Air Show Seeks Volunteers

Organizers of next month's air show at Patuxent River Naval Air Station are looking for groups to staff concession booths during the event. The air station's department of morale, welfare and recreation is seeking volunteers 18 and older, except for booths assigned to youth groups, for which adult supervision will be assigned.

Air Expo 2005 is scheduled for Sept. 3 and 4, and there is a show for people with special needs Sept. 2.

Volunteers will be required to attend a three-hour training class before the air show on safety, fire prevention, and the proper handling of cash, food and alcohol. The groups staffing the concession booths will share 15 percent of the total gross sales.

For more information, call 301-342-3267 or e-mail

Class for Special Educators

Johns Hopkins University will offer a 15-credit certificate program next month for teachers of students with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.

Designed for special educators and professionals from related service disciplines, courses in the graduate-level program will be held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd., California. An information session is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the center.

Coursework, which can be completed within a year, includes assignments featuring applied projects. Students without a master's degree may apply course credits from this certificate toward an advanced degree.

To RSVP to the information session or for more information about the program, call Gloria Lane, program coordinator and director of special education at the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education at Johns Hopkins, at 410-516-8275 or e-mail her at

Alzheimer's Benefit

The Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is sponsoring the Embassy Players' performance of the British-style comedy "Music Hall 2005" at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Port Tobacco Players Theatre, 508 Charles St., La Plata.

Proceeds will benefit the nursing center's Alzheimer's unit. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or more information, call 301-934-1900.

Pet Clinic in Waldorf

The Humane Society of Charles County will conduct a rabies, distemper and micro-chipping clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at its facility, 71 Industrial Park Dr., Waldorf.

The costs are: $7 for rabies vaccine, $12 for distemper vaccine and $20 for micro-chipping.

County dog licenses will be available for $2 for each spayed or neutered dog and $15 for each non-spayed or non-neutered dog.

Dogs must be on leashes, and cats and ferrets must be in carriers, with no more than two cats per carrier.

To obtain more information about the clinic or any of the organization's programs, call the shelter at 301-645-8181 or visit

Vacation Bible School

Southern Maryland Faith Community's vacation Bible school is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Starmaker Learning Center, 23443 Cottonwood Pkwy. in California.

The class features Bible stories, craft-making, singing and snacks. Attendance is free. Lunch will be provided for free Saturday. For more information, call 301-872-5401.

Pet Expo at Whole Foods

A Pet Expo to benefit the Calvert Animal Welfare League is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Whole Foods Market in Annapolis.

The event will include micro-chipping for cats and dogs ($25), dog baths, pet massages, photographs, an "Ask the Vet" session, an "Ask the Trainer" session, raffles, T-shirts and food from the Whole Foods kitchen. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the league.

Babysitters Training

The American Red Cross Southern Maryland Chapter will offer its babysitters training course Monday and Tuesday and again Aug. 23 and 24.

The course is for ages 11 to 15, said Deanna Batt, health and safety specialist at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. It provides instruction and training in injury prevention, safety skills, decision making, basic care, leadership and professionalism. It also includes essential first aid skills and infant and child CPR.

Each participant receives a training handbook.

Classes will meet in the chapter office at Pax River. Classes also are available in Charles County and Calvert. Class size is limited. The fee is $48.

For more information or to register, call 301-342-4100 or 301-934-2066.

Air Expo 2005 organizers are looking for groups to staff concession booths during the event Sept. 3 and 4 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.