The annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 28, 2018. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Dowell. The bricks are available to memorialize those who served our country during World War II. The cost of each brick is $100 and all contributions are tax deductible. Purchasers will be notified when the bricks are in place and available for viewing. An “On Watch” application is available at the online to www.co.cal.md.us/onwatch. To learn more, call Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565. The “On Watch” Memorial Statue is an 8-foot-tall bronze statue unveiled in 2007 by Maryland artist Antonio Tobias Mendez. The statue commemorates the people and work at the Solomons Amphibious Training Base, the nation’s first, during World War II. Between 1942 and 1945, around 68,000 sailors, marines, coast guardsmen and soldiers trained to make beach landings; these forces had major roles at landings in Guadalcanal, North Africa, Sicily, Normandy and the Pacific Solomons Islands.
CASA of Southern Maryland will hold information sessions for interested volunteers to learn about the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties Southern Maryland to providing support to abused and neglected children in foster care, and to be their voice within the Social Services and Court Systems. Not only does a CASA have the opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with a child, but they will also get to know the child’s case and offer valuable input to the court for the best interest of the child. “Advocates don’t need any previous experience or training to volunteer. Our volunteers participate in a 32 hour training program that is a combination of online and classroom learning that will prepare them to carry out their duties as CASA.”, says Tonya Kennerly, CASA of Southern Maryland Program Manager. Interested? Stop by an information session in your county to learn more about the CASA program, how to get involved, and even participate in on-the-spot interviews. Contact Jodie Taylor at email@example.com or 410-535-3047 for more information. Calvert County-January 9, 2018 from 5-7:30 Calvert County Central Library-Prince Frederick 850 Costley Way Prince Frederick, MD 20678 St. Mary’s County-January 16, 2018 from 5-7:30 Leonardtown Library 23250 Hollywood Rd Leonardtown MD 20650 Charles County-January 23, 2018 from 5-7:30 Waldorf West Library 10405 O’Donnell Pl Waldorf, MD 20603
Are you ready for the Holidays? Looking for that perfect Christmas Tree? You won’t have to go far. Boy Scout Troop 1814 is selling trees right in LaPlata next to the corner of Rt. 301 and Rt 6/Charles Street. We're Open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-8pm. Thursday and Friday nights 4-8pm. Starting Monday 12/11 open every weeknight 4-8pm. We have hard working scouts who are trying to raise their own money for summer camp, training, and other scouting events. Please support Scouting! For information call 443-277-0197.
Do you live in the Tri-County Area of Southern Maryland? If Yes!! Then this message is for you. The Charles County Department of Social Services, Calvert County Department of Social Services and St Mary’s County Department of Social Services are looking for individuals like you to become foster parents to children in the tri-county area. Foster parents offer temporary/short-term care and supportive services to children who are unable to live at home due to abusive and/or neglectful situations. Each Local Department of Social Service (DSS) depends on foster parents to carry out the day-to-day parenting for these children by opening their homes and providing emotional wellness and enrichment activities until they can either return safely to their own homes or until the children are adopted. Each local Department of Social Service will provide the training and resources you need to be a successful foster parent. For more information on how to become a foster parent, please contact the Tri-County Recruiter at 301-392-6727 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, we are counting on you Southern Maryland to help the children in your county.
CASA of Southern Maryland serves as the voice for abused and neglected children across the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. We pride ourselves on recruiting and training passionate volunteers who are able to uphold our mission of ensuring that children involved in abuse/neglect court proceedings find safe, permanent, loving homes and that placement and services are in the child’s best interests. We are currently in need of active advocates, and have upcoming trainings scheduled across the area. For more information email@example.com. 410-535-3047
The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is proud to announce that they are sponsoring Zumba Fitness Classes. A Fun, Energetic Aerobic work-out routine with a Latin Inspired Atmosphere...Class starts at 7:00 PM every Thursday and are $6 per class or you can purchase punch cards (6 classes for $30) No Registration Required. Get Fit while having fun and Giving Back! A portion of the proceeds go to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. For More information email Mthompson@Mvfd.com