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26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Set for April 5

Individuals and Groups Invited to Help Work Toward a Trash-Free Potomac Watershed!

Volunteers are needed for this year’s Potomac River Watershed Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. – Noon.

2014 Cleanup Sites Include:

-- Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Cobb Island

-- Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Chapel Point State Park; site leader requests volunteers RSVP

-- Mallows Bay Clean Up (New in 2014); site leader requests volunteers RSVP

-- Potomac River Watershed Cleanup in Nanjemoy

-- Riverside in NanjemoyPotomac River Watershed Cleanup at St. Ignatius/Chapel Point; site leader requests volunteers RSVP

Help ensure clean water…be a volunteer for this year’s watershed cleanup efforts! In addition to new shoreline sites, community and adopt-a-road groups are also encouraged to participate. This is an excellent opportunity for student and scout community service hours! The Potomac River Watershed Cleanup event will be held rain or shine.

For details, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division, at 301-932-3599 or visit http://trashnetwork.fergusonfoundation.org and click on find an event. Potomac River Watershed Cleanup is made possible with the support of the Charles County Board of Commissioners.

2014 Spring Trips and Tours Announced

The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many trips and tours throughout the calendar year-bus trips, overnight trips, and "Fly Away" trips in which you travel to far away destinations. Fees shown are per person.

Upcoming Trips and Tours (All Ages):

18th Century Market Fair in Hagerstown, MD
Date: Saturday, April 26
Registration Deadline: March 23. Fee: $65

Heart & Lights Musical Show at Radio City Music Hall (New York City)
Date: Saturday, May 3
Registration Deadline: April 3. Fee: $188

Costumes of Downton Abbey and the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Delaware
Date: Saturday, May 31
Registration Deadline: April 30. Fee: $97

Nationals Baseball in Washington, D.C.
Date: Saturday, June 21
Registration Deadline: May 14. Fee: $72

Steam into History Train Trip in New Freedom, PA
Date: Saturday, July 12
Registration Deadline: June 12. Trip Fee: $97

Day on the Bay. . . Cruise Annapolis to St. Michael's
Date: Saturday, Aug. 9
Registration Deadline: July 1. Trip Fee: $111

Upcoming Senior Trips and Tours (Age 60+):

Hank Williams: Lost Highway at the Infinity Theater in Annapolis, MD
Date: Thursday, June 12
Registration Deadline: May 1. Fee: $87

The Music Man at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, PA
Date: Wednesday, July 30
Registration Deadline: June 30. Trip Fee: $104

Memphis-the Musical, Toby's Dinner Theater, Columbia, MD
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17
Registration Deadline: Aug. 17. Fee: $88

Fly Away Trips and Tours:

Reflections of Italy
Date: Sept. 24-Oct. 3
Registration Deadline: March 18. Fee: $4,279 double; $4,979 single

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico
Date: Oct. 4-9
Registration Deadline: April 28. Fee: $2,549; $3,149 single

Spain's Classics
Date: Nov. 1-11
Registration Deadline: June 2. Fee $3,829 double, $4,379 single

Online registration is available at http://www.CharlesCountyParks.com. Registrations for senior trips are accepted at the Department of Community Services (8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco) and the Richard R. Clark Senior Center (1210 Charles Street, La Plata). For more information on the trips and tours listed above, call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388 ext. 5159.

For more information other events offered by the Department of Community Services, visit www.CharlesCountyParks.com, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

Charles County Residents Recognized as “Good Sports” Award Recipients

The Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks’ Sports Alliance (MARPSA) will recognize Maryland and Virginia youth players, coaches, and administrators with “Good Sport Awards” at a special reception and awards ceremony in Annapolis on Monday, March 24. Charles County recipients are: Lisa Larsen (coach), Earl Swann (administrator), and Geral Holt (official). MARPSA sponsors the Dennis Callahan Good Sport Awards program, which provides an opportunity for member jurisdictions to recognize young athletes, coaches, and administrators who model Good Sports actions and behaviors in local athletics.

The Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks’ Sports Alliance is a consortium of Recreation and Parks Departments, sports officiating groups, and sport governing bodies in the region. The mission of MARPSA is to develop and communicate a consistent message that organizations and their players, coaches, and spectators will be held accountable to a code of conduct that promotes Good Sports and keeps recreational competitive and non-competitive sporting activities in proper perspective.

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