September 25, 2023

Navy, Army, Corps All Without Chiefs

Chief

With the retirement of ADM Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations, the US Navy becomes the third services branch — along with the Marine Corps and Army — to be operating without a Senate-confirmed chief.

Public Art Ideas Sought for LP Park

Public Art

Be part of crafting a vision for public art at Lexington Manor Passive Park. Stop by the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions interpretive center from 6 to 7:30pm Wednesday, July 19, 2023, to hear updates regarding the park’s master plan and to share your ideas.

Nature Programs in Lex Park, Other Locations

Nature

All ages are invited to enjoy new outdoor activities while visiting the US Colored Troops Interpretive Center in Lexington Park, St. Clement’s Island in Colton’s Point, and Piney Point Lighthouse in Piney Point on the second Saturday of the month throughout the year.

Join Habitat for Humanity Warrior 5K Run/Walk

The Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is seeking participants for its Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk on June 10, 2023, at Lexington Manor Passive Park. There’s still time to register.

NAS Pax, Sierra Club Sustainability Award Winners

NAS Patuxent River’s Public Works Environmental Division and the Southern Maryland Sierra Club are the winners of the annual St. Mary’s County Sustainability Awards.

Meet Sunny Squirrel at Cherry Blossom Fest

Sunny Squirrel

Don’t miss your next chance to meet Sunny Squirrel at the Cherry Blossom Festival from noon to 4pm March 18 at Lexington Manor Passive Park in Lexington Park.

Mark Your Calendar: Cherry Blossom Fest March 18

Cherry Blossoms

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from noon to 4pm March 18, 2023, at Lexington Manor Passive Park in Lexington Park.

Black History Month Exhibits in Lex Park

History

The public is encouraged to visit the US Colored Troops Interpretive Center in Lexington Park, MD, to explore the contributions of African-Americans in St. Mary’s County in honor of Black History Month.

Event in Lex Park to Celebrate Expecting Parents

Balloon

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership will host a Community Baby Shower from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Lexington Manor Passive Park in Lexington Park.

ONR Touts ‘Historic’ 1st Test of Laser Defense System

Laser

The US Navy has conducted a test of a new Layered Laser Defense system, which the Office of Naval Research is calling “historic.” The all-electric, high-energy laser weapon built by Lockheed Martin was used to defeat a target representing a subsonic cruise missile in flight.