Dr. Leeser will hit rappelling rope for a cause [Clarksville]

One of the great things about living in Clarksville is all the amazing and wonderful residents of all ages we meet from time to time.

Meet David Leeser, MD, chief of kidney and pancreas, University of Maryland. Dr. Leeser has performed more than 600 kidney transplants and donor nephrectomies to treat patients with end stage renal failure. Currently this is the best method for renal replacement, but there are over 1,100 Marylanders on the list waiting for transplant.

Dr. Leeser wanted to do more. He will host the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) fifth annual Rappel for Kidney Health signature event on June 6 and 7. David will be "going over the edge" as a participant. Prior to Rappelling for KIdney Health in 2013, David had not rappelled since his days of training in the U.S.Army.

David is counting on you to support his rappel fundraising and hoping others will sign up to participate in Rappel for Kidney Health, learn more about kidney disease and transplants and get involved with NKF-MD.

There is a link to his fundraising page. Go to http://www.kidneymd.kintera.org/rappel2014/DavidLeeser.

Big things are happening at Clarksville Square shopping center on Route 108.

Thursdays at the Corner will resume each third Thursday of the month during the warm weather season beginning on May 15, 6-9 p.m. There are samples, prizes, entertainment and special sales.

On May 18, Bark is sponsoring Adopt XL at noon. You may find the perfect pet for your family.

Momentum is building toward the 10th anniversary of Great Sage June 22. May features include a Mother's Day brunch, Wine and Cheese Social on May 19 and a Blue Moon Brunch on Tuesday, May 27. That's right. The brunch is on Tuesday. You could go out for brunch on a Tuesday once in a Blue Moon, couldn't you?

While you're at the square, check out all the shops to see what's new.

Best wishes for a Sweet Sixteen happy birthday are being sent to Shelby Scott. Shelby's big day is coming up on May 21. Have a great day and a wonderful year. May your talents continue to bring joy to you and others.

Dayton Oaks families and surrounding neighbors have a CSA opportunity. A CSA is a Community Supported Agriculture program and this one is as local as you can get.

The locally grown produce comes from Glenelg where the Triadelphia Lake View Tree Farm has been growing good things for over 100 years.

Participants purchase a share of produce fresh from the farm for 20 weeks. A donation is made back to Dayton Oaks Elementary School from your purchase. To learn more, go to http://www.tlvtreefarm.com. You could also email them at tlvtreefarm@yahoo.com or give them a call at 410-489-4460.

Applications are available for children without disabilities to participate in the Dayton Oaks Regional Early Childhood Center in the toddler and preschool program. Children participating must have been born between Sept. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2011. See Patti waldman in the school office for an application packet. All applications must be returned by May 23. Space for children without disabilities is limited. Children must participate in a playgroup to be held at DOES May 28 at 9:15 a.m. A lottery is conducted if needed.

For more information, you may also call 410-313-1581.

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