Colonial Beach Rock & Blues on the Beach
The Colonial Beach Blues Society and High Tides on the Potomac present Colonial Beach Rock & Blues on the Beach on June 23-24 at the Black Pearl Tiki Bar featuring Johnny Winter, Bill Kirchen, Derailers and many others. All proceeds support Autism Research. For tickets, visit hightidez.com/blues.
New Rotary Club Planned for Dahlgren-King George
An effort is underway to establish a Rotary Club for Dahlgren and King George, and all are invited to learn more about the group and its mission.
Rotary International is a network of 1.2 million business and professional people in more than 200 countries. We get together to exchange professional ideas, grow our businesses, make new friends and volunteer in our communities and even around the world.
Join us for a "meet & greet" at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren campus, 12 noon-1 p.m. (lunch provided). Choose a convenient date: June 14 or 20, 2012. Please RSVP to Don Mohr dandnmohrcox.net or Sandy Duckworth pdg7610gmail.com.
Boater's Safety Class June 30
A Virginia DGIF Boat Virginia course is being held on Saturday, June 30, in Colonial Beach, Va. Successful completion of this course will provide you with the needed certificate, which is good for life, to meet the Virginia regulation. The class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 202 Dennison St., Colonial Beach. Registration is FREE. To register or for more information, go to the following link: www.dgif.virginia.gov/boating/, click on the "Class Locator" box, and then click on "VDGIF Boat Virginia Course."
On July 1, 2012 in Virginia, the ages when one will be required to have a boating safety course will be raised! Then all PWC operators, regardless of age, and boat operators ages 30 and younger must have taken a boating safety course. You can check out this requirement at the link above.
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 for all attendees. 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 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
Father's Day Special at Sotterley Plantation
Sotterley Plantation is pleased to announce a special gift for all fathers on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17. From Noon ~ 4 p.m., fathers will receive the guided tour of the 1703 Plantation House for half price. We welcome you and your father to stroll the exquisite blooming gardens, walk the plantation grounds and nature trails, see the historic outbuildings including our original 1830's Slave Cabin, or picnic out on the lawn while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Patuxent River. Top off the day with buying a memorable gift at the Museum Shop, located in our Visitor Center. It will be a day he will never forget! For more information on upcoming Sotterley Plantation events, visit our website at www.sotterley.org.
EMS for Children Day to Feature Teddy Bear Clinic
The 2012 EMS for Children Day event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, at 6 p.m., at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. During this fun-filled event, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services will host its popular Teddy Bear Clinic. Children are invited to bring their sick or injured teddy bears to meet real Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team members. The team will help children fix up their favorite friend with extra special care! In addition to the Teddy Bear Clinic, the Charles County Sheriff's Office will be on hand with summer safety tips, there will be discussions on injury prevention, and there will be ambulance tours and plenty of giveaways!
For more information on this event or others offered by Charles County Government, visit our website at www.charlescountymd.gov Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Charles County Tourism and Recreation Expo
Charles County will hold a Tourism and Recreation Expo and Symposium on Saturday, June 23, from Noon-6 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. The Symposium celebrity guest speaker is Charles Mann, former Redskin and entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The Expo will feature exciting displays and information booths from local businesses in the tourism and recreation industries. Come experience great demonstrations, receive freebies, and win door prizes, all while learning about the amazing opportunities in Charles County. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or exhibiting in the event, contact Catherine Carroll at 301-396-5819 or CarrollCCharlesCounty.org.
July 4th Fun at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf
On Wednesday, July 4, from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m., Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth will be held at Regency Furniture Stadium. Come and sample the "Taste of Charles County." Local restaurants and caterers in the area will provide tasting-size portions to sample. Live music will be provided by John Luskey, Three Sixty, and Scott's New Band. A family fun zone will be available with amusements, face painting, caricatures, and more. A cornhole tournament, car show, and spectacular fireworks will be a part of the festivities. To register for the cornhole tournament, visit www.midatlanticcorn hole.com/cornhole-tournaments/charles -county-tournament/. For more information on participating as a Taste of Charles County vendor or volunteer, contact Rachel Reynolds at 301-645-0601 or ReynoldsRCharlesCounty.org.
CSM Open Summer's Twilight Performances
The College of Southern Maryland's (CSM) Twilight Performance Series returns this summer with a new line-up to include history, music and theater. The free, family-friendly, outdoor performance series will feature artists performing a variety of entertainment from jazz, rock, pop, classic rock and alternative music to kid-friendly and historical theatrical performances at campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick.
This year CSM will host Chautauqua at the La Plata Campus July 10, 11 and 12. Twilight performances will continue at the Leonardtown Campus on Tuesdays, July 17, 24 and 31; at the La Plata Campus on Wednesdays, July 18, 25 and Aug. 1; and at the Prince Frederick Campus on Thursdays, July 19, 26 and Aug. 2. All performances will begin at 6:45 p.m.
The series will take place outdoors on the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Building Lawn, the Leonardtown Campus Great Lawn, and on the Prince Frederick Patio. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic, or purchase food on site. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. In the event of inclement weather, performances will move indoors. On the La Plata Campus performances will move to the Fine Arts Center, on the Leonardtown Campus to Building A, Auditorium, and on the Prince Frederick Campus to Room 119. For a full schedule of performers and for more information on the Twilight Performance Series, call 301-934-7828 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499, or 443-550-6169, Ext. 7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.