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Wicomico Shores Golf Course Advisory Board to Hold Special Meeting

The Wicomico Shores Golf Course Advisory Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, August 31, at 6 p.m., at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course, 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Road in Mechanicsville. The purpose of the meeting is to receive a status report on the hiring of a new Golf Course Manager.

The Wicomico Shores Golf Course Advisory Board meetings are generally held quarterly, on the third Wednesday of the month. The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course.

For more information, please contact the St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks at 301-475-4200, ext. *1811 or call the Wicomico Shores Golf Course at 301-884-4601.

Mosquito Reduction Campaign Training Offered to Homeowners' Associations and Communities

The St. Mary's County Health Department is providing an in-person workshop for communities interested in implementing a neighborhood mosquito source reduction campaign. The training is scheduled for Monday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the health department located at 21580 Peabody Street in Leonardtown. Homeowners' Association volunteers or others coordinating a neighborhood campaign are invited to attend.

Mosquitoes are known to cause various illnesses such as West Nile Virus and Zika virus disease. A Mosquito Source Reduction Campaign helps neighborhoods decrease local mosquitoes by encouraging homeowners to remove sources of mosquito breeding in their yards. Campaigns could involve sharing mosquito source reduction information with neighbors or door-to-door campaigns with volunteers to help property owners detect and address mosquito breeding sites.

The health department has also developed an online Toolkit that Homeowners' Associations and housing communities can use to launch their own Neighborhood Mosquito Source Reduction Campaign. The Toolkit contains outreach materials, template letters to property owners, sample community newsletter articles, and additional information to address neighborhood mosquito control.

For information about implementing a neighborhood mosquito source reduction campaign in your community, please visit www.smchd.org/mosquito-control or call the health department's Environmental Health Division at 301-475-4321

Pokémon in the Park Coming to Chancellors Run Park

Do you have the desire to Catch 'em all? Are you or your children suffering from Pokémon fever? Well, charge your phones, put on your sneakers and head to Chancellors Run Regional Park for the first ever Pokémon in the Park night on Saturday, September 17.

Chancellors Run Park has 6 Stops and a gym. Lures will be maintained by sponsors at most stops during the event. The first 100 people to check in at the Recreation and Parks table will receive a ticket for a free hot dog, chips and soda, courtesy of Recreation and Parks. Concessions will be on sale for throughout the event at the Hall of Fame. Ice Cream and treats will be on sale from the Bells of St. Mary's.

All Pokémon trainers are encourage to sign in and indicate in your trainer profile your total Pokémon caught to date and check in prior to leaving to update your total. Prizes will be given to the person from each team who catches the most Pokémon during the event. Winners need not to be present to win. Small gifts will be distributed to trainers from costumed characters and free face painting will be available.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, Sept 17

Time: 7–10 p.m. (lights will be on in the park after dark)

Location: Chancellors Run Regional Park

Cost: Free, but bring money for snacks and ice cream!

Event sponsors:

Herbalife ** Perfect Posh ** Wishes Family Travel **

Anyone interested in being a sponsor please contact Christina Bishop 301-475-4200, ext. *1802 or via email at Christina.bishop@stmarysmd.com.

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