ner­ship with non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions within the South­ern Mary­land re­gion.

This part­ner­ship — Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land Con­nec­tions — will aid the par­tic­i­pants’ learn­ing by in­creas­ing their knowl­edge of re­gional is­sues, lend the non­profit with ex­tra ex­per­tise and man­power to com­plete a needed project and al­low for team build­ing within a small group. Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land Con­nec­tions will af­fect change for the or­ga­ni­za­tion and re­gion while en­abling par­tic­i­pants to go be­yond sim­ply con­nect­ing the dots of re­gional is­sues by con­nect­ing them­selves to the or­ga­ni­za­tions to be­come a part of last­ing change.

The dead­line for sub­mit­ting pro­pos­als is July 31.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact LSM Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor He­len Mat­tingly Wer­necke at 240-7255469, he­len@lead­er­ship­somd.org or go to www. lead­er­ship­somd.org.

South­ern Mary­land Film Fes­ti­val re­turns to Leonard­town

The South­ern Mary­land Film Fes­ti­val will kick off with a film­mak­ers re­cep­tion at 6 p.m. Fri­day, July 15, on the cam­pus of St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonard­town. Tick­ethold­ers will be able to at­tend a panel dis- cus­sion on the nuts and bolts of film­mak­ing in Mary­land fea­tur­ing Jack Gerbes of the Mary­land Film Of­fice. A re­cep­tion will fol­low at 7 p.m. with a chance for at­ten­dees to meet this year’s fes­ti­val film­mak­ers. A cer­e­mony rec­og­niz­ing this year’s jury-nom­i­nated films and award­ing the first-ever Fes­ti­val Jury Prize.

The fes­ti­val con­tin­ues in Leonard­town 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day, July 16. More than 40 films pro­duced by lo­cal film­mak­ers will be shown in five lo­ca­tions through­out town: Big Larry’s Eatery, The Rex, Ye Olde Towne Café, The Leonard­town Arts Cen­ter and Opal Fine Art Gallery & Gifts. Th­ese films rep­re­sent a va­ri­ety of gen­res — mu­sic, com­edy, doc­u­men­tary and drama — and range in length and sub­ject mat­ter.

Three work­shops will be hosted by Yel­low Door Art Studios. Early-bird work­shops on Tools for the Be­gin­ning Film­maker and Cre­at­ing Movie Mon­sters with Makeup will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Satur­day. An af­ter­noon work­shop on animation will be held from 1-2 p.m.

An all-in­clu­sive ticket in­cludes ac­cess to all Fri­day night events, as well as all movie venues and work­shops on Satur­day. Tick­ets may be pur­chased at www.smdff.org. Advanced tick­ets for the full day are $25 for adults, $15 for chil­dren un­der 12. Half-day tick­ets for Satur­day are also avail­able for $12 for adults and $7 for chil­dren.

Same day ticket sales will be cash only at the Box Of­fice on the Square. Tick­ets to Fri­day night’s re­cep­tion are $10 for all ages. All-day tick­ets for Satur­day are $25 for adults and $15 for chil­dren. Half-day morn­ing or af­ter­noon tick­ets will be $15 for adults and $10 for chil­dren. Half-day ticket hold­ers will not be able to see all movies. Park­ing is free through­out the town.

Go to smdff.org and the South­ern Mary­land’s Film Fes­ti­val Face­book page for up­dates to the event’s sched­ule and maps. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-298-0183 or email smd­film­fest@gmail.com.

Kick­ball tour­na­ment ben­e­fits Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Mary­land

The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Mary­land will host the sixth an­nual Com­mu­nity Kick­ball Tour­na­ment 2 p.m. Sun­day, Aug. 28, at Hal­low­ing Point Park.

Teams are made up of 10 play­ers, male and fe­male. In­di­vid­ual reg­is­tra­tion is $15 and spon­sored team lev­els range from $1,250, $500 and $250. All play­ers will re­ceive a T-shirt. Check-in is at 1:30 p.m. and the tour­na­ment be­gins at 2 p.m. Each team is guar­an­teed two games and prizes will be given to the first and sec­ond place teams.

For ad­di­tional rules and de­tails, to vol­un­teer, spon­sor or regis­ter, go to www.somd­giv­ing.org or con­tact Lisa McKin­non at donorser­vices@cf­somd.org or call 240-670-4483 (GIVE).

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, go to www.somd­giv­ing or call 240.670.4483 (GIVE).

Mis­sion of Mercy seeks vol­un­teers for free den­tal clinic

South­ern Mary­land Mis­sion of Mercy needs vol­un­teers for its den­tal clinic to be held 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29-30 at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Wal­dorf.

Mis­sion of Mercy is a free adult den­tal clinic pro­vided by vol­un­teer den­tal pro­fes­sion­als and vol­un­teer staff. Vol­un­teer den­tal pro­fes­sion­als (den­tists, hy­gien­ists and den­tal as­sis­tants) are needed.

Vol­un­teers also needed in ar­eas of se­cu­rity, park­ing, vol­un­teer and pa­tient reg­is­tra­tion, meals, es­cort­ing pa­tients through­out the clinic and more. Morn­ing and af­ter­noon shifts for each po­si­tion needed.

To vol­un­teer or for in­for­ma­tion, go to www.south­ern­md­mom.org (click ‘Vol­un­teer’ tab). Call 301884-4438.

House­hold waste col­lec­tion sched­uled

The Charles County Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works an­nounced that the next house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion will be held on Satur­day, July 2. The house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion site is lo­cated in the park­ing lot of the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works build­ing, lo­cated at 10430 Audie

Lane, off of Ra­dio Sta­tion Road in La Plata. Col­lec­tion hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Items ac­cepted free of charge in­clude: pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides, fer­til­izer, gaso­line, oil-based paint, clean­ing sup­plies, pool chemicals, flu­o­res­cent lights, mer­cury ther- mome­ters and other poi­sons found in the home. Re­mem­ber to mark any con­tainer that does not have a read­able, orig­i­nal la­bel.

Un­ac­cept­able ma­te­ri­als in­clude bio-med­i­cal waste (sharps, nee­dles, any­thing with bod­ily flu­ids), la­tex paint, pre­scrip­tion drugs and am­mu­ni­tion. Used mo­tor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks and bat­ter­ies are ac­cept- ed on a reg­u­lar ba­sis at var­i­ous col­lec­tion sites. La­tex paint is not con­sid­ered haz­ardous waste and can be placed in your house­hold trash as long as it is so­lid­i­fied. This can be ac­com­plished by adding kitty lit­ter, shred­ded paper, paint hard­ener or saw­dust to aid in dry­ing it out.

House­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion will oc­cur on the first Satur­day of each month through De­cem­ber. Up­com­ing 2016 col­lec­tion dates are: July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works, En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­sources Divi­sion at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the land­fill and re­cy­cling in­for­ma­tion line at 301-9325656. Ci­ti­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

Smok­ing ces­sa­tion pro­gram of­fered

A day­time smok­ing ces­sa­tion pro­gram (eight weeks) will be of­fered 10 a.m. to noon Thurs­days from Sept. 8 to Nov. 1 at the Charles County Depart­ment of Health in White Plains. Par­tic­i­pants must pre-regis­ter before Aug. 26 by call­ing Mary Beth at 301-609-6932.

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