Cooling centers available during summer months
As the summer heat begins, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. When the National Weather issues a Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warning, or Air Quality Alert of Orange or greater, the following public buildings are open during regular business hours for use by residents:
Capital Clubhouse: (Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.), 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf; Richard R. Clark Senior
Center: (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), 1210 Charles St., La Plata; Nanjemoy Community Center: (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), 4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy; Charles County Public Libraries: (All branches: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m; Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata; P.D. Brown Memorial Branch, 50 Village Street, Waldorf; Potomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swan Drive, Indian Head; Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf;
Outdoor pools: (Monday through Friday, noon8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.), La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata; Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf; McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret;
Indoor pools: (Monday through Sunday, noon-5 p.m.), Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf; North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf; (Monday through Friday, noon–8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.), Lackey High School, 3000 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head.
To avoid heat-related issues, take additional precautions if you work or spend time outside during extreme heat. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Go to www.charlescountymd.gov/es/em/emergency-management for the latest list of cooling centers.
Citizens should call 911 in the event of any emergency, heat-related or otherwise.
For additional preparedness information, go to Preparedness Tips for Extreme Heat: www.ready.gov/heat or www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml; Heat safety resources: www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/ww.shtml; Air Quality Safety information: www.nws.noaa.gov/airquality/; Heat illness Information: health.maryland.gov/extremeheat/facts/Pages/home.aspx
So.Md. hiring event seeks to employ local talent
The sixth annual Southern Maryland Hiring Event hosted by the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland will be 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road S., Solomons. The event brings together those who are looking to hire and those who seek career connections. The event’s format allows employers to meet, interview and hire from a wide array of talent in the local area. The event expects a full house of 65 employers seeking a wide array of skills from hospitals/ health care to DOD/ construction contractors to MGM and more. A Business2Business reception will be from 5-6 p.m. For more information, contact Eleanor Nelson at 240-419-3367.
Martini’s Lounge to host charitable comedy show
Martini’s Restaurant and Lounge in White Plains will hold a Comedy and Karaoke Fundraiser Friday, June 30, to support Spring Dell Center’s programs for people with disabilities locally. For $25 per person, attendees will enjoy various comedians and be able to end the evening with karaoke. Doors to the restaurant, located at 10553 Theodore Green Blvd. in White Plains, will open at 7 p.m., and comedy starts at 8 p.m. with karaoke following the show. Come early for dinner. The comedy show will include adult material, and attendees must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be bought online at springdellcenter.org. For more information, call 301-9344561. The event is one of many held in celebration of the organization’s 50 years providing supports to people with disabilities in Charles County.
CSM partners with school of seamanship
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has established a new partnership with the Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship (SHLSS) in Piney Point. Representatives from both of the educational institutions signed a memorandum of understanding about the new relationship at the Piney
Point facility June 5.
Students in the one-year apprenticeship program at the SHLSS are training for entry-level positions in the U.S. merchant marine. Starting this fall semester, the partnership with CSM will enable those students to also earn college credit and work toward an associate of applied science degree in Maritime Operations Technology, with an option of a degree in either nautical science or marine engineering. Under this new partnership, CSM will provide the general education courses and SHLSS will provide the technical courses.
The Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship is affiliated with the Seafarers International Union of North America, Atlantic, Gulf, Lakes and Inland Waters, AFL-CIO (SIU). It is a vocational school that for the past 50 years has been dedicated to preparing students for careers at sea. The SHLSS provides entry-level training for individuals who wish to begin a seafaring career as well as classes for experienced seafarers to permit them to upgrade their skills.
The SHLSS is located on the campus of the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education, which consists of more than 60 acres on the waterfront in Piney Point.
For information about CSM’s associate of applied science degree in Maritime Operations Technology, go to http://bit.ly/2r2Vq5A.