Young Adult Job Fair today at Waldorf West Library
Charles County Public Library will host its first Young Adult Job Fair for ages 16 to 24, supported by numerous Charles County businesses, 3:306:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Waldorf West Library in Waldorf.
Local businesses will be able to meet with and interview younger applicants for open positions, internships or apprenticeships at a one-stop hiring event. Representatives from Home Depot, Chickfil-A, Charles County Government, Department of Recreation, Wellburn Corporation, Dav-Co and more will be in attendance. For more information, go to ccplonoine.org.
CSM presents 14th annual Jazz Festival
The College of Southern Maryland’s 14th annual Jazz Festival, March 31-April 1, will give area public school jazz bands a chance to sharpen their skills — and area music lovers a chance to tap their toes.
Jazz band students from area high schools will attend clinics all day beginning at 9 a.m., March 31, at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building. World-renowned jazz saxophonist, composer/ arranger Phil Burlin will rehearse with each band and critique their performances as part of Friday’s clinic. The public is invited to attend this free event.
The festival continues with a jazz concert at 8 p.m. with The Phil Burlin Quartet.
At 8 p.m., April 1, the festival concludes with performances by the North Point High School
World War I commemoration highlights Mallows Bay
Travel back in time to World War I and experience interactive programs highlighting Mallows Bay at the Discover Quest: World War I Commemoration Weekend from Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23. The special event
commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. Program schedule: Friday, April 21, 6-8 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, BI building, Rooms 113 and 114, free admission:
• Art exhibit by Charles County Public School students;
• World War I informational panels; and
• Engaging presentation by underwater archaeologist Don Shomette. Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.dusk, Mallows Bay Park, 1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy, free admission:
• Guided kayak tour through Mallows Bay, a site renowned for the remains of more than 100 wooden steamships, known as the “Ghost Fleet.” Guided kayak tours are $40 per person for a 1.5 hour tour. Register online at http://bit.ly/2lSpWAy or call 301-292-6455 for more details;
• Guided bird tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; • Fossil dig; • Knot demonstrations; and
• Archaeological interactive programs. Sunday, April 23
Various Charles County locations will offer World War I and other historic interactive programs:
Rich Hill Historic Site, Rich Hill Farm Road, Bel Alton, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.:
• Open house featuring re-enactors, Civil War encampments, archaeological digs, and historical displays. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: • Mixed media World War I art display. Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park, 11000 Crain Highway, Newburg, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.:
• Display honoring those who fought on the World War I battlefields and those who served in support of them. Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House, 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, noon- 4 p.m.:
• Guided tour of the famous house, known as the site John Wilkes Booth stopped after he assassinated former President Abraham Lincoln. Tours cost $7 for ages 13 and up, $2 ages 6-12, and free for 5 and under. Tours depart every 30 minutes. McConchie School House and Fairgrounds Farm Museum, 8440 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata, 10 a.m.- 3p.m.:
• Tour of the historic one-room school house and learn about Charles County education during World War I.
For more information, go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/DiscoverQuest. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800735-2258.
CSM alumni focus group event rescheduled
CSM Alumni & Friends Connection Dinner is rescheduled for 6-7 p.m. March 28 at the Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 105 (Multipurpose Room), Prince Frederick. CSM alumni are invited to the CSM Alumni & Friends Connection for dinner and to share insights at a focus group session. Ideas shared will directly impact how CSM alumni are served. A $50 gift card will be raffled and there will be door prizes. RSVP at csmd.edu/alumni by Friday, March 24. The college is also interested in hearing from alumni who can’t attend at csmd.edu/ whereareyounow.
Spring Baby Bazaar scheduled April 22
The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will be hosting the spring Baby Bazaar 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22, at the Somers Community Center, 300 Willow Lane, La Plata. Buy and sell pre-loved baby, toddler and maternity items during the annual baby bazaar. Shop for all things baby and toddler-sized.
Interested in being a seller? Sell baby and toddler-themed items, out-grown toys, clothes, furniture and gently-used maternity items. Setup is from 8 to 9 a.m. Table availability is limited. For details about the baby bazaar or if interested in selling, call Somers Community Center at 301932-6679.
The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism provides a variety of activities. For a complete list of the spring recreational events and activities, go to the spring edition of the GUIDE at www.CharlesCountyParks. com, or call 301-932-3470. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800735-2258.
Shred event to feature rain barrel, compost workshops
The Department of Public Works is hosting an environmental outreach event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 13 from in the Charles County Government Building parking lot, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata. Backyard composting and rain barrel workshops, as well as free document shredding are available. Advance registration for workshops is required.
Charles County Government and the University of Maryland Extension staff are offering one hour workshops for rain barrels and composting. The first rain barrel and compost bin workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. Shred event:
• Free, secure, on-site shredding services available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
• Bring up to five boxes per vehicle of personal documents for shredding and recycling;
• Event is for Charles County residents only; and
• For more information, call the Department of Public Works’ Environmental Resources Division, 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778. Rain barrel workshop:
• Take home a rain barrel and learn proper in-home installation techniques, practical uses for rain barrels, and how to reduce the impact of runoff on local waterways;
• Become eligible for a stormwater remediation fee credit;
• Advance registration is required. Register at ter. ps/CCRBMay1317, or for more information, call Erica Hahn at 301-396-5237 or Jackie Takacs at 240-3936508; and
• Registration deadline is Monday, May 1. Composting workshop:
• In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of home composting. Registrants can receive a free plastic GEOBIN or get instructions on making a wire bin at home;
• Registration is required. Register at www. compostworkshop. eventbrite.com;
• For more information, call Department of Public Works’ Environmental Resources Division, at 301-932-3569 or Luke Gustafson at 301-934-5403; and
• Registration deadline is Monday, May 8.
For registration forms and additional information, go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/Outreach. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800735-2258.
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home to host artist reception
In partnership with the Charles County Arts Alliance, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home will present its public art gallery, showcasing 37 artists and 55 works of art 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 25. The gallery is located along the E-Wing Assisted Living Dining Hallway at 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall.
The public is invited to this event and will have a chance to meet the artists while viewing their works on display. Light refreshments will be served.
The show’s theme was “Artist’s Choice” and includes work from: Free Akins, Theresa Alo, Michael Anderson, Shirley Andrews (a resident), Anne Buffington, Sue Cassidy, Bill Cassidy, Sang Jin Choi, Cecelia Dunay, Stu Geisbert, Penny Gold, Richard Gold, Roxana Gonzales, Arianna Harley, Jaden Hendricks, Gary Jameson, Gordon Johnson, Addison Likins, Joanna Macauley, Bill Meck (a resident), Kathy Noel, Jonathan Nordstrom, Nadira Nunez, Nia Olabesi, Joshua Owen, Nancy Owens, Walter Pearsall (a resident), Ashley Radano (our Volunteer Director), Dianne Shisler, Ernest Sinnes, George Skypeck, Michelle Tirrell, Joanne Van Brunt, Nancy Walcutt, Jennifer Ward, Ronald Webb, and Joseph Wolf.
Most artwork is available for purchase; the E-Wing Security desk has a copy of the price list and artists biographies.
A floral interpretation will be provided by the Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club.
For more information, contact Melissa Canada at 240-577-7034 or VeteransHomeArt@gmail.com.