The Kiwanis Club of Waldorf celebrated its 35th anniversary Nov. 15 with dinner at the Jaycees center in Waldorf.The program included a report from Bryan Bell, the National Capital District Kiwanis governor, and the retirement and installation of new officers and directors by the Kiwanis Division Three lieutenant governor, Emily Ferren. Immediate past President Terry Lane passed the leadership of the club to Sheryl Ball, the 2014-15 president.The club chose Mary Louise Booth Webb as Charles Countian of the Year based upon her years of service to the community. She is involved in many community groups, is vice president of the African American Heritage Society, has co-chaired the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Foundation, has sponsored the Unity in the Community fundraiser and has developed a network of friends and organizations that aid her in providing resources for people in need. In other awards, Andy Williamson and Quincy Jones were presented Kiwanian of the Year awards, and in recognition of his service to Kiwanis, Lane was presented a Walter Zeller Fellowship award on behalf of the Waldorf club by Mildred Kriemelmeyer, club secretary.Funds raised through the Walter Zeller Fellowship go to support Kiwanis International’s Project Eliminate, an international health project to eliminate neonatal tetanus. Every nine minutes, a baby dies from tetanus. The infant’s short lifetime is marked by pain and extreme sensitivity to light, sound and touch. Kiwanis has established a goal to raise $110 million by 2015,
from Dec. 3 to 5 that has the potential to produce loud noise. Access to the Potomac River will not be restricted.For additional information on NSWC Dahlgren’s range schedule, go to www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/dahlgren/range/rangeschedule.aspx or call the NSWCDD Range and Weapons Testing hotline at 877-845-5656.
Art Center schedules open studio, salon
Mattawoman Creek Art Center has scheduled open studio time 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12 at the center in Smallwood State Park at 5565 Upham Place in Marbury. or.— The center also scheduled its holiday salon on weekend days 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..with o.Call 301-743-5159.
Gallery hangs ‘Transient Epiphanies’
The Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery at the College of Southern Maryland will exhibit Katherine Myers’ “Transient Epiphanies” through Dec. 20 at the gallery in the La Plata campus fine arts center at 8730 Mitchell Road.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.Myers’ paintings from the past two decades have grown out of a sustained engagement in the artistic, cultural and religious traditions of India, according to a news release. Go to http://www.csmd.edu/arts.
CSM to host Connections reading
the College of Southern Maryland’sConnections literary m 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at CSM’s La Plata campus Center for Business and Industry in Room BI-103 at 8730 Mitchell Road.
Nice Bridge collects tolls, toys for tots
Join the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, MdTA staff and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in the national Toys for Tots campaign at the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge. Since 1990, MdTA employees have collected more than 138,000 toys from customers of the toll facilities and the Port of Baltimore.
From 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 through 5, employees will collect new, unwrapped toys at the Nice Bridge.
The MdTA Police reminds drivers to keep safety in mind as they approach toy drop-off sites. Toys may be dropped off at designated sites during scheduled times only. Toll collectors are unable to accept donations in the toll lanes.
Toys collected at the Nice Bridge will be donated to Christmas Connection at Charles County Children’s Aid Society.
Blue Crabs launch online jersey auction
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have launched an online auction for 57 game-worn jerseys.
The collection of jerseys, featuring a variety of iterations from every season since 2008, will be available for fan bidding on a silent auction website. Potential bidders can find all of the Blue Crabs-related items by going to www.32auctions.com/bluecrabs.
Auctions will remain active until noon Dec. 19.
“This is a fantastic way for fans near and far to own a piece of the Blue Crabs’ history,” Courtney Knichel, assistant general manager with the Blue Crabs, said in a news release. “This is not only a great way for our fans to get their hands on some retired jersey styles, but it is also an extremely limited opportunity for our hardcore fans to possess truly one-of-a-kind baseball memorabilia.”
Tantallon troupe to stage Christmas show
The Tantallon Community Players will stage a USO Chirstmas 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 and 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Harmony Hall Regional Center at 10701 Livingston Road in Fort Washington.
Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors and $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. Veterans admitted free.
The classic TCP original returns to the stage for the holidays. Join Bob Hope for a trip back in time to December 1944, when everyone from Lena Horne to the Andrews Sisters to FDR himself gathers onstage to entertain the troops. Including such favorite songs as “As Time Goes By” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” the show is a holiday treat for the whole family, according to a Tantallon news release.
Go to www.tantallonplayers.org.
Arts alliance offering scholarship program
Each year the Charles County Arts Alliance awards $1,000 scholarships to one outstanding graduating senior from each high school in Charles County and one graduating student from the College of Southern Maryland who plan to continue studying the arts — performing, visual or literary — at a four-year college or university.
Students may also see their high schools’ college and career advisers for an application.
Mount Aventine plans old-fashioned Christmas
The Mount Aventine 1840 manor house will be alive with costumes, fresh greens, period-decorated Christmas trees, the scent of holiday refreshments and sounds of holiday music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7.
Sounds of recorders will fill the house when the duo Rosewood plays on Dec. 6, followed by the singing of Maurice J. McDonough High School’s The Madrigal Lords and Ladies at 3 p.m.
Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church’s handbell choir will perform 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Gifts and baked goods will be available in the visitors center.
Suggested donation is $5 per vehicle.
Chapman State Park is at 3452 Ferry Place in Indian Head.
For more information, go to www.friendsofchapmansp.org or www.charlescountyholidaytrail.com or call 301-753-6754.
Nominate a teacher for Post’s Agnes Meyer award
Charles County Public Schools is accepting nominations for The Washington Post’s 2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.
The annual award honors exemplary teachers who demonstrate excellence in teaching and outstanding leadership, encourage creative and quality instruction, and contribute in a substantive way to the improvement of education.
Nominees must be full-time teachers in grades prekindergarten through 12 and have a minimum of five years’ teaching experience. Three of those years must have been with Charles County Public Schools. Teachers, students, former students, administrators or community members may submit nominations. Teachers may not nominate themselves. Nominees also must maintain their teaching position throughout the 2015-16 school year.
Nomination materials must include a minimum of four statements of support, one of which must be from a professional educator; a career summary; a description of contributions in each of the nomination criteria categories; and a vertical headshot color photograph of the nominee — submitted both on a disc and printed out. These materials must be included in a presentation binder and must not exceed 40 pages total.
Nomination packets are due Jan. 30. Materials should be sent to Pam Mucciolo, Office of Human Resources, Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646.
Additional information about the nomination process is available at www.ccboe.com/jobs/emprec.php.
chef-carved top round with horseradish & Dijon mustard, marinated chicken breast in olive oil and garlic along with a baked potato, seasonal vegetable medley, tossed salad, rolls and butter, dessert, and tea, coffee and water. The doors open at 6 p.m., the dinner is at 7 p.m. and a live, traditional bluegrass show starts at 8 p.m. featuring Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition. Tickets are $25 per person and include the dinner and show. The church is at 27108 Mount Zion Church Road in Mechanicsville.For more information or to make a reservation, call 301-884-4132.