Congratulations are in order for Cpl Kenneth Hibbert, Prince George’s County Police Department District VI, who was recently honored with the “Top Cops Award” by the National Association of Police Organizations. Hibbert was recognized for his “outstanding achievement in law enforcement.” He has been with the department for 11 years and for nine of those years, has served as our Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) representative.
Hibbert coordinates the District VI Explorers Program and Junior Investigators Program, mentors teens and organizes summer camps for youth. Many of our South Laurel/Montpelier residents know Hibbert for his involvement in local activities and for the informative Coffee for Seniors monthly programs at the Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Kudos to him for his well deserved award and his many services to our community!
The Maryland primary election is taking place on June 26. Early voting is available in Maryland from Thursday, June 14 through Thursday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at designated early voting centers. An early voting center convenient to us is the Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Residents who wish to change their party affiliation may do so by using the Maryland Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submitting a written request. More information about the process is available at http://elections.maryland.gov. The deadline for filing this request is June 5.
To celebrate International Day, Our Savior Lutheran Church is hosting an International Celebration and Variety Show on Sunday, June 3, starting at 12:30 p.m. The event is free, but participants are asked to bring their favorite international dish, with the name of the dish and the ingredients listed. The potluck festivities will be followed by the church’s Youth Variety Show.
The Laurel Senior Friendship Club is having a Fall Craft Show on Saturday, Oct.13,, and they are looking for potential vendors. If you would like to display your craft work, please contact Pat Harding at 301-490-8641 or Barbara Dorney at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a vendor application.
The Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center has a variety of activities listed in its new Summer Catalog. It includes a bingo lunch cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore with food and a variety of games such as bingo, deck games and other board games. Fee for the event is $75 for residents and $97 for non-residents. Go to the center schedule of events at pgparks.com or sign up at the center’s front desk. Registration deadline is June 12.
The Senior Center is also offering a series of free “Tech Talks” on Fridays in June and July from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm on such topics as using smart devices, digital cameras and social network sites.