Navy-Air Force Half Marathon & Navy 5-Miler
This year Naval District Washington and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling are expanding the annual Navy 5-Miler into the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler. The Inaugural Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and the 9th Annual Navy 5-Miler will be held at 7:30 a.m. September 16 (Sunday) on the grounds of the Washington Monument in DC. The race is open to all military and civilian runners. The fastest way to register is online at http://www.navyairforcehalfmarathon.com.
Volunteers positions are currently available for the Navy-Air Force Half-Marathon and the Navy 5-Miler. Contact Pam Handon at 202-685-0483 or email Pam at pamela.handonnavy.mil to volunteer for this great event.
Sunset Concert Festival at O'Donnell Lake Restaurant Park in St. Charles
St. Charles Companies presents Free Friday Night Concerts through Aug. 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:
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
Household Hazardous Waste Collection August 4
The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, August 4. 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.
Household hazardous waste collection will occur on the first Saturday of each month through December. Upcoming 2012 collection dates are: September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.
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.
PTRC "Night on the River"
The Port Tobacco River Conservancy presents its 5th Annual "Night on the River" Sunset Fundraiser on Thursday, August 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Tobacco Restaurant, 7536 Shirley Boulevard, Port Tobacco, Md. Event will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, hors d'oeuvres and desserts plus cash bar. Tickets are $35. Phone Heather at 301-751-3872 or email ptrcmd1gmail.com for tickets. For more information, visit www.porttobaccoriver.org.
Faith & Unity Health Expo
Plan to attend the Faith & Unity Health Expo on Sat, August 11 from 9 a.m. - 12 Noon at Calvary Gospel Church, 11150 Berry Rd (Rt. 228), Waldorf, Md. This project of the partnerships for a healthier Charles County will include 30+ health agencies and will offer blood pressure checks, HIV rapid tests, Zumba for Kids, kidney risk assessments and cancer screening programs. For more info, visit www.southernmdques.org.
Rappahannock Big Brothers/Big Sisters Needs Bigs
"Bigs" are needed to mentor children in the Rappahannock Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. RBBBS helps children in need reach their potential through professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with volunteers. Sailors, Navy civilians, contractors and dependents who would like to volunteer their time and energy to help local children participating in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program can learn more about Rappahannock Big Brother Big Sisters by calling 540-371-7444 or visiting www.rbbbs.org.
KGARL Needs Photography Volunteers
The King George Animal Rescue League is looking for volunteers to take photos of animals at the King George County Animal Shelter. The photos help promote animals in need of rescue and are circulated weekly to promote animal adoptions. If you are interested in a job description of this volunteer position, contact Cathy Markwith, ccmarkwithva.metrocast.net.
American Legion Post 89 Community Dinner
American Legion Post 89, 10021 Dahlgren Road in King George, will host a Community Dinner on July 28 from 4 - 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, $5 for active duty military, fire/rescue and law enforcement. Dinner includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.
Summer Close Out Yard Sale
The American Legion Post 89 Auxiliary will hold a summer close out yard sale on Sat., Aug. 25 from 7 a.m. - Noon. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for sale. Tables can be rented for $10 each. To reserve your table, contact Lisa Heitmeyer, heits4va.metrocast.net.