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Dunkirk Baptist Church will hold its 20th anniversary celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. March 17.
The celebration will include worship with singing and special guests.
“There will be special worship with founding pastor [the Rev.] Dennis Felder,” event coordinator Donna Murphy said.
The Rev. David Lee of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware and the Rev. Richard Logson of the Potomac Baptist Association will also speak during the service.
A video of past events at the church will also be viewed.
Sheriff Mike Evans (R) along with other area dignitaries will be in attendance, Murphy said.
Following the service, there will be a luncheon, where a scrapbook will be on sale.
“We are just celebrating God’s faithfulness and our obedience,” Murphy said.
The celebration is open to the public, as is every service, she said.
Before the service, Hebrews Cafe will be open for coffee and light snacks. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and is open to all ages.
For more information, call 301-855-3555, or go to www.dunkirkbaptistchurch.org.
Annual Taste of Solomons coming soon
Restaurants in the Solomons Town Center are hosting A Taste of Solomons 2013, a one-day food festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23. The event is one of the yearly signature events sponsored by the Solomons Business Association. Proceeds will benefit the association’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
Tickets are $4 each and may be purchased at any of the participating businesses. Each ticket can be exchanged for a sample of selected food or beverages. As an added feature this year, most restaurants will participate in a gift certificate prize program. Some of the tickets at each location will be designated as prize winners, and the lucky purchaser will be awarded a gift certificate for future use at the respective restaurant.
For information on the Taste of Solomons, call 410-326-9900. For a map of participating restaurants and their offerings, go to www.solomonsmaryland.com.
Hazardous waste collection set for March 23
The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Division of Solid Waste, will host a household hazardous waste collection day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Mt. Hope Community Center, 104 Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland. The event will give Calvert County residents the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous substances free of charge.
For more information, call the Calvert County Department of Public Works, Division of Solid Waste, at 410-326-0210, or go to the Calvert County website at www.co.cal.md.us for a full list of materials accepted.
Farmers can apply for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative funds
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service announced recently that Maryland farmers can now apply for funds to implement conservation practices under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative (CBWI).
Eligible producers operating in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed can sign up for specific practices under the CBWI and receive additional consideration in the ranking process. It accepts applications throughout the year, however, funding selections are made at specific times. For CBWI, those dates are March 15, April 19 and May 17.
USDA service center locations are listed online at http://offices.usda.gov, or in the phone book under Federal Government, U.S. Department of Agriculture. General program information is available on the NRCS Maryland website at www.md.nrcs.usda.gov.
For more information about NRCS conservation programs, go to www.nrcs.usda.gov, or go to a local USDA Service Center.
Sheriff’s office to conduct survey
Every three years, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducts a survey of citizens to get feedback on how the office is doing and how it can improve. Go to the sheriff’s office website at www.calvertcountysheriff.us, or the Calvert County website at www.co.cal.md.us, to take the survey. The survey will be available through May 31.
Forum to discuss veterans housing
Three Oaks Center will host a forum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. The forum will discuss veterans programs and homelessness. Three Oaks Center’s mission is to provide emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing for veterans. For more information, contact Gary Knight, member of the Maryland Veterans Home Commission, at 410-526-0025.
Patuxent High PTSA seeks volunteers
The Patuxent High School Parent Teacher Student Association is looking for volunteers to serve in the 2013-2014 school year. Current open positions are: president, first vice president/membership, second vice president/fundraising chair, treasurer, secretary and volunteer coordinator. For more information on each position or for other information, contact PHS PTSA nominating committee members Jennifer Youngerman at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dana Shepherd at email@example.com or Sherry Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for nominees is April 19.
Beach Bishops Spring Chess-a-peake Classic nears
On Sunday, March 24, Beach Elementary’s chess team will host a non-rated tournament at Beach Elementary School. Matches will run from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
There will be four sections: novice for grades kindergarten through 2; reserve for grades 3 though 5; middle school; and open for high school and adult players.
Trophies will be awarded to the top five players in each section. Cost will be $10 per player, $15 for two players from the same family and $20 for three or more players from the same family. All preregistered players need to check in by 12:45 p.m.
Walk-in registrations will be from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. Walk-in fees are $20 per player or $25 per family for two or more players.
All players will play five, 30-minute rounds, win or lose. Food and drinks will be sold on site. Parents will need to chaperone their children between rounds from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. The waiting area will be in the cafeteria. Matches will be in the gym.
Register by Friday, March 22. For more information, call 410-257-1512, or email email@example.com. Checks can be made payable to Beach Elementary School with Chess-a-peake Classic on the memo line.