While the name has changed over the years, the Calvert County NAACP Annual Community Day remains about celebrating and bringing people together.
The event, in its 24th year, will be held at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on June 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It is free and open to the public.
“More and more people are coming out now. We had over 500 people last year,” Malcolm Funn, NAACP representative, said. “The event has evolved; at first, we called it the African American Family Day. Then, it was called African American Community Day. We, then, said, why not make it more inclusive? So now it is a community day for all citizens.”
This year’s event will feature the Calvert County Star Search Talent Competition.
“We are having a talent competition with a children, teen, and adult” categories, Funn said. “We [also] have merchants, food, vendors, educational displays, a bike safety demonstration, and a bike raffle, where we will have two bikes to raffle away to the children.”
The talent show will feature three different age groups which will perform in four categories: vocal, instrumental, theater/drama, and variety, with the top prize being $500.
All the festivities will be hosted by MC Cliffton Ross of BET’s “Sunday’s Best.”
This year’s community day will wrap with a concert by The Blue Light Basement Band.
“It is a band comprised of musicians that play jazz, pop, and they play music from other genres,” Funn added. “They will be playing something for the young and for those, like me, jazz and Motown as I like to hear the words to the music I’m listening to.”
For more information on the Calvert County NAACP Annual Community Day, go to https://calvertnaacp.org/.
TBP to stage the classic ‘Robin Hood’
Twin Beach Players will stage “Robin Hood” 8 p.m. Friday, June 14; Saturday, June 15, Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, and Sunday, June 23, at 9201 Dayton Ave. in North Beach. Lindsay Haas directs the play.
Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, students and military. For more information, go to www.twinbeachplayers.org.
Narcan training session scheduled
The Calvert County Health Department will hold free training to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid abuse 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Prince Frederick Library at 850 Costley Way. Individuals will receive a free Narcan kit upon completion of training. For more information, contact Ashley Staples-Reid at 410-535-3079, ext. 41, or email@example.com.
LSM accepting applications
Leadership Southern Maryland is accepting applications for its Teen Leadership Academy, which will run daily from June 24 to 28 at the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick campus.
The academy is open to teens living in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties entering grades 10, 11, or 12.
The program is designed to teach and develop leadership skills in a hands-on, experiential program with workshops and visits to meet with leaders in their workplaces throughout the region. This year, students will explore public safety in Southern Maryland.
The academy will also feature guest speakers and excursions to local public safety facilities and the U.S. Naval Academy.
The program is based at the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick campus, with bus transportation available from the La Plata and Leonardtown campuses. Need-based scholarships are available.
Self-healing workshop planned
Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa will hold a self-healing workshop 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at 455 Mears Ave. in Chesapeake Beach.
The group of healers is organized by Spark Life Global, a community that focuses on helping people to heal from the inside out.
“We are incredibly excited to teach some, and introduce others, to healing using sound, Reiki, yoga, and essential oils,” organizer Keisha Reynolds said in a press release. “I have encountered so many, women especially, that feel unfilled inside — they can use this opportunity to learn methods, first-hand, that can lift them from these emotions on a routine basis.”
Teachers include healer and life coach Rania Jaziri, psychologist Gwen Schiada, yoga practitioner Janay Jacobs, spiritual consultant Queen Auset, and healer Cinnamon Brown.
Tickets are $129 and include breakfast and lunch, event workbooks and giveaway items.
Vendors are also needed.
For more information or to register, go towww.sparklifeglobal.com.
‘Art for all’ exhibit at Artworks@7th
Artworks@7th will hold an exhibit titled “Art for all” through Sunday, June 30, at 8905 Chesapeake Ave. in North Beach.
The exhibit will feature different mediums such as sculptures and paintings by Mary Gault, acrylic paintings by Davy Strong, and stained glass by Jeanie Rupard.
The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
For more information, call 410-286-5278, or go to www.artworksat7th.com.