Young Adult Job Fair to­day at Wal­dorf West Li­brary

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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 cc­

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 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.CharlesCoun­­cov­erQuest. 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 by Fri­day, March 24. The col­lege is also in­ter­ested in hear­ing from alumni who can’t at­tend at 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.;

• 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.CharlesCoun­­reach. 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 Veter­an­

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