Li­braries to help with health­care en­roll­ment

Maryland Independent - - News - Sun­day, Dec. 25 (Christ­mas Hol­i­day):

Li­braries through­out Mary­land will par­tic­i­pate in “Li­brar y En­roll­ment Day” on Satur­day, Dec. 10, to help Mary­lan­ders sign up for health in­sur­ance be­fore the dead­line for Jan­uary cov­er­age.

Mary­land Health Con­nec­tion has part­nered with the Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Pub­lic Li­brary Ad­min­is­tra­tors to pro­vide free, in-per­son en­roll­ment as­sis­tance to con­sumers at 24 li­braries across the state. Con­sum- er as­sis­ters will be on­site to an­swer ques­tions and en­roll Mary­lan­ders in health cov­er­age through the state’s health in­sur­ance mar­ket­place.

The Charles County Li­brary Po­tomac Branch will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The li­brary is lo­cated at 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive in In­dian Head.

Dec. 15 is the dead­line to sign up for health or den­tal cov­er­age to have it be­gin on Jan. 1, 2017. Open en­roll­ment for 2017 cov­er­age ends Jan. 31, 2017. Med­i­caid en­roll­ment is year-round.

Mary­land Health Con­nec­tion is the only place Mary­lan­ders can get fi­nan­cial help to cover the cost of health in­sur­ance. Last year, nine out of 10 Mar ylan­ders re­ceived fi­nan­cial help to lower the cost of their plan. Go to Mary­landHealthCon­nec- tion.gov/li­brary for more in­for­ma­tion or to en­roll.

Sing ‘Hail to the Red­skins’ while sup­port­ing foun­da­tion

Two lucky fans of the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins will have the op­por­tu­nity to cheer their team to vic- tory from a pair of dream seats at FedEx Field as the Red­skins face off against the New York Gi­ants for the last reg­u­lar sea­son game of the year on New Year’s Day, 2017.

A gift to the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Mary­land from an anony­mous bene­fac­tor, the pair of tick­ets will be awarded to the lucky win­ner at a draw­ing to be held at 5 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 22. The win­ner will re­ceive: Tick­ets to two dream seats in the se­cond row of the lower bowl — right be­hind the goal post at FedEx Field; Ac­cess to the Pre­mium Kick­off Club two hours be­fore the game; Com­pli­men­tar y food and bev­er­ages brought right to the seats; and Plat­inum-level park­ing pass, just four rows from the VIP sta­dium en­trance.

The cash value of this pack­age is $1,120. For each do­na­tion to the foun­da­tion of $200 or more, an in­di­vid­ual will have one chance to win the draw­ing, and there’s no limit on the num­ber of times to en­ter. The dead­line for en­try is noon Thurs­day, Dec. 22.

There are three ways to en­ter the draw­ing: Go to www.cf­somd.org and click on the “Red­skins Raf­fle” but­ton to make a gift; Mail checks to Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Mary­land, P.O. Box 716, Char­lotte Hall, MD 20622 (if not re­ceived in mail­box on Dec. 22 by noon, not el­i­gi­ble); or de­liver a gift in per­son to the foun­da­tion’s of­fice at Unit A-2, 41630 Court­house Drive, Leonard­town, MD 20650 by noon on Dec. 22.

Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall of Fame seeks nom­i­nees

The Mary­land Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall of Fame Inc. (MSCHF) is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions of Mary­land res­i­dents, 65 years of age or older, who as ac­tive vol­un­teers (since age 65) have made out­stand­ing contributions to im­prove the lives of oth­ers in the com­mu­nity.

Nom­i­na­tions are ac­cept- ed be­gin­ning in Jan­uary and end­ing on April 10. A se­lec­tion com­mit­tee re­views nom­i­na­tions and se­lects up to 50 qual­i­fied nom­i­nees to be present- ed to the MSCHF board for ap­proval. Ap­proved nom­i­nees are in­ducted into the Mary­land Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall of Fame at its an­nual Awards Lun­cheon held in Oc­to­ber at Michael’s Eighth Av­enue in Glen Burnie.

The nom­i­na­tion form and spe­cific de­tails for el­i­gi­bil­ity are avail­able at mschf.org, or by con­tact­ing Tom Kline at mschf1@ver­i­zon.net, or 410-322-5193. All nom­i­na­tion forms must be re­ceived by April 10.

County gov­ern­ment an­nounces De­cem­ber sched­ule

The Charles County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers wish to re­mind res­i­dents of changes to nor­mal op­er­at­ing sched­ules for the month of De­cem­ber. All of­fices, fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices not listed will be op­er­at­ing their nor­mal hours.

Fri­day, Dec. 2:

The Department of Plan­ning and Growth Man­age­ment will close at 2:30 p.m.

Fri­day, Dec. 23:

Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary (All branches are closed).

Satur­day, Dec. 24 (Christ­mas Hol­i­day):

Port To­bacco Recre­ation Cen­ter, Elite Gym­nas­tics, in­door pools and all school­based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed; VanGO last depar­tures from the Wal­dorf trans­fer point will be at 5:30 p.m. on the 301 Con­nec­tor, Business A, Business B and Char­lotte Hall routes. Last depar­tures from the Wal­dorf trans­fer point will be at 6 p.m. on the Berry Road, In­dian Head, Pine­field, St. Charles A, St. Charles B and St. Charles C routes. Last depar­tures from the La Plata trans­fer point will be at 5:30 p.m. on the 301 Con­nec­tor, Bryans Road and Nan­je­moy routes. Last depar­tures from the La Plata trans­fer point for New­burg will be at 4:30 p.m., and for La Plata will be at 6 p.m.; and Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary (all branches are closed).

The Crain Memo­rial Wel­come Cen­ter and Port To­bacco Vil­lage (Port To­bacco Court­house, Burch House, Stagg Hall) are closed; Port To­bacco Recre­ation Cen­ter, Elite Gym­nas­tics, in­door pools, and all school based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed; and Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary (all branches are closed).

Mon­day, Dec. 26 (Christ­mas Hol­i­day):

All Charles County Gov­ern­ment of­fices and the Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter in Hugh­esville will be closed; The Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, se­nior cen­ters, Port To­bacco Recre­ation Cen­ter, Elite Gym­nas­tics, in­door pools and all school­based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed; Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary (all branches); Charles County Health Department is closed; The Charles County Land­fill and Re­cy­cling Cen­ter on Billings­ley Road in Wal­dorf, and the Pis­gah Re­cy­cling Cen­ter on Route 425 in Pis­gah will be closed; and Curb­side re­cy­cling and yard waste col­lec­tion will be de­layed one day for the en­tire week, Tues­day, Dec. 27 through Satur­day, Dec. 31 — note this a change to the printed re­cy­cling sched­ule.

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