he Southern Calvert County Consortium (SCCC) of schools is hosting the first Southern Calvert Family Resource Fair and Carnival. The event will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 5:30-8:15 p.m. at Patuxent High School.

The free event includes dinner, carnival games with prizes, a presentation by the Mad Scientist for kids, and a photo booth. Parents and guardians may choose from sessions ranging from “Parenting with PBIS” to “I Never Used to Like Math” to “Yoga Basics.” Free childcare for ages 5-11 is provided for parents attending sessions. Maryland Food Bank boxes will be available.

Families are asked to register online early before sessions fill: http://alturl.com/rkrba.

The keynote speaker is Rico Nelson, Tri-County Youth Drug and Crime Prevention Facilitator.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “Our schools are partnering with community organizations to connect families with resources and provide information through a festive event. The night is going to be fun for the entire family.”

The SCCC includes Patuxent High, Mill Creek Middle, Southern Middle, Dowell Elementary, and Patuxent Appeal Elementary Campus. Families from all Calvert County schools are invited to attend.

The schedule is:

  • 5:30-6:30 – Carnival in the Gym & Dinner in the Cafeteria for Students/Guardians
  • 6:30-8:10 – Carnival Prize Table & Mad Scientist for Students in Cafeteria
  • 6:30-6:50 – Key Note Speaker: Rico Nelson for Guardians in Auditorium
  • 7-7:30 – Session I for Guardians in Listed Rooms
  • 7:40-8:10 – Session II for Guardians in Listed Rooms
  • Childcare will be provided to children ages 5-11 from 6:30-8:10 p.m.

Community resources available will include Calvert Library, Southern Maryland Community Network, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, the Judy Center, Maryland Food Bank, Parks & Recreation, the College of Southern Maryland, Educational Systems Credit Union, Pathways, the Calvert County Health Department, Dominion, the Calvert County Medical Center, the Department of Social Services, the Maryland Coalition of Families, the Maryland Mediation Center of Calvert, the Calvert Coalition of Families, Calvert Collaborative for Children & Youth, Adult Education Program of the College of Southern Maryland, Community Life Center of Southern Calvert County, Calvert Hospice , HIPPY/Healthy Families of Calvert County, Headstart of Calvert County Public Schools, and Patuxent Habitat for Humanity.

Sponsors include Dominion, Calvert County Health Department Prevention Services, Tidewater Dental, Bunky’s Charter Boats, 5 Guys, Sweet Frog, Ledos Pizza, Dickenson Jewelers, Wawa, Maertens Fine Jewelry and Gifts, Avalon Nails, Great Clips, EZ Thai, Inner Equinox, Celebrity Nails and Spa, Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant, Ruddy Duck, The Pier, Stoney’s King Fishers, Advanced Auto Parts, Giant, and IHOP.