Vol­un­teers sought to make sand­wiches for the home­less

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Neigh­bors are in­vited to vol­un­teer some of their time and en­ergy to help Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church mem­bers pre­pare sand­wiches for some nearby fam­i­lies. This church par­tic­i­pates in the project, Martha’s Table, as they make th­ese sand­wiches for this home­less shel­ter in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. They will meet at the church at 14515 Church Street in Up­per Marl­boro on Sun­day, Oct. 30, where pre­par­ing th­ese sand­wiches will be­gin at 11:45 a.m. The Rev. Martha Bon­witt is the rec­tor at this church where the parish of­fice phone num­ber is 301-627-2636 which you can call if you want more in­for­ma­tion.

Sur­ratt House Mu­seum event

John Bernie Siler will be at the Sur­ratt House Mu­seum on Satur­day, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. for the 54th Mas­sachusetts, After Glory. Siler is “a mem­ber of the cur­rent 54th Mas­sachusetts.” He will dis­cuss “the per­sonal lives and legacy of the United States Colored Troops in the years fol­low­ing the Amer­i­can Civil War.” Space is lim­ited for this pre­sen­ta­tion which is free, so it is sug­gested that you ar­rive early to get a seat. The Sur­ratt House Mu­seum is lo­cated at 9118 Brandy­wine Road in Clin­ton. You can get more in­for­ma­tion by call­ing 301-868-1121 or you can log on to history.pg­parks.com.

Also, the Sur­ratt House Mu­seum is an ex­cel­lent place to go see lots of history and in­ter­est­ing things. There is John Wilkes Booth in­for­ma­tion as well as the Lincoln as­sas­si­na­tion story.

Se­nior fash­ion show set

The flyer says “Se­niors will rip the run­way.” The Hill­crest Com­mu­nity Cen­ter will have a Se­nior Fash­ion Show on Satur­day, Nov. 5, at the Cen­ter lo­cated at 2300 Oxon Run Drive in Tem­ple Hills. The phone num­ber at the cen­ter is 301-505-0896 and TTY is 301-699-2544. This event will have se­niors dressed in their best clothes and ac­ces­sories. While you en­joy th­ese se­niors proudly strut­ting down the way, you will be able to en­joy some good food. The fash­ion will be from 3 to 6 p.m. This event is open to peo­ple of all ages cost­ing $15 and $20. The De­part­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation asks in­di­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties to reg­is­ter at least a min­i­mum of two weeks be­fore this pro­gram to re­quest in­for­ma­tion about the process to re­ceive dis­abil­ity ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Tis the sea­son

It’s that time of year again. Yes, fall is here. Yes, Hal­loween time is draw­ing near. And, an­other yes, Thanks­giv­ing is fast ap­proach­ing. But, the time I am talk­ing about is the “giv­ing time” of the year. Mail­boxes are full of re­quests for do­na­tions of foods, cloth­ing and, of course, money. Some of th­ese re­quests are from lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions and some are from states all over Amer­ica. Some of­fer a free gift, re­turn ad­dress stick­ers which some­times have spe­cial pic­tures as a way to get your at­ten­tion, and, of course, your money. Some even have a printed form for you to se­lect the amount of money you are will­ing to do­nate. And, they will have their ad­dressed en­ve­lope for you to put in your dona­tion. And, there are some or­ga­ni­za­tions that will call you on the tele­phone ask­ing for fi­nan­cial sup­port. Some­times th­ese calls come in the morn­ing — right after day­break. Some calls come late in the af­ter­noon — just as you are en­joy­ing your din­ner or watch­ing the news on TV. And, they do tell you that your dona­tion is help­ing peo­ple who are in need. Yes, they do thank you but some­times they will send you an­other let­ter or call you and say that they have not heard from you. Please, if you want to help, all right. But, there are some that you will have to have a big heart and, of course, a big stack of money.

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