Local Events on Both Sides of the Potomac!


Dahlgren Heritage Museum Speaker Series Event

Dahlgren Heritage Museum presents “The History of Range Operations,” the next in their series of Dahlgren Centennial Speaker Series Events on Wed, Aug 8 at UMW-Dahlgren Campus. Hear from current and former employees and their experiences working on the Potomac River Test Range. Reception begins at 4:30 p.m., program begins at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the museum or become a museum member, visit www.dahlgrenmuseum.org.

King George High School Career Fair set for Sept 14

King George High School will hold their annual career fair this year on Sept 14 (early than previous fairs) at the high school. The school is looking for a variety of career volunteers to participate in this year’s fair. To learn more about the fair, visit http://kgcscounselingdept.blogspot.com/p/kghs-career-connections.html. To register, you can go directly to the registration form at https://docs.google.com/a/kgcs.k12.va.us/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIx6pwgZJZtBuQuSkvRKjghDNmTbRSxZMg0nybv1k9h9V1VA/viewform.

2018 Summer Concert Series featuring U.S. Navy Concert Band

During 2018, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation at the National Museum of the Marine Corps is hosting a Summer Concert Series that features military bands and ensembles. The U.S. Navy Concert Band will be featured on July 26 at 7 p.m. Bring your blanket or camp chair and join us on the parade deck in front of the Museum for the performance. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Caledon Junior Rangers — Session 1

Calling all young nature lovers! Caledon’s Jr. Ranger program is back and will have two sessions this summer for kids ages 6-11. Each day is an adventure for a Jr. Ranger. We’ll explore Caledon and discover the wonders of our park through hiking, crafts, games, and more.

Session 2: August 20-24

Track 1 (ages 6-8): 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Track 2 (ages 9-11): 1 p.m. — 4 p.m.

Programs will be offered Monday-Thursday and we will have a “graduation” on Friday at 2 p.m. for the awarding of pins and certificates.

The cost is $20/child. Pre-registration and payment is required as space is limited. To register or to find out more information, call (540) 663-3861 or email Caledon@dcr.virginia.gov. Extra Event Fee: Yes

Free Stress-Free Workshop at Meditation Museum

A complimentary workshop entitled Stress-Free Living — How to Turn Stress Into Success!” will take place Saturday, July 28, 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, #101, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Museum Phone: (301) 588-0144. Free Parking is available. The program is designed to give individuals the tools and strategies needed to manage stress, improve their quality of life and create an environment of inner and outer peace. The workshop is presented by Sister Dr. Jenna, Founder and Director of the Meditation Museums in Maryland and Virginia and one of India’s great spiritual leaders, Dr. Binny Sareen who will conduct this special workshop. RSVP for the event at https://bit.ly/2L0xaji

A World at War: The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy in World War I Art Exhibit Opening

In commemoration of the centennial of World War I, the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) will open a joint art exhibition depicting the story of the Marines and Sailors who fought and died in “the war to end all wars” and honors their memory a century later. The exhibition, in collaboration with the Naval Heritage and History Command, will open in June and contain 92 works by 42 artists drawn from the collections of the NMMC, the Naval History and Heritage Command and the National Museum of the United States Army. The exhibit will be open until April 2019.

Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theater on the Woods

From June through early August, Wolf Trap hosts Children’s Theatre in the Woods! Performances are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For details of all the amazing upcoming shows including everything from Bollywood Dancing, a Willy Wonka’s “Wonder Show!” to the Wizard of Oz, visit https://www.wolftrap.org/tickets/ctitw.aspx/

King George Animal Rescue League Seeking Volunteers

The King George Animal Rescue League is looking for volunteers to help socialize animals, walk dogs, and take pictures at King George Animal Control (the county animal shelter). Volunteering at the shelter is a very rewarding way to give back to the local community; it is beneficial to the volunteer’s mental and physical health, and it has a direct impact on the lives of homeless animals in our area. To learn more, visit http://www.kgarl.org/info/display?PageID=15746, email shelterhelp@kgarl.org, or contact the shelter directly at 540-775-2120.

Indian Head

La Plata Summer Concert Series Features USNA Superintendent’s Combo July 27, 7-9 p.m.

Weekly concerts take place from 7 — 9 pm on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall at 305 Queen Anne Street. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Concessions are available from the Town’s food trailer located in the back of the parking lot; an ice cream truck is stationed there for your enjoyment. A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones. This week’s artist is the Superintendent’s Combo who are the United States Naval Academy Band’s jazz combo designated to support the many social events hosted by the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.

Town of La Plata Kid’s Summer Show Tuesday, July 31 at 10 a.m.

The Town of La Plata will host five summer shows for kids at Town Hall. The shows are geared towards preschool and elementary age children and are approximately 45 minutes long. The shows are free and open to the public. Shows will be held outdoors on the West lawn where the Friday night concerts take place (weather permitting — shows will not be moved indoors). Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. No concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring drinks and snacks along. This summer show features Storybook Tales by Bright Star Touring Theatre, “Our hilarious actors will have your young audience laughing in the aisles with this production of Pinocchio and Robin Hood. Packed with audience interaction, this 45-minute adventure is brimming with character education lessons, audience participation and plenty of puns to bring these literary classics to life in an unforgettable fashion.”

Tri-County Animal Shelter

Free Spay/Neuter Clinics

Are you income-disadvantaged and own pets? You may qualify for the free altering of pets. Call Paw Prints Animal Hospital at 301-885-0263 or Humane Society of Charles County at 301-645-8181 for more details.

Paws to Read

Give the shelter pups some extra love and enrichment by reading to them. Bring your favorite book or read one of ours. You can visit the animals on Mondays — Fridays, noon — 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Tags and Licenses

Remember to keep identification tags on your dogs and cats. It could be your pet’s ticket to getting back home. Be sure your pets wear a collar with an identification tag, a county license, and a rabies tag. Microchipping your pet with up-to-date information is a great practice as well. To learn more about licensing your pet, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/ES/AnimalControl/Animal-Control.

Volunteers Needed at the Tri-County Animal Shelter

The shelter is in need of volunteers, ages 14 and older, to assist with caring for the many animals at our facility. Call the shelter at 301-932-1713 for additional information and volunteer paperwork.