Special Events Meeting

Southern Maryland organizations can get advice about arranging special events at the regular meeting Wednesday of the Public Relations Individuals of Southern Maryland (PRISM).

Jennifer Collins, president of the Event Planning Group is scheduled to discuss how to create new special events and invigorate existing events. Collins will select an audience member to describe an event that he or she plans annually, then don her hat as "event doctor" and prescribe a remedy to put a fresh face on the event.

The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Tides Restaurant, 46580 Expedition Dr., Lexington Park. Collins will speak from 4 to 4:45 p.m. After her presentation, PRISM will hold its holiday party, and participants are encouraged to bring a "tacky" gift to exchange. Hot hors d'oeuvres will be served. $6 for PRISM members; $8 for nonmembers. RSVP to Marc Apter at 240-895-4381 or mlapter@smcm.edu.

Public Safety Session

Law enforcement and public safety issues will be discussed at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Village Green Pavilion in Indian Head. Results from a series of forums held last spring will be presented.

Charles County Sheriff Frederick E. Davis (R) and representatives from the Justice Department, Lifestyles Inc., the Ministers Alliance and the NAACP will discuss their findings and plans, focusing on the towns of Bryans Road and Indian Head and the Hunters Brooke housing development.

Holiday Wreath Sale

The Center for Children has a limited number of fresh evergreen wreaths from New England available at its office, on Radio Station Road across from La Plata High School. Wreaths are $30 each. Proceeds support programs for children and families across Southern Maryland. Call 301-609-9887 to order a wreath, or stop by the office while supplies last.

Concert and Spaghetti

Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition will provide the music, and the Nanjemoy Community Center will provide the spaghetti for a program Jan. 14 at the center.

Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.; two hours of music begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $10 in advance or $14 at the door. Tickets for just the concert are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

This event is sponsored in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Charles County Arts Alliance, in cooperation with the Charles Department of Community Services.

Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition perform Jan. 14 at the Nanjemoy Community Center.