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Recreation and Parks Seeks Summerstock Set Builder/Designer

Leonardtown, MD - The Department of Recreation and Parks is currently accepting applications for the position of Summerstock Set Builder/Designer. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have better than average skill set in carpentry, preferably with musicals.

Summerstock is an annual musical which is held over two weekends in the summer. Performances have taken place for the past 31 years and are designed for performers up to 21 years of age, to experience acting, singing and dancing in community theatre. This year's shows will be held July 18 - 20 and July 25 - 27.

Auditions will be held in April and rehearsals are slated to occur beginning late May until the first show in July, Mondays through Fridays from 5 - 9 p.m.

To learn more go online to St. Mary's Recreation and Parks webpage at and click on Job openings at the bottom of the page. Then click on applications and forms to download an application. Applications with a resume are preferred. You may e-mail your application and resume to Gary Reed at gary.reed(at) or mail them to Recreation and Parks, c/o Gary Reed, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Time to Hop on Down to the Easter Egg Festival

The 31st annual St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks' Easter Egg Festival features a number of changes this year for the enjoyment of all.

First, this year's event will take place on Saturday, April 12. In past years the festival occurred between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Also, the festivities are moving to a new location … the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds! The hours of the rain or shine event are being pushed back to 12 noon until 4 p.m.

The Easter Egg Festival has become a staple of the entire Southern Maryland community each spring featuring egg hunts for all ages, photos with the Easter Bunny, amusement rides, live entertainment, free arts and crafts, egg decorating contest, face painting and goods and services for sale by local area vendors.

For $5.00 attendees can participate in the egg hunt, have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy local music and fun entertainment. Photography will be provided by Lifetouch photography. Additional fees apply for amusement rides and various on-site food vendors. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Recreation & Parks main office Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For a limited time, those purchasing tickets in advance will be entered to win a $100 Recreation & Parks Gift Card.

Space is available for local vendors to participate. Recreation and Parks is also seeking donations and sponsorships. Please call for additional details. This year Recreation and Parks is excited to announce Southern Maryland Oil as its event title sponsor. They will also return as the Gold Sponsor of the Scott Verbic Memorial Tournament.

Net proceeds from the Easter Egg Festival, along with the Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament, are used to fund the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Program, which provides qualified individual applicants the opportunity to participate in an activity at a 50% discount of the registration fee.

For more information please visit or call 301-475-4200 ext. 1800.

Commissioners to Hold April Public Forum in Charlotte Hall

The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary's County will host its April Public Forum at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall. The forum will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The center is located at 29655 Charlotte Hall Road in Charlotte Hall. Citizens are invited to attend the forum and address the members of the Board of County Commissioners. This forum is a make-up from the originally scheduled March 4 forum, which was canceled due to snow.

The Public Forum will be videotaped and broadcast on Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. on St. Mary's County Government TV 95 (SMCG TV 95) on Metrocast Cable. The forum will also be available for online viewing on the county's website at Simply click on SMCG TV 95 icon on the upper right of the screen. Once on the Channel 95 page go to the Board of County Commissioners video tab to the right of the screen and select 4/1/14 pm to view.

Anyone wishing to speak at the Public Forum will be allowed up to three/3 minutes to address Commissioners. Those wishing to provide more detailed comments may do so via email or regular mail.

The Board of County Commissioners can be reached by e-mail at bocc(at) or by mail at Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary's County, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

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