For the fourth year in a row, Central Middle School, 221 Central Ave. East in Edgewater, will hold its one and only fundraiser, a race/walk around the combined campus of Central Middle and South River High.
Several things make the Cobra Color Rush unique: Participants can run, jog, walk, or choose whatever pace they like; the race is not timed; there are no prizes handed out, just the fun of joining an activity that benefits the school; and the participants are pelted with colorful powders like dry rainbows.
A few brave teachers volunteer to sit and be pelted after the race. At the end, whatever color powder is left over is showered on anyone who wants to be "colorized" in one big color explosion (no fear — it washes off easily).
The race starts at 9 a.m. and finishes about an hour later. This year, for the first time, there will be a family fun festival after the race, with food and drink, a DJ, games, crafts and activities for the whole family, raffle baskets, and over 30 vendors who turn up to support the school.
There will also be T-shirts for the race participants. The T-shirt design, featuring the school's cobra mascot, was created during a school competition. The winning design was created by student Joseph "JoJo" Schweitzer.
Help put an end to unwanted puppies and kittens with the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook's "No More Mother's Day."
Thanks to funding from PetSmart Charities, the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook in Davidsonville will provide spay surgeries for cats, dogs and bunnies for $20 off their regular price. Available only at the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook through May 31, cat spays will be $35, dogs up to 50 pounds are $65, dogs 51-100 pounds are $105, and dogs over 101 pounds are $180.
As always, their feral and community cat special is available (spay/neuter, rabies and ear tip) for $40.
From 9 a.m. to noon May 12, the middle and high school youth of Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a car wash in the church parking lot at 38 W. Central Ave.
The car wash is free, but participants are encouraged to make a free-will donation. The proceeds will be used to help 20 middle and high school youth and their adult coaches attend a one-week work camp in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
At the work camp, youth from around the country meet to build handicapped ramps, paint, and make minor home repairs for seniors in need of assistance. For more information, email email@example.com or call the office at 443-837-6436.
St. James Church
In support of the South County Assistance Network, St. James Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian, is throwing a paper shredding party and food drive from 10 a.m. to noon May 12.
Get rid of those old records, clean out your file cabinets or tidy up your office. Limit four boxes per person. Donations of boxed or canned goods to support SCAN or monetary donations for St. James' emergency assistance program will be greatly appreciated.
Also, the Women of St. James Parish will host their annual Spring Dinner and Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. May 19 at the church. The menu of locally sourced foods includes crab cakes, country and honey-baked ham. Pie slices will be offered for purchase.
Dinners for adults are $22 eat-in or carry-out; $11 for children 10 years and younger, and free for children younger than 2. Proceeds benefit the Women of St. James pledge to the parish, special events, receptions, and community outreach programs.
Visitors will also find antique cars, baked goods, plants for sale, crafts, attic treasures, a book stall and white elephant offerings.
Students and volunteers are invited to help professional archaeologists wash and label artifacts at the county laboratory at Historic London Town in Edgewater. The lab will be open every Thursday evening from 2 to 9 p.m. and on most Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Space is limited, so you must sign up in advance by emailing Zac Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lab activities are appropriate for students as young as 12. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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