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The Calvert Interfaith Council is currently recruiting additional parishes and religious organizations to join the group.
Calvert Interfaith Council President Gerry Headley, the chaplain of Calvert Hospice, explained that the group has about 40 members, including representatives from parishes and non-profits like Project ECHO and Safe Nights. Eligible faith communities include any and all congregations of the Jewish, Christian or Islamic faith traditions, as well as the Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Quaker, Unitarian and Baha’i faith traditions, according to the council’s website.
Headley said the organization’s major push is to create dialogue between different faiths and to support organizations like Safe Nights, a program in its sixth season that provides the homeless in Calvert County with shelter, a cot and hot meals from early November through the end of March.
The council also supports activities like the annual International Day of Peace Celebration and Christmas in April.
Headley said the council also formed a “spin-off” organization, the Community Ministries of Calvert County, to fill a void left by Catholic Charities.
“Without them, churches were going blind,” Headley said.
Headley said the Calvert Interfaith Council meets every other month on Tuesdays at varying locations that are usually a church or non-profit. Membership is $50 per congregation, and each member congregation is entitled to two voting representatives on the council.
For more information, go to www.calvertinterfaithcouncil.org, or email email@example.com.
Educational discussion on dyslexia will be in March
The Summit School’s Head of School Joan Mele-McCarthy will be joined by Jane R. Snider, founding executive director, to present a discussion on the history, diagnosis and defining differences and plan of educational action for those with dyslexia from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick.
The presentation is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required no later than Thursday, March 7. To reserve a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JPPM launches program on federal fashion
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard will debut a new program, “Federal Fashions: Talks on Historic Clothing,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, as part of JPPM’s bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812. According to a press release, the March 9 talk, titled “1812 Menswear: Dressing for Success and War,” will be presented by historians Ross Kimmel and Ed Seufert and will focus on men’s civilian and military clothing worn during that time period. The talk is free and will be held in the MAC Lab meeting room.
STEM scholarship opportunity offered
The Marine Corps Aviation Association John Glenn Squadron is accepting applications for its 2013 merit-based college scholarships. Applicants must be St. Mary’s, Calvert or Charles County area high school seniors, or the dependents of MCAA members. Applicants also must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, based degree in college and show an intent to work in a career field that supports the Department of Defense. Go to www.mcaa-jgs.org/scholarship.html to apply. Applications are due by March 15.