Community News & Notes – June 8, 2017

The deadline for Soundoff! community “News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All submissions are posted at the editor’s discretion and may be edited for space and grammar.

Look for additional community events at, on the Fort Meade website and the Fort Meade Facebook page.

New way to submit announcements

Community members can advertise their upcoming event, meeting or class on the Soundoff! community announcements page by visiting and clicking on the Public Affairs Office tab and calling the listed phone number or emailing

Requests should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the event, meeting or class.


VCC hours

Operating hours at the Demps Visitor Control Center are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 902 Reece Road.

The VCC is closed weekends and from 7 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of each month for training.

All individuals who do not have a DoD-issued identification card must go to the VCC for a day pass.

Visit the VCC at least 10 business days in advance to apply for a long-term access pass.

Visitors who arrive on post when the VCC is closed must be escorted on post by an authorized DoD cardholder. This includes weekends and federal holidays.

For more information, call the VCC at 301-677-1064 or visit the Fort Meade Facebook page for announcements on temporary changes to operating hours.

Death notice

Pfc. Shaleen Maiava of the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) died May 23 at Fort Meade.

Anyone with debts owed to or by the estate of Pfc. Maiava must contact 1st. Lt. Megan Schroeder, the Summary Court Martial officer for the Soldier, at or 808-896-4040.

Llewellyn gate to open

In anticipation of construction improvements and reduced traffic flow at other Fort Meade access control points, the Llewellyn Avenue gate will open starting June 15 from 6-9 a.m. and from 3-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

As construction progresses on other ACPs, the Llewellyn gate hours will be extended.

Ramadan Iftar

Fort Meade’s annual Ramadan Iftar dinner is June 16 at 7:45 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.

The dinner is free.

For more information, call Chad T. Jones at 301-677-1301.

Red, White & Blue Celebration

The Red, White & Blue Celebration, Fort Meade’s annual salute to Independence Day, will be held June 30 from 4-10 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.

Entertainment includes performances by Jared Mahone from 4:30-7 p.m. and the Til September band from 5-9:30 p.m.

The fireworks spectacular is at 9:30 p.m.

Attractions include food vendors from 4-9:30 p.m. selling a variety of foods, sweets, beverages and novelties; and free kiddie rides from 4-8:30 p.m. that includes a moon bounce, Rock ‘n’ Roll Tumbler, Disco Cars, Turbo Tubs, Log Jammer, Extreme Air Jumper and 60 Seconds to Victory game.

Pets, sparklers and glass containers are prohibited. Grills are only permitted on asphalt.

Marine change of command

Marine Lt. Col. Michael R. Challgren will relinquish command of the Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion to Lt. Col. Mark F. Schaefer in a ceremony on June 23 at 10 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.

Challgren served as commander since July 2015.

In inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Post Theater.

The presiding officer is Col. Ryan R Gutzwiller, commanding officer, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity.

For more information, email Gunnery Sgt. Bradley Harding at or call 240-373-3877.

Army Birthday/Flag Day Breakfast

The Army Birthday/Flag Day Breakfast is Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Burba Lake Cottage.

Doors open at 7 a.m.

Rep. John Sarbanes is the guest speaker.

Club Meade is catering the annual event.

For tickets, email Matt Hauser at or call 410-905-6393.

Summer giveaways, prizes

Visit Outdoor Recreation or the Arts & Crafts Center to enter to win prizes.

Prizes include a Fort Meade 100th anniversary gift pack that includes two mugs and coasters, one coin, a lapel pin and an alder wood desk clock, or a $125 gift certificate for custom framing from Arts & Crafts.

Visit Outdoor Recreation and enter to win a one-day use of a 16-foot boat or one-day use of a moon bounce.

No purchase is necessary, but you must apply in person.

For more information, visit

Farmers Market

The Fort Meade Farmers Market is every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion through Sept. 27.

Admission and parking are free.

Special events for youths are the Enlisted Spouses’ Club’s Super Hero Facemask Craft event on Wednesday and the Medal of Honor Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program event on June 21.

Local vendors will sell produce, plants, soaps and treats.

Food truck specialties include Greek, Cajun, barbecue, seafood, pizza, funnel cakes and Italian ices.

For more information, visit

Spouse Orientation & Tour – Summer Series

Army Community Service is offering a Spouse Orientation & Tour – Summer Series for newly arrived military spouses on Friday, June 23, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center, 4998 2nd Corps Blvd.

Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are open all spouses new to the community.

Each session is free and features a 90-minute briefing and a 2.5-hour “windshield tour” of Fort Meade, including a stop at the Exchange.

Lunch is at your own expense.

Registration is required at

100th Anniversary Gala

Fort Meade’s 100th Anniversary Gala is June 17 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road.

Purchase tickets online at or at Club Meade.

Entertainment will feature the U.S. Army Field Band, USO Show Troupe and other live performances.

Club Meade will be decorated by military units and the Fort Meade Museum and will feature the history of the installation through unique décor and memorabilia.

Visit each room of the club to learn more about World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, cyber warfare and the war on terrorism.

Dinner includes a catered food buffet and a cash bar.

Attire is formal for military and semiformal for civilians.

Registration for child care, based on a first-come first served basis, will be accepted until June 12 by calling 301-677-1149.

Tickets to the gala cost $100 for general admission; $85 for DoD ID cardholders; and $45 for active-duty enlisted ranks, E1-E4.

The Demps Visitor Control Center will be open June 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. for non-DoD guests in need of access assistance.

For more information, call Club Meade at 301-677-6969 or visit

TSP presentation

A presentation on the Thrift Savings Plan for civilian employees will be held June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Post Theater.

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will give the free presentation, which is open to all DoD civilian employees.

The session will be held immediately after the Commander’s Call.

Non-garrison employees must register at

For more information, call 301-677-5590 or go to

Reunion for 2nd Infantry

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time.

This year, the association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division, which was formed in France during World War I.

The organization’s annual reunion will be held Sept. 13-17 in Arlington, Va.

For information about the association and its annual reunion, email secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at or call 224-225-1202, or visit

Now hiring: Commissary baggers

The Fort Meade Commissary is accepting applications for 15 bagger positions.

Positions are open to family members of active-duty service members between ages 15 and 19.

After applications are processed, interviews will be conducted June 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road.

Applicants must come in person and present a valid military dependent ID card and Social Security number.

For more information, call 301-677-5502.

Vehicle storage lot

A new storage lot is now available with 50 spaces for vehicles and trailers at the corner of Simonds Street and O’Brien Road.

Vehicles and trailers must be less than 21 feet. Only one vehicle or trailer per space.

For more information and pricing, call Outdoor Recreation at 301-677-3810.

Wing It Thursdays

The Brass Lounge at Club Meade offers wings for 50 cents every Thursday night from 4-8 p.m.

Dine-in only, no carryout.

For more information, call 301-677-6969.

Brass Lounge

The Brass Lounge is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Club Meade.

An assortment of beverages and appetizers are available.

Music and television entertainment will be provided.

The Brass Lounge is open to all ranks and services, military and civilians.

For more information, go to for more details.

Thrift Shop hours

The Post Thrift Shop, located at 392 Llewellyn Ave., is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Consignments are taken by appointment only.

For more information, call 410-672-3575.

Vehicle resale lot

Sell or buy all types of vehicles at the resale lot on Rock Avenue.

To place a vehicle on the lot, stop by Outdoor Recreation at 2300 Wilson St.

For more information, call 301-677-3810.

Freedom Inn open to post employees

The Freedom Inn Dining Facility, located at 8502 Simonds St., is open to all active-duty service members, military retirees, DoD civilian employees, contractors, and Department of the Army security guards and firefighters on Monday through Friday.

Active-duty service members on Basic Allowance for Subsistence are also authorized for meals on the weekend. Family members of military personnel may purchase meals on weekdays if accompanied by the service member.

All other categories of customers may purchase meals as the garrison commander deems appropriate. These categories include youth groups, MEPS candidates, civilian dignitaries, guests and other visitors.

Service members with a meal card will continue to have priority over cash-paying customers.

For more information, call 301-677-5503.

Open Mic Night

Show off your talents at Open Mic Night every Saturday from 6-11 p.m. at The Lounge at The Lanes.

Sing your favorite song or perform music, stand-up comedy, poetry or magic.

Youths under the age of 18 are permitted in The Lounge until 9 p.m. All youths must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

Walk-in attorney consultations

The Fort Meade Legal Assistance Division of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides walk-in attorney consultations on Tuesdays beginning at 8 a.m.

A follow-up appointment may be rescheduled for a different day for the client if the short walk-in consult time is insufficient to address all legal issues, which is likely for domestic relations matters.

If you are seeking a child support calculation, bring current pay statements for yourself and your spouse as well as monthly child care cost figures.

The consults will not be provided for wills or other estate planning documents.

The number of walk-in slots are limited.

To be scheduled for a walk-in consultation, visit the Legal Assistance Division, located at 4217 Morrison St., Suite 120, on Tuesdays at 8 a.m.

For more information, call the Legal Assistance Division at 301-677-9504 or 301-677-9536.

Child care providers needed

Family child care providers are needed.

Providers will receive training including: activity organization, USDA-approved meal planning, designing learning environments, child development and becoming infant/child/adult first aid & CPR certified.

For more information, call the Family Child Care office at 301-677-1160.

Geneology program

The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society is offering the program “Dig Up Your Ancestors Online: Search Strategies for and Google” on July 6 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Severna Park United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall), 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park.

The guest speaker is Eileen Souza, a professional genealogist who specializes in Maryland research.

Souza is president of the Carroll County Genealogical Society, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and other local business and genealogical societies.

The presentation will cover search strategies and tips that will make your searches more effective, providing more accurate results. It will also focus on specific techniques that will optimize your ancestry and Google searches.

Guests are welcome.

For more information, go to or call the Kuethe Library 410-760-9679 (from Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Field Sanitation Team training

The Environmental Health section of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia is enrolling students for the Field Sanitation Team certification course.

The course will be held June 19-23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 710.

The 40 hours of classroom instructions and hands-on practicum reinforce preventive medicine concepts that protect war fighters from disease and non-battle injuries (such as waterborne and foodborne illnesses, vector-borne diseases and toxic industrial materials).

Paragraph 1-7 of AR 40-5 directs appointment of two Field Sanitation Team members for all company-sized units.

To reserve a seat, email the Environmental Health office at

Workshops, briefings

Joint Services offers workshops and briefings by Army Community Service at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., and the Navy Fleet and Family Support Center at 2212 Chisholm Ave., unless otherwise noted.

The free classes are open to active-duty service members and family members, DoD civilian employees and retirees.

Registration is required for each class.


Navy Family Orientation: June 15, 5-7 p.m., FFSC


Budget for Baby: June 23, 11 a.m., FFSC
This class is for Marine Corps and Navy only.

Thrift Savings Plan: Tuesday, 9 a.m., ACS

Home Buying: June 20, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., ACS

Financial readiness: June 27, 8 a.m., ACS/online

TSP for Civilian Employees: June 28, 10 a.m., Post Theater


Social Media for Job Seekers: June 13, 9 a.m., ACS

Salary Negotiation: June 20, 9 a.m., ACS

To register, call FFSC at 301-677-9017 or ACS at 301-677-5590, or visit

Life Skills

Sponsorship Training: Today, 9 a.m., ACS and Wednesday, 2 p.m, FFSC

Spouse Orientation Program: Friday and June 23, 8:30 a.m., ACS

Parenting Class: Tuesday, 9 a.m., FFSC

Effective Communication: June 22, 9 a.m., FFSC

Social Media Class: June 23, 9 a.m., ACS

Newcomers Orientation: Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., ACS

To register, call FFSC at 301-677-9017 or ACS at 301-677-5590, or visit

Functional Academic Skills Training

The Fort Meade Army Education Center offers the Functional Academic Skills Training class for Soldiers seeking to improve their General Technical score.

Registration Memorandums are available now.

Class 19550 meets Monday to June 23

Class 19551 meets July 10-28

Class 19552 meets Aug. 7-25

Class 10553 meets Sept. 11-29

For more information, call the Army Education Center at 301-677-6421.


Temporary closure

The Severn Community Library will be closed June 9 and June 10 for minor improvements.

The library’s bookdrop will remain open during the closure.

Customers are encouraged to visit the nearby Odenton Regional Library at 1325 Annapolis Road or the Maryland City at Russett Community Library at 3501 Russett Common.

Materials may be returned to any Anne Arundel County Public Library branch or renewed online at

Even when the library is closed, customers can still check out eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines on the library’s website or through the mobile app.


Summer Reading Program

The Fort Meade Summer Reading Program will be held June 20 to Aug. 18 at the Medal of Honor Memorial Library, 4418 Llewellyn Ave.

The theme is “Reading by Design.”

The program is for youths in the Fort Meade community from preschool up to age 17.

Registration begins June 20. Families can register online at Click “Register an Individual or Family.”

Youths must read for 15 minutes per day for seven days to reach the first goal of 105 minutes, then 15 minutes per day for seven more days to reach the next goal of 210 minutes.

There are six goals. After the youth has logged in the minutes, a colorful badge will pop up once the participant has reached each goal.

Youths can then come to the library to receive their prize. The final day to turn in reading logs and to collect prizes is Aug. 18.

For more information, call 301-677-5522 or 301-677-4509, or visit

Missoula Children’s Theater

The Missoula Children’s Theater returns to Fort Meade July 17-22.

The performing arts residency program, hosted by SKIES Unlimited, provides children with the opportunity to audition, rehearse and perform on stage.

Camp is offered to children entering grades two through 12.

Cost is $100 per camper and includes a T-shirt. Registration is required at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Road.

For more information, call 301-677-1149.

SKIES Programs

SKIES is offering a variety of programs for youths:

Driver’s Education: July 10-21 from 3-6:15 p.m.

Registration is open from June 12 to July 3. Class is open to teens ages 15 and 9 months to 18 years old. Cost is $320.

Guitar lessons for ages 6-18 are held Wednesdays or Fridays from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $120 per month.

Piano lessons for ages 6-18 are held Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $100 per month.

Swim lessons will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 13 to July 11. Registration ends Wednesday.

Swim lessons will be held Saturdays from June 17 to Aug. 5. Registration ends Wednesday.

To determine swim level, schedule an appointment at Gaffney Fitness Center at 301-677-7916.

Baby Sitter’s Course will be offered June 15-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 the Family Child Care Conference Room, 1900 Reece Road.

The free class is open to ages 12 and older.

Parents may register for all SKIES classes at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Road, or online at

For more information, call SKIES at 301-677-1196 or 301-677-1801. For registration information, call 301-677-1156.

Youth Center events

Child and Youth Services is offering the following events at the Youth Center:

End of the Year Party: Today, 1 p.m.

The party will feature activities and entertainment including a DJ, game truck with video games and gaming systems, water slides and inflatable jousting, laser tag, food and beverages.

Bring friends.

The party is free for members and $2 for non-members.

Water Balloon War: June 19, 1 pm.

Bring a change of clothes.

Terrapin Adventures: June 20, 1 p.m.

Participants will partake in challenging activities including zip-lining, hiking and rock climbing

Survival Skills: June 21, 1 p.m.

Youths will learn survival skills including how to find food, shelter and water in the wilderness; how to read a compass; and basic first aid.

Swimming at Ellen Splash Park: June 22 at noon

Ice Cream Social: June 22, 1 p.m.

Participants will create their own ice cream sundaes.

Adventure Park U.S.A.: June 27, noon

Activities include mini-golf, wall-climbing, go-karts, bumper cars and other rides.

For more information, call 301-677-1437.

Romp ‘n Stomp

Romp ‘n Stomp playgroup for children ages 5 and younger and their parents meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Youth Center gym at 909 Ernie Pyle St.

For more information, call 301-677-4118.

A-Z playgroup

Children ages 4 and younger are invited to the weekly playgroup A-Z Come Play With Me that is held every Monday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Family Advocacy Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.

Interactive activities are designed to assist parents in learning developmentally appropriate play techniques to help children improve their social, cognitive and motor skills.

Space is limited. Registration is required for each session.

For more information, call 301-677-7823.


The Columbia Festival of the Arts’ free opening weekend is June 16-18 at the Columbia Lakefront.

The 30th annual event features live music, an invitational arts and crafts show, children’s activities and strolling performers.

The event will include a food festival and beer garden.

For tickets or schedule, visit or call 410-715-3044.

Beach Weekend, sponsored by Better Opportunities for Single Service Members, is June 23-25.

The event is open to all single service members. Only 30 spaces are available.

Cost is $180 and includes bus transportation and lodging for three days and two nights.

Payment plans are available.

For more information, call 301-677-6868 or see your unit BOSS representative, or visit

Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” through June 11. Upcoming shows are “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Dreamgirls” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” Discounted tickets are available at Leisure Travel Services. For more information, call LTS at 301-677-7354 or Toby’s at 410-730-8311.

Leisure Travel Services offers its next bus trip to New York City on June 24 at 7 a.m. Cost is $65. Discounted tickets to attractions will be provided. For more information, call 301-677-7354.


Fort Meade E9 Association meets the second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. in the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The next meeting is Friday.

The association is open to active, retired, Reserve and National Guard E9s of any uniformed service. All E9s in this area are invited to attend a breakfast and meet the membership.

For more information, go to

Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet Reserve Association meets the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 160, 2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. The next meeting is Saturday.

Active-duty, Reserve and retired members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are invited.

For more information, call 443-604-2474 or 410-768-6288.

Single Parent Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at School Age Services, 1900 Reece Road. Children welcome. The next meeting is Monday. For more information, call 301-677-7823.

Marriage Enrichment Group, sponsored by Army Community Service, meets the second and fourth Monday of every month from 3-4 p.m. at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave. The next meeting is Monday.

For more information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica Hobgood at 301-677-5590.

Glen Burnie NARFE Chapter 1519 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees is Tuesday.

Federal employees and retirees who are members of NARFE are welcome. For more information, call Barbara Jacobs at 410-969-5980.

Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on the third Thursday of every month from 1-2 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the America Building, River Conference Room, third floor.

The next meeting is June 15.

Spouses/partners are invited. Military ID is required for base access. Men without a military ID should call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least four business days prior to the event for base access.

For more information, call retired Col. Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or email

Enlisted Spouses’ Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Place Community Center, 4998 Second Corps Blvd. Location and time subject to change.

The next meeting is June 15 at 6:30 p.m. For child care during ESC functions, email

For information, call 301-908-3773.

Moms of Multiples Group meets every first and third Thursday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. The next meeting is June 15.

Group topics include sharing, sibling integration, time management, schedules and positive discipline.

For more information, call 301-677-4118.

Glen Burnie Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Glen Burnie North County Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. The next meeting is June 15.

For more information, go to or call 443-883-1429.

Families Dealing with Deployment meets the first and third Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. Children welcome.

The next meeting is June 19.

The group is for families experiencing an upcoming or current deployment, or the service members who have recently returned from deployment.

For more information, call 301-677-7823.

Daddy & Me interactive playgroup for fathers with children ages 2-4 meets the first and third Monday of every month from 5-6 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.

The next meeting is June 19. Space is limited. Registration is required for each session. For more information, call 301-677-4118.

Society of Military Widows meets for brunch the third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Club Meade. The next meeting is June 20. For more information, call Betty Jones, 410-992-1123.

The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Fort Meade chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Odenton Volunteer Firehouse Training room, 1425 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The next meeting is June 20.

For more information, visit or call Grant Goods, the local chapter president, at 443-742-4318 or Otis Whitaker Sr., chapter secretary, at 443-306-1104.

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 254 meets the third Wednesday of every month from 3-4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Airman Leadership School, 8470 Zimborski Ave. The next meeting is June 21. For more information, call 831-521-9251 or go to

Military District of Washington Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is June 21. For more information, email Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Barfield, club vice president, at

Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Religious Support Office, is held the first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at Club Meade.

The next prayer breakfast is July 6.

There is no cost for the buffet. Donations are optional. Menu features eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, grits, Danish pastries and fruit.

All Fort Meade employees, civilian and military personnel, and family members are invited.

For more information, call 301-677-6703.

Sip and Share, hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program, meets the first Thursday of every month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Meade USO, 8612 6th Armored Cavalry Road.

The next get-together is July 6. Share stories to inform each other about resources available in the local community.

For more information or to register, call 301-677-4779.

Fort Meade First Class Petty Officer Association meets the first Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. at The Lanes. The next meeting is July 6.

For more information, call PO1 Jennifer Wonch at 410-854-2763.

Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton, in the banquet hall in back of the building.

The next meeting is July 6. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

For more information, call Charisma Wooten at 240-568-6055.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Anne Arundel County offers a free support group for families with a loved one suffering from mental illness on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Odenton Library, 1325 Annapolis Road. The next meeting is July 6.

For more information, visit

Couples Communication meets 2:30-3:30 p.m. every Monday at the Family Advocacy Program Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.

The session is aimed at helping couples develop tools to enhance their relationship, gain problem-solving strategies, and create a long-lasting relationship. For more information, call 301-677-4118.

Cub Scout Pack 377 invites boys in first through fifth grades, or ages 7 to 10, to attend its weekly Monday meetings at 6 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.

For more information, email

Boy Scout Troop 377 meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center on Rockenbach Road. For more information, refer to the troop’s Facebook page or call 443-542-0545.

Catholic Women of the Chapel meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for fellowship, prayer and Bible study in the Main Post Chapel, 4419 Llewellyn Ave.

For more information, email

Women’s Empowerment Group meets Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. to provide a safe, confidential arena for the support, education and empowerment of women who have experienced past or present family violence.

Location is only disclosed to participants. To register, call Samantha Herring, victim advocate, at 301-677-4124 or Katherine Lamourt, victim advocate, at 301-677-4117.

Parenting With A Purpose, for parents of children of all ages, meets 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Family Advocacy Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.

To register, call 301-677-4118 or email

Protestant Women of the Chapel invites the community to join in fellowship while learning together through interactive Bible study. The PWOC meets 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Argonne Hills Chapel Center. For more information, call 301-677-6703.

Moms Walking Group, sponsored by Parent Support, meets Thursdays from 8:30-9:15 a.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. To register, call 301-677-3617.

Project Healing Waters meets Thursdays at the Rascon Building, 2481 Llewellyn Ave.

The project is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of wounded warriors and veterans through fly fishing, fly tying and outings.

For more information, call Larry Vawter, program leader, at 443-535-5074 or email

American Legion Post 276 is open to veterans and active-duty service members at 8068 Quarterfield Road in Severn. Breakfast may be purchased beginning at 9 a.m. Lunches may be purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Happy Hour is 4-6 p.m. Dinner may be purchased at 6 p.m. on Fridays and the fourth Sunday of every month.

Membership discounts are offered for active-duty military. For more information, call 410-969-8028 or visit

Odenton Masonic Center, located at 1206 Stehlik Drive, invites the community, local military, fire/emergency services and local businesses to enjoy its breakfast and specialty dinners.

The center offers an “all-you-can-eat” breakfast every second Sunday from 7-11 a.m.

Specialty dinners are held the third Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Menus can be found at

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