Patuxent River Park hosting several upcoming events
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.