Cobb Island Day Set for Action

Cobb Island Day, a time of traditional family activities, is scheduled all day at various sites around the island on Saturday.

Activities for children include a corn-shucking contest, face painting, hay wagon and fire engine rides and a demonstration of K9 corps dogs by the Charles County sheriff's office. There also will be crab races, and a fly-fishing trip will be auctioned to benefit the community, according to Timmie Jensen, one of the organizers.

A craft sale will include paintings, baskets, pottery, wooden and fabric items. Toys and children's books also will be for sale.

There will be a dinner at Fish Tales on Cobb Island Road at 5:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Cobb Island Citizens Association, the Cobb Island Yacht Club, the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and the Charles County Watermen.

St. Mary's NAACP Gospel Festival

The St. Mary's County NAACP is presenting a Gospel Festival on Saturday night at the Chancellor's Run Teen Center in Lexington Park.

Featured performers include the Zion Adult Choir, the Gospel Disciples, the Zion Methodist Men and the Willett Family. The show will be emceed by Deon John Butler, Clarence Young and the Rev. Kevin Pulliam.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the local NAACP. Tickets are available for a donation of $8 by calling 301-863-3011. The event is co-sponsored by the Blacktie Barber Shop, C'Agnes Transportation and Lawrence Locksmith.

Coast Guard Offers Boating Class

A five-lesson course, "Boating Safely," for non-traditional boaters, both adults and youths, begins Tuesday at the Chesapeake Research Center in Nice Hall on Williams Street in Solomons Island.

The course, presented by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-7, is for boaters, anglers and hunters who want to satisfy the mandatory eight hours of boating safety instruction required by Maryland law.

The class will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29. Registration will be handled at the beginning of the first class. There is no charge for the course, but the textbook costs $12.

Additional information is available from Greg Askew at 301-872-5343, Peter Kelly at 301-737-0728 or Doug Yeckley at 410-326-4291.

Camp for Diabetic Children

Lions Camp Merrick, on the Potomac River in Charles County, is offering a pilot summer program for diabetic children ages 8 to 15 during the week of July 25 to 31.

There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee. The cost for the week's program is $300. For more information, call the camp office at 301-893-8898.

Lions Camp Merrick serves children from all over the Mid-Atlantic region.