King George Farmer's Market Open for Business!
King George Farmer's Market is now open every Saturday at 8 a.m. at King George Elementary School, bigger and better than ever! Twenty-four vendors have assigned spaces this season - a full house! KGFM cookbooks will be available for $10 donation to the market and our popular $10 for 10 cards, too! Credit card and EBT/SNAP card service will also be available. Have you heard? Virginia Department of Agriculture has launched a statewide Spend $10 Locally Challenge! Virginia residents have the capacity to generate $1.65 billion each year into our local economies by simply spending $10 per week per household on locally grown agricultural products. Visit www.VirginiaFood.org for more information.
KGARL Benefit Yard Sale May 19
King George Animal Rescue League will hold a benefit yard sale on Sat., May 19 at Hanover Parish Hall on Rt. 3 next to St. John's Episcopal Church from 8 a.m. - Noon. All proceeds help provide care for local animals in need. Donations for sale may dropped off on Friday night, May 18 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Bushrod Visualize and Rise Golf Tournament
Hit the links and join King George native and New Orleans Saints player Jermon Bushrod for his 2nd Annual Visualize and Rize Charity Golf Tournament at Cameron Hills Golf Links on June 1. Join Bushrod and NFL friends for a day of golf that will include a second afternoon flight to the tournament. All money raised will fund scholarships for students in need in King George and surrounding counties. In addition to Bushrod, scheduled to attend are New Orleans Saints Jahri Evans, Mark Ingram, Johnny Patrick, Zach Strief, Nate Bussey, Roman Harper, the Baltimore Ravens' Torrey Smith and the Washington Redskins' Leigh Torrence. Sign up today at www.jermonbushrod.com.
Town of La Plata Community Yard Sale Saturday
The Town of La Plata will hold a community yard sale on the grounds of La Plata Town Hall this Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Event will include multiple vendors! Items for sale include household décor, glassware, clothing, pictures, knick knacks, craft supplies, toys, books, shoes, sporting goods, and more! For more info, call 301-934-8421 x 142.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection on May 5
The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, May 5. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Items accepted free of charge include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oil-based paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, batteries, expired prescription drugs, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Please remember to mark any container that does not have a readable, original label.
Unacceptable materials include bio-medical waste (sharps, needles, anything with bodily fluids) and ammunition. Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and batteries are accepted on a regular basis at various collection sites. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be placed in your household trash as long as it is solidified. This can be accomplished by adding kitty litter, shredded paper, or sawdust to the liquid latex paint to aid in drying it out.
For more information, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the landfill and recycling information line at 301-932-5656. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
CSM Offers Money Smart Workshop
College of Southern Maryland is offering a free Money Smart Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon, May 19, at the Leonardtown Campus, Building C, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. A one-day educational workshop with expo and financial seminars at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Seminars by industry experts will address timely topics regarding common-sense answers about taxes, insurance and investments, real estate and mortgage, and personal banking topics including budgeting/saving, managing credit and identity theft. All sessions are presented by professionals in their field with adequate time for questions. The day is free. Partnering organizations with CSM are the Lexington Park Rotary Club and Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® (SMAR). For information and a list of session topics, visit www.csmd.edu/MoneySmart.
St. Mary’s City Museum Annual Beer Fest
The second annual Beer Festival will be held at Historic St. Mary’s City Museum on Sunday, May 20th, from noon until 6 p.m. Rock to the music of 25th Hour Band and The Piranhas while you enjoy a variety of activities, including special tours of Van Sweringen’s Ordinary (one of the first taverns of the colony); a beer making demonstration and a cider making demonstration Great fun requires great food! Visitors will have the opportunity to sample local cuisine while tasting beers from craft brewers such as Heavy Seas, Ruddy Duck, Brewers Alley and The Raven. Artisans will have select offerings for sale and fun activities for the youngsters may be found at the Kid’s Tent. This event is a fundraiser to support the education and research activities of the museum. Run, walk, boat or drive to join us! Admission is $20 for tasters, $10 for designated drivers and free for children ages 12 and under. Parking is free. For more information, call Historic St Mary’s City Foundation at 240-895-4977, email supportstmaryscity.org or visit our website at www.stmaryscitybeerfest.org.
Friday Night Summer Concert Series
Join us for the Friday night Summer Concert Series at the La Plata Town Hall. 25th Hour Band kicks off the concert series on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.! The weekly concerts take place on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall at 305 Queen Anne Street. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Concessions are available from the Town's food trailer located near the back of the parking lot. For more information, contact La Plata Town Hall at 301-934-8421, or check the full concert schedule at www.townoflaplata.org.
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