Second Friday Art Walk
Colonial Beach will hold a Second Friday Art Walk on Friday, April 13 with all galleries and studios open from 6 - 9 p.m. New art work is displayed every month. The Easter Bunny has delivered treats in some locations! Enjoy paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry making, wood working, collage, mosaics and more from local artists.
Caledon Art Show
Caledon Natural Area in King George will host an art event on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This "Trash to Art" free event will invite all artists and interested persons/groups to participate in a beach trash pick-up, followed by a trash-to-sculpture contest at the park pavilion. Transportation will be provided to the beach and all participants will be provided with trash bags for collecting litter (no flora or fauna). More info will be available soon. For more information, contact Carrol Morgan at xmorganhotmail.com, 540-760-6928.
King George Hall of Fame Golf Tournament
Join us for the 3rd Annual Radley Cadillac ~ Chevy King George Hall of Fame Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 12 at Cameron Hills Golf Links 14140 Salem Church Rd. King George, VA 22485 (www.cameronhills.com - 540.775.4653). Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $300/Team $75 Individual. Entry fee includes mulligans, closest to the pin, long drive, door prizes, putting contest, hole-in-one on all par 3's, and driving range. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Lunch served. Register before May 9, butlergary24aol.com or www.kinggeorgehalloffame.com.
Call For Artists - Potomac River Regional Art Show
The Ninth Annual Potomac River Regional Art Show, to be held July 13 to August 5 at the Town Center in Colonial Beach, Va., is now open for artists to enter their works. The show is sponsored by the Colonial Beach Artists Guild and the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce. Each artist may enter two pieces of art work, and the first 85 pieces registered will be accepted. All accepted art pieces will be judged after hanging for cash awards totaling at least $1,000. The guild is honored to have Jennifer Glave and B.J. Kocen of Richmond, Va. as judges for this year's show. The registration process consists of filling out an official entry form and sending it by U.S. Postal Service to the address below. The show brochure which includes the entry form can be obtained as follows: (1) download from www.colonialbeachartistsguild.org, (2) in person at several art-related venues in Colonial Beach or (3) by mail through a phoned request to 804-224-7200 or a mailed request to 100 Taylor St. #101, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
Come join a free clothing swap on Fri., Apr. 20 from 12:30 - 5 p.m. and Sat., Apr. 21 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church off Ripley Road in Indian Head. For more info, call 301-743-2363.
Annual Spring "Fishin' Buddies" Derby
Charles County's Parks Division will sponsor the 2012 annual Spring "Fishin' Buddies" Fishing Derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child between the ages of 6 and 15. Each team must supply their own rods and bait. Trophies will be awarded in the two age divisions. Bank anglers will compete separately from those who fish from a boat. Local businesses have donated numerous fishing-related door prizes. All teams are eligible for the door prize drawings.
The entry fee is $7 per team. Pre-registration is required since participation is limited. Entry forms are available at Gilbert Run Park or the main office of the Department of Public Works on Radio Station Road in La Plata, Md.
Registration forms are due in the Department of Public Works' main office by noon on Wednesday, May 2.
For more information or to receive an entry form, call the Department of Public Works, Parks & Grounds Division, at 301-932-3470 or 301-870-2778 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Charles County 11th Annual Heritage Bike Ride
Don't miss out on a great day of biking through beautiful Western Charles County! Riders age 16 and older are invited to join us on Saturday, May 19, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., for a scenic ride beginning at Nanjemoy Community Center. The Center is located at 4375 Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy. Resident Fee: $25; Non-Resident: $27; add $5 if registering on the day of the event. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Lunch will be provided. We'll start the day at the "end of the road" in scenic Nanjemoy, and enjoy a ride with stops at local points of interest. The western section of Charles County will delight you with its sense of serenity and history. Each route for the Heritage Bike Ride begins and ends at the Nanjemoy Community Center. Three recreational routes to choose from: 100K, 50K, or 25K. Charles County believes safety is a top priority; helmets are required for all riders. Online registration is available at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. For registration information or directions, call the Nanjemoy Community Center at 301-246-9612.
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