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Maryland Blue Changes Command

By Lt. Lily Hinz, Commander, Submarine Group Ten Public Affairs

KINGS BAY, Ga.  -- The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) (Blue) held a change of command at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay chapel, June 30.

Cmdr. Patterson Geoff Patterson was relieved by Cmdr. Jesse Pruett as commanding officer of Maryland (Blue).  Patterson, a native of Chicago, Illinois said, “Today, these men, this family, have nearly eliminated destructive behaviors. They support each other and persevere through the tough times.”

Patterson spoke of the adversity that comes with extended time in the shipyard with 60-80 work weeks, and how he challenged his crew to become a family. “In the last two cycles, 50 Sailoes advanced. They did it together, as a team, as a family,” Patterson said.  

Capt. T.R. Buchanan, Commodore, Submarine Squadron 20, served as the guest speaker for the event.  “We knew it was going to be a challenging year for this crew, but Maryland has delivered.  Delivered on the promise of getting back on the strategic watch bill on a timeline that was set notionally 18 months ago,” said Buchanan. “On top of getting back on the watch bill, this crew has the highest advancement rate amongst all SSGNs / SSBNs in the force - 38 crews in all.”

 “Geoff’s performance in command has been instrumental to setting Maryland on the right path and sets the table perfectly for Commander Pruett to take the reins and further their success,” Buchanan said.

Pruett, a Sardis, Tennessee, native, was last stationed at Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team.  His most recent operational assignment was as executive officer aboard USS Newport News (SSN 750).

During his remarks, Pruett expressed his enthusiasm to work with Maryland’s Sailors. “I am honored and humbled to become your commanding officer. A ship is nothing without her crew, you, the lifeblood of the ship and the foundation of our success,” said Pruett. “In the years and months to come, as we carry out our nation’s most important mission, we will continue to excel by doing our jobs with honor, integrity and trust in one another.”

For his next tour, Patterson will report to Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory as for an applied physics fellowship.

Maryland is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named for the State of Maryland and the 13th of 18 Ohio-class submarines. USS Tennessee was commissioned June 13, 1992.

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KINGS BAY, Ga. (June 30, 2017) Cmdr. Geoffry W. Patterson, right, commanding officer of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) (Blue), is relieved of command by Cmdr. Jesse C. Pruett, left, during a change of command ceremony at the chapel on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Maryland, homeported in Kings Bay, is the 13th ship in the Ohio class and the 4th commissioned U.S. Navy ship to be named in honor of the state. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)


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Summer Enrichment Camp
June 22th – July 3rd from 8:30 am- 5:30pm

Could your teenage daughter benefit from engaging summer enrichment programs while having a lot of fun?

My Girlfriend's House is keeping students engaged even while school is out! We are the only summer camp for girls who are between the ages of 12-17 in the area. Designed exclusively for girls between the ages of 12-16,  the Summer Enrichment Camps enhance academic, leadership, communication and other essential skills for achievement and success in the 21st century.  Camp is a place of non-stop activity, where students experience a shift in learning through online academic enrichment classes, fashion industry tips, cosmetic chemistry, personal growth and character building exercises.

The Summer Enrichment Camp offers three sessions that cater to a wide array of interests. We're sure that there’s a camp for you!

Camp Divalicious Girls
June 22th – July 3rd from 8:30 am- 5:30pm

Camp Divalicious Girls is Maryland’s premier summer fashion camp for girls ages 12-17 who want to gain insight into the world of fashion. From the aspiring designer to the ambitious merchandiser, our camp is the perfect fit for anyone with an interest in knowing what makes fashion one of the most prominent areas of design. You will get the opportunity to become a personal stylist, learn the ins and outs of fashion design, compete with other girls in fashion challenges, and hold your own fashion show! Come join us this summer and become a true diva! Require $50 activity kit fee

Tech Gurlz STEM Camp
July 6th - July 17th from8:30 am- 5:30pm

What girl doesn't love makeup? The Tech Gurlz STEM Camp will give you the chance to make your own lip gloss, body wash, and nail polish, all while learning the science behind how these products are made. If you are interested in science or just love cosmetic products, then this camp is for you! Require $50 activity kit fee

Girls Rock Leadership Camp
July 20th – July 31st from 8:30 am- 5:30pm

We want you to be this generations next Oprah or Michelle Obama! This camp will get you ready to rule the world by teaching you the skills that will allow you to achieve your dreams. At the Girls Rock Leadership Camp you will meet politicians, tour the nation’s capital, learn communication skills, and build confidence. Come join us this summer and show the world that girls rock!

Imagine the experience of success and growing confidence every step of the way. That’s our Enrichment Super Camp! Enroll now!

Hysteria Brewing joins Howard County craft explosion
July 1, 2017

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With an eye on community, Hysteria offers an open space for all
COLUMBIA, Md.– Hysteria Brewing opens July 1st with the vision to become a community hotspot and craft beer destination. Construction is nearly complete and Hysteria is excited to become Columbia’s second production brewery and taproom, joining nearby Black Flag Brewing on Howard County’s growing Brew Trail.

Inspired by cafe culture and traditional British public houses, Hysteria aims to be a focal point for the community. With an expansive customer-curated library and vinyl collection, and regular, engaging events like yoga, pop-up shops, game nights, book shares, and an outdoor summer movie series, Hysteria is excited to be a dynamic and welcoming gathering place for all.

Hysteria is debuting with a vast range of styles, and has long-term plans to cultivate one of the largest barrel and sour programs in the state. They will explore new takes on IPA and other classic American and European beers.

“We want our taproom and beers to offer something different from what people have experienced so far,” says founder Rich Gue. “We’re not afraid to break boundaries.” Hysteria also cold brews a house blend of coffee in collaboration with area roaster Orinoco Coffee and has plans to brew craft soda for non-beer drinkers and designated drivers alike.

Hysteria Brewing Company is located at 9570 Berger Road. Hysteria is neighbor to Lost Ark Distilling and the Vaper’s Knoll. Visit for more information.

Shady Side’s Captain Avery Museum invites children of all ages to spend an afternoon at the museum’s breezy waterfront location
SUNDAE SUNDAY, July 10, 2016 @ 1-4 pm

Play lawn games, create art in the garden, or just relax. Sweeten the afternoon with an ice cream sundae. Admission is free. Sundaes $2.50 small, $5 large. Art canvasses available for $5 each; brushes and paints supplied.
Patagonia Winds returns to the Lyceum in Alexandria
 July 23, 2017 @ 3pm

The Lyceum Alexandria, VA FREE admission

Our "Quintet: Reimagined" program brings an assortment of music you might not have imagined hearing a wind quintet play. From Bach and Beethoven to Wagner, Stravinsky and Joplin, this program offers new possibilities for tone color and expression.

Please join us!

WMPA Summer Chamber Music Series website

Patagonia Winds
Melissa Lindon, flute 
Emily Tsai, oboe
Emily Robinson, clarinet
Jay Chadwick, horn
Tia Wortham, bassoon

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Positive Charge Concert Poolparty !!
JULY 29, 2017 @ 5-7:30

Roger Carter Community Center GET YOUR TICKETS NOW  and Stay POSITIVELY CHARGED!!!

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ON JULY 29TH 2017, 5-7:30pm we will be hosting our first Pool Party Concert in Howard County MD.

At Roger Carter Commmunity Center 3000 Milltowne Dr Ellicott City, md 21043

Tickets are $10 & get tickets directly from us dial 443 692 7327 or 443 616 5482

We will be raising funds for The Positive Charge Youth Program. Ten percent of all ticket and product sales will be going towards The program to cover annual event costs, equipment, and registration costs for Baltimore City Youth.

Open to all ages The Goal of this PoolParty is to expose Baltimore CityYouth & Families to new activities /venues that set the example of a safe environment to be apart of & interact in.

There will be 10 Vendors and many Live performances. - Vendor fee $25 If You would like to become a vendor you can email us at
or call 443 692 7327 or 443 616 5482

This event will also serve as a networking event, as we will have multiple album releases, vegan sponsorship from The Black Vegetarian Society, production team collaborations, and many new products for sale, including state and local resources and services.

Make sure you get your tickets. There will be a limited number of tickets at the door, so get yours before they're gone! See you there!


* Swimming/ (indoor/outdoor)

* Face Painting

* Live Performances & Open Mic Activities

* Exercise Room Access

* Rock Climbing

* Basketball

* Kickball/ Dodgeball

There will also be complimentary vegan catering and opportunities to win prizes.

Thank you all for your attention to our cause and the youth of Baltimore City will deeply appreciate your support!

From, The Positive Charge Team

Sponsers Include Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland & #TheIAMCCreating A Profound Sense of Community Chef Von's Kitchen #GupNationYouthBoxingProgram w Shawn Elie Robinson          
Lansdowne Shooting Stars
#RedArt #IndiglowHolistics #PositiveCharge OFF the TAPE ENT. Nuclear Garden #9Ether #Capsoc

JULY 31, 4-7 pm (raindate August 7)

Enjoy a special evening of Pickin’ by the Bay at Shady Side’s Captain Avery Museum. Bring your own acoustic strings and pick (or sing) along with Baltimore-based band Mixed Business, then settle in for the band’s live performance. Bring your own chairs/blankets/shade items.  Admission: $5. Under 12 free. Deale’s Happy Harbor restaurant will have food for sale. Beverages also for sale onsite. No outside food or beverages.
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