St. Mary's Co. Gov. News Briefs

Staying Connected with Your Teen Program Coming to St. Mary's County

Five classes to be offered in October

In a continuing effort to provide support to parents in the community, the St. Mary's County Department of Aging and Human Services is pleased to offer the Staying Connected with you Teen Program® on five Thursdays in October.

The program, one of many offered by Families that Care® is designed to show parents how to improve their family management practices and strengthen the bonds between them and their children. The anticipated result is substance abuse prevention, violence prevention and overall positive character development.

The program will be held October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the College of Southern Maryland's Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Building C, Room 113. Each session, led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will run from 6 - 8 P.M. Parents are required to attend all five sessions to receive course credit. A light dinner fare will be provided for those who attend.

For more information or to register, call the Department of Aging and Human Services at 301-475- 4200, ext. 1681. You may also contact Maryellen Kraese at or via fax to 301-475-8485, Attn: Maryellen Kraese.

Seasonal Maintenance to Close Great Mills Swimming Pool September 8 - 20

St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks announces that the Great Mills Swimming Pool will be closed for seasonal maintenance, beginning Tuesday, September 8 and continuing through Sunday, September 20. The pool will reopen for normal hours of operation on Monday, September 21.

During this time, the pool's air supported "bubble" structure will be re-installed, making the pool an indoor facility. Other seasonal maintenance and staff training will occur while the pool is closed.

Recreation and Parks regrets any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause. For more information, please contact the Great Mills Swimming Pool (21100 Great Mills Road, in Great Mills) at 301-866-6560.

For information regarding activities and programs at the Great Mills Swimming Pool, visit the Recreation and Parks website at

Lifeguards Wanted at Great Mills Pool

The Great Mills Pool is now seeking lifeguards. Applicants must have a current Red Cross certification in lifeguarding, CPR and AED. Part time positions are open for all days and time frames from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Interested individuals may obtain an application at the pool or go online to For more information call 301-866-6560.

Recreation and Parks to Conduct Adult Co-Ed Recreational Volleyball League Meeting

The St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold an informational meeting for those interested in participating in its Adult Co-Ed Volleyball league.

Form a team with a group of friends, get a group of co-workers together, or gather the family to play the great sport of volleyball. Have fun, take a break from the kids, and get a little work out at the same time. Both Competitive and Recreational Leagues are available. Teams and individuals are invited to attend meetings as follows:

Co-Ed Recreational:

• Ages 18 and up

• Wednesday, September 9th - 7:00 pm at Leonard Hall Recreation Center

Game Information:

• Game Days are held on Monday's & Tuesday's beginning September 28th through March 15th from 6:00-10:00pm at Margaret Brent Recreation Center; cost is $375 per team without referee or $475 with referee.

Co-Ed Competitive:

• No meeting. Coaches please contact Kenny Sothoron for more information

NOTE: If you have not submitted your team roster at the time of registration it will need to be submitted to Kenny Sothoron prior to the first game.

For more information please contact Kenny Sothoron at 301- 475-4200 extension 1830.

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