House­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion sched­uled for Sept. 2

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The Charles County Depart­ment of Public Works would like to re­mind res­i­dents that the next house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion for this year will be held on Satur­day, Sept. 2. The house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion site is lo­cated in the park­ing lot of the Depart­ment of Public Works build­ing, lo­cated at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Ra­dio Sta­tion Road in La Plata. Col­lec­tion hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Items ac­cepted free of charge in­clude: pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides, fer­til­izer, ga­so­line, oil-based paint, clean­ing sup­plies, pool chem­i­cals, flu­o­res­cent lights, mer­cury ther­mome­ters, and other poi­sons found in the home. Re­mem­ber to mark any con­tainer that does not have a read­able, orig­i­nal la­bel.

Un­ac­cept­able ma­te­ri­als in­clude bio-med­i­cal waste (sharps, nee­dles, any­thing with bod­ily flu­ids), la­tex paint, pre­scrip­tion drugs, and am­mu­ni­tion. Used mo­tor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and bat­ter­ies are ac­cepted on a reg­u­lar ba­sis at var­i­ous col­lec­tion sites. Go to www.charle­scoun­tymd.gov/HHW for a list of pre­scrip­tion and non-pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion dropped off lo­ca­tions. House­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion oc­curs on the first Satur­day of each month. Up­com­ing 2017 col­lec­tion dates are: Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Charles County Depart­ment of Public Works, En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­sources Divi­sion at 301-932-3599 or 301-8702778, or the land­fill and re­cy­cling in­for­ma­tion line at 301-932-5656. Ci­ti­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mar yland Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800735-2258.

NAACP to host com­mu­nity con­ver­sa­tion

The Charles County Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Col­ored Peo­ple will present a town hall meet­ing, “A Com­mu­nity Con­ver­sa­tion: We Are One,” 7-9 p.m. Thurs­day, Aug. 31, at True Gospel Church Min­istry, 132 Small­wood Vil­lage Cen­ter, Wal­dorf. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jan­ice Wil­son, pres­i­dent, at 240-427-5131 or go to cc­naacp.org.

Aux­il­iary seeks sup­port for Wreaths Across Amer­ica

The Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 82, La Plata, has joined with Wreaths Across Amer­ica to honor veter­ans by plac­ing wreaths on the graves of veter­ans. The project be­gan in 1992 and has grown ev­ery year. The unit will spon­sor wreath sales in the “3 for 2 pro­gram.” For ev­ery two wreaths spon­sored, a third will be placed at the Chel­tenham Veter­ans Ceme­tery.

The unit is seek­ing $15 do­na­tions for each wreath (one free for ever y two $15 do­na­tions). Checks can be made payable to Wreaths Across Amer­ica, and can be mailed to: Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, P.O. Box 1035, La Plata, MD 20646, At­ten­tion: Linda Rollins. Do­na­tions may also be made at the le­gion booth at the Charles County Fair on Sept. 16.

The wreath-lay­ing ser vice at Chel­tenham Veter­ans Ceme­tery will be noon Satur­day, Dec. 16. All are in­vited to at­tend and par­tic­i­pate.

This ef­fort is only pos­si­ble be­cause of in­di­vid­ual and cor­po­rate do­na­tions, the do­na­tions of truck­ing and ship­ping com­pa­nies and thou­sands of vol­un­teers of­fer­ing help­ing hands. Wreaths Across Amer­ica is a 501(c)3 or­ga­ni­za­tion, mean­ing do­na­tions are tax de­ductible and qual­ify for match­ing gifts from many com­pa­nies. For more in­for­ma­tion about the or­ga­ni­za­tion, go to www.wreath­sacrossamer­ica.org.

An­i­mal shel­ter an­nounces Sept. pro­mo­tions

The Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter has an­nounced the fol­low­ing Septem­ber monthly pro­mo­tions and re­minders: Some­body to Love Adop­tion Event, Satur­day, Sept. 9

— On this day, the shel­ter is re­duc­ing adop­tion fees for cats to $50 and dogs to $100. World Ra­bies Day, Thurs­day, Sept. 28 — Ra­bies is one of the most se­ri­ous con­ta­gious diseases, but it is 100 per­cent pre­ventable. Dogs, cats, and fer­rets are re­quired to have cur­rent ra­bies vac­cines. Call a vet­eri­nar­ian to­day to vac­ci­nate pets. Low­cost vac­ci­na­tions are avail­able. Call the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Charles County at 301-645-8181 or Paw Prints An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal at 301-885-0263 for more in­for­ma­tion

about low-cost op­tions.

Com­ing to an Area near You, Satur­days, Sept. 2 and

9 — The shel­ter will be in your neigh­bor­hood with an­i­mals avail­able for adop­tion. Come to the Trac­tor Sup­ply Com­pany, 10795 Wawa Lane, White Plains, on Satur­day, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or the St. Charles Town Cen­ter, 11110 Mall Cir­cle, Wal­dorf, on Satur­day, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vol­un­teers needed — The shel­ter is in need of vol­un­teers, ages 14 and older, to as­sist with car­ing for the many an­i­mals at our fa­cil­ity. There are sev­eral vol­un­teer du­ties of­fered, in­clud­ing walk­ing shel­ter dogs, spend­ing time with the cats, tak­ing pho­tos of adopt­able pets, gen­eral house­keep­ing, wash­ing dishes and toys, clean­ing ken­nels, and as­sist­ing with laun­dry. Vol­un­teer as lit­tle or as much as you would like. Call the shel­ter at 301-932-1713 for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion and vol­un­teer pa­per work.

The Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter is lo­cated at 6707 An­i­mal Shel­ter Road in Hugh­esville. Shel­ter staff can be reached at 301-9321713 or 800-903-1992. Adop­tion hours are Mon­day-Fri­day, noon to 5 p.m. and Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view an­i­mals avail­able for adop­tion, go to www.Charle­sCoun­tyMD.gov/ES/An­i­malShel­ter/TriCoun­tyAn­i­mal-Shel­ter or www.petfinder.com/shel­ters/MD112.html.

Cen­ter for Chil­dren of­fer­ing Ste­wards of Chil­dren Train­ing

The Cen­ter for Chil­dren is now of­fer­ing Ste­wards of Chil­dren Train­ing to com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The pro­gram teaches adults how to pre­vent, rec­og­nize and re­act re­spon­si­bly to child sex­ual abuse. It is de­signed for or­ga­ni­za­tions that serve youth and for in­di­vid­u­als con­cerned about the safety of chil­dren. The pro­gram is the only na­tion­ally dis­trib­uted, ev­i­dence based pro­gram proven to in­crease knowl­edge, im­prove at­ti­tudes and change child pro­tec­tive be­hav­iors. The cost is $125 for an or­ga­ni­za­tion plus $10 per per­son for a train­ing book.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to bring this train­ing to an or­ga­ni­za­tion, con­tact Sarah Or­tiz at 301-609-9887, ext. 134.

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