Vol­un­teers needed for United Way Day of Car­ing

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United Way of Charles County will host its 22nd An­nual Day of Car­ing on Sept. 1. The event has been a Septem­ber com­mu­nity tra­di­tion since 1995 where part­ner agen­cies are able to have vol­un­teers come in and take care of some of their needs.

This year, 14 agen­cies with 32 projects were sub­mit­ted, re­quir­ing more than 240 vol­un­teers. Some of this years projects are gar­den­ing, land­scap­ing, arts and crafts, in­door and out­door paint­ing, meal de­liv­ery, con­struc­tion type jobs and an IT/web­site project, among others.

The day be­gins at 7:30 a.m. at the Greater Wal­dorf Jaycees, with a light break­fast be­fore head­ing out to the var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. T-shirts are avail­able to vol­un­teers. Bring a bagged lunch, snacks and ad­di­tional bev­er­ages for the du­ra­tion.

To vol­un­teer for the event, re­view the vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties and down­load the regis­tra­tion form at http:// www.unit­ed­way­charles.org/ day-car­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call United Way of Charles County at 301-609-4844 or email dhad­den@unit­ed­way­charles.org.

The dead­line to sign up is Aug. 26.

County to hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion Aug. 6

The Charles County De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works will hold the next house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion on Satur­day, Aug. 6. 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.–3 p.m.

Items ac­cepted free of charge in­clude: pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides, fer­til­izer, ga­so­line, oil-based paint, clean­ing sup­plies, pool chem­i­cals, flu­o­res­cent lights, mer­cury ther­mome­ters, 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 ac­cepted on a reg­u­lar ba­sis at var­i­ous col­lec­tion sites.

La­tex paint is not con­sid­ered haz­ardous waste and can be placed in 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: Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Charles County De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­sources Di­vi­sion at 301-9323599 or 301-870-2778, or the land­fill and re­cy­cling in­for­ma­tion line at 301-932-5656. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

CSM to host auditions for fall theater sea­son

The Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land has four in-house pro­duc­tions sched­uled for its fall theater sched­ule. Auditions are open to the pub­lic and will take place in Au­gust.

Auditions for the four plays will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 in the Fine Arts Cen­ter The­atre on the La Plata Cam­pus.

Roles for per­form­ers 8 years of age and older are avail­able for a Chil­dren’s The­atre per­for­mance of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and the Main Stage mu­si­cal “Pinoc­chio.” Ac­tors 18 years of age and older are needed for Main Stage’s “The Run­ner Stumbles” and Cause The­atre’s “Benched.” Those in­ter­ested should pre­pare a one-minute mono­logue and 16 bars of a song with mu­sic for the ac­com­pa­nist (no a cap­pella). Come dressed to move.

Go to www.csmd.edu/ com­mu­nity/the-arts/the­atre­and-dance/auditions/in­dex for more in­for­ma­tion on the Au­gust auditions.

Com­mu­nity Bank an­nounces kick­off of 2017 cal­en­dar con­test

Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake is now ac­cept­ing sub­mis­sions for its an­nual Cal­en­dar Con­test. The pub­lic is in­vited to sub­mit orig­i­nal pho­to­graphs of the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties within the bank’s ser­vice area which in­cludes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties and An­napo­lis, as well as Fredericksburg, Va. A to­tal of 14 win­ners will be se­lected and will have their win­ning pho­tos fea­tured in the bank’s 2017 cal­en­dar.

Photo sub­mis­sions will be ac­cepted un­til Fri­day, Sept. 2. Any­one wish­ing to en­ter the con­test should email a dig­i­tal copy of their photo to Ste­fanie Cu­sick, mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions spe­cial­ist, at cu­sicks@cbtc.com, or through Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake’s Face­book page. All pho­tos must be 8.5 inches by 11 inches, land­scape ori­ented, and a min­i­mum of 300 dpi (dots per inch). Each photo sub­mit­ted must also in­clude a signed re­lease form in or­der to be con­sid­ered.

As part of the cal­en­dar con­test, the com­mu­nity will also have the op­por­tu­nity to vote for a “Peo­ple’s Choice” win­ner on the bank’s Face­book page. The “Peo­ple’s Choice” vot­ing pe­riod will take place from Sept. 12-Sept. 19.

Com­plete con­test rules and copies of the re­quired re­lease form can be found on the bank’s web­site, cbtc.com, the Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake Face­book page or by vis­it­ing any of the bank’s branch lo­ca­tions. The con­test is open to both cus­tomers and non-cus­tomers of Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake. For ques­tions about the con­test, con­tact Cu­sick at cu­sicks@ cbtc.com or 240-427-1048.

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