King George Summerfest is this Saturday
King George County Parks and Recreation presents Summerfest 2012 this Saturday, June 2 at 5 p.m. at Barnesfield Park on Rt. 301. The event will kick off with a wild animal show and a performance by Rivertown Bandits at 5 p.m., Joey Vincent's One-Man Musical Variety Show at 7 p.m., the current sounds of local favorites Who Took Fred at 9 p.m., along with "Hugo," a movie on the lawn event. Food and drinks, Minute to Win It games, a car show petting zoo and pony rides will also be available for attendees. This event is free and open to the public.
King George Sheriff's Office to hold 1st Law Enforcement Torch Run June 5
The first King George Sheriff's Office Law enforcement Torch Run for the Virginia Special Olympics will be held Tues., June 5 a 9 a.m. The 3-mile run will begin at the new Sheriff's Office building and end at King George Middle School. To participate or to make a donation, call (540) 775-2049 or email rshriverco.kinggeorge.state.va.us. All donations are tax deductible and can be made payable to Special Olympics.
Kenmore Club Hosting Yard Sale Fundraiser June 9
Kenmore Club, a program of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB), is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are being accepting through Thursday, June 7. Kenmore Club is located at the Barbara C. Terry Building, 632 Kenmore Avenue, Fredericksburg.
Funds raised through the annual yard sale support club member activities throughout the year.
Kenmore Club provides psychosocial rehabilitation services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The purpose of Kenmore Club is to provide citizens who are living with the effects of mental illness the chance to work and become self-supporting members of the community. Members voluntarily participate in work units of their choice that focus on the duties necessary for the daily operation of the club. Educational training and supported employment are also provided. There are nearly 100 active members.
For more information or to arrange a donation drop-off, contact Anna Loftis, Kenmore Club Advocate, at asilverbergracsb.state.va.us or 540-373-7737.
Wendy's Feline Friends Need Your Help!
Wendy's Feline Friends, a cat rescue group in Colonial Beach, is in desperate need of volunteers to help run their shelter. Volunteers can wash dishes, Vacuum, clean floors, do yard work, scoop cat boxes, water outdoor plants, clean and fill water and food bowls, or any of lots of other tasks. Volunteers could serve as little as once or twice a week for two or three hours, but all will be appreciated and help the rescue continue. Wendy's is located at 1228 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, Va. Phone number is 804-224-1079, website is www.wendysfelinefriends.org.
Charles County Government Launches New, Improved Website
Charles County recently unveiled a new and improved Charles County Government website. The site has been completely redesigned to provide the public with better navigation and consistency across county departments. The redesigned, visually appealing website has a new URL, www.charlescountymd.gov. Citizens should find it easier to locate information about Government programs and services on the new website.
La Plata Summer Concert Series this Friday
The Town of La Plata Summer Concert Series presents Four of a Kind Band at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 1. The band plays your favorite oldies, classic rock, southern rock, country, and blues from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Refreshments will be for sale from Lifestyles Food Trailer, Circus Ice Cream, Jillian's Fare, Dee's Food & Snack Shack and Li'l Deve & Dep New Orleans Style Snowballs and Food. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. There is also a separate but visible play area for children.
Sunset Concert Festival at O'Donnell Lake Restaurant Park in St. Charles
St. Charles Companies presents Free Friday Night Concerts through August 31 at O'Donnell Lake Restaurant Park in St. Charles, Md. Each Friday offers great family fun and entertainment! Concerts feature a variety of local artists and musical genres, beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at dusk. Free parking . Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy the lakefront setting. Coolers permitted; no alcohol or glass containers.
The O'Donnell Lake Restaurant Park is located at the intersection of St. Patrick's Drive and Smallwood Drive West in St. Charles, across from the movie theater and St. Charles Towne Center. Sponsored by the St. Charles Companies. Learn more about the St. Charles Companies at stcharlesmd.com or facebook.com/stcharlesmd. For more information, contact Craig Renner at 301.843.8600 or crennerstcharlesmd.com.
Summer Concert Schedule
June 1 Jennifer Cooper & GrooveSpan - Jazz & Pop Standards
June 8 USAF Rock Band - Max Impact - Original Rock
June 15 The Lynn Hollyfield Band - Original Contemporary & Folk
June 22 The Steve Cavanaugh Band - Original, Rock, Fusion & Jam
June 29 US Navy Cruisers - Rock
July 6 John O'Loughlin and the Blarney Stones Band - Irish Traditional
July 13 Jennifer Cutting and OCEAN Celtic Band - Contemporary Celtic
July 20 Higher Hands - Contemporary Hip-Hop & Funk
July 27 The Kajun Kelley Band - Rock & Alternative
August 3 Singer-Songwriter Showcase with Matt Silkworth - Local Talent Showcase
August 10 Deanna Dove - Singer-Songwriter
August 17 Anthony Swampdog Clark - Blues
August 24 Karen Collins and the Backroads Band - Modern Country & Originals
August 31 The Eric Scott Band - Original, Rock & Fusion
CSM Summer Camps Programs for Budding Writers, Scientists, Artists, Detectives
In the carefree days of summer, kids and teens attending College of Southern Maryland camps will be exploring their interests in writing poetry, building Lego robots, engineering and building bridges, zoology and entomology, computer illustration and art-while having fun and making new friends.
Kids' and teen college camps run June 18 through Aug. 16 at CSM's La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses. Classes are full days 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or half days from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Kids' college programs are for children ages 5-10 years old; teen college programs are for 11- to 17-year-olds. Programs include arts and crafts, music and theater, engineering and information technology, languages and literature, math and game strategies, sports and athletics, and science. For information and schedule of classes, visit www.csmd.edu/KidsCollege.
Sotterley Plantation War of 1812 Living History
Sotterley Plantation's War of 1812 Living History "The Choice" will be part of the three year national bicentennial commemoration of this war in our region. "The Choice" will take place on June 9th, July 14th, and August 11th, with showings of the performance at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on each event date. This event is free to the public, but space is limited. Advanced reservations can be made by calling the Sotterley office at 301-373-2280.