Donations requested for ‘Fill the Fire Truck’ food drive
The Charles County Department of Emergency Services, in partnership with the Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Associations, is now accepting donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items on behalf of the Southern Maryland Food Bank.
Donated items can be dropped off at the Charles County Department of Emergency Ser vices (10425 Audie Lane, La Plata), or any one of the 18 participating volunteer fire and EMS stations within the county. Go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/maps/volunteer-fireand-ems for the location nearest you.
The “Fill the Fire Truck” food drive will conclude on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
For more information, contact Bill Smith, volunteer fire/EMS coordinator at 301-9343581, or Sandy Filer, assistant to the director, at 301-609-3401. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800735-2258.
Winter edition of the GUIDE available online
The Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism winter edition of The GUIDE is available online starting today at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. Online registration for most programs is available. The winter guide is online only.
The GUIDE is a resource listing current activities offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. The GUIDE features classes, trips, and activities for everyone from toddlers to seniors, including leisure classes, swim lessons, sports programs, schoolbased recreation center programs and registration details.
For more information on other events and opportunities offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, go to www. CharlesCountyMD.gov/ rpt/recreation/recreation or call 301-932-3470. The Department of Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharlesCountyParksRecreation.
Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Public invited to Dec. 15 concert series featuring local students
Charles County Government invites the public to the upcoming Lunch Time Concert Series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room. The concert will showcase Maurice J. McDonough High School’s “Madrigal Lords and Ladies,” a group of 20 talented a cappella singers.
The Lunch Time Concert Series offers county employees the opportunity to enjoy their lunch while listening to a live concert. Lunch is not provided, but you are
welcome to bring your lunch to the concert.
If you have musical talent you would like to share for the Lunch Time Concert Series, please contact Kim Pelczar at 301-6450563 or at PelczarK@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Landfill, recycling centers to close Dec. 8 at noon
The Department of Public Works wishes to remind residents that the Charles County Landfill (12305 Billingsley Road, Waldorf) and all county recycling centers will close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 8. Normal operations will resume on Friday, Dec. 9. For a listing of these locations visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/pw/recycling/recycling-centers.
For more information, call the Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division, at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778.