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Port Tobacco Market Day

8th Annual Market Day

The eighth annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco).  This event will showcase some of Southern Maryland’s local artists and vendors, as well as tours.  View Flier (PDF)

Special Olympics Spring Games

Special Olympics Spring Games

Volunteers are needed for the 2017 Charles County Special Olympics Spring Games being held on Saturday, May 6 at Henry E. Lackey High School (3000 Chicamuxen Rd, Indian Head) from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Score keepers, athlete escorts, and general volunteers are needed to assist with Bocce, Swimming, and Track and Field events.  (Read News Release)

Charles County Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Draft Plan

Charles County Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism has released the Charles County Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan (LPPRP) draft plan for online viewing.  Read full news release.

> View PDF of Draft Plan

Family Law Seminar

Family Law Seminars

Mark your calendar for the Charles County Circuit Court’s Family Law for the People three-hour seminar (free) on Wednesday, May 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charles County Public Library Waldorf West Branch (10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf). Participants will learn about common family law issues and court procedures. DetailsOpen to the public. 

IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair

IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair

Charles County Economic Development, in partnership with College of Southern Maryland’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute, is hosting the IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair on Friday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CSM La Plata Campus (8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata). Sponsorship packages are available. The event is free, but please register (online registration).

Details: Michelle DeSoto, 301-885-1340, email

Historic Preservation Awards

Historic Preservation Awards Event

The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission will hold the Annual Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thurday, May 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Smallwood State Park, Indian Head, MD (map). Event includes a special tour of the historic area to include Smallwood’s Retreat, John Grinder House, and Jenkins Tobacco Barn. Reception to follow ceremony.

Watershed Conservation District FAQs

Watershed Conservation District FAQs

Do you have questions about the Watershed Conservation District rezoning? For information and frequently asked questions, please click here.

TCAS Newsletter

Animal Shelter News

Learn more about events, adoption specials, and more. Read our latest newsletter. Don't forget to visit the Tri-County Animal Shelter web page to check out the animals available for adoption, learn more about the center, or watch the live Cat Cam

The Monthly Report

The latest Monthly Report is available ONLINE each month. The report focuses on Charles County Government department performance and achievements. Read the Monthly Report to see how Charles County Government is working for you. 

Drug Take Back Service

Drug Take Back Service

The Drug Take Back service provides the Charles County community with a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of all medications. View the brochure for additional information, as well as a list of participating locations.

A Look Back

A Look Back

“A Look Back With Commissioner President Murphy: The Board’s' First Two Years in Office,” highlights The Charles County Board of Commissioners’ accomplishments over the past two calendar years since they have taken office.  The video is available for online viewing at: www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/ALookBack.

Economic Data

Economic Data

Learn more about Charles County and our economic statistics, such as population, employment, industries, and more. View Data (pdf)

Charles County Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions

The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents to fill vacancies on various boards, committees, and commissions. Learn more by reading the web page with a list of vacancies.

Port Tobacco Market Day
Special Olympics Spring Games
Charles County Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Draft Plan
Family Law Seminar
IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair
Historic Preservation Awards
Watershed Conservation District FAQs
TCAS Newsletter
Drug Take Back Service
A Look Back
Economic Data
Charles County Boards and Commissions

Get Connected!

Learn more ways to “Get Connected” to Charles County Government at CharlesCountyGovernmentMD.gov/GetConnected

Photo of the Week!

For a chance to feature your photo, please e-mail: MediaPromotions@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Please review the rules and guidelines prior to submitting your photo. 


St. Ignatius Chapel Point

St. Ignatius Chapel Point
Photo of the Week: April 24-30, 2017
Submitted By: Kathy Noel

This is not a contest. Photos are randomly selected, and must be high resolution. Include the title of your photograph, as well as your first and last name.