CSM to host Community Heroin/Opioid Forum
Opioid addiction is a growing concern. The Student Association at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Leonardtown Campus wants to educate the community and extend the dialogue about the problem with a Community Heroin/Opioid Forum at 6 p.m. April 25. The forum will include a free screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon.”
“Chasing the Dragon,” a film about the life of an opiate addict, was produced by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration to educate high school students and young adults about the dangers of prescription drug and opioid abuse and the tragic consequences of addiction. This documentary was shown at St. Mary’s County high schools in the fall.
The CSM Student Association, in partnership with CSM Counseling Services and the St. Mary’s County Health Department, organized the event. At the forum, a panel discussion will be held featuring representatives from local law enforcement, St. Mary’s County Health Department and Walden Sierra, followed by a screening of the documentary film.
In addition to the screening and the panel discussion, overdose response training will be offered at the event as well as a free Naloxone kit to trainees. Naloxone is a drug used to treat narcotic overdose in an emergency situation.
The screening and panel discussion will be held at the CSM Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown.
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Art center to mark 100th anniversary of World War I
Mattawoman Creek Art Center will commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the weekend of April 21, 22 and 23. The three main events will be an art exhibition by local artists, the importance of the Town of Indian Head and the showing of “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The art center will feature artwork depicting the time frame of 1914-1918, relating to the social life, heroes, warfare and the “ghost fleet” of Mallows Bay.
A 20 minute DVD of “Praising the Bridge” will run continuous on the hour. The story of 100 years at Indian Head, explaining the importance of the powder plant, gun testing and development of the town to support its “powder plant” during the war and the famous Mattawoman bridge.
Mattawoman Creek Art Center is located in Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. All events are open and free to the public. The park fee is waived for art center visitors. The center is handicap accessible. For additional information, call 301-743-5159 or email email@example.com.
Maryland DogFest returns April 29-30
Every spring, thousands of dog lovers and their families come together to celebrate all things dog at Maryland DogFest. This year, the two-day event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29-30 at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata. All leashed dogs are invited to attend with their owners.
From entertainment to dog adoptions to quality, dog-related exhibitors, the sixth annual Maryland DogFest will offer something for dog lovers of all ages.
Special guest, Pit Boss Shorty Rossi, will be at Maryland DogFest on Saturday and Sunday to meet and greet fans, courtesy of the event’s title sponsor, VeRUS Pet Foods.
Rossi was the star of the popular Animal Planet reality show, “Pit Boss.” He is a pit bull rescuer and activist. Rossi is also well known for promoting breed awareness, fighting breed specific legislation, fighting for animal rights, and supporting spay and neuter clinics.
Over the last five years, hundreds of dogs have been adopted at the event. Rescue, shelter and adoption groups will be on hand in the Adoption Zone to assist individuals who are looking to add a new member to their family.
Other activities include performances by the Marvelous Mutts, an agility course, a flying disc competition, lure chasing, canine demonstrations, weight pulling, training exhibits, AKC good citizen testing and paw painting.
The Main Stage will host a variety of family-friendly, interactive shows and contests. Events include a dog and owner look-a-like contest, Dogs Got Talent competition, doggy fashion show, training seminars, and a costume contest.
Dozens of vendors specializing in an assortment of dog-related products and services will also be at the event.
For more information, go to www.marylanddogfest.com.
CSM to celebrate administrative professionals
The Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will host Administrative Professionals Development Day to celebrate local administrative professionals 8:15 a.m.3:30 p.m. April 28 at the Leonardtown Campus.
Administrative Professionals Week began in 1952 as a way to honor administrative staff for their efforts in order to attract more people to office and administrative careers. Now, the week-long celebration, observed the last full week of April, is one of the largest in the nation.
CSM invites administrative professionals to a day of food, fun, networking and learning opportunities in a relaxed, stress-free environment. Participants will develop new strategies, skills and solutions they can immediately apply to the workplace. All area administrative professionals, including business and office managers, executive and administrative assistants, human resource administrators, customer service representatives, office assistants and clerks, are encouraged to attend.
The event will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m., followed by a keynote address by Jennifer Anderson, a trainer, teacher, coach and business builder. Four sessions will follow, covering topics such as change management, social media strategies, cyber-safety and health and stress relief. A lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. with networking opportunities.
The event is $125 per participant. For groups of five or more, the cost is $99 per person. For information or to register, go to www.csmd.edu/AdminProfessionalsDevDay. For groups of five or more, contact Friedrich at 301-9347548.