Charles Co. Gov. News Briefs

Government Building Main Entrance to Close during Construction

The main entrance to the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata) will be closed for construction starting on Friday, March 29. The temporary entrance for the Government Building will be the Human Resources entrance during this time and will be marked with directional signs.

The main entrance is scheduled to re-open on Monday, April 8. Constructions schedules are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions or unforeseen events.

For more information, contact Mr. John McConnell, Building Security Officer, at 301-885-1310 or McConneJ(at) Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Commissioners to Hold Town Hall Meetings in April

The Charles County Commissioners invite the public to attend March town hall meetings as scheduled below. The purpose of the Commissioners' town hall meetings is to take questions from those in attendance and to discuss items of importance to the citizens and the community.

Candice Quinn Kelly, Commissioner President

"Share and Learn"

Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.
Potomac Library
3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head

"Walk With Purpose"

Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. (Rain Date: Saturday, April 27)
Indian Head Rail Trail in White Plains
From Route 301, make right turn onto Theodore Green Boulevard. Approximately 1/4 mile, trail parking is on right side of road.

The following non-profits will be providing information on their organizations: The ARC of Southern Maryland, Center for Children, Charles County Children's Aid Society, The Jude House, and SLS Ministries

Reuben B. Collins, II, Commissioner Vice President (District 3)

Town Hall Meeting

Monday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Capital Clubhouse
3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf

Ken Robinson (District 1)

"Coffee with the Commissioner" (Meeting will be videotaped for online viewing)

Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.
Charles Street Bakery
507 Charles Street, La Plata

Bobby Rucci (District 4)

Commissioner Bobby Rucci will meet with any citizen at any available time or through email, text messaging or telephone, to discuss issues of concern. He may be reached at or by calling 301-645-0550.

Cancer of the Colon Health Forum Set for April 11

Event is opportunity to learn about serious but preventable disease

The Area Council on Aging will host a Cancer of the Colon Health Forum on Thursday, April 11 at the Clark Senior Center (1210 Charles St., La Plata) from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn about diagnosis, prevention and treatment methods related to cancer of the colon.

The forum moderator is Dr. Guillermo Sanchez, with Dr. Seetaramayya Nagula, Dr. Suryakant J. Patel and Dr. Krishan Mathur as featured presenters. The registration deadline is Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. Call Ms. Janice Hamby at 301-609-5702 to register.

Doctor's Day Proclaimed in Charles County

On Wednesday, March 20, the Charles County Commissioners issued proclamation #2013-14 designating March 27 as Doctor's Day in Charles County. The annual observance of Doctors' Day shows appreciation for the role of physicians in ministering to the sick, alleviating human suffering and advancing the art and science of medicine. The Charles County Commissioners recognize Doctors' Day in Charles County, and invite citizens to join in honoring and expressing sincere gratitude to physicians.

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