Weekend work at Gate 2
Weather dependent, the parking lot for the Pass and ID office at Gate 2 will be repaved Saturday, May 19. The parking area will be closed starting Friday evening around 6:30 p.m. and will reopen by noon on May 20. The contractor will close one inbound lane starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday while the work is ongoing and will have traffic control set up. Gate 2 will remain open to traffic at all times during the project. For information call Christian D. Fernandez at 301-757-4933.
Residents of communities surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that a noise-generating event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 22, between 10 a.m. and noon within the installation airfield boundaries. This event will produce a single, loud booming noise that may be heard by nearby residents. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing and training activities on the community. For information call 1-866-819-9028.
Lumpia and pancit sale
Support your junior Sailors and enjoy some awesome lumpia 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Bldg. 401. $6 will get you four lumpia, a plate of pancit, a bowl of steamed rice and a drink. For information, contact Yeoman Seaman Williams at 301-757-0636 or Kerrick.williamsnavy.mil.
The Claude D. Alexander memorial golf tournament is being held at the Cedar Point Golf Course, Naval Air Station Patuxent River May 18. All proceeds benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund http://www.semperfifund.org/; sponsorship and part of the golf costs are deductible. To participate as a sponsor or player call Ted Harwood, 240-298-8865.
Stuff the Bus
Help local food pantries re-stock their shelves. Bring nonperishable food to St. Mary’s Transit System collection points at County government sites and shopping centers 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. May 18. See the list of collection sites at www.stmarysmd.com/dpw.
Senior Housing Expo
Get the information on housing for those 55 and older in the tri-county area 10 a.m. 2 p.m. May 19 at the Northern Senior Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall.
For information contact Janice Pruett at 301.475.8966 ext. 32 or jpruettcedarlaneapts.com or Pam Chicchirichi at 301-638-4100 or pamseniornetwork.org.
Pool still closed
The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks will reopen the Great Mills Swimming Pool May 25.
Starting May 1, 2012, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. (MetLife) is the new TRICARE Dental Program contractor, providing dental benefits for more than 2 million TRICARE beneficiaries worldwide.
Read more at www.tricare.mil/mediacenter/news.aspx?fid=743.
The 6th Annual Leatherneck 5k Race/Fun Run/Walk will be held 9:30 a.m. May 19. Military, civilian personnel and families are all welcome and encouraged to come out and show their support. This year's race starts and finishes on Cedar Point Road in front of the golf course. Extra shirts may be available on race day in various sizes. Registration fee is $25.
Get the Tester on your smartphone or tablet
Visit your app store and search for DCMilitary.com to download the app.
Family tree researchers needed
If you are passionate about learning about your family history, please contact the Tester to be included in an upcoming article. Email testernewsdcmilitary.com to schedule a quick interview.
Money Smart workshop
Free Money Smart Workshop at CSM. 8:30 a.m. to noon, May 19, College of Southern Maryland, 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.
Historic Half Marathon
The Marine Corps Historic Half marathon registration is available on the MCM website at www.marinemarathon.com. Cost is $80. Organized annually by the Marine Corps Marathon, the Historic Half will be held Sunday, May 20 in Fredericksburg, VA. The event will start at 7 a.m., May 20, with the Semper Fred 5K to follow at 7:25 a.m. For more information, contact Tami Faram, MCM Public Relations Coordinator at tami.faramusmc.mil or 703-432-1840.
Patuxent River FEW meets
The Patuxent River Chapter of Federally Employed Women will hold its monthly business session 11:30 a.m. May 22 in Bldg 2187, Room 2150. Bring your lunch and join us! For information call Sharmella Riggs at 301-757-5661 or Jeannie Facemire at 301-342-0090.
AARP Driver Safety class
Cars, traffic rules, driving conditions and the local roads have changed. If you haven't looked back since you first got your license, brush up on your driving skills 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 23 at Garvey Senior Activity Center, Governmental Center Complex, 41780 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown. There is no test to pass. $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. For information call 301-475-4200 ext. 1050.
Fort Meade Community Job Fair for all
State of Maryland, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Anne Arundel One Stop Career Center and the Fort Meade Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will sponsor a Community Job Fair event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort Meade. This job fair is open to all job seekers (Veterans & Non-Veterans). The newly developed Army Cyber Command, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), National Security Agency (NSA) and Maryland Live Casino will be in attendance for this event.
Hiring Our Heroes
RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo A free career fair for veterans and military spouses May 24 at M&T Bank Stadium, offering a unique opportunity to network with veteran-friendly organizations with employment, entrepreneurial, and educational opportunities. For information or to register as a Job Seeker visit https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/baltimore-veteran-job-fair-may-24-2012.
Carver Elementary's Field Day
Play with students outside at our annual field day behind the school.
People are needed at 7 a.m. for set up; activities run 8:15 a.m. - noon May 24. Contact Lisa McCoy at lrmccoysmcps.org to help. Wear your PT uniform.