Patux­ent River Park host­ing sev­eral up­com­ing events

The Enquire-Gazette - - Front Page - Priscilla F. Jones 301-627-6038

There are na­ture hikes at the Patux­ent River Park lo­cated at 16000 Croom Air­port Road in Up­per Marl­boro. On Satur­days, May 7 and May 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Black Wal­nut Na­ture Study Area there will be “a unique op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve the tidal and non-tidal wet­lands of the river.” This is a guided na­ture hike that is avail­able to groups. For more in­for­ma­tion and to make your reser­va­tions and get a trail map, go to www.pg­parks.com/your_­parks/trails. The phone num­ber at the park is 301-627-6074. Have fun. En­joy your­self as you hike at the park.

There will also be an op­por­tu­nity for the na­ture hike where you are in­vited to take photos. You are asked to bring wa­ter, sun­screen, and wear cloth­ing that is weather ap­pro­pri­ate. And, bring your own cam­era. Call the park for dates for May, cost if nec­es­sary and meet­ing place for par­tic­i­pat­ing.

Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church host­ing blood drive, meet­ings

You are wel­comed to join Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, 14515 Church St., Up­per Marl­boro, for the Red Cross blood drive that will take place at the church 1-6:30 p.m. Tues­day, May 10. Call the Red Cross, 1-800-RED­CROSS, to sched­ule the time for your do­na­tion of blood that will help and sup­port the com­mu­nity. The church has AA and ALANON meet­ings 8 p.m. ev­ery Mon­day evening; Weight Watch­ers meet­ings 6 p.m. ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening; and AA meet­ings 8 p.m. ev­ery Fri­day and 7 p.m. Satur­day evenings. For more in­for­ma­tion, you are asked to call the church parish of­fice, 301-627-2636.

Com­mu­nity Col­lege of­fers sum­mer cour­ses

Prince Ge­orge’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion classes for sum­mer 2016 has “on­go­ing en­roll­ment and vary­ing start dates through­out the sum­mer.” You can reg­is­ter on­line at www.pgcc.edu, click on Owl Link then click on Work­force De­vel­op­ment & Cont. Ed. Stu­dents, by mail, or in per­son. Call the col­lege, 301-546-PGCC (7422), or go to www.pgcc.edu so you can get in­for­ma­tion for the pro­ce­dure and what to do for you to par­tic­i­pate. The col­lege is lo­cated at 301 Largo Road in Largo.

Happy Mother’s Day

Take time to ex­press your thanks for the love, car­ing, sup­port, or for her just be­ing there for you. The sec­ond Sun­day in May, May 8, is Mother’s Day. She is the wo­man who had some re­spon­si­bil­ity for your life. She is the per­son who al­ways had love for you no mat­ter what the sit­u­a­tion was. She had love and car­ing for you as you grew, pro­vid­ing med­i­cal at­ten­tion as well as hav­ing a smile on her face even when she was dis­ap­pointed in what you did or did not do, what you said, and for the ex­cuses you made to get out of trou­ble. Yes, moth­ers, the fe­male per­son in your fam­ily. And, don’t for­get those gifts she gave you, some­times ne­glect­ing to get things that she needed to make sure you had clothes, shoes, lunches, and sev­eral other things. And there are some other fe­males that were in the role of mother — grand­moth­ers, god­moth­ers, aunts, older sis­ters, adopted moth­ers and per­haps oth­ers who made a dif­fer­ence in your life. To moth­ers every­where, from me, a mother who has been ac­tive for many years, Happy Mother’s Day.

Other spe­cial May peo­ple

Happy birth­day on May 4 to Sa­mone Perry; the 9th to Stephan Cross and Kay Pow­ell; the 10th to Mar­garet Brown and Bar­bara Davis; the 12th to An­nie Hutchens; and the 13th to my grand­son, Jared Tay­lor.

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