River Concert Series

On Friday, the River Concert Series at St. Mary's College of Maryland celebrates the summer solstice with a program titled "Two's Company," featuring the world premiere of David Froom's Songs of a Summer Evening for Violin, Viola and Orchestra.

Under the direction of Jeffrey Silberschlag, the Chesapeake Orchestra will be joined by special guests Eliza Garth and Brian Ganz (piano), Jose Cueto (violin) and Jennifer Rende (viola).

Presented on the Townhouse Green overlooking the St. Mary's River, the concert begins at 7 p.m., with the grounds and vendors open at 5 p.m. Before and during each concert, the Festival Avenue of the Arts offers concertgoers everything from food to fine arts and crafts.

In addition to Froom's Songs of a Summer Evening, the concert includes Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra and Anton Dvorak's New World Symphony No. 9.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets to enjoy in the family-friendly atmosphere of the Townhouse Green. In addition, more than 25 vendors offer items from seafood to funnel cakes.

Teaching Award

Jean Runyon, a faculty member at the College of Southern Maryland and director of its Innovative Teaching Center, is the recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2004 Northeast Region Faculty Member award, the college announced.

The ACCT award annually recognizes faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, initiated and developed innovative programs, and provided leadership in helping to solve the challenges of two-year postsecondary education. The association is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern more than 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges in the United States, Canada and England.

With a teaching career that spans 24 years, Runyon is a member of the Faculty Evaluation Committee and the college's Academic Council. She coordinates and provides training for full- and part-time faculty and continuing education instructors. She has been at the Charles County institution since 1983.

Runyon has taught courses that are offered in the traditional classroom, the Maryland Interactive Distance Learning Network and the self-paced computer lab -- as well as telecourses, Web-enhanced, Web-hybrid and Web-based courses. She received a master's degree in supervision and human relations from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in business education from Bloomsburg University.

This is the second consecutive year that the ACCT has recognized the College of Southern Maryland with Northeast Region awards: college President Elaine Ryan received the 2003 Northeast CEO Award and Professor William Morton received the 2003 Northeast Faculty Member Award. Runyon will be presented her ACCT award during the group's regional conference in Baltimore on Saturday.

Pool Reservations

Rental reservations for the Great Mills Swimming Pool are being accepted through Sept. 6 for parties scheduled after the normal public operating hours of noon-8 p.m. daily.

The pool is at 21100 Great Mills Rd. next to Great Mills High School.

The fee for up to 50 guests is $225 and includes three lifeguards; or $310 for up to 75 guests with four lifeguards. Payment must be made at the time the reservation is made. Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are accepted.

Phone reservations are accepted at 301-866-6560.

New Fingerprinting Times

The Charles County Sheriff's Office recently announced that it has canceled Saturday fingerprinting and will instead offer the service from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The charge to county residents is $2.50 per card; people who live outside the county pay $3.50 per card. No appointments are necessary, but exact change or a money order for the exact amount are the only forms of payment accepted.

Fingerprinting is done at Sheriff's Office Headquarters, 6915 Crain Hwy., La Plata. For more information, call 301-609-6538.

Melwood Golf Tournament

The 24th annual Melwood/Greater Waldorf Jaycees Golf Tournament held June 4 at the White Plains Golf Course raised $20,000 for Kamp A-Kom-Plish, a 108-acre camp in Nanjemoy that offers sessions for children with disabilities as well as those without them.

The winning teams at the tournament, who all were awarded gift certificates from Cooper's Golf in Waldorf, included: Women's Team members Jackie Burch and Irene Davis of La Plata, Cherie Nutwell of Pomfret, Dottie Clements of Swan Point, Connie Smallwood of Nanjemoy and Sandy Reese of Waldorf; and Men's Team members Cecil Diehl and Steve Mote of Issue, Kyle Murray of La Plata, Ernie Moore of Waldorf, Dave McDonald of Swan Point and Bill Mayhugh of Springfield, Va.

Committee Applications

Calvert County is seeking applications from county residents interested in serving on a variety of committees. Applicants must be registered voters and meet any special criteria associated with particular panels.

Applications are available from the Commissioners' Office at the courthouse and all branches of the Calvert public library. They also can be downloaded at www.co.cal.md.us.

Committees with openings include: the Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Committee; the Lusby Architectural Review Committee; the Tourism Advisory Committee; and the Tri-County Youth Services Bureau Inc.

Applications must be received by the close of business July 6 at Board of County Commissioners, Courthouse, 175 Main St., , Prince Frederick, Md. 20678, Attn: Connie Clark. They may be faxed to 410-535-5594.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON