Volunteers sought to make sandwiches for the homeless
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.