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BridgeWay Community Church, which holds its services on Sundays at Evergreen Elementary School, is branching out into the community this weekend as the church plans to offer free coffee to visitors of the Leonardtown Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center.
Because the church needs to set up and break down all its furnishings at its rented space at the school each week, the members have created a mobile drip coffee-making station, which they call Mr. BiBs (for BridgeWay In-House Brewing Station).
Matt Thien, leader of the church’s coffee outreach team, said in an email the church is hoping to use Mr. BiBs at local events “to unite the community through a shared common cup.” Mr. BiBs will make a public appearance at the Easter egg hunt and is also scheduled to be at the Farming for Hunger 5K race on May 11.
“We have seen really awesome conversations happen over a good common cup and would love to use Mr. BiBs as an outreach opportunity in service of our community,” Thien wrote. “Yes, we are a church, but more importantly, we are people that want to connect with others in order to inspire ... to use the power of coffee for good.”
ReStore ready for spring cleaning donations
As area residents get into their spring cleaning and uncover appliances, building materials, furniture, cabinets and other items that they no longer need, the ReStore managers are hoping that people will remember that those kinds of donations are welcome. The ReStore, a fundraising venture of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, offers pick-up services for donations or donors can bring their items to the store, located at 21768 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park.
The ReStore is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 301-737-6273.
For registration information, contact Duane Mallicoat at 240-895-7363 or Orlando Taylor at 301-757-0940 or email@example.com.
Registration deadline approaches for fiber arts retreat
The Chesapeake Fiber Arts Retreat, a two-day event featuring knitting, crocheting, quilting, applique, embroidery and other fiber arts, will be held April 19 and 20 at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church in Lexington Park. The event benefits the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab.
Project pictures and descriptions, material lists, patterns, supplies and directions to the church are available at https://sites.google.com/site/fiberartsretreat2011. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog obedience classes offered
St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks in now accepting registration for spring dog obedience classes.
Puppy kindergarten starts April 10 and will run for six weeks. Cost is $45. Basic classes start April 8 and will run for seven weeks. Cost is $50. Advanced classes start April 10 and will run for seven weeks. These classes cost $50. Tracking starts April 13 and will be held for four weeks and costs $70. Preregistration is required for all these classes. For more information, call 301-475-4200, ext. 1801.
Ridge church to host marriage seminar
First Saints Community Church in Ridge is hosting Family Life’s Art of Marriage Seminar on April 12 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a 1½-day seminar for couples who are considering marriage, newly married and even well into marriage. To register, visit www.firstsaints.org or call the church office at 301-475-7200 by March 31.
Clinic to host autism awareness event
The sixth annual Autism Awareness Day event will be held April 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown. Personalized Therapy LLC in California started hosting this event in support of the families and children affected by autism, and all donations are passed on to local families.
The event will include a raffle ticket drawing, gifts will be handed out and a silent auction will also be held for all participants. Nonprofit organizations, professionals and parents will be available to share resources, support and speak with anyone looking to gather information about autism. Music, games and face painting for children will be provided on the day as well. This year’s theme is Star Wars. People who would like to dress up are encouraged to come in costume.
For more information or to donate or volunteer, contact Morgan Smith at 301-862-2505 or email@example.com.
Rescue auxiliary seeks more members
The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is in need of new members. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Building on Lawrence Avenue in Leonardtown. Those interested in helping the auxiliary help the local rescue squad with fundraising activities are encouraged to come by. For more information, call Magdaline Holmes at 301-475-5624.
Benefit golf event set for April 19
The sixth annual charity golf open to support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the John Glenn Scholarship Fund will be held April 19 at the Cedar Point Golf Course at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, presented by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the Mid-Atlantic DAU Alumni Association.
Area residents are invited to come out and golf or sponsor a team of their colleagues, sponsor an active-duty military member or sponsor a Wounded Warrior. Wounded Warriors play free, but must register.
Cost is $65 per player or $260 per team (of up to a foursome). Registration closes April 15.
Walk a mile to support end of violence
The Third Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — St. Mary’s event provides individuals who want to help with a first step in addressing domestic violence, sexual assault and rape. On Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the track at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Walden Sierra and the college are joining together to host an afternoon designed to give everyone in the community — and especially men of all ages — the opportunity to play an active role in preventing and ending gender and sexualized violence. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events are held around the world and were created as a way to get more men involved in efforts to prevent and end gender and sexualized violence.
Male participants are asked to try on women’s heels (in men’s sizes) for a lap, or up to four laps, around the track — or at least for a couple of steps to see what it is like. Female participants have the option of walking laps as well. The event will also offer more information to the public about bystander intervention, safety and other awareness tools.
“We have four laps planned for the event,” said Laura Webb, resource engagement coordinator for Walden, in a statement. “The first lap to kick off the afternoon is a leader’s lap, and we are hoping that business, faith, community, academic and civic leaders will be able to join us for that lap ... The second lap will be a men’s-only lap, with lap three for honoring survivors and lap four as an empowerment lap. Women as well as men are invited to walk in laps three and four. This event really is for everyone.”
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — St. Mary’s event is rain or shine, with the rain location in the college’s Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center.
On April 7, registration and shoe pickup is from 2 to 2:30 p.m., with the first lap starting at 2:30 p.m. Registration forms and more information are available by contacting Walden at 301-997-1300, ext. 804, or firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting Walden’s website www.waldensierra.org/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes-st-marys-coming-april-7-2013.
General information is available at www.walkamileinhershoes.org. The event is free, and any donations received will go toward crisis and trauma services at Walden, which operates a 24-hour crisis hotline at 301-863-6661 and provides crisis and counseling services to victims of abuse.
House and garden tour to focus on Anne Arundel, Annapolis sites
The annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage will be held Saturday, April 20. The 2013 tour includes private homes, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis. The tour cost is $30 when purchased in advance. Lunches will be available. Tickets and information is available at mhgp.org or by calling 410-821-6933.
Proceeds will benefit the Charles Carroll House and Gardens in downtown Annapolis. This urban, waterfront landscape and Georgian mansion is the birthplace of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Boating safety course offered
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Solomons Flotilla 23-2, will present a two-session Maryland Boating Safety Education course on April 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a lunch break at noon, at the Lexington Park library in the Longfellow Room.
Graduates of this course will receive the Maryland Boater Safety Education certificate. This certificate must be carried by any person born after July 1, 1972, while that person operates a registered vessel in Maryland waters.
Students must attend both sessions and pass a final examination in order to obtain the certificate. Topics covered will include introduction to boating terms, boating equipment, boat trailering, boat handling underway, navigation aids, boating emergencies, Maryland boating laws, jet ski operation, water skiing regulations, hunting and fishing. To preregister, contact Gary Smith at 410-326-8377 or email@example.com. Space is limited.
Registration open for senior choral camp
Adults age 55 and older are invited to attend the Encore Summer Choral Institute from June 18 to 22 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in Historic St. Mary’s City, sponsored by Encore Creativity for Older Adults.
The institute, now in its sixth year, will attract adult students from all over the country to learn a new art or continue to perfect lifelong skills. All levels of vocal and performance experience are welcome.
Encore Creativity for Older Adults offers summer performing arts residential camps for older adults who want to learn, sing and perform. Last year’s St. Mary’s Encore Chorale Institute attracted more than 75 participants from around the country as well as St. Mary’s and Calvert county commuters.
The Encore Choral Institute at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is led by Encore founder and conductor Jeanne Kelly and Krystal Rickard McCoy, music director of St. Maries Musica and the Southern Maryland Encore Chorale. Singers have a full day starting with stretch/yoga class and followed by a full choral rehearsal. After lunch, singers will choose from a vocal technique class, a choral sectional or free time. An afternoon choral rehearsal will follow. Repertoire will include spirituals, oratorio selections, songs from the American song book and Broadway. Singers may sit for rehearsals and performance.
The program will culminate in a finale performance on Saturday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m. for friends, family and the public at St. Mary’s Hall.
Participant program fees include all classes, materials, accommodations on site and meals. Commuter students are welcome and fees adjusted accordingly. Non-participating spouses or guests are also welcome and their fees include shared accommodations and meals with the program participants. Institute participants need not be current Encore singers. The deadline to register is May 17.
For more information, call Encore at 301-261-5747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Program details and registration forms are available online at www.encorecreativity.org.
Free posters offered during Earth Day weekend
The North End Gallery in Leonardtown will be giving away free Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust posters that feature a reproduction of a painting by Carolyn Egeli on the weekend of April 19 to 21. The poster giveaway is part of the Leonardtown Business Association’s “Steppin Out in Leonardtown” spring campaign. The posters will be available, one per person, on Earth Day weekend only, as supplies last.
Great Mills National Honor Society announces new members
The Great Mills High School 2013 National Honor Society has announced the induction of 57 new members. Listed in alphabetical order according to grade, the new inductees are: sophomores Ben Anderson, Travis Askins, Tara Bray, Azia Britos, Sarah Carty, Destiny Charles, Sharlene Chiu, Eric Dalgetty, Virginia Detrick, Kevin DiCola, Abisha Dowla, Mina Fahmi, Irene Felton, Kelon Funyak, Zack Grzywacz, Victoria Hardison, Zachary Hoffman, Harrison Hope, Delia Justice, Heather Kennedy, Victoria Lusk, Shannon Mesmer, Emily Morris, Rachel Neville, Angela Ohsner, Reema Patel, Sienna Pollock, Douglas Post, Tatiana Santiago, Charles Sasscer, Sohum Shah, Hannah Simmerman, Robert Vandegrift and Megan Yuen; juniors Caleb Baker, Charles Chappell, Diana Cruz, Monique Dela Cruz, Chelsie Deusa, Kaylie Dunbar, Rachel Eckley, Erin Fedderson, Alysha Hodkiewitz, Kathryn Jahn, Hannah Johnson, Devin Kimmey, Jared Kimmey, Kunal Kataria, Shanon Lee, Jessica Rundquist, Samay Shah, Emily Stark, Andrew Thach, Tangmo Thistle, Bradley Tremel and Carolyn Turner; and senior John Lohr.