CSM presents an­nual Jazz Fes­ti­val this week­end

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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 Jazz Band and CSM’s Solid Brass Big Band Jazz En­sem­ble with Burlin as the guest artist.

Burlin at­tended St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land and North Texas State Univer­sity. He di­rected the sax­o­phone and clar­inet quar­tets and taught jazz im­pro­vi­sa­tion and sax­o­phone at McDaniel Col­lege (for­merly Western Mary­land Col­lege) in West­min­ster. He opened for Miles Davis at the Eu­bie Blake Jazz Fes­ti­val with the Gary Thomas Quin­tet and was a fea­tured soloist with Elec­tra record­ing artist Danny Gat­ton from 1987 to 1989. In 1988, Burlin’s quin­tet, The Shape of Things, recorded a CD of all Burlin orig­i­nals ti­tled “Ur­ban Un­der­tow.”

Burlin has served as first tenor sax­o­phone in the U.S. Navy Band Com­modores for the past 25 years and has per­formed with jazz artists such as Chris Pot­ter, Jerry Ber­gonzi, Bob Mintzer, Stan­ley Tur­ren­tine, Sea­mus Blake and Bran­ford Marsalis.

For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.csmd.edu/Arts. For tick­ets, con­tact bx­offc@csmd.edu or 301-934-7828. Mon­day, April 10–Thursday, April 13

• All school based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed.

• Lackey, Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter, and North Point High in­door pools will be open from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fri­day, April 14 (Good Fri­day)

• All Charles County Gov­ern­ment of­fices and the Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter in Hugh­esville will be closed.

• The Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, se­nior cen­ters, Port To­bacco Re­cre­ation Cen­ter and all school based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed.

• Lackey, Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter, and North Point High in­door pools will be open from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

• Charles County Public Library is closed (all branches).

• Charles County De­part­ment of Health is closed. Satur­day, April 15

• Charles County Public Library is closed (all branches).

• School based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed. Sun­day, April 16 (Easter)

• Lackey, Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter, and North Point High in­door pools are closed.

• The Crain Memo­rial Wel­come Cen­ter is closed.

• Port To­bacco Vil­lage (Port To­bacco Court­house, Burch House, Stagg Hall) is closed. Mon­day, April 17

• Lackey, Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter, and North Point High in­door pools will be open from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

• School based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed.

For ques­tions about County Gov­ern­ment hol­i­day clo­sures, con­tact the Public In­for­ma­tion Of­fice at 301-8852779 or PressRoom@ CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

VanGO In­dian Head route changes ef­fec­tive April 10

The Tran­sit Divi­sion would like to no­tify res­i­dents that ef­fec­tive Mon­day, April 10, VanGO will ser­vice the fol­low­ing bus stops by re­quest only:

• Bennsville Road and Ban­croft Drive

• Bennsville Road and Eutaw For­est Drive

• Cap­tain De­ment Drive and Bennsville Road

Pas­sen­gers are asked to call 301-609-7917 to ar­range trans­porta­tion.

For up­dated in­for­ma­tion visit vango.dou­blemap.com or call the De­part­ment of Plan­ning and Growth Man­age­ment, Tran­sit Divi­sion at 301-934-0642.

Pro­posed Hugh­esville Vil­lage zon­ing hear­ing set for April 10

The Charles County Plan­ning Com­mis­sion will hold a public hear­ing on the pro­posed new zon­ing for Hugh­esville Vil­lage at 6 p.m. Mon­day, April 10, in the Charles County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata.

The pur­pose of the pro­posed zon­ing is to pro­mote a tra­di­tional, walk­a­ble pat­tern of de­vel­op­ment in the vil­lage, as en­vi­sioned by the Hugh­esville Vil­lage Re­vi­tal­iza­tion Plan adopted by the Charles County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers in 2007.

The new zon­ing will pro­mote the trans­for­ma­tion of Old Leonard­town Road into a pedes­trian-friendly “Main Street”; help pro­mote re­de­vel­op­ment of ex­ist­ing prop­er­ties; al­low for sup­port­ing res­i­den­tial uses; and pro­mote em­ploy­ment for the vil­lage and sur­round­ing area by main­tain­ing ex­ist­ing in­dus­trial land for this pur­pose. The pro­posed zon­ing would also en­cour­age vil­lage char­ac­ter by pro­vid­ing pedes­trian-friendly store­front de­sign and ameni­ties; pro­vid­ing side­walks; re­quir­ing am­ple land­scap­ing along the frontage of prop­er­ties; and gen­er­ally en­sur­ing that the scale of de­vel­op­ment is com­pat­i­ble with the ex­ist­ing de­vel­op­ment in the vil­lage.

The new zon­ing is in­tended to en­cour­age new de­vel­op­ment while at the same time pre­serve the ex­ist­ing vil­lage scale and char­ac­ter. The pro­posed Hugh­esville Vil­lage Zon­ing District con­sists of four sub-zones: Core, Gate­way, Res­i­den­tial, and Em­ploy­ment.

More in­for­ma­tion on the pro­posed zon­ing and pro­posed map can be found on the county web­site at www. CharlesCoun­tyMD. gov/pgm/plan­ning/ hugh­esville-vil­lage-re­vi­tal­iza­tion-plan-and-im­ple­men­ta­tion.

Cit­i­zens wish­ing to make oral or writ­ten com­ments are en­cour­aged to at­tend the public hear­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion about the public hear­ing, con­tact Amy Blessinger at Bless­ingA@ CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov or 301-645-0650. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs, con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

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