Charles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inter-Group Relations will meet 6:30 p.m. May 26 at College of Southern Maryland, Room B-124, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Community members are invited to attend, listen, discuss and suggest issues relevant to diversity in Charles County. Call 301-259-2762.
Hospice House will hold a Celebrate Life fundraiser 7-9 p.m. May 20 at Port Tobacco Marina, 7610 Shirley Blvd., Port Tobacco. Crabby Dick’s will donate 10 percent of the food proceeds to hospice. Admission is $10. Call 301-751-9601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pomonkey High School Alumni Association will hold a fundraiser 4-8 p.m. May 19 at Five Guys, 230 Rosewick Road, La Plata. A percentage of sales will go toward the association’s Relay for Life teams. Call 301-743-5378.
Waldorf Kiwanis will hold its breakfast meeting 7:30-8:30 a.m. May 19 in the Waldorf Comfort Suites’ conference room, 11765 Business Park Drive, U.S. 301 and Acton Lane, Waldorf. Chaplain John Lewis will discuss Point of Change jail ministries. The $5 meeting fee includes breakfast. The public is invited to attend. Call 301-372-8766.
Charles County Cooperative Ministry on Aging will hold a fundraiser 4-11 p.m. May 19 at Applebee’s, 10 Shining Willow Way, La Plata. Call 301-392-6325 for the necessary flier.
Southern Maryland Newspapers reports:
The Charles County commissioners’ decision late last week to dismantle the county economic development department left many business leaders searching for reasons for the move and how the county plans to grow the private sector.
“If I’m an outside businessperson looking in and I see that this county just got rid of their …