Bohanan Town Meetings

Del. John L. Bohanan Jr. (D) is inviting St. Mary's County residents to town meetings in Legislative District 29B. "I hope citizens will take this opportunity to talk about those issues that are impacting our communities, our region and our state. This is a good opportunity for me to hear your thoughts and views on state programs, policies and legislation."

The town meetings begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at four places in southern St. Mary's:

* Wednesday -- American Legion, Ridge.

* Thursday -- Valley Lee Fire House.

* May 25 -- Wildewood Community Center.

* May 26 -- Lexington Park Library.

Two Roads to Close

The Charles County Department of Public Facilities announced last week the planned closure of two roads so culvert pipes can be replaced.

The portion of DeMarr Road between Graphics Drive and Duley Drive will be closed June 12-14 to through traffic. The portion of Billingsley Road between Cattle Place and Annies Place will be closed June 15-18 to through traffic.

Signs will be posted about the closures and detours. Weather conditions may change the schedules.

For more information, call the roads division at 301-932-3450 or 301-870-2778 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Celebrating Trails Day

Area residents are being urged to pull the plug on the computer, leave the lawn mower in the shed and rediscover the pleasures of the great outdoors at Historic St. Mary's City on June 5.

The living-history and archaeology site will join other places across the nation in celebrating National Trails Day by offering special activities and free admission to the museum.

The day will begin with a run and walk sponsored by the Chesapeake Running Club. The 5K course meanders through forests and fields along Milburn Creek and St. Mary's River. Registration in advance is recommended or register at the Visitor Center on race day beginning at 7 a.m.

Visit or call 240-895-4964 for more information. A $10 race registration fee covers snacks and T-shirts for participants.

After the race, cool off in a kayak, join a bird walk or get your body mass analyzed.

There is no charge for admission to Historic St. Mary's City exhibits or Trails Day activities June 5.