King George American Legion Post 89 Yard Sale/Service Day
The King George American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a yard sale this Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. - Noon at the Legion building, 10021 Dahlgren Road in King George. If you have items around the house that you want to try and sell, bring them out to the Post and rent a table.
This Saturday will also be service day at 7 a.m., with maintenance being performed around the post. A new flag pole will be installed, along with work on insulation in the attic, yard cleanup and moving the gun and anchor. Volunteers are needed to help with this work. For more info, call (540) 775-3671.
Urbanna Oyster Festival
The annual Urbanna Oyster Festival will be held Nov. 2-3. The official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth offers a wide array of events for the entire family. Taste some of Virginia's delicious oysters and enjoy entertainment, arts and crafts, a fireman's parade, a beauty pageant, marching bands, antique cars and floats. For more info, visit http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/UrbannaOysterFestival/.
Craft Fair at Riverbend High School
YoungLives, a branch of the ministry of Young Life that mentors and supports teen moms in the community, is hosting a craft fair to benefit the Program for Teen Parents, a program of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB). The craft fair is Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Riverbend High School (located at 12301 Spotswood Furnace Road, Fredericksburg). Admission is free. For craft fair registration information, contact Karey Spears (540-846-6490 or PTPcraftshowgmail.com). All proceeds from the purchase of vendor spaces benefit the Childcare Assistance Fund, which enables teen parents to complete high school by supplementing the cost of daycare. Last year, a dozen students benefited from the Childcare Assistance Fund. To learn more about how you can support the Program for Teen Parents, please contact Joan Gillis (540-374-3337 or jgillisracsb.state.va.us).
Ward Virts Free Concert Series Presents Musicians Mato, Snell, Johnson on Nov. 11
The College of Southern Maryland welcomes clarinetist Takako Mato, flutist Lucy Snell and pianist Stephen Johnson to perform at the Ward Virts Concert Series at 3 p.m., Nov. 11 at the Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119. The performance is the second of six in the concert series, which is held at CSM's Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Admission is free and seating is open but limited. Contact 443-550-6011, rflemingcsmd.edu or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
La Plata Veterans' Parade
Town of La Plata will host a Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. Join us to honor the men and women of the US Armed Forces. The Salute to Veterans Parade starts at 1PM at the Courthouse on Charles Street in La Plata. Bring the kids, and come enjoy an old-fashioned, hometown parade!
For more info, visit www.townofla plata.org. Parade registration deadline is Monday, October 29th.
Walk to End Homelessness in La Plata
The annual Walk to End Homelessness will be held Sat., Nov. 17 starting at La Plata Town Hall at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 per person or $15 per person for teams of 5 or more. To register, contact LifeStyles of Maryland, Inc. at (866) 293-0623 or email infolifestylesofmd.org.
CSM Holds Auditions for "The Empty Chair"
College of Southern Maryland will hold auditions for Cause Theatre Production: "The Empty Chair" at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 13 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. "The Empty Chair," by Tim Kelly, is about a counseling center for teenagers recovering from substance abuse. One of the teenager's peers, Robert, has just died of an overdose. Unsure of whether the incident is an accident or suicide, the atmosphere is tense and uneasy. Each young person recalls their memories of Robert and the dramatic monologues tell us a great deal about each speaker and the terrors of drug abuse. Auditions are open to those 16 years of age and older. Prepare a one-minute monologue. This production will be performed at the CSM Prince Frederick Campus, Jan. 25; Leonardtown Campus, Jan. 31-Feb. 2; La Plata Campus, Feb. 7-9. Call for info, 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or BxOffccsmd.edu. www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Hosts Collegiate Robotics Competition
College of Southern Maryland will hold a Robotics Collegiate Division Competition from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at CSM La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room, BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM is hosting its first collegiate division robotics challenge with CSM's Talons student team competing against Muhlenburg College of Pennsylvania in the game "Sack Attack." Includes a demonstration by NAVEODTECHDIV engineers on Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots. Event is free. For information, visit http://www.csmd.edu/istem/events_csmroboticsVEX.html, or contact CSM Professor Bernice Brezina at bernicebcsmd.edu or 301-934-7573.