On the agenda
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 email@example.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/.