CSM Presents "Schoolhouse Rock" Live!
The CSM Theatre Company presents "Schoolhouse Rock Live!," a pop-culture phenomenon brought to the musical stage on Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. 301-934-7828, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
Grandparents Night Concert
A Grandparents Night Concert will be held Aug. 16 7 - 9 p.m. at the Indian Head Village Green Pavilion. Enjoy dinner on the Town and entertainment from the Port Tobacco Pickers bluegrass band. Family members of all ages are welcome and admission is free. For more info, call 240-375-4061.
Free Friday Night Concert Series
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:
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
Town of Indian Head Back to School Luau
The Town of Indian Head will hold a Kids' Back-to-School Luau Dance on Thursday, August 23 at the Indian Head Village Green Pavilion from 7 - 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free and will include dinner, snacks, fun group dances, coloring table, temporary tattoos and more. Music and fun provided by DJ Rockin' Roger. Prizes include lots of fully loaded backpacks for Pre-K thru 8th grade students. For more info, call 240-375-4061 or karentownofindianhead.org.
Sotterley Plantation Presents Barn Bash 2012
Sotterley Plantation will hold a Barn Bash on Saturday, August 25. Gates open at 5 p.m., music begins at 6 p.m. This fun family-friendly night of live music and dancing will feature "The Country Memories Band." Admission is $5 per person at the gate. Food by Bear Creek BBQ, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Car-Free Day Set for September 22
The Charles County Commissioners and the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland invite citizens to join in the international car-free day event celebrated every Sept. 22 in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a bus, bicycle, carpool or walk.
To participate in this fun and worthwhile event, complete the pledge form at www.CarFreeMetroDC.com, and get a chance to win prizes such as an iPad, bicycle, or Metro SmarTripCards.
Go Car-Free or Car-Lite and make a difference by bicycling, walking, carpooling or taking public transit on September 22.
For more information, contact George Clark, Rideshare Coordinator, at 301-870-2520, ext. 19 or GClarktccsmd.org.
12th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Sept. 22
Plan to attend the 12th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The day will include a parade, live music, crafts for the kids, face painting, area artists, local heritage displays, classic cars, games, and much more. Refreshments and souvenir t-shirts will be available. The Department of Community Services is seeking vendors, exhibitors, and individuals who want to display their classic vehicles or antique farm equipments. The Department is also looking for families with deep roots in the Nanjemoy area and old family photos or artifacts from the area to showcase. For more information, call 301-246-9612.
For more information, contact the Nanjemoy Community Center Coordinator at 301-246-9612. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Vietnam POW Presentation at UMW Dahlgren
A presentation on Vietnam POWs will be held on Thursday, August 16 at 5 p.m. at the Dahlgren Campus of the University of Mary Washington. Speakers will include the Commissioner for Veterans Affairs for Virginia and former POW, Paul Galanti, a former Vietnam POW and author Taylor Baldwin Kiland, author of the book "Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later". The event is sponsored by the Military Officers Association of America, Potomac Chapter. It is free and open to the public. Register is available at dahlgren.umw.edu
Wendy's Feline Friends Needs Your Help!
Wendy's Feline Friends in Colonial Beach is in need of caregivers to help with cat work, yard work, and/or house work every day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Volunteers of any age are welcome. Wendy is also looking for volunteers to offer special foster care to needy cats: tiny kittens who must be bottle-fed, adults recovering from major surgery, very shy or scared surrendered cats who need extra attention. The organization also accepts tax-deductible donations. Clorox bleach, paper towels, large baskets, and old bath towels come in very handy. The cats are always asking for more catnip, powdered kitten replacement milk, cat trees, and Frontline flea treatments. Wendy very much welcomes aluminum cans and cash/check/PayPal donations toward her substantial veterinary bills. If you would like to sponsor one of our specific cats or kittens or help at the shelter, call (804) 224-1079 or visit http://www.wendysfelinefriends.org/.
Rappahannock Big Brothers/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.