NAS Pax River blood drive
Today, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Moffett Building, Bldg. 2272, atrium
The Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River is sponsoring a blood drive. All blood donations go to military personnel. To schedule an appointment in advance go to www.militaryblood.dod.mil or www.militarylifeforce.com. Walk-in donors are also welcome. For more information, contact Charles Johnson at 301-342-2753 or Catheryn Adens at 301-295-1560.
Sunday Evening Catholic Mass
Sunday, 5 p.m.
St. Nicholas Chapel
A new Sunday Evening Mass has been added to the St. Nicholas Chapel schedule. For more information, contact Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Harrald at Thomas.harraldnavy.mil or 301-342-3811.
FEW Equality Day luncheon
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
River's Edge Catering and Conference Center
Federally Employed Women Pax River Chapter hosts a Women's Equality Day luncheon with guest speaker Rear Adm. Michelle Howard, chief of staff to the director for strategic plans and policy, J-5, Joint Staff. The event celebrates the 92nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Tickets are $20 each. For information and to purchase tickets, contact Jeanne Facemire at 301-342-0090, or Debbie Sztubinski at 301-342-0063.
September advancement exam worksheets
Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30-11 a.m. and noon-4 p.m.
Personnel Support Detachment Educational
September advancement exam candidates for cycle 216 should now verify and sign their worksheets in order to take the exam. Deadlines are: petty officer first class, 4 p.m., Monday; petty officer second class, 4 p.m., Aug. 13; and petty officer third class, 4 p.m., Aug. 20.
Financial counseling services
Fleet and Family Services Personal Financial Educators can help people take control of their finances, reduce money-related stress and overcome the financial challenges of military life. To make an appointment with a counselor, contact Jim Walsh at 301-342-5442.
Overeaters Anonymous support group
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church
Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program helping people deal with the fear, loneliness, hopelessness and embarrassment experienced by people suffering from compulsive eating. This weekly meeting has participants ranging from morbidly obese to anorexic, all with different symptoms and various difficulties with food. OA's goal is to help members abstain from compulsive eating and carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer. For more information, contact Robin Goldstein at 240-561-6899 or email goldsteinrlyahoo.com.
St. Mary's County high school sports
Tryouts for St. Mary's County high school fall sports start. High School students interested in playing fall sports must be present to be considered for team placement. Times and document and equipment requirements are determined by each high school. A "Guide for Student Athletes and Parents" is available in the main office at the high school, as well as under "Forms" at www.smcps.org/tlpd/tl/athletics. Additional information may also be posted on the high school's website. For more information parents should contact their student's high school.
Junior Sailor Organization pool party
Aug. 10, 7-10 p.m.
Outdoor Pool on Cuddihy Road
Free admission to the outdoor pool for Sailors E-5 and below. Food will be available for purchase. Sailors brining a non-military guest, or needing more information, contact Yeoman 3rd Class Kerrick Williams at kerrick.williamsnavy.mil or 757-0636.
Vacation Bible School
The Pax River Chapel is accepting registrations for Vacation Bible School, which runs 8 a.m.-noon, Monday- Aug. 10 in the Religious Program Center. To volunteer or for more information, contact Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Harrald at 301-342-3811 or Donna Waldron at 301-863-2480.
Safe Sitter Summer Camp
Aug. 13-16, 8:30 a.m.-noon, College of Southern Maryland, Bldg. B, Rm. B-315
For youths ages 11-14, this hands-on program teaches child-care techniques, behavior-management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. Cost is $119. For more information call 301-934-7634, email kmcdonald1csmd.edu or visit www.csmd.edu/KidsCollege.
Back-to-School 5K/10K Run, Walk
Aug. 18, 8 a.m.
Cedar Point Golf Club
Pre-registrations are accepted online until Aug. 14 at www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2025576 for the annual Women in Defense-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Scholarship Fund, which is aimed at encouraging careers in national security and defense industry.
Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Naval Support Activity Bethesda
As part of an ongoing initiative to provide jobs for wounded warriors, transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses, Naval District Washington Family Support Programs will host a second hiring event, in the NSAB gymnasium, Bldg. 17. Attendees must show proof of military service such as a military ID card, veteran ID card issued by the VA, or DD-214 along with a photo ID, to enter the base. For more information and to register, visit www.100000JobsMission.com.
Teen Camp 2012
Tuesday-Aug. 9, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Rassieur Youth Center is accepting registrations for the last week-long teen camp. The camp is for youths ages 13-17. Cost is $130 as it includes an overnight. For more information call 301-342-1694.
Prince George's County Police recruiting
The Prince George's County Police Department is recruiting for police officers. For more information visit www.PGPolice.org or call 888-310-9736.