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The Maryland DogFest will be June 29 and 30 at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata.
The two-day event has something for all dog lovers.
Held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30, the DogFest will have a free kid zone, an agility course for dogs, an American Kennel Club rally, canine demonstrations, training exhibits, canine apparel, grooming, pet sitters, healthcare, food, dog supplies and services.
Pepsi’s Ultimate Air Dogs competition includes all sizes and breeds that can swim, so anyone can enter.
Dogs jump from the dock and fly through the air into a 40-foot-long pool.
The main stage will host a variety of interactive events, including dog and owner lookalike contests, a dogs got talent competition, a dog fashion show, dog Olympics, training seminars and a costume contest.
The Jersey Devil Dogs will perform, and nearly two dozen rescue, shelter and adoption groups will be at the event in the adoption zone.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 12, with children younger than 5 admitted free.
Tickets can be purchased at https://marylanddogfest.ticketleap.com and at the gate.
For more information, go to www.marylanddogfest.com.
Lorman to represent U.S. in WorldSkills competition
Matthew Lorman of Waldorf, a North Point High School graduate, will take part in the WorldSkills competition July 2 through 7 in Leipzig, Germany.
He will compete in the cooking competition and be among 20 career and technical education students to compete in 19 skill categories during the event.
LAX volunteers needed for tourney
Lax Heroes for Hospice Tournament will be June 29 and 30 at the Bryantown Sports Complex.
Volunteers are needed to work the setup, check in and concessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30.
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, call Julie Rahall Casalino at 301-751-9601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students seek host families
World Heritage Student Exchange program is searching for local host families for high school students from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet republics.
Students are waiting for word from host families interested in housing them for the 2013-14 academic year.
Host families provide guidance and room and board for the students living thousands of miles from home.
The students arrive in the U.S. shortly before the school year begins and are fully insured, bring personal spending money and know they are expected to bear household responsibilities and be part of normal family activities.
For more information, call 301-884-7438 or 800-888-9040, or go to www.whHosts.com.
Camp season is here
Summer camps are starting around the county. So, no more “I’m bored” coming from the peanut gallery.
Flute Magic camp for kids 8 to 18 will be July 8 to 12 at Christ Church at 112 E. Charles St. in La Plata.
To register, go to http://lsnell.mtacc.org or call 301-751-5029.
Chin Hamaya Culture Center will hold summer training camp for kids 5 to 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8 through Aug. 23 at the center at 109 A Post Office Road in Waldorf.
Cost is $95 for the week. Before and after camp care is available from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. for $1 an hour.
Call 301-653-4758 or go to www.chinhamaya.org.
Registration is open for kids and teen camps at Port Tobacco Players Theater for kids age 6 through high school seniors.
Sessions run from July 22 to Aug. 2.
For more information, go to www.ptplayers.com or call 301-932-6819.
The theater is at 508 Charles St. in La Plata.