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Charles Co. Gov. News Briefs

Tri-County Animal Shelter Closed Sept. 10-11

The Tri-County Animal Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) will be closed to the public Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11 for staff training.

Animal shelter staff are attending a seminar for shelters, rescues, and animal control personnel. This two day seminar will cover topics for both cats and dogs which will include information on shelter intakes, enrichment programs for the animals, temperament evaluations, and animal training.

To view animals available for adoption, visit or to find your "purrfect" pet.

Deadline Nears for General Assembly Legislative Package Proposals

The submissions for the Charles County Commissioners 2017 General Assembly Legislative Package must be received by the Office of the County Attorney by Friday, Aug. 26 no later than 4 p.m.

Proposals should be hand-delivered to the County Attorney's Office at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata); sent via email to; or sent via U.S. mail to: Legislative Request, Office of the County Attorney, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, MD 20646.

Each proposal requiring Maryland General Assembly enactment will be included in a preliminary package available for distribution on Friday, Sept. 2, and presented to the County Commissioners at a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Anyone submitting a proposal will be asked to attend the hearing to provide a brief synopsis of the initiative and answer questions from those in attendance.

A preliminary legislative package work session will be scheduled to review the proposals and determine which ones will be included in the County Commissioners' 2017 General Assembly Legislative Package and forwarded to the Charles County Delegation for consideration.

For more information, contact Lisa Bailey in the Office of the County Attorney at 301-645-0555. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

2016 Fall Trips and Tours Announced

The Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 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.

Upcoming Trips and Tours (All Ages):

Wilmington and Western Railroad and Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Registration Deadline: Sept. 22. Fee: $105/pp.

Christmas Spectacular, Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Registration Deadline: Oct. 24. Fee: $160/pp.

American Holiday Festival, US Army Band, Washington DC
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3
Registration Deadline: Nov. 4. Fee: $46/pp.

Upcoming Trips and Tours (Seniors Citizens, age 60+):

A Christmas Story, Riverside Dinner Theater, Fredricksburg, Virginia
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30
Registration Deadline: Oct. 17. Fee: $98/pp.

Fly Away Trips :

Pacific Northwest and California—eight days, 10 meals, April 23-30, 2017

The Colorado Rockies—nine days, 12 meals, July 14-22, 2017

Switzerland, Austria Bavaria—10 Days, 12 meals, Sept. 21-30, 2017

Online registration is available at Registrations for trips are accepted at the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Port Tobacco). Senior trip registrations are also accepted at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center (La Plata).

For more information on other events offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, visit, 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: 800-735-2258.

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