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Satur­day, Feb. 11

The Vet­er­ans Demo­cratic Club of Charles County and Vicin­ity will meet 10 a.m. at 3385 Metropoli­tan Church Road, In­dian Head. The club’s speaker will be Charles County Com­mis­sion­ers’ Pres­i­dent Peter Mur­phy. Mur­phy plans to speak on county goals for 2017 and will an­swer ques­tions from the au­di­ence. The brief­ing will be open to the pub­lic. Full club mem­ber­ship is open to non-vet­er­ans. Ques­tions may be di­rected to Charles Cooks at cooksc55@gmail.com.

Tues­day, Feb. 14

The Charles County Board of Ap­peals will meet 7 p.m. in the com­mis­sion­ers’ meet­ing room at the Charles County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata.

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 15

The Charles County Com­mis­sion­ers will hold the Fe­bru­ary town hall meet­ing for District 1 at 6 p.m. at the County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata. The pur­pose of com­mis­sioner town hall meet­ings is to take ques­tions from those in at­ten­dance and to dis­cuss items of im­por­tance to the cit­i­zens and the com- mu­nity. Fu­ture town hall meet­ing dates are avail­able at www.CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov. Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to email ques­tions to be dis­cussed at the town hall meet­ing to the Cit­i­zen Re­sponse Of­fice at Ci­ti­zenRe­sponse@CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov or call 301-645-0550. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 866-269-9006.

Thurs­day, Feb. 23

The an­nual South­ern Mary­land Re­cep­tion will be held 7-9 p.m. at the Loews An­napo­lis Ho­tel, 126 West St., An­napo­lis. To spon­sor or pur­chase tick­ets, con­tact Sandy Faucheux at Tri-County Coun­cil at 301-274-1922. Tick­ets are $40, in­di­vid­ual.

Tues­day, March 7

The Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion (NOAA) has re­leased the draft plan to des­ig­nate Mal­lows Bay in Nan­je­moy as a Na­tional Marine Sanc­tu­ary. A pub­lic meet­ing dis­cussing the draft plan will be held 6-9 p.m. at the Charles County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata. Mal­lows Bay’s des­ig­na­tion as a Na­tional Marine Sanc­tu­ary will be the first for the state of Mary­land and the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay wa­ter­shed. The sec­ond pub­lic meet­ing will be held 6-9 p.m. Thurs­day, March 9, at Anne Arun­del Com­mu­nity Col­lege (101 Col­lege Park­way, Arnold). NOAA is hold­ing pub­lic meet­ings and ac­cept­ing pub­lic com­ments on the draft plans through March 31. To sub­mit com­ments, go to sanc­tu­ar­ies.noaa.gov/mal­lows-bay/.

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