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Free HIV Testing In PG County

Free HIV Testing In PG County

In honor of National HIV Testing Day free HIV testing will be offered at the Clinton Walgreens in Prince George's County on June 27-29 between the hours of 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Prince Georges County Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration (IDEHA) have partnered with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens to offer free screenings.

“The HIV/AIDS rates in Prince George’s County are too high and it is the goal of my administration to utilize all resources available to make these rates as well as rates of other sexually transmitted diseases decrease,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.

According to the CDC, the number of Marylanders diagnosed and living with HIV at the end of 2010 was 30,132. Maryland ranked 2nd among U.S. states and territories in the rate of AIDS diagnoses during 2010.

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

County Sponsors Free Document Shredding Event

County Sponsors Free Document Shredding Event

 

Prince George’s County citizens and residents are invited to participate in a free Document Shredding Event on Saturday, June 16.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Gwynn Park High School located at 13800 Brandywine Road in Brandywine.

Residents may bring up to five tall kitchen bags or five archive boxes filled with documents to be shredded by mobile trucks from Eco-Shred, LLC and then recycled.

For more information on the Document Shredding Event or other recycling initiatives, call DER’s Recycling Section at (301) 883-5045.

Barbie Is Back!

Barbie Is Back!

Check out this event coming to L2 Lounge in Georgetown.

Wine & Food Festival Goes Local

Wine & Food Festival Goes Local

 

The Maryland Wineries Association is hosting a farmer’s market style event, Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL in North Beach, Md., on Saturday July 16th.

The event will feature agricultural products, over 400 local wines, seasonal ingredients, local farmers, and regional chefs.

“This beach side town is only 20 miles from Annapolis, and the perfect back drop for this event,” said Jade Ostner, event coordinator at the Maryland Wineries Association. 

The event is FREE, and attendees can shop the market and enjoy live music all day long.

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ at National Harbor

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ at National Harbor

Enjoy an All-You-Can-Taste experience at the Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival coming to National Harbor on June 15th and 16th.

There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap to try while listening to live music and eating BBQ galore from pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixin’ you could imagine.

The festival promises to "keep the portions heavy, and the prices low."

Tickets are selling fast. Get them HERE!